Spanish courses in Santiago de Compostela
Our teaching methods are based on the communicative approach. Special emphasis is placed on conversation, so that students can make themselves understood in Spanish right from the start. We think it is essential for the students to actively participate in the lessons; to achieve this main goal, grammar exercises and vocabulary work are combined with oral practice and pronunciation drills: group work, discussions, role playing, games, literary & journalistic texts, audio & video recordings of real material...
On the first day of school, students who already have some previous knowledge of Spanish will be level-tested to ensure correct placement from the beginning. Lessons start immediately after the test. All levels are offered from Beginners to Advanced. Our 7 levels follow the European Framework of Reference for Languages and the guidelines of Instituto Cervantes. Students completing their courses successfully will be granted the diploma and academic report which certifies the type of course, the number of hours studied and the level of proficiency attained.
Guarantee of Quality
Our school in Santiago de Compostela is a foundation member of AGAES, the Galician Association of Schools of Spanish and an Accredited Centre by Instituto Cervantes.
>> Course 20
Daily: 4 lessons
This course focuses on language fluency as a main goal. The four major skills students will practice are reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students are active participants and learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary and common expressions by working and speaking with their classmates.
>> Course 25
Daily: 5 lessons
Same structure as the Course 20, but with 5 extra lessons per week, focused on improving oral communication in Spanish.
Taylor made courses
>> One-to-one / private tuition
From 2 to 6 hours of class per day (x 60 minutes) in order to focus only on the students needs. In the first lesson, the teacher assesses the students abilities, and together they plan the objectives of the course to maximize the progress.
>> Course 25+5 / Course 25+15
Daily: 6/8 lessons
25 group lessons + 5 or 15 one-to-one hours (x 60 minutes), dedicated to work on those aspects of the language that need to be reinforced or to improve oral communication skills. This course is approved as Bildungsurlaub in Germany.