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Our U3A runs groups covering four languages.  Use the flag buttons below to view details of any that interest you.  If you would like to contact the leader of a particular group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.

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Spanish

The Spanish Group is in four levels , ranging from complete beginners to upper intermediate level. 

Level 1  is for beginners

Level 2 is for people who have learnt Spanish for at least one year and will use “Pasos Book 1” as a text book.

Level 3 is for people who have either studied “Pasos 1” or a similar text book or have a reasonable knowledge of basic Spanish including the use of past and future tenses.

Level 4 is for people, who have been on Level 3 or are at a similar level.

Recent Activity

During Lockdown, all Spanish lessons were on Zoom. People from Level 2 were placed in either Level 1 or Level 3. Level 4 were studying Teach Yourself “Enjoy Spanish”, with the majority of the time spent in conversation in Spanish.


Forthcoming Activity

We will be returning to face-to-face meetings from September, run at 4 levels, all every Friday morning.  The first three levels are simultaneous in three different rooms at St Leonard’s Centre, Oakley from 9.45 until 11.15 a.m.


Level 1  for beginners in the Wootton Room, and will study “Exito” Book 1 from the Beginning.

Level 2  will use “Pasos Book 1” as a text book, starting from about the 6th chapter, meeting in the Malshanger Room.

Level 3, held in the Oakley Room, will continue with the study of “Pasos 2” from the beginning.  We will also try to extend your conversational skills.

Level 4 will start with “lo recuerdo bien” which goes over Spanish we have either learnt recently or short sentences to say in Spanish.The class will use "Enjoy Spanish” by Juan Katta-Ibarra. We will be able to listen to the recordings from the book or other recordings which may be of interest. The Class Leader will e-mail in the week before the class an article from a newspaper or magazine or book to read aloud in class. We will translate where it’s difficult and discuss. The group will also tackle some grammar which arises either from the text book or the article.


We are very flexible and often rely on our more advanced students to help out with both the lower and higher levels. We are a self-help group who appreciate the teaching and other contributions of native and fluent speakers which are offered from time to time. Any help from Spanish speakers is always welcome! There is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in all the groups.


Venue

St. Leonard’s Centre, Rectory Road, Oakley, RG23 7ED

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Date

Every Friday

Time

09:45 - 11:15 (Levels 1 to 3)

11.15 - 12.45 (Level 4)