The intensive Spanish course aims to provide students with a greater knowledge of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in the Spanish language. It will help you to quickly become more fluent and confident in conversation.
Upon completion of the course, a Diploma will be issued.
The course has a duration of 1 to 3 months (380 hours).
Spanish is one of the most popular languages for people to try and learn, with somewhere in the region of 20 million students currently studying it in some capacity. The language sounds beautiful, is widely used and has a number of other benefits, which combine to make it one of the stand out options available. However, for those who need a little more convincing, here are 10 reasons to start learning Spanish today.
INTRODUCTION The materials in this book have been developed to present Spanish as a spoken Ianguage, and the skills of understanding and speaking are accordingly emphasized. The method of presentation will likely be new to students acquainted with more traditional methods of language teaching. In order to understand the materials, one must first understand the method upon which they are buiIt.
Method of Teaching The method is known as GUIDED IMITATION. It may appear to be new, but actually it has been used by a considerable number of teachers for many years, though its greatest popularity has come since the second World War. Its goal 1s to teach one to speak easily, fluently, with very little accent, and to do this without c'Onscious effort, just as one speaks his own language without conscious effort. There are two very important aspects of this method. First, learning a relatively small body of material so well that it requires very Iittle effort to produce it.
This is OVERLEARNING. If a student overleans every dialog and drill as he goes through this book, he will almost certainly experience rapid progress in learning the language. The second aspect is learning to authentically manipulate the sounds, sequences, and patterns of the language. The important implication here is the reaIity of both the model and the imitation. The model (teacher, recording, etc.) must provide Spanish as people reaIIy speak it in actual conversations, and the student must be helped to an accurate imitation. Above all, the normal tempo of pronunciation must be the classroom standard; slowing down is, in this context, distortion.
The complete course consists of sixty units, each requiring sorne ten cIass and Iaboratory hours plus outside study to master. The course its a 380h course which may be studied intensively over a period of about six months. Audios will be provided to be able to practice the listening skills, its recommended to watch spanish movies / TV.
The online courses are developed primarily through distance learning using written materials in PDF format, with ongoing communication via email.