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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
Tutoring
Course material
Language certificate mailed by post

 

General Spanish Courses
Learning Levels from A2 to C2
Platform
Estimated hours/week: 15 hours
Timetable: Flexible
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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Conversation course
Learning Levels from A2 to C2
Skype
Hours/week: 3 hours
Timetable: Flexible
Duration: monthly
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.

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Teachers’ Training Courses for Spanish Teachers  
Estimated hours/week: 20 hours
Timetable: Flexible
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

Course description

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Writing skills – Copywriting course
Estimated hours/week: 3 hours
Tutorial (skype): 1 hour
Timetable: Flexible
Duration: monthly
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.

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Business Spanish  
Estimated hours/week: 5 hours
Timetable: Flexible
Duration: monthly
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
Timetable: Flexible
Duration: monthly
Preparation course for the Spanish for Business Exams organized by the Chamber of Commerce Madrid
Price: 550 €
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DELE Exam
Estimated hours/week: 10 hours
Timetable: Flexible
Duration: monthly
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

For additional information, please click here

The exams are organised several times each year.

Here are the 2017 exam programmes for Spain

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SIELE Exam

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One-to-one courses
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.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:43

Online Spanish Courses

Online Spanish Courses

Online Spanish CoursesLearning Spanish online with ITS guarantees you:
     - Learning in a flexible and fast way, organizing your own time schedule (weekends included).
     - Realistic guidelines regarding the time that you need to achieve your goals.
     - Practicing Spanish at home, on the move while you travel, or in your spare time…. It couldn’t be easier!
     - You will have access to our Platform that includes the grammatical contents of each of the courses and provides you with exercises, vocabulary, songs, games and much more.


     - Your tutor will organize a conversation group of students. You can ask your questions or talk to your classmates as you would in a class.
     - Your final certificate certifying the number of hours studied and the level reached.

How much Spanish will I be able to learn?

Starting from scratch

If you start with no previous knowledge, i.e. as a beginner, and you follow a general online Spanish course (15 hours per week) , you will attain a basic level in one month and an advanced level in 9 months or one year.

The following gives you an idea of the average duration of learning Spanish as a foreign language by levels, starting at the beginning:

A1:  4 weeks
A2:  8 weeks
B1: 12 weeks
B2: 20 weeks
C1: 28 weeks
C2: 36 weeks

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Attaining Spanish levels

Starting from level A1 (Introduction) and continuing progressively until C2 (Advanced): 36 weeks or 9 months

If your level is:

Introduction A1

You will be able to understand easy texts and participate in basic conversations. You can introduce yourself, explain where you live, who your family members are, or go shopping for clothes or food without having much trouble. You know how to express your preferences, to talk about the weather, a trip, or even the past. If people do not speak too fast, you can understand everything they say.

At the Elemental A2 level

You can tackle everyday situations during your stay in Spain. It is then when you learn how to talk in the past or future tense; you can understand the newspapers or go to a chemist’s. Your level is that of survival +.

At the Intermediate B1 level

You will improve your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and will be able to speak Spanish much more fluently. You will have a vocabulary of around 2500 words. You will be able to talk about your experiences, your tastes and your wishes, or watch a film/movie in Spanish. You will understand almost everything.

At the Advanced B2 level

You will have a wide knowledge of the language and you will feel much better talking to your Spanish friends about customs and habits. You will be able to make complicated sentences, using the subjunctive tense correctly. You can express your wishes and feelings and you learn how to use the verb TO BE (“ser and estar”) correctly. You will understand almost everyone even if they speak fast.

At the highest levels, Superior C1 and Advanced C2

We work on the grammar and vocabulary so you can speak Spanish fluently with accuracy and spontaneity in any situation. We emphasize the written language. You also learn expressions from Latin America. The Spanish language has no secrets for you!

Attaining Spanish levels

If you wish to find out your current level, it only takes 5 minutes to do this exam and this exam.

Common European Frame of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)

The teaching of foreign languages is organised on six levels according to the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)

What is the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)?

In the “CEFRL” we can see there are six levels: A1 and A2 (basic); B1 and B2 (independent user); C1 and C2 indicate a perfect command of the language.

The CEFRL defines the criteria in order to measure the knowledge of all languages in the European Union. It will therefore be our link when we have to establish the objectives for each student. It is interesting to be familiar with the levels according to their linguistic and grammar contents.

These are the following ones:
A1. Access Level
A2. Platform Level
B1. Intermediate
B2. Upper intermediate
C1. Effective Operational Proficiency
C2. Advanced

What are the technical abilities and skills assessed?

The CEFRL establishes a series of criteria that are valid for all European languages as far as teaching, learning and evaluating languages is concerned.

