Spanish Beginners

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

This introductory course will give you a good grounding in the basics of Spanish with an emphasis on the spoken language. But not only. It will also give you an understandspanishing of the basic grammar structures. Structure awareness is an extremely important tool. This is what will allow you to build and produce your own sentences, without having to memorize them from your notes like a parrot. We will start from how to introduce ourselves, and will then move on to all the main everyday conversational topics. Suitable for complete beginners, or for people who wish to brush up and reactivate old basic skills that seem to be gone (they are not!). The course aims to give the visitor to Spain the tools to communicate in a simple but effective way.

 Term 1: Starts 23rd January 2018            10 weeks        €100             7:30 – 9:30pm  

Term 2: Starts 10th April 2018 (follow on course)   8 weeks    €80      7:30 – 9:30pm

Book to be used in class:

Martín & Ellis: Pasos 1 – Beginners’ Course (Fourth Edition) – Coursebook, Hodder &
Stoughton, 2015. ISBN: 9781473610682


About the Tutor:     Francesco Felici

 Francesco defines himself as addicted to languages. He holds an MA in modern languages from the University of Pisa, Italy, his home country, and a French D.E.A. in comparative grammar from the Sorbonne, Paris. He has studied in Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Iceland (his major was in Nordic Languages), always working very hard to learn the language of the country that hosted him.
And he has never stopped, every single language fascinates him deeply, every single language is a real passion.
One of the things he loves most to do with languages is teaching them. He taught Italian for two years at the University of Poznan, Poland, e for ten years at an American college in Florence, Italy. Then Danish and Modern and Old Icelandic for one year at the University of Pisa, Italy. He also has experience in teaching German, French, Norwegian, Finnish, Esperanto.
He’s working right now as a literary and publishing translator from Finnish and Norwegian for an Italian publishing house that specialises in Nordic languages
As for Spanish, he had the chance to study it very seriously during his two year stay in Pamplona, northern Spain.