History and description
The first steps of the Alborz Spanish Language Institute were made at the Mexican embassy in Tehran in the summer of 1999. After some time, it changed its headquarter, and some teachers decided to continue with this remarkable job. Nowadays, the institute presents its activities under the management of Mrs. García and the support of both local and native experienced teachers.
In its 20th anniversary, the Alborz Spanish Language Institute has been recognized by the Instituto Cervantes as the only Accredited Center in Iran and the second in the Middle East.
The teaching method used in the Institute is based on the suggestions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and in accordance with the Curricular Plan of the Cervantes Institute. Its name is "Nuevo Prisma" and the main goal of this book and our own is to form experts in the Spanish language and to prepare those who are interested on taking the DELE exam.
With the due coordination with the University of Applied Sciences and Technology, the Alborz Spanish Language Institute holds regularly modular courses in Spanish language for different fields, such as commerce, basic services, and so on. The student receives as well the corresponding official certificate.
The center is located in a two-floor building and a basement. On the second floor there are three classrooms plus one lab for audiovisual activities. In the first floor. also, there are three classrooms, the director's office, the registration office and one small classroom for individual exams or private classes. In the basement we have a multi-purpose room, equipped with a kitchen, library and a courtyard.
Our working hours are from Saturday to Wednesday, from 9:30 to 20:00 and on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 16:00.
Those who are interested to learn or improve their knowledge of Spanish find in our Alborz Spanish Langue Institute many courses that meet their needs.
Mopre tan 1.000 students participate Spanish every year in the more than 100 courses that are being hold in Alborz Spanish Language Institute. The classes take place in small groups, with graduate teachers that use the most modern technologies and teaching methods in order to offer an effective teaching.
The teachers at Alborz Spanish Language Institute are native and Iranians with a degree in Spanish Philology. They are both experienced specialists in Spanish teaching as a foreign language and young talented teachers. They participate in training courses and are familiar with the most modern teaching methods. To this end, the Alborz Spanish Language Institute holds several training programs and sends teachers to different courses in order to improve their knowledge in a continuous effort to be up-to-date.
The main goal in our classes is the communication; therefore, we integrate both speaking and writing production and comprehension. From the beginning of the course, we empower the students to use actively the language and interact with the rest of their classmates. In class the communication language, since the beginning, is Spanish in order to allow the students an instantaneous and constant contact with it. From a Hispanic vision, the different varieties of the language are taken into account and integrated.