Master the Spanish
AN OUTSTANDING PROGRAM
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We offer Spanish courses organized according to the International Standard given by the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR) and following the criteria of the Cervantes Institute Curricula (PCIC).
Our classes are developed taking into account the linguistic and sociocultural aspects of the acquisition of the Spanish language.
Technology is integrated on our curricula as a main source to encourage our students to use the 4 linguistic skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) through a large range of activities.
You will learn with us
- Pronouncing and spelling the Spanish alphabet
- Answering and asking personal information
- Greetings and good-byes
- Introducing in front of the class
- Resources to ask about something
- Expressing intentions
- Speaking about likes, preferences and interests
- Explaining the reasons why we do an activity
- Buying in a store
- Asking about products, for prices, etc.
- Describing people and family. Speaking about physical features and personalities
- Giving and asking for information about name, profession, nationality and age
- Describing and giving opinions about professions
- Talking about a group of people and describing their personality
- Expressing the existence of something
- Describing towns, neighborhoods, cities, countries and talking about the weather
- Describing and comparing a house and kinds of housing
- Describing and talking about objects and places locations
- Asking and giving information for directions
- Talking about habits and expressing activities frequency
- Asking and telling the time
- Identifying things by shape, brand, color, place, etc.
- Comparing people by physical features and personality
- Telling and relating events in the past
- Telling experiences in the past
- Talking about intentions and projects
- Talking about spare time activities
- Assess people, things and experiences in the past
- Talking about habits, customs and circumstances in the past
- Telling personal stories and dividing actions in sequences
- Describing activities and customs in the past and afterwards
- Expressing and reacting to opinions in general
- Comparing and contrasting information
- Talking about causes and consequences of something
- Giving instructions
- Recommending and suggesting
- Describing an advertising poster
- Talking about likes and interests in daily life. Assess several things
- Reacting to something. Expressing agreement and disagreement
- Proposing, offering, accepting and rejecting an activity
- Ordering in a restaurant
- Talking about present habits and life changes
- Telling experiences in the past
- Locating an action in time
- Expressing prohibition and obligation of social customs
- Talking about cultural habits
- Communicating messages
- Dealing competently by phone. Receiving and leaving messages
- Communicate orders, requests and advices
- Giving a summarize of a movie, TV show or series plot
- Understanding and telling jokes and stories
- Expressing complains, requests and propose solutions
- Proposing solutions to needs and claims
- Resources to tell stories. Talking about causes and consequences
- Resources to show interest when you listen to a story
- Expressing interests and feelings. Demonstrate agreement, disagreement and justify in different records.
- Giving opinions and describing objects characteristics and operation
- Telling mysterious events and making hypothesis about them
- Telling, commenting and writing news
- Evoking imaginary situations
- Commenting on actions, behaviors and giving advices
- Expressing knowledge and ignorance about something or a topic in general
- Describing people according to their physical appearance and personality (“Ser” vs “Estar”)
- Know more vocabulary related to body and personality
- Talking about the past in general using verb periphrasis and temporary markers
- Analyzing and designing advertising slogans
- Telling stories, dreams, tales, anecdotes, historical narratives, etc.
- Giving instructions in different situations
- Describing in detail objects of the house and kitchen to identify them
- Understanding and making idioms
- Showing agreement and disagreement before an hypothesis
- Expressing and reacting before an hypothesis and probability
- Repeating, telling and summarizing other´s messages in conversations, phone messages, etc.
- Giving advices and expressing likes, desires and feelings in ads and personal letters
- Reading newspaper articles. Analyzing and writing the daily news
- Organizing a speech in general
- Reading and analyzing informative and interesting texts
- Describing and assess texts in different records
- Analyzing critical texts
- Expressing conditions and justifying popular superstitions, sayings, etc.
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
- Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
- Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
- Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Operational proficiency or advanced
- Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
- Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
- Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
- Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
- Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
- Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
- Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.