Spanish Language Classes and Groups Autumn 2018 to Summer 2019

Spanish Language Classes The Society runs a number of very popular Spanish Language Courses for the benefit of our members. All our tutors and group leaders are volunteers. Consequently we can offer a pleasant, relaxed and enjoyable service either completely free or at extremely low cost.
 
Our courses are specifically for adult members only. Also, if you are studying Spanish at college or elsewhere you are very welcome to join our Conversation sessions but we would prefer you to wait until you have finished your course before joining one of our more formal courses.
 
To apply for one of the following courses please click on the link beside the course for an application form.
You will be contacted by email or by phone either by the language coordinator or by the tutor for the course. Please note all our courses are run by volunteers and they may take a few days to respond.
 
If you want more information fisrt please contact
Josie Wheeler - email: language@spanishportsmouth.org.uk
 .

Beginners Course - Day Time

October - July 2018-19 Thursday 10.45 to 11.45am The Link at Cosham Baptist Church £2 per session A course for complete beginners, led by a Ann, a qualified teacher of Spanish, with experience in FE and Schools. The course follows the BBC Book, Talk Spanish 1, with access to on line activities out of class. This course is already over- subscribed so we are not enrolling at the moment. Check back here at the end of September, in case a few spaces become available.

Post Beginners Course - Day Time

October - July 2018-19 Thursday 9.30am to 10.30am The Link at Cosham Baptist Church £2 per session For those who have completed a Beginners course, or who have an equivalent knowledge of Spanish. Led by Ann, a qualified teacher of Spanish, with experience in FE and schools. The course uses the BBC book Sueños 1 with access to on line activities out of class. This course is already over- subscribed so we are not enrolling at the moment. Check back here at the end of September, in case a few spaces become available

"How Spanish Works" course - Beginners or Improvers

About 12 weeks - Three courses throughout the year.
 
Can be taken by beginners or improvers
Monday or Tuesday - 7pm until 9pm - Actual days by arrangement with the students. At tutor's home in Havant No cost The tutor describes the course ---- 'Unfortunately learning a few Spanish words and pointing is often not much help. You won't find "What time is the next train to …" or "I bought this here yesterday" in a dictionary and phrase books don't give any real help over pronunciation. You can get a real sense of how Spanish works by attending the absolutely FREE (to members of the Society), no books to buy, but lots of grammar, EVENING course."

Cosham Conversation Group (Daytime)

Sessions are standalone so regular attendance is not essential
On-going all year although the leader is away about half the time. Group members may wish to meet together in his absence. Wednesday 10.00 to 11.00am At the leader's home in Cosham. No cost Informal and fun group activities designed to get you talking Spanish to others and working with them. The group leader, Mike, is a fluent Spanish speaker who knows Spain, especially Madrid, and the Spanish people and culture very well. You will need some prior knowledge of Spanish and you will also need to be prepared to put your theory into practice and have a go at talking in Spanish with others in a friendly and relaxed environment. Native Spanish speakers are welcome to join the group, taking part in English.

Southsea Conversation Group – daytime

Sessions are standalone so regular attendance is not essential
On-going all the year, though group members may on rare occasions decide not to meet. Wednesday 10.00 to 11.00am On occasion, the meeting day may have to be changed. Group members will be kept informed. At a member's home in Southsea No room costs, but this group asks for donations to fund its activities. Friendly and informal sessions to help you practise your Spanish with other members of the Society. The sessions whilst encouraging are free of pressure to talk. You may take an active part or just listen. Conversation is free to range over a number of topics covering normal everyday situations. The group leader, Barry, has a good knowledge of Spanish and will be able to help you with your questions and a Spanish speaker is often in attendance to help.

Southsea conversation group (2) – Friday afternoon

Sessions are standalone so regular attendance is not essential
All year round. This is a mixed ability group, from intermediate to fluent. Friday 1400-1530 At the organiser’s home in Southsea No room costs. The meetings are informal and provide an opportunity to speak the Spanish language. We sometimes choose a topic for a meeting, though on the day we may talk about breaking news. All members participate, so you'll need to be able to speak Spanish, though you don't have to be fluent.

To discuss your options further please contact the language coordinator
Josie Wheeler
Email: language@spanishportsmouth.org.uk


 

Language News


First the Good News!
We are now enrolling for all 2018/2019 Conversation groups.
We are also enrolling on our short evening grammar course called How Spanish Works.
 
And now the Bad News!
We are already oversubscribed on our daytime formal courses. So we are taking no new applications at the moment for Beginners and Post Beginners. A few spaces may become available at the end of September or in October so keep checking our classes page and watch for the Click button against those courses to appear again.
 
Reading group
If you want to try something different, a reading group operates in John Pounds Centre in the library, in central Portsmouth, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 11.30am - 1.00pm where a group of enthusiasts get together to read Spanish literature, at a variety of levels. You don't need to be a member to come along, although most of us are!
For more details, email the language coordinator.