The Course of Conversation level A2 is addressed to all those who want to improve their level of Speaking in Spanish.The Course will last approximately 30 hours. It includes 8 hours of conversation on Skype. It is structured in twelves units corresponding to the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), assuring a way of working and a graduate apprenticeship.
Instituto Hemingway wants to give you a warm welcome to our Spanish language school and offer you a great educational opportunity. Spanish courses in Bilbao throughout the year, excellent opportunities to undertake internships in professional companies and paid jobs in hotels. Furthermore, we offer diverse possibilities with international volunteer programs. And moreover, courses of teachers of Spanish, courses of Spanish on-line and international au-pair.
Our Spanish courses are specially designed to guarantee you fast language learning. Our classes are based on a direct methodology taught by highly professional, native teachers, in small groups, with up-to-date material, a selection of accommodation guaranteed to meet your needs and finally, an interesting program of cultural and leisure activities. The school of Spanish in Bilbao offers a high quality Spanish language teaching certificates by Instituto Cervantes.
Moreover we count with courses of Spanish online that can be attended from home through a modern 'aula virtual' with the option of classes through Skype.
We also offer you courses for Spanish teachers addressed to Spanish native speakers that want to have a professional career teaching Spanish as a foreign language. We offer presence courses in Bilbao and long-distance ones through a modern virtual classroom.
Internships in professional companies, paid jobs and international volunteer programs allow you to really get to know the country you choose to stay in, to live with locals and to learn a new language. What's more, this is an excellent opportunity to push your professional career too.
Our complete list of services includes:
Paid jobs in hospitality management
Spanish teacher courses
Online courses of Spanish or through Skype
Activities: Surf, Flamenco, Salsa, Spanish cookery
As you can see, Instituto Hemingway offers programs that are designed for those who want to learn other about another culture whilst studying, traveling or working in Spain or other countries.
No matter what type of program you choose or the duration of your stay, where you want to work or the language you speak; our objective is to help our students to achieve total immersion within another culture. Each program is structured to help you learn everything about the language, customs and lifestyle of the destination country.
Our worldwide network of agents allows us to help you from a location close to your place of residence.
我们学校是““Accredited centre of the Cervantes Institute for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language”认证过的，并成为其相关中心网络的组成部分。在课程结束时，学生可以获得海明威学院文凭，如果学生完成所有模块的学习，还有可能获得一个新的更高水平的证书，这些为你在西语系国家工作有很大的帮助。
The course is directed at foreign students who are interested in consolidating and broadening their knowledge of the Spanish language through interaction and oral communication. The course can be extended and accompanied with other Spanish courses that take on board other subject matters related to the language (beginners level spanish) or all of the levels can be completed from A1 to C2 (students with a higher or intermediate level). In this way, students with a basic level of Spanish can begin with the first units and then move onto higher levels afterwards, whilst students with an intermediate or higher level can complete all of the units. Those students who are preparing for the DELE exam (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language) can take advantage of this course for any of the levels. The users can consolidate and acquire new contents that correspond to the demands of each level.
The student will be able to communicate in a simple and familiar way referring to the exchange of information on all day topics and activities. He or she will be able to make short conversations and to keep dialogues going and generally understand easy sentences. To undertake brief social interchanges with the exchange speaker who is there to repeat the conversation with pauses or with other words.
3) CONTENTS AND ACTIVITIES
- Units relating to different aspects of daily life.
- Dialogues illustrating each unit with its corresponding readings.
- Grammatical appendix relating to each level.
- Grammar sections refering to each unit.
- Activities with dialogues that recreate daily situations.
- Materials and bibliographies available in the library on the virtual classroom.
4) METHODOLOGY AND SCHEDULE
The course is structured into 12 units that recall communicative situations which are most representative for A2 beginner’s level. The student can approach the units individually by working with the accompanying texts and selfassessments and the complementary materials provided. During the individual tasks the student has the option to communicate with the teacher and with other classmates in writing. Afterwards, the course includes 12 teaching sessions via skype, GoogleTalk or telephone in which the student should communicate and replicate communicative situations with the teacher. The course is undertaken within the virtual classroom. Within the virtual classroom the students can find different areas and applications that are designed to improve and facilitate their learning process as well as other additional complementary elements to ensure effective communciation with the tutor and other classmates.
Contents Area: Grammatical appendixes can be found and its respective complementary materials.
Practice Areas: Self-evaluation exercises can be found and should be completed by the student to supplement the distinct units of the course.
News Panel: News articles of general interest will appear here which are constantly updated.
Personal Email: To ensure direct communication with the teacher through messages.
Course Forum and Chat: To facilitate continual contact and exchange of ideas with both the teacher as well as with other students.
Multimedia Area: With audiovisual contents which reinforce the main aspects of the course.
Bibliography and Additional Materials: Available in our library in the virtual classroom. The course can be started at any time. This distance style teaching allows the student to complete the course comfortably and flexibly. Each student can progress with their studies at their own pace and decide for themsevles when they would like to complete the course and obtain their certificate. Due to this and the flexibility to choose the level the student would like to reach, there is no set time to finish the course in its totality. We have estimated that it takes a minimum of 30 hours to complete the course to a respectable level. This includes 22 hours of individual study and 8 hours of tutoring via skype with a teacher.
The theoretical and practical knowledge acquired by the student will be assessed through:
- Participation in the Online Classroom.
The school is recognised as an “Accredited centre of the Cervantes Institute for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language” and forms an integral part of the Network of Associated Centers of the Cervantes Institute. At the end of the course, Instituto Hemingway will issue an Accredited Diploma for the teaching received in “Spanish Conversation” where the level adquired by the student will be doccumented. *For the students who do not manage to complete all the modules, it will be possible in the future to receive a new certificate where the students higher level attained will appear.
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