Spanish Year 1 Stage 1

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course will enable you to build up confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening in a variety of everyday situations including meeting others, visiting bars and restaurants, going shopping, giving directions, travelling around.

Course Content

This course concentrates on everyday communication by listening, reading, speaking and writing. You will work in groups, pairs or individually and use a variety of materials. You will also acquire an understanding of the structure of the language to enable you to adapt to your individual needs. Topics will include:
Talking about yourself and family
Asking / giving directions
Getting information from a tourist office
Ordering food / drinks at restaurants / cafes
Booking a hotel room

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Skills for Life Literacy Level 1 or above recommended as there will be reading and written exercises in class No previous knowledge of Spanish required.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper - your tutor will advise you which course book to buy to use during the course (approx cost ??25-??30)

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is advisable for you to make maximum progress as you need to learn the building blocks of a language to progress and many people find missing two or more weeks makes it difficult to keep up. However, the tutor will give you any handouts you have missed and advise you in advance (for planned absences) of topics which will be covered in the next session(s).

Assessment Methods

Homework and monitoring progress in class

Further Study Options

Spanish Year 1 Stage 2

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

At the first meeting, your tutor will give you details of the text book you will require.