Learn Spanish | Spanish short course - Central YMCA Club

Spanish short course

Learn Spanish with our experienced tutor. There’s a class for you no matter your level, whether you’re just starting out, you have a basic knowledge of Spanish, or you’re already conversational.

Our Spanish classes are open to members and non-members and take place in central London, just a minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station. You’ll get an opportunity to meet other learners and practise what you’ve learnt.

Open days Meet Daniel the tutor in the YMCA Club cafe for an informal chat, and he’ll answer any questions you have about your level. Free and no need to book!

Dates to be announced soon

Frequently asked questions

Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
Advanced Classes are suitable for those who are fluent in Spanish or who have completed a Post-beginners course. Beginner classes are available if you’ve never taken Spanish lessons — or if it’s been so long since you learned Spanish at school that you want to start from scratch! If you’re somewhere in between, there are two Intermediate levels available.

Will I need any equipment or materials?
All you need is a pen and paper to take notes and an eagerness to learn! All materials will be emailed before the start of the course, audio tracks included.

What you will learn

Beginners (A1) – You’ll learn:

to speak about daily routine activities
to order in a restaurant
to describe a city
Present tense indicative
verbs (ser, estar and hay)
possessive adjectives
determinate articles

Post-beginners (A1+) – You’ll learn:

to speak about likes and dislikes
to agree and disagree with someone else
to speak about past experiences
review present tense
verb gustar
preterite (simple past) tense

Pre-intermediate (A2) – You’ll learn:

to give your opinion
to agree and disagree with someone else’s opinion
to correct information
to give orders
Present tense subjunctive (pero, sino, sino que)
imperative tense

Advanced (B1+) – You’ll learn:

Debate on current topics

About the tutor

Daniel Cristiano has over 15 years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language including designing and teaching courses for King’s College London, the University of Oxford, the UK Foreign Office and the London Business School.

If you’re unsure about your level, please don’t hesitate to contact the Tutor at daniel.cristiano@ymca.co.uk or on 07970 528 517.

Time and Prices

Beginners (A1)

8 weeks

Thursdays 16 May – 11 July 2024 (no lesson on 27 June)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Price: £135 (includes course materials)

Location: Keith Clark rooms

Post-beginners (A1+)

8 weeks

Tuesdays 14 May – 9 July 2024 (no lesson on 25 June)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Price: £135 (includes course materials)

Location: Keith Clark rooms

Pre-intermediate (A2)

8 weeks

Wednesdays 15 May – 10 July 2024 (no lesson on 26 June)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Price: £135 (includes course materials)

Location: Keith Clark rooms

Advanced (B1+) Suitable for those who are independent speakers in Spanish

8 weeks

Mondays 13 May – 8 July 2024 (no lesson on 24 June)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Price: £135 (includes course materials)

Location: Keith Clark rooms


112 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NQ

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0203 994 9600


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 8:30 pm
Weekends 9 am – 4:30 pm

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