Spanish - Post Intermediate - Language and Culture
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Various (please see below) Various (Please see below) Thursday 18.30 - 20.30 Various (Please see below) Various (Please see below)

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is for people who would like to practise speaking on a number of topical and cultural issues to increase their spoken fluency and also to further develop their listening, reading and writing ability.   It is suitable for students who have completed intermediate level or have at least two years' experience.


Course dates and details

Part Start End Day / Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
1 27/09/18 06/12/18 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 10 weeks £128 £44
2 17/01/19 14/03/19 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 8 weeks £103 £34
3 02/05/19 13/06/19 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 6 weeks £70 £26

What topics will I study?

Topics may vary according to the needs of the students but in the past have included:


  • Analyse and discuss: Are superstitions in our culture the wisdom of our ancestors?
  • Share your ideas about Spanish food: paella, sangria and something else
  • Open your mind: Spanish traditions (bullfighting, Feria de Sevilla, Las Fallas en Valencia, St James´walk, La Tomatina, Navidades)
  • Meet our Romantic Poets: G.A.Becquer, Espronceda
  • Reflect on some Spanish films: Almodovar, Kike Maillo, Guillermo del Toro
  • Plan your next holiday destination: The world is yours!
  • Discuss the impact of progress on the environment
  • Thinking and speaking: Men and Women, different worlds?
  • Literature in Spanish: Gabriel Garcia Marquez y Octavio Paz

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for people who have completed an Intermediate level course, did their GCSE a long time ago,  or have at least two years’ experience and want to improve their oral skills.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. Lessons will be conducted in a classroom and a variety of media used. You might want to buy a reference book to work from at home (ask the teacher at the first lesson). You will have access to the College libraries and to the portal, where you can find resources and films. 

What can the course lead on to?

This course does not lead to any formal qualifications. Further language courses are available - click here for further information.

Are there any additional costs?

Please bring pen and paper to make notes. If learners wish to purchase a textbook, grammar resource or dictionary to help with home study, your lecturer can advise you when you come to class.

What do our students think?

I liked the course very much and the way the teacher prepared engaging, challenging activities every week."

I loved this course, the lessons were highly motivating and the teacher made learning Spanish extremely enjoyable throughout the year."

...but what I liked best about this course is that I was working on my Spanish with a supportive teacher and also having fun from the very first lesson.”

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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