- Course Levels
- Our Methods
Spanish Language Course Levels & Course Content
Globally, the number of second language speakers of Spanish has developedgreatly in the early 21st Century making now a perfect time to learn Spanish!
Our Spanish Language Course is designed to provide you with a good idea of what you might cover during the Spanish course and includes typical themes; vocabulary fields, grammar, cultural content and skills work for the language and the level. The outlines are flexible rather than prescriptive, in that our teachers always plan their lessons with the specific abilities, aims and interests of the students in their classes in mind.
The content and format of your Spanish language course will depend on your current degree of fluency in Spanish and objectives. Whether beginner, intermediate or advanced level, the key areas covered in all our Spanish courses can be tailored to your exact needs. These are the different courses that we offer:
Beginner Spanish Course
This course will help you to learn the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary and will help to broaden their knowledge of the Spanish language and expand their vocabulary. An easy way to start making yourself understood: when introducing yourself, in a café and when traveling. You will be guided through expressions, grammar and pronunciation step by step. This course is based on a beginner's level of language learning. Learn all the necessary phrases, as well as grammar and pronunciation at an upper beginner's level of learning.
This Beginner Course consists of 4 levels
Intermediate Spanish Course
This course is for those who already have a solid grounding in Spanish but who would like to improve their fluency.Our intermediate Spanish Course will help you learn more complex forms and more advanced vocabulary, giving you the confidence to use it.By the end of the course, participants are assumed (at level B2 of the Common European Framework) to be able to conduct longer and more complex conversations and discussions in Spanish in which they are able to clearly express and defend their opinions. You will learn to understand a native speaker of Spanish in conversation, even if the topic is outside of the participants’ direct realm of experience. It is also assumed that course participants will be able to comprehend more formal texts. Written language use is given greater emphasis in this course, and students learn to write and to read more formalized texts. Exercises focus always on practical and realistic situations
This Intermediate Course consists of 4 levels
Advanced Spanish Course
This course is perfect for those who already know the Spanish language. You already have a degree of fluency in Spanish and have a good understanding and knowledge of a wide range of language structures and functions. However you may continue to make minor errors syntactically and could possibly benefit from learning different ways of expressing your ideas. Our Advanced Spanish Courses work on the subtle nuances of the language and expand the range of what you can say and write.
Learners will have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed. Can read and write with ease virtually all forms of the written language,including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, articles etc. Can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
This Advance Course consists of 4 levels
After a written assessment test and an oral assessment interview you are placed in the appropriate level.
The written assessment test takes approximately 60 minutes and covers grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills. It is available online. Please return the placement test by email or take directly from the centre before the stating of the course; otherwise it is possible that you might miss the first day’s classes.
Course levels (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official titles certifying degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language):
Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are divided into six levels:
We offer six course levels, each with a 10- 12week syllabus. Levels start at absolute Beginner and progress to Advanced. It is the responsibility of the teacher to decide whether a student may proceed to the next level. Weekly tests aid this decision. If a student's skills are incompatible with those of the rest of the group, it is naturally also possible to switch levels mid-course after consulting the school management.
SECTION MEPLOMAS OF SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
- Spanish Level A1
Certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations.
- Spanish Level A2
Certifies that the candidate can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience especially relevant to them (basic information about themselves, and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc.).
- Spanish Level B1
Certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.
- Spanish Level B2
Certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise.
- Spanish Level C1
Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text.
- Spanish Level C2
Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. The language users show subtle control of nuances, which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions.
Customization, the basis of our method
We follow most advanced teaching methods, based on communicative approach and the European Framework of Reference for Teaching Spanish Languages. Our training method is based on an immersive method of teaching. From beginning to end of each lesson the mostly spoken language in the class room is Spanish so that students learn fast to communicate effectively in everyday, real-life situations.
A team of highly qualified teachers, high-quality Spanish language courses are some of our main tasks to maintain the interest and daily effort of our students and employees in our centre
Main aims are to offer to its students the best possible quality of teaching and courses in order to achieve high performance. The quality of our Spanish classes is guaranteed by the continuous selection and creation of new teaching materials, teacher support, and class observation.
We make our classrooms lively and interactive spaces, which provide all the ideal elements for you to quickly attain your language-learning goals through a variety of tasks and activities.
Small study groups are decisive for the learning success. This is why the number of students per class is limited to eight and the average class size ranges between 5 and 6 students so that the teachers can answer questions individually and each student gets the change to practice their newly acquired knowledge and vocabulary continually.
The materials necessary for the classes are provided by the school and are included in the course fee.
Advantages of a Spanish course at Excellence
- You can learn Spanish quickly and effectively because we design a fully tailor-made programme especially for you.
- You choose the training form and intensity, which fit you best.
- You can bring the language into practice immediately because you focus on the skills, vocabulary, grammar and cultural aspects which are of relevance to you and your situation.
- You learn Spanish from language trainers who come from different parts of Spain and South America, therefore coming into contact with many different aspects of the culture.
Depending on your availability , your lessons will take place in the morning, in the afternoon during weekdays or weekends
- Standard Course
|09:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Mondays & Wednesdays|
|7:00 – 09:30 p.m.||Mondays & Wednesdays|
|02:30 - 5:00 p.m||Fridays|
|10 :00 – 12:30 p.m.||Saturdays|
- Intensive Course (Semi Private Groups and Private Class)
Classes will be arranged as required
- Holiday Course
Classes will be scheduled during every winter/summer holidays depending on breaks