A1 Breakthrough Spanish course

Communicate in Spanish

Spanish lessons in small groups or individually

You can breaktrhough Spanish in 12 hours covering topics that will allow you to get by when you travel to a Spanish speaking country.
Each lesson is planned to last 1.5 hours. This allows us time to: learn new vocabulary, introduce structures and functions, start recognising it, practice, consider the grammar -understanding the system is important- and gradually start getting creative with what you've learned to do something: introduce someone in your first lesson for example. This approach is called task based organized around topics.
Classes can take place in a location of your choice, such as your office or in Bloomsbury, central London.

Course fees

Individual Spanish lessons: 
£60 per 1.5 hour lessons in Russell Square.
£75 per 1.5 hour lessons at a location of your choice.

Spanish lessons in small group: 
£108 per person per person per month. 
Maximum 4 students for rapid progress. 
1.5 hours per week. 

Spanish lessons in a private group: 
£60 per hour for all participants. 
1.5 hour lessons recommended.

Introducing yourself and others

Unit 1
Functional objectives
• Getting to know people
• To give and ask for names, age, place where you live and work, profession, telephone and mobile numbers, email, hobbies and weekend activities.
Contexts
• Identifying people
• Numbers
• The alphabet
• Useful questions for the classroom
• Personal interests Forms and resources
• Subject pronouns
• Present tense ser
• Articles (gender and number)
• Demonstratives
• Numbers 1-20 Unit 2

Describing others

Unit 2
Functional objectives
• Requesting and giving information about people: nationality, age, profession, civil status, relationships.
• Expressing opinions about others and talk about their qualities.
• Giving explanations.
Contexts
• Nationalities
• Studies and professions
• Family
• Hobbies
• Physical traits
Forms y resources
• Present regular verbs ending in -ar, -er, -ir; tener
•Adjectives (gender and number)
• Numbers 20-100
• Possessives
• Porque
Classes: 15 hours.

Likes, preferences, plans

Unit 3
Unit 3 Functional objectives
• Expressing likes, dislikes, preferences, interests and plans.
• Vacation activities
• Booking a hotel room
• Talk about places and existence of services
Contexts
• Transportation
• Places of interest
• Vacation activities
• Hotel facilities
• Seasons
• Months
Forms y resources
• hay/está • interesar/gustar
• Y, ni, pero, también, tampoco
• Verbs like querer/gustar
• preferir/querer + Infinitive
• Direct/Indirect Object Pronouns
• Prepositions of place

Shopping

Unit 4
Functional objectives
• Describing and evaluating objects
• Shopping
• Express needs and obligations
• Learning to buy gifts
Contexts
• Shopping
• Personal items and housewares
• Furniture and appliances
• Clothes
• Colors
• Holidays and celebrations
Forms y resources
• tener; tener que + infinitive; poder
• Numbers 100-1000
• ¿cuánto cuesta/n? 
Indefinite articles • Direct/Indirect Object Pronouns

Daily life

Unit 5
Functional objectives
• Informing about habits.
• Recommending things to do
Contexts
• Work routine
• Temporal expressions and days of the week
Forms y resources
• Present regular -er, -ir
• Present irregular: dormir, dar, ir, hacer, saber
• Negatives
• Reflexive Verbs
• Es + adjective + Infinitive
• Hay + que + Infinitive

Work

Unit 6
Functional objectives
• Talking about work-life
• Evaluating qualities and skills
• Expressing opinions
Contexts
• Professions
• Workplaces
• Professional characteristics
• Salary and benefits
• Making, accepting, and rejecting job offers
Forms y resources
• Present perfect
• Past participles: regular and irregular
• Expressions of frequency: una vez, dos veces, dos/tres & veces, muchas veces
• Verb saber
• Some uses of the infinitive.