Consultoria en lingüística aplicada

Training courses

The primary objective of these seminars is to provide current information and practical guidelines so that participants can purge their Spanish language-related activities and focus on oral and written production, as well as language correction.

Our seminars include topics related to current spelling standards, issues related to Spanish grammar, and general information to assist workshop participants in standardizing their correction criteria.

We design a program to specifically handle the linguistic challenges faced by professionals, thus assisting them in their job performance.

Courses are based on a communicative and functional approach that focuses on results.

We are able to design any program or seminar to meet our clients’ specific needs.

Training courses for Spanish teachers

TARGETED TO: Spanish teachers, bilingual professionals, dual language programs’ staff.

DESCRIPTION: Theory and practice are combined in these courses to enhance the participant’s linguistic skills. The information is presented in different sessions. Each module is devoted to one specific topic.

OBJECTIVE: To develop linguistic and pedagogic strategies, to review the grammatical structures essential to teaching Spanish at elementary and middle school level, and to offer up to date information on the correct use of Spanish.

SOME OF THE THEMES COVERED:

• ¿Qué significa un manejo “correcto” del español?
• Pedagogía en la enseñanza del español
• Preposiciones: ¿cómo enfrentarlas?
• “Ser” y “estar”: he ahí el dilema
• “Por” y “par”: reglas y sutilezas
• Pretérito y copretérito: escaramuzas verbales
• Diferencias fundamentales entre el inglés y el español

Training courses for Spanish language professionals

TARGETED TO: Spanish language professionals: translators to Spanish, interpreters, publishers, proofreaders, journalists, Spanish teachers etc.

DESCRIPTION: Theory and practice are combined in these courses to enhance the participant’s linguistic skills. The information is presented in different sessions. Each module is devoted to one specific topic.

OBJETIVE: Provide up-to-date information and practical guidelines to help participants perfect their written and spoken Spanish.

SOME OF THE THEMES COVERED:

• Estilo editorial en español
• Redacción y estilo en español
• Gramática española para la traducción
• La nueva ortografía del español
• Feria de gerundios
• Las intimidades del “se” (Taller de alto riesgo)
• Retos y secretos de la voz pasiva
• Los caprichos del subjuntivo
• Las preposiciones en español: cómo enfrentarlas
• “Ser” o “estar”: he ahí el dilema
• “Por” y “para”: reglas y sutilezas
• Pretérito o copretérito: escaramuzas verbales
• Interferencias lingüísticas inglés-español: un enfoque holístico