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Spanish Course: Level 1 (Beginners)

Spanish Course: Level 1 (Beginners)

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Spanish courses in Sydney. Open to the general public.

If you want to learn to speak Spanish, our Spanish classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Spanish language and culture. Learn Spanish with Spanish courses in Sydney at NEWCourse – created for you by the University of Newcastle.

This Spanish course for beginners is a Spanish language course designed for anyone with little or no Spanish background wanting to develop their Spanish language skills. This beginners Spanish course aims to providing a real insight into the Spanish culture and society as it develops your skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking.

Whether you are learning for work or pleasure, learning the Spanish language requires not only sound knowledge of its grammatical structures and lexical aspects, but a deep understanding of the Spanish culture and social interaction rules. Those wishing to speak Spanish will need to develop a new vocabulary, practise their pronunciation and learn how to structure a sentence.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Spanish course you will be able to:

  1. Have a basic conversation in Spanish including:
    1. Greeting someone.
    2. Introducing yourself or somebody else.
    3. Speaking with someone about your nationality, age and where you live and work.
    4. Exchanging details such as phone number and email.
  2. Describe your daily routine.
  3. Talk in present tense and present continuous (I work/I am working).
  4. Talk in future tense.
  5. Talk about your likes and dislikes.
  6. Describe your family, your house and neighbourhood.
  7. Ask for directions or give directions.
  8. Talk in a hotel or restaurant.

Course Content

This Spanish course for beginners will cover the following:

Basic Conversation

  • Pronunciation, speaking in a formal and informal manner.
  • ‘Ser’ (to be)
  • ‘Tener’ (to have).
  • Numbers, months/days, date of birth.

Personal Information

  • ‘Ser’ (the rest of the contexts).
  • Where you work/live/your address.
  • ‘Estar’ (to be for location).

Likes and Conjugation of Verbs

  • Gender: feminine/masculine
  • Plural.
  • ‘Gustar’ (to like).
  • Colours.
  • Verbs (Ar/Er/Ir).
  • Daily routine and time.
  • Its/at/from – to.

Comparatives

  • Comparatives and superlatives.
  • Este/Ese etc. (this, that, those).
  • Irregular verbs (E-ie/ O-ue).
  • ‘Hay’ (there is/there are).

Conversation

  • Irregulars (E-I).
  • Quantities and containers.
  • Irregular verbs (without a pattern).
  • Adverbs of frequency.
  • Present continuous.
  • Indirect object.

Future and Past Tense

  • Future.
  • ‘Otro/Poco’ (other and a little bit).
  • ‘Conmigo’/‘Contigo’ (with me and with you).
  • ‘Saber’/‘Poder’ (to know and to be able).
  • Introduction of past tense.

Intended Audience

This Spanish course is designed for anyone wanting to develop their Spanish language skills and gain valuable insights and knowledge about the Spanish contemporary culture. This language course is ideal for people who have no or little prior Spanish language knowledge.

Delivery Style

This Spanish course for beginners is facilitated in full Spanish immersion and taught by an experienced native-speaking Spanish instructor. The teaching method is interactive and practical, giving students an opportunity to practice real-life situations in the classroom and acquire practical skills efficiently.

Course Prerequisites

This Spanish language course has no prerequisites.

Prescribed Text

This Spanish language course is based on Units 1 – 2 of the following text with the subsequent units from within this text covered in our Spanish Level 2 class. This text(s) will be used during in-class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Prescribed textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us that the course will proceed. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to class commencement.

Suggested Textbook Suppliers

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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