Learning a new language should be active, personal and enjoyable, and at the Spanish Centre we’ve designed our language instruction to get you speaking from the moment you begin.
Our approach is based on Comparative Language Methodology, which is based on emphasizing the essential similarities and differences between Spanish and English. This approach allows you to quickly grasp the fundamentals of the language and confidently move forward.
With a maximum class size of 10 students, the teacher-student interaction is focused and the sessions are as productive as they are fun. Naturally, we aim to accommodate all levels, lifestyles and schedules by offering our courses during mornings, evenings and Saturdays. You can choose to take courses either once per week or twice per week, while for those interested in a more intensive stream, courses are provided threes per week.
Our tuition fees include all necessary course material, though you’ll value the range of supplementary materials on hand at our bookstore. What’s more, you'll enjoy access to all our cultural and social activities and savings on courses and additional materials with your Preferido Card, the membership card issued to all new first-time students at the Centre.
The Beginner program is a 10-week course organized in two modules BL1 and BL2 with a duration of 5 weeks each. This program is for those who have no knowledge of the Spanish language other than a few words or expressions.
The Low Intermediate program is a 10-week course organized in two modules IL1 and IL2 with a duration of 5 weeks each. This program is aimed at students who can communicate in the present tense of regular and irregular verbs. Students should be able to compare things and situations, as well as be confident in using the easy future tense (voy a + infinitive).
The High Intermediate program is a 10-week course organized in two modules IL3 and IL4 with a duration of 5 weeks each. This program is aimed at students who can communicate using the simple past tense and the imperfect.
The Low Advanced program is a 10-week course organized in two modules AL1 and AL2 with a duration of 5 weeks each. This course will consolidate the language skills (listening, reading and speaking) acquired in all Intermediate levels. Command of the past tenses , subjunctive and conditional are essential to participate in this program. Group discussions will be based on topics that are selected by the students at the beginning of the course or topics related to the readings and individual oral presentation in Spanish will also be required.
The High Advanced program is a 10-week course organized in two modules AH1 and AH2 with a duration of 5 weeks each. Designed to provide students who have completed the Low Advanced level with the opportunity to practice the language through discussion of selected texts and topics of interest. The High Advanced course has a written component. Practice in writing Spanish with appropriate vocabulary, syntactical structures, and stylistic patterns.