Spanish levels & Curriculums

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We follow Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:  Learning, Teaching, and Assessment or MRE (Marco Común de Referencia Europeo). Each institute divide the content as they consider appropiate. For each level you take in average six weeks for each level or 6 hours or less for privates.

It is abbreviated as CEFR, or in Spanish MRE (Marco de referencia Europeo). It is a is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries (for example, Colombia and the Philippines) and now the United States. However, in our institute there are some slight changes in the order of the grammar between the sublevels.

It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project “Language Learning for European Citizenship” between 1989 and 1996. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe.

In order to pass this level you should be able to know:
In order to pass this level you should be able to know:
– How to introduce yourself
– How to catch up with a friend with the “Ing” in Spanish

– How to talk about future events
– How to talk about regular activities that you do in a regular basis.

In order to pass this level you should be able to know:
In order to pass this level you should be able to know:
– How to introduce yourself
– How to catch up with a friend with the “Ing” in Spanish

– How to talk about future events
– How to talk about regular activities that you do in a regular basis.

In order to pass this level you should be able to know:
– How to use reflexive verbs orally. Be able to ask and answer questions
– How to use the verb “parecer” in order to give opinions, describe family members or friends and express what it seems that is going on.

– How to use the verbs like “gustar”. Which allows you express what likes or dislikes you, what it is annoying or irritating to you. What are your interests, what is difficult to you and more. 

– How to use “por vs para”. Ask and answer questions about it.

– How to ask and give directions (when you get lost with Goolge gps) and also know the differences between ser vs estar.

– How to use the formal future. In Colombia this is an everyday use but on most of the Latin countries they use it for news and formal writting. (I will do this vs I am going to do this)

All these classes are heavily conversational and no English is alowed. Also in all the topics you should be able to ask and answer questions. 

In order to pass this level you should be able to know:
– How to express with the conditional, which is the “would” in English.  

– How to use the present perfect in Spanish which in an example in English would be “has done”. 

– How to use the prepositions a, de, with the verbs that come with them and tend to mean something different without the preposition.

 

– How to make comparisons. The superlatives and comparatives. 

All these classes are heavily conversational and no English is alowed. Also in all the topics you should be able to ask and answer questions. 

You need to be able to

– Notice the subtle difference in the language and expressons

– Give suggestions, advice and instructions (including reflexive verbs) without being repetitive in the sentences. Therefore using pronouns.

 

 

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-Be able to explain complex stories using the preterite imperfect which is a past that doesnt tranlsate in English.

– Being able to start expressing feelings with the Present subjunctive (tense use to express, feelings, regrets, etc)

You need to be able to

– Notice the subtle difference in the language and expressons

– Give suggestions, advice and instructions (including reflexive verbs) without being repetitive in the sentences. Therefore using pronouns.

 

 

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-Be able to explain complex stories using the preterite imperfect which is a past that doesnt tranlsate in English.

– Being able to start expressing feelings with the Present subjunctive (tense use to express, feelings, regrets, etc)

You need to be able to

— Talk about topis that are completely out of your commfort zone because of the vocabulary or the complexity. 

– Being able to express in detailed what a storie is about and disccuss back and forth with native speakers or classmates at your same level. 

 

 

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– From this level and so on you will be facing with different situations which will force you to use the subjuntive and compound subjunctive. 

You need to be able to

– Not to think in English or try not to draw on your first language. 

– Speak as much as possible and we suggest travelling at this poing. 

 

 

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On this level we keep working on your orall skils. We dont teach you the writing skills unless you need it for work and you can take privates for that. In this level we mainly form conversation groups to keep challenging you. 

 

Structure of the Class

Game in Spanish

Spanish lesson

We first start with a game to warm up so you can start focusing that you are in a Spanish class and also wait for the people that arrive late so we don’t desrupt the class. Also games have are scientifically proven that: 

 

  • Students learn through the process of playing the game
  • Games provide a context for engaging practice
  • Through games, students can learn a variety of important skills
  • While playing games, students develop a variety of connections with the content and can form positive memories of learning
  • Games grab students’ attention and actively engage them

Vocabulary related to the class

 

We see the vocabulary that is realted to your life or your job. We think is a waiste of time to spend on the alphabet because when you put letters together they change the sound sometimes. Also you can study extra vocabulary and pick it up on apps, etc. We see the verbs and the nouns that are related to your level of conversation. For example if you are learning the future you will learn activities that you are going to do in the weekend, or your next vacations. 

Inductive Grammar

 

We use the inductive reasoning where we guide you to the rule instead of telling you the rule. This method is better so the students are more active in class. Nowadays the attention spam is very short, and it is getting shorter. The more motion and emotion you put into a class the more you will remember later.

Application of Grammar in a conversation

At the end of the class we teach you how to ask questions with the grammar learned and also the vocabulary. We practice questions and answers orally so that then you can practice in our events orally or with your language partner. Also we give you a list of questions for homework that you have to practice orally. When you come back to the class after the game we start speaking to what we saw orally the previous class.

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