Which course is right for you?

José offers courses for students at every level – from total beginners, to intermediate students, to people who are already fluent in Spanish and want to explore the work of great writers such as Miguel de Cervantes, Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

If you have already studied Spanish elsewhere, feel free to contact José to find the right course for you. He typically invites students to join one or two group classes to test their level of Spanish and identify their learning needs. If in doubt about which course is for you, please email José.


Beginners

The Beginners’ courses teach students how to read, write and speak basic Spanish using the present and future tenses, as well as one past tense. Typically, José teaches the core elements of Spanish grammar for one-third of the class. For the other two-thirds of the class, you practice what you have learnt – integrating new structures with the material you’ve covered throughout the course. By the end of course, students are able to engage in meaningful conversation with Spanish-speaking people from around the world.

The course consists of 3 hours of class per week. Students can choose to attend the 3 hour session class on a Saturday morning OR two sessions of 90 minutes on weekday evenings.

Suitable for:

Educated, professional people who wish to learn a third language. No previous experience needed.

Times:

Twice-a-week group: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18:00 to 19:30

Once-a-week group: Saturdays from 09:00 to 12:00

Life is busy. If you can’t make one of your classes, you can catch up with the other Beginners group.

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Cost

Courses run for 8 weeks with a total of 24 hours’ teaching – R3 190*

*The price includes a specially designed manual and an excellent Spanish reader/reference book.

Level II

Level II builds on the strengths learnt over our 24-hour Beginners’ course. There are new grammar structures but the main focus in class is on the conversation. We also incorporate listening comprehension work and essay writing.

Suitable for:

People who have basic Spanish and wish to improve, especially in conversation.

Times:

The course is taught on Wednesday evenings. Times of private classes are by arrangement.

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Cost

Course runs for 8 weeks with 12 hours’ teaching – R2 000*

*The price includes a specially designed manual.

From Level II up

Conversation Groups: Lower Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced, Very Advanced.
These courses work more freely. We work with literature, music, poetry and newspapers, while continuing to develop the mastery of Spanish grammar. Groups are small, with a maximum of 10 students.

Suitable for:

People who have conversational Spanish and wish to improve comprehension, grammar and vocabulary.

Times:

Courses are taught on weekday evenings. Times of private classes are by arrangement.

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Cost

Courses run for 8 weeks – R2 000*

*The price includes a specially designed manual.