Spanish for Beginners is composed of two parts and
additionally includes a comprehensive practice at the Diburimos
Part One of the course is taught by an Israeli
instructor trained in the teaching of the principles of the
Spanish language, including its comprehension and analysis,
basing teaching upon languages you are already familiar with.
For example, the verbs ser and estar (‘to
be’ in English) are taught by comparing them to the verb form
of the English ‘to be’, while verbs like ducharse
(to take a shower) are taught by comparison to the Hebrew
construct of Hitpael. The reason is simply because use of
the verb 'to be' in English is comparative to the use of ser
and estar in Spanish, while conjugation of the verb
ducharse in Spanish is similar to conjugation of
the Hebrew construct of HITPAEL.
Part Two of the course is taught by a Latin
American instructor who specializes in creating a Spanish
environment in the classroom, thereby enhancing the experience
of learning Spanish. This instructor will boost your confidence
in the language and enrich your vocabulary.
At AAI we emphasize the importance of practicing conversation,
namely by using a hands-on method of applying the studied
material. We believe that in order to learn a language properly,
one must practice, practice, and then practice some more.
Therefore, during the course we invite our students to practice
their conversational skills at DIBURIMOS
– multi-level Spanish conversational practice meetings held
in a fun, informal, Latin American environment, where students
of all levels participate and practice, apply, and speak the
material taught in class.
As stated previously, the course is comprised of two parts.
The first, learning the principles of the
language structures: sentence construction, text analysis,
and reasons for saying things differently than other languages.
In other words, we learn to understand what we say, read or
write. This method gives the student a wide basis for comprehension
of the language, a self-teaching ability, and powerful tools
for fast implementation of the learned material.
The second, practice, practice and more
practice. We base and implement our knowledge by putting it
to use. Here we converse, read, and write dialogues and monologues
from our everyday lives, excerpts from Latin soap-operas,
newspapers, radio, TV, and any other subject the students
Who can participate in the course?
Anyone who wants to learn and speak Spanish.
Spanish for Beginners is for those who have no prior
knowledge of Spanish. The course begins with learning the
most basic grammar – how words are pronounced, masculine and
feminine differentiation, and more. Towards the end of the
course, basic tenses and structures are taught, while all
through the course, we thoroughly practice the material in
order to gain full control and a vast knowledge of the Spanish
Spanish for Beginners at AAI –
All the Advantages
- A unique teaching method
specially designed for the Israeli student.
- The only school teaching Latin American Spanish in Israel
- The AAI is recommended by Latin American consulates and
embassies in Israel.
- Throughout the course and after, practice in a unique
environment – DIBURIMOS.
- Courses are recognized by the Ministry of Education for
the Discharged Soldiers Deposit (Pikadon) and for
Continuing Education Credits (Gmul Hishtalmut).
Only in Israel.
- A one-year subscription to KORIMOS
– a virtual Spanish learning newsletter, published by the
- A licensed access code for LOMDIMOS
– Spanish vocabulary and grammar learning software.
Spanish for Beginners is based on study-aids designed
and written by the AAI Department of Instruction and Development.
The course textbook is El
Niño – a Spanish learning kit that includes a CD.
The textbook was written by the AAI Department of Instruction
and Development, and is sold in bookstores across the country.
The book is based on innovative teaching methods, and is the
most widely sold book in its class today. The book includes
the Spanish language constructs, accompanied by detailed explanations
and examples, as well as various dictionaries. In addition,
the students receive a work-booklet every lesson, which exercises
the learned material in that class (i.e. food and drink, the
family, travel, and more).
You will have a high-quality, comprehensive book at your
disposal, to accompany you throughout the entire learning
process (starting with Spanish for Beginners up to
very high-level courses), as well as various work booklets
that focus on specific themes in every lesson.
Duration of the Course
The course consists of 15 weekly classes, 4-academic-hours
each (60 academic-hours in total), as well as DIBURIMOS
our multi-level Spanish conversational practice meetings.
After the Course
Up to now, we've explained why our courses are the best in
Israel. Now, we'd like to mention we're the only place in
Israel that provides its students a framework for practice
even after their course is over.
Only at AAI do our alumni students have a place where they
can refine, practice, and conserve the Spanish they learned
in our courses.
Alumni are invited to practice their conversation skills
in our DIBURIMOS meetings, which comprise a professional,
fun, and conveniently priced (20-25 NIS for our alumni students)
practice framework. To brush-up on reading and listening skills,
we also offer our alumni our virtual newsletter, KORIMOS.