Level 1 Foundation Course

Duration: 24 hours of class (3 months).

Class frequency: 2 classes per week, 1 hour per class. 

Location: This class is available in person at school in San José del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas. You can also join this group class remotely via Zoom.

Price: $2,800 MXN pesos a month per student. If you join the semi-immersion version of this class, then you would make a one-time-payment for the entire course instead.

Prerequisite: none.

Course content

We strongly believe in the power of pronunciation when learning a new language. Practicing pronunciation early on can help you develop good habits and avoid developing bad ones.Therefore, from lesson 1 you begin to learn how to speak and sound natural in Spanish. In this course you will learn:

  • …how to use our pronunciation technique (blending, linking and merging) to effectively use words and phrases when you need them.
  • …how to start and finish conversations with basic everyday expressions.
  • …how to ask specific questions in a restaurant and how to accept or decline what you’re being offered.
  • …how to build sentences on your own, using about 50 commonly used verbs.
  • …how to ask for things around you and formulate questions.
  • …how to express future actions in Spanish.
  • …introduction to present tense conjugation.

Learning methods and class materials

  • Step1.-Each class you will practice very short, guided conversations with your instructor and/or classmates. You will be suggested ways to improve your pronunciation and the use of sentence structure.
  • Step 2.- You will listen to your homework online to practice between classes. In the audio recordings you will hear and practice out loud the same vocabulary words and phrases used in the conversations.
  • Step 3.-Attend your next class and practice again with your instructor and/or classmates. 

This method is based on the repetition of words and the purpose is to create the habit of speaking and listening to Spanish consistently. You will recycle the same words and repeat the same or similar phrases and sentences during each class activity.  You will subscribe to our Toani Membership in order to access all necessary learning materials directly from our website. The cost for this membership is already included in the monthly fee of $2,800 pesos. You will use our online platform to access audio exercises, worksheets and downloadable cheat sheets.

Vocabulary has been an issue for new students we interview since words presented in some popular language apps are usually from other Spanish speaking countries and locals don’t entirely recognize some of them. In this course you will learn words, verbs, sentence structure and phrases as used and heard in Mexico, and the local area.

Who is this class for?
This course is suitable for beginners, and for advanced beginners who want to solidify the basics of pronunciation and sentence structure. The average number of students per class is between 5 and 8. We try to keep the groups small to preserve the quality of your learning experience.

Payment details
We take cash and online payments with card or Pay Pal. Course tuition must be paid each month in advance to reserve a spot in the group. Find a class schedule that works best for you in the calendar below and save a seat in class.

Level 1: upcoming courses and registration 2024-2025

To register, find the class schedule that works best for you then sign up. You will get instant access to the corresponding learning materials for pre-course study. 

Dates Location Duration Registration
Jun 3 - Aug 21 Cabo San Lucas 3 months, twice a week, 1 hour per class Check out schedule and register
Jun 4 - Aug 22 San José del Cabo 3 months, twice a week, 1 hour per class Check out schedule and register
Jun 18 - Jul 13 Cabo San Lucas 1 month (Semi-immersion): 3 times a week for two hours per class Check out schedule and register
Sept 30 - Dec 18 Cabo San Lucas 3 months, twice a week, 1 hour per class Check out schedule and register
Nov 4 - Feb 5 San José del Cabo 3 months, twice a week, 1 hour per class Check out schedule and register
Nov 4 - Feb 5 Cabo San Lucas 3 months, twice a week, 1 hour per class Check out schedule and register

Terms and conditions
Group classes can go from 5 to 8 students maximum. To secure a spot in the group, the initial month’s fee must be paid in advance. If you cancel 30 days before the course start, you will receive a 90% refund of your tuition. Cancellations made at least 15 days before the first day of class will result in a 50% refund. Changes cannot be made within 15 days before the course begins, and no-shows are not eligible for refunds.Subsequent monthly payments are due seven days before the start of the following month. In the event of withdrawal, a minimum of 10 days’ notice before the new month is essential; failure to do so will result in the full monthly tuition being charged for the succeeding month. Any cancellations without prior notice will incur the full monthly tuition for the next immediate month. Missed classes, whether in-person or via Zoom, cannot be carried over for credit in future months. If you decide to discontinue classes, you can retain your Toani Membership to review lessons and complete quizzes at home.

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