Long Courses2019-09-25T13:36:05+01:00

Long Courses

Overview

A Long Course (or LC, abbreviated) is a group of lessons that take place over months and are clearly interdependent on one another.

Learn more about Long Courses now, or go to the LC list below.

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What’s the duration of an LC?2019-09-20T18:21:49+01:00

Each Long Course has a different duration, but they always run through several months. The maximum duration of an LC is 8 months, which means at least every year new students can join new editions of specific courses from the beginning.

Lessons that are part of a Long Course take place several times a week: generally 3 lessons per week. (Remember: 1 lesson = 60 minutes.)

To know the specific duration of a Long Course (for example, our “Basic Spanish Course”), as well as their start dates, please go to the LC list below, and then access the page for that specific Long Course.

In an LC, how are the different lessons related in content?2019-09-20T18:28:39+01:00

In a specific Long Course, all the lessons belonging to that course are very dependent on one another, in content. That makes Long Courses quite different to the other kinds of courses or lessons we offer on Hablah—but we felt some students will prefer learning with this longer-term approach, so we’ve added the option!

Specifically, the Long Courses on Hablah include a complete study program: our aim is to take students from one level of competence in Spanish (for example, absolute beginners) to the next level (in the same example, to the end of level A1). However, not all Long Courses are equally comprehensive: that is, some focus only (or mainly) on one type of content, or on one language skill, rather than on all skills (listening, writing, reading, etc.) that are part of Spanish at a specific level. For example, the LC called “Gramática para B1-B2” deals mainly with the grammar for those levels (B1-B2).

So, as you follow the program in each course, you’ll see a clear progression in content: generally, every lesson builds on the contents dealt with in previous lessons—we call that “cumulative content”! That means the first lessons will be easier, and then difficulty increases as we keep adding material—helping you build up your Spanish lesson by lesson, week by week!

For that reason, especially if you’d like to join any of our Long Courses, you should make sure that the level will be right for you. And the best way to guarantee that (besides checking that your level in Spanish and the level of that specific Long Course match!) is to start the course from the very beginning (lesson #1) and take all the lessons in order. So that will ensure you’re not missing any content that may be necessary for subsequent lessons.

Do I have to take all the lessons that are part of an LC?2019-09-21T12:11:31+01:00

Since Long Courses are different to Standalone Lessons and Short Courses (please see previous questions), it definitely makes sense for you to take a Long Course in full—with all its lessons, and from beginning to end. But, even with Long Courses, that’s actually not compulsory.

Of course, if you are taking a Long Course in full, a disadvantage (at least for some people!) is you should be able to commit or set aside some days and times, weekly, for a prolonged period of time. And that definitely makes Long Courses on Hablah unlike Short Courses (and Standalone Lessons).

On the other hand, you’ll have the benefit of regular exposure to Spanish (and learning!), as you follow along with the teacher and other students, all the way unitl the end of the course. And if you have time to do the suggested homework (not compulsory either, though!), all the better! 🙂

That being said, if (when taking an LC in full) you’re not able to attend one or two lessons (or some lesson now and then), there’s no problem! You generally should be able to follow well once you come back to class—and, of course, the recording of your missed lesson will be available for you to watch!

Who can reserve and attend an LC?2019-09-21T12:14:35+01:00

As with Standalone Lessons and Short Courses, any lesson that is part of a Long Course can also be reserved and attended by any student. We just wanted to be consistent with this on Hablah!

However, if you’re interested in a Long Course that has already begun, our recommendation is that you wait until a new edition of that particular Long Course starts, and so you’ll be able to take that course from the very beginning (from lesson #1 and on), without skipping or missing any lessons. The reason for that, as mentioned above, is that the content in an LC is linear and cumulative. (Please refer back to the question about the content in an LC to understand why that is important.)

Despite that recommendation, again, if you really feel sure you’ll have no problem with the level of a course (or with the content you missed), you can just come along for any lesson on any date you choose—so for example, lesson #25 in the course could be the first time you join us for that LC! If in doubt, please get in touch with Alfonso, the teacher at Hablah.

Why aren’t there more start dates for every LC?2019-09-20T19:30:24+01:00

Each Long Course has only a few start dates because, at present, we are only offering each LC one at a time. That means each Long Course runs for several months, and, only once it’s finished (only then!) is a new edition offered—then it starts again.

However, we are planning on increasing the availability and number of start dates for Long Courses. So if you really wish to take any of our Long Courses, and you see it has already started, please send us a message—do that from the specific page of the LC that you’re interested in (for example, here). We’ll take all messages into consideration as we try to offer you more options for Long Courses.

List of Long Courses (LC)

Here is the list of Long Courses you can currently take at Hablah.

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