Students have to take the Initial Assessment and Placement Test before course enrollment.
A trained bilingual native speaker will conduct a quick administrative assessment of your Spanish proficiency to effectively determine which course and level would best meet your learning needs followed by a more professional initial assessment of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills administered by an experienced multilingual on-line educator. After determining your Spanish proficiency and personal study preferences, a custom study plan will be created to reach your desired Spanish proficiency level in a timely manner.
This course focuses on listening and speaking skills, emphasizing the acquisition of a practical vocabulary and active use of the Spanish language. Students learn to improve note-taking skills and practice conversational strategies important to succeeding in a Spanish-speaking environment. You will develop fluency in informal conversation by working on skills such as expressing an opinion, agreeing and disagreeing appropriately, story telling, and maintaining conversational rhythm. Students listen to segments from television, radio, and movies while engaging in classroom discussions, group projects, and informal presentations.
Both live instruction in a virtual classroom and supplementary interactive language lessons will raise your confidence while conversing in the target language as a native-speaking teacher assists you in building your fluency level in Spanish. Thematic lessons geared towards specific contexts and situations will ensure that you are able to not only survive in a full immersion environment but also thrive as your Spanish proficiency dramatically improves. This course stresses communication between both students and teacher in the target language as the medium of communication. Spanish improvement is 100% guaranteed.