Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I study at Spanish Learning Centre?

Spanish Learning Centre is a privately-owned school and a registered business. When you enrol in a course at SLC, you will experience professionalism, quality and a high level of care towards your learning development. The school is privately owned and the instructor is also the owner of the business and therefore you are treated as a valued customer. You won’t be sitting in a classroom full of strangers and listening to someone talking to the class, you’ll participate in a fun and dynamic learning environment. Students have a great time and make new friends while receiving excellent quality tuition.

Benefit of Learning a new Language

Spanish will open the doors to a new culture and to a “new yourself”.  You will understand that we, Spanish Speakers say the same things in different grammatical structural way. A little bit back to front but we mean the same, same.

You learn to know a new culture, you gain new friends, new experiences, you see new places, you became more tolerant  because you will understand how much discipline you have to have to learn a new language. The same effort you put in learning Spanish, I put it learning English.

The Spanish culture is so big in all aspect to me it has intense colours, intense flavours, more body movements, intense passion and love (for English speaker we are more dramatical – well we laugh and cry when we feel it), we talk a lot, we use our hands and we hug and kiss a lot. Mi casa es su casa, my home is your home.

Overall we love Gringos when they try to speak Spanish!

The benefit is that you are bilingual and you have your heart in 2 different amazing worlds.

What qualifications does the teacher have?

Patricia is the director and principal instructor of Spanish Learning Centre. She is from Chile and has extensive professional teaching experience, having conducted Spanish tuition in Norway and Sweden before her ten years teaching in Australia. Patricia has studied teaching Spanish as a second language along South American literature at the university of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. Her classes are of a dynamic structure and highly motivating. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Swedish, and has also studied German.

How do I pay for my course?

Full payment of the course fee is required on the first lesson attended. Please note that SLC employs a “No money – no class” policy.

Should I attend all classes?

It is advisable to attend all designated classes. The Travellers, Level 1, Level 2 and Intermediate courses are highly structured in their content. Therefore, missed classes may need a bit of extra work to avoid falling behind.

What if I cannot make it to a class?

A full schedule of what is to be covered for each class in the term is provided to all students in the first lesson. If a student is unable to attend a class they can consult the schedule and know exactly what was covered in the class and what must be done for homework. Also, you are welcome to come to any on of the other class times in any given week, because the content of classes for each course level is consistent each week.

Plus, you can Skype Patricia five minutes before the class to join in – so you need never miss a lesson.

Do we get homework?

Yes, each week a small amount of homework is assigned to students to solidify what was covered in the class for that week. It takes approximately one hour to do the exercises.

What do I get upon completion of a course?

Upon request, you will be issued with a certificate of achievement that lists the major content covered in the course. You can use this certificate to prove your level of competence when applying for employment or admission to further study.

Can I start a course if I enrol late?

Yes. You are able to enrol in the courses up to two weeks late. It depends upon the individual student, but we have had very serious students in the past who have started up to four weeks late and have caught up to the class quickly.

Can I continue to higher levels?

All courses offered are designed to prepare you for higher-level learning in the more advanced courses. You must complete a course before continuing on to higher level courses. Many of our students continue on to higher levels and master the Spanish language.

 

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