The Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi is located in the heart of India’s capital, right next to Connaught Place. To study Spanish at our Institute is much more than just learning the language, it is the opportunity to experience and become familiar with the broad range of Spanish-speaking cultures, as students are welcome to participate in the cultural activities regularly held at and organized by the Institute.
In addition, students have access to our library, which offers a broad selection of Spanish and Hispanic American literature, films, magazines and newspapers from the Spanish-speaking world.
The Instituto Cervantes has its own syllabus which establishes the appropriate foundations for the teaching of universal, well-spoken Spanish, while respecting the variety found among the diverse Spanish-speaking communities. Teaching is done in a flexible manner, with the aid of the most up-to-date technology. The Institute is currently adapting its courses to be consistent with the levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
An initiative of the European Council, the CEFR aims to achieve a greater degree of uniformity and transparency in the study of foreign languages, among member nations of the European Union. This serves to increase mobility within member nations, facilitate mutual recognition of language certificates, and promote cooperation among educational institutions from different countries. The Framework defines the levels that determine linguistic capability in areas such as communicative proficiency, active and receptive skills, and linguistic proficiency with specific ends.
The CEFR divides language learners into three large categories which, in turn, are subdivided into six levels:
A. Basic User
B. Independent User
C. Proficient User
Comprised of both native and non-native speakers, our teaching staff is specialized in modern techniques for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language, and all professors take courses designed to perfect their skills on a yearly basis, so as to ensure quality service.