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INSTITUTO CERVANTES 20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROMOTION


LETTER FROM DIRECTOR THE INSTITUTO CERVANTES WILL SOON BE TWENTY YEARS OLD The Instituto Cervantes came into being on 21 March 1991, as a Spanish public institution for the promotion of the language and culture of Spain and the other Spanish-speaking countries. This means, of course, that the Instituto Cervantes will be celebrating its 20th “birthday� during 2011. Consequently, we are congratulating ourselves. Not only because this is a special anniversary, but also because of the amazing growth of the institution during that time. The fact is that currently we have more than 70 centres in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Just looking at 2010, the Instituto Cervantes has had a 12% increase in enrolments in comparison with the previous year; a 13% increase in the number of candidates enrolled in the Diplomas in Spanish as a Second Language (DELE); a 27% increase in students enrolling in the Virtual Spanish Classroom (AVE) program; and a growth of 20% in members of the Associated Centres Network. Furthermore, the Instituto received five awards between September 2009 and August 2010. Yet the most important thing is the fact that these figures clearly illustrate the enormous interest there is around the world in learning our language and our culture. The Sydney centre of the Instituto Cervantes, inaugurated by their Majesties, the King and Queen of Spain, on 25 June 2009, makes a significant contribution to these figures. Each term the number of students enrolled has grown, as well as the number of people attending our cultural activities. Meanwhile, the number of people taking the Diploma in Spanish as a Second Language (DELE) examinations has almost doubled over this year. This is why we at the Sydney centre are also celebrating the 20th birthday of the Instituto Cervantes. We intend to do this by organizing a series of activities throughout the year. But also, and perhaps most importantly, by offering considerable discounts on the fees charged for our Spanish courses. We hope that this will facilitate access to our courses to all of those people who are interested in learning our language and getting to know more about our culture. Everyone is welcome! Isidoro Castellanos Director


INDEX SUMMER TERM Pg. Information About Instituto Cervantes General Courses

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Super Intensive Courses & Intensive Courses

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Special Courses

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DELE Exams in Australia & New Zealand

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Courses On-line

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Enrolment & Registration and Payment Options

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Fees & Discounts

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Enrolment Forms

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Terms and Conditions

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Our Library

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Cultural Activities

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Contact Details

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INFORMATION ABOUT INSTITUTO CERVANTES

Who are we?

Instituto Cervantes is the only Spanish Language and Cultural Centre endorsed by the Government of Spain whose purpose is to promote the language and culture of Spain and all the Spanish-speaking countries. It is the largest organization in the world concerned with the teaching of Spanish, and it maintains a presence in over 40 different countries throughout 70 centres.

Learn Spanish!

•More than 400 million people around the world speak Spanish, the second language of international communication. •Travel with greater ease & discover the cultural richness of the Spanish speaking world. •Expand your business, get a promotion or change your career. Learning Spanish at Instituto Cervantes Sydney •Interactive classes, you not only learn, you enjoy learning. •Our students from A1.2 onwards have free access to AVE (on-line learning) and are eligible to receive a free library card valid for a year. •Day, evening and Saturday classes. •Rich cultural program related to the Spanish and Latin-American world. •New equipment and the most up-to-date technologies.

Language courses

Instituto Cervantes offers comprehensive language courses aimed at developing the students’ ability to understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish. Communication is the objective of the class, so students will be encouraged, from day one, to use the language actively and to interact with other students. Grammar will be used as a tool to reinforce the students’ language skills, which means that during the class there will be time to practice both fluency and accuracy.

Class size

Classes consist of a maximum of 12 students.

Teachers

All our teachers are highly qualified native speakers.

Levels

Our academic program for general language courses follows the levels presented by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The CEFR describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do at each level using the foreign language. These descriptors can be applied to any of the languages spoken in Europe, which provides a valuable basis for the common recognition of language qualifications. Each of our five levels, from basic user to independent user, is divided into different courses and each course consists of 30 hours of class attendance given in a period of approximately 10 weeks.

general courses

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Come once a week and improve your speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in an interactive and dynamic environment.

Books

A1: Nuevo Ele Inicial 1, SM International. Student book and Exercise book. A2: Nuevo Ele Inicial 2, SM International. Student book and Exercise book. B1: Aula 3, Difusión. Student book with CD. B2: Aula 4, Difusión. Student book with CD. C1: El Ventilador, Difusión. Student book & CD & DVD.

