Comprehensive Spanish and Culture Program (PIEC)

Online program, aimed at a public that seeks to deepen their Spanish and have a broad knowledge of the language, while developing a certain capacity for autonomous learning.
Placement test required for non-beginners
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Features

  • 3 modules (CEFR A1-A2)
  • Online courses (synchronous and asynchronous classes)
  • Total of 60 hours (4-6 hours per week)
  • 12 weeks per module
  • Authentic and dynamic materials
  • Available schedules: morning or evening
  • Small groups: 6 to 8 students
  • Highly qualified Spanish-speaking teachers
  • Courses available in Fall, Winter and Spring
  • Video 1
  • Video 2

Method

  • Communicative method and task-based approach
  • The courses are taught online, where the student participates in live sessions by videoconference via MS Teams, as well as in asynchronous sessions through the Moodle virtual platform as reinforcement and preparation for the next session, always accompanied by the teacher.
  • Development of listening and reading comprehension and oral and written production articulated through culture.
  • Each week the student must invest between 4 and 6 hours of synchronous and asynchronous work. Class schedules alternate according to each topic (some class sessions will be 2.5 hours and others 1.5 hours).
  • During the first class, the detailed calendar will be delivered and the way of working will be provided (face-to-face / distance and individual work).

Cultural Immersion

  • Access to the Library
  • Free cultural activities
  • Linguistic and cultural exchanges
  • Participation in the Theater and Choir group
  • Linguistic and cultural immersion trip to Mexico



Course periods

Winter 2022:
  • From January 24th to April 29th
  • Registration deadline:
    January 14th



Spring 2022:
  • From May 9th to August 5th
  • Registration deadline:
    April 29th



Fall 2022:
  • From September 12th to December 5th
  • Registration deadline:
    August 5th

MODULE CONTENTS

Module 1

  • Greetings and farewells
  • Personal information: family, professions, nationalities, physical description and character, interests and activities
  • Make and accept simple invitations
  • Describe a city, its climate and give directions
  • Request and give information about products, garments and prices

Module 2

  • Talking about professional life, skills and qualities
  • Explain a recipe, order and give information about the food in a restaurant
  • Expressing past and future actions
  • Talking about a city, transport, housing and furniture
  • Giving instructions, expressing agreement and disagreement

  • Module 3

  • Talk in detail about myself, my surroundings and ask others for information.
  • Express tastes and preferences
  • Narrate and describe events from the past
  • Talk about historical figures and data
  • Make assessments and comparisons
  • Give opinion, express agreement and disagreement
  • Plan for the future
  • Accept and decline an invitation
  • Share recipes and give instructions
  • Talk about the circumstances of a past event


    If you are interested in our courses or activities, please contact us