Ever been to Spain and wished you could speak like the locals? Do you want to develop an exciting new language skill? This course is for you. Begin your journey into the Spanish language with this Spanish Beginners course.

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


  • Description

    Develop your Spanish skills in a fun and welcoming environment.

    The following topics will be covered on this course:

    • Personal
    • Home and family information
    • Asking for directions in towns
    • Shopping
    • Eating out and booking accommodation.

    Grammar structures at a basic level will be taught, focusing on the present tense. The main language skills to be developed are speaking, listening, reading and writing. Understanding written Spanish is based on practical items such as notices, leaflets and signs.

    By the end of the course you will have the ability and confidence to cope with everyday situations such as ordering a meal, booking a hotel room and exchanging basic personal information, by concentrating on simple sentences, short questions and responses and grammatical structures. Much use will be made of role play in small groups.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • You will learn how to communicate in everyday situations using the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    You should be aware this is a three term course and they will be expected to complete all three terms of Beginners before moving up to Intermediate 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

    There are no formal entry requirements for the first term of the course, although you should have a good level of basic literacy.

    No previous knowledge required for term one. 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.

    This course is delivered online using the Microsoft Teams platform. Basic training will be provided to allow you to participate in all learning activities.

  • Qualification

    This course contains a short, accredited qualification, which consists of planning and carrying out several different Spanish projects using a range of taught skills. You will keep a portfolio of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and externally via the awarding body. Upon successful completion of the qualification, you are awarded the Level 1 Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for languages.

  • Progression

    After completing all three terms of Spanish for Beginners, you can progress onto the Spanish Intermediate course at Newbury College.

  • Assessment

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

  • Home Study

    Homework (reading) is essential and students will benefit from undertaking home study of up to one hour per week.

  • Work Placement

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

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    You will need to buy a course book and this will be discussed at the first class.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
97053/DF 212201 Monday 20/09/2021 29/11/2021 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.