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Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires at Ibero

Spanish immersion courses in Buenos  Aires

Our Spanish immersion courses here at our Spanish school in Buenos  Aires are an intensive 20 hour per week course taught in communicative Spanish by native Spanish teachers from Argentina, Spain and/or Latin America armed with a vast experience on teaching the Spanish language to foreign students (non-native Spanish speakers). All our Spanish immersion courses at Íbero will enable the student to achieve a level defined as ¨independent user¨ by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which involves having enough autonomy to carry out the majority of the specific exercises that require the use of language in all Spanish speaking countries. During the course, students will improve their interaction, written and listening skills as well as reading comprehension in the Spanish language. All our Spanish immersion courses at Íbero integrate Argentinian culture with learning and language study. In small groups of a maximum of 8 students, the student will learn and practice specific functions and cultural as well as formal components of the language. Class work will focus on using and combining different teaching methods which will enhance the student’s learning. The discussion of Spanish word meanings will be encouraged, provoking thought and autonomous learning. Our Spanish program here at Íbero will also motivate language exchanges with English students and social integration within the city of Buenos Aires, which are key motivators for Spanish language learning.

Assessment – Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires

Spanish immersion courses in Buenos  Aires: During all our Spanish immersion courses our students’ progress will be analyzed by means of continual assessment in which attendance as well as participation are key components of class performance. At the end of the Spanish course, all the students’ skills will be evaluated.

Our method of teaching Spanish to foreign students here at Íbero pays equal attention to developing all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), with a special emphasis on the effective communication in Spanish.

Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires

Assessment

Spanish immersion courses in Buenos  Aires: all our Spanish immersion courses our students’ progress will be analyzed by means of continual assessment in which attendance as well as participation are key components of class performance. At the end of the Spanish course, all the students’ skills will be evaluated.

Our method of teaching Spanish to foreign students here at Íbero pays equal attention to developing all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), with a special emphasis on the effective communication in Spanish.

The four skills

Listening

The objective of this skill is centered on the concept of information-sharing, so the majority of the listening activities will focus on content that reflects student´s feelings and ideas. Students will be able to talk about themselves, likes and dislikes, opinions and reactions, etc. Students will speak individually, in pairs, and in groups, in order to finally communicate in natural settings.

Speaking – Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires

We all know speaking in Spanish will not just happen overnight; our students will have to make a conscious effort to practice it. Success in speaking will also depend on student´s confidence and willingness to speak Spanish and even make mistakes!

Reading – Spanish

Spanish immersion courses in Buenos  Aires: Reading is an interactive process between the reader and the writer. The materials students will read during the Spanish language course at Íbero will provide them with a great deal of information, both cultural and linguistic (vocabulary and structures of Spanish). Students will learn strategies used by good readers to understand texts better. Our students will also be exposed to intensive reading (short texts), and extensive reading (short novels).

Writing – Spanish

Spanish immersion courses in Buenos  Aires: Writing is an important form of interaction between the student and the instructor. Writing skills will be developed with the help of our instructor, who will give students necessary feedback (both linguistic and contextual) on what to write. Students will practice vocabulary and knowledge of Spanish, using some external aids (grammar book, textbook, personal dictionary and bilingual dictionary) to work on the accuracy and effective structuring of writing a composition in Spanish.

Summary

  • Normally students wanting to progress in their knowledge of Spanish will be exposed to certain grammatical and lexical aspects of the Spanish language.
  • It is very important for all students to build a solid linguistic foundation in order to be able to communicate effectively in Spanish in order to be integrated to the culture of Buenos Aires and Latin America sooner
  • This means students will need to study and internalize the Spanis