Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for my course?

Money Transfers are welcome.

Account Name: Spanish Learning Centre

.BSB. .034013.

.Account. .300550.

.Amount. .$225.

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

Why should I study at Spanish Learning Centre?

Spanish Learning Centre is a privately-owned school and is a registered business. In COVID19 times we have transfer our teaching online and in the Centre. We did not missed a lesson and our students were extremely happy that they could continue as per usual but from home.

When you enrol in a course at SLC, you will experience professionalism, quality and a high level of care towards your learning development. SLC uses all available media available, computer, proyector, audios to your text book, fun videos in Spanish, etc. 90 minutes of Spanish lesson will feel like nothing, because you will be having fun.  You will definitely not be looking at a blackboard with a hard to read handwriting.

We have a plan of study for the length of the course. You will know exactly what the teacher will cover in each lesson and you will have homework every week. In this way you can plan your time ahead, if you enrol on Monday and can’t make it you can come on Wednesday and if you can not come at all in that week you can Zoom the lesson.

You can be anywhere in the world doing your Spanish lesson in Brisbane.

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 with all modern media available. At the end of each Term we celebrate with a “Fiesta Grande” where we sing and toast in Spanish.

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.

Patricia the owner and instructor thinks… “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.” Unfortunately in COVID19 times we keep our distance but we still have a good laugh about everything and nothing!

Overall Latinos and Spaniards 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 a qualify Spanish Teacher also 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 seventeen years teaching in Australia. Patricia has studied how to teach Spanish as a second language,  at Deusto university in Bilbao, Spain. Also Pedagogical studies to teach adults and South American literature at the university of  Lund in Sweden. Her classes are of a dynamic structure and highly motivating. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Swedish, and she also speaks a little bit of German.

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. You are welcome to book a catch up lesson or Zoom your lesson from where you are.

Conversation lessons are different structured and your attendance can be to an extend flexible.

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 Zoom your lesson, so you need never miss a lesson.

Do we get homework?

Yes, each week you will have homework assigned to students to solidify what was covered in the class for that week. It takes approximately one hour or more 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 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.

If you have studied Spanish before you are welcome any time during the term. You will start the course from the content you arrived in, you catch up on the previous content on your own pace or you can book yourself for a private tuition.

If you are intermediate or conversation, you are welcome any time during the term.

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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