Beginners’ course2021-07-29T22:39:28+01:00

Beginners’ course

CURSO PARA PRINCIPIANTES

COURSE FEES

£150 / 10 weeks / group class
£350 / 10 weeks / 1-2-1 coaching
Next Courses: September 2021

Start your Spanish adventure here!

Register now (scroll down for the form) for a ten week course to begin your Spanish journey with confidence and ease.

Whatever your reason for learning: holidays, work, speaking with Spanish family members, this course will get you off to a great start!

Choose from group classes, or 1-2-1 private coaching, or learn with a friend.

Join me in the adventure of acquiring your first level of Spanish.

Victoria in Gran Canaria

NO TE GUSTARÁ, TE ENCANTARÁ = YOU WON’T LIKE IT,  YOU’LL LOVE IT!

DO YOU want to learn some basic Spanish for:

  • your holidays,
  • living abroad,
  • supporting your children learning Spanish at school, or to
  • converse with your Spanish family members?

DO YOU:

  • Need a comfortable group setting, or friendly private tutor, to put you at ease and boost your confidence?
  • Want to turn language learning into something INTERESTING and FUN?
  • Have some motivation to learn and progress?
  • Want to see some significant results in a short time?

but PERHAPS YOU:

  • Think you can’t learn languages?
  • Feel put off by previous failed attempts?
  • Have a dislike for traditional approaches forcing grammar and vocabulary memorising?

STUDENTS’ COMMENTS

“excellent teacher”

“like talking non-stop to a friend”

“engaging tutor”

“patient and attentive”

“we now have confidence to communicate”

“we would recommend Victoria to all”

“best Spanish lessons I have ever had”

“a lot more confidence to speak”

then COME AND TRY MY
CURSO PARA PRINCIPIANTES = SPANISH BEGINNERS’ COURSE 

HOW?:

  • We only keep a language by using it.
  • Starting from scratch, lessons will be fun, dynamic and completely focused on communication.
  • Stop learning at random and start building your Spanish using the 16 most common verbs in ALL languages.
  • With simple practice every day you will develop your  fluency and confidence.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • 60 minute conversation class each week for 10 week terms:
  • 7:30pm UTC+1, then UTC+0 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • No course book required. All the material needed for the conversations.

BONUS:

  • Recorded lessons to catch up if you miss a lesson or if you want to revise at home
  • Homework marked;
  • Extra material (videos, stories).

What’s required of me?

  • NO previous knowledge required.
  • If you miss a group session I’ll explain how to catch up.
  • Re-watch the lesson video during the week before your next lesson.
  • Internet connection and familiarity with Zoom video meetings (ask for help if needed).

COST:

GROUP COURSE:
£150 for a ten week term

1-2-1 PRIVATE COACHING:
£350 for a ten week term

BY THE END, YOU’LL FEEL CONFIDENT AND EAGER TO CONTINUE!

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Will I get homework?2021-07-03T17:55:13+01:00

    You can have a look at your class notes during the week. I also recommend you reading books adapted to your level and interest, as a lot of input is absorbed by this. Besides, lessons will be recorded, so that you can revise them or catch up, if you miss any (when doing the course in groups).

    Will I be bombarded with (lots of) grammar and vocabulary (I don´t know)?2021-07-03T17:53:36+01:00

    Not at all. These lessons are based on comprehensible input. If you don´t understand, you will not learn. So the teacher will make sure all the time that you are following her.

    What will I know by the end of the course?2021-07-03T17:56:39+01:00

    Apart from greetings, numbers, alphabet, days of the week, months of the year and pronunciation tips, we will be building up the language around the most common verbs in all languages which are:

     

    INGLÉS ESPAÑOL
    I am / they are… Soy Victoria. Soy profesora.
    There is/are Hay un chico en el parque.
    I have/you have… Tengo un coche.
    I am/you are/she/he is in… Estoy en la clase de español.
    I/you/he/she would like… Quiero un café, por favor.
    I/you/he/she goes… Voy al cine.
    I/you/he/she likes… Me gusta la paella.

     

    When we use these verbs, we build up lots of vocabulary and structures around them by talking about who we are, our job, our nationality, our family, friends…

    You´ll also be able to make descriptions about your house, your city and your surroundings.

    You´ll be able to mention your possessions; where you (and other people or things or animals) are; the things you like or want and where you (and other people) go.

     

    Depending on your learning pace, we might use as well the following most common verbs

    She leaves home at 7am. Sale de su casa a las 7:00.
    He does/makes (dinner). Hace la cena todos los días.
    She gets (ill, excited…). Se pone (enferma/contenta).
    He can (come to the party) Él puede (venir a la fiesta).
    She gives a book. Ella da un libro.
    He says “hello”. Él dice “hola”.
    She knows the numbers. Ella sabe los números.
    He comes back on Tuesday. Él vuelve el martes.
    She watches TV. Ella ve la televisión.

     

    As you can see, we are using the language to acquire it. We don´t memorize but we speak and communicate in a natural way within a given context.

    What if I am scared/not confident to speak?2021-07-03T17:50:48+01:00

    Speaking cannot be forced at all. What we need is lots of input and that input will be comprehensible and entertaining.

    What if I am left behind?2021-07-03T17:48:52+01:00

    Nobody can be left behind, as we progress by always building on what we have learned. And there is plenty of chances for revision in each lesson.

    Persuade me your method will work for me.2021-07-03T17:51:51+01:00

    My lessons are about communication and the use of Spanish. We are building the language around story-telling and fun activities full of interaction. I will put you at ease and that is what your brain needs to make the learning stick!

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