Method & Program

SPANISHCDM relies on the total immersion method because it’s highly effective. The conversational style immerses you in the new language. Guatemalan tutors are native speakers. They will drive you on the practical grammar and vocabulary for real-life situations. The teaching method is interactive, productive, fun, and learner-centered.

METHOD HIGHLIGHTS


Fully individual: One teacher, one student. Teacher and student form a team so the student’s needs and questions receive the highest priority. Tutors engage the students in real world situations besides teachers correct in the right timing.

The teacher is the facilitator. Teachers’ role is to use their experience and techniques in order to develop the student’s skills. Students may feel free to suggest the direction of their learning.

Students develop communication skills in disciplined, structured and supervised classes. The student receives an individual plan with specific objectives. The teacher supervises the student’s progress at every moment. The teacher corrects homework everyday and finally explains any difficulties.

Students learn the tools of the language: grammar, phonology and semantics. Grammar is developed through practice in the conversation in contrast to the static memorization. Students develop the full range of linguistic abilities: to read, write, listen and speak.


Program

We have organized our course with ACTFL and CFER guidelines. Our program includes several work and grammar books.

The program has four levels: A, B, C, and D. Each level takes normally an average of forty hours of instruction. When students complete the level or book, students has a test in order to advance to the next level. Students receive one book for 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

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