Course: Spanish for Beginners
Category: Languages
Description:
Approx. Start Date: Tuesday 22 October 
(applicants will receive confirmation of actual start date by letter and text)

This course is designed for complete beginners who wish to develop some competence in communicating in Spanish. 

Lesson 1: How to greet in Spanish; Introducing yourself, saying thank you; Asking for the meaning of certain words; Naming things, Spanish Pronunciation; The Spanish Alphabet and important vocabulary; Where do you come from?

Lesson 2: An introduction to verbs (Present tense); Talking about yourself, your family; Your home; Asking and answering personal questions; Looking for things; Numbers 0-20

Lesson 3: What do you like eating?; Hobbies; Telling the time - Asking and giving the time; Arranging things; The weather; Numbers 20-100

Lesson 4: The difference between SER and ESTAR; Asking where things are; Finding your way around; Buying things in a shop; Food at a restaurant; Irregular verbs and the past tense

Lesson 5: The months and seasons; Colours, days of the week; At the airport; At a hotel, your accommodation; The future tense

Lesson 6: Talking about your daily routine; Talking about free time activities; The conditional tense; Countries and nationalities; Professions

Lesson 7: The past tense; Parts of the body; At the hospital, Doctor; Renting things; Pronunciation; Grammar (Pronouns, Adjectives)

Lesson 8: Revision and development; Recap; Possible Short test
 
Typical classroom activities include pair and group work, whole class discussions, some individual activities, activities in which students mingle with the whole class and some project work. Lessons will be interspersed with videos and audio clips in Spanish. Lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening.
 
Recommended text book: Spanish for Beginners, by Angela Wilkes, published by F. Usborne.
Tutor: TBA
Fee: €130
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Date: 2019-09-09
Start/End Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Day: Tuesday evenings