SPANISH STUDIO

Our Courses

Today, Spanish speakers can be found in many cultures around the world as well as throughout the arts and business communities. Our Spanish programs focus on conversation skills, grammar, vocabulary, group practice and other methodologies that will give students the tools they need to use the language in real-life situations with Spanish speakers from a variety of latin countries. Following a university curriculum and equipped with textbooks, we focus on oral, writing, listening and reading exercises. A variety of media such as YouTube videos, songs and language games are often used to enhance the student's learning experience. The program is designed to take students from the beginner level to advanced levels allowing them to speak fluently in this exciting language. All levels are taught in courses of 10 hours with either 2 hours of class per week or a more intensive option of 3 to 4 hours of class per week. There are five different levels of courses:

Beginner level courses are designed for students who have elementary or no knowledge of the language. In this level the focus is mainly on conversation and the development of a functional vocabulary which will reinforce the basic grammar the student learns.

Beginner I
Students will learn some greetings and farewells and how to introduce themselves, how to give and get phone numbers, useful everyday questions and answers and some polite expressions. They will learn vocabulary to describe people and activities and how to make and receive phone calls.

Beginner II
Students will learn vocabulary related to planning weekend activities, needs and preferences and states of mind as well as vocabulary related to restaurant menus and ordering meals. They will also learn to talk about the weather, household chores, family relationships and other related topics. In this level, students will be introduced to the present tense of many verbs and their conjugations. By the end of this level students will have acquired the essential tools for simple professional communication.

Intermediate level courses are aimed towards students who are familiar with the Spanish language; they know how to express themselves in the present tense for many verbs and their conjugations, and are familiar with the future tense and have the basis of a functioning vocabulary.

Intermediate I
This course will further explore the future tense using the verb to go. Students will express likes and dislikes and use radical verbs. They will be introduced to the past tense and explore the three most important tenses to communicate in Spanish: Present, Past and Future.

Intermediate II
This course will expand on the past tense and introduce the imperfect tense for expressing habitual/ongoing actions in the past and the present perfect tense for expressing ongoing actions in the present. Students will also be introduced to the subjunctive mode, which will let them express probability in the future.

Intermediate III
This course will conclude the examination of the imperfect tense and introduce verbs that require special conjugations, as well as objective pronouns, reflexive constructions, relative pronouns, and prepositions. Students will master the present subjunctive and learn how to use conjunctions and prepositions in more particular instances.

Intermediate IV
Students will learn the past participle, the present perfect, pluperfect as well as future and conditional, the future perfect and the conditional perfect. They will learn vocabulary related to clothing and shopping, as well as vocabulary related to health problems.

The advanced level courses are geared toward students who have a solid foundation of the Spanish language and can communicate, comprehend and converse with a fair degree of ease in a variety of situations. At the advanced level students will master grammar structures and expand their command of the spoken language. By the end of the advanced level course, students will have expanded their communication skills to include the use of suggestion, persuasion and negotiation within a business context.

Start early! During childhood language learning happens effortlessly. Encouraging your child to learn a new language is a great way to set them up with an important new skill for life.

Your child will have fun developing skills in pronunciation, conversation and vocabulary using different themes every week. They will practice asking and answering simple questions and holding small conversations. Please inquire at children@spanishstudio.ca.

Spanish Conversation courses are geared toward students who have an intermediate or solid foundation of the Spanish language and can communicate, comprehend and converse with a fair degree of ease in a variety of situations. At this level students will master grammar structures and expand their command of the spoken language. By the end of the course, students will have expanded their communication skills to include the use of suggestion, persuasion and negotiation within a business and familiar context