Our Special Workshops are ... special!

And as well as being special, you just might come out of one of them enthused by your newfound language skills.

Not to mention feeling relieved that such daunting topics like the age-old Ser or Estar conundrum or the Indirect Object Pronoun saga are a less confusing and much less scary.

The Special Workshops give you the opportunity to workshop the things that are famous for being challenging:

  • In the Pronunciation & Accent Workshop finally say the words trabajo, llegué or realidad without second-guessing yourself.
  • In the the Ser or Estar Workshop understand the difference between the two, at last!
  • And with the Direct Object and Indirect Object Workshop series feel more confident with the littlest, trickiest bits of Spanish.

We hope you have fun in your Workshop adventures! And that your Ah-Ha moments bring you much joy.

Workshop Planner for Special Workshops:

Pronunciation & Accent Workshop (1.5 hours)

Beyond the basics of the alphabet, this 1.5-hour workshop gets to grips with pronunciation. Work on the sounds of Spanish so that whatever you say sounds good. This workshop also looks at variation across the Hispanic world and the features of some key accents. 

This is what you workshop:

  • the sounds of Spanish: vowels and consonants
  • syllable stress
  • variation across the Spanish-speaking world
  • accents – including workshopping your own Spanish accent
  • lots of practice!

Click here for more information and to sign up 

Also check out Toni's recent blog: The Most Glamorous Beginner Spanish Hack - Pronunciation​

Ser or Estar Workshop (1.5 hours)

Every Spanish student's first major brain-twister, SER and ESTAR can seem like a complex bundle of verb-y confusion. This workshop is designed to demystify these two verbs. You get to pull them apart, look at them inside-out and clarify when to use them. Imagine how great it would be if SER and ESTAR made perfect sense - this workshop will put you on the right track.

This is what you workshop:

  • the present tense forms of the verb SER and ESTAR
  • the uses of SER
  • the uses of ESTAR
  • contrast SER / ESTAR
  • adjectives that change meaning when using SER or ESTAR

Click here for more information and to sign up 

Direct Object Workshop (1.5 hours)

'Oh no! Not the Direct Object Pronouns! I don't even know what they are!' If this sounds like you, this workshop is one you should definitely sign up for. Once you get a hang of the direct object pronouns you will appreciate how nifty and useful they are.

The Direct Object Pronouns are me / te / lo / la / nos / os / los / las. Come along and discover their awesome-ness!

This is what you workshop:

  • an overview of the direct object pronouns
  • the function of the direct object pronouns
  • verbs that take direct object pronouns
  • placement of the direct object pronouns
  • ‘personal A’ for use with people

Click here for more information and to sign up 

Indirect Object Workshop (1.5 hours)

You know those little words you use along with GUSTAR? They're the indirect object pronouns. ME gusta, TE gusta, LE gusta … (me / te / le / nos / os / les). Easy to miss but very much unavoidable if you want to get your message across. The indirect object pronouns aren't straightforward. This is a great opportunity to nut them out.

This is what you workshop:

  • an overview of the indirect object pronouns
  • the function of the indirect object pronouns
  • verbs that take indirect object pronouns
  • placement of the direct object pronouns
  • use of ‘a mí, a ti, a él/ella/usted …’ with indirect object pronouns

Click here for more information and to sign up 

Indirect & Direct Object Workshop (1.5 hours)

'Ok, ok - so I've got a direct object pronoun and an indirect one - what do I do now?' Venture forth and learn how to spontaneously say everyday things like 'I'll give them to you tomorrow' and 'She sent it to him on Tuesday'. As any Spanish student will know, saying such commonplace things is actually really hard. This is the workshop that will help you sound like a natural.

This is what you workshop:

  • the differences between the indirect and direct object pronouns
  • verbs that take take both, versus verbs that take one and not the other
  • order of pronouns when used together
  • placement of the indirect and direct object pronouns when used together
  • lots of practice!

Click here for more information and to sign up 

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS TIMETABLE

Pronunciation and Accent Workshop Tuesday July 10, 6.30-8pm MELBOURNE CBD
Ser or Estar Workshop Thursday July 12, 6.30-8pm MELBOURNE CBD
Direct Object Workshop Monday July 16, 6.30-8pm MELBOURNE CBD
Indirect Object Workshop Wednesday July 18, 6.30-8pm MELBOURNE CBD
Indirect & Direct Object Workshop Friday July 20, 6.30-8pm MELBOURNE CBD

 


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