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.

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.

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.

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 - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • Mt Eden - Mt Eden Village Centre, 449 Mount Eden Rd, Mt Eden
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington
  • Hamilton - Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato
  • Palmerston North - Hancock Community Hourse, 77 King St, Manuwatu

Price:

  • $150, includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Spain or Latin America and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. 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 $150.00
  • Spanish
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Aula Internacional

Improvers SPANISH 1 COURSES (A2.1) START DATES

Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Tue 1 June 7.30-9.00pm
Wed 5 May 6.00-7.30pm
Thu 29 April 7.30-9.00pm

MT EDEN VILLAGE CENTRE, 449 MT EDEN RD, Auckland

Thu 8 April 6.30-8.00pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Mon 19 April 6.30-8.00pm

ARO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 48 ARO ST, WELLINGTON

Wed 9 June 7.30-9.00pm

HANCOCK COMMUNITY HOUSE, 77 KING ST, PALMERSTON NORTH

Wed 24 March 6.00-7.30pm

 

Improvers SPANISH 2 COURSES (A2.2) START DATES

Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Tue 16 March 7.30-9.00pm
Thu 8 April 7.30-9.00pm

MT EDEN VILLAGE CENTRE, 449 MT EDEN RD, Auckland

Thu 13 May 6.30-8.00pm

NORTHCOTE HALL, 2 RODNEY ST, NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND

Mon 31 May 6.30-8.00pm

ARO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 48 ARO ST, WELLINGTON

Mon 21 June 7.30-9.00pm

 

Improvers SPANISH 3 COURSES (A2.3) START DATES

Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Thu 3 June 7.30-9.00pm

ARO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 48 ARO ST, WELLINGTON

Mon 24 May 7.30-9.00pm

 

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Teachers

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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Phone: 021-461-551
Email: info@spanishinstitute.co.nz

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