Who is the course for?

This two-week course is for anyone who wants to learn Spanish as a second or foreign language. It covers the basic aspects of the language, so no previous experience or knowledge is required. Our students will get an entry-level understanding of how the Spanish Language is structured with the following concepts:

In order to start understanding the Spanish Language, we teach modes that are used to explain how to conjugate verbs; thereby helping to understand the message of what is being said and why. There are three types of Modes: Indicativo | Subjuntivo | Imperativo

Understanding the Structure of the language will teach you the building blocks of how to use verbs, how their ending influences the meaning and thus, helping to describe the modes. The three Structures are: Infinitiva | Gerundio | Participio

The weekly lessons consist of 3 hours per day, for a duration of one to two weeks. A total of 15 hours per week. Tuition is one-to-one with your own teacher.  You will get the full attention you require in a relaxed environment and build the genuine friendships that will help your confidence grow.

The course is structured over a two-week period, but we understand that some students can only assign one week for learning basic Spanish. Therefore, the one-week option of this course will be trimmed down to maximise what students can realistically achieve in a week of learning.

What topics will you cover?

  • Greetings, simple introductions, ways to ask and give personal information.
  • Regular and irregular Spanish verbs in present tense.
  • Ways to talk about location, time, dates and prices and to describe people.
  • Possessives, demonstratives and quantifiers.
  • Ways to talk about one’s routine, likes and feelings.
  • Cultural topics on Nicaragua & Central America

Cost:

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$ 150
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$ 170
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Please note: Afternoon activities are for a maximum of two-weeks. From Monday to Thursday, there is one activity per day. They include visiting the Cathedral, The forte, The Ruben Dario museum to name a few. Homestays are with Nicaraguan families in Nicaraguan homes with three meals a day from Monday to Saturday. Families do not speak English.


Should you wish to find your own accommodation, we can suggest a range of places to stay to suite your budget level. For example, there are serviced apartments very close to the school, through to backpacker style hostels. If you require airport pick up or pick up from other locations within Nicaragua, please visit our additional services Additional services


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

Describe in Spanish how to yourself and your family, count to 100 and talk about touristic places location, geographical features, weather, typical food, activities to do. 
Perform simple, habitual exchanges in Spanish. As well as being able to deal with shopping situations e.g prices, sizes, colours etc.

Apply a range of basic language structures available to deal with familiar and predictable situations. Allow you to speak about your daily routine as well as experiences that you have had in the past.

Apply a series of simple grammatical terms and ways to use past, present and some future regular verb tenses.

A Video blog showing week 1 from one of our students


I spent 2 weeks in Leon taking classes at Dariana and having Rolando as my guide of the city in the afternoon and it was wonderful. Could not recommend this school more. There was another student staying in my homestay going to a different school, and the difference between our experiences was incomparable. Dariana was so organized and their materials (which you get to keep and I still use today) were FAR better than what other Spanish schools were using to teaching. 100% recommendMariana Marshall review


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