Course Overview

Spanish is currently one of the most spoken languages in the world, with about 400 million speakers. Learning Spanish will enrich your cultural knowledge, make your travel experiences more rewarding and keep your brain sharp.

We offer three levels for Spanish learners: Beginner, Elementary and Intermediate, each of which will cover grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the appropriate level. Accent uses Instituto Cervantes textbooks, which are high quality, structured and interactive.

24 hours of lessons

Interactive smartboards

Qualified, fluent teachers

Textbook: Aula Internacional 1 New Edition – Student’s Book

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Greetings and introductions
  • The alphabet
  • Personal information: name, address, telephone number, email address, age, marital status
  • Countries and nationalities
  • Numbers 0-100
  • The family
  • Describing people
  • Colours
  • Formal and informal ways of addressing people
  • Difference of / usted and vosotros/ ustedes between Spain and Latin American countries
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Public places in a town
  • The time
  • Days and months
  • Seasons and the weather
  • Daily routine
  • Professions
  • Transport
  • Giving opinions
  • Foods in Spain and Latin America

Grammar

  • Number and gender
  • Articles: definite and indefinite
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Personal pronouns
  • Noun-adjective agreement
  • Regular present tense
  • Irregular present tense (ser, tener etc)
  • Quantifiers: muy, bastante, poco
  • Question words (¿cuál?, ¿qué?, ¿cuántos?, ¿dónde?, ¿cómo?, ¿por qué?)
  • Some uses of ser and estar
  • Hay (there is / there are)
  • Verb gustar
  • Reflexive pronoun
  • Agreeing and disagreeing (también, tampoco, sí, no)
  • Verb creer to give opinions
  • Ser + bueno/malo
  • Por + Para

Textbook: Aula internacional 2 Nueva edición – Libro del alumno

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Expressing desire and needs
  • Plans and intentions
  • Health and feelings
  • Giving advice and suggestions
  • Body parts & remedies
  • Going shopping
  • Ordering food and drinks in a restaurant
  • Foods in Spain and Latin America
  • Talking about what you have done
  • Excuses and apologies
  • Talking about personal experiences and opinions
  • Describing what people are doing
  • Talking about past holidays

Grammar

  • I want / I would like + infinitive (Quiero / me gustaría + infinitivo)
  • Have to + infinitive (Tener que + infinitivo)
  • Need to + infinitive (Necesitar + infinitivo)
  • Going to + infinitive (Ir a + infinitivo)
  • Verb doler – form and syntax
  • Recap: regular and irregular verbs in the present
  • Present perfect
  • Regular and irregular participles
  • Quantifiers: muy, mucho, etc.
  • Comparison
  • Direct Object pronouns (lo, la, los, las)
  • Verb ’estar’ + gerund (present continuous).
  • Uses of verbs ‘ser’ and ‘estar’
  • ‘Para’ + personal pronoun.
  • Past simple of regular and irregular verbs
  • Prepositions ‘de’ and ‘en
  • Verb ‘poder’ + infinitve
  • The affirmative imperative
  • Imperative + OD / OI pronouns

Textbook: Aula internacional 3 Nueva edición – Libro del alumno

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Talking about present, future and past events and describing situations.
  • Explaining habitual past actions.
  • Talking about memories
  • Comparing how things used to be and how they are now
  • Anecdotes
  • Reactions: ¡Qué pena! ¡Menos mal! ¿De verdad?
  • Expressing feelings such as happiness, pity, surprise, fear
  • Expressing how long you have been doing an action for
  • Reported speech
  • Expressing wishes, doubt, probability
  • Giving orders and instructions
  • Giving opinions (me molesta que etc)
  • Hypothesizing
  • Conditionals: first (Si + present + present, si + present + future) + second (Si + imperfect subjunctive + conditional)
  • Latin American and Spanish Film and Literature discussion

Grammar

  • Imperfect tense
  • Past simple vs. Imperfect past
  • Prepositions inc. por/para
  • Idiomatic phrases
  • Conditional
  • Imperative
  • Past pluscuamperfecto
  • Subjunctive

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Course Dates

27th September 2021 – 7th February 2022

Holiday breaks:
25th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
20th December 2021 – 7th January 2022