We are going to take a look at the most common Spanish learning programs that we have found throughout our extensive experience in the teaching of our language.
Obviously, we are talking about our own experience, so, some of the programs that we are going to show you, probably sound very far away or you have never heard of them; maybe it is completely the opposite and you are very familiar with them; let’s see.
Most of the people interested in learning the Spanish language are interested because they have to cover their academic and/or professional curriculums with the best possible grade.
Within all these students (always talking about non-Spanish speaking countries), we find a large number coming from international schools. In these schools the main programs we work with are:
- International Baccalaureate and its Spanish program. It is for students between the ages of 3 and 19 and most students start their Spanish program at the age of 13 and extend it until the age of 19. This Spanish program is structured in three different courses with their own level of difficulty:
- The easiest level is the IB Spanish Ab Initio. It is a program that, even considering it as the most basic IB Spanish program, has a certain difficulty when we talk about Spanish and the learning of it. On the scale that determines the Spanish level A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, the Ab Initio program would be a program between A1-B1, always taking into account that A1 is the most basic level of Spanish and C2 is the highest level. There are many students who attend this program in their schools and there are also many students who contact us for help in order to complete it correctly.
- The intermediate level of IB Spanish is IB B SL; this acronym stands for Standard Level. This program already has a certain difficulty and we find many students with Spanish levels that are far from what their program requires. According to the scale that measures the Spanish acquired knowledge A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, the IB B SL program would be a program between B1-B2, always taking into account that A1 is the most basic level of Spanish and C2 is the highest level.As mentioned above, we also find many students who need help and are looking for a tutor to complete their IB B SL Spanish program correctly.
- The highest level of IB Spanish is IB B HL; HL stands for Higher Level. We have not really seen many students who have this program in their school curriculum, so we could not give you a quick and correct review of the program; our experience with students who have the Spanish Higher Level program is very limited. However, we can say that it is a difficult Spanish learning program for high school students.
- Cambridge IGCSE and its Spanish program. IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is designed for students between the ages of 14 and 16. We meet many students, again, who come to us for help with their IGCSE Spanish program. This program, from our perspective, is significantly easier than the IB programs, even the most basic one (Ab Initio), explained above.On the scale that measures the Spanish knowledge acquired A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, the IGCSE Spanish program would be a program between A1-A2 (with B1 knowledge), always taking into consideration that A1 is the most basic level of Spanish and C2 is the highest level.
- Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and its Spanish program. IGCSE stands for –International General Certificate of Secondary Education– and Pearson Edexcel is the academic name and brand that regulates Pearson’s academic qualifications.It is a program that consists of five levels if we are not wrong and is targeted at students between the ages of 5 and 19. We have worked with students in this program at its highest levels and we would say for sure that at those levels, it is a very difficult program.The intermediate and more basic levels are obviously affordable for the student.
Spanish tutor for students from international schools
As we have said before, the Spanish programs mentioned above are the most common school courses we have come across over the years.
Whether it is the IGCSE, IB, Edexcel GCSE or any other Spanish program, what we can assure you is that students in any program designed to learn Spanish in international schools always have serious problems to cover their Spanish curriculums.
From this perspective, we think that it is very positive for these students to have a Spanish tutor to guide them in their Spanish language program.
Obviously, the choice of a good teacher for these classes is essential in order to successfully cover the Spanish program.
The Spanish tutor is basically a guide who helps to achieve the academic goals of the person interested in learning the language.
In addition to all the teaching part, the tutor helps the student in the perseverance of learning Spanish, which is basic when you want to achieve good results in the Spanish journey.
We are convinced that at www.spanishacademy.net , we have the right tutors for this purpose since our teachers have a long experience and have worked with students in any field of Spanish teaching.
In no case will we go blind when we accompany you on the process of successfully completing your school’s program.
We also have a wide variety of teachers who adapt to the school needs of any student in any circumstance (whether it be age, difficulty of the program or oral, listening or written learning needs), that is why, among other things, we trust confidently in our way of teaching and proceeding in the classes.
Why do I need a Spanish tutor in my school program?
We are going to explain, always from our experience, what are the most common mistakes made by the students who come to our Spanish classes.
To begin with, and something that may not seem very important, we always see that the student does not build the language in a correct way; what do we mean by this? seeing it as normal practice, the student learns the meaning of single words that he or she tries to use in his or her classes.It is important from the beginning of the learning process to form the structure of each sentence (using verbs, articles, even personal pronouns and so on) because it is the first step to begin to understand the Spanish language itself.
Obviously, the conjugation of the verb in its different verb tenses is usually a problem for the person, but this, without really considering it, is tightly linked to what is written above.
We repeat it again, it is very important to build correctly the structure of the sentence that we are going to use and this will automatically lead us when we take further steps in our learning, to the correct use of the different verb tenses.
The different conjugations of our language, even if we consider them very annoying, are learned from the structure of the language, the constancy and the habit of practicing the Spanish language.
Constancy; we have just mentioned this word, which from our point of view, is basic to carry out your Spanish program.
The learning of Spanish is a long process, so regular attendance to the tutoring is essential if you want to achieve a complete success in the study of the Spanish language.
This constancy in the Spanish classes will form the habit of your learning, which is very important in the beginning, during and at the end of your whole process of learning the language, and as a consequence, the success of the course of your Spanish program at the school.
There are not much more secrets; a good tutor to guide you in your learning of Spanish and perseverance in your classes.
At the end of this whole school process, one of the greatest satisfactions is to see students interested in Spanish and the learning of it as a language beyond the first intention, which is always to cover the school curriculum successfully.
We encourage you, once again, to contact our tutors at www.spanishacademy.net and successfully overcome the Spanish programs that you face in your international schools.