Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes

  • cervantesInstituto 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.

  • acervanteslibOur 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.

    Regular Courses
    General Spanish courses on a regular basis of one or two sessions per week to start or continue a comprehensive study of Spanish.

    Intensive Courses
    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.

    Corporate Training
    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.

    On-line Courses
    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.

      Beginner Level
      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.

      Intermediate Level
      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.

      Advanced Level
      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.

    • Initial A
      (120 hours)
      A1
      (60 hours)
      A1.1
      (30 hours)
      A1.2
      (30 hours)
      A2
      (60 hours)
      A2.1
      (30 hours)
      A2.2
      (30 hours)
      Intermediate B
      (300 hours)
      B1
      (150 hours)
      B1.1
      (30 hours)
      B1.2
      (30 hours)
      B1.3
      (30 hours)
      B1.4
      (30 hours)
      B1.5
      (30 hours)
      B2
      (150 hours)
      B2.1
      (30 hours)
      B2.2
      (30 hours)
      B2.3
      (30 hours)
      B2.4
      (30 hours)
      B2.5
      (30 hours)
      Advanced C
      (360 hours)
      C1
      (180 hours)
      C1.1
      (30 hours)
      C1.2
      (30 hours)
      C1.3
      (30 hours)
      C1.4
      (30 hours)
      C1.5
      (30 hours)
      C1.6
      (30 hours)
      C2
      (180 hours)
      C2.1
      (30 hours)
      C2.2
      (30 hours)
      C2.3
      (30 hours)
      C2.4
      (30 hours)
      C2.5
      (30 hours)
      C2.6
      (30 hours)

    •  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

    • AVESpanish 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.

      Examination Dates
      May, August and November

      Examination Centres
      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.

    • 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 2016
     
    Examination in May 2016 
     
    Exam Date: 21st May 2016
    Venue: French International School of Kuala Lumpur
    Registration Deadline: 10th April 2016
     
    Examination in November 2016
     
    Exam Date: 26th November 2016 (Tentative)
    Venue: HELP College of Arts & Technology (KL) (Tentative)
                 Penang (Tentative)
    Registration Deadline: 19th October 2016
     
    Registration 
    If you want to register, please send me these documents to my email:aula.kualalumpur@cervantes.es
     
    Step No 1:
     
    Fill in the Regitration Form
    Step No 2:
     
    b)          An scanned copy of your IC or passport
     
    Step No 3:
     
    c)          Pay the examination fees to Instituto Cervantes:
     
     
    RHB BANK
     
    Account number : 2-14165-0001685-8
     
    The fees for examination depends on the level: 
    A1 – RM 260 
    A2 – RM 290 
    B1 – RM 325 
    B2 – RM 400 
    C1 – RM 470 
    C2 – RM 500 
     
    Please keep the bank slip, and…
     
    Step No 4
     
    Send the Registration form, the scanned copy of your IC or passport and the bank slip to:
    email:aula.kualalumpur@cervantes.es
     
     
    You 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.


    Enrollment procedures

    • 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.