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Spanish Language Courses

  >   Spanish Languages for Life Course
  >   Spanish Gap Year
  >   Standard Spanish Course
  >   Spanish and Surfing
  >   Intensive Spanish Course
  >   Combined Spanish Course
  >   Spanish for Teachers Course
  >   Spanish Teenager Programme
  >   Spanish DELE Exam Preparation
  >   Spanish Executive Course
  >   Spanish Private Tuition

  >   Spanish Course Methodology

The group courses (whether attending the Languages for Life, Gap Year or Standard courses) have been specifically designed to develop your ability to effectively communicate in Spanish. These Spanish courses are adapted to your current language level and are based on everyday contexts and experiences in order to develop your knowledge from the perspective of real-life experience. All of the group courses focus on the practical use of the language and immersing yourself in the Spanish way of thinking.

Spanish Languages for Life Course
8 to 20 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 group Spanish language lessons per week
Max. 12 people per class
 Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30

A long term Spanish language course ideal for Uni/ post Uni or adult students looking to learn Spanish in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress in the beautiful northern Spanish city of San Sebastian.  Study Spanish across a wide range of language levels, from beginner to advanced level.
To optimize your time, the school offers small study groups with a maximum of 12 students per teacher. The core group course consists of two 90 minute group classes taught 5 times per week for a total of 15 hours per week.  Following this lesson format over 2, 3 or more months will seriously improve your Spanish language skills. In no time you'll be understanding and communicating with your new Spanish neighbours!

Gap Year  Spanish Course 
13, 26 & 36 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 group Spanish language lessons per week
Max. 12 people per class  
Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30

Fabulous value + great Spanish tuition
Study Spanish in San Sebastian for 3 months or longer, on set start dates three times a year, to take advantage of really good prices. 
You will participate in discussions, group-activities, oral practice, written work, and a variety of other learning techniques to ensure a well-rounded education. Each group course caters to your Spanish level and will cover everything from daily conversation topics to advanced expressions. This Spanish language course offers great value for money, ideal for Gap Year, Uni/ post Uni or adult students looking to study Spanish in depth over several months for maximum impact and progress.

Standard Spanish Course
1 to 8 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 group Spanish language lessons per week
Max. 12 people per class
Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30
A short term Spanish language course aimed at those who need to build on current linguistic skills or who want to learn Spanish from beginner level on an immersion course in Spanish. Students participate in discussions, group-activities, oral practice, written work, and a variety of other learning techniques to ensure a well-rounded education in Spanish. This is the core Spanish group course for the school, 100% focused on perfecting your Spanish skills in daily life. Each group course caters for a specific Spanish language ability level and will cover everything from daily conversational topics to advanced expressions, in accordance with the group's skill level.  It is designed to immerse you in the culture of San Sebastian, combining Spanish studies with the opportunity to live life in this fabulous city.
The Spanish Standard programme is particularly popular in the warmer months of the year, and as July and August courses are especially busy early bookings are recommended.

Spanish and Surfing Course
A supplementary surfing programme
Open to 17yrs+ age group
Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30

For all surfing levels, from novice to advanced
5 group surfing lessons per week / year round
Max. 6 people per surfing group
> More details on line
Learn Spanish in San Sebastian and learn to surf, by combining your Spanish studies with a week (or more) of surfing lessons. The Atlantic rollers make San Sebastian's coast a mecca for surfers year round and the surf club is run by experienced Surf tutors who are able to teach total beginner to advanced level (Good swimming skills are essential). The course offers one lesson per day Monday to Friday and all kit is provided (board, wetsuit, insurance and even hot showers, in the winter).

Intensive Spanish Course
1 to 7 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group
Offered : June to September each year
30 group Spanish language lessons per week
Max. 12 people per class
Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30

Build on the Standard Spanish course with an additional Spanish language course aimed at those who need to improve their current skills (from elementary to advanced ability) or learn Spanish from beginner level.  The additional 10 classes per week are made up of 3/8 students and help ensure deeper more rapid comprehension of the Spanish language and more opportunity to put your Spanish into practise.

