Our methodology

We have designed our courses to suit all levels following the curriculum plan (Plan Curricular) of the Cervantes Institute and the y el The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Our method is communicative, practical and flexible. From the first day our classes are held in Spanish and all our study material is in Spanish. This way you will learn to communicate in an effective manner in an everyday environment.

Our classes are interactive, entertaining, yet serious at the same time. You will study all aspects of the language: grammar, vocabulary, culture and functionality, but above all, you will be speaking continuously from the first day in class.

    

The programming of the courses will be adapted to your needs and you can study at any time of the year.

You will be studying in reduced size groups of a maximum of 12 people and will get to know students from all over the world.

At the end of your studies you will receive an attendance certificate and /or a certificate of achievement if you complete the minimum attendance of 85% and pass the final exam.

If you are a group of students, we can prepare a specific private course for you, taking into account your needs and wishes.

LEVELS

Our programmes of general Spanish courses take place across 6 levels of different durations and in increasing degrees of difficulty.

If your level is not that of an absolute beginner, you will need to undertake the assessment exam of the preceding lower level before beginning your studies. This exam is free of charge and will take place outside of class hours.

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Students are divided into six levels:
  • Group A: Basic User

    Level A1: Breakthrough or beginner

    Level A2: Waystage or elementary

  • Group B: Independent User

    Level B1: Threshold or intermediate

    Level B2: Vantage or upper intermediate

  • Group C: Proficient User

    Level C1: Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced

    Level C2: Mastery or proficiency

A1: Beginner

Nº of hours: 60

You will learn, understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Will introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have. Will interact in a simple way with others slowly and clearly.

A2: Elementary

Nº of hours: 90

You will 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). Will learn to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Will describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1: Intermediate

Nº of hours: 120

You will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Will learn to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Upper intermediate

Nº of hours: 140

You will understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. Will interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Will 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.

C1 Advanced

Nº of hours: 180

You will understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Will express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Will use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Will produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 Proficiency

Nº of hours: 200

You will understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Will summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Will express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.