Description of lesson content
E.I. Centers use the communicative
teaching method. The activities and exercises undertaken in
class are practical and focus on the development of oral and written
expression based on real language communications. Our program
consists of creative classroom activities based on real-life
situations combined with grammatical reinforcement. The practical
and creative activities helps you use the structures learned and
gives you confidence to speak in the new language.
Grammar and Vocabulary (10 lessons per week):
You will learn vocabulary, idiomatic phrases, grammar concepts,
words, sentence structures, useful phrases and language usage.
Lessons are structured so that you will first acquire the new
vocabulary and grammatical structures through examples and practice
in structured exercises. Then you practice the new concepts in
group or pair activates which are patterned after real communicative
situations you encounter in everyday life.
Reading/Writing (5 lessons per week):
You specifically work on developing and improving reading
comprehension and written communication. You will learn strategies
for understanding a written text. You will produce written texts
with teacher guidance and models.
Conversation (5 lessons per week):
You specifically work on developing and improving listening
comprehension and speaking abilities. There is an emphasis on
increasing the students command of communication skills through
discussion and exchange of information about social, economical,
political and cultural aspects of life in Spain. Increase your
awareness of cultural elements which guide the values, behaviors and
language use of the Spanish people. Discover cultural elements such
as customs, behaviors, typical dress, foods and leisure time
activates and make comparison and contrast with the mix of cultures
of the students in your class. Topics vary according to course
Culture (10 lessons per week):
You will learn about Hispanic culture through the study of Spain’s
art, history, literature, music. You will discover cultural elements
such as customs, behaviors, typical dress, foods and leisure time
activities and make comparison and contrast with the mix of cultures
of the students in your class. Topics vary according to level and
What level language skills do you have?
Escuela Internacional Levels are adapted to the
new Common European Union Framework for Languages that establishes 3
levels of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced and six different
courses called A1, A2,
B1, B2, C1 and C2. In addition, Escuela
Internacional will offer 3 more courses, for a total of 9 courses, identifying them as
A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2 and C3.
A. Elementary. A1,A2,A3
You are not able to communicate in everyday situations. You are not able to
express yourself, or do so with difficulty and need time to find the right words.
You find it difficult to understand spoken language.
B. Intermediate. B1,B2,B3
You have an acceptable level of comprehension when you are spoken to slowly and
clearly. You can manage normal everyday communicative situations and can
participate in conversations about familiar topics. You can produce simple
C. Advanced. C1,C2,C3
You have a good level of comprehension and you can express yourself fluently in
many situations. You are capable of supplying arguments and defending a point of
view. You can read the newspaper and understand written texts without difficulty.