1 Instituto Cervantes New York ICNY Academic Program 2014/15 Welcome to the best place to learn Spanish in New York
2 211 East 49th Street New York, NY newyork.cervantes.org Executive Office Ignacio Olmos. Executive Director Ana I. Álvarez Estévez. Administrative Assistant Administration María José Artés Rodríguez. Administrative Director Olga Huerta Rodríguez. Administrative Assistant Cultural Department Ana Vázquez Barrado. Head of Cultural Activities Soledad López Hernández. Administrative Assistant Library Carmen Delibes Senna-Cheribbo. Library Director Richard Heyer. Assistant Librarian Aníbal Arocho. Assistant Librarian Ramón Fernández. Library Support Academic Department Fernando López Murcia. Academic Director Alana Dapena Fraiz. Academic Coordinator Juan M. Hernández Fernández. Academic Coordinator Marketing Department Andrés Durán Chase. Marketing Coordinator Jorge Muñoz. Marketing Coordinator Press and Comunication Alana Dapena Fraiz Membership Alana Dapena Fraiz Aníbal Arocho Facilities Management Ramón Fernández. Audiovisual Technician Front Desk María J. Núñez. Receptionist Pedro Arango. Receptionist TEACHERS Ainoa Íñigo (Spain) Alejandra Parra (Mexico) Alejandro Aragón (Cuba) Alexander Pérez (Cuba) Alicia Violán (Spain) Amanda Roca (Spain) Ana Esteban (Spain) Carmen Cabrera (Spain) Carmen Valenzuela (Spain) Carlos González (Mexico) Celia Pérez-Ventura (Venezuela) Daniela Matus (Chile) Enrique García. AVE Coordinator (Spain) Ernesto Fedukovitch (Argentina) Fabián González (Argentina) Gemma Baltasar (Spain) Haritz Goya (Spain) Irene Lozano (Spain) Irma Cedeño (Dominican Republic) Javier Labrador (Cuba) Jorge Muñoz (Spain) Jorge Valdíriz (Venezuela) José Ignacio Callén. DELE Coordinator (Spain) Leonor Pons (Spain) Leyma López (Cuba) Lola Aparicio (Argentina) María Fernández (Spain) María Stamenkovic (Spain) Mariel Acosta (Argentina) Marlenys Villamar (Cuba) Marta Fernández (Spain) Marta Hernández (Spain) Mónica Flores (Argentina) Mónica Parra (Colombia) Noemí Montero (Spain) Nora Yepes (Colombia) Pablo Moraga (Argentina) Sarah Rubio (Spain) Teresa Caro (Puerto Rico) Vanesa Albertos (Spain) Vanesa Ramírez (Spain) Verónica Gálvez (Spain) Yurién Ribot (Cuba) This project was made possible thanks to the tireless efforts of Carlos David González (creative concept and photography), Sarah Rubio (creative concept and photography) and Verónica Gálvez (creative concept and production); and to the participation of the entire staff of Instituto Cervantes New York, whose cooperation has been indispensable.
