Our levels

Our course syllabus follows the official Common European Framework of Reference for Languages which is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across the world. The six reference levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) are becoming widely accepted as the international standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.

Common European Framework of Reference for Language chart

Search through our course contents, to find the level appropriate for you. If unsure about which course to enrol in, please contact us so we can help you find a class suited to your abilities.

Communicative functions

  • Basic greetings
  • Introducing yourself
  • Asking and giving personal information
  • Discuss hobbies
  • Talk about why you learn spanish

Grammar

  • Verbs llamarse, ser, tener y querer
  • Personal Pronouns: Yo, tú, él, etc.
  • Conjugations -ar, -er, -ir
  • Indefinite article:el, la, los, las
  • Masculine and feminine nouns
  • Uses of por, para, porque

Communicative functions

  • Describe places in Latin America
  • Talk about the weather
  • Identifying objects
  • Shopping for clothes: describing colours, asking for price, etc.
  • Talk about preferences

Grammar

  • Existence hay and location estar
  • Verbo go and prefer
  • Demonstrative esta/este/estas/estos/ esto
  • Superlatives: Brasil es el país más grande de Sudamérica
  • Definite articles: un/una/unos/unas
  • Quantifiers: muy, mucho/mucha/muchos/muchas, Qué+noun,cuál/cuáles

Communicative functions

  • Talk about families.
  • Likes and dislikes, favourite colour/sport/city/food/ artist.
  • React to other people’s likes and dislikes. Express agreement and disagreement
  • Describe people.
  • Talk about your daily routine: days of the week.
  • Tell the time.
  • Express frequency.

Grammar

  • Possessive adjectives: mi(s), tu(s), su(s), nuestro/a(s).
  • Verbs gustar/encantar/interesar/ parecer
  • Reflexive verbs: levantarse/los domingos me levanto tarde
  • ¿Qué hora es? Vs. ¿A qué hora? Prepositions to talk about time.
  • Frequency adverbs and expressions: a menudo, a veces, siempre, una vez por semana, nunca
  • Time connectors: antes, después, luego, más tarde.
  • Irregular verbs in the present tense: e>ie, o>ue, e>i
  • Superlatives: la más amable, el más interesante

Communicative functions

  • Ask and give information about food
  • Order at a restaurant
  • Describe food
  • Learn about food in Latin America
  • Describe our cities and suburbs
  • Identify places in our cities and describe their location
  • Give directions

Grammar

  • Existence: En mi heladera hay...
  • Se impersonal: En Argentina se come mucha carne.
  • Direct object pronouns: lo, la, los, las: El café lo tomo con leche.
  • Superlative adjectives -ísimo/í sima: Esta comida está riquísima.
  • Quantifiers:ningún/ninguno/ninguna
  • Prepositions and adverbs of place: a la izquierda, a la derecha, al lado de, enfrente de, detrás de.

Communicative functions

  • Describe past events
  • Share problems when learning a new language and giving advice on how to solve them.
  • Talk about past actions with present effects.
  • Talk about the beginning and duration of an action
  • Describe a house: parts of the house and furniture.
  • Express your preferences about houses. Agree and disagree with other people’s preferences.
  • Compare cities.

Grammar

  • Pretérito: Anoche cené con amigos.
  • Time prepositions: Estudio español desde el 2019/hace 2 años.
  • Pretérito Perfecto: ¿Alguna vez has viajado a México?
  • Temporal markers: Ya/todavía no /aún no.
  • Prepositions of place: en el centro, detrás/delante de, encima/debajo de, a izquierda/ al lado de, entre.
  • Possessive pronouns: el/los/la/las mío/a(s), tuyo/a(s), suyo/a(s), nuestro/a(s)
  • Comparatives: más/menos + adj/noun + que, tan + adj + como, tanto/a(s) + noun + como, verb + más/menos que, verb + tanto como

Communicative functions

  • Ask for favours, ask for permission, ask for objects. Excuse yourself. Give answers for these situations.
  • talk about leisure activities
  • share intentions and plans
  • talk about eating habits
  • explain how to cook a meal

Grammar

  • Present continuous: estoy hablando
  • Courtesy verbs: poder, importar, ayudar, poner
  • Pretérito perfecto: ¿Has estado alguna vez en Perú?
  • ya/todavia no
  • ir + a: Este año voy a estudiar canto.
  • Impersonal Se: Primero, se lavan y se pelan los frutos.
  • Direct object pronouns: la, lo, las, los. El queso lo he puesto en la heladera
  • More uses of ser and estar: Los quesos franceses son excelentes. ¡Qué bueno está este queso!

Communicative functions

  • Talk about past experiences
  • Evaluate experiences and people
  • Express wishes
  • give advice
  • talk about feelings and mood
  • describe aches, pains and symptoms

Grammar

  • preterito indefinido vs. preterito perfecto
  • me/te/le/nos/les gustaría + infinitive: Me gustaría comprar un auto nuevo
  • Exclamatory phrases: ¡Qué día más bonito!
  • more uses of ser and estar: Mi hijo es delgado.
    Últimamente, mi hijo está muy delgado.
  • Verb Doler: Me duele la cabeza.
  • Imperatives: Ponte protector solar.

Communicative functions

  • Talk about the past
  • Locate actions in the past and present
  • Argue and debate
  • Tell anecdotes.
  • Order actions in sequence
  • Express feelings

Grammar

  • Pretérito Imperfecto: Cuando era pequeña, vivía en el campo.
  • Ya no/todavía: Ya no vivo en el campo.
  • Past time markers: de joven/a los 10 años/de niño/cuando tenía 20 años.
  • Present time markers: hoy en día/actualmente/en estos tiempos
  • Pretérito indefinido -irregular verbs: pedir/sentir/ir/estar/dormir
  • estar + gerund (past tenses): Ayer estuve hablando con Ana/Estos días he estado pensando en Juan/Cuando mi madre me llamó, estaba pensando en ella.
  • Pretérito indefinido vs. imperfecto
  • Time markers for narratives: El otro dia/ de repente/resulta que...

Communicative functions

  • Talk about habits and past experiences
  • Talk about the future
  • Make predictions about yourself and the world
  • Express condition
  • Express prohibition and obligation
  • Speak about social customs
  • Talk about work and school life

Grammar

  • Verbs followed by an infinitive: empezar a/acabar de/terminar de/volver a/dejar de/soler
  • Verbs followed by a gerund: Llevar and seguir
  • Futuro imperfecto: El año que viene subirá el precio del transporte
  • Conditional (si + present tense + future): Si estudias, aprobarás el examen.
  • The following structures: depende de/depende de si + presente, seguro que/seguramente/supongo que + future, lo normal/lo habitual/lo raro es + infinitive, es obligatorio/está prohibido/está permitido + infinitive, se prohíbe(n)/se permite(n) + noun
  • Quantifiers: todo el mundo/la mayoría de/mucho/as

Communicative functions

  • Share stories
  • Summarise books and films
  • Tell anecdotes
  • Give recommendations and advice
  • Give instructions
  • Describe advertisements

Grammar

  • Connectors: (y) entonces, en aquel momento,al final, de repente, de pronto, porque, como, aunque, sin embargo
  • Direct object pronouns: la, lo, las, los. ¿Te gusta el último libro de Mendoza? No lo he leído todavía.
  • Indirect object pronouns: le and les. ¿Qué le has comprado a Ana por su cumpleaños?

The objective of the B2 courses is to provide students with a solid proficiency level in Spanish using linguistic and cultural material.

C1 user’s proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression.

C2 user’s proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression.