Course Summary

Vamos a aprender Español!

Elementary 1 is an 18-hour course for beginners. The content of the course has been selected to suit prospective travellers, people wanting to interact socially with the Spanish-speaking community both in Melbourne and overseas or those who would like to try their hand at learning a new language for enjoyment and cultural insight.

Course Sessions

Monday, 15th June - 9 classes

Session ID DLAU6505C
15 Jun - 10 Aug 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)

The course content will provide you with plenty of opportunities to constantly develop your Spanish skills.

The learning resource to be used at this level is divided in several sections to ensure that you have an introduction to the subject area to be discussed, an area to enforce reading and comprehension, a section to practice and communicate a grammar section and the last section to introduce you to cultural insight of the language.

At this level, topics will include:

  • Essential Spanish skills as a traveller: You will learn how to introduce yourself, to express basic activities and interests while interacting with other people in a real life situation specially to say where do you want to go and what would you like to do. You will be able to ask for and to describe places and to talk about the weather.
  • Basic writing skills: You will acquire basic grammatical principles so you can put in into practice in specific contexts
  • ‘Dos’ and ‘don’ts’ for culturally aware travellers as differences amongst the various Spanish speaking countries are discussed

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

  • introduce yourself and others and use basic expressions for meeting, greeting and saying farewell;
  • engage in simple conversations to exchange information about;
  • nationalities, professions;
  • what you do at work or in your daily routine and express intentions;
  • use basic expressions for asking about the language;
  • describe places, areas of interests in those places and locating them;
  • ask and talk about the weather;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of some cultural and social customs;

Also you will be able to:

  • know the alphabet, numbers up to 100;
  • understand how to identify feminine and masculine nouns;
  • use present tense of regular verbs to narrate something;
  • conjugate verbs such as ser, tener and llamarse;
  • express existence “there is”;
  • know some prepositions, how to use them and verbs that use them;
  • use of determine and undetermined articles for feminine and masculine nouns;
  • formulate questions: What? Which? How much? How many? When? Where? Who? And to ask about quantities.


Practice makes perfect in acquiring any new skills. At CAE your teacher will provide many opportunities in the class for conversation practice to build confidence and fluency in the language.

Outside the classroom, you will be encouraged devote at least 2 hours per week to study outside class time.
You will be provided with some strategies/activities to reinforce what you are learning and to discover new words and real life situations. You will be also encouraged, whenever possible, to read, listen to radio programs and watch TV programs in Spanish!

Textbook: : Aula Internacional 1: English Version (with CD). Difusion, 2014.  ISBN : 9788415846772 Corpas, Jaime et al

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To attend your online sessions all you need is the link we will provide (via email), a device with internet connection and a webcam.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR LAST-MINUTE ENROLMENTS: If you enrol on the same day this course start, you need to contact the Languages Centre on (03) 8892-1681 to receive your link to attend the first online session.*****

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

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Suitable for complete beginners.

Last updated: May 27, 2020 04:52pm