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SPANISH CLASSES AT THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN KENYA

The Language School in Kenya offers short courses in Spanish language for professionals and students in colleges and universities, or those who are waiting to join institutions of higher learning. We also offer tailored Spanish language courses for those who are planning to move to a Spanish-speaking country for short-term visit or long-term work purposes.

COURSE OVERVIEW

1. General Spanish

The current general Spanish Language Diploma course offered by Language School of Kenya is based on the curriculum and model proposed by the Universidad de Salamanca, which conforms to The Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CERFL), which is a standard benchmark for foreign languages and is internationally recognized.

We organize individualized / private or small group classes to meet each learner’s needs and schedule and have a wonderful learning experience.

2. Spanish for Specific Objectives (SOS)

We also offer specialized Spanish language courses for professionals, which is Spanish for Specific Objectives (SOS) upon request. Such courses include Secretarial Spanish, Business Spanish, Tourism Spanish, Legal Spanish, Medical Spanish, Spanish for diplomacy and international relations and etc. Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official titles certifying degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Language School of Kenya offers training and conducts internal examinations, but the final examinations are offered by the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams, and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams. The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) offered by Language School of Kenya are divided into six levels:

Level A1 –(Breakthrough)– 120 Hours

Certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations. 

Level A2 – Way stage – 120 Hours

Certifies that the candidate can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience especially relevant to them (basic information about themselves, and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc.)

Level B1 (Breakthrough) – 180 Hours

Certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.

Level B2 (Vantage) – 180 Hours.

Certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise. 

Level C1 – (Effective Operational Proficiency) – 200 Hours

Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text.

Level C2 – (Mastery) – 200 Hours

Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. The language users show subtle control of nuances which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions.

Study Materials 

For the course materials, the students are required to buy the recommended materials for themselves before the start of the training. The school may, upon request, help the students to purchase the materials for those students who are busy or having difficulty in acquiring the materials.

Tuition Fees

Our tuition fees are very affordable to suit your budget, convenience and objectives your goals within the shortest time possible. One taking more contact-hours per day finishes the course within a record time. However, some students prefer immersion program whereby they take full day, thereby shortening the duration to up to one month per level.

STUDY OPTIONS

There are several study options tailored to your needs and convenience. Some students want to finish one level in a matter of days or weeks. For example, they can take Immersion program, which will take less than 1 month to finish one level. This is ideal for those who want to settle in a new language soonest. For those who are busy at work can take a less intense program like the extensive or standard option, but this will take a little longer to complete one level.

Option

Duration per session

Extensive

18 Hrs / Month

Standard

24 Hrs / Month

Semi-intensive

30 Hrs / Month

Intensive

40 Hrs / Month

Immersion

100 hrs / month

 

The course is divided into four levels from basic beginners to advanced learners and the duration to complete each level is indicated as follows:

European Level 

Duration

A1 - BEGINNERS

120 HRS

A2 - ELEMENTARY

120 HRS

B1 - INTERMEDIATE

180 HRS

B2 - ADVANCED

180 HRS

                                                         
  TIMETABLE

NB: IMPORTANT NOTE

  • The timetable for the program is decided by the learners according to their convenience, needs and availability. The tutor is available on either full-time or part-time basis from Monday to Saturday.
  • Day classes hold from 9am - 4 pm and Evening classes hold from 5-8 pm
  • Make up classes can be arranged for learners who miss a lesson for any reason, but must notify the tutor well in advance for proper arrangement.
  • For classes holding at the learners’ place of choice, a small transport fee is charged per day depending on the distance.
  • Absenteeism from class is not encouraged. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, a student may miss a lesson but must notify the teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, the student will be deemed to have attended the lesson, and as such, no make-up class may be granted.
  • All fees due are paid at the beginning of the training program.
  • NB: ALL Unused fees expire after 45 days and no refund may be claimed thereafter.