Atlanta Spanish Classes – AILI offers a multitude of Spanish courses from the earliest basic Spanish lessons to advanced Spanish courses. The Spanish language holds a wealth of opportunity. Speakers of a second language have better job prospects and travel opportunities, but more importantly a broadened worldview. We have experienced, native instructors that keep you interested and engaged. Whether you want customized learning in private lessons, or group classes, we can help. ¡Practica tu español!
*Courses include 10 consecutive weekly classes (barring major holidays). Classes meet once a week for 2 hours at our location, or online. The curriculum of our language program is built for groups of three to nine students who complete the material in ten weeks. We also offer more immersive classes that are seven weeks for two students, and five weeks for private lessons.
In the first level, you will learn the basics of Spanish: syllables and the pronunciation system, along with the alphabet. You will also learn numbers and dates, pronouns, greetings and how to make a personal introduction. Included in vocabulary are adjectives: definitions and types.
Verb types covered are the Present Indicative: “ser” and “estar”.
You will have an introduction to Spanish grammar, covering the basics, such as: nouns (number and gender), articles, using the present tense, along with common irregular verbs. Also covered is the past tense (“Rito Perfecto” and “Copreteacute”) for regular verbs.
In this level, you will continue to learn the basics of Spanish grammar, including the structure of time. Verbs “ser” and “estar” (Presente Indicativo) are reviewed, and now we add in the present progressive. Verbs “ser” and “estar” (Futuro Indicativo); future indicative for regular verbs, and the participle of regular and irregular verbs. Past tense is now covered for irregular verbs.
Undefined pronouns, interrogative pronouns, possessive pronouns, and demonstrative pronouns are now covered. Adjective grades, possessive adjectives, and demonstrative adjectives are added.
Verb “haber” (personal and impersonal forms) and the imperative mood are now covered.
Spanish grammar: Verbs “saber” and “conocer” are covered, as are the verbs “ir”, “venir”, and “tener”.
The student will be able to use cohesive sets of sentences and expressions (derived from personal experiences and personalized vocabulary) to initiate and sustain conversations related to familiar and -occasionally- unfamiliar topics. They will be able to have the ability to communicate in different contexts and have enough control of speaking and writing for the language to be understood sufficiently by native Spanish speakers.
Comprehension: the student will be able to understand the main idea and enough details from a variety of discourses to make general interpretations and discuss personal opinions. They will be able to totally comprehend simple stories, descriptive texts, newspaper articles and chronicles, etc. if the writing is highly predictable.
Conditional tense is covered, along with using demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives, undefined pronouns and adjective grades.
The student will be able to use cohesive sets of sentences and expressions (derived from personal meanings and personalized vocabulary) to initiate and sustain conversations related to familiar and -occasionally- unfamiliar topics.
The student will be able to understand the main idea and enough details from a variety of discourses to make general interpretations and discuss personal opinions. They will be able to totally comprehend simple stories, descriptive texts, newspaper articles and chronicles, etc. if the writing is highly predictable.
Prepositions are covered, and use of direct and indirect objects. We also introduce Spanish pronouns DO and IO.
Communication: the student will possess sufficient control of the language in order to interact efficiently and effectively with a variety of speakers. He or she will be able to make cohesive sets of sentences and utilize a broad range of vocabulary when expressing personal and alien ideas in both a known sense and an unknown sense.
Comprehension: The student will be able to understand linguistically significant differences related to the Spanish language and are able to adjust and adapt to various conversations. They will be able to read and understand clearly writings such as literary works, reports, oral presentations, etc.