3 Introduction Bienvenidos al Instituto Cervantes! Why Spanish? Why Instituto Cervantes? Our Unique Cultural Program Registration and Placement Test Calendar Language courses Adults General Courses Special Courses & Workshops Fees, Discounts and Course Materials Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language Private Lessons Customized Courses for Corporations DELE Official Certification of Proficiency in Spanish AVE Spanish Tutorial Program Online Courses for Kids and Teens My First Words in Spanish Kids & Teens Spanish Camps Hola, Brooklyn! Policies FAQ Ainoa Íñigo Alejandra Parra Alejandro Aragón Alexander Pérez Alicia Violán Amanda Roca Ana Esteban Carmen Cabrera Carlos González Celia Pérez-Ventura Daniela Matus Enrique García Ernesto FedukovitCH Fabián González Gemma Baltasar Haritz Goya Irene Lózano Irma Cerdeno Javier Labrador Jorge Muñoz Jorge Valdíriz Mexico Cuba Cuba Mexico venezuela Chile argentina argentina Dominican Republic Cuba venezuela José Ignacio Callén Leonor Pons Leyma López Lola Aparicio María Fernández María Stamenkovic Mariel Acosta Marlenys Villamar Marta Fernández Marta Hernández Mónica Flores Mónica Parra Noemí Montero Nora Yepes Pablo Moraga Sarah Rubio Teresa Caro Vanesa Albertos Vanesa Ramírez Verónica Gálvez Yurién Ribot Cuba argentina argentina Cuba argentina Colombia Colombia argentina Puerto Rico Cuba José Ignacio Callén Spanish teacher
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5 BIENVENIDOS AL INSTITUTO CERVANTES! Welcome to the best place to learn Spanish in New York. We are very excited to begin the Academic Year with great programs, excellent teachers and new courses for people of all ages and all levels of Spanish. We are also thrilled to continue offering Spanish classes in Brooklyn. At Instituto Cervantes you will learn much more than the Spanish language: you will be immersed in a rich and vibrant culture that spans the globe. And you will have access to our prestigious cultural center and the Jorge Luis Borges Library. So take a look at the great variety of classes and workshops that have been designed with your Spanish needs in mind. We look forward to seeing you in class. Bienvenidos! 5
6 WhY Spanish? It s Everywhere Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world, with about 400 million speakers. Here in the United States, there are almost 50 million Spanish speakers from all regions of Spain and Latin America. In New York City, you are bound to run into someone who speaks Spanish. Fun The Spanish language is at the core of a vibrant and diverse cultural heritage. Learning Spanish allows you to get closer to the rich history, culinary traditions, art, and culture of the Spanish speaking world. Spanish is the primary language of 21 countries. It is a great ally for travel and a great way to communicate and make friends here and abroad. Professional Having Spanish as a second language is a great professional asset in today s globalized economy. Particularly here in the United States, being fluent in Spanish is a competitive advantage that can bring better career and business opportunities. Smart Recent studies have shown that people who speak more than one language develop many cognitive advantages, such as problem solving, creative thinking, enhanced intellectual performance and better memory. Whatever your reason is for learning or brushing up on your Spanish, Instituto Cervantes is the right place to start. Why Instituto Cervantes? Excellence Instituto Cervantes is the only non-profit organization of its kind, created and endorsed by the government of Spain with the mission to promote the language and culture of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. It is the largest organization in the world that teaches Spanish to non-native speakers, with seventy centers in over thirty countries. Convenience and Effectiveness You can enjoy convenient day, evening and Saturday classes in our comfortable, modern facilities, which are wheelchair accessible. Our state-of-the-art classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards (interactive white boards), flatscreen televisions and Wi-Fi Internet access, for a truly dynamic and participatory learning experience. 6 Value We offer a great variety of affordable Spanish language classes at all levels, including special business courses, classes for doctors and teachers, kids and teens programs, and cultural courses. Our experienced teachers are highly qualified, native Spanish speakers from Latin America and Spain. Free Instituto Cervantes Membership Instituto Cervantes is much more than a place to learn Spanish; it is a prestigious and vibrant cultural center. When you enroll in a Spanish class at Instituto Cervantes, you automatically receive an individual membership valid for the duration of your course. Membership includes full borrowing privileges at our Library, access to cultural activities and special discounts to associated stores and restaurants.
