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Brief description

This Spanish course is suitable for those who have already completed one or two term of study

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

People with little or no previous knowledge of the Spanish language

Course description in brief

Learn the basics – meeting and greeting, ordering food and drinks, finding your way about.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Basic phrases that will enable me to get by in a holiday situation

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No, just enthusiasm!

What equipment will I need for the course?

A ring binder and dividers would be useful to organise your handouts.

What materials will I need for the course?


What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Individual, pair and group activities – watching video clips and listening to recordings of native speakers. Usually one main topic will be covered per lesson, with follow up lessons.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Please try to attend all classes and arrive on time. Of course, if you spend a little of your free time going over what we have covered, you’ll find the classes much easier!

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

There will be a short quiz at the end of the course covering a range of topics.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Beginners 2 Spanish (and have more enjoyable holidays in Spanish speaking countries!)

How will I say what I think about the course?

Feedback forms will be issued at the end of the course. If issues arise at any point please feel free to talk to the tutor.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L421c 2.5 Tuesday 10am – 12:30pm 24 Apr to 26 Jun 2018 (8 weeks) Full rate £65.00; R rate £21.00; A rate £5.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.