Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic
phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself
and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives,
people he/she knows and things he/she has.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
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Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related
to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information,
shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring
a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
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Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work,
school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics,
including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction
with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint
on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use
of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources,
reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating
finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Group classes at higher levels – intermediate and advanced – are available on request, subject to
If you are confident that you know the level where you want to start, that's great. Go on to registration where you
can find a class schedule that works for you.
If you are uncertain, try the following steps.
1- Take a look at the syllabuses; they might have the answer.
2- If you ask, we will send you a brief questionnaire that will enable us to help you determine your starting level.
Other levels of frequency can be arranged on request, subject to demand.
For students in a hurry, you can design with us a customized program with multiple classes every day.
For a maximum-speed program we recommend three hours in the morning, a three or four hour break and two
hours in the late afternoon or evening. The pacing is up to you.
We will work with you to design a quick-learn schedule with multiple classes every day. Ordinarily, these will be
individual classes but, if there is demand, we can also schedule a complete learning program for a group (for
example, employees or family and friends).
We can create custom programs for organizations – businesses, NGOs, or governments – planning to send a
group of employees to Latin America or Spain. For information see Spanish for Business.
New group classes begin every Monday (or Tuesday).
There are some holidays and vacations. There is a schedule of holidays through spring 2022 available here.
Note that the time-zone tables are for summer time (where applicable) or in your local time if your location does
not observe summer time. Group classes at other times can be scheduled on request, subject to demand.
New group classes begin everyMonday (or Tuesday) for both A1.1, A1.2, B1.1 and B1.2.