LEVELS A1 AND A2

A1: A1.1, A1.2 and A1.3 Breakthrough After A1 the students will be able to express themselves simply in basic and predictable everyday life situations. A2: A2.1, A2.2 and A2.3 Waystage After A2 the students will be able to express themselves adequately in basic social situations and communicate satisfactorily in everyday life situations. Course

Day(s)

Time

Term

A1.1

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11

Wed

10.00 am – 01.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

Sat

10.00 am – 01.00 pm

05.02.11 – 09.04.11

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11

Wed

10.00 am – 01.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

Sat

10.00 am – 01.00 pm

05.02.11 – 09.04.11

A1.3

Tue

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11

A2.1

Wed

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

03.02.11 – 07.04.11

Sat

10.00 am – 01.00 pm

05.02.11 – 09.04.11

Tue

09.00 am – 12.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11

Tue

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11

Tue

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11

A1.2

A2.2 A2.3

At the end of level A1 and level A2, students sit an exam in order to obtain the corresponding certificate and proceed to the first course of the next level. NEW COURSE!!!!! Come to Instituto Cervantes to study 2 hours twice per week. A1.1

Tue+Thu

06.00 pm – 08.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11


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general courses

LEVELS B1 AND B2

B1: B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 and B1.4 Threshold After B1 the students will be able to express themselves reasonably accurately and with a degree of flexibility in familiar but more complex everyday life situations. B2: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4 and B2.5 Vantage After B2 the students will be able to communicate fluently and with sufficient accuracy, using an appropriate register of formality, to express their ideas well, using language suitable for the situation.

SUPER INTENSIVE COURSES & INTENSIVE COURSES SUPER INTENSIVE COURSES

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Would you like to acquire a basic knowledge of Spanish in only one month? Enrol in these courses! Course

Day(s)

Time

Term

A1.1

Mon+Tue and Wed+Thu

10.00 am – 13.00 pm

10.01.11 – 25.01.11

INTENSIVE COURSES

Do you need to learn Spanish FAST? These courses will enable you to achieve your short-term goals quickly. For A1.1 and A1.2 only!

Course

Day(s)

Time

Term

B1.1

Tue

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11

Course

Day(s)

Time

Term

B1.2

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11

A1.1

Tue + Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

01.02.11 – 03.03.11

B1.3

Wed

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

A1.2

Tue + Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

08.03.11 – 07.04.11

B1.4

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11

B2.1

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11

B2.2

Tue

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

01.02.11 – 05.04.11

B2.3

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11

B2.4

Wed

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

B2.5

Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

03.02.11 – 07.04.11

At the end of level B1 and level B2, students sit an exam in order to obtain the corresponding certificate and proceed to the first course of the next level.

LEVEL C1

C1: C1.1, C1.2, C1.3, C1.4, C1.5 and C1.6 Proficiency After C1 the students will be able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously, using the appropriate register for the context of the conversation and the intentions of the speaker. Course

Day(s)

Time

Term

C1.1

Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

03.02.11 – 07.04.11

C1.2

Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

03.02.11 – 07.04.11

C1.3

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

31.01.11 – 04.04.11 31.01.11 – 04.04.11

C1.4

Mon

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

C1.5

Wed

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

C1.6

Wed

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

02.02.11 – 06.04.11

At the end of level C1, students sit an exam in order to obtain the corresponding certificate and proceed to the first course of the next level.


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special courses

DELE EXAMS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

SPECIAL COURSES

If you want to have a certificate of proficiency in Spanish or a Spanish language diploma that is valid throughout the world, you can register at Instituto Cervantes for the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

As well as the general courses, Instituto Cervantes offers a variety of Spanish language courses specially designed to meet the interests and needs of our students. CONVERSATION COURSE With our 30 hour conversation courses you will improve your speaking skills and you will become more proficient in Spanish. In the classes you will develop vocabulary, reinforce grammatical structures and gain fluency. Course materials will be selected according to students’ needs and interests CONVERSATION COURSE

Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

03.02.11 – 07.04.11

SPANISH AND HISPANIC AMERICAN LITERATURE COURSE 30 hours advanced course. Through the study of some of the most relevant Spanish and Hispanic American authors, students will strengthen and improve their command of Spanish. The reading list will be adjusted to suit the students’ needs and interests. LITERATURE COURSE

Thu

06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

08

03.02.11 – 07.04.11

PRIVATE LESSONS (FROM 1 TO 3 STUDENTS)

These lessons are tailored to address individual’s particular needs and take place at Instituto Cervantes. Lessons can be one-on-one or groups of up to three. A minimum purchase of 15 hours, which must be used within three months, is required. The schedule will be established before the start of the course.

