You can introduce yourself, ask for an hour and talk about everyday activities. You can also ask for directions to places you want to visit. You communicate at a basic level, you understand simple information. You can order a taxi, paella or tapas in a restaurant.
You talk about everyday events and activities using the present, past and future time. You know how to use the pronoun "lo" adored by the Spaniards. You can advise friends where to go to dinner, you can also save a recipe, place an order and give advice. You already know how to say "no" in many ways and that you will be late. You can write an e-mail to reserve a hotel. You are already dealing with everyday affairs in Spain.
Once you know how to correctly express yourself in the future, present and past time, you are not afraid of starting a conversation, making new contacts and answering questions. You have mastered the past enough to tell you about your recent vacation and what happened to you yesterday - you also know what these two situations are grammatically different. You feel more and more confident with the articles. You can use comparisons. You understand most of the texts in the present and past tense.
It is time to bring to perfection the past tense and learn new ways of accurately describing past events, as well as speculations and mode assuming in past and future time. Almost you can travel freely, watch movies and talk in Spanish. You can talk about yourself and you know how to express yourself kindly using the conditional mode. You can lead a free conversation with a person whose mother tongue is Spanish. You can easily communicate in Spanish with your friends on Facebook.
This is an important moment - you learn how to correctly use the connecting mode. It appears continuously in Spanish and is usually a challenge for people who do not speak Latin. The connecting mode will help you better understand Spanish culture and allow you to express personal feelings and opinions. It will also allow you to better master the conditional mode.
It's time to take another step forward - you'll be able to polish the knowledge of the connecting mode and use it together with the pointing mode, also in the past tense, which will allow you to express yourself better and more precisely. You can chat with friends and watch movies without subtitles. You can talk about everything and understand Spanish speakers without any problems.
Work, work, work. You already have a large information base. It's time to assimilate recent variants of the past tense and learn to use them all in the right contexts. This is an important step on the road to language proficiency. We work with films, sound materials, texts, and of course with people. You can talk to your doctor about your health problems and get a job interview. You know how to talk to a future employer.
You already have a well-mastered grammar and you can use all the times correctly. Now it's time to start learning the language from the inside out. You learn how to read information in different contexts, you can read essays and articles in newspapers. You understand things that did not make sense to you until recently.
There are almost no secrets for you in Spain, but after you stay in Spain, you know there are still little things to work on. Now is the time for the last cuts. We focus mainly on conversation, formal and technical vocabulary as well as on colloquial language. You can easily start a conversation with a stranger in the bar while waiting for the service. Dialethism’s and various accents are not afraid of you. We refresh the grammar and add new constructions so that we do not get out of practice. You can already play with language, it's almost your second nature.
Conversation is the key to understanding - and we, the Spaniards, love to talk. You understand language mechanisms better and better. You see the differences between Spanish European and South American. You are now able to read books in Spanish. Time for the next step in working on grammar - building subordinate sentences, complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and learning idioms.
You already know that Spanish is not one language - you are aware of language differences between countries and regions where you speak Spanish. You get to understand them better and learn how to apply them yourself. The differences between South America and Spain are one of the biggest challenges. People who speak Spanish from birth understand each other no matter where they are from. Soon it will not be a problem for you too. At this stage, you will check all your knowledge and use all acquired skills.
Congratulations. You probably already speak Spanish as well - or better - than many native Spaniards. But do not forget that learning never ends - there will always be a new vocabulary to master, grammatical structures to be remembered and new challenges to immerse yourself deeper into language and culture. You can easily speak Spanish at work and in your personal life, both in Spain and in other Spanish-speaking countries. It's time to go one step further.
History, dictatorship, sexism - and how to avoid it. We will now focus on grammatical problems related to how Spanish is spoken in different parts of the world.
You are already at the master level. What now? First novel? Translation of articles? At this stage, we master the understanding of television programs and newspaper articles. During the grammar workshops, we grind the last shortcomings in speech and writing. There is always something you can learn from us, but now it's really hard to distinguish you from us!