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What are our classes like?

Classes are fun and social, from 5 to 14 students in size and with a teacher who knows how to teach languages! You'll be in a group with other like-minded people who are all wanting to learn and improve. 

Students say ...

  • Great class which is challenging and interesting. Teacher and resources good also. Appreciated the encouragement to bring in Spanish food and wine! - Tiffany Gourley

  • I'm loving my Spanish Class at El Patio. The Tutors are expert in teaching, are really helpful - and also very patient! - Clare Coffield

  • We started this term in Elementary 1 with Jorge and are having a ball! After each class we get on a high from the fun that we have each class. Jorge is an excellent teacher who has a really good understanding of languages and is able to explain things very clearly - Maddie Wooster

What you workshop ...

  • This workshop is 3 hours

El pretérito indefinido: 

  • A comprehensive summary of the simple past (pretérito indefinido)
  • Regular forms of the simple past (cené / cenaste / cenó ...)
  • Verbs that change stem in the present but not in the past (cerrar / pensar ...)
  • Verbs that change stem in the present and past (dormir / repetir / sentir ...)
  • Irregulars (ser / ir / dar / ver)
  • Strong irregulars (pretéritos fuertes) (tuve / puse / hice / dije ...)
  • Verbs with spelling changes (llegué / empecé / leyó ...)
  • Using the simple past (pretérito indefinido) to talk about the following past actions:
    • completed actions
    • actions with no relation to the present
    • actions that occurred in a series
    • actions that occurred during a specific period of time
    • the beginning or end of an action

El pretérito imperfecto:

  • A comprehensive summary of the pretérito imperfecto 
  • Regular forms of the pretérito imperfecto (hablaba / hablabas / hablaba ...)
  • The 3 irregular verbs (ir / ser / ver)
  • Using the pretérito imperfecto to talk about the following actions:
  • Actions in the past that are not seen as completed
  • Habitual actions in the past
  • Describing things in the past
  • Telling the time and stating one's age in the past


No textbooks needed for this course

Study materials are included in the course fee.

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