At our institute we offer 4 different levels depending on your Spanish background. We have:
- Beginner level
- Intermediate level
- Upper intermediate level
- Advanced level
Beginner level: this is a course for those students who don’t have any knowledge about the language or have a very basic level.
Some of the grammar topics you will be learning are:
The Spanish alphabet. verbs: mood, tense, person and number. Regular and Irregular verbs. The use of the Simple Present. Reflexive constructions. Interrogative and exclamative words. Ser vs Estar / haber (to express existence) / formal and informal language / adjective-noun agreement / placement of adjective / tener, ser de (to indicate possession) / possessive adjectives / present tense / past tense / ir + a + infinitive of the verb (to express a future action) / describing weather. Orthography: c, s, z
Exercises, audio exercises, interaction, vocabulary, etc. Short Cultural Reading and comprehension.
Intermediate: some grammar topics are; past tenses, present perfect, past perfect, conditional, imperative, obligation, etc. Regular and irregular verbs. Verbs that express changes. “Hace + time + que” structure. Reading and comprehension. Listening activities. Direct Object Pronoun / Indirect Object Pronoun. Cultural Reading and Comprehension. Orthography: que, qui, cue, cui, k.
Upper intermediate; subjunctive mood vs indicative mood / subordinate clauses and main clauses / if- clauses / talking about when: subjunctive / more uses of subjunctive / por and para uses / adjectives used a s nouns / expressing opinions and reactions: indicative and subjunctive/ etc. Intermediate cultural Reading and comprehension. Orthography: h, g, j.
Advanced level: expressing changes in states / relating unplanned occurrences / narrating past experiences: present perfect, imperfect, preterit / combination of all tenses in Spanish / vocabulary / listening activities. The use of the gerund and infinitive. Advanced Cultural Reading and comprehension. subjunctive vs indicative moods. Prepositions. Should I use subjunctive or indicative?