Time to Improve!

Introducing the Improve Speaking! and Improve Listening! Workshops. These standalone 2hr sessions are designed for students in Elementary (A1), Lower Intermediate (A2) and Upper Intermediate (B1) levels.

The Workshops are lots of fun. Expect group and solo work to really get to the nitty gritty of speaking and listening. The idea is to work on these skills separately so that when you're back in the big wide Spanish-speaking world you can communicate more effectively.

Designed with the CEFR and DELE in mind

Another nifty thing is that we've designed the workshops to align with the CEFR levels and to support you if you're interested in taking one of the DELE exams (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera). 

The DELE is an excellent way to certify your level of Spanish. It's a serious undertaking but well worth it. For most students, preparation for the exams is in itself the reason to take the exams, because in the process you learn so much. For more information on the CEFR and DELE click here.

So the DELE is an excellent thing to work towards. But first things first: take the first steps and skill up in one of our Workshops!

Which Workshop for my level?

Don't know which Workshop is right for your level? Check out the Summer Intensives LEVEL GUIDE!

Improve Workshop Dates in the January Summer Intensives


Improve Workshops Summer 2018

Improve Speaking Workshops (A1, A2, B1) (2 hours)

To get better at speaking, you need to talk about things you don't usually talk about. And experts say that speaking is much more beneficial and enjoyable with other people! ;)

These 2hr workshops combine the challenge of broaching new subject matter with the fun of being in class with a like-minded group of language-learners. Exercises, topics and 'talking points' are selected for your level so you can take that next step and speak with greater confidence.

What you workshop...

  • ​Short activities in different scenarios selected for your level
  • Practice speaking using different registers (formal and informal contexts)
  • Group speaking activities to facilitate fluency
  • Activities designed to develop particular strengths (for example, narration and description)

 

Improve Speaking! Elementary (A1) aligns with the CEFR scheme for preparation for the oral communication component of the A1 DELE examination (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

Click here for more information or to sign up.

Improve Speaking! Lower Intermediate (A2) aligns with the CEFR scheme for preparation for the oral communication component of the A2 DELE examination (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

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Improve Speaking! Upper Intermediate (B1) aligns with the CEFR scheme for preparation for the oral communication component of the B1 DELE examination (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

Click here for more information or to sign up.

Improve Listening Workshops (A1, A2, B1) (2 hours)

Listening comprehension requires you to 'train your ear' - and this training takes time and dedication.

In these 2hr workshop, you get the opportunity to work on listening exercises set for your level, both individually and with the others in your group. The idea is to move from passively hearing Spanish being spoken to actively strengthening your capacity to discern, understand and interpret exactly what's being said. 

What you workshop ...

  • Lots of short listening exercises with different Spanish speakers selected for your level
  • Activities incorporate different accents of Spanish
  • Comprehension practice across different contexts: for example, radio, TV and podcasts

Improve Listening! Elementary (A1) aligns with the CEFR scheme for preparation for the listening comprehension component of the A1 DELE examination (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

Click here for more information or to sign up.

Improve Listening! Lower Intermediate (A2) aligns with the CEFR scheme for preparation for the listening comprehension component of the A2 DELE examination (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

Click here for more information or to sign up.

Improve Listening! Upper Intermediate (B1) aligns with the CEFR scheme for preparation for the listening comprehension component of the B1 DELE examination (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

Click here for more information or to sign up.

IMPROVE LISTENING & SPEAKING TIMETABLE

Improve Speaking
Elementary (A1) Tuesday January 15, 6.30-8.30pm MELBOURNE CBD
Lower Intermediate (A2) Tuesday January 15, 6.30-8.30pm MELBOURNE CBD
Upper Intermediate (B1) Tuesday January 15, 6.30-8.30pm MELBOURNE CBD
Improve Listening
Elementary (A1) Monday January 14, 3.30-5.30pm MELBOURNE CBD
Lower Intermediate (A2) Monday January 14, 3.30-5.30pm MELBOURNE CBD
Upper Intermediate (B1) Monday January 14, 3.30-5.30pm MELBOURNE CBD

 


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