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Brief description

A Spanish course for students building their confidence to hold extended conversations.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Class for people who have mastered the basics and would like to build confidence in longer and less structured conversations.

An opportunity to meet new people and connect with people with similar interests.

This course is for anyone who would like to build confidence and learn new skills.

If you have been out of learning or work for some time then this could be just the course for you.

We welcome people from all parts of our community with the intention of offering an opportunity for people to improve their health and well being by being part of a friendly learning environment.

Course description in brief

The course contains a variety of speaking and listening exercises focussing on building vocabulary and range of tenses. A course that allows you to discuss current events or topics of interest and develop your ability to respond in unplanned situations.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Learned to understand more complex conversations and talk about current affairs and issues around everyday life.

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

You need to be able to hold a basic conversation in Spanish. A willingness to actively participate and help create a supportive learning environment for all participants.

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 in subsequent lessons to help consolidate learning.

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! Homework is usually set around an item of grammar or reading a text.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will take part in discussions with the tutor and class members/group throughout the course to continually review and assess your progress. You and your tutor will assess your progress and achievement during the course and at the end of the course with consideration for possible progression opportunities.
Progress will be recorded on your Individual Learning Plan.

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

There are opportunities to progress onto other language courses within Swarthmore or higher level Spanish courses such as Espanol En Marcha.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Throughout the course there are set times to evaluate and review your learning and discuss issues that may be of concern to you.
If you have any problems with the course talk to your tutor, or if you feel you can’t, make an appointment with the curriculum manager
At the end of the course you will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form.

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
411a 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 23 Sep 2019 to 21 Oct 2019 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £63; R Rate £48; A Rate £32
412a 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 04 Nov 2019 to 02 Dec 2019 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £63; R Rate £48; A Rate £32
411b 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 13 Jan 2020 to 10 Feb 2020 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £63; R Rate £48; A Rate £32
412b 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 02 Mar 2020 to 30 Mar 2020 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £63; R Rate £48; A Rate £32
411c 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 20 Apr 2020 to 01 Jun 2020 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £63; R Rate £48; A Rate £32
412c 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 08 Jun 2020 to 06 Jul 2020 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £63; R Rate £48; A Rate £32

Course Funding

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

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ 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.