Spanish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Spanish in London? Join one of our part-time Spanish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Spanish courses start in October and January (2 hours a week) as well as April (1.5 hours a week). If you already have some knowledge of Spanish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Spanish course.

We also have intermediate and advanced Spanish classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Spanish Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Spanish.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2019 Part 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
14 January 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
15 January 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 April 2019 Part 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
15 April 2019 Part 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
24 June 2019 Part 3 Mondays, Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
25 June 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays, Thursdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions (professions and countries/nationalities)
  • the alphabet
  • numbers 0–100
  • physical description and personality
  • the family
  • at the bar – food and drinks, formal and informal situations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • personal pronouns (yo, tú, él)
  • definite and indefinite articles (el, la, los, las, un, una, unos, unas)
  • adjectives and nouns – gender and number (la mujer alta, el hombre bajo)
  • demonstrative pronouns (este, esta, estos, estas)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • cities
  • the house (parts of the house and furniture)
  • the area where you live
  • directions (public places and ways of giving directions)
  • likes and dislikes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verb “to be” (ser / estar)
  • prepositions of place (encima de, al lado de, delante de, etc.)
  • verbs “to like” and “to love” (gustar, encantar)
  • quantifiers with nouns (mucho/a/os/as, bastante/s, algún, etc.)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the time and days of the week
  • routines
  • free time activities
  • your job or studies
  • means of transport
  • at the restaurant
  • the weather

Grammar

You will learn:

  • present tense (regular, irregular and reflexive verbs)
  • adverbs of frequency (siempre, a menudo, a veces, etc.)
  • prepositions (abren a las cinco, abren de nueve a cinco, etc.)
  • verbs with prepositions (empezar a, terminar de, ir a, ir en, etc.)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Ele Actual A1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book. We will also use the tutor's own materials.

This course starts in April and runs over four terms, after which you will be able to join the Elementary course.

Who is this class for?

Spanish Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Spanish.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 15 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 30 hours.
  • You can join Part 4 if you have studied Spanish for about 45 hours.

Booking

  • each part individually for £175 (£195 after 20 December)*
  • Part 3 and 4 together for £299 (£335 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 2 and add Parts 3 and 4 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2019 Part 3 Mondays 6 – 7.30pm 10 weeks £195 (£175*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 April 2019 Part 4 Mondays 6 – 7.30pm 10 weeks £195 (£175*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 2 Mondays 6 – 7.30pm 10 weeks £195 (£175*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions
  • the alphabet
  • numbers 0–100
  • countries and nationalities
  • professions
  • physical description and personality
  • the family

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • personal pronouns (I, you, she, he, etc)
  • definite and indefinite articles (un, uno, unos, el, la, las, etc.)
  • adjectives and nouns (gender and number)
  • verbs (ser, estar, haber, tener, querer)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • cities and towns
  • geographical location
  • buy items in a shop
  • everyday objects
  • the house (parts of the house and furniture)
  • the time and days of the week
  • the weather

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositions of place(encima de, delante de, debajo de, etc)
  • demonstrative pronouns (este, esta, estos, estas)
  • ser andestar for description and location (es grande, está en el sur)
  • noun-adjective agreement (la agenda negra)
  • use of hay andestá to express existence and location

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • likes and dislikes
  • routines
  • free time activities
  • buying drinks

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs (gustar, encantar)
  • present tense (regular and irregular verbs)
  • verbs related to free time activities (ver exposiciones, nadar, etc)
  • reflexive verbs (levantarse, acostarse)
  • adverbs of frequency (nunca, siempre, normalmente, etc)

Part 4

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • your job
  • means of transport
  • talk about your skills
  • expressing agreement and disagreement
  • past events

Grammar

You will learn:

  • frequency(una vez por semana, una vez al mes...)
  • verbsconocer andsaber
  • introduction to the simple past(fui, trabajé, compré...)
  • time references for the past(ayer, anteayer, la semana pasada...)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Ele Actual A1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book. We will also use the tutor's own materials.

Who is this class for?

This level of Spanish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Spanish language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions
  • wishes and needs
  • future plans and obligations
  • parts of the body
  • emotional and physical states and illnesses
  • at the market
  • recent events and life experiences

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense (me levanto a las 7 y desayuno)
  • adverbs of quantity and frequency (siempre, a menudo, nunca)
  • future tense (ir + a + infinitive)
  • expressing wishes and needs (querer + infinitive, me gustaría + infinitive)
  • expressing obligation (tener que versus hay que + infinitive)
  • verb 'to ache' (doler)
  • present perfect (hoy he ido a trabajar en coche)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • going shopping: clothes, colours, and materials
  • comparisons
  • opinions
  • activities happening at the moment of speaking
  • holidays
  • biographies

Grammar

You will learn

  • direct object pronouns (lo,la, los, las)
  • use of prepositions (a, de, entre, etc)
  • comparatives (es más…que, es menos…que, es tan…como)
  • present continuous (estar + gerund)
  • preterite tense: regular and irregular forms (ayer estudié por la tarde)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • invitations travelling and description of travel preferences
  • talking about a past weekend
  • descriptions and habits in the past
  • telling stories or anecdotes
  • describing objects