IMPORTANT: from November 2010 six different DELE levels equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels are offered at the Institute. LEVEL A1

Students will acquire sufficient linguistic competence to understand and use daily expressions that are frequently employed in any part of the Spanish-speaking world for satisfying immediate needs.

LEVEL A2

Students will be able to understand frequently used daily phrases and expressions related to areas of experience which are particularly relevant to them (basic information about you and your family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.).

LEVEL B1

Students will obtain sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most normal day-to-day situations and for expressing desires and needs in a basic way.

LEVEL B2

Students will be able to give detailed information about general subjects, express themselves fluently and write long texts. They will be able to use communication strategies in order to hold conversations in different contexts and situations.

LEVEL C1

Students will be able to produce clear and detailed texts on relatively complex topics, and will develop interpretative strategies for reading sophisticated texts. They will be able to take part in any conversation or discussion and to recognize idioms, sayings and colloquial expressions

LEVEL C2

Students will be able to express themselves fluently and convey subtle nuances with precision.

SPANISH FOR BUSINESS*

This 30 hour course is for professionals who wish to learn the norms of business communication and business practice in the Spanish speaking world.

SPANISH FOR TRAVELLERS*

This crash course for beginners lasts 5 weeks with 6 hours per week and will provide you with the language used in daily situations while travelling.

SPANISH FOR TEENAGERS (11 -15 years old)*

This 15 hour program is specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of students between 11 and 15 years old. The topics and course materials used throughout the program have been included to help students to learn the language in context. *These special courses depend on student demand. A minimum number of students is required per course. If you are interested, please send an email to acx1syd@cervantes.es or call us on 92749200


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DELE EXAMS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Examination date: Enrolment period: More information:

COURSES ON-LINE (AVE)

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You can now learn on-line at your own pace using the Aula Virtual de Español (AVE). AVE is an interactive platform specifically designed by the Instituto Cervantes for distance learning.

Friday and Saturday, 20th and 21th May 2011 From 21th February until 15th April Visit http://diplomas.cervantes.es or contact prof1syd@cervantes.es

PREPARATION COURSES FOR DELE EXAMS If you are planning to sit the DELE exam (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) and want to get familiar with its dynamics, its parts and its exercises, Instituto Cervantes offers a 15 hour preparatory course of five weeks. After the course, you will be able to use your knowledge of Spanish in a more efficient way in order to get a better grade.

Currently Instituto Cervantes of Sydney offers individual courses without a tutor. Courses with tutor assistance will be incorporated soon. You can enrol for these courses at any time and a username and password will be provided to you and allow you to complete the course in a three-month period.

ON-LINE COURSES TO PREPARE FOR THE DELE EXAM: B1 & B2 These courses are organized following the same structure as the DELE exams. You will find important information in each section, the scores required to pass each of them, the time, and much more. DURATION: 15 to 20 hours of individual work. More than 140 activities. FEE: $99 per module

Examination centres: Sydney

Instituto Cervantes 22-24 City Road Chippendale NSW 2008 prof1syd@cervantes.es

Melbourne

Asesoría Técnica asesoriamelbourne.au@educacion.es

Canberra

Consejería de Educación spainedu.au@educacion.es

Auckland

Asesoría de Educación asesoriaauckland.nz@educacion.es

Levels: Fee:

Beginners – Intermediate – Advanced – Proficiency $99 per module, password valid for three months


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ENROLMENT & registration and payment options

ENROLMENT

FEES

No prior knowledge of Spanish? Complete beginners can enrol directly in our A1.1 course without a placement test.

General courses

30 hours

Intensive courses

30 hours

Some knowledge of Spanish? All students, except absolute beginners and continuing students from Instituto Cervantes in Sydney, must undergo a placement test prior to enrolment in order to be placed in the most appropriate course.

Special courses

30 hours

Special courses

15 hours

DELE preparation

15 hours

Individual on-site (1 to 3 students)

15 hours

Spanish on-line (AVE)

1 course

DELE on-line courses (B1 or B2)

1 course

When can you take the placement test? IMPORTANT! Placement tests will take place between 17th January - 28th January in the following days and hours: Mon - Thu

09:30 am – 05:00 pm

Friday

09:30 am – 01:30 pm

If you need to take the placement test after 5:00 pm or if you want to have a specific time and date to avoid waiting, call 02 9274 9200 or write to acx1syd@cervantes.es to make an appointment. Placement tests will be held at the Institute. Tests last approximately for 45 minutes and consist of an oral and a written part. Please note that there is a $50 fee for the Spanish assessment test that will be deducted from the course fee. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OPTIONS You can register in person at the Instituto Cervantes during office hours or after taking the placement test. Payment options: Visa, MasterCard and EFTPOS.

