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Spanish Immersion Courses

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Combined Spanish immersion course in Madrid

Our Spanish Immersion course is designed for professionals and students who wish to improve their Spanish quickly. This is an intensive programme in which you will be with a teacher at all times. The course focuses on communication while emphasising the most important and difficult aspects of Spanish grammar and the written language. All our teachers are qualified native-speakers with plenty of experience.

From Monday to Friday you will take general language classes with other students for four hours a day, and afterwards you will have lunch with the teacher for an hour and a half. After lunch you will have individual classes for three hours, focusing on the specific programme you have chosen. Then in the evening you will continue with a private teacher for an hour.

General characteristics

Madrid course program Program in PDF file

50 hours a week:

  • 20 hours of group classes.
  • 15 hours of individual classes.
  • 5 meals a week with the teacher.
  • 2 hours of activities.
  • 1 hour of cultural classes.
  • 1 tutorial.
  • 1 hour oral presentation.

Timetable 50 hours:

  • 9:00am-2:00pm: from Monday to Friday, General Language in Group (+ 10 minutes break without the teacher).
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm: from Monday to Friday, lunch with the teacher.
  • 3:30pm-6:30pm: from Monday to Friday, Individual Lessons with specific goals.
  • 6:30pm-6:50pm: from Monday to Friday, break without the teacher.
  • 6:50pm-8:00pm:
    • Monday: Cultural Activity.
    • Tuesday: Cultural Class.
    • Wednesday: Tutorial.
    • Thursday: Oral Presentation.
    • Friday: Cultural Activity.

General Language in Group (20 hours a week)

This course caters to all levels and abilities, from A1 to C2, in accordance with the Cervantes Institute and the MCER (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

It consists of four lessons of 55 minutes a day, where all your Spanish skills are worked on, including comprehension and active use of the language, both written and spoken.

Aim: to improve your Spanish by interacting with other students.

Lunch with the teacher (7 and a half hours a week)

After the morning classes you will have lunch with one of your teachers at a nearby restaurant, the perfect chance to enjoy our cuisine and talk in a relaxed way with a professional who will help you to improve your communication skills. It lasts one hour and a half each day.

Individual lesson with specific goals (15 hours a week)

After lunch you will dedicate yourself exclusively to working on topics of particular relevance to you. The classes are focused on whichever current affair you choose.

These classes last 3 hours a day.

Some of our programmes on offer for this part: medical Spanish, business Spanish, specific preparation for official exams (DELE, A-LEVELS, GCSE, Business Spanish for Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry), open programme where you can choose any topic of interest.

We design the programme around you.

Cultural activity (2 hours and 20 minutes a week)

We devote some time each week to cultural activities that complement your Spanish language course, such as guided tours of Madrid, workshops...

Cultural Class (1 hour and 10 minutes a week)

En la clase de cultura analizamos aspectos de interés referentes a la cultura española: fiestas, arte, sociedad, deportes...

Tutorial (1 hour and 10 minutes a week)

During the tutorials you focus on preparing an oral presentation with the help of your teacher, which you have to give the next day.

Oral presentation (1 hour and 10 minutes a week)

The student will have to give an oral presentation on a topic of their choice, or one chosen by their teacher.

What the programme includes

  • Personalised Advice.
  • Information about the Academic Programme.
  • Taxi-transfers: airport-Madrid-airport.
  • Accommodation with a family / single room.
  • Full-board.
  • Placement Test.
  • All the classes and activities scheduled in the Programme: 50 hours.
  • Textbook.
  • Free access to the library and media room.
  • WiFi in the school.

Prices

Prices for 50 hours a week:

  • 1 week: 2,150€.
  • 2 weeks: 4,160€.
  • 3 weeks: 6,145€.
  • 4 weeks: 8,100€.

Accommodation with a family in a single room is included in these prices: half-board from Monday to Friday and full-board at weekends. Without accommodation you pay 245€ less per week.

Spanish Immersion Course in the Countryside

La Serrada is a small village of 160 inhabitants, located about 8km from Ávila on the slopes of the mountains that border the Ambles valley. Surrounded by stunning scenery, you’ll be surprised just how calm everything is and how fresh the air feels. La Serrada is the perfect place to enjoy the calm of nature whilst focusing completely on studying Spanish.

The courses take place in a totally refurbished house equipped with all kinds of commodities.

With this programme you will gain confidence and never again be embarrassed about speaking Spanish – spending 10 hours a day with native speakers, you will quickly achieve the fluency that would take months in your home country.

Schedule of the Spanish Immersion Course in the Countryside

Countryside course program Program in PDF file

  • 9:00am-1:00pm, from Monday to Friday: spanish course.
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm, from Monday to Friday: lunch and activities.
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm, from Monday to Friday: spanish course.

Spanish Course

The Spanish Course focuses on the specific needs of the student for 6 hours a day in private lessons. It is designed for students and professionals seeking a peaceful and welcoming environment who want to pursue a programme matching their needs. Here are some options:

  • General Spanish Course: adapted to the Common European Framework of References for Languages, where all your language skills are practiced: speaking and writing, as well as reading and listening comprehension.
  • Business Spanish: designed for professionals who need to work in the Hispanic working world.
  • Caters to student's needs: we design the programme according to your needs. You can choose any topic of interest.

Activities

You can practice your Spanish in a relaxed and natural way during the hours devoted to activities, and at the same time get to know various historical and ancestral sites.

  • Day 1: Visit to Avila Walls.
  • Day 2: country walk.
  • Day 3: visit to the Fortress of Ulaca and Malqueospese Castle.
  • Day 4: hiking, cycling or horse-riding.
  • Day 5: visit to Avila monuments.

Meal plan

The Meal Plan is full-board: breakfast is homemade and you will have lunch and dinner at nearby restaurants. The teacher is also there for lunch.

What the programme includes

  • Personalised counselling.
  • Information about the Academic Programme.
  • Transfer: Ávila-La Serrada-Ávila.
  • Accommodation in the Country House.
  • Full-Board.
  • Placement test.
  • All the classes and activities listed in the programme.
  • Textbook.
  • Wifi at home.

Prices

Included:

  • 30 hours of individual classes.
  • 5 meals a week with the teacher.
  • 5 activities.
  • Accommodation / Full-Board.

Prices per person.

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For more information about modalities and prices, please contact us and we will be attend to you the best we can.

Consult the school calendar, payment forms, what is included in the price and our cancellation policy.

Consult our accommodation options.

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