For more information about MCER click here

 

      

Platform:

At ITSalamanca we use a comfortable learning platform where you can login and pursue your course work easily through your laptop, mobile or tablet. This approach promotes fluent and friendly communications between students and teachers. You have the possibility to ask teachers questions, practice exercises, perform tests and get your results quickly.

Certificate:

At the end of your course, you have the possibility to measure your progress through a post course test that we offer you.
ITS will award you with a course certificate, even if you decide not to sit for the final exam. The certificate is a proof that you have reached the desired level, it includes the total number of hours spent on the course, the topics studied and the start and final dates of the course.
We will send you your certificate by postal mail, to the address you will have communicated to us.

Check your certificate!

About payment: As soon as we receive your register form, we will send you more information about our account number for a bank transfer or our Paypal account if you prefer to pay with your credit card.

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FAQ's

How much Spanish will I be able to learn?

Starting from scratch
If you start with no previous knowledge, i.e. as a beginner, and you follow a general Spanish course (15 hours per week), you will attain a basic level in two months and an advanced level in  one year.

What type of Certificate will I get?

At the end of your course, you have the possibility to measure your progress through a post course test.

ITS will award you with a course certificate, even if you decide not to sit to the final exam. The certificate is a proof that you have reached the desired level, it includes the total number of hours spent on the course, the topics studied and the start and final dates of the course.

We will send you your certificate by postal mail, to the address you will have communicated to us.

How do I register for a course?

Book your course in 5 easy steps

1.    Click to be directed to the enrolment form.  You must fill in the information requested. All information we ask you for is compulsory.

2.    You will receive an automated email with a copy of the booking form that you have completed.

3.    Once we have received the registration form, we will confirm that it has been filled in correctly. Then we will send you a confirmation which will include an invoice. If anything is incorrect or if any of your options are not available, we will inform you within the next two or three days.

How do I pay my course?

Online payments

1.    When you have received our confirmation of your registration on the course and the bill, you will be able to pay the total amount.  Your course will not start until we have received the total invoiced amount. You can pay by on-line banking services, PayPal, or by bank transfer if you wish!

2.    ITS will inform you when payment has been received. You will receive confirmation of your course and all necessary instructions and materials to start.
As simple as that!

Does ITS offer discounts on courses?

Coming Soon.

Can the online course be refunded?

Coming Soon.

Testimonials

“I have done a 2 months online course at IT Salamanca. The quality of the instruction is superb. I have studied Spanish for 20 years, including several years at the University of Leiden and one year in Granada, Andalusia. I have never encountered such a dedicated and skilled teacher as Charo. She helped me finally understand the subjunctive, and corrected errors I've been making for years. Charo is very talented in writing personal exercises that exactly match with your individual level of Spanish. She is also funny, kind, patient, and punctual. IT Salamanca (ITS) is a highly recommended school. Paul van der Meer, Leiden, The Netherlands
 
“Os comunico una buena noticia: he aprobado el DELE Superior. Nuevamente os quiero agradecer a todos vosotros de ITS y especialmente a mis profesoras, vuestro apoyo y consejos Masami Yokota, Japón preparación a DELE, mayo 2003.
 
“Recomiendo ITS a mis compañeros traductores e intérpretes en Holanda. Así pasarás una buena temporada en España y ganarás puntos para el famoso “Registro” (en mi caso 40). Además te saldrá mucho más barato que los cursos costosos en Holanda Coby Heijnsdijk, Holanda Cursos de traducción, septiembre 2012
 
“Ik heb een tekst uit het Spaans in het NL vertaald (een tekst met veel spreektaal), en voor de rest alles uit het NL in het Spaans, waaronder een aantal semiwetenschappelijke artikelen uit het blad Quote. Erg leuk. Het programma is echter ook heel intensief.... Ik heb echt het gevoel dat ik qua vertalen NL – Spaans een groot stuk vooruitgang heb geboekt, en daar was het natuurlijk ook allemaal om te doen! Ingrid Riper, Holanda Cursos de traducción, junio 2011
 
“Quiero darles las gracias porque ya tengo mis resultados del DELE y estoy muy muy contenta porque he aprobado. No hubiera podido aprobar con estas notas sin vosotras. Muchísimas gracias. No podéis imaginarse lo feliz que soy con mis resultados. Gracias por todo Aurélie Tinel, Bélgica preparación a DELE noviembre 2005
 
“En ITS me ofrecían la posibilidad de estudiar interpretación con cursos “a la carta”, es decir, que se adaptan en número de horas y nivel de conocimiento a las necesidades y características del alumno/a Olivia Potel, Francia Cursos de interpretación, febrero 2013
 

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