What do I need?
Skype, headphones, microphone and webcam.
What does the course include?
Initial language test and final test
One to two month access to the course
Correction of all the exercises and activities
Language certificate mailed by post
General Spanish Courses
Learning Levels from A2 to C2
Estimated hours/week: 15 hours
Duration: 2 months to reach one level
Price: 400 €/month
If you are planning to learn Spanish or you want to improve it, this is the course you need to learn Spanish in a flexible and easy way.
After you finish the course, you will be able to use Spanish in your daily life, expand your vocabulary by reading books, analysing texts, talking and discussing. Also, you will develop the reading comprehension, written and oral production through exercises and activities.
In this course you can find different levels with different contents according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2: basic user; B1, B2: independent user; C1 and C2: proficient user. We will give you a level test before you start the course and you will receive the material suitable for your language level.
We will give you the access to our platform where you can work together with our teachers specialised in Teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
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Learning Levels from A2 to C2
Hours/week: 3 hours
Price: 235 €/month
Speaking usually is the pending subject while learning a foreign language.
Have you ever been learning a foreign language for several months and are you still unable to understand it? In ITS we know that speaking the foreign language you are learning is basic.
There is no need for miracles; you just have to spend three hours a week with a native speaker of our team. Afterwards, when you travel to the country, you will be proud to talk and understand Spanish perfectly.
We are always recreating an environment as authentic as possible. In other words, reproducing real life situations, speaking about different topics of the Spanish culture….so you will acquire colloquial language and idioms to understand all the themes and contextualize socio cultural aspects.
Teachers’ Training Courses for Spanish Teachers
Estimated hours/week: 20 hours
Duration: 2 weeks or 1 month
Price: 450 € / 2 weeks
If you are a teacher, ITSalamanca brings you up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in Spanish teaching. This course aims to meet the growing need for preparation and training of professionals in the teaching of Spanish as a second language or foreign language.
Spanish language has had a fantastic extension over the last 30 years. It is the second most spoken language worldwide.
Spanish teachers are in demand, if you are training as a future teacher, your preparation can only be improved if you manage to catch up with the constant evolution in the cultural, political and social context.
The modules consist of the following subjects:
Monographs: 2 hours per day during which themes related to the teaching of ELE are
presented to include all the skills of the teaching-learning process.
Didactics of the Spanish language: 1 hour per day during which work will be done on
grammar didactics; the teachers will learn techniques for presenting and practising grammar.
Workshops: 1 hour per day during which the teachers are given a practical vision of new technologies and also of the most recent material published for the teaching of ELE
1 skype conference in each module
Writing skills – Copywriting course
Estimated hours/week: 3 hours
Tutorial (skype): 1 hour
Price: 245 €/month
If your copywriting skills are poor you can improve this aspect with our course. We will teach you some key writing techniques and you will do lots of text comprehension exercises. You will learn the correct use of punctuation, how to build complex sentences, how to make use of paragraphs, and much more.
This course is a practical one and includes work on a wide range of texts: administrative, journalistic, literary, letters, etc.
It is a useful complement for the professional translator and for those who are planning to prepare the DELE exams or the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid exam.
Estimated hours/week: 5 hours
Price: 300 €
If you need to acquire knowledge about economic and commercial aspects from the Spanish market, this course will suite you. Bank, stock exchange, transport terminology, international business, commercial letter writing are some of the topics treated in this course.
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Spanish for Business Exams
Estimated hours/week: 10 hours
Preparation course for the Spanish for Business Exams organized by the Chamber of Commerce Madrid
Price: 550 €
Estimated hours/week: 10 hours
Price: 550 €/ month
This is a specific preparation fully oriented towards your exam. In order to be successful you should almost achieve the language level for which you plan to sit the exam.
It includes 40 hours/month or 10 hours/week of specific exercises specially designed for the DELE:
Reading comprehension of all kinds of texts, grammar and vocabulary, writing and speaking skills, oral comprehension.
Every two weeks, you will sit for a mock exam which are former DELE exams. Afterwards, the exam will be analyzed by your tutor.
Each week, one hour skype session with your tutor to improve your speaking skills
Your tutor might recommend a course supplement depending on your need, as conversation course with training exercises for the oral exam or writing skills.
Our tailor-made flexible teaching is a proven method. It guarantees that all Spanish students receive the attention they need given the difficulties of the exercises for the exam.
What is the DELE exam?
DELE stands for Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language). It is an official diploma with various levels of language proficiency and is issued by the Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute) on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education.
There are six levels of the DELE exam (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2)
Diploma of Spanish: Level A1 (Beginner)
certifies that the learner has attained a linguistic level in which he/she can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed to satisfy specific needs. You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know, and things you have. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Diploma of Spanish: Level A2 (Elementary)
certifies that you can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, the immediate environment, and matters of immediate interest.
Diploma of Spanish: Level B1 (Intermediate)
certifies an independent learning level. You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling; you can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, ambitions and briefly communicate about plans.
Diploma of Spanish: Level B2 (Upper intermediate)
You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. You can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue under circumstances that do not require the use of specific language.
Diploma of Spanish: Level C1
certifies the learner’s ability to understand a wide range of extensive demanding texts and to recognise implicit meaning. You can express yourself ﬂuently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.
Diploma of Spanish: Level C2 (Proficient)
You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. You can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, you are able to cope in complex situations which require a high language level and a knowledge of cultural habits and meanings. You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what it says: a framework of reference. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency
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Why an individual course?
If you have little time and only wish to learn what you want or what you need, you can choose an individual course. If you want to learn the specific vocabulary of a profession, sharpen specific skills, prepare an exam in depth, or work on your study material, an individual course will suit you best.
Tell us about your need and interests, because the flexibility of our programmes allows us to combine different contents and materials, to adapt to your level, and to allow you to get the maximum benefit from your course.
How will I work?
The teacher will always adapt the content of the programme, the level and the pace of the work to your knowledge. If you want to work on your own material, you must take into account that we need to receive everything at least a week in advance. Your teacher can organize things better if he/she has all the information on your level and your goals and objectives, and will help you to achieve them.