Description

This 30-hour course is the equivalent of Beginners 3 and 4 (or two Intense courses in succession). This is good if you have studied around 30 hours. We'll get you acquainted with reflexive verbs, describing people and things (lots of adjectives), talking about daily routines, combining verbs for more flexibility and then an introduction to past tenses. This is the third and fourth 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 ...

  • describing people physically and of personality (es alta, morena, tiene el pelo …)
  • talking about daily routines using reflexive verbs (me levanto / te levantas …)
  • talking about the family using possessive adjectives (mi padre / tu hija / sus hermanos)
  • using prepositions (a / de / en / con)
  • describing clothing using colour / number / adjectivesbuying clothing in a shop (¿qué desea? / quiero ... / ¿qué precio tiene?)
  • asking permission to do something (¿me puedo probar la camisa?)
  • asking / responding about likes / dislikes (¿qué te parece? ¿cómo me queda? te queda bien)
  • introducing the direct object pronouns (it/them: la prefiero … / ¿cómo lo tomas?)
  • more irregular verbs in the present tensemore verbs like gustar (quedar / parecer)
  • making / accepting / refusing appointments and datesexpressing obligation (tener que + infinitive)
  • describing actions happening now (present continuous: estar + present participle (-ing)
  • talking about the months of the yearexpressing intentions / plans for the future (ir a + infinitive)
  • proposing plans / suggesting alternatives (¿quieres venir ...? / ¿por qué no ...? ...)m
  • aking telephone callsintroducing the first past tense (present perfect: haber + past participle)
  • asking why something occurred / accepting excusesexpressing surprise / disappointment / boredom

Textbooks are needed for this course - Nuevo Ven 1, Libro del Alumno (2 CDs, $58.99) and Workbook in English (1 CD, $28.99). These may be purchased from El Patio at your first class.

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Class Schedule

10 classes x 3 hours per session

What you will learn
  • Describing people physically and of personality (es alta, morena, tiene el pelo …)
  • Talking about daily routines using reflexive verbs (me levanto / te levantas …)
  • Talking about the family using possessive adjectives (mi padre / tu hija / sus hermanos) ... 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

Casual

Appropriate for

This is for 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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