- Attend classes at any day, any time with no batch commitment
- Experience 1-1 training in a classroom environment
- Learn from experienced native faculty
- Obtain internationally recognized certification at the end of every level
- Learn with CEFR compliant study material
- Have total cultural immersion while you learn
OUR SPANISH LEVELS
All our programs are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. At Academia de Español, we think of Spanish as a six-floor building. Our exclusive ‘Casa‘ program is based on the idea that every linguistic item is held together by the others. In this way, learning a language is like building a house: an architect cannot build a new floor if the one below is not finished. The CASA Program distinguishes 6 very refined levels tied into the 6 floors of a building. At the end of each level, an exam is conducted to gauge the student’s performance so as to advance to the next level.
ADVANCE CERTIFICATE (C1-C2)
By the end of this course the candidate is able to interact with native speakers with a good degree of fluency, hence enabling natural communication amongst each other. The candidate is able to translate, sub-title and interpret texts from Spanish to English and vice-versa fluently, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise.
INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE (B2)
By the end of this course the candidate is able to read, write and speak Spanish in all seventeen tenses. Here, the candidate is able to communicate with an advanced degree of fluency alongside developing greater understanding at an academic level.
INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE (B1)
By the end of this course the candidate is able to read, write and speak Spanish in eleven tenses. Here, the candidate is able to understand the gist of academic texts, deal with most travel situations in Hispanic countries and briefly explain opinions or plans.
BASIC CERTIFICATE (A2)
By the end of this course the candidate is able to read, write and speak Spanish in five tenses. Here, the candidate is able to express familiar concepts & read, write general texts of personal interest.
BASIC CERTIFICATE (A1)
By the end of this course the candidate is able to read, write and speak Spanish in the Present Indicative Tense and the Present Continuous Tense. Here, the candidate is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in circumstances concerning immediate needs and day to day situations as a tourist.
How it works
We train students on a one-on-one basis at our schools in Andheri, Bandra, Thane and Chembur, offering students complete flexibility to drop in for lessons at any time between 10 am and 7 pm from Monday to Saturday and between 10am and 2pm on Sundays. Each session lasts 1.5 hours and our students do not have to wait for a batch to begin given our one-on-one training methodology. Registrations are open throughout the year and our team of experienced trainers (6 trainers per school) are available throughout the school opening hours, which enables students to take lessons at their preferred days and timings, once, twice or thrice a week. All our courses have a communicative approach and the components covered are: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Culture.
Our courses emphasize on the curriculum covered over the hours taken for completion. However, with our experience, we can affirm that students generally take 50-60 hours to complete each level. Since this is a one-on-one training school, there is no fixed start and end date to the course. However, students are given a maximum of 6 months from the date of enrolment to complete each level.
Each class lasts for 1.5 hours and approximate course duration per level will be of 2-3 months, depending on the candidate’s attendance frequency as well as grasping capacity.
Approximate time frames
1 session per week – 4 months per level
2 sessions per week – 3 months per level
3 sessions per week – 2 months per level.
Our books have been written as a teaching tool by our founder Mr. Dinesh Govindani, who has extensive knowledge of the language given his experience of over 25 years in the field of teaching. They are specially illustrated presentations comprising of various dialogues based on natural situations with grammar modules and practice exercises, all bound within a creative context. “Español Hecho Fácil” (Spanish Made Easy) is a series of textbooks ideal for teaching Spanish to students of all levels.
At Academia de Español we are trainers that are passionate about education. Our academic team comprises of tutors that are native speakers of the language and actually love to teach and take pride in the progress of their students. They are carefully selected to ensure their values and methods match ours.
The academic team constantly stays updated on current best teaching practices and the latest teaching methods. In addition to their many years of experience, our faculty is dynamic, open-minded, friendly and incredibly motivated. Trainers are selected based on their training, inter-personal skills, patience and – most importantly – their passion for teaching.
Students studying at an Academia de Español centre have complete free access to our libraries with more than 1,000 books including text books, story books, dictionaries, grammar books with various exercises and many more. We also have a video tech library with more than 20 different interactive programs which can be used with a PC at our premises. These serve of great help to students looking to grasp more knowledge of the language or also to stay in touch with Spanish even after their learning is complete.
Next, we have a vast collection of media, with more than 150 Movies, 50 Music CD’s and other audio-visual aids to help our students familiarize themselves with the Spanish culture and accent.
Students can register for all levels through our enrollment page or at our headquarters in Andheri (W) and at our branches in Bandra (W), Thane (W) and Chembur (E) in Mumbai. In Andheri, we are at a 15-minute walk from the Andheri railway station and right next to the Azad Nagar Metro Station. In Bandra, we are at a 10-minute walk from the Khar and Bandra west railway stations. Our school at Thane is at a 10 minute walk from the Thane Station at Naupada and very close to the Naupada Telephone Exchange. In Chembur, we are at a 10-minute walk from Govandi Station and a 5 minute walk from Deonar Bus Depot.
Academia de Español being an accredited examination center of the F.I.D.E.S.C.U (Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo para la Cultura Española) conducting the DIE (International Diploma in Spanish) examination and the SIELE Foundation by the Instituto Cervantes since 1998, our certification is globally accepted and can be presented to formal educational entities for students who want to continue pursuing the language abroad or apply for employment nationally or internationally.
In order to obtain an international certificate, students will need to go through a written and oral exam at the end of each level. Having scored 60% or more, a certificate will be issued.
One-on-one training for each level at our centres costs ₹15,000 inclusive of the study material, examination fee and international certification.
To speak to a representative and discuss your language needs in detail, feel free to contact us here, or fill the contact form here to arrange a call from a school counsellor closest to your location. ¡Nos vemos en clase!