Spanish Advanced Conversation

Spanish Advanced Conversation

This course aims to provide revision and extension for those who have passed AS level or achieved a broadly equivalent standard of language skill, and for those who wish to go further without the immediate prospect of examination.


The course concentrates on active language use and on the reinforcement of grammatical elements covered during the AS course. The course employs a communicative approach and students will have the maximum opportunity to participate in the class through role plays, debates, expressing their views etc. The course will also give attention to aspects of the history, economy and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:


  • Communicate with increased accuracy and confidence in Spanish, through speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Talk about different aspects of the countries where Spanish is spoken, including the media, daily life, the arts and social issues.




  • El español en Latinoamérica, acentos y gramática; el uso del "vos" and "ustedes"
  • El cine español y latinoaméricano: Pedro Amodóvar (Esp), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexicano), Alejandro Amenabar (Chileno)  y otros
  • Literatura española y latinoaméricana, (short readings and debates), Isabel Allende (cuentos de Eva Luna)
  • Las leyendas y la tradición oral, (short readings and debates) 
  • Temas actuals: presentaciones.  In every lesson one student will make a presentation about any topic (it could be a holiday, a book, a film, a food recipe, a place, a Spanish or Latin America "fiesta" or anything that the student is interested in), while the rest of the class will ask a few questions after the presentation. This will take approx 30 mins of the lesson. 



Your Tutor

Gladys Sánchez Ray Gladys Sánchez Ray was born in Argentina, and her family on her father's side came from Spain and on her mother's from Italy, so she is a native speaker of Italian and Spanish. Gladys Sanchez Ray has completed a course in the Italian language at the University of Florence, where she lived for seven years. She obtained the Certificate of Education franchised by Anglia Ruskin University in 2006. She has taught Italian and Spanish at various levels since 2004.  


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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