Spanish Course Descriptions

Spanish Course Descriptions

In this course you acquire basic communication skills and common everyday expressions along with simple sentences aimed at meeting immediate needs in any part of the Spanish-speaking world. The focus is on greetings and farewells, asking about and giving basic personal and family information, talking about likes and dislikes, shopping and describing people. You also acquire basic grammatical structures and tenses. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible. 

Prerequisites:  This class is best suited for students who have not studied Spanish before.

Textbook: Aula Internacional1. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Almuno + Ejercicios + CD (A1) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Eva Garcia (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author)(Additional handouts will be distributed in class)

This course is designed to provide you with the linguistic competence to understand and use common daily expressions used in any part of the Spanish-speaking world, concerning immediate needs. You and your classmates talk about your daily routine, leisure activities and ordering in a restaurant, among others. You also learn how to talk in past tense about places you have visited and learn how to give directions. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

Prerequisites:  This class is best suited for students who have passed Beginner 1at this program or who have basic Spanish languageskills and have tested at the appropriate level.  

Textbook: Aula Internacional 1. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Almuno + Ejercicios + CD (A1) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Eva Garcia (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author)

You have completed the beginner level and now what? You are ready to go a step further. In this course, you continue to expand your vocabulary, your repertoire of grammatical expressions and you build your fluency. You continue to learn about discussing your immediate needs with a wider vocabulary and greater precision. The content of this course focuses on discussing past events, discussing the skills and qualities of people, talking about habits, making recommendations, descriptions and comparisons, identifying and describing the physical appearance of a person, as well as discussing relationships. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites:  This class is best suited for students who have completed Beginner 2at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 2. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno +Ejercicios + CD 2 (A2) 

(Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author), Carmen Sorian (Author)

In this course you continue to expand your vocabulary and grammatical means of expression. You learn more idiomatic expressions related to daily life and areas of experience that are of particular interest to you (family, interests, occupations, etc.) Discussions focus on tastes and eating habits, descriptions of habits and circumstances of the past, intentions and projects, the value of experiences and the desire to produce something. You also learn to write postcards, simple letters and short stories. You engage in short debates. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Pre-Intermediate 1at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 2. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno + Ejercicios + CD 2 (A2) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas(Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author), Carmen Soriano (Author)

In this course you acquire sufficient linguistic competence to understand and appropriately respond to some common situations of everyday life. You read general texts and simple literary texts and you learn how to conduct a telephone conversation. You also learn how to write short biographies, summarize the plot of a movie, relate past experiences, as well as express prohibitions and commands. You expand your means of expression by learning how to express impersonality. You can tell jokes and anecdotes and gain a better understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Pre-Intermediate 2at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 3. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno + Ejercicios + CD 3 (B1) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Agustín Garmendia (Author), Carmen Soriano (Author)

In this course you build upon what you have learned in Intermediate 1. You learn how to express your interests and talk about feelings, agreements and disagreements. You learn how to hypothesize and express various degrees of hesitation. In addition, you learn to discuss performance and features of objects, you can comment on them and rate them, review actions and behaviors and evoke imaginary situations. You learn more about the traditions of Spain and Latin America. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Intermediate 1at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 3. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno + Ejercicios + CD 3 (B1) Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Agustín Garmendia (Author), Carmen Soriano (Author)

You are getting there! Through this course you reach a level of linguistic competence that allows you to conduct yourself in Spanish in most everyday situations and circumstances that don’t require any specialized language use. You learn how to argue points of view, present arguments and use idiomatic expressions. In this course you also talk about emotions and feelings, character and personality, you give advice, make proposals as well as express conditions and desires. You can talk about jobs and scholarships, you can interview experts, and formulate requirements. By the end of this course, you will have no difficulty reading contemporary Spanish or Latin American texts. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Intermediate 2 level at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 4. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno + Ejercicios + CD 4 (B2)(Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author),Eva Garcia (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author)

