Spanish Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

Spanish Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

We would like to invite your kids to be part of our Spanish language program for children. There is a great deal of research proving that young children can learn multiple languages simultaneously and that the earlier they start the better chances they have to acquire them fluently and become close to native speakers.

Our Spanish language programme for children and teenagers is full of fun. They learn and practise Spanish through well-structured lessons and diverse activities such as songs, games, crafts, music, drama and art. All activities, vocabulary and dialogues are designed in accordance to the Spanish curriculum which follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is developed for each age group according to the specificity of cognitive development for that age between 5 to 15 years old.

The courses are taught by highly qualified native language-teachers from Spain and Latin America who hold advanced degrees in Spanish, with broad experience in child education.

Let’s not forget that Spanish is the second most important language spoken over the world. By mastering Spanish, you can cover 21 countries and communicate in a comfortable manner with their people.  Also, something not to forget, is that Spanish is the unofficial language of football. When football fans of the world descend upon Qatar in 2022 your children will be ready to be part of the World Cup. Therefore, to learn Spanish will frame them in an international context in the world, making your children part of its cultural diversity and focus of one of the most important tourist destinations: Spain! 

In light of the above, your children will learn to communicate in a real context of conversation, introducing presentations, spatial orientation, directions, likes and dislikes, among others. 

You mustn't miss this opportunity for your children to learn Spanish, improving their fluency and consolidating their vocabulary, incorporating multilingual competences to your kids’ knowledge and enabling them to solidify themselves in the Spanish language.

Teenagers Programme

Welcome to our Spanish programme for teenagers and middle-high school students, addressed to students aged between 13 and 15 years old. We want to prepare the coming generations of teenagers in Qatar for a future full of opportunities speaking Spanish. Once a week, on Saturdays, the TII will offer Spanish for:

Teens that want to learn Spanish from scratch and be ready for the future!
Teens that are already studying Spanish at school and want to reinforce their knowledge.
Teens that who want to be well prepared to tackle the GCSE’S or BAC exams.

The TII offers Spanish lessons for teenagers which follows rigorous academic objectives through a Spanish immersive approach. Classes are content and project based while being conducted under a ‘learning-by-doing’ methodology. Sessions are structured around a specific task, where students prepare and perform. Therefore pupils become more involved and engaged with the Spanish Language, developing an understanding and appreciation of it. Communication is crucial to our learning approach. From day one, students are encouraged to use the language actively and to interact with others.

In the ‘Beginner 1 – Part 1 level’ children learn everything related to their own world: how to greet, say their names and ages, introduce their close family and talk about their routines. Children will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic short interactions. They also learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases. They practise listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context, and engage in short interactions. Children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about leisure activities and they will review sentences in present tense.

The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. Classes for this level are distributed according to three age groups (age 5 and 6; age 7 and 9 and age 10 to 12 years old). The content of the course is the same for all classes, however classes will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development in order to reach their full potential. 

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

Textbook: Clan 7 con ¡Hola, amigos! Nivel 1, Ed. Edinumen, 2013. Authors: María Gómez, Manuela Míguez, José Andrés Rojano y Pilar Valero.

In the ‘Beginner 1 – Part 2 level’ children review and continue the materials already covered during the level ‘Beginner 1 Part 1’ of Spanish and go further. In this course, children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about leisure activities and they will review sentences in present tense, clothes and body parts, and they will be able to describe their house and how to locate things. At the end of the course, children will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practise the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level are distributed according to two age groups (age 7 and 9 and age 10 to 12 years old). The content of the course is the same for all of them, however classes will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development students in order to accomplish more.

Pre-requisites: Spanish Beginner 1 – Part 1 or placement test. If not sure about your children level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator (Beginner 1 - Part 2 corresponds to the merging between levels Beginner 1.2 and 1.3).

