Spanish Conversation Adult Education Tasmania

Spanish Conversation

Course description

Students who enrol in this course must be able to speak in basic Spanish at an acceptable level.
The aim of the course is to improve conversation skills, extend your vocabulary and revise grammar points when necessary.
It is recommended that students do some weekly homework. The class will be conducted in Spanish in a relaxed manner, so students feel at ease at all times.
The course will continue in the following term if there are sufficient enrolments.

What your course will cover

The tutor will prepare the lessons for the course and is always happy for students to suggest topics they wish to do in class. These can be to revise specific grammar points, revise verbs and any topic related to language or culture. This course does not use a textbook.

The course will include:

  • Practicing basic language in everyday situations with dialogues or role plays.
  • Reading and/or listening to texts and talking about them in class.
  • Questions and answers, to practice with a partner or in a group.
  • Occasional use of audio-visual resources.
  • Students who are interested in writing may also be able to do so as part of their homework and present their work in class if they wish.
  • Activities that help students to increase their confidence speaking Spanish, to discuss current affairs or other subjects.
  • Learning and revising of vocabulary
  • Reading a work of fiction. Regular students of the course have generally been happy to read a work of fiction at a leisured pace over 3 or 4 study terms. New and occasional students can read only in class for practice and opt out of reading at home.

Prerequisites

  • For those who have completed at least 3 years (180hrs) of Adult Education Spanish or its equivalent.
  • Students who have lived or worked in a Spanish-speaking country may find this course useful to keep up with the language. However, it is important to understand that this is a structured course, and the pace of learning is different from a real life environment where speakers are natives of Spanish.

Also It is important to understand that students enrolled in the course will probably have different levels of knowledge or ability regarding the language. Students should be aware of this and have a positive attitude in class.

What to bring

  • Pen and note book for work done in class.
  • A folder for your many handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.

Important information

  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with adult education before purchasing your text.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team:
http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact