The weekly courses of Costa de Valencia are offered in all levels corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. However intermediate levels exist to ensure small, homogenous groups: A1+, A2+, B1+, B2+, C1.1, C1.2, C2.
Nivel primario (A1 BREAKTHROUGH) -ABSOLUTE BEGINNER-
Aimed at beginners. The basics of the language are taught with a practical orientation. Basic grammar is dealt with, as is the necessary vocabulary for day to day life, such as ordering a café, asking for directions, giving personal information etc.
Nivel básico (A2 WAYSTAGE) -BASIC-
Designed for those who already possess a certain knowledge of the language, but who need to improve their written and oral expression, as well as re-enforcing the grammatical rules and spelling. The vocabulary learned at this level will allow students to participate with more confidence in simple conversations on day to day topics.
Nivel medio (B1 THRESHOLD) -INTERMEDIATE-
This level is designed to enrich the vocabulary of the student, improve their spoken Spanish and correct common mistakes. Exercises and analysis of texts allow the student to study and revise the more difficult conjugations, especially the use of the subjunctive.
Nivel avanzado (B2 VANTAGE) -ADVANCED-
This level is designed for those who have a control over the Spanish language but need to deepen their knowledge of idiomatic phrases and master the subtleties and nuances of the language. Debates are based on current affairs from the national press and the study of literature facilitates the discovery of culture and Spanish society.
Nivel superior (C1.1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY) -SUPERIOR-
This level is designed to consolidate grammatical structures already studied, so that through study, comprehension and recognition of those structures that, due to their frequent use, become necessary for any student studying our language are mastered. The texts used cover all the modes and levels of language and the oral practice centres on a variety of themes, different speakers and contexts.
Nivel perfeccionamiento (C1.2 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY) -HIGH ADVANCED-
This level is designed to strengthen, deepen and set fixed all structures, as much spoken as written that the student has accumulated during their study of the Spanish language. This level is also designed to ensure correct use of expressions, varieties of language and specific vocabulary that the student may need. The learning of vocabulary is achieved quickly and steadily through all types of text and activities which put the lexical knowledge and ability of the student to the test.
Maestría (C2 MASTERY) -MASTERY-
This is the highest level of the Intensive Courses. It demands a lot of effort and application on the part of the student. It deals with difficult aspects of Spanish even for Spanish speakers, for example the position of adjectives in prepositions, difficult cases of the subjunctive, acronyms and homonyms, rules of prepositions etc. Unaltered texts are employed to ensure the acquisition of new vocabulary and the understanding of genuine reading matter.
Gabi G. (Hungary)
I spend four months in Costa de Valencia and I truly had the time of my life!…