$560

$275

$1500

$99

DISCOUNTS Saturdays Courses

10%

Morning Courses

10%

Enrolment in two courses at the same time

10%

Consecutive re-enrolment

10%

Special courses

10%

Office hours Mon - Thu

09:00 am – 09:00 pm

Friday

09:00 am – 02:30 pm

You can also pay by bank transfer or bank deposit. Payments should be sent to us as a scanned copy by email (ic.sydney@cervantes.es) or by fax (02 9749 222), indicating your name and course level in the bank transfer reference. Bank account details Commonwealth Bank of Australia Branch: 48 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 Account name: Instituto Cervantes BSB: 062000 Account number: 12965391

2011 is the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Instituto Cervantes. 20th Anniversary Special Promotion for enrolment between Jan 4-Jan 21, 2011

15% discount


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ENROLMENT FORM 2011

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

✓ Please indicate your choice(s): Summer Term 2011 (31 January - 9 April)

•Students should consider their personal commitments and circumstances before enrolment 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.

Autumn Term 2011 (27 April – 11 July) Winter Term 2011 (18 July – 24 September) Spring Term 2011 (10 October – 21 December)

PERSONAL DETAILS

• Cancellations must be made in writing enclosing the receipt, at least one day before the beginning of the course.

Student’s name First Name : ............................................................................................

• The Instituto Cervantes reserves the right to cancel a course in cases of insufficient student numbers or unforeseen circumstances, in which case students can choose to enrol in a similar course or obtain a full refund.

Last Name : ............................................................................................

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D.O.B :

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Address :..................................................................................................

• By enrolling, students receive 3 months´ access to AVE and a free library card, valid for a year.

................................................................................................................. Phone Number :......................................................................................

• Students are responsible for acquiring the course materials (student and exercise book).

Mobile : ................................................................................................... E-mail address : ......................................................................................

• Courses include a 5 minute break after 60 minutes of class.

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• Classes consist of a maximum of 12 students.

Contact (emergency) : ............................................................................

• All requests to change enrolment status (class level, time or day) must be made during the first week of the course and in writing. They require the approval of the Head of Studies and, although we will do our best to accommodate all students, there are no guarantees that your request will be approved. Please be advised that, in the event of a course change, students will be responsible for any applicable price adjustments.

Course LEVEL TIME :

DAY MORNING /

EVENING

TYPE OF COURSE: GENERAL (10 weeks)

• Instituto Cervantes reserves the right to change teachers at any time for any course.

SUPER INTENSIVE (2,5 weeks)

• From the first day of class, Spanish will be the main language throughout the course.

CONVERSATION COURSE

• The minimum age to study at Institute Cervantes is 16 years.

OTHER:

INTENSIVE (5 weeks)

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PRIVATE CLASSES

I have read the enrolment information and agree with the terms & conditions.

Signature: ................................................................................................ Date:

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OUR LIBRARY

The Library of the Instituto Cervantes is now open. Our library’s mission goal is to promote the teaching and the use of Spanish as a second language and to contribute to the dissemination of Spanish and Hispanic American culture in non-Spanish speaking countries. The Library offers free access to its facilities and its services are available to any user throughout Australia.

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Monday-Thursday: from 12pm to 2pm and from 3.30pm to 6pm

*The library is closed between 2pm to 3:30pm Friday: from 10am to 2pm Students of the IC of Sydney are eligible to receive a free library card valid for a year! For information regarding our library services and library card fees, visit http://sidney.cervantes.es/en/library_spanish/library_spanish.htm

cultural activities

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Instituto Cervantes of Sydney offers a rich cultural program related to the Spanish and Latin-American world.


CONTACT DETAILS

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22-24 City Road Chippendale NSW 2008 www.sydney.cervantes.es ic.sydney@cervantes.es T: (+61 2) 9274 9200 F: (+61 2) 9274 9222 Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday: 9 am – 2:30 pm Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Buses: You can get to Instituto Cervantes by alighting at the corner of City Road and Broadway or Glebe Point Road. For more information, please visit http://www.sydneybuses.nsw.gov.au Trains: Central station and then bus to City Road

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