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Advanced Spanish: Definition

If you’re an advanced Spanish speaker, it means you have a high level of proficiency in the language. You have a strong understanding of grammar, a broad vocabulary, and can communicate fluently in both written and spoken Spanish. 

You may have completed advanced courses or education in the language and you are able to understand and use complex language structures. You’re also able to engage in sophisticated conversations and discussions on a wide range of topics.

Check out our Spanish levels, and see what level you really are.

What is there to learn in an Advanced Spanish Class?

As an advanced Spanish speaker, there is still much to learn and explore, and you’re probably the first to admit that the journey of learning never truly ends.

You might want to feel more fluent and confident speaking Spanish in a wider range of social situations. Or you may need to start using more advanced, specialist Spanish for specific work or technical situations. Whatever your situation, we’d like to think we can help you here at ILI Northampton, in the heart of Massachusetts, USA.

Who will be in an Advanced Spanish Class with me?

It is true to say that there is likely to be a wider range of Spanish levels in and advanced group, because as an advanced Spanish speaker, you will have picked up speaking and listening skills, grammar and vocabulary knowledge from diverse places and your learning pathway will be very different from the others in the group. 

But that’s an advantage at this level, because not only will you have the constant, careful correction of your Spanish teacher, but you’ll also pick up new expressions and approaches from your classmates.

At an advanced level, most of the structured learning gives way to advanced vocabulary and idiomatic phrases, reminders and corrections, and a big emphasis on fluency. 

Whilst your teacher will have a plan for each lesson, it’s more common at an Advanced Spanish level to go off-piste, follow digressions and enjoy where the conversation takes you, just like in real life outside the classroom.

I used to speak Spanish fluently, but I’ve lost that now. Am I still advanced?

Let’s put it to the test. If you are on the point of booking but unsure where you fit in, please get in touch with us and we’ll book you in for a speaking assessment. You’ll chat briefly to one of our Spanish teachers, who will make a recommendation on where you should restart your Spanish lessons. 

Can I take any format of Spanish course at ILI Northampton at advanced level?

Yes we can generally accommodate advanced Spanish speakers in most of our formats, but if a specific format you are looking for is unavailable at your level (e.g. the group is full already), we can always offer you one-on-one lessons to get you back learning as soon as possible. One option to really consider as an advanced Spanish speaker is to study Spanish abroad. At your level of Spanish you will be able to make the most of your high level of language skill, to absorb language inside and outside the classroom, and converse in a wide range of situations.

Here are our Advanced Spanish course options for you to consider. If you need help choosing, let us know!

Spanish Course Options

Private Spanish Lessons

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Our Private Spanish lessons allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics – we’ll do the rest!

Study Spanish Abroad

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For a top-notch Spanish learning experience, visit a Spanish-speaking country! We’ll assist in finding the ideal location and program for you.

Spanish for the Workplace

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Our corporate Spanish training programs come in ten-week blocks at all levels, or we can build a workplace Spanish program just for you.

Our Spanish Teachers

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Our Spanish teachers are professionals with Master’s Degrees or TESOL certificates and a minimum of one year teaching experience in creative and student-centered teaching.

ILI has been teaching languages and training teachers since 1984, bringing students the best learning experiences.

“The curriculum has evolved in tune with the needs of the students and the instructors perceptions of areas in need of strengthening. In-class activities are varied and effective.”

Steven Budd studied Spanish at Level 9

Check Your Spanish Level

Unsure of the level you are at in the language you want to learn? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

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Ask Samira for an assessment in the language you are interested in. She will arrange an appropriate instructor to assess you in a 10 to 15-minute conversation, and then when you register for a course, we can place you in the class that will be best for you.

If you are a zero-level beginner, you’ll start in our Level 1 class, so need for an assessment.

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

We assign optional homework as many of our students are working adults with very busy schedules. However, we encourage our students to practice outside of class as much as possible.

Some of our teachers are native speakers and others have native and near native fluency.

Our students in the World Language Program tend to be aged anywhere between 17 and 88 years old.

Yes! ILI is an approved provider of Professional Development Points for Massachusetts.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our Spanish program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Get a language level assessment if you need to
  3. Register for your chosen course!

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  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
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