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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 level.
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 student interest.

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 such: 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 written texts.

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.

 

 

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