Grammar

You will learn

  • verb gustar in the past (me gustó mucho la película Coco)
  • verb to be (ser and estar)
  • recent actions (acabar de + infinitive)
  • imperfect tense (antes vivía en una casa en el campo)
  • contrast between the preterite and the imperfect tenses (como hacía calor, me compré un helado)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Ele Actual A2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book. We will also use the tutor's own materials.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Spanish language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Spanish language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • objects and gadgets
  • holiday rental properties
  • biographies
  • communication habits and issues

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the P. Indefinido (fui, viví, trabajé)
  • the P. Perfecto (he vivido, he trabajado)
  • the P. Imperfecto (iba, vivía, trabajaba)
  • time markers (desde…hasta, a los…)
  • direct and indirect object pronouns (lo, los, la, las, le, les, se)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • living abroad
  • anecdotes
  • recycling
  • food and eating habits
  • recipes
  • shopping habits

Grammar

You will learn:

  • imperfect to contrast the present and the past (antes vivía en Madrid pero ahora vivo en Londres)
  • the future tense (voy a+ infinitive)
  • discourse connectors (en cambio, además, por eso)
  • affirmative imperative and position of pronouns with the affirmative imperative (cómpralo)
  • position of direct and indirect objects in a phrase
  • contrast between P. Indefinido and P. Imperfecto (part 1)
  • expressing cause (porque, como)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • at the airport
  • telling and understanding anecdotes with increased confidence
  • cities and towns
  • future predictions
  • the future of technology
  • films

Grammar

You will learn:

  • phrases to express agreement and disagreement (estoy de acuerdo contigo, no lo veo así)
  • present subjunctive in sentences to express opinion (no creo que sea una buena idea)
  • the simple future (trabajaré, viviré, iré)
  • simple conditional (viviría, pondría, trabajaría)
  • contrast between P. Indefinido and P. Imperfecto (part 2)
  • phrases to react to an interlocutor(¿ah sí?, ¡qué bien!, ¡no me digas!)

Who is this class for?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Spanish language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Spanish for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 220 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • past experiences
  • the future world
  • technology and messages
  • prohibitions and obligations
  • Spanish cultural habits

Grammar

You will learn:

  • consolidation of past tenses
  • verbal periphrases (empezar a + infinitive, acabar de + infinitive, volver a + infinitive, etc.)
  • the use of the subjunctive and indicative to express different degrees of probability
  • the reported speech (me ha dicho que + subjunctive, me ha preguntado si + indicative)
  • verbs used to summarise the purpose of a message (preguntar, recomendar)
  • expressing impersonality – the use of se and tú and expressing prohibition (está prohibido/se prohíbe(n)/no se permite(n)…)
  • talking about habits (es normal/habitual/raro + infinitivo, soler + infinitive)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • New Year wishes and resolutions
  • social issues and concerns
  • colloquial Spanish
  • talking about films

Grammar

You will learn:

  • using the subjunctive to make wishes (ojalá + subjunctive, que + subjunctive)
  • using the subjunctive to talk about future plans (cuando/en cuanto/antes de que + subjunctive)
  • expressing needs, desires and asking for something (querer/pedir/exigir/necesitar + infinitive and querer/pedir/exigir/necesitar + que + subjunctive)
  • evaluating situations and facts (me parece muy bien/mal…que + subjunctive)
  • constructions to propose solutions (deberían, se debería, habría que)
  • expressing agreement and disagreement colloquially (¡Y un jamón! ¡Venga ya!)
  • the use of the present tense to narrate a story

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about novels and TV series
  • stereotypes
  • alternative holidays
  • relationships
  • contemporary design

Grammar

You will learn:

  • direct/indirect object pronouns (se lo dije)
  • constructions to express cause and consequence (como, porque, así que), to introduce a contrary argument (pues, pero), and to soften an expression of disagreement (a mi modo dever, lo que pasa es que, yo no diría eso)
  • phrases to show interest when listening to a story (¡menos mal! ¡No me digas!)
  • constructions to express interests and feelings with subjunctive (me gusta + que + subjunctive)
  • adjectives modifiers (excesivamente, demasiado) and the superlative (-ísimo, -a, -os, -as)
  • exclamation sentences (¡Qué…! ¡Qué…tan/más!)
  • relative sentences with indicative and subjunctive (quiero una casa que tenga/tiene jardín)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Aula Internacional 3 throughout the course. 

Who is this class for?

