The Spanish language and culture courses have the objective of developing the communicative and intercultural skills of students from an approach that will emphasize oral interaction activities and which offer activities to work the skills necessary to reach the course level.
The key to our students’ success rests in the way we teach! A modern and communicative educational system! ELE USAL Strasbourg is at the forefront of the use of the most recent and effective techniques in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
The aim of our Spanish courses in Strasbourg is to make you learn Spanish!For this, our enthusiastic and motivated team of teachers will ensure that your learning is effective in a friendly atmosphere that is conducive to teaching. Teachers are able to recognize each student’s learning abilities and respond to their needs precisely.
We insist on the oral practice of the language: speaking and listening. Classes are taught exclusively in Spanish so this immersive context will allow you to learn faster! (although it is difficult at first).
The best way to acquire a language is to practice it! This is the reason why a conversational approach is recommendable. Of course our program includes all the grammatical part of written comprehension. But our main goal is to give you the keys to communicate easily in Spanish in real life situations.
Each level has its own communication, grammatical and pragmatic objectives. The levels are organized according to the student’s needs so that they can quickly express themselves and have a conversation. For each level, teachers create and use a wide variety of learning situations to achieve this goal.
We use six (6) different levels of Spanish, from absolute beginners to full fluency (like a native). Each level is defined by the degree of mastery of specific communication skills: oral expression, oral comprehension, reading and writing.
Thus, our Spanish courses follow the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and offer 5 levels:
Spanish 1 (level A1)
When you have completed this level, you will be able to understand and use everyday colloquialisms as well as very simple statements aimed at satisfying concrete needs. You will have the tools to introduce yourself, and ask or answer questions about personal details such as your address, people you know and what you do for a living. You will be able to communicate in a simple way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is ready to help.
This course is aimed at students whose objective is to understand and communicate in everyday situations: asking and giving personal information, expressing tastes and preferences in a bar, at the market, etc.
Spanish 2 (level A2)
Students who complete this level can understand frequently used phrases and expressions related to more specific areas (eg very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They can make themselves understood in basic and usual situations requiring only a simple and direct exchange of information on known and current subjects. With elementary means, they know how to describe their origin, their training, their direct environment and subjects related to their immediate needs.
Addressed to students whose objective is to understand, communicate and express themselves by using simple language in everyday situations: procedures in a bank, a health center, social relations, etc.
Spanish 3 (level B1)
When you complete this level, you can understand the essentials when a standard language is used and it is about familiar subjects (work, school, hobbies, etc.), moreover, you will be able to get by in most situations encountered while traveling in an area where the target language is spoken. In addition, you can produce simple, coherent text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. And finally, you can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons or explanations of opinion and plans.
Addressed to students whose goal is to understand and be able to express themselves in general situations where information is exchanged. To be able to express personal attitudes on subjects which are familiar to them or which represent an interest for them in a personal, professional, academic or public context, and to speak about lived experiences.
Spanish 4 (level B2)
To be considered at this level, you must be able to understand the main ideas of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics, be able to hold technical discussions in your area of specialization. At this level, you can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease with a native speaker without difficulty of comprehension on the part of both parties. You are able to express yourself clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics, explain a point of view on a topical issue as well as present the pros and cons of several variations.
Addressed to students whose objective is to communicate and understand native people in a sufficiently fluid and natural way.
Spanish 5 (level C1)
Students who complete this level can understand a wide range of long texts, and their implied meaning. They can express themselves spontaneously and fluently without having to search for their words too much. In addition, they can use the language spontaneously and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Students at this level can produce clear, well-structured, and detailed text on complex topics using organizational structures and linking words.
Addressed to students whose goal is to express themselves in a fluid, spontaneous and appropriate manner. Use Spanish for social, academic and professional purposes.
The training last 40 hours distributed in blocks of 3 hours per week (1 hour 30 minutes twice a week) for 3 months.
The schedules adapt to you, just contact us to set up a calendar according to your availability. We also help you to configure a custom course, adapted to your real needs, with the number of hours and the level you need. If you want to know more, write us.