Textbook: Clan 7 con ¡Hola, amigos! Nivel 1, Ed. Edinumen, 2013. Authors: María Gómez, Manuela Míguez, José Andrés Rojano y Pilar Valero.

The ‘Beginner 2 – Part 1 level’ for children is a course that reviews and continues the materials children already covered during the level ‘Beginner 1’ of Spanish and go further. In this course, children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about autonomy and personal initiative, as well as introducing routine activities. They will review sentences in present tense, present continuous and some uses of past tense sentences.  At the end of the course, children will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practise the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context.

Classes for this level are distributed according to three age groups (age 7 and 9 and age 10 to 12 years old). The content of the course is the same for all classes, however these will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development students in order to fully achieve their potential.

Pre-requisites: Spanish Beginner 1 or placement test. If not sure about your children level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator (Beginner 2 – Part 1 corresponds to Beginner 2.1).

Textbook: Clan 7 con ¡Hola, amigos! Nivel 2. Authors: María Gómez, Manuela Míguez, José Andrés Rojano y Pilar Valero.

The ‘Beginner 2 - Part 2 level’ for children is a course that reviews and continues the materials children already covered during the ‘Beginner 2 Part 1 level’ of Spanish and go further. In this course, children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about their likes, dislikes and preferences in daily activities. They will review past tense sentences and prepositions. New vocabulary will be introduced regarding how to travel in a safe manner. They will practise, under a communicative approach, the acquired themes of the previous levels, in order to be able to put together full sentences in a fluent way. At the end of the course, children will be able to ask and answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context.

Classes for this level are distributed according to age 7 to 9 and 10 to 12 years old. The content of the will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development students in order to accomplish more.

Pre-requisites: Spanish Beginner 2 – Part 1 or placement test. If not sure about your children level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator (Beginner 2 – Part 2 corresponds to the merging between levels Beginner 2.2 and 2.3).

Textbook: Clan 7 con ¡Hola, amigos! Nivel 2. Authors: María Gómez, Manuela Míguez, José Andrés Rojano y Pilar Valero.

The ‘Pre- Intermediate 1 - Part 1’ level for kids is a course that reviews and continues the materials already covered during the ‘Beginner 2 - Part 1 and Part 2’ level of Spanish and go further. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have acquired the ability to: understand texts using high frequency everyday language, read short simple texts with specific information and simple personal letters, communicate orally in simple routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topic. They will also write a short personal letter or text about familiar subjects.

Classes for this level are distributed according to age 7 to 9 and 10 to 12 years old. The content of the will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development students in order to accomplish more.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed ‘Beginner 2 – Part 1 and Part 2’ level at TII or Beginner 2.3 or a similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator. 

Textbook: Mira 3, First published 2008, Heinemann Editorial. Author, Anneli McLachlan. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

The ‘Pre- Intermediate 1 - Part 2’ level for kids is a course that reviews and continues the materials already covered during the ‘Pre-Intermediate 1 - Part 1’ level of Spanish and go further. In this course, children will ask, answer and argue using expressions. The students will understand routine speech and they will understand, react and give their opinion of it. They will make a review about various topics of interest (be it a film, a book, a play, etc.) and they will write information from different sources to reason against or in favour of a specific point of view. 

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed ‘Pre-Intermediate 1 – Part 1’ level of the TII or similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook: Mira 3, First published 2008, Heinemann Editorial. Author, Anneli McLachlan. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

In this course you will 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. Upon completion of this level, you'll be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs. You'll have the tools to introduce yourself and others as well as asking and answering questions about personal details (where you live, people you know and things you do). You'll be able to interact in a simple way when another person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. 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: Gente Joven 1, Nueva Edición, Editorial Difusión. Authors, Encina Alonso, Neus Sans. 

Assorted 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 will talk about your daily routine and leisure activities. Students that complete this level will be able to: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They can also communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters. They will be able to describe in simple terms: aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Beginner 1 – Part 1 or similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure about the appropriate level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator (Beginner 1 - Part 2 corresponds to the merging between levels Beginner 1.2 and 1.3).

