COURSES AND MATERIALS
Students have the opportunity to choose between group classes (maximum 6 students), individual tuition, or a combination of both options. In this site you will find an evaluation test you can complete and send us in order to determine your level of Spanish. If you prefer, EDENA can send you the test by e-mail. All you have to do is answer it and send it back. After a few days we will email you with your suggested starting level.
Group classes start every week. It is possible to start private lessons any day of the week. Students receive a Certificate/Diploma when they finish their course.
Courses for professionals
Please, contact us to know about our Spanish courses for professionals: Medical Spanish, Business Spanish. Laws, History and Politics, Literature, Tourism.
We provide all the educational material, that has been prepared by our own staff of teachers ensuring continuous update. Materials include books, tapes, extracts from the media, newspapers, music, linguistic games, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
ONLINE LESSONS VIA SKYPE
Bring learning Spanish to life through live interactive online lessons with a native speaking Spanish tutor, from where you are right now! Our online Spanish courses are a great way to build your confidence, vocabulary and fluency and the perfect solution for anyone wanting to learn Spanish for work, travel or family needs. If you want to know more, please contact us.
EDENA offers you an excellent immersion program for learning Spanish, visit Buenos Aires, take the most of every minute of your stay and… have a wonderful time! We invite you to contact us in order to know more about this program.
|Beginner (A1)||Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.|
|Elementary (A2)||Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.|
|Intermediate (B1)||Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.|
|Upper intermediate (B2)||Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.|
|Advanced (C1)||Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.|
|Proficiency (C2)||Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.|
EDENA is Examination Centre for the International Diploma of Spanish (D.I.E.). EDENA has been accredited by The Foundation for the Development and Research of Spanish Culture.
The DIE is offered in 10 levels of proficiency from beginner through to advanced and it is valid internationally. There are also examinations for tourism, law, business, medicine and Spanish teachers.
For students who would like to prepare for the D.E.L.E. (Official Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and the Universidad de Salamanca), or C.E.L.U. (Certificate of Spanish: Language and Use, officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Education and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina), EDENA offers special courses.