Learn to speak Spanish with Mely.
I am a native Spanish speaker based in Hay-on-Wye, running group and individual classes for adults, students and school children. I have trained at the Instituto Cervantes.
A-Level Students
"I am very pleased to have found Mely’s Spanish classes. The one and a half hour sessions are informal, relaxed and good fun, providing an ideal ambience for having a go at speaking Spanish whilst in a supportive group. The lessons are a good mix of conversation practice, reading and translation, with a focus on specific points of grammar and vocabulary. Mely uses a mix of teaching methods including reading set texts, comprehension exercises, use of pictures for conversation practice, and keeping diaries for writing practice. This means that the class never becomes tedious and ensures that we build the confidence to put into practice what we learn. Mely also happily switches between the Spanish of Spain and that of Latin America, pointing out differences in pronunciation and colloquialisms. This is particularly helpful for people, like myself, who have learned some Spanish and travel to South America. Mely also organises out-of-class activities such as ‘walk and talk’, and visits to Spain for those who are interested. I would be very happy to recommend Mely’s classes to students of any level”. JS


"I am really happy that I found the Mely’s Spanish classes in Hay-on-Wye. She strikes exactly the right balance between challenging me and encouraging me. I knew some Spanish when I joined the class, but it has now improved considerably. The atmosphere in Mely's class is very friendly and one is made to feel quite at home”. JW
"It says a lot about Mely’s classes that most of her students have been studying with her for many years. I was incredibly warmly welcomed by the group when I began nearly two years ago, and have found the small, informal classes engaging, varied and sometimes challenging...but always fun. Mely’s enthusiasm, encouragement and patience seem to draw the best out of her students and the trips to Spain, as well as social get togethers, are special highlights”. AT
Classes for 2023
Spanish A1 Beginners - Thursday 10.00-11.30am
Advanced Spanish Thursday 10.00-11.30am
Small groups only (Max. 7)
Private classes and GCSE/A-level tuition available
All classes take place in Hay-on-Wye
"I have studied for over two years with Mely and am embarking on my third year. The lessons are lively and fun, covering subjects that are topical and useful. I feel I am making progress, with the aim of being able to communicate on visits to Spain and South America”. ET
"Mely's classes are very helpful and you get loads done in the hour. They are productive and help you get a better and more clear understanding of Spanish. Also Mely is good fun!" GCSE Student
07837 160505
07837 160505