Saber
Spanish Language Cultural Center

(619) 581-6652
SPANISH COURSES


 
4455 Murphy Canyon Road,
San Diego, CA 92123



CEFR LEVELS FOR SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
 
Level


Listening/Speaking

 
Reading

Writing

 
A1  CAN understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.
 
CAN understand basic notices, instructions or information.
 
 CAN complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.
 A2 CAN express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context.
 
 CAN understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters.
 CAN complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.
B1   CAN express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements.
 CAN understand routine information and articles, and the general meaning of non-routine information within a familiar area.
CAN write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters.
 
B2  CAN follow or give a talk on a familiar topic or keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics.
 
 CAN scan texts for relevant information, and understand detailed instructions or advice.
 CAN make notes while someone is talking or write a letter including non-standard requests.
 C1  CAN contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract expressions.
 CAN read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence.
 CAN prepare/draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write an essay which shows an ability to communicate.
 C2 CAN advise on or talk about complex or sensitive issues, understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions.
 
 CAN understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer points of complex texts.
 CAN write letters on any subject and full notes of meetings or seminars with good expression and accuracy.

The CEFR is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This internationally recognized framework describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. The CEFR is used by organisations all over the world as a reliable benchmark of language ability.


PROGRAMS

Individual, one-on-one Spanish classes / tutoring
These individual Spanish courses consist of 1, 2, 3 or more hours of one-on-one classes per week. The contents, times and starting dates of these private classes can be arranged to suit your individual needs.


Intensive Spanish courses
The intensive Spanish courses may be individual or in a group of a maximum of 3 people. This is one of the best ways to learn Spanish quickly.

  • 15 hours a week, 3 hours daily from Monday through Friday during 3 weeks.
  • Guided individual project work (students work on their own)
  • Extensive use of up-to-date, authentic materials
  • Visits to Mexican universities, theaters or cultural centers (arranged on request)

These features combine to produce courses which provide an intensive, personalized language learning experience, enabling the course participant to make real progress in those areas which are most important, while spending only a short time away from work, or other obligations.

3. Conversational Classes

If you already speak some Spanish (levels B1 / B2 / C1 / C2) and want to practice and improve it in a fun and relaxed environment, this is the program for you. You select the topics of our conversation and at the end of each class you will know what you need to improve. There will be a  maximum of  7 participants.

4. Group Classes

Experience the joy of learning with others when you take Spanish Group classes. Small groups with a maximum of 5 students. Classes are 90 minutes in length. We offer one or two  weekly classes for beginners and one weekly class for intermediates plus a conversational class according to their level (B1 / B2).





Each course is designed through a level test AND a detailed needs analysis. The main objective of these courses is to improve the students' communicative skills. The emphasis of classroom activities is therefore the development of the students' abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish and students are given plenty of opportunity to practice the sort of language skills they are likely to need outside the classroom. We don't just want our students to "know" Spanish, we want them to be able to use it!

While the atmosphere in the classroom is generally relaxed and informal, students should be prepared to work hard and participate fully. 
 
 
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