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Spanish Beginners (LL191)



You are a complete beginner, knowing virtually nothing of the language.

Main Objectives:

This beginners course will aim to develop competence in a range of predictable, simple everyday language tasks, providing a very basic knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of the language.


One weekly two-hour online session for 18 weeks. Some independent study will also be set.

Course Texts (must be bought by student):

Nos vemos hoy 1.

Course Description

Based on a step-by-step approach, the course is divided into learning blocks each of which focuses on practical, useful and manageable language.

Activities will be devised to make sure you understand and can use the language presented during the lessons. You will put new language into practice via games, role-plays and problem-solving tasks.

Homework tasks will be set at the end of each session.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • understand a range of familiar spoken phrases, simple questions and short dialogues.
  • understand the main points in a short written text; understand simple forms for basic personal details.
  • understand words and short phrases on common public notices.
  • answer simple questions and give basic information; ask and answer simple questions about place of work or study, job, family or interests.
  • make basic introductions and greetings and courtesy phrases.
  • Write short simple texts (postcards and emails)
  • fill in a simple form with personal details; write short sentences on familiar topics.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competence you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the course.


Topics and communicative skills such as:

  • greetings
  • introducing yourself and others
  • giving and asking for personal information
  • describing your home and town
  • asking for prices
  • describing people and family
  • ordering food
  • expressing likes and dislikes

Grammar skills such as:

  • articles
  • adjectives
  • gender and number agreement
  • present tense: regular verbs and common irregular verbs
  • possessive pronouns
  • formal and informal speech
  • common prepositions


  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Subject-specific and transferable skills

  • Written and spoken communication 
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information 
  • Intercultural Awareness, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving

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