What does it mean to learn Spanish?

Learning is not just sitting in front of a book and reading it. Learning is not just sitting in a chair and listening to a teacher.

At the Spanish Educational Institute we believe that learning is having fun, immersing yourself in our culture, gastronomy, customs, making friends of different nationalities …

In our courses you will be able to read, write, speak and understand Spanish, always with the aim of learning the language in an easy, comfortable and dynamic way.

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All our courses are taught according to the CEFR levels and following some objectives per course (we should specify them here:

Taking as a reference the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​and according to the contents and general objectives proposed by the Cervantes Institute Curriculum Plan, we will briefly describe the courses offered:

As general objectives of level A1 (Access), we propose to meet the following points:

• The student will have linguistic and non-linguistic resources that allow him to introduce himself, such as indicating the nationality, age or profession, using basic greetings and farewell expressions, being interested in the status of his interlocutors and reacting to news.

• You will be able to carry out basic transactions in stores, post offices, banks, outpatient clinics and transportation. You will also be able to carry out very simple, predictable and habitual steps such as acquiring basic consumer goods, solving simple problems.

• You will be able to ask for directions to a place or ask for timetables.

• You will participate in conversations in a simple way and will be able to make yourself understood, even if you do not make details regarding the timing of the events and make frequent mistakes.

• You will be able to process very simple and short written texts that present a clear structure in posters, signs and catalogs. As well as writing short and simple postcards, for example, to send congratulations. You can also fill out forms with simple personal data such as your name, nationality and address.

• Capture short, simple names and sentences in conversations in which interlocutors are willing to cooperate.

• You will know basic aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture.

Regarding level A2 (Platform), the academic team sets as objectives:

• Adequately use basic conventions such as the most elementary and frequent courtesy rules or daily greeting and treatment formulas.

• Exchange information about daily activities, personal issues (family, place of residence and hobbies), likes and interests.

• Communicate in an understandable and clear way, even if your foreign accent is very evident.

• Be able to request the attention of their interlocutors and despite their pauses, initial doubts and reformulation, manage to make themselves understood.

• Confront short texts, which contain simple information or indications (information brochures, forms or notices) and even texts issued by the media (press, radio, television, internet) as long as there are no serious distortions in calligraphy in the print or sound.

• Write very simple personal letters, for example, thanking someone for something.

• Know aspects of Hispanic culture.

To reach level B1 (Threshold), in our school we understand that the student:

• Participate spontaneously in a conversation that addresses everyday topics of personal interest or that are relevant to daily life (eg, family, hobbies, work, travel, and current events).

• Describe unpredictable situations, explain the main points of an idea or problem, express feelings or thoughts about abstract or cultural issues with reasonable precision orally or in writing.

• It will relate past and present actions: compare, assess and contrast them.

• Give advice and recommendations. It will make judgments and evaluations. It will express, justify and argue an opinion.

• Understand texts written in a language of daily use, or related to the field of work. You will also be able to understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

• Produce simple and coherent texts on topics that are familiar to you or in which you have a personal interest.

• You will learn about multiple aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture.

In relation to level B2 (Advanced), we consider it essential that the student be able to:

• Participate appropriately in different types of social situations and act according to the community’s own social conventions (meals, acceptance and rejection of invitations, among others).

• Use a wide linguistic repertoire, sufficient to express themselves with arguments and nuances, without significant formulation errors and with a clear pronunciation.

• Have sufficient linguistic capacity to pose the details of a problem, present claims and resolve conflict situations using their ability to argue and persuasive language.

• Exchange opinions, points of view, personal experiences, feelings and desires around topics of personal or general interest.

• Confront any type of text that deals with both concrete and abstract topics, including technical debates within their specialty.

• Understand literary works, movies, and plays as long as the standard register is used.

• Locate relevant details in complex long texts, quickly identify content and importance of information.

With reference to the level of Effective Operational Domain, C1, we set as general obje