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The courses

The objective of our courses is to help you express yourself more fluently in Spanish. To achieve this, we have a team of experienced teachers who specialise in teaching Spanish to foreign students.
Our methods combine a traditional grammar approach with a more modern communicative focus, in which greater importance is placed on practising grammar in communicative contexts that reproduce situations of everyday life.
The classes are based on tasks and planned depending on the students" needs and different styles of learning.
All classes are given in Spanish. The average number of students per class is from 6 to 10 and each class lasts for 55 minutes. Since the groups are small in number, the teacher is able to deal with the specific needs of each student on a more personal basis.

Levels

The courses are divided up into 6 different levels: from beginner to advanced levels, based on the Cervantes Institute programme, under the directives of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
No matter what your level of Spanish, you will always find a class that is suitable for you.

Material

A textbook is used in class, together with diverse course material prepared by the school teachers. The enrolment fee includes the first book and additional material. When you change from one level to another, you must buy a new book or take out one on loan from the school library. The school places its library at your disposal where you can take out reading and consultation material on loan.

Test

On the first day of class, students are given a talk about the programme they will be studying, and have to take a level test. Once the test has been corrected, they are incorporated into the group. Students may change levels during the first few days or afterwards, if the student has made more progress than the rest of the group.
At least once a month, a test is given in class to evaluate the students" progress.

Certificate

At the end of the course, students are given an attendance certificate indicating the course taken, the number of hours of study and the level reached, in addition to a detailed report on their progress in each language area.

Teachers

All our teachers hold University Degrees in Hispanic Philology, have wide experience and are specialised in giving classes to foreign students. They use modern materials and methods and ensure that the classes are interesting and entertaining.

Types of courses

We offer intensive Spanish language courses for groups and individuals. We also offer special programmes such as Spanish for Business, Spanish cooking, work- experience and we prepare students for the DELE and Chamber of Commerce exams.

Intensive courses 20

This course is designed for students who wish to learn the language and have free time to participate in Spanish culture and life, and make friends. There are 4 classes per day, during the morning or afternoon, lasting from one week.

  • Start of course: Every Monday, except for beginners (please check starting dates for beginners)
  • Nº of classes per week: 20 general Spanish classes
  • Length of each class: 55 minutes
  • Length of the course: From 1 to 36 weeks
  • Levels: All levels. From absolute beginners to advanced.
  • Nº of students per class: Maximum of 10, average 6.
  • Timetable: Mornings or afternoons, 9:30-13:30 or 14:30-18:30 (subject to changes)

Intensive courses 25

The main objective of this course is to enable students to learn to communicate in Spanish as soon as possible, in order to cope with all situations of everyday life. There are 5 classes per day, focused on practising speaking.

  • Start of course: Every Monday, except for beginners (please check starting dates for beginners)
  • Nº of classes per week: 20 general Spanish classes + 5 Spanish for communication classes
  • Length of each class: 55 minutes
  • Length of the course: From 1 to 36 weeks
  • Levels: All levels. From absolute beginners to advanced.
  • Nº of students per class: Maximum of 10, average 6.
  • Timetable: Mornings or afternoons, 9:30-14:30 or 13:30-18:30 (subject to changes)

One to one

Individual classes are available for any level, and form part of a programme that is specially adapted to each student's needs.

  • Start of course: Every Monday
  • Nº of classes per week: From 1.
  • Length of each class: 55 minutes
  • Length of the course: From 1 to 36 weeks
  • Levels: All levels. From absolute beginners to advanced.
  • Nº of students per class: 1 (there is also the option of 2 students: Two to one).
  • Timetable: To be agreed on.

Long-term programme

This programme is designed for students who wish to study for at least 12 weeks, and also wish to experience Spanish lifestyle and culture. There are 4 classes a day, in the morning or afternoon.

  • Start of course: Every Monday, except for beginners (please check starting dates for beginners)
  • Nº of classes per week: 20 general Spanish classes.
  • Length of each class: 55 minutes
  • Length of the course: From 12 to 40 weeks
  • Levels: All levels. From absolute beginners to advanced.
  • Nº of students per class: Maximum of 10, average 6.
  • Timetable: Mornings or afternoons, 9:30-13:30 or 14:30-18:30 (subject to changes).

Preparation for the exam

This course is specially designed for preparing students for the internationally-recognised DELE exams organised by the Cervantes Institute. These are official certificates accrediting the student's command of the Spanish language. There are three exam sessions per year: in May, August and November.

  • Levels: C.I.E. (Basic Level),D.B.E. (Intermediate Level),D.S.E (Advanced Level)
  • Start of course: April, July and October.
  • Nº of classes: 25 classes for preparing students for the DELE exam.
  • Length of each class: 55 minutes
  • Length of the course: From 1 to 6 weeks
  • Nº of students per class: Maximum of 10, average 4.
  • Timetable: Mornings or afternoons, 9:30-13:30 or 13:30-18:30 (subject to changes).

Other Spanish courses in our School

  • Chamber of Commerce Exam
  • Spanish for Business
  • Spanish +cookery
  • Work-experience

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