The “Aula Virtual de Español” or AVE Global can be translated as an on-line, virtual system especially designed by the Cervantes Institute for the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language through the internet.
The didactic material used brings together all the richness and diversity of a language that is officially spoken in over twenty countries. Dynamic and flexible by nature the base of the AVE Global offers a wide range of training programmes to Spanish students from around d the world as it answers to a variety of needs and demands.
The courses of the AVE Global are directed towards all those who are interested in learning or perfecting their domination of the Spanish language and culture, by way of correspondence course that gives independence and flexibility to the student.
Maravillas Programas Internacionales is offering those students who wish to start or continue their studies of Spanish as a foreign language, the chance to buy a 3 weeks license adapted to your personal level of proficiency to study through the internet, online without the need of a tutor.
This online course of the AVE Global includes classes that follow the learning levels of A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1. There is a large selection of multimedia options contained within the “AVE”
Las unidades temáticas están destinadas a usuarios que quieren conocer o reforzar temas específicos de la vida cotidiana en español. Tienen una duración de 10 horas. Se podrán realizar durante un periodo máximo de acceso de 21 días, que se inicia en el momento en que el usuario recibe las claves de acceso, tras la confirmación de su compra.
Topic 01. Initial A1.1. First contacts.
Greetings and personal details. Learning to greet and say goodbye; to give and ask for personal and professional information, and to talk about professions, countries and nationalities.
Topic 02. Initial A1.1. Family and friends.
Physical description and moods. Learning to describe physically and to compare people; to talk about family and physical states, and to identify parts of the body.
Topic 03. A1.1. Food.
Learning to order and alternate in bars and cafés; to ask the price and buy in a shop, and to express tastes about food in a restaurant.
Topic 04. Beginners A1.2. The city and transport.
Learning to ask and give directions to go somewhere; to describe cities and houses, and to ask for and give information about urban transport.
Topic 05. A1.2. A normal day. Timetables, habits and customs.
Learning to talk about tastes and preferences and to organise leisure activities.
Topic 06. Starter A1.2. Leisure time. Organising leisure activities.
Learning to talk about daily routine and about habits, frequency and schedules.
Topic 01. Initial High A2.1. Our experience. Talking about our personal and professional past.
Learning to talk about the past and life experiences; to evaluate activities, and to describe a person’s character.
Topic 02. High Beginners A2.1. Needs and tastes.
Learning to shop in a shop; to describe objects, and to express needs and tastes.
Topic 03. High Beginners A2.1. Our biographies. Narrating and describing the past.
Learning to describe the past: cities, people, trips, etc.; to tell stories, and to react to a story.
Topic 04. Beginners High A2.2. Tourism and holiday plans.
Learning to talk about travel plans and projects; to describe a trip; to talk about the weather, and to make recommendations. Know different types of tourism.
Topic 05. High Beginners A2.2. Expressing a point of view.
Learning to give and ask for opinions; to interrupt speech, and to formulate hypotheses.
Topic 06. Upper Beginners A2.2. Expressing emotions and appraisals.
Learning to talk about feelings; to express interest; to make recommendations; to ask and refuse permission, and to express displeasure.
Intermediate B1.1. Meetings. Introducing ourselves and talking about ourselves.
Learning to make introductions and how to react to them; to give personal information, and to talk about habits and customs in the past and present.
Intermediate B1.1. Changes. Talking about the past and its relation to the present.
Learning to recount experiences and relate actions from the past, and to tell anecdotes and news and react to information.
Topic 03. Intermediate B1.1. Narrating the past and imagining the future.
Learning to narrate and describe the past; to ask for information about past actions, and to evaluate them; to talk about the future, and to make hypotheses about the present.
Intermediate B1.2. Health. Food and healthy living. Diseases and remedies.
Learning to talk about habits to lead a healthy life; to express sensations and physical states, and to describe gastronomic products, dishes and recipes.
Intermediate B1.2. The city and housing. Shopping. Administrative formalities.
Learning to describe a house; to ask for information in a shop; to make administrative enquiries by telephone; to write formal letters of introduction, and to react to information.
