6.30pm – 8.00pm
This course is for complete beginners and those who know a little Spanish and want to refresh it before continuing to more advanced structures. As such, we will cover the most basic functions of the language: greetings, giving and asking personal information about yourself and others (name, nationality, profession, age, telephone numbers and email) expressing basic intentions, explaining reasons, talking about the weather, describing places, and forming basic questions (who, what, when, how many, etc).
The grammatical points covered include the distinction between masculine and feminine, and singular and plural. The present tense of regular verbs, plus the verbs ser y estar. We will also look at the Spanish equivalent of “The” and the interrogative particles needed to make basic questions. Accordingly, the vocabulary will include numbers, nationalities, professions, class vocabulary, hobbies and leisure activities (to study, to read, to mark, to go out, to watch a movie...) weather and geographical vocabulary.
This class is taught in a relaxed, friendly environment.
Tuesday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
The course is directed to students with a basic and recent knowledge of Spanish. The classes will commence with a quick revision of the topics studied in the beginner’s class (greetings, personal information, description of places, regular present tense, ser y estar, etc). At the end of the course, students should be able to express their needs, preferences, likes and dislikes, interests and hobbies; go to shops and ask for prices and products; to talk about family and personal relations, and describing physical and character traits of a person; talk about daily activities and tell the time, and go to bars and restaurants and talk about food. Grammatical points covered include the verb “to go”, “to prefer” and “to like”; structures to express obligation; possessives articles and some irregular present tenses. Vocabulary studied will include colours, clothes, the family and adjectives to describe people physically (tall, thin, blonde...) and their character (intelligent, lazy, talkative...), days of the week and parts of the day, daily activities, food and ingredients.