Would you like to start learning Spanish? The Spanish Beginners Courses are an option for people who want to start the language from the beginning.
It is an intensive course that will make you learn from the basics in a dynamic way with the communicative method.
WHY LEARN SPANISH?You have a personal passion for Spanish culture. You’ve always dreamed of visiting a Spanish-speaking country and want to be able to speak to the locals in their own language. You want to have more opportunities at work or apply for a better position once you can speak Spanish. You have retired to a Spanish-speaking country and want to speak with the people in your neighbourhood. Your partner is a Spanish speaker. A family member or a friend is a native Spanish speaker and you want to be able to communicate with them. You studied Spanish long time ago and want to get back to your level of fluency.
More reasons…There are more than 580 million native Spanish speakers worldwide. You will have access to Spanish-speaking cultures, traditions and art. It will enhance your travel experiences. Learn Spanish will improve your employment potential. It will prepare yourself for study abroad opportunities. The ability to connect with other people.
Denia: an amazing destination to do a Spanish courseOur school is located in Denia, Alicante (Spain); at the heart of the Region of Valencia, between Valencia and Alicante, and less than 100 km from both international airports. It has a privileged location, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Montgó Natural Park, and excellent climate conditions. Denia is known as the gastronomic capital of the Costa Blanca. Here, the variety, service and quality of its restaurants are a daily commitment with the client. Innovation and tradition combined to reach this well-deserved fame. When you walk around the city centre, it is a must to breathe the daily life of the people who live in Dénia as well as visitors. In Denia there is so much to do apart from shopping. Best examples are hiking, taking long walks along its 19km of sandy and rocky beaches, water sports or simply enjoying its sunny terraces.
SPANISH BEGINNERS COURSE AT TLCDÉNIA SCHOOLTLCdénia is a centrally located school accredited by Instituto Cervantes with more than 35 years of experience teaching languages. We have been teaching Spanish for beginners for years and we have seen amazing results during all this time. On their first day, we watch the students nervous about starting the Spanish Beginners course as they do not speak any Spanish. After a few days, they start losing that embarrassment feeling and begin to form their first sentences. Some weeks later, we witness their progress, as they talk to us in Spanish. It´s simply amazing! Spanish Beginners course starts every two weeks. Check the starting dates below:
STARTING DATES SPANISH BEGINNERS COURSE AND HOLIDAYS 2020
|JANUARY||7 / 10||6|
|FEBRUARY||3 / 17|
|MARCH||2 / 16 / 30||19|
|APRIL||14 / 27||10-13|
|MAY||11 / 25||1|
|JUNE||8 / 22||24|
|JULY||6 / 20||8|
|AUGUST||3 / 17 / 31|
|SEPTEMBER||14 / 28|
|OCTOBER||13 / 26||9 / 12|
|NOVEMBER||9 / 23|
|DECEMBER||7||8 / 25|
SPANISH BEGINNERS COURSE – INTENSIVE COURSES AT TLCdéniaAt TLCdénia we offer Spanish courses of different durations:
Spanish Intensive 20 courseThis course covers all disciplines: Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading, but the most important discipline is the speaking, as the goal is that the student is able to speak fluently and understand local people. Spanish Beginners course starts with basic content and first structures. Schedule: usually 9:30-12:45 (This might change depending on availability or nº of students*). 20 lessons per week: 4 lessons of 45 minutes per day, from Monday to Friday. Students: 10 maximum (average of 6 per classroom).
Spanish Intensive 30 course(Intensive 20 + 2 extra lessons) This course consists of 30 lessons per week: 4 lessons in a group + 2 extra lessons in which every student works on his needs and specific topics. During the 2 extra lessons, there might be students from different groups and they´re usually based on grammar. Schedule: usually 9:30-12:45 (first part) and 13:00-14:30 (extra lessons) (This might change depending on availability or nº of students*). 30 lessons per week: 6 lessons of 45 minutes per day, from Monday to Friday. Students: 10 maximum (average of 6 per classroom).
