F.A.Q. COURSES (click here)


When can I start the course?

Our courses are continuous and run through the year without breaks, as the school only closes on public holidays. If you are not a complete beginner, you can start a course ANY Monday of the year! If you are a beginner, you can choose from 2 beginner start dates per month. Please ask for more details.

How many weeks can I study?

You can study from 1 to 36 weeks.

How will you know my Spanish level?

In order to know which level group you belong to, you will take a written and oral level test. As we get the result of your test, we will place you on the best group according to your level, in which you can stay for as many weeks as you prefer.

What is my schedule and can I change my class timetable?

Your classes can either be scheduled in the morning or in the afternoon. Your schedule will be confirmed your first day of lessons, right after our Welcome presentation. You can not change your timetable. Please find our winter and summer schedule.

What books do you use? And how many books per language level?

The books we use are called GENTE. Each set of book consist of a text book and an exercises book together with DVD and CD-Rom. There is normally 1 book per level (a level usually lasts about 6 weeks). Any other materials are provided by the school. Books cost 35 euros per level and have to be purchased at the school on arrival.

What teaching method do you use?

The method we use is communicative. With the communicative language approach, the teachers teach the language in the classroom in such a way that students communicate among them taking into account their real experiences. Communicative language teaching makes use of real-life situations that necessitate communication. The teacher sets up a situation that students are likely to encounter in real life. The real-life simulations change from day to day. Students' motivation to learn comes from their desire to communicate in meaningful ways about meaningful topics.

Are teachers native speakers and what are their teaching qualifications?

Our teachers are chosen for their excellence and the passion with which they teach. All our teachers are indeed native Spanish speakers. Also, they all have a University degree, postgraduate qualifications in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and minimum 2 years experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Furthermore, we promote our teachers to participate in training courses, to provide the best quality in teaching to our students.

What courses do most people take?

Our most popular course is the Intensive, which consists of 20 group classes per week.

Will I take exams?

Internal exams are held at the end of each level in order to monitor your progress.

Is there a possibility to change classes according to my progress?

Groups are arranged according to their level. Each group progresses at the same pace, so you will be moving to the higher level from one week to another with your group. If once you have started the course you feel that you should be placed in a higher level, you can speak with our academic coordinator to get some advice and be moved. Students generally move levels when they take a level assessment every 4-6 weeks.

How much can I expect to learn after 4 weeks course?

The level you will reach depends on different factors: the level you start at, the amount of personal work you devote to your study, how easy you assimilate linguistic concepts...In 6 weeks you would normally complete a whole level doing the Intensive course (20 lessons per week).

What is the price per week when there is a public holiday?

The price is the same for weeks when we have public holidays. However, if there are 2 public holidays in the same week, one day of classes will be rescheduled. If there is only one public holiday in the week, the classes are not rescheduled.

Can I get a recognised certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, we prepare you for the D.E.L.E.: Diploma de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera. DELE is the only official Spanish diploma and it will help you find a job, study in any Spanish speaking country or it can be used simply to demonstrate your knowledge of Spanish. There are four levels which you can choose from:
Basic (level A1 from the Framework)
Initial (level B1 from the Framwork)
Intermediate (level B2 from the Framework)
Superior (level C2 from the Framework)
Our DELE Preparation course; being the only official Spanish Diploma; will enhance your Spanish skills and help you to pass the DELE exam. You will definitely learn a lot during this 4-week programme!

Do I get a diploma after the course?

At the end of the course you will get a certificate about hours studied, duration of the course and reached level.

How many times a week classes are held?

Classes are from Monday to Friday.