Spanish for Absolute Beginners (online course)
21 June 2021
Daily meetings from 10:00 to 13:30. Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June 2021. This course will be taught remotely via an Interactive Online classroom.
This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Spanish.
It focuses on speaking and understanding the language in practical contexts. Ideal if you want a taste of Spanish.
Topics will include:
- the alphabet and greetings
- talking about yourself
- ordering a drink in a bar
- reading a menu and ordering a meal
- asking and giving directions
- describing places: your town, your house
- booking into a hotel
- buying food and clothes
- asking about public transport
- buying tickets.
Follow-on course: Spanish for Post Beginners
Pre-enrolment is essential for access to our online-platform.
Learning and teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and practice. You will be encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
There will be 2 hours tuition via live-webinars and 1.5 hour scheduled preparation for each session.
Each session will total 18 hours with a mixture of live sessions and preparatory sessions. You will receive the link to the Zoom session a few days before the course commences.
Audio material is available throughout the summer via our online learning platform.
All course materials provided.
Coursework and assessment
Continuous assessment via class participation.
Materials will be provided.
Audio material available throughout the summer via our on-line learning platform.
Library and computing facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.