Our courses are systematically laid out, with each course building on the course material of the previous level. The levels are based on the common European reference framework for languages.
For example, a student starting out with no knowledge of Spanish can take 8 to 12 months of intensive instruction and acquire the language skills needed to enter university in Argentina or in another Spanish speaking country. You can also join a shorter intensive course at your level to pursue your individual goals.
Each class lasts 55 minutes. In the individual lessons, the time required to complete each level is reduced by approximately 30 %.
Each class lasts 55 minutes. In the individual lessons, the time required to complete each level will be reduced approximately a 30 %.
|Levels in Verbum
|European Framework of
Reference for Languages
|Basic 60 classes
|Elemental 60 classes
|Inter-mediate 90 classes
|Upper intermediate 120 classes
|Advance 150 classes
|Superior 150 classes
|Business Tourism Health Care
|Teacher of Spanish as a
A.C.T.F.L. – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
D.E.L.E. – Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language / Cervantes Institute
D.I.E. – International Diploma of Spanish – University of Salamanca – Written and online level
D.I.E. – International Diploma of Spanish – University of Salamanca – Oral levels
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.