•Our schools use the ´Prisma Latinoamericano´ teaching materials as a base for our programs. This method has been specifically developed to cover the latest aspects of teaching Spanish to foreign students within the Latin American countries. The teaching materials are up to date and follow the guidelines developed by the Instituto Cervantes, guaranteeing efficient study of Spanish as a foreign language.
Besides text and exercise books, we use a wide range of additional teaching materials (broadcasts, CDs, video, television, movies and lectures), guaranteeing high quality instruction in all areas: speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary. We use games and roleplays to improve communication between students and to inspire their creativity, powers of association and reflection as well as their cultural understanding.
After successful completion of their course (minimum attendance of 80%), all students will receive a course certificate.
• All our teachers have a degree and extensive experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Continuous training further guarantees our teachers‘ expertise and therefore optimal learning success. We employ a wide range of modern teaching strategies, supported by multimedia elements. Central to all of our courses is a strong focus on applying the language in practice following our philosophy ´Living and Learning Spanish´.
• All students take an online test prior to the course start which will help us to determine their level of Spanish. Beginners are not required to take the test, and should start only on beginner starting dates. Students will be assigned to their course based on the test results and a short interview on the first day of classes. In addition to the course levels, we are able to divide the levels even further, if necessary, to place our students in the most suitable class for them. Should a student be unhappy with his/her assigned course, it is possible to change the course after consulting the teacher or the director of studies.
• In addition to our language courses, we also offer a weekly workshop on grammar or pronunciation for all students at a fixed time in the afternoon. Furthermore, you can request free tutoring once per week to repeat topics from your lessons for which you require further explanation. Students can contact our director of studies at school in order to arrange a time for the tutoring lesson.