Breakthrough or Beginner
This course is designed for complete beginners who want to study Spanish from the very beginning. It offers a comprehensive grammatical foundation in Spanish; helps develop basic Spanish language skills and build confidence when communicating in Spanish.
The course contains 9 lessons with dialogues, texts, grammatical explanations, and a wide variety of interactive exercises that help the students learn and expand their knowledge.
No previous knowledge required
No Spanish placement test required
In each lesson the student will be practicing the following skills:
Students will be practicing reading skills through different cultural and literary readings.
Students will practice writing exercises using grammar structures learned in class.
Students will be listening to audio and video exercises to practice concepts learned in class.
Students will read different cultural and literary readings at their level to practice reading comprehension skills.
Students will expand their vocabulary through contextualized and controlled practice exercises and by participating in open-ended and communicative activities
Students will practice Spanish grammar with comprehensive explanations aa well as do various exercises to practice the grammatical structures of the lesson.
Students will be introduced to Spanish speaking cultures, including cultural practices, products and perceptions of the region learned in class.
Students will focus on verbal interaction through communicative activities including dialogues, role play, drawing, information gap, stories, and identifying differences.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to do the following:
I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
– I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.
I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.
– I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
International Language Standards
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard used worldwide to define language skills of students. The courses of LinguaArte are made according to the capabilities and requirements of the CEFR.