We offer four types of Spanish courses
Spanish Group Courses: starting every monday with max. 8 students per level (media 4) morning and afternoon schedule
Spanish classes One on One: Private Spanish instruction generally in the afternoon schedule
Spanish classes Two on One: Semi-individual, two students-one teacher
Special Spanish Course Modules: can be taken standing alone as 2 on 1 or 1 on 1 tuition or combined with a group course
Our Spanish courses differ from those of other language schools in Santiago in terms of progression and, related to this, the short duration.
We work with 8 different levels. Each level has 1 week of duration, which means, that we pass the fundamental Spanish grammar in only 8 weeks, whereas other schools take 3 month for the same offering only a three level structure! This is your fast track to the Spanish language.
In the Beginner 0 and Beginner 1, Basic I + II and Intermediate I + II level we work with a workbook, which each student receives for free. In the Advanced level videos, newspaper articles, literature and music of Chilean songwriters are used as a basis for discussion and work. The emphasis in the Spanish classes is on the acquisition of active and passive oral Spanish language as well as the written one. In the Advanced I and II Levels we also use Chilean films, music and literature for the improvement of your Spanish language skills. Our method is interactive and communicative, with afternoon activities for practicing (i.e. at museums, markets at the "tandem meeting" etc.), emphasising morning classes in grammar. All our Spanish teachers have long years of experience and are native Spanish speakers with university degrees. In accordance with the TANDEM®-Method, we arrange for you a Chilean language exchange partner.
Our Spanish group instruction is divided into seven levels, each level of 1 week duration. This very thin grid guarantees those students who have previous knowledge a good level placement, which on the other hand means few time sitting and repeating known contents.
Before starting your Spanish course we will send you a placement test, which helps us to find the right level for you. It is very important for us that we get this test back at least 5 days before your course begins.
There are three intensities to choose from: 20- 30- 35 lessons per Week. What is the difference?
Intensive Spanish Group course
4 lessons daily (45 minutes each) from Monday to Friday, minimum 2 weeks with an intensity of 20 lessons/week. These classes emphasize on the acquisition of the Spanish grammar and are recommended for people who have lots of possibilities to practice outside the school.
Super-intensive Spanish Group course
6 lessons daily (45 minutes each), minimum one week with a intensity of 30 lessons/week. This is the right choose for all those who take just a short term Spanish course, staying less than 4 weeks. For this intensity you have two options.
As alternative you can take the Intensive group course and add on our private class module General Spanish for all levels.
Spanish Crash course (= 30 lessons in group + 5 Private Lessons)
7 lessons daily (45 minutes each), minimum one week with a total of 35 lessons/week. The Crash course is the Spanish Super-intensive course + 5 private lessons. Best for those who want to make most of their short time. You have one private lesson per day for the last 45 minutes, where individual questions can be answered.
These are modules of private Spanish tuition, which can be taken in addition to an intensive Spanish group course or as a private Spanish course in the afternoon. You need to have at least a intermediate level for these modules. Schedule is generally after 2.30 p.m. In certain occasions we can do them in morning schedule between 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Possible modules are: Spanish for Lawyers, Medical Spanish, and Commercial Spanish. In addition we offer a module called Spanish Wine Course, a Spanish and Ski Programme and preparation classes for the Diploma Español Lengua Extranjera(DELE)
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