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Holiday Spanish for Beginners

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Start date: 7th Feb 2022

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: £76

Day: Monday

Duration: 8 weeks

Tutor: Itziar Villameriel

Course code: SP22118

This course is for: This course is for learners who want to enjoy their holiday experience fully by using phrases in Spanish. During this course, a range of activities will be used to introduce basic language skills. Learners will learn phrases to introduce themselves, use public transport, move around the city, book a room, order at a restaurant and go shopping.

Benefits

Learners will participate in class activities using reading, listening, writing and more importantly speaking skills.  This short course will help learners gain confidence in Spanish and prepare them to go to the Spanish.

Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge of the target language is required, just the willingness to learn (and probably make plenty of mistakes along the way!)

The next step

Continuation to a beginners language class.

Course content

Topic 1: Introducing yourself

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate effectively with a foreign colleague, friend or host. Topics covered will include the definition of roles and relationships, personal details, hobbies and personal interests. Learners will be introduced to vocabulary and phrases to aid conversation in the foreign language.

Topic 2: Using public transport

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to arrange and undertake travel confidently. Topics covered are buying tickets, checking times of departure or arrival, seat reservations, check-in procedures and other typical situations related to travel.  Learners will study numbers, the 24 hour clock, days of the week and other relevant vocabulary and useful phrases.

Topic 3: Around the city

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate and request information when sight-seeing. The topics covered include vocabulary and useful phrases to visit public places and how to get by in a city of the foreign country.

Topic 4: Booking a room

This theme will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to organise accommodation in a foreign country. The topics covered include enquiring about accommodation, changes, dates, facilities and completion of forms, dealing with problems, involving accommodation and relevant vocabulary

Topic 5: Ordering in a restaurant

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some situations that may arise when eating out in a foreign country. The topics covered will ensure that learners are able to book a table, order food from a menu, express preferences and ask for the bill.

Topic 6: Shopping

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some aspects of going shopping in a foreign country. This includes dealing with money, prices, change, receipts, shop opening times, enquiring about and buying items and making complaints. Learners will also study other useful phrases and language which may be needed in a shopping situation.

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Itziar Villameriel

I am a native Spanish lecturer with over eighteen years’ experience teaching all level of the language from beginners to proficiency. I have a degree in Tourism and a PGCE in Education. I have just finished my MA in literary translation and I am in the first year of an MA in legal and financial translation. I have taken part in several research activities and projects with some European Universities such as PEAK “Promoting European Awareness and Key competences. I have recently done some dubbing projects for Johnsons & Johnsons and “Anna Easy Recipes” I am currently translating my first book by the British Author Ann Pilling titled “Amber’s secret”.
I am passionate about my job and always strive to make my classes enjoyable and informative – which I think they are!

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