Instituto Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur is a resource centre aimed at anyone interested in learning Spanish, the culture of Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries. Instituto Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur was set up and it is run by the Instituto Cervantes in Spain, an institution founded in 1991. It is the largest worldwide Spanish teaching organization, with over 40 branches in four continents.
Instituto Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur is part of HELP CAT.
Our Language Resource Centre offers the students a wide range of self-study material and a language laboratory. Students can borrow books, videos, DVDs, audiotapes, and they can also use the in-house media facilities.
The Library houses a collection of books, periodicals, magazines, videos, DVDs, audio-tapes, CDs and CD-ROMs specialising in Spanish and Latin American language and culture.
Because studying Spanish means more than just knowing the language, we offer a wide range of cultural events which complement our courses: Spanish and Latin American films, festivals, talks, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, dance show and concerts.
We offer a variety of courses: regular, intensive and on-line courses as well as corporative training.
General Spanish courses on a regular basis of one or two sessions per week to start or continue a comprehensive study of Spanish.
For those who want to make the most of the Spanish experience. These courses cover the same programme as regular courses, in a more comprehensive and faster way.
We can develop customized Spanish courses for your company, at any level, whatever the size or sector of your organization. Spanish classes are available at your premises or at ours from Monday to Saturday. Classes may range from once or twice a week to intensive daily programmes with one of our qualified Spanish teachers.
The Virtual Spanish Classroom (AVE) is a learning environment designed by the Instituto Cervantes to take advantage of new technologies in the teaching of Spanish. All that is needed is a computer with Internet access. Students can choose the time, place and pace of study. The course materials include authentic samples of language in use, multimedia resources and interactive exercises.
The teaching programme for general language courses is structured in three levels: Beginner (120 hours and subdivided into four 30-hour courses), Intermediate (300 hours and subdivided into ten 30-hour courses) and Advanced (360 hours and subdivided into twelve 30-hour courses). At the end of each level students can sit an exam for the corresponding certificate, which is valid in any of the Instituto Cervantes worldwide.
Students speak Spanish from the first day in order to learn to express opinions, feelings and needs in a simple way. They will be able to read brief letters and texts related to daily life, and also to write simple texts and notes.
Students acquire conversational skills on familiar matters, and will be able to use communicative strategies to maintain conversations related to past and future events. They will be able to read general and simple literary texts, and also to write letters and essays on general aspects of daily life.
Students will be able to debate points of view, put forward arguments and learn to write using idioms, expressions and other stylistic resources which allow creative use of the language. They will have no difficulty in reading contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature.
Certificates and Diplomas
In addition to the four Level Certificates, the Instituto Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur organizes the examinations for the D.E.L.E. (Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language). The examinations are held three times a year: May, August and November. Please contact us for details.
Day(s) Time Course Level Once a week – Ten-week course (30 hours) Saturday 10:00 – 13:00 A1, A2, B1, B2 Saturday 14:00 – 17:00 A1, A2, B1, B2 Twice a week – Seven-week course (30 hours) Monday & Wednesday 10:30 – 12:30 A1, A2, B1, B2 Twice a week – Ten-week course (30 hours) Monday & Wednesday 10:30 – 12:30 A1, A2, B1, B2 Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 – 12:30 A1, A2, B1, B2 Four times a week – Two-week course (30 hours) Tuesday to Friday 10:30 – 12:30 A1, A2, B1, B2 Tuesday to Friday 18:30 – 20:30 A1, A2, B1, B2
Spanish Virtual Classroom courses mirror the four levels of the Instituto Cervantes curriculum: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency. Each level requires between 120 and 150 hours´ work. On completing Proficiency Level, students should have acquired the communicative abilities of native speakers of Spanish. Each level is divided in 4 courses and it takes 3 months to finish one course.
The AVE courses can be completed in 3 different ways:
- Attendance: the course materials can be used as the basis of the curricular programme and as preparation, support, practice or revision material on attendance courses.
- Semi-attendance: it blends the courses´ flexibility in timetable and pace planning with the advantages of attending class in person. The number of hours and the frequency of class attendance can be adapted to the needs and circumstances of students and centres (from one class a month to one per week).
- Distance: students can even learn Spanish without having to attend class in person. They still participate actively, working together with group companions, and receive their tutor’s assessment and support.
If you want to see a general, eight minutes course sample, without downloading the auxiliary programmes or you want to know your level you can take a placement test on the following page http://ave.cervantes.es/ (the information is available in English).
