Spanish for Foreigners

Spanish for Foreigners

Today, with the unstoppable rise of the number of people that use the Internet every day, and the relevance that have gotten media, learning Spanish has become indispensable, and even necessary for any activity in your daily life. Every day there is more demand from media companies and individuals, of people who speak Spanish. Therefore the reasons to learn this language are innumerable.

Currently Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world, being the official language of more than twenty countries and it is estimated that in a short time we will be more than 500 million people that use Spanish as their language, indicating the dramatic growth that has taken place in recent years.

As an example it is enough to indicate that Spanish is the second language in the world used for international communication and the third in important areas such as economics, politics or culture.

All this has greatly helped the Latino people to become popular worldwide, and every day we see more writers, artists, singers, athletes and intellectuals who are global icons and in its day to day use Spanish as their language.

Furthermore international tourism each year choose more Spanish-speaking countries as their favourite destinations, leading to a greater popularity of Spanish and a greater knowledge and dissemination of the language.

Spain, a world leader in tourism, hosts each year about 60 million tourists attracted by its priceless natural beauty as well as its history and monuments and enjoy a privileged climate of sunshine, beaches and a famous and varied cuisine.

Also we can not ignore the atmosphere of fun, joy and celebration of Latino people rising each year the number of tourists interested in visiting and enjoy the many festivals that take place over all the diverse Spanish geography.

Spain is a modern country with wonderful infrastructures, as well as safe for all those tourists who visit us each year.

We invite and encourage you to learn, remember or improve your Spanish, studying SPANISH FOR FOREIGNERS. We guarantee you will live a wonderful experience that will serve you to communicate more each day with people who already use this extraordinary language.

Method

The method that our Teachers, Tutors and Educational Consultants have developed is designed for the student to be able to communicate and understand in a fluid and natural way in Spanish. In the various training centres we have in Spain the learning environment is pleasant and welcoming, and we want to ensure that students are comfortable and develop their preparation according to their time, personality and background. Therefore we assign a huge importance to the student role, taking a personalized way to each one according to his/her specific needs.

The teaching team

Our teaching team consisting of Teachers, Tutors, Pedagogical Advisors and Editors is highly specialized and qualified in teaching Spanish, have a broad and solid training, ideally motivation and dynamism. They also have extensive experience. They know and are familiar with all teaching techniques, from traditional methods to the latest ideas and trends. They know exactly what resources should be used for each person, and they know how to use them.

Levels

The levels of our courses correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which aims to provide a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks and teaching materials in Europe and also study Spanish language as do students of compulsory secondary education in Spain (ESO).

  • A Basic User
  • B Autonomous User
  • C Competent User

 

BASIC USER

Los materiales Didácticos que recibirás para realizar el Curso han sido desarrollados por expertos en Formación Abierta, para que desarrolles los conocimientos de los contenidos de los mismos sin necesidad de acudir a clases presenciales, a tu ritmo y desde cualquier lugar, lo que te da la ventaja de conseguir los objetivos que te plantees  de acuerdo a tu capacidad y el tiempo del que dispongas. 

A1 (Access)

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases often designed to meet needs of a concrete type.
  •  Can introduce him or her and others and ask and answer questions about personal details, home, belongings and people who know.
  •  Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to cooperate.

A2 (Platform)

  •  Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic information about him or her, family, shopping, local geography, employment, etc.).
  •  Can communicate when carrying out simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on issues that are familiar and routine.
  •  Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her past and surroundings as well as issues related to their immediate needs.

AUTONOMOUS USER

B1 (Threshold)

  •  Can understand the main points of clear texts in standard language if they deal with familiar matters regularly encountered, either in work, study or entertainment.
  •  Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  •  Can produce simple coherent text on topics which are familiar or arouse a personal interest.
  •  Can describe experiences and events, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 (Advanced)

  •  Can describe experiences and events, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  •  Can interact with native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular communication effortless by any of the partners.
  •  Can produce clear, detailed text on many subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

COMPETENT USER

C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency)

  •  Can understand a wide range of long texts with a certain level of demand, and recognize implicit meaning.
  •  Can express fluently and spontaneously without much obvious effort to find the right expression.
  •  Can make a flexible and effective use of language for social, academic, and professional purposes.
  •  Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 (Mastery) 

  •  Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  •  Knows how to reconstruct the information and arguments from various sources, whether in written or spoken language, and present them in a coherent summary.
  •  Can express spontaneously, very fluently and with a degree of accuracy differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

 

CENTROS DE ATENCIÓN

Fomento Profesional tiene Centros de Atención en todo el territorio español como en Vigo, en A Coruña, en Alcalá de Henares, en Alcorcón, en Alicante, en Barcelona Meridiana, en Barcelona Diagonal, en Bilbao, en L´Hospitalet del Llobregat, en Madrid Plaza Castilla, en Madrid San Bernardo, en Málaga, en Palma de Mallorca, en Pontevedra, en Sabadell, en Santiago de Compostela, en Toledo, en Valencia y en Zaragoza.



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