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At a glance

  • Evening Class
  • Timetabled 18:00 - 20:00
  • 2 hours taught time per week
  • 20 weeks: October to March
  • Various levels
  • Fees from £210
  • Location: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus

Booking reference: EW20

Register interest in this course

Learning a new language is one of the most rewarding activities you can do. Not only does it open up new possibilities for travel and employment, but it can lead to new insights into cultures from all over the world.

Learning a language is enjoyable too, with new friendships formed at our classes bringing together people from a wide variety of backgrounds with a shared interest in the language you are studying.

With our expert tutors on hand to guide you, you will soon find yourself developing new language skills that will open up a world of possibilities.

Spanish Evening Classes Timetable
MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays
 18:00 - 20:00  18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00
Spanish Beginners
Virtu Tomas Rodriguez
SALC 5 (TBC)
Spanish Beginners
Maria Fernandez
CLCC 316 (TBC)
Spanish Beginners
Virtu Tomas Rodriguez
SALC 7 (TBC)
Spanish Beginners
Maria Fernandez
SALC 5 (TBC)
Spanish Lower Intermediate
Maria Fernandez
SALC 2 (TBC)
Spanish Lower Intermediate
Samuel Risquez Aguado
SALC 8 (TBC)
  Spanish Lower Intermediate
Debora Staryfurman
CLCC S303 A (TBC)
Spanish Higher Intermediate
Tutor TBA
Room (TBC)
    Spanish Intermediate
Oscar Salgado
SALC 7 (TBC)
Italian classes timetable

Spanish course descriptions

Beginners

Spanish imageThis Beginners course for students without any prior exposure to Spanish aims to teach the skills needed for everyday situations in a Spanish-speaking environment. Students can expect to learn how to introduce themselves and others, talk about their town and country, how to buy food, tell the time, describe people, talk about their daily routine, etc.

Throughout the course the approach is communicative, using role plays, interviews, and other activities to encourage students’ participation. Cultural topics relating to Spain and Latin America will be introduced.

Lower Intermediate

Spanish imageThis Lower Intermediate course aims to extend and consolidate the language skills of students who completed a Beginners course or those having some knowledge of Spanish.

Students learn how to talk about themselves in greater detail, practice vocabulary related to shopping, renting accommodation, ordering food in a restaurant, talk about the past and future plans, give a point of view, etc.

The course includes elements of grammar such as a short review of some topics already studied at Beginners’ level, review of and further work on different ways of expressing the past, uses of the future and the conditional tense.

Cultural topics covering both Spain and Latin America will be developed.

Intermediate

Spanish imageThis Intermediate course aims to develop further the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing with an emphasis on oral skills. Students are expected to have reached at least a higher GCSE-level or equivalent before starting the course.

You will be using a wider range of vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures. There will be a revision of the different past tenses, and an introduction to the subjunctive.

By the end of the course, students will be able to talk about the past, present and future, to describe places and people in detail, understand and use vocabulary relating to health, talk about their workplace, give instructions and express wishes. Students will be able to read some real materials such as short news features and to write simple connected text such as short letters.

The cultural component of the course covers both Spain and Latin America.

Higher Intermediate

Spanish imageThis Higher Intermediate course is intended for students who have reached A/S Level or equivalent and acquired a good knowledge of basic Spanish grammar.

A continuation of the Intermediate level, the course aims to provide a background to the study of Spanish-speaking countries with an emphasis on communication through discussion in class of current economic and political issues.

Students will also be encouraged to extend their knowledge of grammar and improve their writing skills.

Course Information

Course Materials

Students are advised not to buy any course books before the start of the course. Progress through the course and textbook (if any) will depend on the group dynamics of the class.

Spanish Beginners

  • Aula Internacional 1 New Edition - A Spanish course for English speakers, Jaime Corpas et al. Ed. Difusión, 2013, ISBN: 978-84-15846-77-2

The accompanying CD will be used as required, as well as a variety of work sheets. Basic elements of Spanish grammar will be introduced: gender and number endings, regular and irregular verbs in the present, reflexives, introduction to the past tense, etc.

