Description

Spanish courses contents level B1Level B1: Course B1.1,  Course B1.2,  Course B1.3 &  Course B1.4.

This level of study is intended to help students acquire the following skills:

  • To understand pieces of information on personal experiences, and facts and events of everyday life
  • To understand explicit opinions, telephone conversations and extract the main information from mass media excerpts, providing it does require prior knowledge of cultural aspects.
  • To maintain a conversation with simple grammar structures. To be able to give opinions using adequate communicative strategies.
  • To understand the main ideas in literary and press texts (informative, descriptive or narrative) and be able to infer some lexical and grammatical aspects not implied in the context.
  • To produce moderately long texts, using the most frequently used connectors to mark clearly relationships between ideas, subordination and coordination with the appropriate tone and contents.

Course B1.1

Students will learn to:

  • Extract ideas about communication and learning techniques and strategies
  • Discuss common experiences about language learning
  • Tell anecdotes about cultural misunderstandings
  • Request and give personal information about oneself and others: personal identification, express feelings, likes and sensations
  • Evaluate people
  • Express spontaneous, difficult to accomplish desires and propose courses of action
  • Express preferences on cultural events and leisure time
  • Propose, accept and reject formal and informal invitations Plan and evaluate free time activities
  • Arrange appointments 

Course B1.2

Students will learn to:

  • Request information about health matters
  • Ask people about physical or emotional states
  • Give advice on fighting and preventing illnesses
  • Respond to advice given
  • Talk about health related experiences
  • Explain the symptoms of an illness
  • Relate past actions and express the circumstances surrounding them
  • Describe past habits
  • Narrate a story from different points of view
  • Request information and hypothesize about past events
  • Evaluate hypotheses about past events.

Course B1.3

Students will learn to:

  • Describe familiar and unfamiliar objects: their shape, material, components, use, properties, etc
  • Offer and evaluate services and businesses: advantages and disadvantages
  • Make a complaint and request a service
  • Request information in public offices
  • Talk about the future: express degrees of certainty about the future
  • Express opinions and make hypotheses about future events
  • Agree and disagree.
  • Express amazement or surprise
  • Discuss an opinion.

Course B1.4

Students will learn to:

  • Express state of mind, feelings and conflicts
  • Talk about changes in people
  • Describe relationships between people
  • Request and offer actions, objects and services specifying the degree of formality
  • Express possession
  • Congratulate, thank, praise and react to greetings and acknowledgements
  • Express wishes in specific situations
  • React to news
  • Provide Information with different degrees of certainty
  • Convey formal and informal messages
  • Mark reference changes in time and space Write formal and informal letters.
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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Understand pieces of information on personal experiences, and facts and events of everyday life.
  • Understand explicit opinions, telephone conversations and extract the main information from mass media excerpts, providing it does require prior knowledge of cultural aspects.
  • Maintain a conversation with simple grammar structures. To be able to give opinions using adequate communicative strategies.
What you will get
  • Access to online course AVE (valued at 95AU$) access plus e-library card (valued at 45AU$) for the duration of the program.

What to bring
  • Just your desire to learn Spanish!
What to wear

Casual


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Instituto Cervantes in Sydney

Vendor sincce 2015

The Instituto Cervantes is the institution created by Spain in 1991. Since then, it has worked to spread Spanish –it is the largest institution in the world dedicated to teaching Spanish- and to foster the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. The headquarters of the institution are in Madrid.

The Instituto Cervantes operates in 90 cities from 43 countries in the 5 Continents. The Instituto Cervantes Sydney was inaugurated by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, together with the Australian Authorities on June 25th, 2009.

Our institution is in charge of:

- Organizing the exams for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), as well as to issue official certificates and diplomas for those who attend our courses.

- Organizing Spanish courses.

- Organizing training courses for teachers of Spanish.

- Supporting Hispanists in their activities.Promoting cultural activities in collaboration with other organizations .

The work of the Instituto Cervantes is directed by representatives from the worlds of academia, culture and literature from Spain and Latin America. In Australia we work closely with local museums, galleries, theatres, publishers and universities as well as with Spanish and Latin American organizations.

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