Textbook: Gente Joven 1, Nueva Edición, Editorial Difusión. Authors, Encina Alonso, Neus Sans. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

This course is designed to provide you with linguistic communication and autonomy and personal initiative. You and your classmates will talk about your town, how to give directions and how to use past tense and prepositions. When you complete this level you will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You will develop the skills to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Furthermore, you can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. In addition, you can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. The course is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Beginner 1 level of the TII (Beginner 1 – Part 1 and Part 2) or similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure about the appropriate level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator (Beginner 2 – Part 1 corresponds to Beginner 2.1).

Textbook: Gente Joven 1, Nueva Edición, Editorial Difusión. Authors, Encina Alonso, Neus Sans. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class

This course continues the Beginner series and builds upon previously learned Spanish. It is designed for students who have completed the ‘Beginner 2 – Part 1’ level or for those who have had previous experience with the language. In this class students will learn how to make simplified conversations regarding: their location and safety; position in time and space; shopping; how to use money for purchases in shops, bakery, in malls; or a visit to the countryside. They will also learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and new phrase structures in various real-life situations. New grammar patterns are learned in the context of a conversation or a real-life situation. The class is conducted in a funny and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed “Beginner 2 – Part 1 level” of the TII or similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure about the appropriate level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator (Beginner 2 – Part 2 corresponds to the merging between levels Beginner 2.2 and 2.3).

Textbook: Gente Joven 1, Nueva Edición, Editorial Difusión. Authors, Encina Alonso, Neus Sans. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

The ‘Pre- Intermediate 1 - Part 1’ level for teenagers is a course that reviews and continues the materials already covered during the ‘Beginner 2 - Part 1 and Part 2’ level of Spanish and go further. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have acquired the ability to understand texts using high frequency everyday language, read short simple texts with specific information and simple personal letters. They will have skills to communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about a familiar topic, as well as writing a short personal letter or text about familiar subjects.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed “Beginner 2 – Part 1 and Part 2” level of the TII or Beginner 2.3 or similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure about the appropriate children level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook: Gente Joven 1, Nueva Edición, Editorial Difusión. Authors, Encina Alonso, Neus Sans. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

The ‘Pre- Intermediate 1 - Part 2’ level for teenagers is a course that reviews and continues the materials already covered during the ‘Pre-Intermediate 1 - Part 1’ level of Spanish and go further. In this course, children will ask, answer and argue, show remarkable fluency and a certain ease of expression. They will understand, react and give your opinion on a wide range of issues related to a specialty, expanding and defending ideas with complementary and relevant aspects. They will make a review about various topics of interest (a film, a book, a play, etc.) and will write information from different sources to reason against or in favour of a specific point of view. 

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed ‘Pre-Intermediate 1 – Part 1’ level at the TII or similar level of Spanish. If you are unsure of the appropriate level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook: Gente Joven 1, Nueva Edición, Editorial Difusión. Authors, Encina Alonso, Neus Sans. Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

The Reading and Writing Workshop, for Spanish native speakers “No pierdas tu lengua nativa” is designed to encourage the Spanish language for kids who have arrived to Qatar at an early age and are unable to practice the Spanish language as their native tongue and are increasing their skills in other languages.

At the end of the workshop, they will have improved their reading and writing in Spanish and they will have been introduced to the Spanish community with events like the Spanish Food Presentation and Storytelling. 

The class is conducted in a friendly atmosphere with lucid activities and native teachers. Children will practice writing and readings skills using various activities and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context. Classes for this level will be offered for a mixed age group (ages 7 to 12 years old).  

Pre requisites: Spanish Native Speakers. Children between 7 to 12 years old.

Material: Assorted handouts will be distributed in class.

Discount: 10% discount for all members of the association of the Spanish Ladies in Qatar.

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