7 Our Unique Cultural Program A Rich Cultural Calendar At Instituto Cervantes, an incredibly rich heritage is at your fingertips. We offer an exciting cultural program that showcases the best in literature, film, music, theater, dance, visual arts and thought from Spain and Latin America. Instituto Cervantes collaborates frequently with other cultural institutions to bring major Spanish and Latin American cultural figures to New York. Explore the legacy of great Spanish and Latin American artists like Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Frida Kahlo and De Falla and discover today s cutting edge figures like Pedro Almodóvar, Ferrán Adrià, Mario Vargas Llosa and many others. Our auditorium, exhibition gallery, and the Jorge Luis Borges Library and its spectacular garden are open to the public. Make sure you take full advantage of your free membership and get the most out of Instituto Cervantes. For more information on our cultural program, please visit our website: newyork.cervantes.org, or call To join our mailing list and receive our electronic weekly newsletter, please send an to The Jorge Luis Borges Library As a student, you will receive a free membership for the duration of your course to the Jorge Luis Borges Library. We encourage you to use it and enjoy it. The library is a wonderful resource for all types of users: students at all levels, from elementary to graduate school, students of Spanish as a foreign language, teachers and scholars as well as the general public. Members also have access to the Electronic Library! With our new lending service patrons can easily consult our complete electronic collection, including audiobooks, e-books, video stories, along with access to databases, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, magazines and newspapers. Anyone with an ICNY membership card and connection to internet can access the platform and download or borrow an e-book. Library Hours Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30am to 7:30pm Thursday & Friday 12:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 1:30pm Sunday & Monday Closed Phone: ext. 4 Celia Pérez-Ventura Spanish teacher 7
8 Registration and Placement test Instituto Cervantes offers a wide range of Spanish classes and workshops for students of all ages and levels of proficiency. You can easily register for classes online, by phone or in person. Private and corporate lessons are also available. Online newyork.cervantes.org By phone ext. 3 In person 211 East 49th Street, New York PLACEMENT TEST New students with a prior knowledge of Spanish are required to take a placement test to assign them to the appropriate course level. The placement test has a fee of $38 which must be paid before the oral portion is completed. This fee will be deducted from the cost of the course at the time of registration (within one year) or will be reimbursed if the course is cancelled due to lack of students. The test consists of two parts: WRITTEN: a multiple choice section, followed by a short writing sample. ORAL: a brief conversation with a teacher. The test is offered Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm; and Friday from 9am to 3pm. An appointment is necessary. The written part of the test is also available via . You may request it at María Núñez Receptionist 8
9 Fall 2014 Regitration begins July 15 Open House September Week Regular Monday Sep 29 to Friday Dec 19 5-Week Intensive 1 Wednesday Sep 3 to Wednesday Sep 24 or Tuesday Sep 2 to Thursday Sep 23 5-Week Intensive 2 Monday Sep 29 to Monday Nov 3 or Tuesday Sep 30 to Thursday Oct 30 5-Week Intensive 3 Wednesday Nov 5 to Monday Dec 8 or Tuesday Nov 4 to Thursday Dec 11 Holidays: Labor Day: Sep 1, Columbus Day: Oct 13, Veterans Day: Nov 11, Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov 27, 28 & 29, Christmas: Dec 25, 26 & 29, New Year: Jan 1 Spring 2015 Regitration begins February Week Regular Monday Apr 6 to Monday Jun 15 5-Week Intensive 1 Monday Apr 6 to Wednesday May 6 or Tuesday Apr 7 to Thursday May 7 5-Week Intensive 2 Monday May 11 to Monday Jun 15 or Tuesday May 12 to Thursday Jun 11 Holidays: Good Friday: Apr 3, Memorial Day: May 25 Winter 2015 Regitration begins October Week Regular Monday Jan 12 to Monday Mar 30 5-Week Intensive 1 Monday Jan 12 to Wednesday Feb 18 or Tuesday Jan 13 to Thursday Feb 12 5-Week Intensive 2 Monday Feb 23 to Wednesday Mar 25 or Tuesday Feb 17 to Thursday Mar 19 Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan 19, Presidents Day: Feb 16 Summer 2015 Regitration begins April Week Regular Friday Jun 19 to Friday Aug 28 5-Week Intensive 1 Monday Jun 22 to Wednesday Jul 22 or Tuesday Jun 23 to Thursday Jul 23 5-Week Intensive 2 Monday Jul 27 to Wednesday Aug 26 or Tuesday Jul 28 to Monday Jul 27 Super Intensive Monday Jul 6 to Friday Jul 17 Monday Jul 20 to Friday Jul 31 Monday Aug 3 to Friday Aug 14 Monday Aug 17 to Friday Aug 28 Holidays: Independence Day: Jul 3 & 4 Each 10-week course is comprised of 30 hours of class. Courses meet once a week for 3 hours per class, or twice a week for 1.5 hours per class. 5-week intensive courses meet twice a week for 3 hours per class. Conversation courses are comprised of 20 hours of class, meeting once a week for 2 hours during 10 weeks. Super intensive courses meet every day (3 hours per class) Monday thru Friday, during 2 weeks. The course schedule for each term will be available online at newyork.cervantes.org the day registration begins (see above). Course dates are subject to change. Please contact the Academic Dept. at ext. 3 for specific course details.
