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Basic 1

A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Basic 1

 

Equivalent to 

Common European

Framework of Reference

for Languages Level A1

  • The pronunciation, sounds, and spelling of Spanish words 

  • Basic questions & asking for information 

  • Expressing purpose

  • Mentioning the existence of a category

  • Building simple sentences

  • Posing/answering basic questions

  • Counting and talking about quantities 

  • The Spanish alphabet

  • The Infinitive 

  • ''Para'' + infinitive

  • Basic questions

  • Definite and indefinite articles

  • Present indicative tense-regular verbs 

  • Present tense irregular verbs (ser, ir, querer, and tener)

  • Numbers from 0 to 1000

  • Conjunctions: ''y'', ''o'', ''pero''

1

2

Basic 1+

A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

  • Adjectives: possessives and demonstratives

  • Articles 

  • Masculine and feminine articles

  • Formation of the plural

  • The preposition “de”

  • The verb ''ser'' 

  • Exchanging personal information

  • Speaking about our families

  • Asking questions using ''qué'' and ''quién''

  • Reflexive verbs

  • Numbers from 20 to 100

  • Descriptive adjectives using the verb ''ser''

  • Talking about nationalities, age, and
    professions

  • Asking basic personal questions

  • Describing people, things, and places

Basic 1+

 

A1 level according to the

Common European

Framework of Reference

for Languages

3

4

Basic 2

A2 level according to the CEFRL

Pre intermediate 1+

Pre intermediate 1

A2 level according to the CEFRL

  • Suggesting plans and activities

  • Speaking of likes and interests

  • Ordering in a restaurant

  • Speaking about past events

  • Relating moments in the past

  • Verbs ''gustar'', ''encantar'', and ''interesar''

  • Exclamations

  • The preterite tense

  • The passive voice

  • ''Cuando'' + preterite tense verbs

Pre interme

diate 1+

 

A2 level according to the CEFRL

9

10

  • Periphrastic future (''ir'' + ''a'' + verb) and ''Pensar'' + verb

  • Present perfect tense

  • Direct and indirect object pronouns

  • Contrasting ''ser'' and ''estar''

  • Verbs to describe people: ''tener'', ''llevar'', ''parecerse''

  • Adjectives and possessives pronouns

  • Demonstrative pronouns

  • Speaking of personal experiences

  • Discussing future plans

  • Comparing and describing the character and physical features of persons

  • Expressing possession

  • Discussing personal and family relationships.

  • Identifying form, color, place, and brand.

Pre interme

diate 1

 

A2 level according to the CEFRL

7

8

A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

6

5

Basic 2

 

A1 level according to the

Common European

Framework of Reference

for Languages

  • Asking for directions in the city

  • Describing a place

  • Speaking about the home and furniture

  • Speaking about the location of things and places

  • Comparing people, things, and places

  • Speaking about materials and prices

  • Asking and expressing preferences

  • Contrasting information 

  • Irregular verbs : ''poner'', ''salir'', ''saber''

  • The verbs ''estar'' and ''haber''

  • Intro to articles, adjectives, and indefinite pronouns

  • The prepositions ''a'' and ''en''

  • Gerunds

  • Using ''estar'' + gerunds

  • Irregular verbs with vowel changes

  • More than / less than

  • Formulating questions using ''qué'' and ''cuál''

  • The adverbs ''también'' and ''tampoco''

Pre intermediate 2

A2 level according to the CEFRL

Pre interme

diate 2

 

A2 level according to the CEFRL

11

12

  • Relating circumstances and actions

  • Reacting to a story

  • Telling complex stories

  • Making descriptions in the past

  • Comparing the past vs. the present

  • Speaking of habits and customs

  • Refer to the commencement, interruption or repetition of an action

  • The imperfect tense (Second past tense)

  • Preterite / Imperfect contrast

  • Past progressive

  • Uses of the imperfect tense

  • Present for habitual actions

  • Introduction to verbal paraphrases

Pre intermediate 2+

A2 level according to the CEFRL

Pre interme

diate 2+

 

A2 level according to the CEFRL

13

14

  • Expressing opinions and reacting to them

  • Speaking of cause and consequence

  • Contrasting and comparing information

  • The present subjunctive: regular and irregular verbs

  • Using connectors

  • Uses of the subjunctive to make an opinion

  • Use of conjunctions ''pero'' and ''aunque''

  • The imperative: affirmative and negative

  • Impersonal "Hay que"

  • "Tener que"

  • Giving instructions and advice

  • Expressing obligation/need to do something.

  • Asking for and giving permission

  • Offering to do something

Pre intermediate 3

(OPTIONAL MODULE)

Pre intermediate 3

(OPTIONAL MODULE)

OPTIONAL MODULE: Review of the contents from Level A2 or Preparation for the DELE A2 exam

*PLEASE NOTE: This is an optional module, and it is arranged after approval and request from all students enrolled at the group, otherwise the group will continue with ''Intermediate 1''.