For those with a high command of the language, but who still need to incorporate very complex grammar patterns to their speech to make it more native-like. This course will provide the learner with very complex grammar and relevant vocabulary that varies in different Spanish speaking countries. This is to make sure that they can use the language flexibly and effectively for social and academic purposes and that they can create clear, well structured, detailed texts on a variety of subjects. Through this course you reach a level of linguistic competence that allows you to conduct yourself in Spanish in most everyday situations and circumstances,you also talk about emotions and feelings, character and personality, you give advice, make proposals as well as express conditions and desires. By the end of this course, you will have no difficulty reading contemporary Spanish or Latin American texts. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 1level at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 5. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno + Ejercicios + CD 4 (B2)(Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author),Eva Garcia (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author)

 

This is the last course you need to take for before being almost fluent in Spanish. This course is equivalent to B 2.2 of the European Framework of Languages (CEFR) or Intermediate High on the ACTFL scale. In this course students acquire all the necessary resources to talk fluently about a town or city (characteristics, resources, traditions, legends). They can write and talk about socioeconomic changes and environmental problems related to a country or city, comment on news and make small presentations on companies and discuss business. Students are able to request and evaluate an event as well as to justify their opinion. They can refer to topics implied in a conversation or digress and change the subject. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 2 at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 5. Nueva edicion. B2.2. Libro del alumno + CD (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author), Carmen Soriano (Author)

You are in the Advanced Level! Students can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. The student will be able to take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views. The student can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. Besides, students can explain a point of view on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options and the student will be able to understand most TV news and current affair programmes and understand the majority of films in standard dialect. They will practice the reading and writing of articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or points of view, and also will be able to understand contemporary literary prose or give reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Students will be able to write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Spanish Advanced or equivalent.

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant materials to class and additional handouts will be distributed in class.

In this course you acquire basic communication skills and common everyday expressions along with simple sentences aimed at meeting immediate needs in any part of the Spanish-speaking world. The focus is on greetings and farewells, asking about and giving basic personal and family information, talking about likes and dislikes, shopping and describing people. You also acquire basic grammatical structures and tenses. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible. 

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have not studied Spanish before.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 1. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Almuno +

Ejercicios + CD (A1) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Eva Garcia (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author)(Additional handouts will be distributed in class)

 

 

 

This course is designed to provide you with the linguistic competence to understand and use common daily expressions used in any part of the Spanish-speaking world, concerning immediate needs. You and your classmates talk about your daily routine, leisure activities and ordering in a restaurant, among others. You also learn how to talk in past tense about places you have visited and learn how to give directions. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Beginner 1 at this program or who have basic Spanish language skills and have tested at the appropriate level.  

Textbook: Aula Internacional 1. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Almuno + Ejercicios + CD (A1) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Eva Garcia (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author)

 

 

 

You have completed the beginner level and now what? You are ready to go a step further. In this course, you continue to expand your vocabulary, your repertoire of grammatical expressions and you build your fluency. You continue to learn about discussing your immediate needs with a wider vocabulary and greater precision. The content of this course focuses on discussing past events, discussing the skills and qualities of people, talking about habits, making recommendations, descriptions and comparisons, identifying and describing the physical appearance of a person, as well as discussing relationships. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites:  This class is best suited for students who have completed Beginner 2at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook : Aula Internacional 2. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno +Ejercicios + CD 2 (A2) 

(Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas (Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author), Carmen Sorian (Author)

In this course you continue to expand your vocabulary and grammatical means of expression. You learn more idiomatic expressions related to daily life and areas of experience that are of particular interest to you (family, interests, occupations, etc.) Discussions focus on tastes and eating habits, descriptions of habits and circumstances of the past, intentions and projects, the value of experiences and the desire to produce something. You also learn to write postcards, simple letters and short stories. You engage in short debates. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Pre-Intermediate 1at this program or who come from other programs and have tested at the appropriate level.

