Would you like to start learning a new language? Why not Spanish, spoken on four continents. Come to join us in this fantastic introduction and enter the world of Spanish culture.
An introductory level course. Follow-on courses levels 2 - 4 are also available. Conversation Level 5 is a speaking class for those who wish to practise their Spanish skills.
Note that this course requires some home study as well as classroom sessions.
During this course, you will study:
On completion of this course we expect that you will be able to speak some basic Spanish, remember some essential vocab, be starting to learn some simple grammar, have the basics of pronunciation, and have some idea of Spanish culture and traditions.
The amount of revision undertaken between classes can have a large influence on the final outcome for individuals.
Each week, the course will build upon itself. We ask students to revise material between classes. In addition, a short homework exercise is usually set. We encourage you to set up a Duolingo Spanish account (www.duolingo.com) on your computer or smartphone and practise for 10 minutes daily.
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Our Spanish tutors, Fabiana, Sergio and Sonia, create a fun and lively atmosphere in an informal classroom setting.
More information about our Spanish language programme:
Level 1: Spanish Beginners. This course introduces grammar and vocabulary focusing on language for travellers eg greetings, getting directions, ordering food, buying tickets, and shopping.
Level 2: Building on Beginners, this course develops grammar, learning more regular and irregular verbs (still present tense), growing vocabulary, increasing confidence with listening, speaking and responding to questions. Introduction of present continuous tense and reflexive verbs.
Level 3: Review of present simple and present continuous tenses and reflexive verbs. Introduction of past perfect and past imperfect tenses
Level 4: Review of past perfect and past imperfect tenses. Introduction of future tense, conditional, subjunctive and imperative modes.
Level 5: Spanish Conversation: To develop fluency, improve pronunciation and learn advanced tenses and modes.
For those with no knowledge of Spanish language. A first step for Beginners and suitable for those who plan to continue with Spanish language.
I've just finished my Level 1 Spanish Course with Sergio and I wanted to get in touch because you guys need to know what a fantastic teacher he is. Sergio is kind, patient, funny and clear - I enjoyed his classes far more than I feel like any student should enjoy class!
His gentle encouragement and easy, comfortable style really boosted the confidence of almost every student in the class, with all of us improving to the point of comfortably standing in front of the class and speaking. Please keep him on board because I'd really like to do Level 2 Spanish next year, and would like him as my teacher.
Furthermore, I'd like to thank Selwyn College very much for the great classes you run - it's been a pleasure and I'd certainly recommend your classes to anyone wanting to learn a new skill.
Thanks again! " Kendal
"Fabiana is such fun and very encouraging". Kate T
"This was a very enjoyable course, well-paced and delivered. I am sure all who attended got a lot of enjoyment and learning from the course". David S (Fabiana)
"I really enjoyed the course and my Spanish has improved. I would love to take the next course at a higher level". Angela D (teacher Fabiana)
"The course was a great foundation for learning the Spanish language. It taught me so much and inspired me to move on to the next level with more passion". Maia S (teacher Fabiana)