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Learn Spanish for everyday situations. We offer Spanish lessons that are interactive, communicative and affordable.

All IML Spanish classes are held at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus and taught by qualified Spanish tutors.

For beginners courses, there are no entry requirements - you can enrol online anytime.

Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming IML Spanish courses

IML Spanish classes commence in January, February, March, April, July and October. 

For all course offerings, please see below.


There are no formal entry requirements. All IML courses are open to the general public. Anyone 16 years old and over is welcome to enrol. Students with no previous experience in face-to-face language study can choose from the courses listed below, depending on their availability and learning objectives. Survival, Short Courses and Level 1A+B courses are all suitable for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of a language.

Survival and Short Courses focus on speaking and listening skills. Beginners interested in learning grammar and script should consider a Level 1 course. Level 1 includes more in-depth study of a language and prepares students for Level 2. For a detailed list of all topics covered in each course, please see course outlines available as PDF documents on our course pages.

Type of course Focus
Survival Conversation
Short Course Conversation
Level 1A+B Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing

Student with previous knowledge

There is no placement test. To select the most appropriate course, we strongly encourage students to compare course outlines available as PDF documents on course pages. We also recommend to view the textbook and the chapters covered in the course at IML Library.  Other factors to consider include whether the student currently interacts with the language, for example, through friends or family. 

If you are familiar with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), you can also use the below comparison. CEFR ratings can be found on all IML course outlines. During the first three weeks of the course, we will accommodate all transfer requests provided the Level is available and there is a vacancy in the class selected. Transfers can only be arranged within the current teaching year. 

Level 2A+B A1/A2
Level 3A+B A2
Level 4A+B A2/B1
Level 5A+B B1
Level 6A+B B1/B2

IML language classes are some of the most affordable in Brisbane. Enrol by the enrolment due date to take advantage of the early bird fee. All fees are payable in full at time of enrolment. As IML courses are not accredited, they are not eligible for HECS payments. 

Survival courses: Early bird fee: $199 (only $16.58/hr), Full fee: $220

Conversation: Early bird fee: $245 (only $13.60/hr), Full fee: $270

Short Course for Beginners: Early bird fee: $345 (only $21.56/hr), Full fee: $380

Year, Accelerated, Sem 1 & Sem 2 Only courses: Early bird fee: $549 (only ~$12/hr), Full fee: $599 

Summer Intensive: Early bird fee: $549 (only $13/hr) , Full fee: $599

IML Spanish courses for Beginners

If you are new to face-to-face Spanish study, you can choose from one of the following options, depending on your availability and learning objectives. Survival and Short Courses focus on speaking and listening skills. Level 1A+B offers more in-depth study of Spanish, including reading and writing skills, and it will prepare you for a Level 2A+B course.

Accelerate your Spanish studies

Reach your language goals faster and complete three levels in less than a year. The IML Spanish Language Pathways program commences in January. Enrol today and save 15% off the full fee!

High school program

The Institute of Modern Languages invites Year 11 & 12 students of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish to enrol in the 2020 IML Summer High School Enrichment Program delivered at The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus.

Prospective students

FInd out more about our courses and the St Lucia campus

  • Buying textbooksList of bookstores from which you can purchase your course textbook. Textbook details are provided on individual course pages
  • Classroom detailsAll IML classes are held at the UQ St Lucia campus. Classroom details are published two weeks before course commencement.
  • Getting to IML-UQFind information about getting to IML - UQ by bus, train, ferry, bicycle or car. Paid parking applies at the UQ St Lucia campus.
  • UQ MapFind out the most convenient way to your classroom and the location of bicycle facilities and places to eat at the UQ St Lucia Campus.
  • IML CalendarFind out information about your course dates, mid-semester breaks, exam periods and download a class dates sheet.
  • What to expectLearn more about our world-class facilities, dedicated student services and communicative approach to teaching.

Talk to us

If you have any questions about IML Spanish lessons, please contact our friendly Student Services Team.


Telephone: (07) 3346 8200

IML Office: 37 Blair Drive, St Lucia 4067 QLD

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