Evening Courses in Bristol

Spanish Courses for all Standards

Our courses have successfully been running on vibrant North Street (BS3) since 2015 – at the Tobacco Factory first and then at North Art Gallery Workspace, just 5 min away from the Tobacco Factory, by the Spotted Cow pub. Our classrooms have always been very well equipped and bright, ideal for a relaxed language class.

Our courses run for 8 weeks and have between 8-16 students. At the moment, we offer a range of levels from Beginner to Intermediate, and in the near future we will also be offering a Complete Beginner and Upper-Intermediate level (for guidance on the levels, please visit “Levels” in this website). No textbook purchase is required in our courses, as we provide all the learning materials. The course fees are £120 for new students and £115 for current students (if you are a current student, you can use your £5 discount voucher at the checkout).

The courses are organised and delivered by qualified, experienced and native tutor Maria Lafuente…
My experience teaching evening courses in Bristol started back in 2008, when I was working as a Spanish tutor at universities, language schools and lifelong learning centres all over the city. In 2015 I started organising and delivering my own evening courses at the Tobacco Factory in the heart of Southville-Bedmister. During that time I have taught many different groups with different experiences and backgrounds at the Tobacco Factory, while teaching at the University; most of my evening courses students started at the Beginner level and are now about to start their Intermediate 2 level!

DUE TO MATERNITY LEAVE, THERE WILL BE NO COURSES THIS ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020. Sorry for the inconvenience.

My teaching style

In my experience, following a book can be quite rigid and boring. Also, I know that there are different type of learners; people who learn better when they associate the words to an image, people who learn better when they play a game, people who learn better when they write the words, etc.

For this reason, in my lessons I don’t follow a book, but instead I always use my own colourful and clear Power Point Presentation and engage students in a range of activities that I have accurately selected during my almost 10 years of experience teaching in the Higher Education sector and language schools.

These activities come from different books, the internet and ideas I learned in workshops for language teachers. I have chosen the activities that I know work well and involve, for example, individual work, pair work, group work, watching videos, chatting, using cards with images and playing games. Always entertaining and useful activities.