Spanish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Spanish in London with our part-time Spanish evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Spanish courses with us. You can also join a Spanish evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Spanish.

This Spanish evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Spanish language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the Spanish language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
12 January 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
11 April 2016 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
12 April 2016 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
20 June 2016 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £215 Already started
21 June 2016 Term 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 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
  • cities
  • at the bar – food and drinks, formal and informal situations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • personal pronouns
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • adjectives and nouns – gender and number
  • verbs (ser, estar, hay, tener and querer)
  • demonstrative pronouns (este, esta, estos, estas)

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the house (parts of the house and furniture)
  • the area where you live
  • directions (public places and ways of giving directions)
  • likes and dislikes
  • the time and days of the week
  • routines
  • free time activities

Grammar

You will learn:

  • present tense (regular, irregular and reflexive verbs)
  • prepositions of place
  • verbs (gustar, encantar)
  • quantifiers
  • prepositions

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • your weekend
  • your job or studies
  • means of transport
  • at the restaurant
  • the weather
  • past events

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adverbs of frequency
  • prepositions
  • introduction to the simple past

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 level of Spanish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Spanish language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 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
  • going shopping – clothes, colours and materials

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • adverbs of quantity and frequency
  • 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)
  • direct object pronouns
  • present perfect

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • comparisons
  • opinions
  • activities happening at the moment of speaking
  • holidays
  • biographies
  • weekends
  • invitations and telephone conversations

Grammar

You will learn

  • use of prepositions
  • comparatives
  • present continuous (estar + gerund)
  • preterite tense (regular and irregular forms)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travelling and description of travel preferences
  • talking about a past weekend
  • giving opinions about a past event
  • descriptions and habits in the past
  • telling stories or anecdotes
  • describing objects
  • at the cinema

Grammar

You will learn

  • verb gustar in the past
  • verb to be (ser and estar)
  • superlative
  • recent actions (acabar de + infinitive)
  • imperfect tense

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.

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Spanish language and its grammar, and have already studied the Spanish language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • objects and gadgets
  • shopping habits
  • communication habits and issues
  • giving your opinion
  • biographies

Grammar

You will learn:

  • affirmative imperative and position of pronouns with the affirmative imperative (cómpralo)
  • the preterite (fui, viví, trabajé)
  • the imperfect (iba, vivía, trabajaba)
  • time markers (desde…hasta, a los…)
  • direct and indirect object pronouns (lo, los, la, las, le, les, se)

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Hispanic celebrations and customs
  • personality traits
  • anecdotes
  • living abroad
  • health
  • recipes
  • asking for and giving advice

Grammar

You will learn:

  • imperfect to contrast the present and the past (antes vivía en Madrid pero ahora vivo en Londres)
  • expressing cause (porque, como)
  • contrast between the preterite and imperfect (part 1)
  • giving your impression (me parece…)
  • intensifiers (bastante, muy, algo, poco, nada)
  • the future tense (voy a + infinitive)
  • affirmative and negative imperative (no fumes, no bebas)
  • present subjunctive to give advice (te recomiendo que vayas al médico)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • at the airport
  • cities and towns
  • films
  • telling and understanding anecdotes
  • the future of technology
  • customs and conventions in Spain and Latin America

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 preterite and Imperfect (part 2)
  • phrases to react to an interlocutor (¿ah sí? ¡qué bien! ¡no me digas!)
  • the present subjunctive to express surprise, likes and dislikes (no me gusta que haya tanto ruido en las calles)

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 Bitácora 2 during Term 1 and Term 2. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Spanish language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations. You have already studied Spanish for three years or 180 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • past experiences
  • the future world
  • prohibitions and obligations
  • Spanish cultural habits
  • wishes and plans

Grammar

You will learn:

  • consolidation of past tenses 1
  • some verbal periphrases (verbal constructions of two verbs)  – empezar a + infinitive, acabar de + infinitive, volver a + infinitive, dejar de + infinitive, llevar + gerund, seguir + gerund
  • revision of the simple future
  • the compound future (habrá salido)
  • the use of the subjunctive and indicative to express different degrees of probability
  • expressing impersonality – the use of se and
  • expressing prohibition (está prohibido/se prohíbe(n)/no se permite(n)…)
  • talking about habits (es normal/habitual/raro + infinitivo, soler + infinitive)
  • using the subjunctive to make wishes (ojalá + subjunctive, que + subjunctive)
  • using cuando/en cuanto/antes de que + subjunctive to talk about future plans

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • social issues and concerns
  • technology and messages
  • famous quotations
  • colloquial Spanish
  • talking about films

Grammar

You will learn:

  • expressing needs, desires and claiming 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)
  • forms to propose solutions (deberían, se debería, habría que)
  • the reported speech (me ha dicho que + subjunctive, me ha preguntado si + indicative)
  • verbs used to summarise the purpose of a message (preguntar, recomendar)
  • forms of expressing agreement and disagreement colloquially ( ¡Y un jamón! ¡Venga ya! ¡Y que lo digas!)
  • the use of the present tense to narrate a story

Term 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)
  • forms of expressing cause and consequence (como, porque, así que)
  • consolidation of past tenses 2
  • forms of showing interest when listening to a story (!menos mal! !No me digas!)
  • forms to express interests and feelings (me gusta + que + subjunctive)
  • forms to soften an expression of disagreement (a mi modo de ver,  lo que pasa es que, yo no diría eso)
  • forms to introduce a contrary argument (pues, pero)
  • the superlative (ísimo, a, os, as)
  • the relative sentences with prepositions
  • some adjective modifiers (excesivamente, demasiado)
  • 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. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Students are expected to have studied the language for 300 hours or equivalent.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
29 September 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 January 2017 Term 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
13 April 2017 Term 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs – videos, articles, news...
  • Spanish films – Volver by Pedro Almódova (fragment)
  • body language in different cultures
  • flamenco – history and present
  • mediation – resolving conflicts

Grammar

You will learn:

  • describing actions with adjectives, gerunds and adverbs
  • time constructions (mientras, mientras tanto, al + infinitive, hasta que, tan pronto como, cuando + present/imperfect of subjunctive)
  • pronominal verbs
  • expressing purpose (para + infinitive/present or imperfect of subjunctive)
  • expressing involuntary involvement with pronouns

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Aztec and Inca legends
  • idiomatic expressions
  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs – chronicles
  • the environment – current issues
  • literature – poem by Antonio Machado

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past tenses – uses of the imperfect of indicative
  • position of adjectives
  • specifying when an action takes places (justo ese día/estar a punto de + infinitive)
  • time constructions with indicative and subjunctive (mientras/después de que/antes de que)
  • nominalisation
  • text cohesion – lexical and grammatical resources

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • crowdfunding (financiación colectiva) in Spain
  • work-life balance
  • economic migration
  • Spanish documentary – En tierra extraña
  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs – videos, articles, news...

Grammar

You will learn:

  • clauses of contrast with indicative or subjunctive (aunque, a pesar de que, por mucho que, por más que, por muy)
  • expressions to reformulate an idea (es decir, esto es, o sea)
  • expressions to exemplify (a modo de ejemplo, por ejemplo)
  • coherence and cohesion in a text – lexical and grammatical aspects
  • contrasting past tenses
  • time correlation between indicative and subjunctive modes

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 5 Nueva Edición B2.2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.