As a language of prominent global importance, Spanish has been continually taught by educational institutions throughout the world. Just like any other language, Spanish language teaching uses both informal and formal educational methods. The formal methods are used by institutions of higher learning such as universities that offer full degrees on Spanish language while the informal methods are used by language institutes that aims to offer only the practical aspects of the language, such as daily conversations.
To respond to demands for informal Spanish language classes, several language institutes have sprung up all over Spain. Most of these classes are taught to enable learners to have a grasp of the language as used in everyday life. Classes are offered both for beginner and advanced levels, accommodating both young and adult language learners.
Basic Spanish classes targets beginners and presupposes minimal to zero language knowledge on the learners’ end. It usually covers basic and practical tasks such as basic greetings, basic sentences, and asking simple questions. A basic introduction to the culture of the language may also be offered. Learners’ vocabulary are developed around areas such as family, work, housing and accommodations, eating, and the neighborhood.
On the other hand, formal Spanish language classes are offered by universities, either as a credit requirement for a degree program or as a degree program in itself. This kind of Spanish language program presupposes prior practical knowledge of the language, and is intended for those who want to pursue a full time career in Spanish language fields such as literature and teaching. While it may tackle the basics of the language, it also includes an intensive survey of Spanish literature, culture, and language history, and other relevant fields.
On the other hand, a more dynamic approach to Spanish language learning is that of bespoke classes, which integrates language lessons with supportive practical daily experiences. Bespoke Spanish courses is the specialty of My Language Break, a consulting agency that integrates available programs from different schools into a single package. With its aim of providing customized, dynamic, and practical Spanish bespoke classes, My Language Break offers Spanish language programs around major locations in Spain such as Madrid, Barcelona, Tenerife, Valencia, and Sevilla. It is also in the process of preparing to offer its services in various locations around the country to better expand its bespoke programs as well as accommodate a broader range of students seeking to learn the Spanish language while taking advantage of an opportunity to immerse in its rich cultural heritage.