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Spanish 1


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Please note: classes for this course run for two and a half hours from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Learn how to speak and understand Spanish from beginner level. You will discover the different varieties of Peninsular and Latin American Spanish and the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. You can take Spanish 1 as a short course, or as part of the Certificate of Higher Education in Culture and Language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) or a BA degree.

Designed for complete beginners of Spanish, this Spanish 1 course leads to *CEFR A2 (Elementary)/GCSE level. We use textbooks ELE Actual: Curso de Español para Extranjeros (in four parts: A1 and A2 Libro del Alumno and A1 and A2 Cuarderno de Ejercicios), supported by a wide range of other materials.

You will learn to interact with native speakers at a basic level in a range of everyday situations, such as speaking about:

  • yourself and your family
  • your home, your home town, your everyday routine
  • likes and dislikes
  • future and past events.

You will gain a basic knowledge of a range of grammatical structures, including different tenses, and will acquire enough vocabulary to 'survive' and deal with predictable and/or specific information in simple everyday situations. You will learn to listen for general and specific information in everyday contexts and acquire basic skills in reading and writing. You will also gain some awareness of everyday life and the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world and will develop independent learning skills through the use of online resources.

Assessment is via two pieces of coursework (10%), a 40-60-minute in-class written assessment (20%), 90-minute in-class written and listening assessment (40%), class participation (5%) and portfolio (5%).

We offer Spanish language courses from beginner to advanced levels so you can continue your journey to a high level of competency.

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please note: this is only an approximate equivalence.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.