Spanish classes in Falmouth 2016 – 2017

Spanish in Falmouth with Cornwall Adult Education

There is still time  …just…  to sign up for Spanish courses in Falmouth starting this September.

Why learn Spanish? The map below shows all the countries in the world where Spanish is the official or co-official language. Spanish can take you places!

map showing coutries with Spanish as an official language

Spanish for Beginners, Thursdays 4 – 6 pm, starting 22 September 2016


Spanish for Improvers, Thursdays 10 – 12 am starting 22 September 2016 Enrol

This is the follow on to the Beginners course. If you have been learning Spanish for a year or so and are comfortable with the basics of introducing yourself and talking about your family, work, home, likes and dislikes, this course may be for you.

Spanish for Intermediates Thursdays 1 – 3 pm starting 22 September 2016 Enrol

In this class we will cover a range of topics and grammar points, including the different past and future tenses. We will look at authentic written texts and discuss a variety of topics in Spanish.

GCSE Spanish, Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm, starting 20 September 2016

If you are keen to gain a qualification in Spanish, and already have two or more years of learning the language you could join our GCSE course. You must be prepared to put in a lot of work at home as there are at least two speaking and two writing assessments to prepare for as well as the final listening and speaking exams. We will follow the AQA exam board’s syllabus. Acceptance on the course is subject to a phone interview and written assessment, to ensure you will be able to complete the GCSE successfully in 8 months.

Sign up now!

Time is running out, so if you would like to sign up for any of these courses, please contact Cornwall Adult Education Service on 0300 1231 117. Alternatively, visit their website to enrol online,

Spanish in Falmouth with Cornwall Adult Education

WANTED: new students!

Do you already  know some of the basics of Spanish but want to get to grips with putting sentences and questions together for yourself? If so our Spanish courses in Falmouth might be for you. Our friendly Spanish groups at Falmouth and Penryn Adult Education are looking for new members for the summer term.

Spanish for Beginners Part 3 (Thursdays 10 – 12)

This class started in September 2015 and we have covered the basics such as introducing yourself, talking about family and friends, checking into a hotel, understanding descriptions of holiday apartments on sites such as Airbnb, ordering drinks and meals in a Spanish restaurant, asking what’s in a Spanish dish and lots more. We have just started tackling the verb endings in the present tense and we will be practising using them this term. So if you know enough to order a beer, ask where the station is and introduce yourself, this group might be for you. We’ll also be reviewing and reusing what we’ve learnt in the course so far, so if you’re worried that you’ve missed something – don’t be!

Spanish for Improvers Part 3 (Thursdays 1 – 3)

This class also started in September and is a mixed level group, over the last year we have looked at the topics of food, film, environmental problems, holiday accommodation and transport and more. We have also been tackling various tenses in Spanish so that we can talk about the past, present and future. Don’t worry if that sounds intimidating though, Term 3 will involve a recap of some of the basics and plenty of opportunities for practising using the grammar in supportive speaking activities.

When, where and how to sign up 

If you’re interested please sign up as soon as possible with Cornwall Adult Education Service, either online or by phoning 0300 1231 117 or by emailing

Both classes start on April 21st 2016  and run for 10 weeks with a break for half term (Thursday 2nd May). Price is £100 or £54 for concessions.

We look forward to welcoming you in our friendly classes!

New Beginners Spanish Course at the Centre of Pendeen

Learn the basics…

Numbers, greetings, introducing yourself, negotiating a conversation and knowing how to pronounce Spanish words.

Understand and speak from the start

We will focus on listening skills and speaking, to build your confidence in using Spanish on your holiday or in future classes.

4 – week course

The course runs for 4 weeks and will hopefully give you the taste for learning more! The course costs £28 which works out at just £7 for each session.

When and where?

Monday evenings 6.45 – 7.45 pm at the Centre of Pendeen starting mid September (provisionally 21st September 2015).

Small class size

The maximum number of students is 6, which means I can respond to the needs of the individuals within the group. So if there is something you would particularly like to learn, or you need extra help or practice with an aspect of the language, just let me know.

About the tutor

I am a PGCE-qualified teacher of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) with more than 8 years’ experience of teaching languages to adults and children, both in Spain and in the UK.  Please contact me on  or 01736 787905 if you would like to reserve a place on the beginners Spanish course, or if you have any further questions. ¡Hasta pronto!

Spanish in Pendeen

We are looking for more people to join our small, friendly improvers Spanish group in Pendeen.

Held on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 – 6.30 pm at the Centre of Pendeen, this class will suit you if you know some of the basics of Spanish already.

We have recently started looking at how to talk about past events in Spanish.

Please contact me for more information.