Textbook: Aula Internacional 2. Nueva Edicion: Libro del Alumno + Ejercicios + CD 2 (A2) (Spanish Edition) by Jaime Corpas(Author), Agustin Garmendia (Author), Carmen Soriano (Author)

Have you already studied Spanish but you want to focus mostly on your conversation skills? Have you finished the Beginner level of Spanish and you still feel that you find it challenging to communicate in Spanish? Do you want to brush up your conversation skills? Then join our conversation class for beginner levels. We will place emphasis on oral interaction and vocabulary learning with room to develop other skills. How? We will discuss  preferences, likes and dislikes, make oral presentations, enjoy real life situations in Spanish outside of the classroom within Doha (Eating out in Spanish, Shopping around town in Spanish etc) and many more things to make you gain confidence while speaking.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have a Beginner 2 and above level of Spanish.

Do you want to focus mostly on your conversation skills? Do you still feel that you find it challenging to communicate in Spanish? Do you want to brush up your conversation skills? Then join our conversation class for intermediate levels. We will place emphasis on oral interaction and vocabulary learning with room to develop other skills. We will discuss preferences, likes and dislikes, debate about events on the media, make oral presentations and many more things to make you gain confidence while speaking.

Prerequisites:This class is best suited for students who have passed Pre-Intermediate 1, 2 and Intermediate 1 or equivalent.

 

If you have an advanced level of Spanish language and you want to expand your conversational skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture, then this is the right course for you! Open a window to the Hispanic world and practise your Spanish while working with literary texts, movie samples, short films, pop songs and a great variety of Hispanic cultural material to improve your language skills. We will work on conversation, debate and creative writing during the course. 

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have an Upper Intermediate level and above

Are you planning to travel for your holidays to Spain or Latin America this summer? If yes, it may be good to learn a little bit of Spanish before you land there so you can enjoy better your trip and your holidays. After taking this course a true beginner will be able to present himself/herself, to go to tourist information offices, hotels, airports and travel agencies, ask about locations in a new city, make phone bookings, order in restaurants, shop, etc. The class is conducted in a relaxed atmosphere with conversation, role play and authentic materials. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish.

Prerequisites: None. This class is best suited for students who have not previously studied Spanish.

 

 

In this course you will be able to quickly enhance and put into practice your basic communication skills and common everyday expressions along with simple sentences, all aimed to meeting immediate needs you could encounter in any part of the Spanish-speaking world. The focus is on greetings and farewells, asking about and giving basic personal and family information, talking about likes and dislikes, shopping and describing people, through a variety of activities such as role-play games. You will also learn basic grammatical structures and tenses and how to correctly apply them. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Spanish Beginner 1 or equivalent.

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant materials to classandadditional handouts will be distributed in class.

This course is designed for you to be able to practice the linguistic competence you have in a communicative form in order to quickly increase your fluency of the language, with daily expressions widely-used in any part of the Spanish-speaking world, concerning immediate needs. You and your classmates will talk about daily routines, leisure activities and ordering in a restaurant, among others. You will also learn how to talk in past tense about places you have visited and learn how to give directions. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Spanish Beginner 2 or equivalent.

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant materials to classandadditional handouts will be distributed in class.

You have reached the pre-intermediate level! In this course you enhance your fluency, you continue to expand your vocabulary and your repertoire of grammatical expressions. You continue to learn about discussing your immediate needs with a wider vocabulary and greater precision. The content of this course focuses on discussing past events, discussing the skills and qualities of people, talking about habits, making recommendations, descriptions and comparisons, identifying and describing the physical appearance of a person, as well as discussing relationships. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Spanish Pre- Intermediate 1 or equivalent.

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant materials to classandadditional handouts will be distributed in class.

You have reached the Intermediate Level! In this course you will practice in order to improve your communication comprehension and fluidity, be able to use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms his/her family and other people, living conditions, his/her educational background and his/her present or most recent job. You will practice reading and writing of short texts, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs; be able to read and write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Spanish Pre-Intermediate 2 or equivalent.

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant materials to classandadditional handouts will be distributed in class.

Intermediate Level! In this course you will be able to put in practice the mastery of the language that you have, be able to talk with more confidence in situations likely to arise whilst travelling. Students will be able to feel confident while entering unprepared into conversations on topics they are familiar with, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). You will be able to connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and to understand the main point of radio and TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have passed Spanish Intermediate 1 or equivalent.

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant materials to classandadditional handouts will be distributed in class.

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