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Intakes:

Campus:
HELP CAT

Level of Study:
Certificate

Faculty:
Centre for General Subjects and Language

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About this course

Spanish, also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers across the world.

Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is also used as an official language by the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Union of South American Nations, and by many other international organizations.

It is estimated that more than 427 million people speak Spanish as a native language, which qualifies it as second on the lists of languages by number of native speakers. Instituto Cervantes claims that there are an estimated 472 million Spanish speakers with native competence and 567 million Spanish speakers as a first or second language—including speakers with limited competence—and more than 21 million students of Spanish as a foreign language.

Spanish is the official or national language in Spain, Equatorial Guinea, and 19 countries in the Americas. Speakers in the Americas total some 418 million. In the European Union, Spanish is the mother tongue of 8% of the population, with an additional 7% speaking it as a second language. Spanish is the most popular second language learned in the United States. In 2011 it was estimated by the American Community Survey that of the 55 million Hispanic United States residents who are five years of age and over, 38 million speak Spanish at home.

DELE SPANISH SHORT COURSES INTAKE 2019

 

DELE SYLLABUS/ RECOGNIZED WORLDWIDE/ TEACHING QUALITY GUARANTEED

At AULA CERVANTES-HELPCAT, we provide Spanish courses which align with the syllabus for the preparation of DELE Exam, which is organized by the Spanish government and recognized worldwide. Moreover, all our Spanish lecturers are academically qualified, therefore our teaching quality is guaranteed. We hope that you will enjoy the Spanish study experience with us!

In HELP CAT-Aula Cervantes, we offer Spanish short course according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. These levels are:


At AULA CERVANTES-HELPCAT, we provide Spanish courses which align with the syllabus for the preparation of DELE Exam, which is organized by the Spanish government and recognized worldwide. Moreover, all our Spanish lecturers are academically qualified, therefore our teaching quality is guaranteed. We hope that you will enjoy the Spanish study experience with us!

In HELP CAT-Aula Cervantes, we offer Spanish short course according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. These levels are:


 

A LEVEL GROUP – BASIC USER
LEVEL A1 (BREAKTHROUGH OR BEGINNER)
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

LEVEL A2 (WAYSTAGE OR ELEMENTARY)
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 their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


B LEVEL GROUP – INDEPENDENT USER
LEVEL B1 (THRESHOLD OR INTERMEDIATE)
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 while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

LEVEL B2 (VANTAGE OR UPPER INTERMEDIATE )
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
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.

 


C LEVEL GROUP – PROFICIENT USER
LEVEL C1 (EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY OR ADVANCED)
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
Can express ideas 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 organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

LEVEL C2 (MASTERY OR PROFICIENCY)
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Open the doors to communicate with the 400 million Spanish speakers of the World

Spoken by an estimated 400 million people worldwide, Spanish is currently the 4th most spoken language in the world.

Communicate with Spanish speakers in your own community

If you are from the United States, in many cities and rural areas you may be able to have frequent contact with native Spanish speakers.

Make your travel experiences more exciting and rewarding

There are 21 countries in the world that have Spanish as an official language. Knowing the language will make your travel experiences in beautiful Spain and Latin America much easier. A good grasp of the Spanish language will be a valuable window into helping you learn about the true culture of the areas you visit, which will truly enhance your travel experience.

Make yourself a more desirable employee and increase your job prospects

Knowledge of a foreign language can help open doors to job opportunities that you might not have had access to before. There are a number of jobs that require a basic proficiency in another language. In this global world, the more people that you can communicate with, the more valuable you are as an employee. You may even earn a larger salary because of your Spanish knowledge!

Prepare yourself for study abroad experiences

There are many universities, colleges, high schools and other organizations that offer a variety of study abroad programmes and exchanges. You may be required to have a year or a semester of language study in order to participate. Even if a study abroad programme does not require prior knowledge of Spanish, you will be at a great advantage when you study abroad if you have studied the language before arriving in the country. It will make it easier to make friends, shop for groceries and clothes, eat in restaurants and do many other essential things to help you enjoy your experience while abroad.

Improve your knowledge and understanding of your own language

English and other European languages have many words of Latin origin. Spanish, one of the Romance languages, comes from Latin. Since Latin roots are the basis of so many English words, especially scientific and technical words, knowledge of Spanish will help English speakers and, to an extent, other European language speakers, not only to expand their vocabulary, but also to better understand the words of their own language.

