Conversational Spanish                                                              Course Outline

Having the ability to speak another language definitely has its benefits. TalkShop now proudly offers an extensive Spanish workshop, which takes you from the basics, all the way up to an intermediate level. A progress report that helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses in Spanish communication will also be done as you go along, so that we can guide you through the details you can improve on. A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Who this is for:

Corporate individuals who deal with Spanish-speaking business partners or colleagues, students, or anyone who wants to learn Spanish for purposes of travel or for any reason

 What you will learn:

  1. How to understand the basic concepts of Spanish communication
  1. How to apply and practice proper grammar and other Spanish formulas
  1. How to identify the different parts of speech in the Spanish language
  1. How to construct grammatically correct sentences that are comprehensible and meaningful
  1. How to monitor the students progress and give feedback that will further develop their training program in speaking the Spanish language
  1. How to manage conversational Spanish at a fair level of fluency

Benefits:

  1. Increased number of opportunities inside and outside the country through foreign language acquisition
  1. Improved eloquence and fluency in communicating with the Spanish language
  1. Easier language transition and acquisition of other languages in Europe
  1. Improved Spanish communciation skills and exposure to different cultural practices

Methodology:

TalkShop uses Integrated Language Teaching. This means 30% of the course is comprised of facilitator-based discussions while 70% is dedicated to an interactive learning experience through:

  • Practical Role-play Scenarios
  • Guided Dialogues
  • Voice Recording | VTR Sessions
  • Pronunciation Exercises
  • Conversing Using Frozen Expressions
  • Speech to Writing Practice
  • Conversation Drills
I. Week 1: Greetings, Basic Questions, and Trends

  • Saludos y Presentaciones (Greetings and Introductions)
  • Informacion (Asking for Information)
  • La Hora (Clock Time)
  • El Trabajo (Work)
  • El Tiempo, los Meses, las Estaciones (Weather, Months, Seasons)
  • Ropa Colores, Tallas (Clothing, Colors, Sizes)
  • El Cuerpo y Salud (Body and Health)

II. Week 2: Family, Food, Hobbies, and Commuting

  • El Cuerpo y Salud (Body and Health)
  • Comida (Food)
  • Gustos (Likes and Dislikes)
  • Comiendo en los Restaurantes (Eating at Restaurants)
  • Por Telefono (Making a Phone Call)
  • En la Joyeria (At the Jewelry Store)
  • En la Farmacia (At the Pharmacy)
  • Actividades Diarias (Daily Activities)
  • En Autobus (Traveling by Bus)

III. Week 3: Traveling, Renting, Buying, and Viewing

  • En el Tren (Traveling by Train)
  • Alquilando un Coche (Renting a Car)
  •  En la Gasolinera (At the Gas Station)
  • Aquilando un Departamento (Renting an Apartment)
  • En el Consultorio del Medico (At the Doctor’s Office)
  • Con al Dentista (At the Dentist’s)
  • Comprando una Computadora (Buying a Computer)
  • En la Taquilla del Teatro (At the Theater Box Office)

IV. Week 4: Applying, Reporting, and Watching

  • A Regatear (Bargaining)
  • Buscando un Trabajo (Looking for a Job)
  • En el Correo (At the Post Office)
  • En la Playa (At the Beach)
  • En el Banco (At the Bank)
  • En la Agencia de Cambio (At the Currency)
  • En la Comisaria (At the Police Station)
  • Mirando la Television (Watching Television)
  • En el Cine (At the Movies)

V. Week 5: Celebrating, Communicating, and Resting

  • Los Desportes (Sports)
  • En el Hotel (At the Hotel)
  • Los medios de Communicacion (The media and Communications)
  • Feriados y Festivals (Holidays and Festivals)
  • La politica y los Derechos (Politics and Rights)
  • Recados Domesticos (Household Errands)
  • En el Aeropuerto (At the Airport)

Course duration:

5 weeks

 

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