"¡Hola! I’m Sonia, from Córdoba, a beautiful historical city in the south of Spain.
I hold a BA in English Studies, an MA in Linguistics and another Master’s Degree in Education. I also have a course from the Instituto Cervantes in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
I started teaching in my first year of university and I haven’t stopped since then. It makes 12 years now. I love teaching because it allows me to participate in something as important as the learning process of amazing individuals.
When I teach, I always try to cause, what I call, “the awe effect of your personal achievements”, which appears when you realise you are learning, understanding and producing more Spanish than you expected. I love making everyone feel comfortable and active in class, making you have fun while learning, and going home with that feeling of a satisfactory evening.
I hope to see you soon in class! ¡Hasta pronto!"
|Course Materials:||Included in the course fees|
|Age Range:||18 upwards|
|Class size::||Min 6 Max 15|
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We’re a little different from other language schools. Our roots lie in the Spanish further education sector and here at Holborn our students have as much fun learning as we have teaching. That’s why our courses are so effective and why our students say our lessons are rewarding and so much fun.
This course is part three of the Elementary A2 syllabus. It’s a 20 hour course over 10 weeks. You will follow an established model of teaching through spoken and written activities, extra reading, tests, reviews, ideas, and games in pairs or groups.
We use powerful learning tools such as presentations, images, videos and audio tapes that stimulate our lessons and encourage students to engage with each other in developing the four essential skills – reading, speaking, listening and writing.
Detailed, fun and intensive. Really happy with the teaching. Not quite fluent in Spanish but know that I will get there with Vamos. Excellent teaching, very high standard and a great value for money. Thank you.
Great dedication of Andrea to make sure we practise and learn.
I joined Clara´s Level 2 at lesson 6 and really enjoyed the lessons. She really helped reinforced the material I learned with Noelia, and taught me new vocabulary too! Really enjoyed Clara´s classes and can´t wait for Level 3!!!
Fun and very beneficial – great mix of educational methods.
Thank you for creating friendly, family like atmosphere. It is really helpful to make language learning easier and joyful.
I enjoyed the classes a lot! They were as good and interesting as the ones in Level 1! Noelia is a great teacher; I’ll go with her to Level 3! Muchas gracias!
Really enjoyed the course. A great introduction to Spanish. It will come in very useful.
The program is excellent. Amaya is a fantastic teacher who encourages interaction within the class and injects a lot of energy. I would say the pace of the course is slower than it could be but this is understandable given the courses cater for full-time professionals who are busy with other commitments. This could be rectified by giving students the option to accelerate their learning, e.g. by letting them skip levels with the aid of self-study.
Andi is an excellent teacher!