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.

Check out their website at www.centreofpendeen.co.uk.