You have a strong command of the Spanish language. You can express yourself accurately and fluently on a variety of topics.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have studied the Spanish language for 240 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 260 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 280 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • styles of learning and intelligence
  • emotions and feelings
  • formulating a hypothesis and speculating
  • Spanish Civil War and post-war in the film El laberinto del fauno
  • giving advice and instructions
  • marketing and publicity campaigns

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs with pronouns (ponerse, sentirse, dársele bien/mal)
  • construction with verbs with personal subject or with direct object (me pongo nervioso/me pone nervioso/me ponen nervioso)
  • indicative and subjunctive to express hypothesis and to speculate (estoy convencido de que/Puede que)
  • expressing beliefs with different structures (creer algo/creerse algo/creer en algo)
  • affirmative and negative Imperative (piensa/no pienses)
  • position of direct and indirect object pronouns (me he peinado/déjame el coche)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • traditions for New Year
  • storytelling
  • International Women’s Day
  • giving opinion and debating
  • the environment
  • standards of behaviour from the short film Diez Minutos
  • recommending and suggesting

Grammar

 You will learn:

  • introduction to the Passive voice (las fiestas indígenas fueron declaradas Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad por la UNESCO)
  • uses of the past tenses of the Indicative (P. Pluscuamperfecto, P. Imperfecto, P. Indefinido)
  • Indicative and Subjunctive to give opinions (creo/ no creo que; es importante que)
  • Subjunctive to talk about standards of behaviour (me parece bien/mal/injusto/ilógico…que + Subjunctive)
  • Conditional (haría, deberías, podrías)
  • structures to recommend with the Subjunctive (te recomiendo/aconsejo que + subjunctive)
  • Imperfect Subjunctive to recommend or to suggest (si estuviera en tu lugar + conditional)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the news and media (TV and press)
  • giving our opinion about current social issues
  • conveying words said by others
  • putting forward solutions
  • interaction strategies: asking for clarification, giving clarification
  • oral mediation from English into Spanish/Spanish into English at the airport (making claims and negotiating)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • consolidation of past tenses (P. Pluscuamperfecto, P. Imperfecto, P. Indefinido, P. Perfecto)
  • Passive voice (mañana será clausurado el festival de cine de Málaga)
  • referring to a topic or opinions (lo de/lo que, eso de…)
  • reported speech -change of tenses (dice que tengo 14 días para devolver el teléfono/Dijo que tenía 14 días para devolver el teléfono)
  • structures for putting forward solutions/negotiating (lo que propongo es que +
  • Subjunctive/Siempre que + Subjunctive/Siempre y cuando…)
  • interaction strategies (¿Tú cómo lo ves?, respecto a eso que acabas de decir, claro…)
  • the Imperative and paralinguistic communication (prosodic qualities)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use three units of Aula Internacional 3 (units 5, 11 and 12) at the beginning of the course. The rest of the material will be provided by the lecturer. In term 3, we will cover units 1 and 2 of Aula Internacional 4.

Who is this class for?

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Spanish for 300 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Spanish for about 320 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Spanish for about 340 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
18 April 2019 Part 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Spanish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news...
  • contemporary issues and problems in the world and their possible solutions
  • Latin American comic: Mafalda
  • traditional songs: las Marías/Malhaya la cocina
  • literature: Manuel Vicent, Spanish writer
  • ecology: current issues

Grammar

You will learn:

  • making proposals and suggestions with infinitive and subjunctive (propongo, sugiero, recomiendo + infinitivo / que + subjuntivo)
  • verbal periphrases (haber de/ venir a / ponerse a / echarse a / llegar a + infinitivo, etc.)
  • expressing opinions with indicative and subjunctive (opino / considero / veo / diría que + indicativo; no opino, no considero, no veo que + subjuntivo)
  • Perfect of subjunctive (haya hablado, haya tenido, haya vivido…)
  • Future perfect and conditional perfect (habré avisado, habrá suspendido… / habría avisado, habría suspendido…)
  • verbs with prepositions (carecer de/ renunciar a / tener por…)
  • expressing the reason for one’s surprise and concern (con lo que + indicative, con el-la-los-las + noun + indicative, con lo + adverb/adjective + indicative)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • idiomatic expressions
  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news…
  • publicity: analysis of its effects on society
  • mass media: the impact on society
  • literature: short story by Isabel Allende, Chilean writer

Grammar

You will learn:

  • expressing feelings: happiness, surprise, sadness, etc… with indicative and subjunctive (me alegro de que + subjuntivo; me siento feliz / satisfecho… de (que) + indicative / subjuntivo)
  • suffix, nominalisation of verbs (contaminar: contaminación, producir: producción)
  • the imperative (háblale, escribídselo, hazlo…)
  • discourse markers (debido a, por consiguiente, aunque,...)
  • verbs to express change (hacerse/ volverse/ llegar a ser…)
  • reported speech: indicative and subjunctive (dijo que en junio habría acabado el proyecto…)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news...
  • discussing stress in everyday life; describing people’s personality and physical characteristics; expressing physical states and feelings
  • literature: Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer
  • music: la cumbia, origin and history
  • places: Machu Picchu / La Isla de Pascua

Grammar

You will learn:

  • Pluperfect of subjunctive (hubiera/ hubiese llamado)
  • relative clauses with prepositions (en el cual/ con la que/ con las cuales…)
  • expressing conditions with subjunctive (siempre que / salvo que… + subjuntivo)
  • consecutive clauses (tan/ tanto/ tantos…que… ej. Habla tan rápido que no lo entiendo.)
  • positioning of adjectives (gran(de), único, primero…)
  • adjectives with ser and estar: difference in meaning (ser/ estar listo, rico, claro…)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use ELE Actual B2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.