10 LANGUAge Courses for adults It s never too late to learn Spanish! Whether for your own personal enrichment or for professional reasons, Instituto Cervantes is the place to learn Spanish in New York (Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn). We offer a wide variety of courses at all levels with convenient schedules, affordable prices, state of the art facilites and effective teaching methods to get you speaking Spanish from day one! For more information on our classes for adults in Brooklyn, go to page 24. Carlos González Spanish teacher 10
11 Adults General courses BEGINNER A1 This level is for students with no prior knowledge, or a very basic knowledge, of Spanish. Students will understand and use familiar expressions, communicate basic phrases used in everyday situations, introduce themselves and others, and ask or answer simple questions. At the end of this course you will be able to interact in Spanish in a basic manner. THIS LEVEL IS COMPRISED OF TWO COURSES: A1.1 + A1.2 A2 ADVANCED BEGINNER Understand and employ full sentences and frequently used expressions in personal, shopping, local environment, and employment contexts. Learn to describe routine tasks. Describe your background, immediate environment and current situation in simple terms. THIS LEVEL IS COMPRISED OF THREE COURSES: A2.1 + A2.2 + A2.3 B1 INTERMEDIATE Learn to formulate simple, connected sentences on familiar or interesting topics. Understand and employ descriptions of commonplace situations at work, school or leisure. Describe experiences, events, hopes, and ambitions, or briefly give reasons for opinions and plans. Students will be able to communicate at a basic level while traveling in a Spanish speaking country. THIS LEVEL IS COMPRISED OF FIVE COURSES: B1.1 + B1.2 + B1.3 + B1.4 + B1.5 B2 ADVANCED Understand the main abstract and concrete ideas in complex texts. Interact fluently and spontaneously with native speakers, without strain for either party. Write clear, detailed essays on a wide range of subjects, and explain your point of view in detail. THIS LEVEL IS COMPRISED OF FIVE COURSES: B2.1 + B2.2 + B2.3 + B2.4 + B2.5 C1 SUPERIOR Recognize nuance and subtext in a wide range of texts. Express yourself fluently and spontaneously. Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Write clear, well structured essays on complex subjects, showing controlled use of grammatical patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. THIS LEVEL IS COMPRISED OF SIX COURSES: C1.1 + C1.2 + C1.3 + C1.4 + C1.5 + C1.6
12 special courses & WORKSHOPS CONVERSATION All levels This lively course helps students develop vocabulary, reinforce grammatical structures, and learn and utilize new expressions and colloquialisms. Students will improve their speaking skills and become more confident and proficient in Spanish. They will discuss current events, brainstorm to solve problems, perform role-playing exercises, and deliver oral presentations. Excerpts from movies and news clips will be used as springboards for discussion. SPANISH FOR Heritage Speakers All levels Designed for Spanish speakers who want to improve their Spanish grammar and vocabulary, this course will also expand your knowledge about the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Classwork includes reading and discussing relevant topics and current issues in Spain and Latin America, as well as Latino culture in the United States. Grammar Reinforcement Workshops All levels These three-hour workshops are designed to help students reinforce and master complex grammatical structures. Brush up on topics like the subjunctive, pronouns, all the different past tenses, conditionals and more. CASUAL FRIDAYS All levels Chat in Spanish over a glass of wine and boost your conversation skills in Spanish in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Each session focuses on an interesting topic related to Spanish & Latin American culture. Offered monthly on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL Level required: A2 Provides the basic knowledge of Spanish required to communicate easily and effectively with Spanish-speaking patients in a healthcare setting. The course focuses on the communication skills and technical vocabulary required for the reception and admission of patients, diagnostic interviews, case descriptions, and institutional procedures and processes, with an emphasis on different terminologies used in Latin America. Travel to the Spanish World Northern Spain Workshop Level required: A2 Are you planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? Do you enjoy talking about traveling? Are you interested in discovering new places to visit? Learn about the rich history, as well as the artistic and culinary traditions of different parts of Spain and Latin America and practice your Spanish at the same time! SPANISH FOR BUSINESS Level required: B1 This course is ideal for professionals of all levels who wish to learn the language and norms of business communication and business practices in the Spanishspeaking world. Students will learn how to handle a variety of day-to-day business situations and acquire the language and proper etiquette necessary to conduct business in Spanish. 12
