Spanish for your holiday: beginners

Course Dates: 28/05/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
María Isalt

Suitable for complete beginners. This intensive courses are ideal if you are thinking of travelling to a Spanish speaking country. Based on the tutor's own materials.


What is the course about?

The course aims to enable students to communicate effectively in Spanish while on holiday.

What will we cover?

Greetings, introductions, meeting people, talking about yourself, numbers, in the bar and restaurant: ordering food and drinks, finding your way, asking and saying where places are, description of places and towns, booking into a hotel, telling the time, expressing likes and dislikes, shopping: types of shops/products, means of transport.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye

- give and ask for basic and personal information

- buy items in shops, talk about quantities and prices

- order food and drinks

- describe places (cities, towns, your house)

- ask for and give directions

- tell the time

- express likes and dislikes

- book into a hotel

- buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge required, suitable for complete beginners.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Material provided by the teacher.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Spanish beginners: module 2 or 3. Please, talk to your tutor at the end of the course or call the Languages deparment on 020 7492 2644.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: LS119

Thu, eve, 28 May - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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