In our clases, you are the protagonist
Our Spanish classes are delivered totally in Spanish and all the teachers aim to make sure that our students can communicate effectively in Spanish from the first day. This goal is achieved by:
- Well prepared classes and use of the most effective and current materials.
- Experiences and educational updates continually improve our teachers.
- Varied and fun classes through the use of books, videos, imagery, songs, games and more.
- The ability to effectively recognise different ways of teaching.
In our Spanish classes we use task-based teaching methods, an evolution of the communicative approach. The idea behind task-based teaching involves utilising different resources for communication and implementing new communicative situations, so from day one you will be using Spanish to solve real life circumstances. The most natural way to learn a language.
Examples of class activities
- Practice some irregular and reflexive verbs in present tens.
- Speaking about habits and frequently used expressions.
Materials: Coloured paper, scissors, glue and magazine clippings to make posters.
- Each student will write up a series of questions to ask to each of their classmates about their habits. After asking the questions they make comparisons to see what they have in common.
- All the students will talk with their classmates about their habits using the questions to get information if necessary.
- With the information obtained, the students will decide which of them is the sleepyhead, the party animal, the most healthy, the most disorganised and the most vain in the class.
- The students will make posters with coloured paper and magazine clippings. One of which will be selected as the winner.
- Describe likes and feelings.
- Speak about things you find difficult and what motivates you.
Materials: coloured paper, scissors, glue and photos of students.
- We will read together various stories about foreigners whom now live in Spain, and speak about their experiences.
- We will resolve any queries about vocabulary and explain the verbs used to express feelings, difficulties, likes and motivations.
- The teacher will take photos of all their students, print them and then hand out a photo of a classmate to each student.
- In pairs the students will discuss their experiences in Spain to gain information about each other, and then make a record about their classmate.
- The students will use the photos and the acquired information about their classmates to make colourful posters which afterwards will be put up on the walls of the class.
- Express difficulties and feelings.
- Demonstrate desires and issue.
Materials: Card, tape, felt-tip pens and sticks.
- Individually the students will write lists about what they find most difficult about Spanish, and then put them all together.
- The students will explain which of the items on their list is the most difficult and why. Afterwards, they will vote for the four most complicated problems.
- In pairs, the students write desires, issues or demands using structures such as want/need/ask + infinitive, and want/need/ask + subjunctive. The teacher will correct these sentences.
- Finally, the students will make signs of protest against the “Spanish issues” using the problems raised by the students.