Before starting classes all students are to sit a Placement Test. The results of the test allow for the placement of new students in their appropriate level. In the event that students feel that they were misplaced a Placement Grievance Procedures is in place for their placements to be reconsidered.
We work with four levels fixing the goals for each based on our experience and in accordance with the curriculum of the school and the equivalents of the Council of Europe: beginners, intermediate, advanced and superior.
Each level takes between 5 and 8 weeks to complete in full.
- Beginner (A1 + A2) - For those without any knowledge of the Spanish Language. Upon completion, the student will be able to formulate and understand short sentences relating to basic necessities and forms of politeness.
- Intermediate (B1) - This course will bring the student to a higher level of comprehension and expression. The student will be able to express themselves, perhaps sometimes with a little difficulty, but usually spontaneously and independently, in everyday situations. This level includes a revison of basic structures and an extension of grammatical structures (past tenses).
- Advanced (B2) - The student will have advanced communication ability in Spanish, even in complicated situations. The student will work extensively on past tenses and be introduced to the subjunctive.
- Superior (C1 + C2) - Clearing up minor imperfections. Refining pronunciation and intonation. The student will communicate, without difficulty, with people who are native Spanish speakers. Errors and deficiencies in Spanish grammar structures that still exist will be corrected.