HILGARD LANGUAGE SCHOOL
C/ Astúries 48, baixos, 08012 Barcelona Tel. 93 217 98 56 Fax. 93 368 39 75
QUARTERLY COURSES
 
 

English

A1: Beginner
A2: Pre-intermediate
B1: Intermediate
B2: Upper-intermediate - Conversation
C1: Advanced - Conversation
C2: Proficiency

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 12:30, 12:30 to 14:00, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21 30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

English

Third grade
Fourth grade
Fifth grade
Sixth grade
Beginner Teen
Elementary Teen
Intermediate Teen
Upper-intermediate Teen
First Certificate Teen

Courses for children and teenagers: two hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 to 18:30 or from 18:00 to 19:00. Price: 450 Euros, including books and registration.

   

English

Preparation for the First Certificate Exam
Preparation for the Advanced Exam
Preparation for the Proficiency Exam
Preparation for the TOEFL Exam

Specific three-hour a week courses, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30.Price: 600 Euros, including registration.

   

French

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Catalan

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Spanish

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

German

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Portuguese

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Italian

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Russian

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Turkish

A1: Basic
A2: Basic
B1: Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
C1: Advanced
C2: Advanced

Quarterly Courses: 3 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 18:30, 18:30 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 21:30. Price: 600 Euros, including books and registration.

   

Arabic, Chinese and Japanese: Please ask for information

   

Comments Quarterly Courses: (all languages)

These courses are the regular way you learn a language using an optimum method. Since the groups are small, attention is very personalized and students have a lot of time to talk and build their knowledge.

In the hour and a half session, classes start with some oral practice, which is often used to review the contents of the previous lesson. A grammar topic is then taught that is usually the core concept. During the last half hour, there is usually a bit of everything: vocabulary, exercises, listening, reading comprehension and essays.

Since we adapt to the students' pace, the teacher can go on to the next level within a period of six to nine months. There is nothing wrong with changing levels in the middle of a quarter. The school will provide the books for the next level.

Students pass levels at different speeds. If a student has learning problems, the management will find solutions, so he can study at his own pace. It is not a problem for us. With effort and perseverance, we can all learn.

   

Comments Courses to Prepare for Official English exams:

The five sections of these exams are studied exhaustively: listening, grammar, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

Since these are rotating courses, any student can be in them more than a quarter. It is up to the student to consider how long they need to be in the course before they take the exam. The instructor recommends when the exam should be taken, but each student has the last word, as it is the student who will register for the exam on his own.

To have access to these courses, one must have an appropriate level (they are not courses to improve the level of a language). Once they have taken the exam, students go to regular courses, if their registration has not expired.

There is a lot of work in these courses, including homework. Every week there is homework that is due the following week.

Students increase their scores through practice and personalized correction of the exercises, especially writing.

Since the courses are so personalized, the school has a high proportion of students who pass the exams. But if things don't go well, the student can continue studying with us and preparing for future exam dates.

The center is not interested in keeping students in these courses longer than necessary. They are intrinsically boring and repetitive. Our goal is that the student work hard, improve his scores quickly and dare take the exam. The relaxed environment of regular courses is much better to learn English.

   

Comments Children's and Teen's English Courses:

At Hilgard, we teach English to children from the third grade on and to teens until the end of secondary school. Our courses are intended to be an extracurricular activity, and designed to learn English in a fun and oral way.

Children's English classes are tailored to the age of the students, while Teen English works according to the level they have, regardless of age.

Since the teachers are native speakers, you need a period of accommodation to see if the students react positively to our teaching method, which is usually the case. If this were not the case, we can suggest alternatives such as lowering the level of difficulty or using the students' language to explain more complicated parts.

We can't demand that youngsters have exemplary behavior like adults. The school is tolerant and we rarely need to impose order. We try to keep the students motivated to do this extracurricular activity and not feel it is an additional burden, after a long day at school. That is why they do two hours of class a week and not three like adults do.

For higher levels of Teen English, we can suggest First Certificate preparation. But keep in mind: It is not easy. Even with the good intention of the department of education that fifteen, sixteen and seventeen year-old students pass the First, it is, undoubtedly, a heroic deed. Since they are not adults, students find it difficult to understand the level of sacrifice involved in dealing with this exam, and in the center, we have redesigned our preparation process to mitigate their lack of maturity. Consequently, the preparation period can last one, two or three years, combined with higher-level classes of English.