There are over 500,000,000 Spanish speakers in the world and it is the second most-used language on the internet. Speaking another language not only opens up a world of professional possibilities in the future but improves study techniques and memory.
Todo el Mundo has been providing Spanish lessons to children and adults in Bath since 2012 and they have put together a package exclusive to Norland students for A1 beginner’s Spanish lessons for a minimum of one year. The course aims to give students the basics they need in Spanish to go about their daily lives in Spanish speaking countries – ideal for those learning Spanish for the first time or who have learnt the basics before and would like to improve.
Learning languages should be fun and sociable too, so participating students are invited to Todo el Mundo’s extra-curricular language events throughout the year. Classes at Norland College take place at the end of the College day so do not interfere with other studies. Currently lessons are 5:30-7pm every Tuesday during term time.
The Spanish course follows the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR) syllabus at level A1. The course is called Aula Internacional 1 and breaks the A1 syllabus into nine modules; covering grammar and pronunciation from both Spain and Central/Southern America. The teachers are qualified, native speakers and talk slowly to encourage maximum use of Spanish during class.
Activities include short dialogues, listening and reading comprehensions, video comprehensions, grammatical exercises and fun games. Lessons use a mix of media including the textbook, projectable images, videos, audio clips, card games and interactive online games.
- Understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- Introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
- Interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Nationalities, professions, hobbies, travel, food and drink, weather, clothes, shopping, families, routines and around town.
The cost for one year is £256 with the option to spread the cost with 10 monthly payments of £26. Included in the package is the 1.5 hour group lesson every week during term time, a copy of the course textbook with CD and regular class summary and homework emails. Some students will potentially miss the lessons whilst on placement but will continue to receive the summary emails and tutors will check their homework and answer any questions via email.