Spanish Courses

in Cambridge

Learn Spanish at La Dante in Cambridge

OPEN DAYS: 8th and 9th December, FREE TASTER , 2PMbook in advance!
SPRING TERM dates: 8th January – 23rd March 2018
(Half term break 12th – 16th February) 

(Easter break 31st March – 8th April)

INTENSIVE COURSES IN DECEMBER 
Beginner intensive course: 4th – 8th, Monday to Friday, 10am-12noon or 4-6pm
Intermediate intensive course: 11th – 15th, Monday to Friday, 10am-12noon or 4-6pm

The intensive courses are great if you are planning to visit Spain and get the confidence you need when travelling around and wish to ask for directions, ask for your favourite ‘tapas’ or ‘paella’,  by some typical souvenirs and discover the best places for a flamenco evening.

As a beginner student you will learn how to:

  • introduce yourself
  • express what you like and dislike
  • ask for directions
  • order special dishes in a restaurant, go shopping or find a lovely place for ‘tapas’ in town, book a train ticket, visit a museum

As an intermediate student you will learn how to:

  • talk about your experiences (past tenses)
  • express your opinion, your doubts and your concerns (subjunctive)
  • make wishes and talk about your future projects or regrets (if clauses)
  • use the proper language for travelling, work, and phone conversations
  • read and tell short stories and share with friends your opinion about Spanish books, films or facts.

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Test your Spanish

AUTUMN TERM 11th Sep – 24th Nov – SPRING TERM 8th Jan- 23th Mar – SUMMER  TERM 23rd Apr – 6th Jul

Beginners

En marcha – Beginners

Monday 7-9pm; Wednesday 10-12noon 

Students will analyse the fundamental elements of the Spanish language, appreciate aspects of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.
You will study in a small group with a native Spanish teacher, how to:

  • introduce and describe yourself, your family and other people
  • give and ask for information
  • talk about your hobbies, interests
  • order in a restaurant, shopping

By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves with grammatical accuracy in Spanish as well as appreciate cultural aspects. Studying in a small group provides ample opportunities to practice the language in realistic contexts, with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills.

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False Beginners

En rumbo – False Beginners

Wednesday 7-9pm; Thursday 7-9pm

For students who have studied the language for three months. Designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the language, as well as the cultural diversity in Spanish speaking countries.
Learning outcomes, you will learn how to:

  • book a room in a cosy agriturismo in Tuscany how to give and
    ask for directions and not to get lost in Seville
  • describe your house and your city, the places you would like to visit
  • write lovely postcards from the romantic Granada and tell your friends how you have spent your holiday in Palma de Mallorca (past tense)
  • learn Spanish recipes and food habits
  • Spanish festivities and Mediterranean secrets!

By the end of the course, students enjoy a variety of topics of conversation, feel more confident using Spanish.

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Improvers 1

La rambla – Improvers 1

Tuesday, 7-9pm

Emphasis is on authentic TV and radio interviews as well as literary cultural texts. Students will be able to interact with native speakers with improved fluency and spontaneity. Suitable for students who have studied for two years.

You will study in a small group with a native Spanish teacher, how to:

  • describe your feelings, your interests
  • talk about future events, possibility and hypothesis
  • give and ask for advice; how to express pleasure, displeasure and preferences
  • topics relating to the cultural aspects of Hispanic society, traditions, music, films
  • report something said by others (reported speech 1)
  • news in slow Spanish

Upon completion, students will be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity.

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Intermediate

Viento en popa – Intermediate

Monday, 10am-12noon; Wednesday 7-9pm

Improve your fluency in Spanish with this course focused on communication. Learn more about the Spanish language and culture while you practise some aspects of the language in order to reach a higher level. For students who have studied the language for 2 years and can use the past and future tense with confidence.

These are the main aspects of the language studied during the course:

  • the indicative and the subjunctive (with aunque)
  • conjunctions and connectors
  • reporting something said by others (reported speech 2)
  • pronouns
  • relative, adversative and conditional clauses
  • listening to radio and TV news
  • talking about current affairs as well as cultural topics

By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate effectively, accurately and creatively using the past, present and future.

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Upper-Intermediate

Viento en popa – Upper-intermediate

Monday 10-12noon; Wednesday 7-9 pm

For students who have studied for more than 2 years and can use the past and future tense with confidence. The focus is on communication.

You will study in a small group with a native Spanish teacher, how to:

  • use subjunctive
  • use conjunctions and connectors
  • report something said by others (reported speech 2)
  • use pronouns; how to use relative clauses
  • use adversative and conditional clauses
  • use aunque with indicative and subjunctive
  • enjoy listening to news on tv and radio and talk about current affairs as well as films and cultural topics

By the end of the course, students are able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present and future, more complex texts and video programmes. They’ll practice with authentic material and do specific projects like comparing films or plan to move to Spain for a while.

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Advanced

A Buen Puerto – Advanced

Friday 6-7pm

The use of authentic, literary texts as well as the media will reinforce and maintain your fluency in Spanish. Stress is placed on the use of sophisticated grammatical structures indispensable to the art of translation and interpretation. Cultural topics about Hispanic society, language and culture will highlight your sessions. Ideal for students who have studied for more then two years and are fluent in Spanish.

You will study in a small group with a native Spanish teacher focussing on:

  • oracciones comparativas y modales
  • estilo indirecto
  • formas impersonales del verbo
  • perífrasis verbales
  • voz pasiva
  • News, tv programmes, cultural aspects, art, traditions, current affairs

Students can express themselves fluently and use the language flexibly for social, academic, and professional purposes.

Contact us if you wish to find out more.