Combined Spanish Course
1 to 6 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group
20 group Spanish lessons per week
plus a further 5 or 10 private tuition lessons per week
Max. 12 people per group class
Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30

Each group course caters to your Spanish level and will cover everything from daily conversation topics to advanced expressions. While this is an excellent way to learn Spanish, if you wish to accelerate your learning, the school also offeres private tuition inconjunction with the group course (the Combined Course). The individual lessons are an excellent way to focus on specific topics and get one-on-one lessons catered to your learning needs. This personalised lesson structure allows students of all disciplines and backgrounds to advance rapidly and efficiently. Adding one or two daily "one-to-one" lesson will reinforce what you learnt in the Spanish Standard course. Students work on frequently used Spanish expressions and build confidence with a native, internationally accredited Spanish instructor. Practice the specific topics you want to learn, or focus on problem areas, the time is yours!

Spanish for Teachers Course
2 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 19yrs+ age group
For teachers or trainee teachers of Spanish only 
60 group Spanish language lessons / 2 weeks
12 people per class  
Timetable: Monday to Friday 
09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
or 14:15 to 15:45 & from 16:00 to 17:30

Designed to meet the needs of Spanish teachers that are not native speakers, the course aims to update your knowledge of the language and culture as well as introduce you to the latest teaching methodology, reviewing themes such as Spanish culture & civilisation. 
Spanish language revision: Past tenses, Vocabulary, Ser & Estar, the Subjunctive
Latest teaching methods and class materials: Class phases, warm-up, present new language structures, controlled practice, free practice, various class layouts, when and why to use certain techniques, activities for the first day of class, working with speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.
Materials: types, how to create them, test them and take advantage of them, video.
Culture: the Basque people, the Spanish education system, Spanish cinema (Almodóvar, Alex de la Iglesia, Amenábar...) and the introduction to the Basque language

Spanish Teenage Programme
1 to 4+ weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 14/17 yrs age group
25 group Spanish language lessons per week
Max. 12 people per class
Full details > Teenager Language courses in San Sebastian
Specifically aimed at younger students looking for a fun summer language course, where they can improve their Spanish and enjoy their language holiday, with their peers. Half-day activities organised on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and full day activities on a Saturday. Accommodation is arranged with selected host families, on a full-board basis. NB: Students will have free, un-monitored time on Tuesday & Thursday PM and on Sunday.

Spanish DELE Exam Preparation Course
4 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group
For Intermediate plus levels only
20 group Spanish language lessons per week
plus 10 DELE preparation lessons per week
Max. 12 people per class
Timetable: Monday to Friday
09.30 to 11.00 & from 11.30 to 13.00
Exam Prep: Monday to Friday, 13.15 to 14.00
Specifically aimed at those who wish to prepare for the DELE exams in May, August or November each year.  The D.E.L.E. (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is recognized worldwide.
The DELE preparation course is designed to be a 4 week course in order to prepare you for one of the 3 levels of the Instituto Cervantes [Inicial (B1: intermediate I), Medio (B2 Intermediate II), Superior (Proficiency)]. The school will also accept students who require shorter stays depending on their previous knowledge of the Spanish language (and of course you are welcome to take a long term course prior to a 4 week DELE preparation to ensure you have reached the relevant level of proficiency to sit a DELE exam.

Spanish Executive Course
1 to 4 weeks Spanish language course duration / Open to adults only
40 private tuition Spanish language lessons per week
Only one student per tutor
Timetable: Monday to Friday
Morning sessions: from 9.00 to 11.00 & from 11.30 to 13.30
Afternoon sessions: from 15.30 to 17.30
Lunch / Dinner with your professor: from 13.30 to 15.00 or from 21.00 to 23.00

The course comprises of 40 one-to-one lessons per week, accompanied by a meal each day with your professor (lunch or dinner). The price includes the meals and all other necessary materials. 
This programme offers a truly intensive revision of your Spanish language skills or specific linguistic needs, providing total immersion in Spanish for the business person. It is ideal if you have minimal time available. To ensure maximum impact the course allows you to encounter the Spanish language not only through intensive, structured lessons but also in social situations, outside the classroom. Your class based private lessons are complimented by regular meals with one of your tutor's - for example lunches on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday plus an evening meal with a tutor on Thursday night.