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Spanish Language Initiation

Teacher: Ross Romeo (Toronto)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $30.00
2 students: CAD $25.00
3+ students: CAD $20.00
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Spanish Language Initiation

(Iniciación a la Lengua Española)

Course description:


Initiation course to the Spanish language for absolute beginners. 20 one hour classes that will enable you to communicate at a basic level with locals while you're on vacation. Order food and drinks, ask for directions, shop and even flirt in Spanish.

Curso de iniciación a la lengua española para principiantes. 20 clases de una hora que le habilitarán para comunicarse con un nivel básico con la gente local mientras esté de vacaciones. Pida comida y bebida, reciba indicaciones, compre y hasta flirtee en español.

Teaching approach:


Focus on the spoken language to get you speaking and understanding from day one. Course specifically designed for vacations in Spain. Castillian Spanish.

Course program:


The course is divided in 10 theme blocks, so each one lasts 2 lessons.
It includes all the basics you'll need on your vacation.

Places where you can take this course:


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Coffee shop: The Birds and The Bees
2413 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON, M8V 1C5
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Library: Mimico Centennial Library
47 Station Road, Toronto, ON, M8V 2R1
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $30.00*
2 students:CAD $25.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $20.00 per student*
 Trial class: minus 50% promotional discount*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

Class duration options:

Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Teacher:

Ross Romeo

City / Country of origin: Zaragoza, Spain

Mother language: Spanish

Spoken languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Hi, my name is Ross Romeo and I'm a Spanish teacher based in Toronto, Canada. I'm originally from Saragossa, Spain, where I grew up in a bilingual home, with a Spanish father and a British mother. I love languages and everything to do with them and, as well as teaching, I'm also a professional English-Spanish, Spanish-English translator.


TEACHER EDUCATION

Certificate of Translation into Spanish, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto, 2015

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

I have taught both English and Spanish for over a decade. I've taught privately and at schools to students of all ages and a variety of levels. I've taught in Spain, the UK and Canada.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn Spanish: Spanish Language Initiation


Proficiency level

Your Spanish proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:



A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar Spanish expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in Spanish if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Spanish is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex Spanish text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native Spanish speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer Spanish texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use Spanish flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in Spanish.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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