13 SPANISH Composition Level required: B1 This special course for intermediate and advanced students broadens their repertoire of vocabulary and idioms, and encourages them to improve their grammar and learn techniques for better written communication. Topics include punctuation, clarity of written expression, style, and the art of writing. Conversation & Grammar Level required: B1 Designed for Spanish speakers who want to improve their Spanish grammar and vocabulary, this course will also expand your knowledge about the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Classwork includes reading and discussing relevant topics and current issues in Spain and Latin America, as well as Latino culture in the United States. Fantastic Literature: Julio Cortázar & Horacio Quiroga Level required: B1 This course is designed to offer a better understanding of the fantastic and supernatural genre by focusing on two famous Argentinian writers: Julio Cortázar and Horacio Quiroga. Their most relevant stories will be analyzed in detail and the class will discuss various related aspects, such as historical and psychological contexts. The course curriculum also includes a brief account of the life and work of these writers, as well as the study of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions used by them. Hispanic Blogosphere Course Level required: B1 This course will review a variety of texts that establish a unique relationship between words and images. The hybrid passages touch on numerous themes, written by important Hispanic writers (Yoani Sánchez, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Andrés Trapiello, Juan José Millás ) for online publication, and suggest a new way of reading images and texts. Marlenys Villamar Spanish teacher 13
14 B2 Idioms Level required: B2 New course about sayings, proverbs, colloquial and idiomatic expressions used in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. This course is designed to allow the students expand their vocabulary while learning and deepening their cultural knowledge of countries where Spanish is spoken. It is intended to meet the students linguistic needs and provide them with a broader understanding of everyday expressions in the language, enjoying the language more and using expressions as Spanish native speakers do. Poet in New York: The Poetic-Photographic Tale of a Journey to the Modern City Level required: B2 This workshop will analyze Poet in New York through the photographs and montages that Lorca wanted to illustrate his book. Viewing this seminal work through a visual lens allows us to see Lorca s book as one of the avant-garde s most original productions, in which the poet takes readers through a poetic-photographic journey to the modern city. BOOK CLUB Level required: B2 Each week, students will read a short story, essay, or part of a novel by a renowned Spanish-speaking writer. Through reading and class discussion, students will improve their language skills, as they become acquainted with some of the most important authors in the Spanish language. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of the Jorge Luis Borges Library during this course. Soledad López Administrative assistant 14 14
15 Conversations on Spanish and Latin American Cinema Level required: B2 Watch, analyze and discuss fragments of contemporary films in Spanish, while you strengthen your Spanish comprehension, vocabulary, and conversational skills. Conversations About Art Level required: B2 By examining and analyzing different works of art, students will improve their linguistic skills as they take part in guided discussions on Spanish and Latin American culture, with an emphasis on the visual arts in Spain. Spanish and Latin American Literature: A Panorama Level required: B2 Students will become acquainted with the most important Hispanic literary movements, as well as the diverse socio-cultural aspects that helped shape them. They will strengthen and develop their reading and writing skills and their linguistic ability by analyzing landmark works and authors of the Spanish and Latin American literary canon. TEXT and images Level required: C1 This advanced, interdisciplinary conversation course analyzes and explores diverse paintings, photography, advertising, short films, and literary texts by various authors from different periods and traditions in the Hispanic world. Students will improve their linguistic skills by participating in class discussions and delivering oral presentations. Creative Writing Workshop Level required: C1 A ten-week fiction and non-fiction workshop for those who want to write, but don t know where to begin, or for those who have written before and want to keep doing it. This course aims to give students the tools that will allow them to discover and nurture their own narrative voice in Spanish. Students will be introduced to the following genres: chronicle, personal essay, short story, autobiography, and travelogue, with an emphasis on fictional narrative. Firm and helpful feedback will be provided for weekly writing assignments. Are You Staying For Dinner? Tapas Workshop Level required: A1 Learn how to make delicious tapas from Spain! In this 3-hour hands-on cooking workshop of Spanish gastronomy, students will travel with their senses through the Spanish geography and its rich culinary traditions. I Am Bringing Dessert Desserts Workshop Level required: A1 Drop by the kitchen and enjoy the aroma and flavor of three delicious Spanish desserts. These will be tasted in combination with wines that enhance and perfectly balance the flavors, helping you produce a truly unique, authentic and delectable dessert. Prior to the hands-on creation of the desserts, students will learn about the rich history and cultural significance of desserts in Spain. 15
