Spanish conversation classes
The aim of the Spanish conversation classes at the Jerónimo de Ayanz school is to improve the oral comprehension and interaction of the students who take them. In this way, we offer a topic agreed with the student and, based on it, a series of questions and materials related to the topic that can be used to prepare for the test.
In this sense, we base ourselves on the criteria of the Instituto Cervantes itself when examining students for the DELE. These classes are therefore classes in which the student will learn in a natural way to be able to express themselves in Spanish according to the requirements and topics of their level. These classes also provide guidelines for the correct development of a speech; pronunciation mistakes and vocabulary-related errors in the student’s expression are also corrected.
Due to its dynamics, this is one of the most useful types of class when, for example, preparing for a trip to Spain or any other Spanish-speaking country. It is also an excellent method for practising simultaneous translation, as the classes are given by native Spanish teachers.
Among the materials offered for the conversation classes, the student is given a document for oral practice which contains:
- Lexical fields with words related to the topic.
- List of connectors to be used in the development of the presentation.
- Articles and sources complementary to the development of the topic.
- Examples of structural development of a speech.
Competences of the Spanish levels
- Asking and informing about personal details such as name, age, telephone number or profession.
- Being able to express emotions, preferences and tastes.
- Identify the vocabulary of family relationships and describe people’s aspect and character.
- Learning to make simple purchases.
- Express oneself about usual activities and hobbies.
- Being able to express and ask for the time.
- Being able to have conversations about food, gastronomy, dialogues in bars and restaurants.
- Talking about the location and places of a city.
- Express the characteristics of a country and its culture.
- Being able to talk about a person’s life.
- Being able to make recommendations to others.
- Can describe what a house is like and the main objects in it.
- Can talk about cooking and eating habits.
- Make requests and give permission to others.
- Talking about plans.
- Being able to offer excuses.
- Being able to express oneself about actions being carried out.
- Being able to talk about and evaluate some past experiences as well as habitual actions in the past.
- Dialogue and understand discussions with a doctor or health professional.
- Expressing emotions.
- Being able to talk about personal anecdotes.
- Being able to place actions in the past.
- Being able to express oneself about habits of the present and the past.
- Talking about changes in the past.
- Being able to express prohibitions and obligations.
- Being able to ask for an opinion and evaluate it.
- Expressing impersonal sentences.
- Expressing cause-consequence relationships.
- Being able to express desire, need and demand.
- Making recommendations and giving advice.
- Expressing oneself in the future and about future situations (including hypotheses).
- Being able to express feelings and interests.
- Being able to hold conversations on the phone and leave notices.
- Understand and synthesise information in summary form.
- Giving opinions about different actions and behaviours.
- Being able to describe objects and express oneself about their usefulness, valuing them.
- Making hypotheses about the past and the present.
- Reporting on the degree of uncertainty and security of events.
- Speaking about the future with conditions.
- Reacting, giving and asking for advice.
- Expressing opinions, agreeing and disagreeing with others in an argumentative way.
- Being able to pass on information from others.
- Expressing agreement or disagreement with abstract ideas.
- Speaking descriptively about life in a place.
- Expressing advantages and disadvantages.
- Being able to relate events of the past.
- Expressing oneself about the duration and frequency of an action in the past.
- Being able to express oneself about simultaneous actions.
- Giving information about imminent and not yet completed actions.
- Being able to make appointments and set conditions for actions to be carried out.
- Evaluating and describing a performance.
- Talking about customs and behaviours of societies.
- Expressing likes and dislikes about customs.
- Being able to describe a person’s personality and aspect.
- Being able to evaluate and judge actions and behaviour.
- Being able to tell stories from the past and express the temporal relationship between actions.
- Defining vocabulary.
- Being able to give instructions.
- Giving advice.
- Being able to correct misinformation.
- Asking and giving an opinion.
- Convincing and persuading others.
- Expressing reservations, doubts or unknowns.
- Being able to express disagreement and agreement with only part of an opinion or judgement.
- Being able to express hypotheses.
- Being able to talk about probability to different degrees.
- Being able to express a memory of someone or something.
- Summarise, recount and repeat what has been said.
- Reacting with disagreement or agreement about different situations.
- Expressing desires, likes and feelings.
- Talking about contrasts and oppositions.
- Being able to express doubts and reservations.
- Speaking negatively or positively about opinions and judgements.
- Expressing complaints and protests and justify them.
- Offering and asking for advice.
- Expressing astonishment.
- Giving suggestions or recommendations.
- Rejecting advice.
- Using discourse markers to reinforce and cohere speech. Synthesising relevant information in order to summarise it.
