Learn beginners Spanish classes and lessons in Auckland and Wellington

Learn Spanish in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Whanganui and Wellington with our fun 8 week immersion beginners Spanish courses and classes taught by certified native Spanish teachers and tutors from Latin America and Spain and start speaking Español today! The Spanish Institute is an official Spanish school and is the only accredited Siele Spanish Examination & Creditation Spanish language Centre in New Zealand and the best way to learn Spanish..

In the Spanish for beginners Spanish language courses (A1 - Basic) you will learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Students can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and thingshe/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Our Spanish Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Spanish Level A1 to C2.

  • The Spanish beginners A1 level is broken down into Beginners 1 (A1.1) which is suitable for complete beginner learners & Beginners 2 (A1.2) courses for people with some experience with Spanish.
  • Spanish A1 = Ncea Level 1 and University courses (Auckland Uni's SPANISH 104, Victoria Uni's SPAN 101 & Waikato's SPANISH 131)

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Beginners Spanish Courses Outline (A1 Basic Spanish)

Spanish Course for Beginners objectives for A1 are :

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic Spanish phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others in and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly in Spanish and is prepared to help.

Listening Skills:

  • I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

Reading Skills:

  • You can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I'm trying to say.
  • You can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  • You can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know.

Writing Skills:

  • You can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings.
  • You can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

Optional Course Textbook:

  • Aula Internacional 1 (Nueva edición /new edition) ISBN 978-84-1564-009-7.. Readily available at Trademe, online bookstores and downloadable pdfs

Duration:

  • Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays. Dates are subject to change.

Benefits of taking your Spanish courses with the Spanish Institute:

  • You will learn Spanish with qualified and experienced professional Spanish teachers from Latin America and Spain
  • Progress in a friendly Spanish immersion environment
  • Benefit from a small class sizes which maximises your student and teacher interactions
  • Follow a structured curriculum following the Common European Framework of Reference A1-C2 (CEFR - www.coe.int)
  • Work toward internationally recognised Siele exams
  • Use the recommended Aula + Internacional Series of textbooks used by over 500,000 students in Universities and schools worldwide such as the Victoria University, University of Canterbury, University of Sydney, Monash University, University of York, University of Coventry, University of Liverpool, University College London, University of Calgary, Instituto Cervantes and many more...
  • Back up your learning with resources from our media-library
  • Spanish classes near you in over 5 cities and 8 locations in New Zealand.

Spanish School Locations:

  • Auckland Central -Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
  • Mt Eden - Athol Syms Hall, 11 Griffin Ave, Mt Eden
  • Grafton - Outwaite Hall, 53 Carlton Gore Road, Grafton
  • Glenfield - Meadowood Community House 55 Meadowood Drive
  • Meadowbank - Tahapa Crescent Hall, 22 Tahapa Crescent, Meadowbank
  • Northcote - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, North shore, Auckland
  • West Auckland - Point Chevalier Community Centre, 18 Huia Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland
  • Whangaparāoa - Whangaparāoa Library 9 Main St, Hibiscus Coast
  • Hamilton - The Link, 4 Te Aroha Street, Hamilton East, Waikato
  • Palmerston North - Hancock Community House, 77 King St, Manawatu
  • Tauranga - Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
  • Whanganui - Community House, 60 Ridgway Street, Whanganui
  • Wellington - Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Aro, Wellington
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro St, Wellington
  • Lower Hutt - Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone, Lower Hutt
  • Also Online School - Online Spanish classes via Google Meet, New Zealand wide...

Price:

  • $170, includes 8 weeks of classes, free course materials, an expert teacher from Spain or Latin America and small class sizes. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Spanish courses for beginners 1 (A1.1) & Beginners 2 (A1.2)


Beginners 1 (A1.1): Aula Internacional 1 (New Ed) - Lecciones (Chapters): 0 - 4

Communication objectives:

  • Greetings & Introducing yourself
  • Asking questions in class & Requesting and giving personal information
  • How to ask about the meaning of words
  • Expressing intentions
  • Talking about reasons for doing things
  • Talking about things we can do in different languages
  • Describing places & Expressing location
  • Talking about the climate
  • Identifying objects
  • Expressing intentions, needs about preferences
  • Shopping

Grammar:

  • Gender (masculine/feminine)
  • Present tense (-ar, -er, -ir) & Verbs ser, estar, llamarse and tener.
  • Definite articles (el, los, la, las)
  • Indefinite articles (un, unos, una, unas)
  • Personal pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella, etc.)
  • Uses of: Bien, bastante bien, regular and mal.
  • Some uses of hay and the Superlative
  • Use of quantifiers: Muy, mucho, mucha, muchos, muchas.
  • Interrogatives: Cómo, dónde, qué cuál, cuáles, cuántos, cuántas.
  • Verb tener que +Infinitive. Verbs ir and preferir
  • Demostratives: este, esta, estos, estas, esto