Make learning your next language easier

While language learning takes a lot of practice, hard work and dedication, the learning process actually develops a number of mental and social skills. These skills are transferable to other aspects of life and it has been said that once you become bilingual and have learnt one language, the next language you learn is easier to master.

Gain a greater appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures

If you want an insider’s view of Spanish and Latin American cultures, a knowledge of Spanish is essential. When you can read and understand Spanish, whether on the street, in the metro, on television or in the newspaper, not only will it make your life much easier, but it will allow you to gain a greater understanding of the culture. Knowledge of Spanish will also open up the world of literature, and an understanding of the history of the Spanish speaking countries will help you to understand the historical influences that still affect the culture today.

Enjoy Spanish music, theatre, film and literature in their original Spanish forms

Understanding Spanish will also open up the world of Spanish theatre to you, allow you to read great works of literature such as Miguel de Cervantes´ Don Quixote in their original forms, and watch Spanish language films without all the distracting subtitles. If you learn Spanish it will allow you to simply enjoy the films in their natural language. Oscar-winning films in Spanish include: Belle epoque (1993), All About My Mother (1999), The Sea Inside (2004) and Pan´s Labyrinth (2007). Famous Spanish-speaking actors include: Antonio Bandaras, Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayak.

There is also lots of wonderful Spanish and Latin American music. Popular Spanish-speaking musical artists include: Cuban Gloria Estefan, Colombian Shakira, Spanish Julio Iglesias as well as his son Enrique Iglesias, Puerto Rican Ricky Martin, and American Jennifer Lopez. Don’t just limit yourself to this list; there are many websites online where you can listen to many different and exciting types of Spanish and Latin American music.

Meet many new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime

When you learn a new language, such as Spanish, it opens up a whole new world of people that you can talk to that you may never have been able to communicate with before. This can give you many exciting opportunities to learn about other people’s cultures and form lifelong friendships.

APRIL INTAKE: 13th April – 29th June 2017


CClass Day

Semester Period:        1) 19 January – 30 March

                                    2) 13 April – 29 June

                                    3) 2 July – 8 August

                                    4) 1 October – 7 November

Day: Saturday

Spanish Level A1.1

10:00am – 1:00pm Room 533

Spanish Level A1.2

10:00am – 1:00pm Room 534

Spanish Level A2.2

10:00am – 1:00pm Room 516

Spanish Level B1.1

2:00pm – 5:00pm Room 533

Spanish Level B2.1

2:00pm – 5:00pm Room 521

 

Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official titles certifying degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.

The Instituto Cervantes organizes examination sessions, while the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams, and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams.


IMPORTANT

For each level, the class will only be started if there is at least 4 students in the class.

If there is not enough students for a semester in which you register, your fees paid will be brought forward to one semester if the class has at least 4 students, and you will be able to start attending the class. If the level you prefer to study does not have 4 students for two semester, your fees paid will be refunded to you.

Once you register, we presume that you accept this term and condition.


VENUE
All class will be conducted at HELP College of Arts and Technology

WAZE: HELP College of Arts and Technology

Address: Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official titles certifying degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The Instituto Cervantes organizes examination sessions, while the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams, and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams.

DELE EXAM AND ENROLMENT DATES FOR 2019

·         Call for exam in May 2019 (all the levels): May 24 – 26Last day of enrollment: March 29th, 2019.

·         Call for exam in November 2019 (all the levels): November 22 – 24Last day of enrollment: October 11th, 2019.

DELE for school students (DELE escolar): May 12th and November 19th (same last dates of enrollment as in the general DELE exams case).

 

Inquiry on DELE Exam and Enrollment: aula.kualalumpur@cervantes.es

DELE PREPARATION WORKSHOP (PLEASE REGISTER BY 1 APRIL 2019)

·         Level DELE A1
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Room 521
Fees (RM) (+GST) : 840

·         Level DELE A2
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Room 533
Fees (RM) (+GST) : 840

 

·         Level DELE B1A
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Room 534
Fees (RM) (+GST) : 840

DELE PREPARATION WORKSHOP (PLEASE REGISTER BY 13 OCTOBER 2019)

·         Level DELE A1
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Room 521
Fees (RM) (+GST) : 840

·         Level DELE A2
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Room 533
Fees (RM) (+GST) : 840

·         Level DELE B1A
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Room 534
Fees (RM) (+GST) : 840

 

Inquiry on DELE Exam Preparation Workshop: aula.kualalumpur@cervantes.es

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