Spanish tuition materials and textbooks . . .

We use materials that are appropriate to both the European and US systems of language education, in line with the Instituto Cervantes and Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or MCER in Spanish)) was created by the Council of Europe as a means of providing a method of learning, teaching and assessment for foreign languages which applies to all languages in Europe. As a means of validating a learner's language ability they have created 6 levels. These are now widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual student's language proficiency.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the US regulatory body that oversees the promotion of the teaching of second languagesin the United States. The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines have been created as a means of assessing the competency of a foreign language speaker. These proficiency levels are set to define separately for ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

For students who need to learn within one or other of these systems we will be happy to provide suitable course materials. The goals in both systems are the same, but the difference lies in the cut-off points for each system of evaluation. Certain language topics are included in one system before or after they are included in the other for a similar level of evaluation. While there are 6 levels in the CEFR system, the ACTFL system uses 9 levels.

"My Spanish improved after taking a month of these classes. I feel more confident after a single month than I have in my two years studying at my home University."

If you have any questions or would like more information about our school and Spanish classes or to discuss your particular requirements, please email us.


At Yanapuma we base our methodology on the work of the renowned Cervantes Institute of Spain, which sets the standard internationally for Spanish instruction. For purposes of evaluation we use both the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

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