Study Plan

Study Plan

BEGINNER LEVEL

  • Articles: definite and indefinite
  • Nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Conjugation of regular verbs and irregular in present tense
  • Direct and indirect object pronouns
  • Simple (preterit) past tense
  • The Imperative

Upon finishing this level, students can interpret, produce and form basic oral exchanges, such as: greetings, restaurant menus, requesting information, producing presentations, notices, brief letters and giving and receiving orders.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

  • Adverbs
  • Imperfect past tense (uses, comparison with simple past
  • Present perfect tense
  • Prepositions
  • Imperfect future tense
  • Simple Conditional tense: formation and uses

At the end of this level, students are able to participate in and understand common daily conversations, understand radio programmes, speak on the telephone, understand the context of newspapers, give information about their surrounding and understand others. Their knowledge is sufficient to establish a good level of communication.

ADVANCED LEVEL

  • Relative Pronouns
  • Future perfect tense: formation and uses
  • Perfect conditional tense: formation and  uses
  • Subjunctive
  • Conjunctions
  • Present subjunctive tense: formation and uses
  • Imperfect  subjunctive tense: formation and uses
  • Subjunctive vs  Indicative
  • Complete periphrastic structures

By the end of this level, students can both understand and read all types of texts, including literary ones. They can also explain, narrate and discuss facts and circumstances with appropriate vocabulary and fluent dialogue. Students have an excellent grasp of grammatical structures. They can ask and respond like native Spanish speakers with minimal errors.

Study programs take place not only in Quito, but at the Puerto Lopez, in the Amazon Jungle at either Tena or Coca and the Galapagos Islands.

 

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