Intermediate B1.2. Travel and tourist services. Climates and places.
Learning to describe places; to request services in tourist establishments; to talk about future plans; to suggest activities; to express good wishes; to formulate hypotheses, and to call attention to…
Intermediate B1.3. A cultural walk: literature, sculpture and music.
Learning to make an appointment; to express opinions; to express feelings; to get to know Spanish-speaking artists, writers and musicians and their works.
Intermediate B1.3. The power of image. Fashion and advertising.
Learning to justify and argue an opinion; to express conditions; to express judgements and evaluations; to express different degrees of security; to express fear or concern, and to know the…
Topic 09. Intermediate B1.3. The labour market. Companies in Spain and Latin America.
Learning to introduce oneself in a formal way; to express approval and disapproval; to give instructions to carry out a job, and to know the business world in Spain and Latin America.
Intermediate B1.4. Relationships and protocol in social events.
Learn how to participate in social events; how to give or receive a gift; how to make compliments and react to them; how to propose a toast, and how to offer to do something.
Intermediate B1.4. Environment. Town and country.
Learning to express one’s own opinion; to give advice and recommendations; to express needs, and to know the administrative division of Spain and Latin American countries.
Topic 12. Intermediate B1.4. Learning languages. Intercultural awareness.
Learning to express advantages and disadvantages; to know the DELE Spanish diplomas; to know the different languages spoken in Spain and Latin America, and to develop intercultural awareness.
Advanced B2.1. Do we know each other? Character and personality. Education and work experience.
Learn to describe in detail the physique and character of people; to talk about similarities and make comparisons; to tell the story of a person’s life, highlighting significant events.
Topic 02. Advanced B2.1. What a time those were! Stories, events, tales and events.
Learning to tell anecdotes and events; to talk about feelings produced in the past by situations in the environment or by other people’s actions; to react to a story.
Topic 03. Advanced B2.1. Looking ahead. Plans, interests and wishes. Possible and impossible future events.
Learning to talk about wishes, plans, projects, events or situations in the future; to situate an action in the future and place it chronologically in relation to others; to react to wishes.
Advanced B2.2. I am looking for a place. Describing towns and cities.
Learn to describe in detail towns and cities with their surroundings and landscapes; to talk about climate and gradual changes, and to talk about the changes that happen in parallel with them.
Topic 05. Advanced B2.2. I am interested in your opinion. Participation in society.
Learning to participate in a debate; to make judgements or assessments, and to develop arguments and justifications.
Topic 06. Advanced B2.2. I am intrigued. Establishing hypotheses.
Learning to formulate hypotheses with different degrees of probability and to react to them.
Topic 07. Advanced B2.3. What do you recommend? Suggestions, requests and advice.
Learning to talk about home improvements by suggesting, praising and responding to praise; to ask for, grant and refuse permissions and favours, justifying the decision; to offer to do a favour.
Topic 08. Advanced B2.3. They say they say… Telling what other people say, suggest or advise.
Learning to refer to information, advice, requests from other people; to convey the intention of what is said by another person; to express ability; to ask for and give advice, and to reflect.
Topic 09. Advanced B2.3. What art she has! Artistic manifestations of the Hispanic world.
Learning to identify generic features of novels, poetry and theatre; to encourage a joint action; to talk about a person’s appearance, qualities and career.
Topic 10. Advanced B2.4. If I had known… Hypothetical conditions and formal claims.
Learning to express conditions in the past and their possible consequences; and to write formal documents of various kinds; recognising the importance of scientific discoveries.
Topic 11. Advanced B2.4. Alimenta que da gusto. Describe and value Hispanic gastronomy.
Learn to describe the characteristics of food and its nutritional or therapeutic properties; to criticise restaurants; to behave in a business meal; to give instructions and advice.
Topic 12. Advanced B2.4. Play games! Hispanic games. Competitions, job offers, conditions and rules on the Internet.
Learning how to interpret the rules of a competition; how to follow the rules in an Internet forum; how to establish similarities and differences in the computer world; how to write a curriculum vitae, etc.
