This is an online live and interactive Spanish language course aimed specifically at sailors and the language you will need when sailing in and around Spanish waters.
Translate the local Spanish weather forecast, converse with an engineer about a leaky salt water pump. Arrive in port knowing how to talk to the marina staff who offer to take your lines or the chap at the fuel dock. Be confident in asking a passing fishing boat for some sardines.
This is a live online Spanish language course of 6 x one and a half hour sessions with the focus on what you might need as a sailor visiting Spain.You will brush up on your existing Spanish. It will be very interactive with breakout sessions on Zoom allowing you to practice with other students on the course. All from the comfort and bug free safety of your own home.
The course is aimed a a range of exisitng abilities. Upon signing up you will be asked to take a short test so we can gauge your level. If abilities vary greatly we will create two groups.
The teacher is a native and qualified Spanish teacher for adults (CLTA - Certificate in Language Teaching for Adults). She has been teaching Spanish for the last 8 years at Spanish House London, with a strong focus on tailoring the lessons for specific purposes (Spanish for Business, Spanish through Art, Spanish & Cinema, etc).
‘I like to adapt the lessons to my students' needs and requirements, and create bespoke content to teach what they find useful. I follow a communicative approach to the language, meaning that you will be learning Spanish for real life situations, in an immersive manner, with engaging activities’.
She has been sailing since she was a child and has pretty much completed all courses in the RYA syllabus including most recently the Ocean Yachtmaster Theory and their equivalent in the Spanish Sailing System.
The course will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm.
The dates are 10/15/17/22/24/29 June.
If there is a need to split the group in two due to widely differing abilities then the second session will run from 8pm to 9.30pm.