Group Spanish Courses in Toronto
Hansa offers three levels of group Spanish classes. All three levels use the book Pensar y aprender (Editorial Los Mayas) as the primary resource. The curriculum is designed for Latin American Spanish. However, teachers differentiate between the Spanish used in Spain and the Spanish used in Latin American countries. The eight-week program is held:
- Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Books and materials are included within the course tuition. Payment and registration must be received before the registration deadline.
January 21st to March 12th - (Tuesday & Thursday)
Registration deadline: January 10th
March 21st to May 9th - (Saturday)
Registration deadline: March 6th
May 25th to July 20th - (Monday & Wednesday)
Registration deadline: May 15th
August 4th to September 24th - (Tuesday & Thursday)
Registration deadline: July 24th
October 3rd to November 21st - (Saturday)
Registration deadline: September 18th
The Level 1 Spanish course is open for all people wanting to acquire the basics of Spanish grammar as well as essential vocabulary and oral practice to communicate in everyday situations. The first level at Hansa covers the content of the book of Pensar y aprender. The class starts off with the Spanish alphabet and pronunciation and goes on to introduce Spanish nouns, articles, adjectives, and regular verbs, as well as basic irregular verbs like "ser" and "estar". Telling time, greetings, numbers, days of the week, the months, seasons, as well as other day-to-day vocabulary (such as food, clothing, & weather) are covered in the vocabulary section of this course. They will also learn the use of essential verbs such as “querer” (to want) “saber” (to know), talk about their likes and dislikes, buy items at a store, order food in a restaurant, make hotel reservations and make small talk. This program is ideal for anyone traveling to any Spanish speaking country.
This course reviews the second Pensar y aprender course book. It is addressed to people who have some previous Spanish knowledge of the language and want to move further. At this stage students will learn to use the most common irregular verbs that will allow them to ask for information, talk about obligations and habits, differentiate between possibilities and facts, give their opinion, obtain information, talk about the future and an introduction to the three different types of past tense to describe what happened in Spanish as well as using conditional and future tenses. Emphasis is placed on the communicational aspect of the language.
Aimed at people with previous knowledge of Spanish who would like to continue perfecting their communication skills. We use the 3rd book of the pensar y aprender series. A review of common tenses will be given, followed by a deeper look into the more complex grammar structures such as the three different forms of the past tense, the conditional, the imperative. The subjunctive mood will also be introduced. We will talk about current affairs in different Latin American countries and in Spain. Discussions about art, traveling and business within the Spanish-speaking culture will be encouraged in the class, and extra material will be given to those who want to continue practicing outside the classroom.
Please note: material will be covered at the pace of the class; some of the above topics may not be covered, as the course will be geared towards the needs of the class as a whole. Some of the curriculum may be modified at the instructor's discretion.
Comments from former students:
"The teacher is very knowledgeable and charismatic"
"The teacher was great and I learned a lot from her"
"It was a great atmosphere. The teacher made it very comfortable"
"The teacher made it easier than it had seemed"
Private Spanish Language Programs:
Please note: All Spanish lessons are held at Hansa's 2160 Yonge Street campus. For private classes held off campus, within Toronto, an additional 35% surcharge will be added to the course fee.