- Following up other’s speech with examples, responses and appropriate interaction. Responding to each other’s questions and replies.
- Developing a topic, including its conclusion.
- Giving permission under conditions.
- Expressing prohibition.
- Being able to give compliments and react to them.
Who are these classes for?
Spanish conversation classes are designed for those who aim to improve their oral interaction and want to do so with a qualified teacher (preferably a native speaker) who can correct their mistakes. They are classes with which very good results are achieved as it is possible to correct mistakes during the course of the class and, at the same time, have specific materials for each lesson.
As these are Spanish conversation classes with support materials, they provide a very good basis for developing the presentations in accordance with the requirements of a natural interaction in Spanish with the teacher. Therefore, it could be said that they are, therefore, classes for students who are looking to improve their expression in Spanish in a short period of time and in an effective way.
Why choose us?
Quality is most probably the main reason to choose Jerónimo de Ayanz Spanish language school for your Spanish classes. This quality is reflected in the lessons themselves, our aims and our commitment. The student will receive personalised attention and content according to his or her needs and preferences. In this way, they will be able to make more and better use of class time and study time.
We offer classes adapted to the needs and preferences of the student: both in terms of content and timetable, whenever possible. We have Spanish teachers for each type of class and for each nationality. This is something that the student can choose and it will depend largely on the level he/she has.
First class free of charge
Frequently asked questions about spanish conversation classes
There are a total of six levels of Spanish:
- A1: beginner level
- A2: elementary level
- B1: intermediate level
- B2: advanced level
- C1: proficient level
- C2: improvement level
At the Jerónimo de Ayanz school we can teach Spanish at any of these levels.
In any of the Spanish courses at the Jerónimo de Ayanz school, students are provided with the necessary materials for the classes: before, during and also after the classes. After the classes we send them the notes of the classes as well as their homework and documents with specific lessons.
For the Spanish conversation classes, all you need to do is to make your request using the form below. We will then reserve a timetable for you that suits your own needs and the teacher’s availability. In short, we want you to start as soon as possible so that you can learn as soon as possible.
Just as with the starting dates of the Spanish course, the question of timetables offers great flexibility. To arrange a timetable, simply contact the school and request the timetable that suits you best. We will then assign you a timetable according to your preferences and the availability of teachers.
The first class is normally dedicated to an initial contact between the student and the teacher. For this reason, a short placement test will be done and the student’s previous knowledge of the Spanish language will be checked.
There will also be an initial focus on the student’s intentions when learning Spanish. Afterwards, the contents that interest the student will be taught. In the specific case of the conversation classes, the first topic chosen for the presentation will be dealt with, and the student will have the materials beforehand in order to be able to prepare the session on their own.
The teacher who has been assigned to the course will be available to answer students’ questions; also during non-class time. This will be done as soon as possible, via email. This is why we can offer our students support every day: even on days that are not strictly school days. This email will be available to the student from the first day.
The conversation classes include an evaluation session on the first day. At this point, the teacher will ask a series of unfamiliar questions in order to evaluate the student’s level and to be able to make a correct analysis of it. From that point on, it’s all about improvement, so don’t be embarrassed: it’s all about learning.
One of the distinctive aspects of the Jerónimo de Ayanz school and why our students obtain such good results is because we have native Spanish teachers who speak French, English, Japanese and Chinese. Therefore, it is possible to have a teacher to communicate with from the very first levels.
One of the aims of the Spanish classes at the Jerónimo de Ayanz school is to prepare for the DELE certificate of the Instituto Cervantes. This is in fact the most common purpose of this type of lessons, and we have specific materials to prepare for this exam.
We prepare for all levels; the student can choose the starting date as well as the time of the classes and his or her own needs. Simply let us know the dates of the exam and we will draw up a specific preparation timetable to prepare for the test.
In the case of the individual Spanish classes, progress is noted in practically every class. However, students will be tested every week on the specific goals they are trying to achieve.
Payment for classes is made via TransferWise or PayPal. Both are highly secure platforms with millions of users worldwide. The most affordable payment alternative is TransferWise, which is why it is the most popular with our students and is also the simplest. You can consult the TransferWise terms and conditions to find out how it works, or consult specialised articles where they explain what they consist of.
There is the possibility of giving group conversation classes, in which several people take part and thus make it more enjoyable. It is in fact a very common option for several people who know each other (e.g. friends or classmates) to sign up for this type of class. They can in fact be a perfect complement to group classes. In this case, the price would be the same as the group classes (9€ /11$/ 7,75 £/ 30 minutes).