Explore your Spanish skills further with Advanced Conversation. This is an exciting follow on from Intermediate year 3, and is built for those who are comfortable and confident in their Spanish speaking ability. Even if you haven't studied with us before, but think you are proficient, have a chat with our tutor!

This course is delivered online through live tutor-led sessions.


  • Description

    Over the duration of this course you will be developing your reading and listening skills using real and authentic situations in Spanish speaking countries, including their history, customs and every day situations.

    You will have the opportunity to develop your skills speaking the language by giving their opinion, sharing their goals, plans and ambitions.

    Language learning skills, including autonomous learning and how to approach authentic material, will be enhanced.

    You will improve your grammar and written language skills through letters and documents to express wishes; give advice (present conditional) voice intentions and planning for the future, relate past events and express opinion and obligation.

    On completion of the course you will be able to communicate reasonably fluently with native speakers and discuss personal, professional, social and current issues using appropriate structures.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • To describe experiences, events, goals and ambitions and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
    • To produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
    • To demonstrate understanding of the main points of standard input on familiar matters encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
    • To demonstrate understanding and ability to deal with most situations arising whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

    You should be aware that this is a 3 term courses and they will be expected to have completed all 3 terms before moving up to Advanced Year Two the following September.

    This course is delivered online through the Microsoft Teams platform. Access to this platform is included in your enrolment, however, you will need access to a suitable computer, with a webcam and microphone, in order to fully participate.

  • Entry Requirements

    You need to have studied Spanish part-time for a minimum of two years or equivalent and be able to communicate with some confidence in everyday situations, using the past, present and future tenses.

    Term two is a continuation of term one so basic knowledge is required. Term three is a continuation of term two so equivalent knowledge is required. Students are welcome to begin at the start of term two and three as long as they have equivalent experience.

  • Qualification

    This course does not lead to a formal qualification.

  • Progression

    You can progress to the Spanish Advanced Year two course at Newbury College the following year.

  • Assessment

    Progress on this course will be tested through answering handouts, informal quizzes/tests, observation, peer and lecturer feedback, presentation, audio recording and marked written work.

  • Home Study

    Homework is essential and will take the form of assignments, essays and Homework (reading and assignments) is essential and you will benefit from undertaking home study of approximately one hour per week.

  • Work Placement

    You do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The tutor may advise to purchase book/CD; this will be discussed during the course. West Berkshire Council concessions are available for this course, subject to evidence on enrolment. For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01635 845000. Students need to bring the following to the first class: a pen and paper. Audio Material for home use is optional. West Berkshire Council concessions are available for this course, subject to evidence on enrolment. For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01635 845000.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
99488 212201 Wednesday 22/09/2021 01/12/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £160

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Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.