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Spanish IGCSE (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description



As the second-most widely spoken language in the world, the advantages of being able to speak Spanish are clear. With more than 350 million native speakers, an understanding of the language carries benefits for both business and social applications. Learning Spanish will give you a better understanding of the way other Latin languages such as French are structured, and is also considered to be one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn. If you wish to study a foreign language at a more advanced level or are simply interested in learning Spanish for pleasure, this IGCSE forms the perfect introduction. 


You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Module 1: Introductory skills

  • Studying a foreign language
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening and pronunciation
  • Grammar
Module 2: Study topics
  • Talking about yourself
  • Talking about family and friends
  • Finding holiday accommodation
  • Ordering drinks and snacks
  • Directions
  • Telling the time
  • Shopping for food
  • Getting what you want
  • Travel and transport
  • Enjoy your meal!
  • Interests, hobbies and healthy living
  • Town and country – holiday activities
  • The environment
  • School, work and getting a job
  • Home life
  • People and relationships
  • Future plans – careers and holidays
  • Talking about past events


Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required for this course.


This course follows specification 4SP0 from the awarding organisation Edexcel. Full details of the specification can be obtained from Edexcel's website.

Three exams: 1hr30m (50% of marks), 40m (25% of marks) and 10m (25% of marks)

Sixteen assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

From 2014 an oral exam will be compulsory. We understand that this can be difficult to arrange as a private candidate, so to try and make things easier NEC students can enter for their written exams at one of our partnership centres, and then sit the oral exam here at NEC in Cambridge.

Financial information



It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.


Representative example:

Course fee:  £395
Deposit:  £39.50
Amount of credit:  £355.50
Monthly payment:  £59.25
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £395
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  

For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses






Further information

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

This course comes with the Palgrave Macmillan Breakthrough Spanish 1, Euro edition book and accompanying CDs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 24 July 2019
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