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Regular Spanish Classes

Spanish language courses in regular evening classes are conducted in four 10-week terms per year. We have classes from beginner to advanced level. Each class has one 90 minute session per week unless indicated otherwise. The fee for our evening classes is $335 per term. The minimum number for our regular evening classes is five students, with a maximum of 10 – 12 students.

Smaller Spanish Classes

Occasionally we have only 3 or 4 students for a particular Spanish class. As a cancellation of classes might cause disappointment to our students, we offer these smaller classes at different rates and conditions.

Classes with four students are $350 for a 9-week term. Classes with 3 students are $350 for an 7-week term.

Beginners to Advanced

Beginners start as Elementary 1 (A.1.1) and go up to Elementary 4 (A1.4). Each of the elementary levels will take approximately one term to complete. Intermediate and Advanced levels vary.

Internationally recognized examinations can be taken from advanced levels. Please talk to us for a free informal assessment of your level.

Spanish Online Lessons

We offer online classes at $59 per 45 minutes especially for people who want to practice their conversation skills, but they can be for regular class work, too. Ask us for details.

Outline for Spanish A1 Elementary Levels

Book: Aula 1

The general guideline for A1 is the following:

  • A1.1 = Elementary 1: Lektion 1-3
  • A1.2 = Elementary 2: Lektion 4-5
  • A1.3 = Elementary 3: Lektion 6-7
  • A1.4 = Elementary 4: Lektion 8-9

Unidad 1 NOSOTROS

This course will take the students through general topics such as

  • Classroom questions and instructions
  • Asking for and giving personal information
  • Verbs in Spanish
  • Verbs ser/tener
  • Gender: nationalities and professions
  • Spanish pronunciation
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

 

Vocabulary:

  • Classroom objects
  • Professions
  • Numbers from 0 to 100

Unidad 2 QUIERO APPRENDER ESPANOL

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Expressing intentions
  • Noun gender
  • Noun number
  • Por / para / porque
  • Verbs in the 2nd person singular and plural
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Phrases including ir and salir
  • Some uses of the preposition de
  • Expressions with the verb hacer
  • Free time

Unidad 3 DONDE ESTA SANTIAGO?

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Verbs ser/estar
  • The verb hay to express existence
  • Articles
  • Making comparisons using superlative adjectives
  • Quantifiers
  • Asking in Spanish
  • Vowels in Spanish
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Talking about the weather
  • Describing landscapes, currencies, languages, drinks, etc.

Unidad 4 CUAL PREFIERES?

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Gender and number agreement
  • Demonstratives
  • Irregular verbs: tender, ir, preferir
  • Tener que+ infinitive to express need and obligation
  • Interrogatives que/cual/cuales
  • Differentiating numbers
  • Listening for agreement: singular and plural articles and demonstratives
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Numbers
  • Describing clothes
  • Shops and items we can buy in them
  • At the shop: useful sentences when shopping

Unidad 5 TUS AMIGOS SON MIS AMIGOS

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Verbs gustar, encantar and interesar
  • Preferir compared to verbs like gustar
  • Reacting to other people’s likes and dislikes
  • Quantifiers
  • Possessive adjectives
  • The r/rr sound
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Family
  • Ser, estar and tener to describe personal relations
  • Adjectives to describe people
  • Expressions with the word musica

Unidad 6 TUS DIA A DIA

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Irregular verbs
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Expressing frequency
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Saying the time
  • Que hora es? Vs a que hora? And prepositions to talk about time
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Days of the week
  • Expressions with the word dia
  • Expressions with the word hora
  • Months of the year and seasons in Spanish
  • Adjectives to describe people’s personalities
  • Expressions with the verbs ir, salir and hacer

Unidad 7 A COMER!

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Impersonale se
  • Direct object pronouns
  • Addressing you:tu / vosotros, usted/es
  • Listening for masculine -o and feminine -a
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Types of food and frequent word combinations
  • Meals
  • Expressions with the word plato
  • Expressions with the word pedir
  • Articles, gender and number agreement

Unidad 8 EL BARRIO IDEAL

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Using ser, estar, haber, and tender to describe a place
  • Using ser, estar, haber and hacer to describe a place
  • Quantifiers: un, uno/-a/-os/-as
  • Quantifiers: algun, alguno/-a/-os/-as; ningun, ninguno/-a/-os/-as
  • Asking for and giving directions: formal and informal
  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • Prepositions a, en and de
  • Prepositions por and para
  • Syllables
  • Dyphthongs
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • The city
  • Common expressions with the same word

Unidad 9 SABES CONDUCIR?

This course will take the students through general topics such as:

  • Introduction to the preterito perfecto
  • Preterito perfecto: form
  • Preterito perfecto: uses
  • Expressing ability todo something: saber and poder
  • Saying how (well) you do something
  • Preterito perfecto and direct object pronoun
  • Intonation
  • Translating into Spanish and English some of the contents of this unit

Vocabulary:

  • Adjectives to describe people’s personalities
  • Adjectives and gender :some common endings