Auckland improvers spanish classes and lessons

Learn Spanish in Auckland and Wellington with our fun 8 week immersion A2 Improvers Spanish courses and classes taught by expert Spanish teachers 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 Centre in New Zealand.

In the Improvers Spanish A2 language courses you can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

A2 is the required level for applying for Residence and Citizenship for Spain.

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 Improvers A2 level is broken down into Improvers 1 (A2.1), Improvers 2 (A2.2) & Improvers 3 (A2.3) courses.
  • Spanish Improvers A2 = Ncea Level 2 and University courses (Auckland Uni's SPANISH 105, Victoria Uni's SPAN 102 & Waikato's SPANISH 132)
  • Spanish Citizenship = Upon completion of the A2 Spanish courses, you can do the Siele Global Exam and apply for Spanish Citizenship

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Improvers Spanish Courses Outline (A2 Elementary Spanish)

Spanish Course objectives for A2 are :

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Listening Skills:

  • You can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment).
  • You can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

Reading Skills:

  • You can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and you can understand short simple personal letters.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
  • You can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.
  • You can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.

Writing Skills:

  • You can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need.
  • You can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

Optional Course Textbook:

  • Aula Internacional 2 (Nueva edición /new edition) ISBN:978-84-1564-010-3. 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.

Prerequisite courses:

  • You have to completed the Beginners Spainsh A1, Ncea Level 1 or the following University courses (Auckland Uni's SPANISH 104, Victoria Uni's SPAN 101 & Waikato's SPANISH 131)

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 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 School Locations:

  • Auckland Central -Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
  • Mt Eden - Athol Syms Hall, 11 Griffin Ave, Mt Eden
  • 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 Improvers A2.1, A2.2 & A2.3


Improvers 1 (A2.1): Aula Internacional 1 (New Ed) - Lecciones (Chapters): 9 & Aula Internacional 2 (New Ed) Lecciones (Chapters): 1, 2 & 3

Communication objectives:

  • Talking about the past, skills, characteristics, customs and actions
  • Making recommendations
  • Describing feelings
  • Asking and responding about feelings
  • Describing and talking about actions in the past
  • Talking about the beginning and the duration of an action
  • Expressing tastes and preferences
  • Describing a house and objects
  • Comparing objects & describing positions of objects
  • Expressing coincidences

Grammar:

  • Pretérito perfecto (Eg. He comido)
  • Saber and Poder + infinitive
  • Regular and irregular present
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Verbs: Costar/Sentirse
  • Uses of: Para/Porque
  • Uses of: Desde/desde hace/ hace…que/desde/durante/ hasta
  • Pretérito indefinido (canté)
  • Empezar a + infinitive
  • Contrast: ir/irse
  • Talking about the past (Eg. Hace/ayer/anoche)
  • Comparatives
  • Some prepositions (sin, con, debajo,…)
  • Possessive pronouns (mío, tuyo…)
  • Uses of ser/estar
  • Gustar/Preferir/Encantar

Vocabulary:

  • Expressions of frequency, Adjectives to describe characteristics, Activities to learn languages, Occupations, Cinema, Biographies, Types of homes, Forms, styles and materials of homes

Improvers 2 (A2.2): Aula Internacional 2 (New Ed) Lecciones (Chapters): 4, 5, 6 & 7

Communication objectives:

  • Arranging invitations, presentations, greetings and saying farewells.
  • Asking for things, favours, permissions and actions.
  • Giving an excuse and justifying it
  • Speaking about:
    • Free time, schedules and leisure activities
    • Events in the past
    • Projects and intentions
    • Eating habits and favourite foods
    • Experiences
  • Describing places
  • Expressing wanting to do something

Grammar:

  • Gerund (regular and irregular forms)
  • Estar + gerund
  • Conditional: podría / podrías…
  • Pretérito perfecto tense
  • Uses of Ya / todavía no
  • Future tense. Verb ir + a + infinitive
  • Querer / Pensar + infinitive
  • Direct object Personal pronouns (lo, la, los, las)
  • Impersonal forms with se
  • Uses of ser and estar, Y / Pero / Además
  • The use of Pretérito perfecto and Pretérito indefinido.
  • Gustaría + infinitive
  • Exclamations
  • Uses of the verb Parecer
  • Caer +bien / mal
  • Pasárselo + bien/mal

Vocabulary:

  • Different ways of greeting and saying goodbye, Verbs to express politeness: poder, importar, Dejar / Dar / Prestar verbs, Free time, leisure activities and places, Travelling, Vocabulary for food, recipes, weights and measures, Interesting places and cultural events

Improvers 3 (A2.3): Aula Internacional 2 (New Ed) Lecciones (Chapters): 8, 9 & 10

Communication objectives:

  • Giving advice
  • Describing pains, aches and symptoms.
  • Placing situations in the present and in the past
  • Arguing and discussing
  • Describing past incidents
  • Sequencing actions
  • Expressing emotions
  • Speaking about Mood, Habits, customs and past circumstances

Grammar:

  • Uses of Ser/estar
  • Doler verb
  • Some uses of the affirmative imperative
  • Tense the Pretérito imperfect
  • Use of Ya no / todavía
  • Irregular forms of the Pretérito indefinido
  • Contrast between Pretérito indefinido and Pretérito imperfecto
  • Estar + gerund (in the past)

Vocabulary:

  • Body parts, Mood, Illnesses and symptoms, Travelling, History periods and events , Stages in life & Emotions

Next Course:

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

Improvers SPANISH 1 COURSES (A2.1) START DATES 2024

Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD

Tue 23 July 8.00-9.30pm

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

Mon 22 July 6.30-8.00pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Thu 20 June 6.30-8.00pm

Pt Chevalier Community centre , 18 Huia Rd, West Auckland

Wed 19 June 6.30-8.30pm

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

Mon 17 June 8.00-9.30pm

 

Improvers SPANISH 2 COURSES (A2.2) START DATES 2024

Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD

Tue 15 October 8.00-9.30pm

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

Mon 22 July 6.30-8.00pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Thu 15 August 6.30-8.00pm

Pt Chevalier Community centre , 18 Huia Rd, West Auckland

Wed 16 October 6.30-8.30pm

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

Thu 25 July 8.00-9.30pm

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

Tue 23 July 8.00-9.30pm

 

Improvers SPANISH 3 COURSES (A2.3) START DATES 2024

Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD

Tue 15 October 8.00-9.30pm

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

Mon 14 October 6.30-8.00pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Thu 18 October 6.30-8.00pm

Pt Chevalier Community centre , 18 Huia Rd, West Auckland

Wed 16 October 6.30-8.30pm

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

Thu 19 September 8.00-9.30pm

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

Tue 15 October 8.00-9.30pm

 

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JAIONE

Spanish

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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