Spanish

Spanish FlagWith 483 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most used language internationally, after English, and is second only to Mandarin in global native speakers. Today native Spanish speakers make up 7.6% of the entire population of the world!

It is an official language in 21 countries: pretty much everywhere from Mexico to Patagonia, except Brazil, one African country (Equatorial Guinea), and it is also spoken in the Philippines. In total 580 million people speak Spanish worldwide, including 75 million speakers with limited competence and 22 million of learners. More than 50 million people in the USA speak Spanish as a first or second language and it's also quite popular in Spain too!

Spanish is studied as a foreign language by 22 million students worldwide and it is highly regarded by employers.

Spanish Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Spanish (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key information

  • Session information: Monday evenings from 6-8pm, Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm, Thursday evenings from 6-8pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 12/13/15 October 2020 - running until 22/23/25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12/13/15 October - 14/15/17 December 2020. Term 2: 18/19/21 January - 22/23/24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Spanish Beginners Fast Track

Key Information

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm
  • Timeline: Starting 17 October 2020 - running until 19 December 2020
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

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Spanish Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached level A1 in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Key information

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Spanish Post-beginners Fast Track 

Key information

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm
  • Timeline: Starting 17 October 2020 - running until 19 December 2020
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

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Spanish Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-Beginners (level 2) Course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Spanish Intermediate Fast Track

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: Term 1: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

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Spanish Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 21 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Spanish Upper-intermediate Fast Track

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  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

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Spanish Advanced (Level 5)

This course will combine two levels together - Advanced and Post Advanced. 

You have either reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.or you at the first half of the B2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or previously taken an Advanced (level 5) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 21 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Spanish Advanced Fast Track

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  • Session information: TBC 
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

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Spanish Post-advanced (Level 6)

This course will combine two levels together - Advanced and Post Advanced. 

You have either reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.or you at the first half of the B2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or previously taken an Advanced (level 5) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 21 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Spanish Proficiency (Level 7)

This course will combine two levels: the Proficiency and the Proficiency Plus. You have reached the full level B2 or be at a C1/C2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid.

Key Information

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Spanish Proficiency Plus (Level 8)

This course will combine two levels: the Proficiency and the Proficiency Plus. You have reached the full level B2 or be at a C1/C2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid.

Key Information

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Spanish Conversational

You have achieved a proficient, or higher, level (B2, C1 or C2) of Spanish and now you would like to practise the language through interactive activities such as conversation practice, role playing, debates and negotiations. The main idea of a conversational course is to promote communication, pronunciation, vocabulary development and group discussion skills while focusing on current events and cultural topics in contemporary Spain and Latin America.

  • Session information: TBC 
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

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