Theme 01. Superior C1.1. Media. Biographies and autobiographies.
Learning how to write a letter of introduction; how to prepare a radio interview; how to write about oneself and evaluate other people’s experiences; approaching the media, and getting to know the most outstanding journalists in the Spanish-speaking world.
Topic 02. Advanced C1.1. Diseases and health habits. Funeral rites.
Learning to describe the symptoms of an illness; to give advice on health habits; to tell about an accident and react to it; to transmit the words of others; to talk about funeral customs and rites; to approach some literary texts about death, and to get to know the Spanish health system.
Topic 03. Superior C1.1. But… what did they think? Claims related to housing.
Learning to formulate hypotheses about the present and to make predictions; to give opinions with greater and lesser certainty, and to react to other opinions, evaluating them or replying to them; to give advice about housing; to explain breakdowns or faults in a house; to complain and write formal letters of complaint, and to know the different ways of making claims and lodging complaints.
Topic 04. Higher C1.2. Emigration and Hispanic intellectuals in exile.
Learning to express nostalgia; to engage in intercultural dialogue; to perceive cultural differences and communicate successfully abroad; to take notes during a conference; to write an argumentative text and present it orally; to know the main migratory movements in Spain, and to approach the life and work of Spanish and Latin American intellectuals in exile.
Topic 05. Higher C1.2. Communicating successfully in the world of work.
Learning to develop communication strategies during an interview; to express discomfort in work performance; to show regret, despair and resignation; to reproach and respond to reproach; to give advice; to distribute tasks; to write minutes of a meeting; to express the objectives of international organisations, and to know some successful Hispanic senior executives.
Topic 06. Higher C1.2. The evolution of teaching. Personal changes.
Learning to value and describe the past; to talk about personal changes; to formulate frustrated desires; to influence others by expressing obligation, permission and prohibition; to react to the assessments of others and to a surprising event, and to express opinions and show agreement and disagreement about different types of education and the role of parents in the education of children.
Topic 07. Higher C1.3. Search, compare and if you find something better… Consumerism and advertising.
Learning to describe and value clothes; to locate places and give indications to locate them; to establish comparisons about family consumption; to formulate hypotheses about the past; to express commitment and to capture the consumer’s attention in advertising campaigns; to show interest in other people’s actions, and to know the producers and intermediaries of fair trade.
Topic 08. Higher C1.3. Hispanic historical, tourist and cultural routes.
Learn to tell anecdotes of a trip; to negotiate a condition in a conversation; to give advice on how to make a trip by bicycle; to make contact with the Camino de Santiago and other destinations of tourist interest; to know some significant carnivals in the Hispanic world, and to approach travel literature in Spanish.
Topic 09. Higher C1.3. History will absolve me. Political and literary panorama of Latin America.
Learning to react to new information; to express the consequences of historical and political events; to know Spanish-American political and literary personalities of the 20th century; to know the processes of independence of some Spanish-speaking countries; to know the Transition and the current Spanish political system, and to know the main Latin American supranational bodies and the Ibero-American summits.
Topic 10. Superior C1.4. A green future. Ecology, natural resources, energy sources and pollution.
Learning to talk about ecology and climate change; to write a critical review; to summarise a text and analyse its intention, and to take part in a debate questioning the information given by others; to learn some colloquial expressions and vocabulary related to the animal world, rivers and seas, and to learn about alternative ways of living.
Higher C1.4. Spanish and its literature. Language institutions and the promotion of reading.
Learning to choose between several options; to express suspicion, doubt or certainty; to talk about the reliability of a text; to tell a story or legend, and to review a novel; to study techniques and tips for writing eulogies, personal descriptions, etc.; to know the main institutions around the Spanish language; to know actions to promote reading, and to approach the world of publishing in Spanish.
Upper C1.4. Dele que DELE. Humour. The DELE C1.
Learn to know some expressions related to humour; to tell a joke and react to it; to write an e-mail to request information about a service, and to express evocations; review resources to present a letter of complaint and a text of opinion; get to know the main figures of Argentine and Spanish humour; know the role of humour and the avant-garde, and prepare for the DELE C1.
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