"¡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!"
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 two of the Intermediate B1 syllabus.
It’s a 20 hour course during which you 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.
|Course Materials:||Included in the course fees|
|Age Range:||18 upwards|
|Class size:||Min 6 Max 10|
Excellent class! Excellent teacher! Excellent course administrator! Thank you!
Excellent programme – especially being able to do 2 classes a week. It felt like we learnt so quickly. Teaching is excellent too – lots of enthusiasm and great at making things stick in your mind.
There were good exercises and good grammar. Lots of talking in Spanish which was very good. I would like even more exercises with grammar.
The course met my expectations, I have enjoyed the classes and the teaching.
It was a shame to change teachers so early, but Andi has been very supportive and patient. I think the rate we are learning at is steady giving us time to get a good foundation. I am very keen to continue learning Spanish as I have enjoyed the class and really want to master the language.
Maria is an excellent teacher, very lively and helpful.
I thought the course was great and I am really enjoying coming to class. There is a fun atmosphere in my class and Andrea is a great teacher and explains things very well. I would definitely recommend the course to other people.
Just started the classed with Andrea Cortina 7 weeks ago. The class is also motivated and very keen to learn more. There is always extra homework from her and no one ever complains really. She has a very active way of teaching, her classroom exercises are scaffolded in such a way that they become more and more interesting and challenging as we go along. We have truely enjoyed the lesson and we are coming back for more 😉
~ Indy ~
Sara is an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed my lessons with her and she made Spanish so easy and fun to learn. Teacher of the year! Mucho gracias 🙂