Please note that weekly revision will be essential to take full advantage of the course. To complement topics introduced in class, we recommend the use of other resources such as:

Spanish Lower Intermediate

  • Ele Actual A2 (Libro del alumno), Virgilio Borobio, Ed. SM, 2012, ISBN: 978-84-675-4747-4

The accompanying CDs are used as required in class or for independent practice. A variety of work sheets are also provided.

Please note that weekly revision will be essential to take full advantage of the course. To complement topics introduced in class, we recommend the use of other resources such as:

Spanish Intermediate

  • Ele Actual B1 (Libro del alumno), Virgilio Borobio, Ed. SM, 2012, ISBN 9788467548976

The book and accompanying CDs will be used in class and for independent practice, together with a number of audio materials and relevant handouts.

Weekly revision is essential to take full advantage of the course. To complement topics introduced in class, we recommend the use of other resources such as:

Spanish Higher Intermediate

No recommended textbook for this course which will be based on materials produced by the teacher: news articles, audio resources, grammar handouts, etc.

Level advice

Choosing the right language level is very important and we aim to make the process of deciding which is the right course level for you as simple as possible.

If you are a complete beginner you should, of course, enrol on a Beginner's Course.

If you have some experience in the language you wish to study please first review our course descriptions to try to identify the course level which should be most suitable for you. Especially if you are out of practice in a language, or have been out of formal education for a while, please be reasonably sure and realistic about your level of proficiency prior to proceeding with enrolment.

Contact details for course-level advice: Ms Iria Gonzalez Becerra (Spanish Coordinator), i.gonzalez-becerra@imperial.ac.uk

Your Tutor

All tutors on our language programmes are native speakers with a great deal of experience in teaching languages to beginners and the more advanced. Tutor contact details are provided in the programme pack which will be emailed to you just prior to the start of term.

Contact details for questions relating to your tutor's background or teaching qualifications: Ms Iria Gonzalez-Becerra (Spanish Coordinator), i.gonzalez-becerra@imperial.ac.uk

Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
 40  20  £395    (Early Bird Rate: £360*) £230    (Early Bird Rate: £210*)
£305    (Early Bird Rate: £280*) 
* Early Bird fee rate is valid for enrolments made via the website between 1 August and 30 September only   |   All fee rates quoted are for the whole course.
Term dates 1

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
  • Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email evening eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of Friends of Imperial College 
  • Friends of the South London Botanical Institute
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started, subject entirely to agreement by the tutor delivering the course. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Applicable terms & conditions

Please read the Evening Classes & Lunchtime Learning terms and conditions [pdf] before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer term
 40  20 14 Oct - 12 Dec 2019 (9 weeks)* 6 Jan - 19 Mar 2020 (11 weeks) n/a
* Followed by the Christmas break

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 1 August

Enrolment & payment are through the Imperial College eStore. Please use above booking link noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on this page and your applicable category must be selected on the eStore
  • First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
  • The booking process involves entering payment details before your course choice and applicant details are queried on an in-built questionnnaire which completes the process
  • The following email notifications will be sent
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • Confirms your payment, date of payment and order number
  • Should not be treated as a course-enrolment receipt and therefore does not show your course however these details are sent to us via the system
2. Enrolment confirmation Sent in due course but likely not before the end of September. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Confirms your course choice
  • Shows the programme your course is part of as well as the term dates
  • Confirms your course' day of the week & time
3. Programme information Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains further course details incl. classroom location and teacher contact information
  • Provides further general programme details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Certificate of Attendance

Although no credits are offered for this very part-time course, an attendance certificate is presented to students who attend at least 80% (16) of the taught classroom sessions. Eligible students receive their certificate by email after the end of the course.

Any Questions?

Contact details for questions regarding the content and teaching of our Spanish courses: Ms Iria Gonzalez-Becerra (Spanish Coordinator), i.gonzalez-becerra@imperial.ac.uk