16 Adult Courses: Fees, Discounts & Course Materials FEES 30 hours (mornings/afternoons) $ hours (evenings/saturdays) $ hours (special courses) $ hours (special courses) $375 Discounts The following discounts are available and may be combined up to a maximum of 25% off each course: 15% Early Registration for Returning Students Discount For IC students enrolled in one of the two previous terms. Students must register before the early registration deadline. Notices with the coupon codes are sent via and posted in the classroom. 10% Senior Citizens or Students Discount Senior (65 and over) or student ID must be presented at the registration office before the first class. In order to receive the early registration discount, the student must register by the early registration deadline. Discounts not requested at the time of enrollment may not be claimed at a later time. When applying online: Any self-applied discounts will be verified internally and, if applied incorrectly, the amount of the discount will be charged to their credit card. For senior citizen or student discounts, proof of ID must be provided within a week of registration. This can be done in person, by fax to , or via at Course Materials All regular language courses require a textbook. Books are not included in the registration fees and can be purchased online at the time of registration, or at the Academic Department on the 2nd floor. Verónica Gálvez Spanish teacher 16
17 Teachers of spanish as a Foreign Language III Beginner s Course for Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language A series of exceptionally priced theoretical and practical workshops, this beginners course focuses on developing the first stage of didactic competence in teaching Spanish. Now in its third edition, this course will help teachers navigate the Spanish classroom more effectively by developing their practical basic skills and their knowledge of the Spanish language. We will reflect on the principles of the Spanish language, analyze them from a Spanish teacher s point of view, and provide a solid theoretical foundation for good educational practices. To receive a certificate of completion issued by Instituto Cervantes and the Education Office of the Spanish Consulate in New York, participants must attend workshops, participate in class, observe Spanish classes at ICNY, and submit a final paper. They must not exceed two absences and are required to attend all Spanish class observation sessions. To enroll, please submit your résumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in teaching Spanish to the Academic Director: Schedule: September 26, February 13, Fridays 6pm to 9pm. Registration fee: $700 (must be paid in full). 5% discount for ICNY members and visiting professors from the Spanish Ministry of Education. VI WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: INTEGRATING LITERATURE INTO THE ELE CLASSROOM Literature is used to express emotions, ideas and universal human values, which are present in virtually every culture. After decades of marginalization, literary texts have been gradually reintegrated into ELE instruction manuals as teaching material, in large part due to the development of the communicative approach. Many instructors, however, are still reluctant to use them, especially with the beginner levels. Our goal will be to reflect on the use of literary material as an enhancing agent of cross-cultural communication, intersubjective experience and collaborative learning in the classroom. To do so, we will work with different teaching sequences drawn from diverse literary texts (narrative, poetry & dramatic) and designed for various proficiency levels. Schedule: Saturday October 18, from 10am to 4pm (lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30pm). Registration fee: $95 (before September 13) / $100 (after September 13). Registration & information: ext. 3. Grammar: A Challenge to the Student or to the Teacher? Spanish grammar can be as difficult for the student to learn as it is for the instructor to teach. This is particularly the case with Anglophone students, or students for whom English is a second language, who in many cases are discouraged by Spanish grammar s complexity. Being aware of Spanish grammatical structures can significantly improve the teaching-learning process, by enabling the instructor to abandon seemingly endless lists and instead utilize more meaningful and logical techniques. There is no magic formula to learn Spanish grammar, but there are ways to make it easier for the instructor and student alike. Schedule: Thursday October 2 thru Thursday December 11, 6-9pm Registration fee: $565. Registration & information: Check online for more schedules throughout the school year. 17
