Who are Conversation Spanish classes suitable for?
Conversation Spanish classes are suitable for students who wish to improve their everyday Spanish knowledge and want a broad overview of topics. They are a very effective way of focusing on your oral and discussion skills, suitable for students who already have some knowledge of Spanish. Classes can also later be tailored to a specialism you may be interested in, for example, we currently have students interested in learning Spanish terminology in the business, medicine, cultural, sport and education sectors. We have experience in discussing anything and everything!
What’s covered in the classes?
Classes focus mainly on speaking, however there will also be elements of Spanish listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary skills as these are also much needed. You will be conversing mainly in Spanish for the entire lesson about a variety of topics. We also incorporate Spanish and South American culture into our lessons.
You will be asked to email your tutor 2 articles of interest, in Spanish or English, as a basis of discussion for the lesson, a few days before your lesson. Your chosen articles of interest can vary, from what you did on the weekend, to current affairs to TED Talks. You will need to read and study the content and vocabulary ready for a discussion in class. Who knows where the conversation will lead!
What materials and resources are used?
There is no set text although ‘Pasos 1′ or ‘Pasos 2′, by Martyn Ellis and Rosa Martin, can be used for reference. All other supplementary resources and materials will be included in the class price, such as mp3 podcasts and worksheets. You will be provided with useful reference sheets which you can annotate, use and refer to during class to help guide you through the conversation. These sheets will help you to maintain a fluent conversation and will include guidance such as how to express your opinions, useful conversation phrases, ideas to start your sentences and how to connect sentences together.