Spanish 1

Group Leader: Lydia

Venue: upstairs in the Maritime Inn, Plymouth Barbican

Day: 1st and 3rd Fridays: 14:00

This group caters for those who already have a degree of command and understanding of the Spanish language. Personal, local, national and international news continue to play a big part in our group discussions.

Spanish 2

Group Leader: Harry

Venue: upstairs in the Maritime Inn, Plymouth Barbican

Day: 1st & 2nd Mondays: 14:00

The group is predominantly for members who wish to improve their Spanish and are interested in Spain and Spanish culture in general (literature, art, food, wine etc).

Spanish 3

This group restarted, but is currently temporarily suspended again. There were no vacancies due to the “Rule of Six”.

Group Leader: Polly

Venue: upstairs in the Maritime Inn, Plymouth Barbican

Day: 3rd and 4th Mondays: 2pm – 4pm

This group caters for those who already have a reasonable command and understanding of the Spanish language.

Members are expected to prepare basic talks and present them in Spanish to the rest of the group. Sessions are led by Lydia (a native speaker) covering themes requested by the group members.

Currently there are places available in this group.

Improvers Spanish

This group has restarted, but is currently temporarily suspended again. There were no vacancies due to the “Rule of Six”.

Group Leader: Barry (barryjcopeland2@yahoo.co.uk)

Venue: upstairs in the Maritime Inn, Plymouth Barbican

Meet: 1st + 3rd Thursday: 2pm – 4pm (+ 5th Thursday if applicable)

This group were the previous Spanish Beginners, who have all made excellent progress over the past 12 months. The sessions are based on the assumption that participants have a basic knowledge of Spanish pronunciation and grammar (genders, articles, verb endings etc) and have a sufficient vocabulary to be able to write/speak simple sentences in the present tense. Please note that things are fairly formal and structured, basically it is a taught course.

The emphasis is on developing vocabulary and accurate pronunciation in spoken work, with more of an emphasis on correct grammar in written exercises. We will also be working on expanding our knowledge of other tenses in the coming months!

This group might have a few vacancies for anyone wishing to rejuvenate their Spanish, subject to social distancing restrictions, but it is not suitable for complete beginners.

Please understand that you need to commit to attending on a regular basis for most of the year – it is not a group you can drop in and out of. However I do recognise that people who learn foreign languages tend to travel, so the summer months tend to be revision sessions for those who are around.

Beginners Spanish

This group will not commence until further notice.

Group Leader: Barry (barryjcopeland2@yahoo.co.uk)

Venue: upstairs in the Maritime Inn, Plymouth Barbican

Meet:  2nd + 4th Tuesday: 1pm – 3pm (tbc)

The course assumes that new participants are complete newcomers to the language; those with some previous knowledge are welcome but please bear in mind the above assumption! Consequently sessions are fairly formal and structured, basically it is a taught course.

Please understand that you need to commit to attending on a regular basis for most of the year – it is not a group you can drop in and out of. However I do recognise that people who learn foreign languages tend to travel, so the summer months tend to be revision sessions for those who are around.

This group may need to be split into two when we restart and thus might have a few vacancies, subject to social distancing restrictions and drop outs. It is difficult to add new members once the group has been going for a couple of months for obvious reasons.

 

Spanish Conversation

Group Leader: Anne

Venue: Member’s Home

Day: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: 13:30

This is a new group.