Group Programs


Group classes are an engaging and constructive way to learn a language.
With a maximum class size of 11 people, 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   
Once per week - Weekdays
Once per week - Tuesdays or Saturdays

Intensive - Twice per week
  2 hours
2.5 hours
2.5 hours
10 weeks
  8 weeks
  6 weeks
Total hours
20 hours
20 hours
30 hours


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Starts Finishes Info Weeks Time and Availability Price
Mon Feb 27 Mon May 01 10 Mon. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (2 spaces left) $ 285.00
+$ 37.05 Tax
Tue Feb 28 Thu Apr 06 6 Tues. + Thurs. 9:30 am. - 12:00 p.m. (2 spaces left!) $ 375.00
+$ 48.75 Tax
Wed Mar 01 Wed May 03 10 Wed 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (2 spaces left!) $ 285.00
+$ 37.05 Tax
Tue Mar 07 Thu Apr 13 6 Tue. + Thur. 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (3 spaces left) $ 375.00
+$ 48.75 Tax
Sat Mar 11 Sat Apr 29 8 Sat. 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (5 spaces left!) $ 285.00
+$ 37.05 Tax