Spanish B1

//Spanish B1

Independence with the Spanish language is the name of the game when it comes to the Spanish Level B1 module from Agile Training.

The entire focus of this module is to get you to feel a lot more comfortable with conversational fluency in Spanish, helping you to write, read, and understand topics that you have some real familiarity with while at the same time building and growing your vocabulary as well.

You are going to be able to craft simple messages and text reports on themes that you have a lot of experience with, drawing upon your Spanish vocabulary to flesh out the ideas that you are hoping to convey. You’re going to be able to describe these experiences in more detail after completing the Level B1 module, and while you may not yet feel completely comfortable reading all of the Spanish materials that you come across you’re not going to feel as though you are from another planet when you immerse yourself in these materials, either.

As far as Spanish-speaking is concerned, the Level B1 module from Agile Training will also have you better connecting the phrases and ideas that you want to convey. You’ll be able to hold your own while you travel the world through Spanish-speaking regions, will be able to converse back and forth with Spanish-speaking individuals (though in a more simplistic or rudimentary way), and while you aren’t yet at a level of fluency that would allow you to have complete and total command over the Spanish language you are much closer now than you ever were before.

A huge part of the Level B1 module is listening, learning, and interpreting the Spanish that you hear from Spanish based television, movies, news, and conversations being held by Spanish-speaking individuals. This is where you are going to notice incredible growth in your Spanish vocabulary, mostly because of your ability to parse conversations being held in Spanish through the grammar and vocabulary that you have already picked up.

You won’t feel like you are dealing with mental blocks when speaking Spanish, won’t have to worry about freezing up when trying to interact with Spanish-speaking individuals, and will no longer feel as though you are struggling to pick up core concepts that are so critical for success in Spanish moving forward.

At the end of the day, the major point behind this particular Spanish-speaking module is to help you build upon the foundational elements that you have worked so hard to master. You’ll be able to fuzzy the edges of your Spanish language learning lessons already with more conversational Spanish, no longer speaking in such a proper or structured way but instead having a much easier time with slang, modern parlance, and even regional dialects.

Again, you may not be quite fluent in Spanish by the time that you finish up with the Level B1 module but you are going to have a lot easier time understanding core concepts in a conversation, will have no trouble reading or writing descriptions about every day things, and will be able to articulate your opinions and your expression in a simple and straightforward way that wouldn’t have been possible previously.

There remains a little bit of work to do to get you to full fluency in Spanish, but the way that the Agile Training platform is established you are a lot closer to the finish line than it might feel right now. You should have plenty of confidence in your Spanish skills already, but the following modules are going to take you to even higher heights and help you really cement your abilities in the world of Spanish going forward!

BUSINESS Spanish B1

SCOPE

To learn Intermediate Business Spanish, in all language aspects and in an efficient way.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the essential aspects of a conversation or texts about daily matters.
  • To understand written descriptions about events, feelings and wishes.
  • To articulate expressions in a simple way.
  • To explain or justify opinions and plans.
  • To write an articulated text in a simple way.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters when a clear language is used about known subjects.
  • To deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • To produce a simple and coherent speech about family topics or of personal interest.
  • To describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • To give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Communication skills and vocabulary
    • To introduce someone, take notes and ask questions
    • To start a conversation on the phone, to solve a problem
    • To welcome visitors
    • To Schedule, postpone or cancel a meeting
    • Talk about projects
    • To write a letter or an email
    • To express tastes and feelings
    • Talk about state of mind
    • To describe a person job
    • To identify and describe a company
    • To identify the different services in a company
    • Rules and regulations
    • To describe the place of work
    • Team work
    • To report problems and disagreement
    • To be persuasive, give advice and make recommendations
    • Talk about processes
    • Talk about products and events
    • The diferente parts of an office
    • Banking and finance
    • Negotiation: make proposals, present conditions, to ask for clarification, to highlight an information
    • To make complaints
    • Vocabulary about publicity
    • Vocabulary about insurance
    • To get public attention during a presentation
    • To present a speaker
    • To moderate a debate
    • To talk about a hypothetical situation

 

  • Grammar
    • “El pretérito perfecto y el pretérito indefinido”
    • Forms and use of “futuro imperfecto”
    • Timeframes to talk about the future
    • Quantifiers
    • Some connectors to make a report
    • Form and use of OD and OI pronouns
    • Form and some ways to use the positive and negative imperative
    • The position of reflexive pronouns of OD and OI
    • Subjunctive present
    • Verbs to propose solutions
    • Indirect style
    • Connectors to talk about causes and consequences
    • “El pretérito pluscuamperfecto de indicativo”
    • To match past tenses in a report
    • The superlatives
    • Adjectives modifiers
    • Exclamatory sentences
    • Relative phrases with prepositions
    • The use of “indicativo y subjuntivo” in relative clauses
    • Future simple and conditional
    • Forms in “indicativo e subjuntivo” to express different security levels

TARGET

People who wish to develop their 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.

At first students do a language level test of the language they intend to study. After assessing their level, the course curriculum is adapted accordingly.

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 B1

SCOPE

To learn Intermediate Spanish, in all language aspects and in an efficient way.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the essential aspects of a conversation or texts about daily matters.
  • To understand written descriptions about events, feelings and wishes.
  • To articulate expressions in a simple way.
  • To explain or justify opinions and plans.
  • To write an articulated text in a simple way.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters when a clear language is used about known subjects.
  • To deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • To produce a simple and coherent speech about family topics or of personal interest.
  • To describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • To give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Communication skills and vocabulary
    • Talking about habits and experiences in the present and in the past
    • To situate an action in time
    • Talking about actions and future situations
    • To express condition and formulate hypothesis in the future
    • Expressing prohibition and obligation
    • Talking about habits
    • Report in the present
    • To summarize a book or a movie
    • Recommend and giving advice
    • To give instructions
    • Describe an advertisement
    • Express desires, complaints and needs
    • Propose solutions
    • To write a letter about a problem
    • Developing a conversation on the phone
    • Take notes of messages by phone
    • To pass messages and orders
    • Vocabular resources to show interest
    • Talk about causes and consequences
    • Talk about interests and feelings
    • Talk about people relationships
    • To show disagreement in different situations
    • To smooth a disagreement expression
    • Counter arguments
    • To describe the characteristics and objects functioning and giving opinions about it

 

  • Grammar
    • “El pretérito perfecto y el pretérito indefinido”
    • Forms and use of “futuro imperfecto”
    • Timeframes to talk about the future
    • Quantifiers
    • Some connectors to make a report
    • Form and use of OD and OI pronouns
    • Form and some ways to use the positive and negative imperative
    • The position of reflexive pronouns of OD and OI
    • Subjunctive present
    • Verbs to propose solutions
    • Indirect style
    • Connectors to talk about causes and consequences
    • “El pretérito pluscuamperfecto de indicativo”
    • To match past tenses in a report
    • The superlatives
    • Adjectives modifiers
    • Exclamatory sentences
    • Relative phrases with prepositions
    • The use of “indicativo y subjuntivo” in relative clauses
    • Future simple and conditional
    • Forms in “indicativo e subjuntivo” to express different security levels

TARGET

People who wish to develop their Spanish for personal or professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes or via Skype.

At first students do a language level test of the language they intend to study. After assessing the level and understanding their needs, the course curriculum is adapted accordingly.

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.