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We have designed our courses for anyone who is interested in self-directed learning (self paced courses). This is why we offer our students a method for learning Spanish perfectly suited for this purpose.
We use learning paths to achieve the desired objectives for each level and/or course. We have been teaching Spanish as a foreign language (ELE and EFE) for over 30 years and it is this extensive experience that continues to inform the development of these highly successful paths.
Learning paths are a planned sequence of learning resources that must be covered in order to achieve the intended results. They accommodate different learning styles and will help you gradually make connections between the different elements of the language.
Our learning paths make it possible to learn Spanish effortlessly and in depth. At Lengalia, we offer you the structure and support that can make the difference between playing with a language and truly getting to grips with it.
We will guide you step-by-step through the course.
Flexible and free, you can choose anything you want from the learning material.
You learn exactly what you need, when you need it.
Receive stars for each exercise completed correctly.
Precise overview of your learning progress.
What you learn is stored in your long-term memory.
Our course objectives are based on the recommendations defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To achieve these objectives, Lengalia has developed a learning concept based on the following skills, all of which are interconnected:
The following is a chart showing the different skills contained at each level and the approximate study time recommended to achieve these objectives.
Getting familiar with pronunciation and learning everyday nouns and verbs, as well as basic grammar, will give you the skills you need to start putting together simple sentences. This is essential in helping you develop a solid linguistic base and will contribute to developing your confidence. Once you know the basics of the language, you will find it much easier and quicker to progress through your learning.
Want to know a secret? Vocabulary is more important than grammar. That’s not to say that grammar isn’t important. It is. Grammar tells you exactly how to how to use vocabulary to form sentences. However, without vocabulary, grammar is of limited use. Lengalia offers you a collection of general vocabulary organised into 7 different levels (A0 - C2) and a collection of more specialised vocabulary to deepen your knowledge in more professional areas. You can learn this vocabulary either in context (sentences and texts) or through our vocabulary trainer. Our collection of vocabulary currently provides you with more than 25,000 words and sentences to learn.
Grammar is the set of rules that explains how to use a language. It is the key to unlocking and understanding the language and it is simply not possible to learn a foreign language without having some understanding of its grammar. Once a student has learned basic words, it becomes a lot more important to understand how to connect parts of a sentence. Without an understanding of grammar, it is impossible to formulate new sentences. So, the question then is not whether we should learn grammar but how we should learn it. Our learning paths make sure you learn grammar at the right time, in a way that starts to fill in the missing pieces. You will begin to see the language from a new perspective and each and every lightbulb moment you have will further add to your overall enjoyment!
Having basic writing skills means being able to get your message across. Once you know how to pronounce Spanish properly (most letters in Spanish only have one sound so this should be quite simple) the best way to develop effective writing skills is to practise writing and have your writing corrected. Our pronunciation course will be just the thing you need!
When we first start to learn our mother tongue, the first couple of years are largely spent listening to our parents and attempting to recreate the sounds they make. We need to understand what we are listening to in order to speak well and so, as we continue to listen and correct our mistakes, little by little we become fluent in the language. Lengalia offers more than 35,000 clearly spoken audios, 65 podcasts and numerous videos at different levels of difficulty, each with their respective transcripts.
When should I start speaking Spanish? Well, it depends on you and your specific situation. We recommend you dedicate the first steps of your learning to building up enough vocabulary and improving your other language skills until you have a better understanding of what other people are saying and are able to respond appropriately.
Conversation practice will help you to build confidence. You get the chance to make mistakes… and learn from them. You also get concrete evidence that you are improving and you start living the language, not just learning it.
To do this, you can use one of the many online sites dedicated to bringing together language partners across the world to video call, meet up, chat online, or email (improving your writing skills as well). There are various options available such as Conversation Exchange, HelloTalk, Tandem, Speaky, etc., all of which are free of charge.
We recommend you use Lengalia and also connect with one or more language exchange partners as well. That way, you get the best of both worlds: you learn exactly how the language works with Lengalia and you get to use it informally with your language partner.
You will also have the opportunity to deepen your Spanish knowledge in different professional subject areas and for specific purposes. To this end, Lengalia offers a variety of courses that will help you learn and expand your specialist vocabulary and the grammatical structures specific to your professional field.
The beauty of language is that it can be used to express an unlimited set of ideas and concepts. Although this requires an understanding of grammar, the good news is that Spanish grammar is not as difficult as most people think. At the end of the day, learning Spanish doesn’t have to be expensive and it can be a really enriching experience too.
According to Agatha Christie, if you look at a problem in an orderly and methodical way, you are guaranteed success. This is the approach we aim for with our method for learning Spanish online, meaning you will learn Spanish more easily than you first thought possible.
So what is the best method for learning Spanish online? Well actually, we don’t think there is a single correct way. Instead, we believe there are many options and the method or methods a student chooses will depend on their current needs.
We like to talk about dynamic learning. We refer here to learning characterised by constant change, where learning lives, grows, connects and extends beyond the limits of your online Spanish course. This means not only using Lengalia as an essential basis for understanding how the Spanish language works, but also watching films or videos in Spanish (internet or TV), listening to podcasts, reading books and doing an online language exchange with native speakers, etc.
At Lengalia we have created our own method for learning Spanish online on your own, and it is the opinions and constant feedback from our students that gives us the certainty that what we are doing, we are doing right. Why?
- Spanish is our speciality. With over 30 years' experience we have created and tested each of our exercises and resources to create logical, flexible and effective learning paths.
- Our online Spanish courses take into account a variety of learning styles (visual, theoretical, logical, auditory, kinaesthetic, etc.) and emphasise relevant skills and knowledge.
- Quantity: More than 2000 hours of learning, 24 courses divided into categories, 284 lessons, 32,878 exercises, 44,236 audios, 12,468 verb conjugations, 25,564 vocabulary terms, voice recorder, learning statistics, etc.
- Autonomy: Our learning paths guide the learner to discover and do things on their own and at their own pace.
- The content of our courses allows the online learning process to be developed and personalised.
- Flexibility, accessibility, dynamism and simplicity. Our online platform is as intuitive as it is attractive: it goes with you wherever you go, and you can use it on your mobile, computer or tablet.
- The techniques we offer at Lengalia are so versatile and effective that it doesn't matter whether you study for half an hour or two hours every day. You will always make progress in your learning.
- You will be able to learn not only the language, but also the linguistic and cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America thanks to our podcasts and videos.
- You will be able to master the language in different contexts: for holidays and trips, in professional medical contexts, at meetings, in the office, etc.
"Two things contribute to progress: going faster than others, and going in the right direction". Of these two options proposed by Descartes, Lengalia has chosen to focus on the second: to move forward by going in the right direction. This doesn’t mean the shortest or the easiest option, but the path that allows you to steadily consolidate everything you learn.
• Set aside a set time every day for language learning. We recommend at least 10 minutes per day. It is more effective to study a little bit every day than to try to cram everything in once a week.
• Check your progress using your Individual Learning Statistics so you will know which aspects you should concentrate on.
• Do not try to learn everything at once. Set yourself realistic short term goals and achieve them at your own pace.
• Do not be afraid to get things wrong. We all learn from mistakes.
• Repeat what you have learned from time to time. 80% of what we forget is forgotten within 24 hours of learning it.
• Cultivate your patience and perseverance during the learning process.
• Lengalia will help you with your learning process, but the actual learning is an individual task. The final result is up to you.