The class costs £7 for one hour, and your first session will be free so you can see if the class is right for you.

Learn a language for your trip abroad

I am offering the following 5-week short courses in June/July. Time and place to be agreed with other course participants. If you are interested, please contact me, stating your preferred days and times and location (Pendeen, St Just or Penzance). The first session will be FREE and then you can decide whether to sign up for the following 4 weeks (£28 for 4 x 1 hour sessions). The classes will have a focus on speaking and listening and include games, role plays, listening activities, and structured pair work activities which will build your confidence for using and understanding the language abroad.

Spanish for holidays/travel

You will learn

  • how to order drinks and tapas
  • how to ask for information
  • how to book into a hotel/guesthouse/campsite
  • how to understand prices, opening times etc.
  • how to buy tickets for travel

German for beginners

You will learn

  • how to introduce yourself and ask simple questions
  • how to understand and use numbers 1-100
  • how to negotiate a conversation (ask someone to repeat, slow down etc.)
  • how to order drinks and cakes in a café
  • how to pronounce German words




Rabbiting away in Spanish at the Dog and Rabbit, St Just.

March – Spanish at the Dog and Rabbit

Now March is upon us, the Café Dog and Rabbit has reopened after a very well deserved hibernation in February, and we are back to our usual Thursday evening Spanish sessions. These are from 4.30 – 5.30 and are aimed at beginners who have some knowledge of the basics, and people who have learnt a bit of Spanish and want to practise their speaking. To give you an idea of what we have been covering, last week we practised using and understanding numbers above 100, and then understanding the words for places in town, and saying how far places are.

New people welcome

We are always on the look out for more people to join the group, so please pop along to our next session and enjoy un café con leche and some Spanish chat at the Dog and Rabbit.


Many thanks to Corinne at Bosavern House, who provided a very comfortable alternative venue in February. Muchas gracias!

Why learn a language?


Speech bubbles with reasons why people want to learn Spanish or German

Why learn German or Spanish?

In the first class I like to ask learners why they want to learn German or Spanish. Shown above are just a few of the answers they give.

Get speaking right from the start

Many people learnt a language at school and now want to take it up again, or learn a completely new language. Others did not really enjoy language learning at school, but are motivated to give language learning a second chance. Often they feel their knowledge of grammar is OK, but they want to be able to speak and understand more confidently.

Travel, friends and holidays

A lot of people are enthusiastic about the country where the language is spoken and may have visited and got a taste for the culture and want to go back and chat with the locals or friends over a café con leche or a Weissbier.

For business

I have several learners working in the hospitality industry, who want to be able to communicate with their guests. Here in West Cornwall we have a huge number of German visitors, thanks partly to the popularity of the German produced TV adaptations of Rosamunde Pilcher novels shown on a Sunday evening in Germany. Filmed in Cornwall with a German cast, these shows draw thousands of German tourists every year to visit the landscapes and houses made famous in the programmes.

Classes tailored to your interests

Whatever your reasons, I will take them into account when planning your lessons and if there is something you particularly want to learn then let me know, and I can plan it into a future lesson.

And if you have no particular reason and just want the fun and challenge of learning a new language, then that’s fine too!

Look under the Spanish or German tabs to find details of current classes in St Just, Pendeen and Penzance.


Spanish and German at the Centre of Pendeen

Spanish and German at the Centre of Pendeen

I will be running FREE taster sessions at the Centre of Pendeen, so you can see whether learning a language is something you’d like to do, or to check which level is best for you. Please come along!

Beginners German, Wednesday 14th Jan, 4.45 – 5.45 pm.

Improvers German, Wednesday 14th Jan 6 – 7 pm.

Beginners Spanish, Monday 19th Jan 5 – 6 pm.

Improvers Spanish, Monday 19th Jan 6.15 – 7.15 pm.

Please contact me for more information.

Spanish and German at the Centre of Pendeen

I’m really happy to be running Spanish and German classes at the Centre of Pendeen in the New Year.

Free taster sessions

Provisional dates and times are below and I will be offering FREE taster sessions in January so that you can see whether you would like to join the class.

Spanish beginners – Mondays 5 pm – 6 pm
Spanish improvers – Mondays 6.15 – 7.15 pm
FREE taster sessions Monday 19th January 2015

German beginners – Wednesdays 4.45 pm – 5.45 pm
German improvers – Wednesdays 6 pm – 7 pm
FREE taster sessions Wednesday 14th January 2015

I really hope you’ll come along and try a session!

Centre of Pendeen

We will be using the small meeting room at the Centre, which also runs a huge range of other activities, groups and classes as well as the farmers’ market every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. So if languages are not your thing, maybe you could try patchwork, yoga, scrabble or bowls.

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