Spanish B2

//Spanish B2

It’s easy to recognize the complexity that is added to the Agile Training Spanish Level B2 module, especially when it comes to sentence structure, text, and dialogue elements that make up the foundation of this training protocol.

Some are going to be a little bit miffed at the increase in the complexity brought on by the Level B2 module, but it’s important to remember that the Agile Training protocol has you working on learning and developing Spanish language skills in a very strategic way – and almost immediately upon diving into these more complex elements you’ll recognize that they aren’t all that intimidating at all, and that you have a much better grasp and command of Spanish then you would have thought.

Not only are you going to be challenged with more complex text and dialogue elements, but you’re also going to be challenged to learn a lot of new vocabulary components as well. This is all done in an effort to really immerse you in the world of Spanish, pushing you beyond your comfort zone and stretching your abilities around the edges so that you gain a better control of this language all at the same time.

From time to time, the Spanish Level B2 module is going to feel a bit more challenging than you might be up for and it may feel as though you are spinning your wheels a little bit. However, with a bit of perseverance you are going to be able to push through these more complex components – relying on the more foundational education you have developed through the earlier Spanish modules from Agile Training – resulting in breakthrough after breakthrough on your way to full Spanish fluency.

By the time you conclude the Spanish Level B2 module, you are going to be able to create new texts or outline detailed descriptions of a wide variety of themes and topics. You’ll be able to pull from your new vocabulary to flesh out these ideas and these concepts, will be able to parse new elements of vocabulary from the context of conversations and text that you read in Spanish, and will find your abilities growing and improving a lot faster than you ever would have expected possible.

The Level B2 module is when you really start to see your Spanish “superpowers” develop. The ability to interact with spontaneity with native Spanish speaking individuals is going to come a lot easier than it ever used to in the past, and you’ll find you aren’t thinking about the right words or the right grammar for the conversation but are instead really present and able to move through the conversation with ease.

On top of that, you’ll also find that it does take nearly as much work as it did in the past to listen to the television or movies, to read reports, prose, and other text in Spanish, or to generally interact completely in Spanish – even if at times you are unsure of specific vocabulary elements that you come across throughout the process.

Fluency is right around the corner when you are finished with the Level B2 module. Conversations are going to flow, writing and reading is going to be, a joy rather than a challenge, and from here on out your Spanish learning lessons are going to be predominantly focused on expanding the abilities you have rather than establishing new skills, learning new rules, or finding your way through the intricacies of the Spanish language itself.

This is the module where you are really going to start exerting your command of the Spanish language, even though it will begin to feel like second nature from here on out.

BUSINESS Spanish B2

SCOPE

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

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To read and understand the most part of news in the media.
  • To talk fluently and spontaneously.
  • To take be active in a discussion in known environment.
  • To talk clearly and in detail about subjects related with interest areas.
  • To talk about advantages and disadvantages of a certain option.
  • To write a clear and detailed text about interesting subjects.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in speaker’s field of specialisation.
  • To interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
  • To be able to express oneself clearly and with details about a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, knowing how to argue about the advantages and disadvantages of several possibilities.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Communication skills and vocabulary
    • Tasks and activities of a working day
    • To make recommendations
    • Offers and job requests: advertisements, CV, to write a motivation letter
    • To deal with situations: invitations, presentations, greetings and farewell
    • Ask for things, actions or favours
    • To prepare a negotiation, tactics and arguments to achieve goals
    • To ask and give permission
    • Talk about schedules
    • Talk about intentions and projects
    • Talk about experiences and value them
    • To participate in a meeting in an active way, defending a position and to look for an agreement
    • Arguing and debating
    • Information about the different economic sectors
    • Vocabular about import and export
    • The process to create a company
    • Vocabular to describe a business plan
    • Talk about salaries
    • Vocabular about production process

 

  • Grammar
    • “Pretérito indefinido, pretérito imperfecto y pretérito pluscuamperfecto”
    • Passive voice
    • “El pretérito perfecto de subjuntivo”
    • Quantifiers
    • The subjunctive with expressions about reactions and feelings
    • “El pretérito indefinido, pretérito imperfecto y pretérito perfecto”
    • Subjunctive tenses with expressions that express valuation
    • “Pretérito pluscuamperfecto” do subjuntivo
    • Concession clauses
    • Conditional clauses
    • Adverse clauses
    • Cause clauses
    • Time clauses
    • The gerund
    • Perfect future
    • Reported speech
    • Reflexive passive
    • The mode of relative clauses
    • Subjunctive with change verbs

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 B2

SCOPE

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

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To read and understand the most part of news in the media.
  • To talk fluently and spontaneously.
  • To take be active in a discussion in known environment.
  • To talk clearly and in detail about subjects related with interest areas.
  • To talk about advantages and disadvantages of a certain option.
  • To write a clear and detailed text about interesting subjects.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in speaker’s field of specialisation.
  • To interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
  • To be able to express oneself clearly and with details about a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, knowing how to argue about the advantages and disadvantages of several possibilities.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Communication skills and vocabulary
    • Introducing people
    • Greeting and answer to a compliment
    • Identify someone within a group
    • To give advice
    • To express empathy
    • To express a possibility
    • Express appreciation and feelings
    • To offer help
    • Ask for something, a service or an information
    • To thank and answer to the thankful
    • To agree and disagree
    • To express desire, deceiving, deception, surprise and preferences
    • To start and conclude a speech
    • To give opinion and express indifference
    • To ask for and answer about memories and lapses
    • Talk about possibilities and hypothesis
    • To give instructions
    • To call attention for something dangerous
    • To make comparisons
    • Express plans and intentions
    • To give and ask for information in a job interview
    • Express obligation and need
    • To refer to a past action
    • To propose and suggest an activity
    • To refuse or accept a proposal
    • Talk about a trip
    • Character and reputation
    • Personal qualities
    • Markers to start a speech
    • Health, nutrition and food groups
    • Means of communication

 

  • Grammar
    • “Pretérito indefinido, pretérito imperfecto y pretérito pluscuamperfecto”
    • Passive voice
    • “El pretérito perfecto de subjuntivo”
    • Quantifiers
    • The subjunctive with expressions about reactions and feelings
    • “El pretérito indefinido, pretérito imperfecto y pretérito perfecto”
    • Subjunctive tenses with expressions that express valuation
    • “Pretérito pluscuamperfecto” do subjuntivo
    • Concession clauses
    • Conditional clauses
    • Adverse clauses
    • Cause clauses
    • Time clauses
    • The gerund
    • Perfect future
    • Reported speech
    • Reflexive passive
    • The mode of relative clauses
    • Subjunctive with change verbs

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.