Spanish for Beginners

265 TUTOR: Maria Gonzalez

This relaxed and friendly course will teach you the language required for communicating in authentic Spanish speaking situations. During your next visit to Spain or Central or Southern America, would you like to be able to order your favourite dishes in Spanish or book a hotel room? Perhaps you wish to present your friends to your Spanish speaking colleagues or describe your family, interests, likes and dislikes? Have you heard people greeting one another, sometimes with '¿Cómo estás?' and other times with ¿Qué tal? and wondered what the difference is? Then this is the course for you. The tutor will make each session as dynamic as possible, with lots of speaking and group work. The course is designed for complete beginners with no prior or very little knowledge of the Spanish language.

Course Notes

The Spanish Beginners Summer course is designed for complete beginners with no prior or very little knowledge of the Spanish language.

  • Meet your classmates - Give and ask for personal details; greetings and simple questions.
  • Decide what you want from this Spanish course-Explain your aims and reasons and tell what you can do.
  • Hispanic countries- Descriptions of places, weather and talk about location.
  • Shopping and Eating out- Talk about preferences; ask for prices, identify objects.
  • Final day- Quiz and Spanish games. Sangria and tapas preparation and tasting.


I will provide all the reading materials and work sheets put together in a booklet.

Course Tutor

Maria Gonzalez

About Maria

Maria is the founder and Spanish tutor at Marlborough School of Languages.

A native Spaniard from Lugo, in the beautiful Galicia, Maria speaks Spanish and Galego natively, English fluently and can converse in Italian and Portuguese.

Twenty years ago, Maria moved to the UK and worked in London in the voluntary sector, recruiting and training volunteers -Turning Point, Mind and The Camden Society-.

In 2008, she moved to Marlborough where she had her two children.

Her teaching career began in 2011 at St Johns Academy (Adult evening courses) and she has never looked back, setting up Hispanica-Spanish Language Learning soon after and Marlborough SoL in 2018 where they offer Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Mandarin Chinese teaching at all levels and workshops.

From September 2019 she has been working at the Department of Modern Languages in Marlborough College as a Language assistant as well as continuing tutoring her private students at Marlborough School of Languages and organising cultural events with her team of international tutors hoping to bring the love for other communities and languages to the town she now calls her own.

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Summer School Dates for 2024

All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM