In order to provide you with a well-rounded language and cultural experience here in Querétaro, Babilon Language Coaching offers you a variety of classes to choose from to design your course schedule. As we put your course plan together, will help you decide which of the following will best suit your needs.
This is our basic course plan for those students who wish to learn Spanish in a group context. Courses open every Monday and you can choose to stay for as little as one week or for as long as you want. If you stay for a full seven weeks, you will advance one level of classes (each class covers one level within the Common European Framework).
There are two basic schedule options for the standard courses.
Note: the course schedule tables contain the names Course A, Course B and Course C. These are the different parts of a course schedule. Course A and Course B meaning standard language classes and Course C meaning Mexican culture and tradition classes.
This option includes 3 hours of class daily from Monday to Friday which include pure language instruction.
Standard weekly course schedule: Option 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Weekend Tutors available 8:00 – 9:00 Be sure to check out academic coordination at Babilon what field trips are available for the weekend!! Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Break 10:30 – 10:45 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Tutors available 12:30 – 2:30 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Tutors available 4:00 – 6:00
Course A and B are standard language courses
Your second option consists of 5 hours of class daily from Monday to Friday. This schedule combines language instruction with a variety of courses on Mexican culture and tradition. The Mexican culture and tradition classes are called Course C in the schedule and will be given from 12.30pm till 2.30pm. Topics rotate throughout the week to give you a variety of new knowledge even if you just study with us for a week. Students of any level can take the cultural courses as they will be taught according to their Spanish proficiency.
Standard weekly course schedule: Option 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Weekend Tutors available 8:00 – 9:00 Be sure to check with academic coordination at Babilon what field trips are available for the weekend!! Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Course A9:00 – 10:30 Break 10.30 – 10.45 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Course B10:45 – 12:15 Break 12.15 – 12.30 Course C12:30 – 2:30 Course C12:30 – 2:30 Course C12:30 – 2:30 Course C12:30 – 2:30 Course C12:30 – 2:30 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Meal time2:30 – 4:00 Tutors available 4:00 – 6:00
Course A and B are standard language courses
Course C is a practical application class according to your level. There is a different topic covered each day of the week.
With either of these options you can also add private tutoring hours into your schedule to complement your group classes. See the Standard Group Course Schedules for more details.
To get an idea of the content of the Spanish courses, we listed the content of course A and B in the table below. It shows what content you will cover per week of your Spanish course, of course depending on the amount of weeks you study at Babilon. If you study two weeks, you will cover the material shown in the table called week 1 and week 2.
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Survival Introducing yourself and meeting others Money, numbers, paying for things Geography: States, Tourist Attractions At the Market Field Trip: Museum Oral Skills Extra Activity: Piñata Party Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Survival The Classroom Entertainment, asking and giving directions History: Timeline of Mexico Hotels, Reservations Field Trip: Churches Oral Skills Extra Activity: Mixed Drinks Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Survival Describing things and people Telling time, Making plans Culture, Taboos and Nonverbal communication Tourism, Exploring Mexico, Transport Field Trip: Art Oral Skills Extra Activity: Movie Night Week 4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Survival Family Emergency, Medical, How do you feel? Music in Mexico Clothing and Accessories Field Trip: Market Oral Skills Extra Activity: Dance Lessons Week 5 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Survival Meal time, Food, Restaurants The House Cultural Symbols of Mexico Negotiating Prices Field Trip: Tour Downtown Oral Skills Extra Activity: Cooking Classes
**If the level you wish to register for does not have a group available during the time you wish to study, we will adjust your hours to accommodate private courses for you. You will still cover the same amount of material as you would in a group course, but with the personal attention of your own private tutor.
The table below indicates the topics that will be covered when taking Course C, which are the Mexican culture and tradition classes. The longer you take this course, the deeper you will go into the material of the topics indicated.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Modern History of Mexico Geography of Mexico Mexican Literature Indigenous Cultures of Mexico Mexican Politics Mexican Cuisine Travel/ Tourism Mexican Traditions Idiomatic Expressions Mexican Legends
Take advantage of the personalized attention of your own teachers and work at your own rate. Choose your own start and end dates. You can follow one of our standard course plans of 3 or 5 hours daily, or you can choose your own study schedule.
Do you need to learn specialized or technical Spanish? Would a specific Spanish vocabulary help you get ahead in the office? Plan your vacation and get ahead in your carrer! Arrange your custom-made class schedule with us at your own level and according to your own field of work or study. Create your own Spanish for medicine, law, engineering, or any other field you wish. Like the other programs, you can follow a standard class schedule, or design your own according to your own needs.
If you plan to use Spanish in the workplace, or if you want to study a degree in Spanish, the DELE certificates (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) may be ideal for you. The exam is produced by the Cervantes Institute in Spain whose goal is to promote the learning and use of the Spanish language throughout the world. There are three exams available, which upon successful completion; you are awarded one of the following certificates:
- Diploma de Español Nivel Inicial (certifies the equivalent of B1 proficiency according to the CEF)
- Diploma de Español Nivel Intermedio (certifies the equivalent of B2 proficiency according to the CEF)
- Diploma de Español Nivel Superior (certifies the equivalent of C2 proficiency according to the CEF)
We recommend taking one of our Spanish courses immediately before you take a DELE preparation course, to reinforce both your Spanish proficiency skills as well as your test taking skills. However, we do offer the DELE preparation courses independent of our Spanish courses. You will take the same Spanish Placement Exam to determine with DELE certification you will be ready to take following your preparation course.
For more information about the DELE certifications, contact us or visit http://www.dele.org/
Do you teach Spanish as a second language or do you teach in a bilingual English-Spanish program? Do you want to brush up your Spanish, widen your variety of dynamic classroom activities, or expand your cultural acquaintance with Latin America? If so, then Babilon Language Coaching is the place for you!
We offer a course designed as a resource for Spanish teachers around the world. We´ll give you fresh new ideas, resources, games and activities and we´ ll recharge your battery so you go back to the classroom excited about teaching Spanish. If you´re interested in a teacher course at Babilon, please contact us for the course fitting to your needs.
If you are a full-time teacher in your country, then you are eligible to apply for the ITIC, an internationally recognized teacher ID that will help you get travel discounts here in Mexico and around the world.
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