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 September and January.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
23 September 2019 Part 1 Monday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Monday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Monday 6-8pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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!)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Bitácora 2 Nueva Edición (Student and Activity Book) as well as the tutor's own materials. However, please do not buy the book if you are joining in Part 2 or Part 3. For Part 1 please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

 

 

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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
  • the environment
  • Spanish cultural habits (Intercultural competence)
  • Spanish gestures (Pluricultural repertoire)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • consolidation of past tenses: P.Indefinido vs. P. Perfecto, P. Pluscuamperfecto
  • verbal periphrases (empezar a + infinitive, terminar de + infinitive, volver a + infinitive, etc.)
  • the use of the Present of the Subjunctive and Future Imperfect (Indicative) to express different degrees of probability
  • using the subjunctive to talk about future plans (cuando + subjunctive)
  • constructions to propose solutions- Conditional tense (deberían, habría que)
  • expressing impersonality – the use of se (se habla/se usan…)
  • talking about habits (es normal/habitual/raro + infinitivo, soler + infinitive)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • New Year wishes and resolutions
  • talking about films and TV series
  • analysing film posters (Intercultural competence)
  • stereotypes
  • colloquial Spanish

Grammar

You will learn:

  • using the subjunctive to make wishes (Quiero/espero que + indicative/subjunctive, ¡Qué + subjuntive)
  • the use of Present tense to talk about films and TV series
  • direct/indirect object pronouns (lo, la, los, las, le, les)
  • combination of direct and indirect pronouns in a story (se lo dije)
  • constructions to express interests and feelings with subjunctive (no/me gusta + que + subjunctive)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • social issues and concerns
  • tourist destinations
  • revision unit

Grammar

You will learn:

  • expressing needs, desires and asking for something (querer/pedir/exigir/necesitar + infinitive and querer/pedir/exigir/necesitar + que + subjunctive)
  • uses of por vs. para
  • using the subjunctive and indicative with cuando
  • combination of the past tenses talking about anecdotes (P. Pluscuamperfecto, P. Imperfecto, P. Indefinido)
  • constructions to express cause and consequence (como, porque, así que)
  • expressions to show interest when listening to a story (¡Menos mal! ¡No me digas!)
  • revise some of the grammar contents seen throughout the course

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Aula Internacional 3 Nueva Edición throughout the course and tutor will also provide additional material in some topics.   

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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...
  • language learning: difficulties and objectives.
  • relationships and social media
  • describing character, feelings and emotions
  • social media and information: fake news
  • literature: Short story by Rosa Montero, Spanish writer and journalist
  • literature: Fragment of short story by Leo Masliah, Uruguayan writer

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbal periphrases with infinitives (empezar a, ponerse a, no dejar de, acabar de, seguir sin, llevar+ tiempo + sin), gerunds (seguir, llevar, acabar, ir) and participles (llevar)
  • conditional phrases with imperfect of subjunctive (si+ imperfect de subjuntivo, condicional)
  • relative clauses with indicative and subjunctive (necesitamos una persona que es/ sea …)
  • reciprocal constructions (se conocieron, se odian…)
  • value judgment with imperfect of subjunctive (es una pena que se enfadara…)
  • agreement/ disagreement with indicative or subjunctive (estoy de acuerdo en cambiar / estoy de acuerdo en que cambiemos…)
  • expressing opinions with indicative and subjunctive (opino / considero / veo / diría que + indicativo; no opino, no considero, no veo que + subjuntivo)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • immigration and identity: Latin Americans in the USA
  • second generation immigrants in Spain
  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news…
  • places: La Cordillera de los Andes, La Sierra de Guadarrama
  • ecology: current issues
  • health, food habits and diet: vegans, clean eating, etc.
  • literature: poem by Pablo Neruda, Chilean writer

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative clauses with prepositions (en el cual/ con la que/ con las cuales…) and in formal register (cuyo/a/os/as)
  • passive voice (fue declarado, será visitado…)
  • expressing impersonality (se construyó, lo construyeron, fue construido)
  • concessive conjunctions with indicative / subjunctive (aunque, por mucho que, a pesar de que, por muy... que + indicativo/ subjuntivo)
  • verbs of movement (subir, bajar, acercarse a…)
  • conditional conjunctions (a no ser que/ siempre y cuando + subjuntivo, excepto si + indicativo…)
  • simple future and future perfect to express probability (estará/ habrá estado…)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current Spanish and Latin American affairs: videos, articles, news...
  • telling an anecdote and reacting to one
  • expressing emotions
  • speculating about the past
  • music: la cumbia, origin and history

Grammar

You will learn:

  • contrast between past tenses (pretérito indefinido, pretérito imperfecto, pretérito perfecto, pretérito pluscuamperfecto)
  • uses of the present tense
  • reported Speech and tense correlation (me dijo que fuera a verlo…)
  • subordinated clauses to express value judgment in the past (no me pareció bien que…, me quejé de que + imperfect de subjuntivo)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Bitácora 4 Nueva Edición 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

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.