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Spanish Beginners Course

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This new course is aimed at introducing complete beginners to Spanish, which is not only the dominant language in Spain but also a major world language.

Beginners Spanish 1 (autumn term) runs over ten weeks, with two contact hours per week. It provides complete beginners of Spanish with a solid foundation in all four language skills. It introduces basic grammatical forms, essential frequent vocabulary and key aspects of pronunciation. Participants on the course will have opportunities to practise communicating in Spanish in class on daily topics, such as routines and activities, hobbies and habits, etc. By the end of this course, participants will be able to sustain basic communicative exchanges on common everyday topics. Participants can then progress on to the Beginners Spanish 2 class at the Language Centre in January.


The course is taught mainly in Spanish from the outset and includes coverage of the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with a good balance between understanding the systems of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Spanish in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

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3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.




Course materials, if not supplied, are not included in the fee but can be purchased from SOAS bookshop Please, see under the syllabus tab for course content and materials.

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