Group Programs

Beginner

Group classes are an engaging and constructive way to learn a language. 
In our small group classes the teacher-student interaction is as productive as it is fun.

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The Beginner Program, organized in two modules, Beginner Level 1 (BL1) and Beginner Level 2 (BL2), is for students who have never taken Spanish classes, or who know just a few words or expressions.
We offer two different Beginner programs: a once-a-week option that runs for 10 weeks or 8 weeks for a total of 20 instructional hours, or an intensive twice-a-week option that runs for 6 weeks for a total of 30 instructional hours. The once-a-week classes are offered weekday evenings as well as Saturdays; the twice-a-week classes are offered on weekday mornings or evenings.
All materials are included in the tuition price and your Preferido Card — the membership card issued to all students at the Centre — grants you access to all our cultural and social activities, and to savings on future courses and materials purchased at our bookstore.

Communication and Vocabulary
The alphabet and introductions
Greetings and presentation
Colours, numbers, days of the week
The bar, the restaurant, ordering drinks and food
The house
Travel, reservations, the hotel, the airport
Asking for directions
Telephone conversations

Grammatical Structures
Rules of pronunciation
Identification of gender of nouns
Present tense of regular verbs
Irregular verbs: to be, to have, to want, to go
Compound structures: to want to, to have to, to go to
Possessive adjectives: mi, tu, su
Irregular verbs: "go" verbs, saber vs conocer
Comparatives and superlatives
Direct object pronouns
Introduction to stem-changing verbs
Tuition Fees   
Course
Once per week - Weekdays
Once per week - Tuesdays or Saturdays

Intensive - Twice per week
Class
  2 hours
2.5 hours
2.5 hours
Duration
10 weeks
  8 weeks
  6 weeks
Total hours
20 hours
20 hours
30 hours
Tuition
$285.00+HST
$285.00+HST

$375.00+HST
 

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Tue Jul 04 Thu Aug 10 6 Tue. + Thur. 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Only 4 spaces left!) $ 375.00
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Wed Jul 05 Wed Sep 06 10 Wed 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Only 5 spaces left!) $ 285.00
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Tue Jul 11 Thu Aug 17 6 Tues. + Thurs. 9:30 am. - 12:00 p.m. (Only 4 spaces left!) $ 375.00
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Thu Jul 13 Thu Aug 31 8 Thurs. 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.(Only 5 spaces left) $ 285.00
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