Our Vámonos Spanish Adult Courses have several different levels depending on your ability. Whether you are a complete beginner, you have learned elsewhere, you have previously had some Spanish tuition, have Spanish family members, spend a lot of time in Spain or are just looking to learn something new, we are sure to have a course to suit you.
For information on how we correspond with the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for levels A1, A2 and B1 and for a more detailed explanation please scroll down the page.
Ian (Adult student)
Our classes are small, with a maximum of 10 students, to ensure that each student is getting the attention and assistance needed. Our adult classes are taught by native and / or fluent Spanish teachers, and completely in the target language, don’t panic, in our collective experience we have witnessed that students learn so much more when they are completely immersed in the target language during class. Our teachers use clear Spanish and are extremely capable at finding a way to get their point across, even to complete beginners! Our classes focus on communication, giving students the confidence to speak Spanish and to be able to communicate and express themselves. Classes centre around speaking activities, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, and of course grammar. Students are given homework to reinforce what they have learned during class, along with regular informal tests to check progress.
We also offer regular Educational & Social Cultural Events such as Wine Tasting, Tapas Nights, Games Nights, Idiom Workshops, Grammar Workshops, Writing Workshops, Spanish Cinema and Conversation Classes all as extras to back up your studies.
We are extremely proud to be able to offer a foreign language to adults here in the UK, come and see how much you can learn!
A1 Level 1
At the end of A1 Level 1: I am able to introduce myself and I can ask and give personal information (nationality, profession, telephone number, address, etc), and talk about my hobbies. I can describe my family and its members and talk about the weather. I can conjugate regular verbs in Present Tense, use the verbs “ser”, “estar” and “hay” in different contexts, identify the gender of nouns and adjectives and understand question words (cómo, dónde, cuándo, etc).
A1 Level 2
At the end of A1 Level 2: I can describe the character of people and their physical appearance. I know the parts of the body, I can express feelings and pain and explain health problems to the doctor. I know the clothes and personal objects and can use shop dialogues. In grammar, I know the conjugation of verb “gustar” and similar verbs, I understand demonstratives (este/a/os/as), I can use the structure “tener que” to express need and I can contrast likes and dislikes using “también/tampoco”.
A1 Level 3
At the end of A1 Level 3: I can talk about habits, my daily routine and the time. I can have a conversation in a restaurant and ask for and give information about food. In grammar, I can conjugate all the Present Tense (regular, irregular, reflexive and stem-changing verbs), I can express frequency (siempre, nunca, a veces, etc), I know some of the uses of the Direct Object pronouns (lo, la, los, las), and the use of some prepositions (a, de, por).
A1 Level 4
At the end of A1 Level 4: I can describe my neighbourhood (the location, its characteristics and its features) I can ask forand give directions. I can talk about people’s qualities and defects, their pros and cons. I am able to talk about personal experiences. In grammar, I understand and can use quantifiers (muchos, pocos, bastantes, algunos, ningunos), I know the difference between “Saber” and “Poder”. I understand the “Pretérito Perfecto” and I can use it.
A2 Level 5
At the end of A2 Level 5: I can describe my house, and talk about the rooms and furniture, talk about material and colour. I can express opinions, and agreement and disagreement. I know how to ask for things, favours and give permission and I know how to give excuses and apologise. I can talk about what I have done recently, what I am doing at the moment and talk about intentions, plans and projects. , I am confident using the Present Tense and the Pretérito Perfecto. I know the Present Progressive (estar + gerundio), and the Future using “ir + Infinitivo”. I can make comparisons (más… que / menos… que / tan… como). I also know and use the prepositions to indicate position.).
A2 Level 6
At the end of A2 Level 6: I can talk about things that happened in the past. I can talk about the duration of things. I can express different feelings such as fear, shame, happiness, affection, sadness, etc, express opinion and wishes. I can talk about personal relationships (llevarse bien/mal/regular, caer bien/mal). In grammar, I know the use and conjugation of the Pretérito Indefinido, and know the difference between this tense and the Pretérito Perfecto.
A2 Level 7
At the end of A2 Level 7: I can talk about habits, descriptions and circumstances in the past. I am able to describe people and places in the past. I can describe the situation where an event happened. I can tell stories in the past. I am confident using the Pretérito Indefinido (regular and irregular verbs), I know the Pretérito Imperfecto to talk about habitual actions in the past and descriptions. I understand the difference between the two past tenses “Imperfecto” and “Indefinido”, and I know the “Imperfecto estar + gerundio”.
A2 Level 8
At the end of A2 Level 8: I can give advice and recommendations. I can give orders and instructions. I am able to express change in people, things and situations. In grammar, I can use the Imperativo tense and I understand and can use the Pronouns of Objeto Directo and Indirecto with the Imperative. I know and can use verbs that express change as “volverse, hacerse, llegar a ser, convertirse en, ponerse, quedarse…”.
B1 Level 9
At the end of B1 Level 9: I can talk about habits in the present and talk about past experiences. I can express the duration of actions that started in the past and continue in the present (desde hace, desde que, etc). In grammar, I know how to use the structures “empezar a / acabar de / terminar de… + infinitive” and “llevar / seguir + gerundio”.
B1 Level 10
At the end of B1 Level 10: I can talk about future actions and situations. I can talk about the future making predictions and expressing probability and express condition. I can conjugate verbs in “Futuro Simple”. I can formulate simple conditional sentences using “si + presente / future”. I can use connectors to express condition “depende, seguramente, seguro que, supongo que…).
B1 Level 11
At the end of B1 Level 11: I can express obligation and prohibition. I can talk about the different habits in my culture and I know different Spanish habits, gestures and social customs. I know about some Hispanic culture such as festivals and celebrations. I can use the impersonal “se” and expressions for habits “lo normal / lo habitual / lo raro…”, the verb “soler” and quantifiers “todo el mundo / la mayoría / muchos / algunos…”.
B1 Level 12
At the end of B1 Level 12: I can relate present and past. I can summarise the plot of a story. I am able to tell stories, as well as tell and understand jokes. I can use the connectors “entonces, en aquel momento, al final, de repente, etc.” as well as “porque, como, aunque, sin embargo…”. I understand and use the Objeto Directo Pronouns (lo, la, los, las) and Objeto Indirecto (me, te, le, nos, os, les).
Vámonos offers private tuition at any adult level. We are able to offer 1:1 or various sizes of private group classes. We can also offer these courses in workplaces or your home. In private tuition, we can tailor our courses to suit your needs and offer bespoke courses should you wish.