Spanish Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Spanish (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key information

  • Session information: Monday evenings from 6-8pm, Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm, Thursday evenings from 6-8pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 12/13/15 October 2020 - running until 22/23/25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12/13/15 October - 14/15/17 December 2020. Term 2: 18/19/21 January - 22/23/24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 8 and maximum 11 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online.  If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus. 

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

Alternatively, you can join in a new Fast Track Beginners course.

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Exchanging personal information
  • Describing your family and friends
  • Describing daily routines
  • Discussing hobbies and things you like to do in your free time
  • Simple shopping transactions: at the bar, restaurant
  • Telling the time, understanding timetables
  • Describing your house
  • Asking for and understanding simple directions

Resources

Ele Actual A1 by Ediciones Virgilio Borobio

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required.

Our approach

This course is taught in Spanish and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Spanish language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Spanish language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-Beginners level (2).