Travel to Mexico, study and learn Spanish abroad in our Spanish Language School
 
 
 
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Mariano Escobedo #32
Col. Centro, C.P. 76000
Querétaro, Qro., México
Phone: +52 (442) 214-4023
Fax: +52 (442) 214-2628
info@ole.edu.mx
 
 
 

levels
OLÉ offers 10 levels of 50 hours each, except for the Superior Level which has no time limits. This is a short description of each level. If you need a longer description or a syllabus for academic credits, please contact us.

1. Beginner low: The objective of this level is to give the student the confidence and ability to communicate with basic commands in daily life situations at home, shops, restaurants, banks, among others; exchange greetings and introductions and learn vocabulary of objects
in their immediate environment.
2. Beginner mid: The objective of this level is for the student to be able to start simple conversations, ask questions and respond about his/her basic needs and expand their vocabulary to other areas of the environment that surrounds them.
3. Beginner high: At the end of this level the student will be able to express in a simple manner his/her preferences and maintain conversations in present tense centered mainly in basic personal information and limited activities. Students will be able to respond to simple and direct questions or requests for information.
4. Intermediate low: At the end of this level the student will be able to understand and identify simple historical and cultural information; give and receive instructions; narrate and describe in simple sentences. Student will handle present tense and begin with past tense and their
conversation will be centered in topics related to personal information and will be able to apply the knowledge to new situations.
5. Intermediate mid: At the end of this level the student will be able to describe places, express moods, habits and costumes and manage with greater fluency and confidence basic and more complex needs. Student will handle present and past tense. Students will be able to use the imperative form and also they will begin linking their ideas to form paragraphs.
6. Intermediate high: At the end of this level, students will be able to carry on a conversation with confidence mainly of topics related to routine activities and social situations; they will also be able to compare and describe non specialized situations like in school, personal interests, and some events in work; give his/her opinion in favor and against situations and make plans. Student will handle at the end of this level the present, past and future tense, and begin with subjunctive.
7. Advanced low: At the end of this level the student will be able to narrate and describe in all time frames but limited to a paragraph length dialogue; student will be able to handle unexpected events of a routine situation, begin and maintain informal and some formal conversations specially related with home, school, cultural and recreational interests but not in more complex and specialized situations from work or current events.
8. Advanced mid: At the end of this level the student will be able to communicate in complex situations and will begin to communicate with more specialized vocabulary pertaining to his/her area of interest as well as some current events; also students will be able to give an opinion but still not with structured argument. Students will be able to describe in all major time frames and handle unexpected turn of events of situations they are familiar with.
9. Advanced high: The student will be able to communicate and express complex opinions, explain in detail and fully narrate in all time frames. Student will begin to have structured argument to support his/her opinions and begin to construct hypotheses but mostly discuss topics in a concrete way. Student will be able to compare, interview and summarize essays; elaborate curriculums and biographies.
10. Superior: Students in this level are able to communicate with accuracy and fluency. Students will be able to discuss their opinions in an extensive way and give structured argument to support his/her opinions in a variety of general, technical, social and political topics;
also, student will be able to develop hypotheses. This level helps the student to handle formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives in an ample of general and specialized topics of interest. In general the objective of this level is to improve students’ written and oral communication, listening comprehension and reading abilities to a level in which there is almost no pattern of error in the use of language structures.