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We offer 12 week online Spanish and Portuguese courses via Zoom, using an interactive learning platform.

All Roots Up courses are split into small groups, so that you can really get to know the other learners in your sessions. The best things is that you'll all be learning for the same reason, whether that be a love of music, food, film or travel.

Find out more about our September 2022 intake courses below...

 Classes

  2022 Course Schedule

Courses now open for September intake – all courses take place on Monday lunchtime (between 12-2pm BST) and Monday and Tuesday evenings (between 6-8pm BST). We will arrange the time as a group! 

Beginners Spanish

Let the journey begin… On this 12-week course, you will get to grips with the basics of español. Whether that´s ordering a margarita at the bar, buying a bus ticket or introducing yourself to new amigos, this course is all about giving you the confidence to start speaking in real-life scenarios. 

In our sessions you will learn how to :

  • pronounce tricky sounds we don’t have in English!

  • talk about yourself when meeting new people and ask them questions about their life and culture 

  • express likes and dislikes, make choices and to agree or disagree with others 

  •  discuss your future plans  

  • order food and drink like a local not a textbook…

  • reserve accomodation and check in at a hostel, AirBnB or hotel

  • chat about the weather (the classic!)

¡Y mucho más…!

 Spanish on a Plate 

Know your pintxos from your pulpo? Your tacos from your tostadas? On this 12 week journey, we’ll be digging deep into the cookbooks of Spanish-speaking countries around the world and getting to know some of London’s Latino street food traders… By the end of the course, you’ll be able to chat freely about all things food & drink and even make a margarita en español!

*This course is suitable for anyone who has completed our Beginners course or pre-intermediate learners who want to brush up on their speaking before going Intermediate!

 

In our sessions you will learn how to :

  • express your opinion on the food and drink we learn about and ask questions about the cuisine and culture of different countries

  •  compare and contrast food and their flavours

  •  understand and translate recipes and menus 

  • share stories in the past using a range of tenses

  • follow a wine tasting and margarita making session in Spanish 

  •  tune your ear and be an active listener when watching a Netflix series 

¡Y mucho más…!

  Intermediate Spanish  

 Ready for the next adventure? Over the next 12 weeks, you’ll put your language skills to the test by immersing yourself in authentic content from the Spanish-speaking world. From TED Talks and podcasts to short films to salsa songs, you will be able to understand and chat about a range of subjects on the spot.

In our sessions you will learn how to :

  • express your opinion on the authentic material we look at 

  • master spontaneous speech

  • tune your ear and be an active listener

  •  extend your vocabulary and use local slang and idioms

  • share stories in the past using a range of tenses

  • crack the subjunctive tenses

  •  immerse yourself in the language without leaving your living room

¡Y mucho más…!

 

 Beginners Portuguese 

It all starts here… On this 12 week course, you will master the basics of português so that you feel brave enough to have a conversation! Whether that’s chatting about what you did last weekend, telling a bartender how you like your caiprinha or talking about where you’re from, this course will get you speaking from day 1.

In our sessions you will learn how to :

  • pronounce tricky sounds we don’t have in English!

  • talk about yourself when meeting new people and ask them questions about their life and culture 

  • express likes and dislikes, make choices and to agree or disagree with others 

  •  speak about events in the past and discuss your future plans  

  • order food and drink like a local not a textbook…

  • reserve accomodation and check in at a hostel, AirBnB or hotel

  • chat about the weather (the classic!)

E muito mais…!

 Intermediate Portuguese  

Let’s take it up a notch… During this 12 week course, you will stretch your language skills through authentic content from the Portuguese-speaking world.  From Netflix series and pastel de nata recipes to capoeira classes and carnival clips, you will be able to follow and speak about things that really interest you.

 

In our sessions you will learn how to :

  • express your opinion on the authentic material we look at 

  • master spontaneous speech

  • tune your ear and be an active listener

  •  extend your vocabulary and use local slang and idioms

  • share stories in the past using a range of tenses

  • crack the subjunctive tenses

  •  immerse yourself in the language without leaving your living room

E muito mais…!

I really liked the theme of the course as it made it much more enjoyable and interesting learning about a place and different scenarios rather than feeling like I was going through a textbook at school… It felt like something more unique! 

Jo

London

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