Teaching Methodology

The teachers use the communicative method, meaning that students are encouraged to speak and interact as much as possible in the classroom. The courses are organized into 8 levels, from Beginner to Advanced. To be a fluent user of Spanish, we believe that a student needs to be exposed to, and practice extensively, the 4 skills and 4 systems that make up Spanish.

Therefore, in our classes we use a course-book based syllabus which integrates the 8 skills and systems. We ensure that the student receives a balanced learning diet. Each week, we also provide a revision test that checks student understanding across the systems and skills so that students can have a more accurate measure of their progress as well. This helps to maintain motivation, and allows students to see where they are succeeding and where they might require further work.

In our classes, students will learn the language in context through topics such as relationships, life events, holidays, travel, work and culture. Classes are designed to be motivating and hands-on. We believe the more active you are in the class, the more likely you are to improve, so your lessons at IS Latin America are interactive, relaxed and fun whilst remaining focused with clear learning outcomes for you to achieve.

We also focus on each language skill or system individually to provide further opportunity for students to improve. We assess the studentĀ“s level for each skill and system and place them in each class accordingly. We take this one step further by providing individually tailored advice on areas for improvement for each student based on his/her class-work. By targeting student's individual needs and gaps in their language learning, we help them achieve more rapid progress and empower them to take control of their learning. Each week, a student's teacher will provide new written recommendations for each student's further study.

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