In order to make sure you assimilate the Spanish language in the most effective way, Speakeasy´s academic team has developed a plan with the academic specifications of the curriculum, called the CasaProgram. "C.A.S.A" was created with the letters of the acronym in English: Coherent and Active Spanish Assimilation.
This CasaProgram planning was created in 2008 based on the idea that each linguistic, communicative or grammatical content is related to the following. We think of the Spanish language as the construction floor by floor, level by level, course to course, of a building with six floors: you cannot build a new floor if the lower floor is not well cemented and finished. Hence our motto: "Building your Spanish one floor at a time!"
The Speakeasy curriculum is based on the updated version of the Curricular Plan of the Cervantes Institute, guaranteeing correspondence with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This curriculum distinguishes the 6 levels defined by the CEFR, linked to the 6 floors of the Casaprogram, organized in 13 courses. Therefore, you will always be in a class with students of a similar level to learn together.
Very good! You have just arrived to the second floor! From now, you will learn how to speak about your past and future plans. You will be able to interact in many social contexts, such as asking about an apartment for rent, reserve a hotel room or express your opinion on various topics.
Brilliant, keep going up! We will study different topics such as funny stories, your CV, your travels etc. You will also learn how to communicate in a wider variety of everyday social contexts, increase your vocabulary and improve your general understanding. You will start to learn a key feature of Spanish grammar, "el subjuntivo". You will be able to use the past, future and the conditional tenses.
Let´s go! Don’t say that you are tired! The fourth floor is a level of perfection and prepares you for the next level. You will reinforce your knowledge and better your understanding and you will be able to speak more fluently.
Excellent! You are close to the final level! At this point, you have acquired as an extensive knowledge of Spanish. Now will be able to speak about any topics, understand any audio, article or conversation and be able to write any kind of text.
Fantastic! You did it! Here, you will develop and implement all conversation and grammar skills you've learned so far. You have a native level and now you are able to speak, understand or write at a professional level, at the level of an expert.
Speakeasy's teaching approach is based on the modern philosophy of linguistic immersion: learning and teaching entirely in Spanish.
From the first day, communication in class and the teaching materials will be in Spanish, and your teacher will encourage you and your classmates to express yourselves inside and outside the classroom in Spanish. The teacher will give you the necessary tools to develop your learning skills to be able to participate in conversations with natives or to deduce the grammar rules.
After finishing your studies in Speakeasy, you will have a certificate from the school indicating the dates you completed your studies, the total hours and the level you reached.
The only official certificate of Spanish as a foreign language is the DELE exam organized by the Instituto Cervantes. Speakeasy is an official examination center of the DELE exam. Speakeasy also offers a preparation course for the DELE. For more information, please click on this link