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Spanish Improvers – Term 1

Concessionary Fee: £100.00
Course Level


Start Date

Tue 29 Sep 2020


10 Weeks

Concessionary Fee: £100.00


This course is for those who have already done the beginners level and possess a basic knowledge of the languageDuring this term you will learn about: talking about likes and dislikes: pastimes, activities, food, describe what you do in your free time, express opinions – say what you think of your home town, accepting and refusing invitations, giving reasons and saying how you feel, explaining problems and giving advice, talk about future plans, arranging to go to the cinema, describing different types of films, the verb : GUSTAR, adjectives of feeling and object pronouns

Course content:

There will be temporary changes to the teaching of this course due to Covid 19

Your safety is our priority, and in these unprecedented times we need to make some temporary changes until it is safe to welcome you all into class.

So, to begin with, your classes will be taught with a mix of online teaching and some 1:1 tutorial or small group work in a safe, socially distanced environment. Some cases courses may be taught fully online if that works best.

However, nobody needs to come into class until they feel happy to do so, all the materials you need to succeed will be online, and if you choose to stay home, we will make sure you will receive all the support you need via email, phone and through our Virtual Learning Environment.

  • Talk about your likes and dislikes: pastimes, activities, food
  • Talk about where you live and give your opinions
  • Differences between SER and ESTAR
  • Invite friends out somewhere and accepting or refusing invitations
  • Arrange to go out to the cinema, asking about times, buying tickets
  • Describing different types of film
  • Give your opinions about films


  • This course is suitable for those who have already done the beginners level and possess a basic knowledge of the language.

What do I need to do this course?

As the course will initially commence online you will require:

  • Internet access
  • A computer with a webcam
  • A peaceful place to participate in the course from
  • An email account

We will be using PASOS book 1 (Student book) for this course. This book also comes with a CD. These items may sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops.

Teaching Methods

  • The emphasis is on learning through communication, though grammar points will also be taught as appropriate.

    Teaching will be done through whole class work, individual work and small group and pair work.

    Methods of learning include role play, listening activities, games, music and interactive activities.

    How is your progress checked?

    Progress is checked throughout the course by regular question and answer sessions in class, feedback, and the marking and assessing of homework.

    There is no formal accreditation for this course, but a certificate of attendance may be issued at the end of the course for those who wish it.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    You will make greater progress if you do at least one hour’s study at home in between the classes!

    What can I do after this course?

    There will be a follow-on course at PACA in January. You will be able to discuss this with your tutor.

Concessionary Fee: £100.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Sergio Miguel Camacho Rodriguez
  • Time: 1900 - 2100
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online
  • Full fee: £115
  • Concessionary fee: £100