Spanish Language Classes and Groups January 2020 to Summer 2021

The Society runs a number of very popular Spanish Language Courses and Conversation Groups
for the benefit of our members.

 
Some of them are run by volunteers and therefore are free. The remainder will incur a reasonable cost. We believe that all our courses are very good value and provide excellent tuition and/or encouragement to engage in Spanish Conversation.
 
Courses and groups are specifically for adults only, who are members of Portsmouth Hispanic Society, so applicants who are not members already will need to join the Society before or at their first lesson. This is best done online. Please note that due to the popularity of the courses, membership of the Society does not guarantee a place on one of them; before joining the Society only in order to take lessons, please check first that there is a place for you on your chosen course
 
If you are studying Spanish at a college or elsewhere you are very welcome to join our Conversation groups, but we would prefer you to wait until you have finished your course before joining one of our more formal courses.
 
If you wish to apply for one of the following courses or groups please click on the link beside the course and fill in the application form. If you have any queries, or need help please email the language coodinator- email: language@spanishportsmouth.org.uk


Beginners Course - Day Time

This course is currently being run on-line using Zoom. If you are interested please click on the Click Here button below to contact the course leader for more details.

Thursday 12:15 to 13:15 Delivered on-line using Zoom Cost per person is dependant on the number of students enrolled. The course leader will provide the current cost on application. Led by a qualified and experienced teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. The course follows the BBC Book, Talk Spanish 1, with access to on line activities out of class A course for complete Beginners Class full

Post Beginners Course - Day Time

This course is currently being run on-line using Zoom. If you are interested please click on the Click Here button below to contact the course leader for more details.

Thursday 11:00 to 12:00 Delivered on-line using Zoom Cost per person is dependant on the number of students enrolled. The course leader will provide the current cost on application. Led by a qualified and experienced teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. This course will follow the BBC book Talk Spanish 2 This course is for those who have completed a Beginner's course or have an equivalent level of Spanish Class full

Improver's Course - Day Time

This course is currently being run on-line using Zoom. If you are interested please click on the Click Here button below to contact the course leader for more details.

Wednesday 12.30 to 13.30 Delivered on-line using Zoom Cost per person is dependant on the number of students enrolled. The course leader will provide the current cost on application. Led by a qualified and experienced teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. This course follows the Book Sueños 1 This course is for those with around two years of Spanish learning Class full

Intermediate Course - Day Time

This course is currently being run on-line using Zoom. If you are interested please click on the Click Here button below to contact the course leader for more details.

Tuesdays or Thursdays 14.00 to 15.00 Delivered on-line using Zoom Cost per person is dependant on the number of students enrolled. The course leader will provide the current cost on application. Led by a qualified and experienced teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. This course follows Aula International 3 B1. For those who have been following a Spanish course for several years but now wish to consolidate their skills and knowledge and become more fluent. Class full

Cosham Conversation Group (Daytime) Sessions are standalone so regular attendance is not essential

These sessions are currently being run on-line using Zoom.

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 These sessions are free of charge and are currently being run on-line using Zoom. Further details will be provided on application. 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 (1) - daytime. Sessions are standalone so regular attendance is not essential

Please check with the language coordinator for current status.

On-going all the year, though group members may on occasion 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 This group usually engages a native Spanish speaker as a helper and the cost is shared. 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.

Southsea conversation group (2) - Friday afternoon Sessions are standalone so regular attendance is not essential

These sessions have been suspended until further notice. Keep checking here or contact the language coordinator on the email address below

All year round. This is a mixed ability group, from intermediate to fluent. Friday 1400-1530 At the organiser's home in Southsea This group usually engages a native Spanish speaker as a helper and the cost is shared. 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
Email: language@spanishportsmouth.org.uk


 

Language News

We have said farewell to Natalia Barrachina and now welcome Natalia Corcuera as our new teacher, who plans to commence lessons using Zoom in early October 2020. Prospective students do please register your interest by clicking the appropriate button on the right



Reading groups

Spanish Literature group
We run a reading group in the library in John Pounds Centre, in Queen Street, Portsmouth, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 11.30am - 1.00pm.
A group of enthusiasts get together to read Spanish literature, from some of the great Spanish and South American writers, past and present. We read in Spanish and also in translation usually via dual language texts.
You don't need to be a member to come along, although most of us are. Apply to join, here



Learning Spanish through reading.
We have also decided to trial a new sort of reading group- a Spanish reading group for intermediate Spanish learners. This will be a self-help group reading B1 and B2 level Spanish stories and discussing various aspects of Spanish grammar using online resources. You do not need to be a member to take part, but we do encourage you to join.
Meeting time and dates suggested for 11:30am on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the John Pounds Centre library, however a different day and time could be considered according to demand.
To register interest and make contact with the organiser, Rona, click here.