Spanish School in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Teachers.

Our teachers are university graduates in Spanish philology or linguistics and they have long experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. They participate periodically in retraining courses in order to always be up to date in the new teaching methods and systems. These methods teach the factors that linguistic progress depends on and how to overcome the barriers that people of different origins and languages face when studying a language. All this so that their progress will be quicker and more effective.

Our teachers are examiners for the DIE (International Diploma of Spanish) with authorization from the Foundation for the Research and Development of the Spanish Culture (FIDESCU).

Our Method of Teaching Spanish.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Language CoursesThe methodology put into practice at Spanish Language School in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria gives special emphasis to the development of language skills, oral as well as written, while also teaching the grammar basics of the language. So it is a combination of the direct and traditional methods. The final goal is for our students to be able to communicate fluently and correctly in Spanish. Use of the language being studied and learned is an essential classroom requirement.

To achieve this goal and in view of the context of language immersion surrounding the student, the teacher must motivate his learning, emphasizing the functionality of the content acquired: What can what I am learning be used for? This way a direct bridge will be created between the learner's environment in the classroom and the reality he will have contact with during his stay on the island.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Language CoursesThe grammar backup characteristic of the more traditional method is also present in our courses. To this purpose there will be available activities and exercises of controlled practice that potentiate and develop the students' linguistic competence.

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The Curriculum: our Spanish language teaching program.

The Curriculum runs along the general lines of action in all what is related with the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. It is a pedagogical instrument giving coherency to the centre's teaching plan. It also answers the need for a scope of action guaranteeing coherency between the different areas of educational planning: the ends and objectives, both general and specific, the contents and the methodology.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Language CoursesAt Spanish Language School in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, each Spanish course has a specific program. Always kept in mind are the four communication skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking (oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension), putting special emphasis on the student's ability to communicate with others in certain situations of daily life in a Spanish-speaking country. The classes are participative, including the use of CDs, videos, etc. to improve the comprehension of Spanish. In addition to learning the language, we try to bring the Spanish culture closer to the student by means of authentic material.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Language CoursesThe student's progress is tested by a continuous evaluation system with the object of improving the level reached by our students. The head of studies will be at the studentīs disposal to consult over any problems or doubts he/she may have with his/her studies. At the end of the student's stay the teacher will write a report of the student's progress for the head of studies and grade his/her performance. A certificate of attendance or Diploma reflecting his/her language skills will be given to the student at the end of his course.

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