Academy

Pre-intermediate Classes

Level Description

At pre-intermediate, you can:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


You can understand slower Spanish, but struggle with full speed native Spanish. You feel like you have covered most areas of grammar, but often feel like you need a refresher in a lot of areas, and lack fluency in your speaking. 

Is this class for me?

We highly recommend booking a free 15 minute consultation with us, and we will help to figure out the right class for you:

Upcoming Classes

Class times and booking links. All courses are 10 weeks, with 1 hour class per week:

ClassStart dateTimePlaces leftBooking link
Pre-intermediate 2Tuesday, April 13, 2021EST: 8pm
PST: 5pm
0Sold out
Pre-intermediate 2Monday, April 12, 2021UK: 5pm EST: 12pm PST: 9am0Sold out
Pre-intermediate 1Tuesday, April 27, 2021UK: 8.30pm EST: 3.30pm PST: 12.30pm4Book in USD
Book in GBP

Course Content

There are three courses offered, all are 10 weeks, 1 hour class per week:

01

Tell your story

Go deeper with your Spanish, and get practice in a range of conversational settings to help start to build both fluency and accuracy.

After a brief revision of the present tenses, you’ll go into more details into the past tenses. You’ll learn how to tell stories and relate memories and anecdotes.

Learn how to sequence events in your stories, as well as contrasting the preterite and imperfect.

You’ll talk about your own story and learn about others’ too.

02

Comparing cultures

You’ll cover a wide range of topics and scenarios to expand your vocabulary and conversational skills.

You’ll learn how to describe the world around you with more precision, talking about and comparing people, places and things that we love and admire.

You’ll continue to practise talking about the past, and comparing it with the present.

03

Past, present and future

Talk about the future, and express your wishes and desires.

By the end of this course you’ll have covered the major past, present and future tenses, and will be able to smoothly navigate between them to tell your story.

FAQs

It can be hard to know what level of Spanish we are, so we strongly advise all students to book a consultation session either before or after booking a course. It’s not obligatory, but (did we mention!?) is advised!

No! Our courses are structured so that there is a progression between them, but if you are at a pre-intermediate level you should be able to slot into any of the three classes. If in doubt, book a consultation session with us to find out.

We’ll send over details of all the classes, so you can add them to your calendar. We’ll add you to our Google Classroom, and send a few other materials to make sure you’re ready for the classes. 

Yes. Teachers will set homework to be completed between classes, and the first few minutes of each class will be dedicated to review.

You’ll have access to all class materials (and homework) in the Google classroom, so you can see exactly what you’ve missed and what you need to do to catch up. We don’t record any of the lessons.

Pro members get 20% off all academy courses (make sure you log in, and you’ll see a coupon code to use at the top of the page).

If you are booking more than one course, or for more than one person, get in touch (rob@spanishobsessed.com) and we can put together flexible packages based on your needs.

We’ve found that having students placed in the right levels is the most important factor for a successful class environment. 

That’s why, in addition to offering the free consultation, we run all of our classes with spare capacity, so that we can move students between classes as needed. 

If you find your class too easy or too difficult let us know and we’ll offer alternatives. 

Your teacher may also make a recommendation for a different group after your first class.

No. We use our own materials, so you do not have to buy anything separately.

“Throughout my Spanish learning experience, I’ve continuously struggled with confidence in speaking, expression of thoughts (How should I ask for this? How would a native speaker typically express this?), and listening skills. The courses I’ve taken offered me native speaking teachers to learn from and listen to, as well as small class sizes to feel comfortable making mistakes and bouncing back. Equally important to me was that feedback received from teachers after each class was consistent, personal and aimed specifically at our individual improvement. Overall, these courses feel like the perfect balance to strengthen my skills and I’m excited to continue on learning.”

Victoria H.
Pre-intermediate