The Instituto Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur organizes the examinations for the D.E.L.E. (Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language).
The DELEs (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) are official qualifications which certify the level of competence and proficiency in using the Spanish language. They are awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education.
- A1 Breakthrough Level
Certifies the sufficient knowledge of the language to be able to cope with simple communicative situations related to basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type or to familiar everyday topics.
- A2 Waystage Level
Certifies the sufficient knowledge of the language to be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (very basic personal and family information, shopping, places of interest, etc).
- B1 Threshold Level
Certifies sufficient proficiency to cope with a range of situations requiring elementary use of the language.
- B2 Vantage Level
Certifies sufficient proficiency to communicate in everyday situations which do not require a specialized knowledge of the Spanish language.
- C1 Effective Operational Proficiency Level
Certifies sufficient proficiency to use the structures of a language with ease and fluency. Users are able to adapt their language use to a variety of social situations, and express opinions and take part in discussions and arguments in a culturally acceptable way.
- C2 Mastery Level
Certifies sufficient proficiency to communicate in situations requiring advanced use of Spanish and an understanding of Spanish culture.
May, August and November
Kuala Lumpur – HELP College of Arts and Technology
Penang – Universiti Sains Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu – Universiti Sabah Malaysia
For further information http://diplomas.cervantes.es.
Preparatory Course for the DELE
This on-line course intends to prepare candidates for the DELE exams, B1 and B2 Levels. Its design is based on the examination structure and comprises of the same parts of the exam itself.
In this course you will find: useful tips for the exam, practice for all papers, models of written compositions and videos that contain exams simulated by candidates for the oral section.
It takes approximately 15-20 hours to complete it and has more than 140 activities that will help candidates to know the different sections of the exam.
For further information on these courses, please contact Aula Cervantes de Kuala Lumpur or visit http://www.cervantes.es/ave/cursos_dele.
- A1 Breakthrough Level
Teacher Training Courses
We provide short courses for Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language. The main areas of study are Spanish language teaching methodology, language development and lesson planning. Our courses are flexible and reflect as far as possible the needs of the participants. Instituto Cervantes offers online courses. For further information visit http://cfp.cervantes.es
Diplomas of Spanish as Foreign Language/Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)Registration for DELE 2016Examination in May 2016Exam Date: 21st May 2016Venue: French International School of Kuala LumpurRegistration Deadline: 10th April 2016Examination in November 2016Exam Date: 26th November 2016 (Tentative)Venue: HELP College of Arts & Technology (KL) (Tentative)Penang (Tentative)Registration Deadline: 19th October 2016RegistrationIf you want to register, please send me these documents to my email:firstname.lastname@example.orgStep No 1:Fill in the Regitration Formdownload : http://dele.cervantes.es/sites/default/files/hoja_inscripcion_diplomas_dele_2016_instituto_cervantes.pdfStep No 2:b) An scanned copy of your IC or passportStep No 3:c) Pay the examination fees to Instituto Cervantes:RHB BANKAccount number : 2-14165-0001685-8The fees for examination depends on the level:A1 – RM 260A2 – RM 290B1 – RM 325B2 – RM 400C1 – RM 470C2 – RM 500Please keep the bank slip, and…Step No 4Send the Registration form, the scanned copy of your IC or passport and the bank slip to:email:email@example.comYou can find samples of the exams in this website: http://dele.cervantes.es/informacion/modelos_examen_audios.html
If you have no knowledge of Spanish
Choose any of our 30 hours course.
If you have studied Spanish before
You will have to take a placement test.
We recommend you visit Instituto Cervantes in person. Please make an appointment for your one hour test. To make an appointment, please call +603-27882000 ext. 2193.
- Once your level has been established or if you are a beginner, you can enroll either in person at our office or by filling in the registration form and sending it to us with the appropriate payment.
- Checks should be made payable to HELP College of Arts and Technology Sdn Bhd.
- Enrollment is automatic once payment and the application form have been received. Students will be notified in advance if a course has been cancelled.
- We regret that we cannot accept payment of fees by installments.
Cancellations and refunds
- Students are kindly requested to consider their personal commitments and circumstances as we regret that no fees are refundable under any circumstances once the course has started. No partial refund can be granted for classes not attended and no postponement can be allowed.
- Cancellations must be made in writing, enclosing the receipt, at least one day before the beginning of the course and are subject to a 10% charge of the total course fee.
- The Instituto Cervantes reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient numbers of students or unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be made.