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FlexiSpanishOne-on-one, totally individualised and flexible online course & content, designed just for YOU.

This service is available for all students, from beginners to advanced. However, it is typically most suited to students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish and who want to maintain it, or build upon it, through regular conversation classes via Skype.

Otherwise, if you have a very specific study objective that isn’t compatible with one of our frameworks below (such as a job-related learning need with unique terminology), our FlexiSpanish approach will permit us to agree and  design for you a personalized package.

SpanishTeachAssistant:  Help for Spanish teachers who have frustrated advanced students in their regular classes – let us assist you by tutoring him/her separately online during class time, to the benefit of all. In cooperation with the teacher and parents, eDELE will design for each student (based on individual level) a suitable curriculum and course of proficiency-oriented language instruction. With regular assessment built in, the course will be continuously adapted to ensure the desired outcome i.r.o. communicative ability. Taking into account regional variations, courses can be tailored to state standards, or to the College Board’s Advanced Placement program for Spanish Language; alternatively, to success in the internationally recognised DELE exams of the Spanish Ministry of Education.

BrainGainSpanish:  You’re in your golden years; you know the importance of keeping your body fit, as well as your mind… You also now have more free time, and sometimes may feel a little lonely, or maybe just dreaming about new horizons to discover, itching for new challenges…

Well, it’s been scientifically proven that there’s no better way to keep the brain sharp than regularly practising a new language! We make it fun and interesting, with you and your new Latina tutor-friend having happy chats online, playing intellectually stimulating games and discovering a rich new world of literature, music, art and culture.

A bonus is your new ability to communicate in their tongue with many of your regular service providers,  such as care-givers – and then to experience their appreciation…

DiploSpanish:  Individualized tutorial packages designed especially for diplomats (and/or their spouses)taking up postings to Spanish-speaking countries. We focus on the relevant vocabulary and subject content (such as typical notas verbale & press releases, and the technical domains of different attachés) to  the correct language register for different communication settings – not forgetting the social dimension and the  everyday linguistic challenges of setting up home in a foreign language environment. Our tutorial assistance can supplement in-house language academy courses, or be free-standing. Designed by a former ambassador who also headed a diplomatic academy, our content is practical and relevant, our hours completely flexible and our rates unbeatable.

SpanishACCESS (Accelerated Conversation Course for English Speaking Students):  eDELE helps you to quickly start communicating by approaching Spanish from your familiar English linguistic base. In grammar, we focus on the composite tenses (i.e., similar to English) thus avoiding unnecessary “conjugation overload”. Since Spanish and English both belong to the Indo-European language family, some 38% of vocabulary actually are related – we teach you the basic “conversion patterns” to transform familiar English words into Spanish. Above all, we practice conversation to help fluency and the very important pronunciation (if you make grammar mistakes, listeners can still mentally compensate and follow, but if you mis-pronounce, they’re usually totally lost).

Our PAYMENT system (with Xoom.com, a PayPal service): for more info, click here.

Our SCHEDULING system (with Acuity): for more info, click here.

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