This is for absolute beginners. We'll get you started with greetings and presentations, asking and giving personal information, alphabet, pronunciation, numbers, and more. This is the first of the 6 courses which lead to level A1.

You'll be in a group with other like-minded people who are all wanting to learn and improve—whilst having fun. 

What you learn ...

  • greetings / presentations (¿cómo te llamas? / me llamo ... )
  • asking / saying your name, nationality, what you do, where you live
  • pronunciation / the alphabet / numbers
  • demonstrative adjectives (this/these: este / esta / estos / estas)
  • formal and informal modes of address (tú / usted ) 
  • masculine / feminine nouns (el sillón / la silla)
  • masculine / feminine adjectives (mexicano / mexicana)
  • asking / saying where things are (al lado (de)/ a la izquierda (de) / a la derecha (de))
  • describing where you live (vivo en una calle ...)
  • interrogatives (¿dónde? ¿de dónde? ¿qué? ¿cómo?)
  • ordinal numbers (primero/a / segundo/a …)
  • asking / responding about quantities (¿cuánto? ¿cuánta? ¿cuántos? ¿cuántas?)
  • contracting a + el / de + el (al / del)
  • basic present tense verb patterns (the 3 types: –AR / –ER / –IR)
  • speaking practice of all the above
  • help with grammatical terminology!

Textbooks are needed for this course - Nuevo Ven 1, Libro del Alumno (2 CDs, $59.99) and Workbook in English (1 CD, $28.99). These may be purchased from El Patio at your first class.

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What you will learn
  • Greetings / presentations (¿cómo te llamas? / me llamo ... )
  • Asking / saying your name, nationality, what you do, where you live
  • Pronunciation / the alphabet / numbers ... more below
What you will get
  • Small, fun and social, with a teacher who knows how to teach languages!
  • A good base to begin building your Spanish

What to bring
  • Pen, paper and heaps of enthusiasm!
What to wear


Appropriate for

This is for absolute beginners.

El Patio specialises in Spanish, with short courses for beginners through to proficient. We pride ourselves on our healthy numbers of continuing students at advanced levels. Classes are small, serious but fun, and are suitable for those wishing to become fluent in Spanish, for travellers, partners of Spanish-speakers, and those who want to train their brain.

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