Spanish

Spanish

Our Spanish team takes you travelling to Spain and the Spanish speaking areas around the world. The lessons focus on conversation, reading, listening, writing and grammatical skills. The Spanish culture, traditions and food are also part of the course.

New courses start in the week of 9 September 2019. Scroll down for the schedule.

The courses are in the CENTRE (Muiderstraat 24, Sint Nicolaasstraat 59 or Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 101, you will receive a confirmation of the exact location approximately 1 week before the course starts) or in ZUID (Tweede Schinkelstraat 26).

Do you want to enroll in one of the on-going courses? That’s possible! Please contact us for the options.

 

 

Level: A1.1

Would you like to speak Spanish? You’ll learn the basics in this course while having conversations and playing games! You’ll learn pronunciation, numbers, colours, the present tense of the regular verbs, how to ask questions and how to use nouns and adjectives (masculine/feminine and singular/plural). By the end of the course you will be able to introduce yourself, buy things in shops and to describe places.

FULL

Schedule

  • Monday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Aula Internacional (€30,-)

From chapter 1.

Register for Spanish, A1.1 Evening Centre (start 09/09, 19:00) FULL

Level: A1.1

Would you like to speak Spanish? You’ll learn the basics in this course while having conversations and playing games! You’ll learn pronunciation, numbers, colours, the present tense of the regular verbs, how to ask questions and how to use nouns and adjectives (masculine/feminine and singular/plural). By the end of the course you will be able to introduce yourself, buy things in shops and to describe places.

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Aula Internacional (€30,-)

From chapter 1.

Register for Spanish, A1.1 Evening Centre (start 09/09, 20:30)

Level: A1.1

Would you like to speak Spanish? You’ll learn the basics in this course while having conversations and playing games! You’ll learn pronunciation, numbers, colours, the present tense of the regular verbs, how to ask questions and how to use nouns and adjectives (masculine/feminine and singular/plural). By the end of the course you will be able to introduce yourself, buy things in shops and to describe places.

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 10/09 - Last lesson: 17/12
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Book: Aula Internacional (€30,-)

From chapter 1.

Register for Spanish, A1.1 Evening Zuid (start 10/09)

Level: A1.2

Would you like to expand your knowledge of Spanish? In this course you’ll learn more about the verbs in the present tense by adding irregular and reflexive verbs to your vocabulary. You’ll also learn possessive pronouns, and direct and indirect object pronouns. You’ll expand your skills by learning how to talk about your tastes and habits, order in restaurants, and ask information to get around cities. The teacher will only speak Spanish! (And so will you!)

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Aula Internacional (€30,-)

From chapter 5.

Register for Spanish, A1.2 Late Afternoon Centre (start 09/09)

Level: A2.1

Have you already learned the basics of Spanish? Then it’s time to reinforce your skills and dig deeply in the language by adding some new grammar and vocabulary to your knowledge. In this course you will, among other things, learn how to give advice and recommendations, discuss films, describe houses and objects, and how to interact with native speakers at different levels of formality. The teacher will only speak Spanish! (And so will you!)

FULL

Schedule

  • Monday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Aula Internacional 2

From chapter 1.

Register for Spanish, A2.1 Evening Centre (start 09/09) FULL

Level: A2.2

Do you know how to use the present tense? Then it’s time to start learning other verb tenses including present perfect and the future. You’ll talk about your professional life and studies, job skills, trips and cities. New skills you’ll learn include expressing your opinions, assessing quality and professional skills and planning and booking a trip. The teacher will only speak Spanish! (And so will you!)

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 10/09 - Last lesson: 17/12
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Book: Gente Hoy 1 Textbook (€29,60)+ Gente Hoy 1 Workbook (€19,80)

From chapter 9.

Register for Spanish, A2.2 Evening Centre (start 10/09)

Level: B1.2

Are you already pretty proficient in Spanish? Then it’s time to practice reading complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics and to learn how to discuss them with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity. You’ll be able to explain your views on different topics and to discuss advantages and disadvantages of choices. You’ll also practice writing on a wide variety of subjects. Spanish grammar holds less and less secrets for you! You’ll practice the present subjunctive, indirect speech, ‘preterit pluperfect’, superlatives and start learning about the simple future and conditional tenses.

FULL

Schedule

  • Tuesday 18:30-20:30
  • Start: 10/09 - Last lesson: 17/12
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Book: Aula 3, from chapter 6.

Register for Spanish, B1.2 Evening Zuid (start 10/09) FULL

Level: B2.2

Is your knowledge of Spanish pretty extensive? Let’s repeat some challenging grammar from previous courses before you start expanding your knowledge further with – for example – new forms of the ‘subjuntivo’. You’ll talk about communal rights and personal relationships. You’ll discuss current issues such as sustainability and learn how to argue about obligations and rights, express feelings and describe characters. You’ll also learn how to defend and refute proposals.

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 10/09 - Last lesson: 17/12
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Book: Gente Hoy 3 Textbook (€29,60)+ Gente Hoy 3 Workbook (€19,60)

From chapter 5.

Register for Spanish, B2.2 Evening Centre (start 10/09)

Level: B2+

Do you already speak Spanish fluently but feel the need to practice it in order to hone your skills? Are you interested in Spanish culture and current events? Then this is the perfect course for you! You will meet every week and discuss a different topics from the Spanish news. The teacher will also explain grammar or vocabulary issues that might come up during discussions.

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 14:00-15:30
  • Start: 10/09 - Last lesson: 17/12
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Newspaper articles and other sources of information brought by your teacher.

Register for Spanish, España Hoy (from B2) Afternoon Centre (start 10/09)

La tregua, by Mario Benedetti

This trimester the Spanish book club will meet to discuss the major narrative of Mario Benedetti about loneliness, miscommunication, death and political issues. Mr. Benedetti’s best-known work was written in 1960. La tregua was adapted into a film in Argentina and nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film in 1975. La tregua, which has been translated into nineteen languages, is written in the form of a diary and tells the story of a romance between a middle-aged widower, Martin Santome, and a woman half his age. The narrative takes place in Montevideo.

The author
“The work of Mario Benedetti, my friend and brother, is surprising in all its aspects, whether the varied extent of genres it touches, the density of its poetic expression or the extreme conceptual freedom it employs. To Benedetti, language, all of it, is poetic.”
José Saramago

Mario Benedetti Farrugia was born in 1920 into an Italian immigrant family in the cattle town of Paso de los Toros, in central Uruguay. He came of age in Montevideo, going to work at fourteen in an auto-parts shop before making his mark in Latin American literary circles in his mid-twenties, first with poems and later with short stories.

14 weeks
14 lessons
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: La tregua, by Mario Benedetti

Register for Spanish, Spanish Book club (La tregua)

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