Spanish A1

//Spanish A1

Trying to learn the Spanish language can be a real challenge, particularly when you are just trying to get off the ground without any real experience or background speaking Spanish in the first place!

With the Agile Training Spanish Level A1 program, however, you’ll be provided with a rock solid foundation to help you better understand the core language tenants, grammar rules that dictate so much of the Spanish language, and a handful of key vocabulary elements that will rapidly improve your ability to comprehend Spanish in written and spoken form.

The whole foundation of the Spanish language program from Agile Training is established with the Level A1 module. You are going to learn all the basics of Spanish, the fundamental structure of Spanish, and how to put its different parts together in order to be able to communicate. After, you will work off as you move through the rest of the Agile Training Spanish modules.

This isn’t necessarily a module that is going to have you feeling like you can read, write, and speak Spanish confidently moving forward – but it is going to put in place the basics and building blocks that will allow your progress in Spanish to move along a lot faster than it would have otherwise. The foundational elements in Spanish Level A1 are designed to set you up for success later down the line.

Right out of the gate with Spanish Level A1, you are going to learn a handful of very simple sentences, some core elements of basic grammar, and a variety of different basic vocabulary elements that are going to help you better understand basic text and conversations held completely in Spanish.

You won’t yet have the ability to read or write Spanish confidently, and probably aren’t going to feel all that confident expressing yourself in Spanish to native speakers, but you will be able to fire off a short Spanish email, introduce yourself and ask simple questions in Spanish, and describe people and places without feeling as though you are from another planet.

Another big element of the Spanish Level A1 module is designed to help you get conversational in small talk. You’ll be able to go back and forth in a very basic and rudimentary way with Spanish native speakers, especially those that are willing to slow things down and rephrase their Spanish so that you can recognize and repeat back familiar vocabulary elements and expressions that you have learned throughout the Level A1 module.

As we highlighted above, this is the first step towards Spanish fluency that Agile Training as to offer you.

Everything that you learn here is going to be of immense value moving forward – even if it doesn’t look like that just yet. You won’t be tackling “the Classics” in Spanish just yet, but you will be cementing down a foundation that allows you to build off these basic Spanish lessons more rapidly than you would have been able to with other language learning approaches.

This is all done in an effort to facilitate a more streamlined and strategic language learning program. With each individual module building off of the previous one, the Spanish Level A1 module acts as the initial building block that all of your follow-on lessons will stem from. Mastering the elements in this level (at your own pace) will go a long way towards speeding up your pathway to fluency in Spanish later down the line.

These “nitty-gritty” elements are designed to motivate you when Spanish is at its most challenging – when you are brand-new to the language – but they are also designed to act as key touchstones that you will be able to refer back to later on to keep your Spanish skills just as razor-sharp as possible.

BUSINESS Spanish A1

SCOPE

Learn basic and elementary Business Spanish in an efficient way in all language components.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand basic words and expressions about personal details and family;
  • To understand well-known names, words and simple sentences;
  • To communicate in a basic way about a concrete need;
  • To use simple sentences and expressions to describe residence location and people;
  • To write small texts, fill a form with personal information.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the essential of a simple text, brief and clear about daily life.
  • To be able to find predictable information in simple texts of common use.
  • To communicate in daily situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  • To use simple phrases and sentences to talk about family, other people and personal life.
  • To write a short and simple text related with daily life.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Communication skills and vocabulary
    • Numbers
    • Countries and nationalities
    • People and family
    • To introduce someone and greetings
    • Place of work and jobs, company activity
    • Small personal and work objects
    • To give personal information
    • Time, months and seasons
    • To make or change an appointment
    • Job interview
    • Talking on the phone
    • To check emails and answer
    • Basic vocabular to travel
    • To make a reservation in an hotel or restaurant
    • To ask and give indications
    • To describe, in a basic way, a working day
    • Identify a problem at work
    • To request and give information about companies: kind of company, nationality, number of employees, place
    • Express approximate quantities
    • To show insecurity or doubt about an information
    • Talk about a job position in a company
    • To ask for information on how and when to get a service
    • Sequence of actions and express frequency
    • Talk about company balance and results

 

