Onsite & Online

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We offer Spanish group courses to all levels as well as private classes. All our courses can be taken both onsite and online. Along with the language courses we offer a variety of Hispanic cultural events open to everyone.

GROUP COURSES

There are two terms of long courses, one starts in February and finishes in May and the other one begins in September and ends in January. However, our short courses for beginners and our one to one classes take place throughout the year.
We use a course book in our long term courses that can be bought in our school. Please, note that the price of the book is not included in the course fee.

*All the courses must be paid one week in advance of the starting date. A minimum of 3 students is required in order to run courses. Full payment will be refunded in the case of a course not going ahead.

Level Beginner A1

Level Elementary A2

Level Intermediate B1

Level Upper Intermediate B2

Level Advanced C1

**Bank Holiday: 26 October

**Christmas Holiday: 15 December – 3 January

You can check your level of Spanish by taking a level test HERE if you are unsure of which course to choose.

Level Guide

Level

Description

A1 - BEGINNER

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - ELEMENTARY

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 - INTERMEDIATE

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 - ADVANCED

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 - PROFICIENCY

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

ALL OUR COURSES

Have a maximum of 10 students per class

Are taught by a qualified native speaker with fluent English

Are designed to be functional and fun, emphasising everyday verbal communication

Can be taken in our bright and comfortable study centre or in the comfort of your own homen

Make use of state of the art teaching resources

Private classes

These classes are designed to meet specific students’ needs so they can learn at their own pace and also have the classes the day and time that best suits them.

*Classes must be paid in advance. All cancellations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full and the cancellation will count as a used lesson.

Extra Activities

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The school also offers other learning activities to give students more opportunities to improve their communication skills. These activities include:

  • Book Club: reading of a chosen graded reader followed by a group discussion. One hour session every two weeks. No need to buy the book. 
  • Film Club: viewing of a short film and post-film group discussion. One hour session once a month. 
  • Conversation classes: group discussion about specific topics. One hour session once a month. 
  • Tapas night: a night out at Deli La Tasca with other students of Spanish and teachers.

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