Spanish Courses – Intermediate 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.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 

OBJECTIVES

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

  • understand the main points when clear standard speech is used and for familiar things at work, school, leisure, etc…;
  • deal with most situations that are likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken;
  • speak simply and coherently on familiar topics and areas of interest;
  • recount an event, experience or a dream, describe a hope or goal and briefly give reasons and explanations of opinions and plans;
  • understand the main ideas of concrete and abstract topics in a complex text, including technical discussions in their field of activity;
  • express themselves clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics, expressing an opinion on a topic.

TARGET CLIENTELE

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

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of Spanish, advanced beginner

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Grammar Content

  • gustar: importar, interesar, encantar, fascinar, entusiasmar, irritar, molestar, dar miedo, horrorizar, sentar bien/mal, poner nervioso/triste;
  • superlatives, quantifiers and exclamation sentences;
  • indicative and subjunctive in relative clauses;
  • expressing different degrees of certitude and probability;
  • por and para, ser and estar;
  • passive voice using ser + past participle + por + agent object;
  • expression of impersonality using se;
  • direct and indirect discourse in the past using the verbs: decir, comentar, explicar, reconocer, recordar, admitir, declarar, añadir, confesar, prometer, anunciar, insistir en …;
  • si + subjunctive past and the conditional;
  • conditional to give advice, express a wish, a hypothesis, an opinion and forms of politeness;
  • consolidation of past tenses in a narrative;
  • the pretérito perfecto of the subjunctive mood;
  • hypothesis using subjunctive imperfect tense and the conditional;
  • wishes in the subjunctive mood;
  • time correlation in the present and past;
  • ser and estar in idioms; por and para;
  • relative pronouns: el/la/los/las que; quien/quienes; aquel/aquellos/aquella(s) que;
  • future.
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