Would you like to start learning a new language? Why not Spanish, spoken on four continents and more than 20 countries. Come to join us in this fantastic introduction and enter the world of Spanish culture. This is an introductory level course. Follow-on courses levels 2 - 4 are also available. Conversation Level 5 is a higher level class for those who wish to develop fluency in Spanish. We also offer Spanish for Travellers courses in weekend or weeknight formats. These focus on the language of travel. Please note that this Spanish Beginners course is not suitable for the purposes of learning Spanish for travel unless you can also complete Spanish Level 2 before your departure.
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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Spanish for Travellers: A beginner level course with essential vocab and phrases for those travelling to a Spanish-speaking country - available as a 12 hour evening course or a 6 hour weekend course
Level 1: Spanish Beginners. This course introduces grammar and every day vocabulary
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 who have completed Levels 1 - 4 or those who have learnt to speak Spanish whilst travelling and wish to continue learning.
For those with no knowledge of Spanish language. A first step for Beginners and suitable for those who plan to continue with Spanish language. Please note this course is not suitable as a stand-alone course for those planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country.
From September 2019
"Hi there, just a quick note to say thanks to Sergio for being such a fantastic Spanish teacher. His personality and presentation style made his classes really enjoyable. He is so engaged and interested in his students learning. I attended a Spanish night class at XXXX Term 1 which was such a yawn, with the teacher just running through the motions it was so refreshing to be part of Sergios class. He is definitely a cut above other teachers. Thanks. Juliet"
I had a great time at our Spanish classes. Sergio was great and the handout that we had was excellent. I’m looking forward to starting Spanish Level 2 soon.
Wanda" April 2019
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