Our Spring Spanish courses begin on April 8th, 9th and 10th. We have courses for all levels and abilities. 

Registration - April 4th We ask anyone who wants to do a course with us to come to Registration and pay the course cost in full. 
Registration is on Thursday, April 4th, in the Yeats Building, Sligo, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.             
Duration and times All courses last 8 weeks. There are no classes Easter week, from April 22nd to 28th. 

Every class is of one hour and fifteen minutes duration and runs from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.
Location Classes take place in IT Sligo.
Prices All courses are €110 (or €90 for students or the unemployed)
LEVELS (from lowest level to highest)

BEGINNERS – MONDAYS  This is for those people who want to start from the very beginning and who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. It starts on Monday, April 8th at 7.30pm. 

A follow on course from our Beginners course of last term, so it is a course for those who have a little Spanish and want to l…


This week we continued with the topic of directions.
Traduce y practica / translate and practice 1.¡Perdón! ¿Dónde está el banco, por favor? – Excuse me, where is the bank, please? El banco está a la derecha – The bank is on the right. ¿A la derecha? Muchas gracias. – On the right? Thank you very much. 2.¡Perdone! ¿Dónde está la playa? – Excuse me, where is the beach? Siga todo recto, y la playa está a la izquierda – Continue straight ahead and the beach i son the left. 3.¡Perdone! ¿Dónde está la iglesia de San Marcos, por favor? – Excuse me! Where is the church of San Marcos, please? Tome la primera calle a la derecha y la iglesia está a la derecha – Take the first roa don the right and the church is on the right. 4.¿Dónde está la comisaría, por favor? – Where is the police station, please? Suba esta calle y la comisaría está a la izquierda – Go up this road and the pólice station i son the left. 5.¡Oiga! ¿Hay un supermercado cerca de aquí? – Excuse me! Is there a supermarket near here? Sí, hay…


Novena Clase
•In this class we talked about what we like to do in our free time. As a class we commented on what activities we like to do.
En mi tiempo libre me gusta.../In my free time I like...
Ir de tiendas/Go shopping
Ir a clase de español/Go to Spanish class
Jugar al golf, al tenis, al baloncesto, al fútbol.../Playing golf, tennis, basketball, football ...
Cantar/To sing
Escuchar música/Listen to music
Ir a nadar/Go swimming
Ir de copas/Go for drinks
Ir de cañas/Go for drinks
Ir al cine/Go to the cinema
Tocar un instrumento/Play an instrument
Montar en bicicleta/Bicycling
Ir a esquiar/To go skiing
We saw the verb like “Gustar”
Me Gusta No me gusta A mí me gusta A mí no me gusta A tí te gusta A ti no te gusta A él/ a ella le gusta A él/ a ella no le gusta


Week 9
We revised some language connected to illnesses Enfermedades – illnesses El sarampión – measles ¿Qué te ha pasado? – What has happened to you? Me he roto el brazo – I have broken my arm
In Spanish, we use a reflexive verb to express the idea that something has happened to us. Me he torcido el tobillo. Note; we also do not use “mi” with a body part – we always say “el brazo” or “la pierna”. Me duele el brazo.
We then went on to talk about the Caribbean. El Caribe La superficie – the area of a country La población Consiguió su independencia en …… - it gained its Independence in….
We looked at how to say larger numbers 100 – cien 101 – ciento uno 200 - doscientos 500 – quinientos 700 – setecientos 900 – novecientos 1000 – mil

300,000 – trescientos mil 450,300 – cuatrocientos cincuenta mil, trescientos 2,540,792 – dos milliones quinientos cuarenta mil, setecientos noventa y dos. (Note: we only use “y” between the tens and the singles)


Octava Clase.
•We started the class reviewing how to interact in a shop.
Buenos días/Buenas tardes.
¿ Qué desea?
¿Qué quería? ¿ Le puedo ayudar?
Estoy buscando...
¿Cúanto cuesta esto?
¿Cuánto cuestan estos?
Eso es muy barato
Eso es muy caro

•Once the previous structures were reviewed, we turned the class into a market.
The class was divided between shops assistants and customers.
The shop assistant had some products to which they had to put an adequate price.
The costumers had a list of products that they had to buy, they had to go through the different shops and they tried to buy all the things on their list.


This week we worked on a role play about the restaurant. Some new words and expressions we learned Quisiera una mesa cerca de la ventana – I would like a table near the window Al lado de la ventana – beside the window Quisiera un poco más de pan y sal – I would like a bit more of bread and salt Quiero pagar con tarjeta de crédito – I want to pay with credit card La máquina está rota – The machine is broken ¿Dónde hay un banco/cajero automático? – Where is a bank/atm machine?
In the second part of the class, we started the topic of places in the city – Lugares en la ciudad La oficina de correos – The post office La piscina – The swimming pool La iglesia – the church La playa – the beach El banco – the bank La farmacia – The chemist’s El cine – the cinema El museo – the museum El supermercado – the supermarket La comisaría (de policía ) – the police station La estación de trenes – the train station La estación de autobuses – the bus station El aeropuerto – The airport Los semáforos – the traffic lights La ti…


This week we continued with the topic of films and cinema on page 17. Vamos al cine – off to the cinema Entradas – tickets La sesión – the showing Entradas numeradas – numbered tickets La fila de atrás – the back row ¿Cuánto cuesta? – How much is it? Patatas fritas/patatillas – crisps Descuentos para… - discounts for Los jóvenes – the Young people Los estudiantes – the students Los parados / los desempleados – the unemployed Los jubilado – the retired Las palomitas – the popcorn Los dulces – the sweets Bebidas – drinks Refrescos – fizzy drinks Agua – water Los frutos secos – nuts Cacahuetes – peanuts Almendras – almonds
In the second part of our class, we worked on the exercise on page 19. Some words we didn’t understand: Perdidas en la selva – Lost in the jungle hace mucho que la quiero ver – It’s been a while I wanted to watch it No me apetece – I don’t feel like it Tengo miedo – I’m afraid ¿Dónde quedamos? – Where shall we meet? Sacar las entradas – to get the tickets Echan – They are showing ¡Qué aburrida! – …