Vocabulary:

  • Numbers, Alphabet, Nationalities, Occupations, Languages, Classroom activities, Leisure, Weather, Geography, Places of interest, Colours, Clothes & Common objects

Beginners 2 (A1.2): Aula Internacional 1 (New Ed) - Lecciones (Chapters): 5 - 8

Communication objectives:

  • Talking about appearance and personality
  • Expressing contrast and asking about likes, dislikes and interests
  • Talking about friends and family
  • Talking about habits
  • Expressing frequency
  • Asking the time
  • Ordering in bars and restaurants
  • Asking and giving information about meals
  • Talking about food
  • Talking about places you like
  • Asking for directions

Grammar:

  • Verb gustar
  • Use of: Muy, bastante, un poco
  • Possessives (mi/mis, tu/tus,…)
  • Differences between también and tampoco.
  • Present tense of some irregular verbs
  • Reflexive verbs (levantarse)
  • Yo también/tampoco, Yo sí/Yo no.
  • Use of: Primero, después, luego.
  • Impersonal forms with se
  • Verbs: Poner / Traer
  • Direct object pronouns (lo, la, los, las)
  • Use of: Algún, ningún, muchos
  • Prepositions and adverbs: a, en, al lado de, lejos, cerca,…

Vocabulary:

  • Family, Adjectives for describing character, Music, Days of the week, Times of the day, Daily activities, Meals of the day, Foods and ways to cook, Typical meals of Spain and the Hispanic world, Buildings and places in the city and Adjectives to describe a neighbourhood

Next Course:

 
  • Price $170.00
  • Spanish
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Small class size
  • Aula Internacional

BEGINNERS SPANISH 1 COURSES (A1.1) START DATES

Auckland CBD, Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place

Tue 21 May 6.30-8.00pm
Wed 1 May 6.30-8.00pm

GraFton, Outwaite Hall, 53 Carlton Gore Road, Grafton

Wed 5 June 6.30-8.00pm

Glenfield, Meadowood Community House 55 Meadowood Drive, North shore

Wed 24 July 6.30-8.00pm

MT EDEN, Athol syms hall, 11 Griffin Ave, Mt eden

Mon 17 June 6.30-8.00pm

Meadowbank, tahapa hall, 22 Tahapa Crescent, st Johns

Wed 23 July 6.30-8.00pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Mon 17 June 6.30-8.00pm
Thu 6 June 6.30-8.00pm

Pt Chevalier Community centre , 18 Huia Rd, West Auckland

Mon 13 May 6.30-8.00pm
Tue 4 June 6.30-8.00pm
Wed 12 June 6.30-8.00pm

Wellington, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Aro, Wellington

Mon 17 June 6.30-8.00pm
Tue 11 June 6.30-8.00pm
Thu 6 June 6.30-8.00pm

Wellington, Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Wed 22 May 6.30-8.00pm

Lower Hutt, Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone

Thu 25 July 6.30-8.00pm

The Link, 4 Te Aroha Street, Hamilton East, Waikato

TBC

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Tue 23 July 6.30-8.00pm

HANCOCK COMMUNITY HOUSE, 77 KING ST, PALMERSTON NORTH

Tue 23 July 6.30-8.00pm

 

BEGINNERS SPANISH 2 COURSES (A1.2) START DATES

Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD

Wed 26 June 8.00-9.30pm

Mt Eden, Athol Syms Hall, 11 Griffin Ave, Auckland

Mon 17 June 6.30-8.00pm

Meadowbank, tahapa hall, 22 Tahapa Crescent, st Johns

Mon 22 July 8.00-9.30pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Mon 17 June 6.30-8.00pm

Pt Chevalier Community centre , 18 Huia Rd, West Auckland

Tue 9 April 6.30-8.00pm

Wellington, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Aro, Wellington

Thu 6 June 8.00-9.30pm

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

TBC

 

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Qualifications:
2013-2015 University of Zaragoza, Professional Higher Education in Child Development
Experience:
2013-2015 Océano Atlántico Education Center Spain, English, Spanish Literature, and Sports Teacher
2017-2018 Spanish for Business Language School Brazil, Corporate Spanish teacher

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Spanish Institute is an official immersion Spanish Language School situated in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn Spanish in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker Spanish teachers from Latin America and Spain using the latest teaching methodologies. We offer a wide range of Spanish lessons for beginner (A1) to master (C2) levels following the official Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and we will prepare you for the official Spanish language exams (SIELE) and travel to Latin America & Spain. The Spanish Institute is the only official SIELE Spanish language exam centre in New Zealand.
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Phone: 021-461-551
Email: info@spanishinstitute.co.nz

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