All our courses from beginning to the most advanced are made up of small groups ranging from 1 to 10 students which provide an ideal learning atmosphere. The smaller the groups the faster and more effective the learning, since there is a dramatic fall in individual achievement and speed of learning as the size of the group increases above 10 students.
This course has been designed primarily for advanced composition or composition/conversation learners, it offers an innovative process-based approach to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The goal is that of fostering students' critical reflection and self-correction, thus increasing their independence in the craft of writing.
This conversation course offers an array of lively, communicative pair and small-group activities specifically designed to develop speaking and listening skills and to facilitate student interaction. The program easily motivates students to use language creatively through engaging student-centered role-plays, conversation starters, problem-solving tasks, and content-based activities.
This course has been designed to provide intermediate through advanced learners of Spanish with a powerful tool for review and progress in Spanish. We introduce clear, concise, and well-organized grammar explanations with examples that reflect everyday usage, most often in the format of conversational exchanges.
In this course we examine the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America from their early history to the present. Historical events are presented in chronological order, and as each period unfolds, detailed coverage is also given to achievements in literature and the arts.
This course is designed to help intermediate students make the transition from highly controlled materials used at the elementary levels of language instruction to the appreciation of authentic literary works. It contains 22 short stories, written primarily in the twentieth century.
Review for Intermediate Through Advanced Students In this course we aim to provide a systematic presentation of grammar points together with sufficient back-up practice to ensure that the points are adequately reinforced.
This program presents points of Spanish grammar to students or professionals seeking a working knowledge of Spanish. Grammatical structures and high-frequency vocabulary that are indispensable for communication are presented clearly and concisely and reinforced through a variety of practice exercises.
The DELE, Spanish acronym for Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language, is the sole standardized accreditation system for Spanish as a foreign language students accepted in over 100 different countries around the world. This certification is granted by The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport through the Instituto Cervantes.
Our Spanish for Business and Finance Course introduces our learners to realistic situations and the specialized vocabulary that business and finance professionals need to communicate with Hispanic members of the community in the course of their daily work. Personalized questions, grammar exercises, role-plays, realia-based activities, and translation and interpretation tasks provide students with numerous opportunities to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a wide variety of practical context.
Because of the growing importance of Spanish in the busiess world, the demand for practical commercial Spanish courses is growing. Yet, to date, there have been very few courses designed to meet this need.
This course is designed to meet the vocabulary and communication requirements of those working in the field of social services as they deal with the Hispanic community on a daily basis. Language development is accomplished through a wide variety of opportunities to apply new vocabulary and grammatical structures in many practical contexts Special attention is given to the every day problems confronted by those working in the Department of Social Services.