SUITABLE FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
REBOOT YOUR SPANISH PRACTICE
£150 / 8 weeks
+ 2 bonus sessions
¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL!
ORAL SPANISH LINGUISTIC IMMERSION FROM HOME
Register now for an intensive 8 week speaking course for intermediate-level students eager for an immediate result on speaking confidence and fluency. Daily guided self study throughout each week leading to a 75 minute group class each week for 8 weeks. Only £150. Your money back after the first week if you’re not happy and have fully completed all the tasks and group session.
Struggling to speak two sentences in a row (despite knowing a good level of Spanish)
Scared of speaking
Lacking confidence and fluency
Good at learning grammar and vocabulary but don’t find the chance to practice
Impatient to see results
Frustrated after trying other methods and courses
Let’s remove all the roadblocks that might have hindered your progress in just 8 weeks!
We only keep a language by using it.
Starting from your present intermediate Spanish level, it will be very easy to give a big boost to your command.
Dealing with everyday life topics that you already know (holidays, travelling, hobbies, work…) will put you at ease to start speaking.
Interacting with your peers enriches your command.
With simple practice every day you will develop or rebuild your fluency and confidence.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
75 minute conversation class each week for 8 weeks:
7:30pm UTC+1, then UTC+0 on Tuesdays.
All the material needed for the conversations.
For each topic: Comprehensive input (oral and written texts); videos, Questions; Useful expressions; vocabulary in context; Linking words.
For each topic: a video with the teacher’s answers to the questions and a transcript of the video.
Feedback from lessons.
Access to interviews, videos and discussion in a dedicated online forum.
Group cooperation and support with other students, via Whatsapp Group.
1) Every week, optional one hour drop-in Zoom session to ask questions and practice free conversation to reinforce your learning.
2) Daily access to your teacher via Whatsapp group.
3) Bonus videos with grammar explanations, vocabulary and cultural references.
4) Dedicated membership website giving access to all course material during the course and afterwards.
IT’S ONLY 8 WEEKS AND IT WILL BE LIFE CHANGING!
What’s required of me?
Intermediate level (at least) of Spanish (contact me if you’re not sure).
If you miss a group session I’ll explain how to catch up.
Three hours self-study per week preparation for the group session.
Commitment to communicate in Spanish every day.
Internet connection and familiarity with Zoom video meetings (ask for help if needed).
My methodology is based on engaging, real life topics which encourage students to speak and express themselves.
Kindness, care, acceptance and respect are essential, as the student’s comfortability will allow them to feel safe and relaxed to speak.
Communicative approach is the main aim, as I understand a language as a means of communication, connection, link with another culture. Obviously, perfection will be happening as we communicate regularly and in a determined and enthusiastic way.
My sources for discussions are varied and so the pair work and group activities. Thus we avoid boredom, apathy and monotony.
The role of the student is always active. Students spend most of the time interacting, talking, discussing and commenting topics.
Students have access to feedback constantly.
Sense of humour is crucial to learn. Our brain relaxes, opens up and absorbs naturally the language. Moreover, it brings an atmosphere of trust and peacefulness.
We are a small and unique school where you can be sure to get individual attention. There are many, much bigger, and probably cheaper schools than ours, but I think you’ll find it hard to find better value or a more personable and friendly school. There’s only one teacher here and that’s me!
I offer a free 15 minute video intro session for everyone joining my courses, so nobody is anonymous to me. I will welcome you individually and answer your questions. You can tell me your needs and learning priorities so that I make sure they are met.
If you take the ¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL! course, in addition to our weekly Zoom lesson, you’ll have chance to ask questions through a Whatsapp group, and through a weekly video Q/A session so I can understand your specific needs and expectations, both in terms of the language and in terms of motivation. It takes motivation and commitment to complete the course and I want to be able to help you with that.
¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL! runs several times a year according to demand and my other workload. After registering your interest, I’ll contact you with details of the next course. Please tick the box to receive my newsletter to be sure you don’t miss out on new courses that are introduced from time to time.
If you’re asking this, you maybe shouldn’t be applying! You will need to be ready to make a commitment to stick with the course for the full 8 weeks. If, after the first week, having attended the first group session and done the preparation, you decide the course is not for you, just let me know, and I’ll give you a full refund.
But we do understand that life throws unexpected things at us sometimes. At any time, if something crops up that means you can no longer commit to the course, I will hold a space for you to re-join on a subsequent course.
What if I cannot remember all the vocabulary about the topics? Do I need to look for them and to study them before joining ¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL!?Sp w1th Victoria2021-07-03T20:31:24+01:00
NO. All the topics already come with a selection of vocabulary, common phrases or expressions, questions, linking words and even a video of Victoria’s answers (if you fancy improving your listening too), which will help you to get ready for the speaking sessions.
There are also extra written and oral texts and extra videos for you to acquire vocabulary and grammar in context.
What if a person does not respect my opinion or they judge what I say?Sp w1th Victoria2021-04-10T18:22:08+01:00
Please let me know your concerns as soon as possible. We have clear, firm rules in Spanish with Victoria and those people who do not follow them will need to leave the community. Respect and none judgement are essential for all people to feel part of the group. Thank you!
What happens when I register for the next ¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL!?Sp w1th Victoria2020-10-22T10:41:50+01:00
You’re very welcome to join us! You will be committed to create your fluency and confidence (or bring it back if you have lost it) talking about familiar topics and in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. I’ll contact you to let you know the dates for the next course, bearing in mind the availability you expressed on your registration form. Being flexible about availability and being prepared to let something else go if necessary for two months will help you get the best from the course.
What happens if one week I did not have time to prepare for the group session?Sp w1th Victoria2021-07-03T19:58:21+01:00
Please do not miss a session for this reason! There is so much to learn from the others in the speaking sessions! And you will always have something to say, as we will be dealing with topics you already know somehow.
Having said this, please, try not to let this happen more than once, as this is a short, intensive course and the aim is gaining fluency and confidence very quickly. You will need to find preparation time before each session, and maybe make a sacrifice or two to ensure you get the best from this experience.
What do I need to fit in the intermediate course?Sp w1th Victoria2021-07-03T17:33:54+01:00
If you are an intermediate Spanish student, NO topic will be new to you. They are about family, free time activities, sports, holidays, technology, education, environment, shopping, food… But they will take you beyond your current level to a new feeling of confidence and fluency!
How long will the students know in time the topics that we are debating on the following week?Sp w1th Victoria2021-07-03T20:03:18+01:00
You will need to be ready to make a commitment to stick with the course for the full 8 weeks. If, after the first week, having attended the group session and fully done the preparation, you decide the course is not for you, just let me know, and I’ll give you a full refund.
And what after ¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL!? How can I carry on improving conversation?Sp w1th Victoria2021-07-03T19:57:04+01:00
There are various options. During the course I will get to learn the needs and interests of the group. There is an option for me to put on a weekly session if the group wants to stay together, or have 1-2-1 lessons. After the course, you will feel encouraged to carry on improving your communication, so you are welcome to join a formal follow-on course for graduates from ¡YA HABLO ESPAÑOL!