In our classes in groups combine conversation with grammar and vocabulary acquisition. We give priority to oral communication and so we try to treat topics of interest to students. Our main goal is to speak in class so they can catch ease when communicating in day to day.
Classes are an hour and a half, some groups are two days a week, other groups are three days a week and others are four days a week.
At the end of each class recommend some exercises to do as deberesen home and correct them in the next class. If the student can not do is no problem, we will help them in class.
Numbers of Students
Each group has a maximum of 7 students, so we can listen and easily fix.
Spanish course for beginners
In the course of Spanish for beginners use a material designed by ourselves. Based on our experience we decided to make this method so that students and maximize your time you spend learning Spanish. We believe that beginners need not delve much on grammar, so our method is based on the basic communication in Spanish. Just teach them practical things they can use in everyday life in Spain.
The explanations are simple and clear and not walked much in grammar (except when a student asks for it). We believe it is best to learn little, well that much and wrong so continuously repeated to make sure they remember everything they have learned from the beginning. We emphasize oral communication from day one and why students are required to speak Spanish all the time you are in our classes. This is very important because normally students can understand the Spanish written more easily than Spanish spoken, also make fewer mistakes when they write that when they speak. For this reason we try to balance classes emphasize this difference and oral Spanish.
The teachers explain in Spanish, although if necessary students can use English or Finnish to ask, but try to be the minimum. At this level, teachers use Spanish with (standard) Castilian accent but also clarify the differences with the Andalusian, which is speech that we use most Spaniards who live in southern Spain.
After finishing the course of beginners, students are able to communicate in Spanish at a basic level: ask and tell his full name, occupation, nationality, tastes, moods, possessions, needs, addresses, verbs of motion, transport, conversations in shops, restaurants, … and are ready to begin the next level of Spanish.
Elementary Spanish Course (A-1)
During elementary level Spanish textbook used as a base, but the book is only part of the class. The exercises provide an introduction to the most important: students speak Spanish.
At this level we dig a little in the Spanish grammar and expand vocabulary. We slowly explanations, ensuring that all students understand and practicing the spoken and written Spanish. The pace they mark the students in each group, sometimes the teachers see students need more practice and stop until the matter is clear enough, other times can move faster because they assimilate easily and do not need much practice. Sometimes they who ask us to broaden a particular topic of interest and we do.
Students are slowly building more elaborate phrases and so we can have more conversations. At the elementary level Spanish course study the present time, some time Past and Future time and talk about many topics. We tried to find topics of interest to students to encourage them to talk and be able to correct their mistakes. Any topic is good whenever you speak Spanish.
Basic-intermediate course (A-2)
The conversation in Spanish is the absolute protagonist at this level and at the following levels. Students already have enough to speak Spanish on many issues and try to do so in order to correct their mistakes small vocabulary.
At this level studied thoroughly times past in Spanish and of course we continue to practice the Present. We also do exercises and games to expand your vocabulary. Sometimes we send to make small newsrooms in Spanish to practice written production.
In the course of Spanish-intermediate-level students do not usually have problems understanding Spanish with Castilian accent so teachers, little by little, we started talking with Andalusian accent so they can understand people who live in the south of Spain. It’s such a gradual change that students do not notice and it is very important to them because they live here or come on holiday here. By knowing the Andalusian accent will be much easier to understand people of southern Spain.