Based on an immersive, communication-based approach to language acquisition students learn the Spanish grammar step by step according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) accompanied by writing, listening, vocabulary and conversation practice. Class activities, for example, include reading newspaper articles, practicing telephone conversations and watching Spanish films followed by analysis and debate. Any Spanish course at Olé Languages is based on an immersive method of teaching. From beginning to end of each lesson the only language spoken in the class room is Spanish so that students learn fast to communicate effectively in everyday, real-life situations.
At Olé Languages, we make our classrooms lively and interactive spaces which provide all the ideal elements for you to quickly attain your language-learning goals through a variety of tasks and activities. Olé Languages is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes.
Small study groups are decisive for the learning success. This is why the number of students per class is limited to 9 and the average class size ranges between 5 and 6 students so that the teachers can answer questions inidividually and each student gets the change to practice their newly acquired knowledge and vocabulary continually.
The materials necessary for the classes are provided by the school and are included in the enrolment fee. Once students have completed a level and change to the next higher one, they will need a new course book that can be bought at the school for the price of 18 €. Olé Languages uses primarily the course book Prisma published by Edinumen that follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the guidelines of the Instituto Cervantes. It not only has a strong communicative focus but its structure also allows the students to follow up on specific grammatical issues on their own. In addition to the course book, the students are engaged in a variety of activites, as for example, reading magazines and newspaper articles, watching excerpts from Spanish films and news clips, as well as listen and conversation exercises.
At Olé Languages we teach within the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. The CEFR is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe. It was established by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project "Language Learning for European Citizenship" between 1989 and 1996. The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions and each division into two sub categories. The six reference levels are becoming widely accepted as the standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.
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