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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
  • The key differences between the pretérito indefinido and the pretérito imperfecto
  • When to use one and not the other!
  • When using both is possible but the meaning differs!
  • The contrast between the pretérito indefinido and the pretérito imperfecto when:
    • describing temporary situations vs. talking about completed events
    • describing completed activities vs. parts of an activity 
    • describing characteristics of an object vs. characteristics of an activity 
    • the use of the pretérito indefinido and the pretérito imperfecto together when narrating events in the past

This Verb Workshop focuses on the uses of the the pretérito indefinido, the pretérito perfecto and the pretérito imperfecto – it does not cover their forms.

To study up on the forms of these tenses try Verb Workshop Present (uses) (for the pretérito perfecto) and Verb Workshop Past (conjugation) (for the pretérito indefinido and imperfecto).


No textbooks needed for this course

Study materials are included in the course fee.

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