Spanish Courses – Advanced Begginer Level

ELC Professional Center offers Spanish language courses that focus on oral and written communication, as well as specialized courses in reading texts. The latter are for participants whose passive knowledge of Spanish is strongly recommended.

placement test is REQUIRED BEFORE any course enrolment (exception: prior course successfully completed).


Here is a list of the levels offered:

  • Beginner;
  • Advanced beginner;
  • Intermediate;
  • Advanced intermediate;
  • Advanced.




Once the course is completed, the participant will be able to:

  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
  • communicate during simple and routine tasks which requires a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
  • describe using simple terms their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need;
  • understand the main points when using a clear and concise language and during familiar settings, such as at work, school, hobbies, etc.;
  • get by in the majority of situations when traveling in a region where the target language is spoken;
  • speak simply and coherently on familiar subjects and in various fields of interest;
  • recount an event, an experience or a dream, describe a goal or speak briefly about reasons or explanations for a project or an idea.


This course is not for people whose mother tongue is Spanish.


Basic knowledge of Spanish



Grammar Content

  • review the verb gustar and other pronominal non reflexive verbs;
  • indefinite: algo/nada, alguien/nadie, alguno/ninguno;
  • comparatives of superiority, equality and inferiority;
  • ser and estar; prepositions;
  • present progressive with estar + gerund;
  • near future;
  • past (simple and perfect);
  • contrast between pretérito indefinido and pretérito imperfecto;
  • verbal periphrases: soler / empezar a / acabar de / volver a + infinitive; seguir + gerund;
  • personal pronouns – object – and their position in a sentence;
  • review of hay que and tener que + infinitive;
  • expression of consequence (así que; por eso) and casualness (porque);
  • expression of duration using hace + duration + que + present and desde hace + duration + present;
  • situate an action somewhere in time using hace + duration + que + pretérito perfecto or indefinido;
  • verbal periphrases: empezar a / acabar de / volver a / dejar de / soler + infinitive; llevar / seguir  + gerund;
  • past progressive using estar in pretérito perfecto/indefinido + gerund;
  • present subjunctive in main and subordinate clauses and after impersonal expressions;
  • past perfect;
  • prepositions por and para; a before a direct object;
  • ser and estar;
  • combinations of personal reflexive pronouns, direct and indirect objects;
  • consolidation of all past verb tenses: morphology and its use in narration;
  • indirect style in various past tenses.