18 PRIVATE LESSONs Tailor your instruction to your level of Spanish and your schedule for a one on one learning experience. We offer private lessons for all levels, either individually, or in small groups of two or three. You can take these private lessons at Instituto Cervantes or at your home or office. A schedule must be created before the start of each course. FEEs Prices per hour for corporate and private lessons Individual 2-3 students On-site $90 $120 Off-site $100 $130 Minimum purchase of ten hours required. Must be used within three months. No refunds or credits on cancellations. Payment must be received in full before the sessions start. Reschedule of a class is only possible if the student contacts the teacher directly at least 48 hours before the class. If you are interested in private lessons for small groups of four students or more, please contact us for a customized arrangement at Vanesa Albertos Spanish teacher 18
19 Customized Courses for Corporations Improve your Business with Spanish Expand the range of your business performance in Spanish-speaking countries Reach new customers and business opportunities in the Spanish and Latin American market at home and abroad Motivate your employees performance and enhance their expertise Take advantage of Spanish as a valuable tool for professional international communications Acquire specialized business vocabulary and oral and writing capabilities Learn the importance of cultural nuances in negotiations THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS Instituto Cervantes offers high-quality Spanish instruction designed specifically for corporations. We work with you to develop a program of Spanish instruction tailored to your corporation s linguistic and business needs. Classes can start at any time during the year, with flexible daytime or evening schedules. All levels are offered, as well as courses specifically geared towards business Spanish. Programs that Suit you Courses are customized according to your business requirements, number of employees and their Spanish proficiency level. Flexible Dates and Times Make it easy for your employees to learn Spanish with convenient daytime or evening hours. We Can Come To You Classes can take place at our facility, conveniently located in Manhattan, or at your own business address. Placement tests will be administered before the start of the course to determine the students level of proficiency. Learning materials are not included in the registration fees. For more information please call ext. 3 or 19
20 DELE Official Certification of Proficiency in Spanish If you speak Spanish but do not have a diploma to prove it, or if your workplace requires a certificate of Spanish proficiency that is valid worldwide, you can apply at Instituto Cervantes for the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), Spanish as a Second Language Diploma. Issued by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Educaciton, this diploma is an official certificate of your level of competence in Spanish. It certifies your achieved level of ability, regardless of where and when you carried out your Spanish studies, and it is valid indefinitely. Besides the Castilian standard, any Hispanic linguistic standard will be considered valid for the diploma, as long as it is used by wide groups of speakers and adhered to consistently by the candidate. The DELE exam is offered in April, May, July and November at Instituto Cervantes New York, as well as other examination centers throughout the United States. Check online for the specific dates. For more information on the DELE, including exam preparation, please call ext. 3, us at or visit diplomas.cervantes.es Currently available proficiency level examinations: A1 Level A1 Beginner proficiency in Spanish. A1 Attests to having the linguistic ability necessary to understand and LEVEL use everyday expressiones in order to satisfy basic needs. A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 A2 LEVEL B1 LEVEL B2 LEVEL C1 LEVEL C2 LEVEL Level A2 Advanced beginner proficiency in Spanish. Attests to having the linguistic ability necessary to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. Level B1 Intermediate proficiency in Spanish. Attests to the linguistic ability necessary to understand and adequately react in everyday situations, to communicate needs and wishes in a basic way. Level B2 Advanced proficiency in Spanish. Attests to the linguistic ability necessary to handle everyday situations, in normal communicative circumstances, which do not require specialized use of the language. Level C1 Highly advanced proficiency in Spanish. Attests to having the linguistic ability necessary to use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Level C2 Nearly native proficiency in Spanish. Attests to the linguistic ability necessary to handle situations that require an advanced use of the knowledge of the cultural customs embedded within it. 20