Method & Program

The methodology of the contemporary education of foreign languages, is based on the development of four fundamental linguistic abilities that determine the dominion of a language: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as the formation of habits in the different components from the language (phonology, grammar, lexicon).

Fully individual: One teacher, one student

Teachers engage the students in real world situations and guide the process through the correct usage of differing linguistical forms. Teacher and student form a team, both in the classroom. The student's needs and questions are given the highest priority.

The teacher is the facilitator.

Every student has different skills; the teacher's role is to utilize their experience, different techniques and insights to employ the most suitable method that develops the student's skills. Students may feel free to suggest the direction of their learning

Communication skills are developed in disciplined, structured and supervised classes.

The student receives a personalized plan with specific objectives. The teacher supervises the student's progress at every moment. The teacher corrects homework everyday and explains any difficulties.

Students learn the tools of the language: grammar, phonology and semantics. Proper grammatical form is developed through practice in the conversation: not through memorization of static grammar. Lessons are structured to teach contextually related blocks of communication. Lessons are structured to teach the student the full range of linguistic abilities: to read, write, listen and speak the language.

Program

We have organize our course using the ACTFL and CFER standars. Our program includes several work and grammar books. These books contain an example of dialogue, the grammar used in the dialogue and exercises.

Our program is constituted for four levels: A, B, C, and D. Each level is developed in a minimum of forty hours. When the level or book is completed, students must be tested in order to advance to the next level. Students receive one book in each level.


Vocales y Alfabeto

Números Cardinales y ordinales

Mini-diálogos, con vocabulario básico

Pronombres personales y posesivos

Palabras interrogativas

Adverbios comunes

Conjunciones

Adjetivos y Pronombres demostrativos

Preposiciones comunes: a, en, de, con, sin, etc.

El presente. Verbos regulares e irregulares, usos especiales

Verbos reflexivos

El Pretérito

Verbos regulares

Verbos irregulares

Comparación de adjetivos

Adjetivos indefinidos

Adjetivos indefinidos

El Imperfecto. Verbos regulares e irregulares

Contraste preterito imperfecto

Preposiciones Por y Para

El Futuro. Verbos regulares e irregulares

El Condicional. Verbos regulares e irregulares

Pronombres de objeto indirecto

Pronombres objeto directo

Doble pronombre de objeto

Pronombres Se

El gerundio y los tiempos progresivos

El participio y los tiempos perfectos

Pronombres indefinidos

Gerundio compuesto

Infinitivo compuesto

El Imperativo

Voz activa y pasiva

Tipos de claúsulas

El verbo

El Subjuntivo

Presente de subjuntivo

Presente perfecto subjuntivo

Imperfecto de subjuntivo

Pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo

Las perífrasis

Expresiones locales