Languages nor only allow us to communicate; it encourages understanding, dialog and tolerance between different cultures.
We live in a world with an abundance of information and communication arriving from all over the planet. The need of mastering a second and third foreign language for professional or private purposes is increasing all the time throughout the planet. Therefore, it is most essential to speak and understand foreign languages.
The growing trade in global markets makes Spanish more and more imperative in international business and communication.
Becari believes that the only real way to learn Spanish, is to go to the place where it is spoken best.
Becari has developed its own mix of methodologies and approaches, the theorical bases of the courses are:
- The Communicative Approach (Hymes, Widdowsor, Wilkings, Brumfit, Johnson Savignon)
- The Cultural Approach
- The Natural Approach
- The Structural Approach
- The Interactive Approach
We believe in the combination of those approaches depending on the needs of the individual students, making special emphasis on the following:
Students being able to use the language both with accuracy and fluency balancing these two aspects, and in the end, students will be able to communicate adequately. We can get this balance through activities of several kinds designed to develop accuracy and to promote fluency in such way that students are not only able to learn language but to be able to perceive that they are learning it because they are able to use it.
Grammar teaching has a real and important place in our classrooms. At the beginner level, we would expect to do quite a lot of structure (and function) teaching and practice. We would place heavy emphasis on reading and listening. The teaching of grammar at this stage is likely to be fairly hidden from the students since the main aim is to get students to practice and use the language as much as possible. As the students learn more, however, the balance would change, and at intermediate levels the students would be involved in more communicative activities and would have less grammar teaching. The teaching of grammar at this stage, however, would probably need to be more explicit and open with more explanations of the structures.
We use lot of communicative activities in our classrooms, for example: role playing, problem solving, discussions, games, and project work which encourage students to communicate.
The communicative activities have so many advantages: they are usually enjoyable, they give students a chance to use their new language on a daily basis or specific situations.
Students use the Spanish they are learning in real situations, so students and teachers might go out to the market, street or museums in order to practice.
What would be a school without teachers who perform at the highest level possible? Our professors are native speakers with University qualifications and ample experience in teaching a second language.