¿Hablas Español? ¿Necesitas practicar tu español? Si quieres mejorar tu español...ven a este curso que lo vas a pasar fenomenal.
This is our highest level Spanish class for those who have completed our levels 1 - 4 Spanish courses and now wish to develop fluency. It may also suit those who have spoken Spanish during travel or work abroad at some time in the past who wish to refresh their skills.
This course is generally conversation-based, using an article from a Spanish or South American newspaper or students choosing a topic as the basis for discussion. Participants should be comfortable listening to and speaking in Spanish, as the class is conducted by the tutor almost entirely in Spanish.
Through participating in Spanish Conversation you have the opportunity to practise the language acquired in earlier courses, improving fluency, growing vocabulary, mastering the basics of grammar, improving pronunciation and increasing confidence in understanding others and responding. The tutor will continue to introduce teaching points around advanced tenses and modes. Most sessions include games to practise speaking skills.
The atmosphere of the class is friendly and relaxed and often humorous. The environment is inclusive and supportive. We are encouraged to learn through making mistakes.
More information about our Spanish language programme:
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 7 hour weekend course. This course is also suitable for Spanish learners of higher levels who wish to learn and practise the vocabulary of travel.
Level 1: Spanish Beginners. This course introduces grammar and every day vocabulary (this course does not cover travel 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 who have studied Spanish Intermediate or who have spoken Spanish in the past. If you are unsure of your level, please contact the office. We will arrange for the tutor to telephone you to assess which course will suit you best.
Click through to YouTube here to see Sergio's video about learning Spanish on Zoom (some of Sergio's courses are delivered via Zoom - these are clearly identified on the website).
Dec 2017: Just a quick note to say how fabulous I thought Sergio was as a teacher of Level 1 Spanish… I have been to other classes from time to time and would rate him among the best I have come across… what an asset to Selwyn to have such a polished teacher… I have already signed up for Spanish Level 2! Susie
"Enjoyed the group - the interaction. Fabiana is a very able teacher, animates and has lots of interesting ways (games, stories etc) which make the class fun as well as educational." Jo G
"This course was very good - it continued on from my last term with Fabiana (there were many of the same students) so we had already established a good rapport. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Using the language a lot has helped me to improve". Paul R April 2014
"I enjoy Fabiana. She is fabulous".