Spanish Lessons

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. Our course is a strong foundation in the language focusing on the basics they need 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.  

The Spanish course runs from end of September through to the end of May and is open to all year groups. There is a free taster in September when students can meet the teacher and find out more about the lessons. A certificate is awarded from Todo el Mundo to all students that complete the course with a minimum of 70% attendance. Some students will potentially miss the lessons whilst on placement but online classes are recorded for students to catch-up in their own time and homeworks set through our exclusive online learning forum. Learning languages should be fun and sociable too, so the course included two excursions to Bath or Bristol's best tapas bars and 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. 

Course objectives

  • 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 the first year (Part 1) is £256. Included is the first 23 x 1.5hr live online lessons in September 2020 - May 2021, 2 x excursions to tapas bars with the tutor and your copy of the course text book. Students can pay in full and book on the Todo el Mundo website or spread the cost 9 monthly payments of £27 plus an up-front fee of £20 for the book.  

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