Spanish - Reading for Pleasure - Fortnightly Meetings | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Spanish - Reading for Pleasure - Fortnightly Meetings at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Spanish - Reading for Pleasure - Fortnightly Meetings at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £158.00 Starts: 09/11/2017 Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Tutor: Monica Alfaro Manzano Ends: 03/05/2018 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: THU Duration: 11 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

Come along to discover more about Hispanic literature. We meet fortnightly in Maidstone to discuss a chosen book in our course Spanish Reading for Pleasure . Books will be classics as well as more contemporary works. The books we discuss may exist in translation and key passages will be given to enable less fluent readers to access the books quickly. Students will be encouraged to suggest books which we might read and enjoy together.

By the end of the course, successful students will
- have developed satisfaction in reading in Spanish
- have increased their bank of vocabulary and expressions
- have bridged grammar gaps
- have extended their knowledge of the Spanish written world in relation to texts studied
- have exchanged information, discussed ideas related to the texts (content, bio, context and culture)

Dates for the meetings:
09 November , 23 November,
07 December,
11 January , 25 January,
8 February and 22 February.
08 March, 22 March
19th April, 3rd May

How will I be taught?

We will read the texts (short books or extracts) in our own time with the help of a reading guidance worksheet. Fortnightly meetings allow plenty of time between classes. We will discuss the texts in class, either in Spanish or in English and develop skills to develop appreciation of works written in Spanish.
This course does not lead to any formal qualification, so there is no pressure on you to complete assessments or to take exams. Tutors will assess you informally during the class and use the Individual Learning Plans for constructive feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

We expect to read a total of 5 books or texts, of manageable size. Students who own an E-reader may be able to read some books electronically if they prefer. Students should bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts. The first text will be provided at the first session.
If the group decides to study books that are not yet in the Public Domain, students will have to arrange to pay the charge to access these books. This will be discussed in the first class.

What can I do next?

As the Reading for Pleasure course will look at different texts, you can come back to the course time and again.
For general Spanish courses or Spanish conversation courses, please contact us or visit our website

What do I need to join the course

No previous experience in reading books in Spanish is necessary However, your Spanish should be approximately at Intermediate level or more so that you benefit from the programme. Please speak to one of our Language team if unsure.
If you enjoy reading books from Spanish speaking countries, read on! This is a course for intermediate and advanced level Spanish students who wish to improve their knowledge of Hispanic culture and vocabulary at the same time.

About the Tutor: Monica Alfaro Manzano

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Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/58397/F/LC.
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