Our Spanish courses are adapted to the Common European Framework of Reference of Foreign Languages (CEF), which means that we have 6 different Spanish levels: from A1 (beginner) to C2 (proficient).
Test – Spanish levels
Do you speak some Spanish, but you are not sure what Spanish level you are exactly? Don’t worry! All of our students, before coming to Valencia, will complete a Spanish level test which you can do from home. Furthermore, on the first day of class, you will talk a little with a teacher to determine together (you and the teacher) which is the best group for you. Once in the classroom, depending on your learning pace, your can change groups as many times as necessary.
- Introduce yourself and meet other people.
- Describe people, objects, places, situations or weather.
- Express your likes and dislikes.
- Talk about your plans and obligations.
- Describe and narrate experiences and events in the past.
- Give instructions on how to do something.
- Use polite forms and give advice.
- Talk about the future.
- Speak of experiences, anecdotes, stories and tales of the past
- Express your desires and feelings.
- Review and justify your opinions.
- Participate in discussions.
- Retell stories using the words others have said.
- Express conditions that may or may not occur in reality.
- More accomplished explanations of tastes, descriptions, personal experiences.
- Express yourself with ease, spontaneity and effectiveness in social, academic and professional scenarios.
- Make jokes and use double meaning or irony.
- Be able to understand a wide variety of discourses: literary texts, films, scholarly articles, television, etc.
- Produce clear speech, fluent and well-structured with a controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
- Take part in any conversation or discussion with ease
- Be able to understand with ease virtually everything you hear or read.
- Use idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
- Express yourself fluently and accurately while conveying nuances.
- Learn to overcome communication problems with discretion.
If you want to know in more detail the contents of each level please download here the full original MCE edition from Cervantes Institute site’s. (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2001.
Methodology for our Spanish courses
The purpose of learning any language is communication and although grammar is important, there are other key factors in learning a new language. Language is no longer seen as being learnt through mechanical exercises, it’s developed through the student’s interaction and engagement.
Method of our spanish courses
The philosophy of 2DayLanguages focuses on energy and dynamism. We intend for you to acquire a useful knowledge of the language from a different perspective. Our teaching method aims to produce fluent language speakers, with a lot of emphasis on realistic situations. Here at 2DayLanguages we use the communicative approach method, a method based on the active involvement of the student in both speaking and listening to the new language in everyday situations like going shopping, going to the doctor’s, going out, an interview, and conversations to express who you are. The process consists of a gradual acquisition of grammatical structure and vocabulary at all the Spanish levels. The learner is encouraged to think in the target language rather than translate. The focus of this method is to enable the learner to communicate effectively and appropriately in the various situations he or she would be likely to find himself or herself in.
Teaching culture alongside the language is also important because it helps further improve communication skills and gives conversation topics to students in the language they’re learning, so they’re bound to become more conversational. All this knowledge of the language and culture is acquired through the four language learning skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. In each of these skills we will work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency.
The teacher’s role in language learning, apart from teaching the language, is to act as a guide that can motivate students. Our teachers, with their extensive training and enthusiasm, have a positive and active attitude that will spark your interest as a student. They are fun, personable and can engage you to communicate in Spanish without making you uncomfortable. They are also patient and creative, with passion and motivation to teach.
Our teachers will give you the opportunity to practice your oral communication skills without making you to feel embarrassed or without you losing your confidence. Mistakes, at 2DayLanguages, are a part of learning and we encourage them to be seen as a drive to improve.
The teachers will also encourage you to work independently, but under their guidance. Our groups are small, with a maximum of 10 students per class, so the teacher can respond in a more customized manner to your needs.
Our teaching material
In 2DayLanguages you are not going to use a textbook, but different teaching material that the teachers have prepared including educational material, board games, written media such as cards, brochures, magazines, Spanish books, adapted literature or transcripts, audiovisual material such as videos, films, TV programs and radio talk shows, news, announcements or recorded conversations, and materials created for digital whiteboard schools. All the teaching material follows content programmed by the school in accordance with the Academic Program of Instituto Cervantes.
Teachers implement them realistically and adapt them to the different Spanish levels. They have a linguistic and cultural approach. Everything is designed to serve you in the best possible way and you’re the undisputed star of the adventure of learning a new language.