Spanish (Beginners – Next Steps) – (Thurs Nights)

Date(s) - 08/02/2024 - 28/03/2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Hewett Academy

Introduction to Spanish Beginners – Next Steps

With Eloisa Echevarne

This eight week Spanish Year 1 Beginners Next Step course is a deeper introduction to the Spanish language and culture, and follows on from the term 1 course.




This course is suitable for those who know some Spanish already and/or have completed the SPANISH BEGINNERS COURSE  


By the end of this course you will be able to…

Content Grammar and Vocabulary Points 

… Talk about types of shops and products

… Ask for items in a supermarket or grocery.

… Ask and talk about weight, quality, colour and sizes

… Describe items

… Understand prices

… Make questions (how much)

In the supermarket – Irregular verbs “Querer and Poder”): to want and to be able to – Vocabulary of supermarket items/measurements (slice, box, kilo, litre, size, a little more, a little less, too big/small, anything else?,)

– High numbers 


… Ask for clothes and shoes in a shop

… Describe clothes and shoes

… Ask and talk about colour, sizes and materials

… Ask if I can try it on

In a clothes’ and shoes’ shop.
  • Vocabulary of the clothes/shoes
  • Colours (revision)  
  • Demonstratives adjectives and pronouns (este, esta, estos, estas, éste, ésta, éstos, éstas – this, that, these and those)
  • Vocabulary: grande/pequeño-big/small…
  • Direct Object Pronouns (lo, la, los, las – it and them)

… Say what there is in your town/city

… Give and ask for directions

… Explain where places are and how do they look like

… Get around the town/city

Descriptions of cities.Amenities in the city.

Locating places.

Give directions and commands. 

  • Verb To be (ESTAR for location)
  • Verb HABER (there is and there are)
  • Adverbs to describe places (cerca/lejos-close/far away)
  • Vocabulary for places in town
  • Imperative verb (giving commands)
  • Prepositions to locate (delante de, detrás de, al lado de… – in front of, opposite of, behind of, next to…)

… Make comparisons

… Ask for a hotel room and its simple requirements (price, number of nights and guests)

Comparing places, prices and purchases as well as physical qualitiesBooking accommodation
  • Comparatives: Más/menos grande/caro que-more/less big/ expensive than,  tan grande come – as big as
  • Vocabulary for 5 types of accommodtion (hotel, guesthouse, yourth hostel, pension, campsite) and 5 common words related to accommodation (hotel, reception, reservation, room number and key)
  • Possesive pronouns (mío/a, míos/as, tuyo/a, tuyos/as, suyo/a, suyos/as… – mine, yours, his, hers…)

… Buy a train / bus / plane ticket and check travel details

… Enquire about departure/arrival times

… Ask about get around by public transport

… Ask about routes

In the train stationTimetables -Question words-Prepositions (a, de, desde,  hasta, en, para, por – to, in, of/from, until, for…)

… Talk about what is happening right now

… Talk about the weather, days of the week, months of the year and dates 

What are you doing? The weather 

Reading/writing a letter 

  • Present Continuous

(estoy cantando-I am singing)

  • Vocabulary of verbs and weather
  • Some irregular verbs

… Say how often you do things

… Describe your daily routine and hobbies

… Describe your weekends.

Daily routine and hobbiesTimetables.
  • Reflexive verbs (levantarse, ducharse, vestirse… – to wake up, to shower, to get dressed…)



… Revision of contents learnt

… Activity with a Song 

… Spanish Culture /traditions and celebrations in Spanish speaking countries


About the Tutor


My name is Eloísa and I am a native Spanish teacher living in Norwich. I received my QTS at Kingston University in London in 2005 and since then,  I have been teaching at Secondary and Primary schools, as well as offering private tuition to children, young people and adults of all abilities.  My professional lessons include the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), however, I believe that the most enjoyable competency is the oral one as verbal communication is what fulfils the learners’ desire.  I love the rewarding aspect of the teaching experience and I can help you if you would like to start speaking Spanish, so why not to give it a try! Looking forward to meeting with you




This Spanish Year 1 Beginners course Next Steps is a deeper introduction to the Spanish language and culture.


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