Intermediate 1

B1 level according to the CEFRL

Interme

diate 1

 

B1 level according to the CEFRL

16

15

17

  • Speaking of present habits

  • relating past experiences

  • Locating an action in time

  • Past tenses review: Present Perfect, Preterite and Imperfect 

  • Prepositional phrases: ''empezar a'', ''acabar de'', ''volver a'', ''dejar de'' 

  • ''Llevar'' + gerund , ''seguir'' + gerund

  • Time markers: ''hace'', ''desde hace'', ''desde'', etc.

  • Verbs to express prohibition / obligation

  • Impersonal sentences: "es normal"/"es raro" + infinitive

  • The irregular verb "soler"

  • Quantifiers

  • Expressing prohibition and obligation

  • Expressing impersonality

  • Speaking of habits and customs

  • Expressing your personal point of view

  • Phone conversations

  • Indirect style in present and preterite tenses

  • Communication strategies

  • Talking by phone

  • Receiving and leaving phone messages

Intermediate 1+

B1 level according to the CEFRL

Interme

diate 1+

 

B1 level according to the CEFRL

18

19

20

  • Speech connectors

  • Using both direct & indirect object pronouns

  • Telling stories in the present

  • Storytelling, legends, and telling jokes

  • Expressing desires, demands, and needs

  • Assess situations and events

  • Propose solutions and recommendations

  • Uses of the present subjunctive to make an opinion or 
    express needs and desires.

  • "Cuando" + future idea

  • Conditional tense: "Debería(s)", "habría que"

  • Telling anecdotes

  • Speaking of causes and consequences

  • The past perfect tense

  • Combining past tenses for storytelling

  • Anecdote connectors

  • Cause connectors: "como" and "porque"

  • Consequence connectors: "así que" and "de modo que"

Intermediate 2

B1 level according to the CEFRL

Interme

diate 2

 

B1 level according to the CEFRL

21

22

  • Expressing interests and feelings

  • Speaking of personal relationships

  • Show agreement and disagreement

  • Third person verbs (indicative and subjunctive)

  • Using the subjunctive to express feelings

  • Expressions for arguing

  • Describing the characteristics and operation of something

  • Referencing objects to describe them

  • Using the indicative or the subjunctive

  • Statements of description and function

  • Relative phrases, exclamatory phrases, 
    superlatives: -ísimo / -a / -os / -as, 

  • Uses of the indicative/subjunctive in relative clauses

Intermediate 2+

Intermediate 2++

B1 level according to the CEFRL

Interme

diate 2+

 

B1 level according to the CEFRL

23

24

  • Making hypotheses and conjectures

  • Telling mysterious events

  • Formulating hypotheses

  • Uses of simple future and compound future tenses

  • Writing and commenting on news

  • Reporting verbs

  • Passive voice

  • Indirect style with verbs in the past

B1 level according to the CEFRL

Interme

diate 2++

 

B1 level according to the CEFRL

25

26

  • Giving advice

  • Evoking imaginary situations

  • Commenting on actions and behaviors

  • Imperfect past subjunctive + the conditional tense

  • Using the conditional tense

  • Conditional phrases: "nunca me pondría", "debería", etc

  • Reviewing past tenses

  • Reviewing the uses of the present subjunctive

  • Recounting a past event 

  • Expressing knowledge and ignorance about a topic

Advanced 1

B2 level according to the CEFRL

Advanced

1

 

B2 level according to the

Common European 

Framework of Reference for Languages

27

28

  • Thoroughly describing the physical appearance, personality, and character of a famous person

  • Explaining in detail aspects of the personality of a family member, friend, or partner

  • Describing our colleagues and classmates

  • Referring to the habits and customs of the people of a country

  • Uses of the verbs ''ser'', ''estar'', ''tener'', ''llevar'', and ''usar''

  • Uses of ''ser'' and ''estar'' with adjectives to describe and value

  • Uses of ser and estar with adjectives to make a change of meaning and nuance 

  • Adjectives that require exclusive use of ser and estar

  • Verbs that express change: ''hacerse'', ''volverse'', ''ponerse'', ''llegar a ser'', ''terminar'', ''acabar de'', etc

  • Relating parts of a movie or of a TV show/ program

  • Writing and telling complex stories

  • Designing a résumé (Curriculum Vitae)

  • Talking about our job and describing our work responsibilities

  • Distinguishing the past tenses: communication functions of the Present Perfect, Preterite, and Imperfect 

  • Temporary markers to refer to past events in detail

  • Using connectors for storytelling: ''pues'', ''pero'', ''porque'', ''y'', ''cuando'', ''de pronto'', ''mientras'', ''de repente'', ''entonces'', ''así que'', etc.

  • Verb phrases: ''ir a'' + verb, ''estar a punto de'' + V, ''ponerse a'' + V, ''empezar a'' +V, ''parar de'' +V, ''volver a'' + V, ''llevar'' + gerund, ''estar'' + gerund, ''dejar de'' + V, ''terminar de'' +V, etc.

