Language Training Specialties

Spanish for Beginners

Spanish for Beginners is a three-level language training program offered to individuals who have limited or no Spanish speaking abilities.

GSI’s Spanish for Beginners Program provides students with a strong comprehension of grammar, vocabulary, sounds, and pronunciation. The goal of the training is to prepare participants to understand and engage in conversations on common subjects both professionally and socially, and at normal speeds with native Spanish speakers.

Note: If you are a former advanced student of the Spanish language, e.g. advanced high school or college Spanish studies, you may want to consider taking the Spanish Proficiency Assessment to determine your level of proficiency. You may qualify for the Spanish for Spanish Speakers training program.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers

GSI’s Spanish for Spanish Speakers (SSS) training program has been specifically designed to enhance the existing Spanish language skills of its participants while expanding their professional and social vocabularies.

This program is ideal for those individuals who grew up speaking Spanish at home but did not receive their formal education in Spanish. These individuals are often challenged in professional or social settings where they are expected to communicate effectively in Spanish. This program is also ideal for those who studied advanced Spanish in high school and/or college and wish to take their Spanish skills to a higher level.

To qualify for the SSS training program, candidates must first take GSI’s Spanish Proficiency Assessment to determine proficiency levels.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Offered as a multi-level training program, GSI’s adult English as a Second Language program provides students the language skills they need to interact in everyday,
real-world work and social situations.

Students are taught vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and reading comprehension skills through the use of natural conversations, class discussions, and textbook assignments.

Students are taught the skills to successfully interact in English for day-to-day matters such as dealing with money, making purchases, arranging housing, interacting with supervisors, communicating with students and teachers, etc.