Date(s) - 24/01/2018 - 14/03/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwich High School
Introduction to Spanish Course Beginners
With Maria Cobano Conde
This Spanish term 1 Beginners course is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture.
This course will give you the opportunity to speak in Spanish from the very first class.
During the first term, you will learn how to greet people and how to introduce yourself, talk about your professions and preferences as well as to talk about your holidays. In each class you will get to communicate in Spanish and become informed by practising conversations, watching videos, as well as engaging in role play. You will have the chance to work in groups and individually.
The main aim of this course is to start communicating in Spanish, either orally or in writing, in a dynamic and interactive environment. There will be different ways of approaching all the language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.
For example, if you like Spanish food, culture and their “fiestas” we will find creative and interactive ways to bring the outside world into the Spanish classroom.
In eight weeks you learn how to:
Week 1: Greet people and introduce yourself. Uso elemental de SER y ESTAR
Week 2-4: Understand information about other people, to express your likes and dislikes ( Verb “Gustar”) as well as to talk about habitual actions or routines ( Present Tense) .
Week 5-6: Obtain relevant information by using interrogative words (Que, donde, quien, cuando, cuanto cuesta), as well as how to buy something, prices and payment methods.
Week 7-8: Order something at a restaurant and revision of the whole term.
During the term, you will gain confidence as you improve your language skills and knowledge.
Learning Spanish can be really engaging, enjoyable and fun!
About the Tutor
I was born and raised in Huelva, in sunny Southern Spain. I graduated in BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, which let me explore my passion for languages and world literature. As part of my university study programme, I spent a year studying Italian at Ca’ Foscari Univeristy in Venice (Italy) in 2010. After finishing my degree in Spain in 2011, I worked as an English teacher for a year, and decided to move to Norwich in 2012. Since I arrived, I have worked as a freelance English-Spanish translator, and taught Spanish too. In the summer of 2016, I took part in BCLT International Literary Translation and Creative Writing Summer School, delivered at the University of East Anglia, where I undertook research on poetry translation.