The human body and people's 
personality

  • Cinema and TV
     

  • Literature
     

  • Working and studying

Advanced 1+

B2 level according to the CEFRL

30

29

Advanced

1+

 

B2 level according to the

Common European 

Framework of Reference for Languages

  • Writing an advertising slogan

  • Making riddles

  • Writing ads for buying and selling things/offering services in the newspaper 

  • Combination of unstressed pronouns

  • Hierarchical order based on the grammatical persons: (se) + (2nd person) + (1st person) + (3rd person) 

  • Writing a diary

  • Telling fictional stories

  • Telling real stories

  • Tactics to correct previous statements:
    ''sino'', ''sino que'', ''es más'', etc.

  • Reconstructing past events: ''hace'', ''desde'', ''desde hace'', ''llevo'', ''hace + período + que'', etc.

  • Time markers to introduce time: ''cuando'', ''en cuanto'', ''tan pronto como'', ''apenas'', ''desde que'', ''antes que'', ''mientras'', etc.

  • Lexical pieces to build stories: ''cuando'', ''en cuanto'', ''tan pronto como'', ''apenas'', ''desde que'', ''antes que'', ''mientras''

  • Advertisements

  • Common objects in the house

  • Looking for work

  • History of Latin America
     

  • Spooky tales
     

  • Fairy tales

Advanced 2

B2 level according to the CEFRL

32

31

Advanced

2

 

B2 level according to the

Common European 

Framework of Reference for Languages

  • Describing in detail the objects of a house

  • Describe real objects and their purposes

  • Giving/receiving specific cooking instructions 

  • Reacting convincingly to a statement

  • Formulating hypotheses for the present and the recent past

  • Making a hypotheses and suggesting possibilities

  • Relative pronouns and the formation of relative clauses

  • Prepositions and prepositional phrases

  • Uses of the subjunctive in relative clauses to express temporality (''cuando'', ''hasta que'', ''antes de que'', ''después de que'') and purpose: ''para que''

  • Expressions to emphasize, accept, and reject a statement

  • The simple future and compound future

  • Sentences that require the use of the subjunctive or the indicative: ''creo que'', ''me parece que'', ''antes de que'', etc.

  • The house

  • The kitchen

  • Cooking ingredients, fruits, vegetables, meats

  • Offers and shopping

  • Urban legends

  • Gossip

Advanced 2+

Advanced 3

B2 level according to the CEFRL

Advanced

2+

 

B2 level according to the

Common European 

Framework of Reference for Languages

33

34

  • Repeating what someone has said

  • Communicating others' messages

  • The indirect style: repeating words

  • The indirect style to communicate intentions (greet, thank, complain, invite)

  • Correlation of the past tenses and time markers in the indirect style

  • Theater

  • Errands

  • Giving advice to others

  • Expressing feelings and mood

  • Describing the partner we have or that we would like to have

  • Uses of the indicative, subjunctive, and conditional to suggest, advise, force, and command others

  • Verbs in third person to express feelings (annoyance, sadness, shame)

  • Using connectors to express cause (''por culpa de'', ''a causa de'', ''ya que'') and opposition (''en cambio'', ''sin embargo'')

  • Problems
    of everyday life

  • People's obsessions

  • Couple 
    matters

B2 level according to the CEFRL

36

35

Advanced

3

 

B2 level according to the

Common European 

Framework of Reference for Languages

  • Describing newspaper photos in detail

  • Referring to a newspaper article and making comments about it

  • Writing a newspaper article

  • Using the passive voice with the verb ''ser''

  • Verbs to convey information: ''afirmar'', ''opinar'', ''señalar'', ''asegurar''

  • Values of the non-personal forms: the participle and the gerund

  • Sensationa-list topics in newspapers

  • The media

  • Referring to the causes of environmental problems and the effects that our actions have on it

  • Preparing a report with the occurrences of a day's work

  • Identifying false cognates in a speech

  • Using the impersonal ''se'' and ''la gente''

  • Discursive connectors to express cause and consequence: ''debido a que'', ''puesto que'', ''de modo que''

  • Discursive connectors: ''también'', ''en cambio'', ''por un lado'', ''por otro lado'', ''finalmente''

  • Pollution

  • Work

  • Spanish language history

Our Spanish classes syllabi

Advanced 3+

B2 level according to the CEFRL

Advanced

3+

 

B2 level according to the

Common European 

Framework of Reference for Languages

37

38

  • Conditioning a future action and weighing the odds

  • Formulating impossible desires and hypothetical situations

  • Formulating possible & impossible hypotheses

  • Talking about past impossible hypothetical situations and their consequences

  • Imagining possible solutions to global problems

  • Reproaching an action or attitude

  • Conditional & future sentences using "cuando" 

  • "Si" + subjunctive imperfect or conditional verbs

  • Meaning of conditional sentences  

  • Subjunctive past perfect & compound conditional tenses

  • Using "aunque" + indicative / subjunctive

  • Adverse connectors

  • Science fiction & fantasy 
     

  • Global problems
     

  • Education

  • Describing art, images in general, and film scenes in detail

  • Formulating opinions on abstract subjects

  • Reformulating sentences to suit our current vocabulary

  • Identification of idioms & metaphors related to colors

  • Structure to formulate a critique on an artistic matter

  • Forming nouns and adjectives by derivation 

  • Perception & feeling verbs
     

  • Colors, art, cinema

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