James Spanish School

Classroom courses

Classroom courses..

James Spanish School is in Pilar de la Horadada at Calle Cabo Pedro Gracia 16 or just put “James Spanish School” into Google maps. (There is free parking nearby, and we have wheelchair access).

I have students coming from as far away as La Mata, north of Torrevieja and from Torre-Pacheco and Los Alcázares to the south.

We start new beginners classes every  four to six months-ish, times are early as 9am and as late at 5pm, Monday to Thursday.  These are an hour long, run at the same time every week, whether it is a Bank holiday (Spanish red day) or not. The only break is Christmas-New Year.

The focus is on speaking Spanish, to enable you to speak to neighbours, tradespeople,  in shops, with health professionals and in bars and restaurants, 

We like to start the 50 core lesson classes with about 25-30 people to end up with 15-20 when we get to Spanish conversation. (Only those students that pass the final verb test graduate to Spoken Spanish.)

All classroom students receive access each week to the streaming video with the exact same content of the lesson they did with me in the classroom. If you are on holidays or at the Doctor and miss a lesson, you catch up by watching the lesson on line. 

Everybody has their own folder, and the lessons upload each week automatically so that you can watch them as a way of revision (it is not a video of the actual class with you sitting there) but the online course video with the lesson notes.

You can view a short demonstration lesson here 

The lessons can be re-watched as many times as you like, there is no time limit for them. 

There are also tests to be completed to assess your progress and homework on certain lessons that need you to practice to grasp the concept. Not all lessons have homework, but the further you get in to the course the more homework there is. The first block of ten lessons only has a test at the end, the last block of ten has homework every lesson!

So, you can see what will be ahead of you then, we have produced a video with more details about the course, which includes a montage from the spoken Spanish practice lessons.  The full Spanish practice lesson videos we use for Year two are over an hour in length and are so intense they are split into two or sometimes three parts, to give your brain a rest.  Click here to watch this video about the course.

The classroom lessons cost seven euros per week even if you are away on holiday or at the dentist etc. you can watch the lesson on video with its notes. This amount is payable at the end of the lesson. There are no advance payments required.

It is possible to start the via the online course and then switch to classroom courses later.

As online students who have completed blocks 21-30, 31-40 or 41-50 or more including quizzes can still join smaller Pilar de la Horadada classes at an appropriate level, by arrangement.   

To join the classroom waiting list for future classroom start, register now on the menu on the top of the website page.  (There you will see the upcoming dates)

Note well,  if you are a confident intermediate or an advanced student you will find these classes too slow, as they take a year to reach the level needed for Spoken Spanish classes.  You can do these core classes online in six weeks or less and then go straight into Spoken Spanish course in the classroom or online.

To discover more about James Spanish School, explore this site via the menu at the top of the page.