  • Grammar
    • The gender
    • Verb conjugation ending in “ar”, “er”, “ir”
    • Verbs in the present simple
    • Definite and indefinite articles
    • Personal pronouns
    • Superlatives
    • Quantifiers
    • Relative pronouns
    • Present simple of irregular verbs
    • Reflexive verbs
    • Impersonal form with “SE”
    • Pronouns of OD
    • Prepositions and place adverbs
    • “El pretérito perfecto”
    • Adjectives and its grades
    • Comparatives
    • Pronoun position
    • Interrogatives
    • The negative
    • Indefinite past
    • Prepositions
    • Comparatives
    • The possessives
    • The gerund, regular and irregular forms
    • The conditional
    • “El pretérito perfecto”
    • Personal pronouns of OD
    • Impersonal forms with SE
    • “El pretérito perfecto y pretérito indefinido”
    • Forms and usage of positive imperative
    • “El pretérito imperfecto”
    • Irregular forms of indefinite past
    • “El pretérito indefinido y el imperfecto”
    • Timeframes to talk about facts

TARGET

People who wish to start learning Business Spanish for personal reasons but above all for professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes in companies, in our school or via Skype.

Classes length depend on student’s availability. During the course the teacher uses different resources always based on practice (case studies, role play, videos, audios, games, etc.).

The teacher is always bilingual or native.

EVALUATION

The evaluation is continuous, all along the course the teacher is grading the students regarding the following parameters:

  • Knowledge of the subjects
  • Vocabulary use
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Progression
  • Participation/motivation
  • Homework
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Evaluation test

Every 20 hours, students have a written and oral test and they are evaluated regarding their knowledge and progression. At the same time, students evaluate the teacher performance.

In the end each student will receive an individual evaluation report and a certificate.

MORE INFORMATION:

GENERAL Spanish A1

SCOPE

Learn basic Spanish in an efficient way in all language components.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand basic words and expressions about personal details and family;
  • To understand well-known names, words and simple sentences;
  • To communicate in a basic way about a concrete need;
  • To use simple sentences and expressions to describe residence location and people;
  • To write small texts, fill a form with personal information.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the essential of a simple text, brief and clear about daily life.
  • To be able to find predictable information in simple texts of common use.
  • To communicate in daily situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  • To use simple phrases and sentences to talk about family, other people and personal life.
  • To write a short and simple text related with daily life.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Communication skills and vocabulary
    • Ask for and give personal information
    • Greeting and saying goodbye
    • Numbers
    • Months, days of the week and time
    • Countries and nationalities
    • People and family
    • Describing people
    • Our body
    • Colours and common adjectives
    • Clothes and accessories
    • Ask and give information about food and drinks
    • Talking about interests
    • To express likes and dislikes
    • Jobs and work places
    • Describing small objects
    • Explaining reasons for decisions
    • Ask and give indication about places
    • Describe touristic spots
    • Small descriptions about places
    • Talk about the weather
    • Daily habits
    • Talking about preferences
    • Go shopping
    • To know how to communicate in bars and restaurants
    • Talk about past experiences
    • Talking about competences
    • Talk about competences, skills and faults

 

  • Grammar
    • The gender
    • Verb conjugation ending in “ar”, “er”, “ir”
    • Verbs in the present simple
    • Definite and indefinite articles
    • Personal pronouns
    • Superlatives
    • Quantifiers
    • Relative pronouns
    • Demonstratives
    • Possessives
    • Present simple of irregular verbs
    • Reflexive verbs
    • Impersonal form with “SE”
    • Pronouns of OD
    • Prepositions and place adverbs
    • “El pretérito perfecto”
    • Noun groups
    • Adjectives and its grades
    • Comparatives
    • Pronoun position
    • Interrogatives
    • The negative

TARGET

People who wish to start learning Spanish for personal or professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes or via Skype.

Classes length depend on student’s availability. During the course the teacher uses different resources always based on practice (case studies, role play, videos, audios, games, etc.).

The teacher is always bilingual or native.

EVALUATION

The evaluation is continuous, all along the course the teacher is grading the students regarding the following parameters:

  • Knowledge of the subjects
  • Vocabulary use
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Progression
  • Participation/motivation
  • Homework
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Evaluation test

Every 20 hours, students have a written and oral test and they are evaluated regarding their knowledge and progression. At the same time, students evaluate the teacher performance.

In the end each student will receive an individual evaluation report and a certificate.