Spanish Intensive 20+5 course(Intensive 20 + 1 private lesson per day) The first part of this course comprises 20 lessons (intensive 20) where you work in groups all the Spanish language skills: listening, writing, reading and definitely speaking skills. This gives you the chance to be in a group during the first part and taking a private lesson to work on your personal needs, specific goals or to keep up with more Spanish practice: conversation, grammar or revision. Schedule: usually 9:30-12:45 (first part) and 13:00-13:45 (extra lessons) (This might change depending on availability or nº of students*). 25 lessons per week: 5 lessons of 45 minutes per day, from Monday to Friday. Students: 10 maximum (average of 6 per classroom). *Schedule conditions: Class groups are from 3 to 10 people. If there are less than 3 students studying a certain level, the course will still be available but with a reduced number of lessons. (2 students= 3 lessons ; 1 student= 2 lessons)
SPANISH BEGINNERS COURSE PRICESThe price of the courses depends on the number of weeks you take. You can book from 1 week to long-term courses. The longer the course is, the lower the price per week. The school charges 40€ inscription fee to each new booking. (This includes materials used in class, a certificate and social and cultural activities).
|5-11 weeks||12-23 weeks||24-35 weeks||36-48 weeks|
|Intensive 20||145 €||140 €||135 €||130 €|
|Intensive 20+5||260 €||255 €||250 €||245 €|
|1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks|
|Intensive 20||170 €||330 €||470 €||620 €|
|Intensive 30||245 €||460 €||670 €||870 €|
|Intensive 20+5||295 €||575 €||815 €||1,060 €|
COURSE METHODOLOGY FOR BEGINNERSThe basis of our methodology is communication. Our objective is to teach students to use the new knowledge in the correct way. In view of this, as well as studying grammatical structures and linguistics, we stress the necessity of achieving communicative competence. Our teachers speak in Spanish from the start. They are experienced professionals in teaching beginners, so they have a perfect understanding of the necessary techniques applied to those students who are learning the language for the first time. Through gestures, images and basic words, the teacher manages to make students understand the explanations and instructions without using any other language but Spanish.
SPANISH BEGINNERS COURSE CONTENTHereunder, the aims and contents of this level in our curricular plan are specified. The following level has an approximate duration of 4 weeks with an intensive 20-week lessons programme.
BEGINNER LEVEL A1
- Communicate in a simple way.
- Greet, present yourself, describe people, objects and places.
- Be able to communicate using simple sentences, relative to people and places.
- Make simple statements, linked to daily topics close to the speaker.
- Express tastes, preferences, moods, etc.
- Understand and extract basic information from texts and speeches.
- Lexicon acquisition related to the everyday reality.
|A1.1 ¨ The alphabet. ¨ Gentilic nouns. ¨ Verb to be (ser). ¨ Numbers 0-101. ¨ Verb to have. ¨ Interrogative pronouns ¨ Present tense of irregular verbs. ¨ Gender and number. ¨ Determined and undetermined article. ¨ Prepositions of place. ¨ Verb to be (estar). ¨ Contrast between the forms hay and está/n. ¨ To be (ser/estar): use and contrasts. ¨ Possesive pronouns and adjectives. ¨ Regular and irregular comparatives. ¨ Telling time. ¨ Reflexive verbs. ¨ Adverbs and frequency expressions.||A1.2 ¨ Pronominal verbs. ¨ Adverbs: too/neither (también/tampoco). ¨ Verbs used to express the weather. ¨ Use and difference between muy and mucho. ¨ Present progressive: estar + gerund and seguir + gerund. ¨ Indefinite articles and pronouns. ¨ Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. ¨ Direct/undirect object pronouns. ¨ Numbers: from 101 to one million. ¨ Obligation periphrases: tener que/ deber / hay que. ¨ Using the present with future implication. ¨ Periphrastic forms: pensar + infinitive, querer + infinitive, preferir + infinitive, poder + infinitive. ¨ The present perfect.|
SPANIH LEVELS AND DURATION:
|LEVELS (European mark)||TLCdénia COURSES||LESSONS||WEEKS|
|LOW INTERMEDIATE B1||B1.1||100||10|