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Spanish Conversation for Beginners

Spanish Conversation for Beginners

Overview

Introduction

Do you want to improve your job prospects, enhance your travel experience, communicate with Spanish speakers at home or abroad or even immerse yourself in another culture? Look no further than the Spanish language! It's Trinidad's second most spoken, and most widely taught, non-English language. It's also the country's fastest growing language.

This course gradually introduces participants to basic Spanish conversation through a series of interactive sessions that incorporates the use of audio-visual aids, fun activities and games.

What do I need for this course?

  • A personal goal linked to the language learning process would be the ideal element to fuel your will. That does not mean that you cannot take this course just out of curiosity or with the sole intention of starting a new hobby.
  • A passion for language learning and other cultures

Note: This course is intended for persons with minimal/no knowledge of the Spanish Language.

Who should attend?

  • The following individuals would benefit significantly from this practical and interactive training workshop:
  • Anyone who has the motivation to explore new possibilities
  • Anyone interested in learning Spanish as a second language
  • Those who love to travel and experience new cultures

What am I going to learn?

  • To engage in basic Spanish conversation
  • To use key Spanish expressions in everyday scenarios

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this introductory course, students will gain a better understanding of the following skills in Spanish:

  • Asking and replying to questions about basic personal information (name, age, birthday)
  • Talk about likes and dislikes, every day preferences
  • Give instructions on how to perform a certain activity
  • Introducing yourself and someone else
  • Greeting someone in a formal and informal context
  • Forming simple sentences
  • Speaking in the negative
  • Using the present tense
  • Using essential verbs in Spanish
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Expressing quantities and telling time

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Thursday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 6 weeks 18 hours $800.00 Ms. Varsha Chootoo

Session - Thursday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Thursday, February 7, 2019 Thursday, March 14, 2019
Session 2 Thursday, May 2, 2019 Thursday, June 27, 2019
Session 3 Thursday, August 22, 2019 Thursday, September 26, 2019
Session 4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 Thursday, January 2, 2020

Assessment

Weekly Challenges

There will be four (4) major activities (1 per week) intended to test each student's knowledge of the course content in a light, fun way.

Continuous Assessment

Students will be required to complete a variety of individual and group exercises to apply skills and knowledge acquired during class sessions.

Certification

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.

Student Support

Facilitator

Mr. Luis Quintero

Mr. Luis Quintero is a lover of people and language. Born in Latin America, Luis was so intrigued by the English Language that he watched English movies and studied English at various levels and travelled to many English-speaking countries so that he could be immersed in the language. Luis has taught both English as a foreign language and has taught Spanish as a foreign language. Luis sees teaching as conversing with students and connecting with them. He inspires students and makes learning fun and engaging. As a native Spanish speaker, Luis will be an ideal facilitator for the course which focuses on students conversing in Spanish.

Programme Manager

Mr. Matthew Christian
Phone: 720-2939
E-mail: mchristian@ctscbcs.com

We are an ACTT recognised institution and partner with international awarding bodies

University of Hertsfordshire ABE