HOW IT WORKS
Achieve 3 proficiency levels A1, A2, B1 in 3 Semesters, with 4 hours per week.
Those 4 hours will be categorized by having 2 hours self-paced online and 2 hours guided by a Speak Spanish Academy trainer live online.
Small size group classes, 5 students max.
- With prerecorded lectures per lesson (30 approximable recordings per level)
- A customized curriculum with assignments on the digital platform.
- Your assigned SSA trainer will supervise your progress all the way; Grading your assignments and evaluations on the digital platform.
LIVE ONLINE CLASSES
- Get constructive feedback, instant pronunciation, and conversation guidance during the pre-scheduled live Online classes with an experienced SSA trainer.
As the course begins, students are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the course outline, weekly timetable, and crucial deadlines.
3 Proficiency Levels
- 3 ACTFL Proficiency levels available: A1, A2, B1
- Complete a new level every six months
Interactive Learning Resources
- An online learning platform provides students with a safe, engaging, and interactive learning system.
- Features: Speech Recognition, Interactive Grammar Tutorials, Chat activities, Vocabulary Tutorials, vText and communicative tasks.
SIELE GLOBAL Certificate
- Certify your Spanish knowledge
- Candidates can obtain a certificate with international recognition Available Fully online and flexible.
By the end of the course, the students should develop...
- Ability to comprehend and respond to basic conversational patterns
- Proficiency and knowledge of basic grammatical structures and terminologies
- Basic proficiency in reading and writing the language
- Knowledge of significant cultural practices and historical events from the Spanish-speaking world
- Ability to use technology for e-mail and research of selected topics in Spanish
- 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.*
- 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.
- 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 that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
35% - One Online Quiz per Lesson. Quizzes will normally cover the text/workbook/lab assignment for lesson.
35% - Homework. On the calendar you will see the column labeled Tarea. You are responsible to prepare all readings, writing assignments, exercises, etc. before coming to the live online class on the designated day (with the exception of the first day of class).
Student Activities Manual or WebSAM (on Supersite): There are Workbook, Video Manual, and Lab Manual assignments that correspond to the text assignments for each lesson. You must complete all the exercises for each lesson.
Supersite Activities: Any assigned activities from the Supersite (not including the WebSAM). Supersite activities are to be done in preparation for the section taught in the next class. This is done in order to consolidate your understanding so you are better prepared to participate in class discussions.
30% - Class Participation and Attendance. You will actively contribute to class and group discussions both by asking and by answering questions; it also means that you will willingly engage in-class activities and that you will always use the language of the course, i.e., Spanish. All students are expected to attend every day and arrive on time. Absence from class will affect your grade, as will tardies and early departures.