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AlmuñecarSpanish courses in Almuñecar, Study abroad Spanish in Almuñecar 2015

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Spanish courses in Almuñecar - Learn languages abroad

Almuñecar, this little pictoresque white village at the Costa Tropical invites you to enjoy its mild climate during all the year. In summertime you can choose between a wide range of sport and leisure activities, like diving, surfing, playing golf, playing tennis, horse riding or just take a drink at the paseo maritimo and relax having a talk with your new friends of the Spanish school.

Spanish courses in Almuñecar 2015


Almuñecar, overlooking the crystal-clear and calm Mediterranean, is considered one of the prettiest and most picturesque spots of the “Tropical Coast of Granada” a mountain landscape rolling down to the sea where avocados, custard apples, mango, papayas and bananas grows.
Cliffs, coves and long beaches make up the landscape of this coveted coastline, conquered by numerous civilisations. Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs have fought over it and left behind traces of their cultures.
The weather is always agreeable, mild in winter and warm in summer, ideal to combine your holidays and studying.
Almuñecar is loved for its unique atmosphere provided by the many bars and restaurants at the wonderful “Paseo Maritimo”. But not everything is just sand and water...
The castle of La Mazmorra is one of the most interesting monuments together with the Roman aqueduct and columbarium. The Cave of the Seven Palaces, an ancient Phoenician water tank, and the Roman salting factory, located in El Majuelo botanical garden.

Spanish language school in Almuñecar

 Spanish language school Almuñecar 2015

The school in Almuñecar is situated in the city center, just one minute to the beach and the wonderful Paseo Maritimo surrounded by many cosy and charming restaurants and bars, where you can taste refreshing drinks and delicious tapas while enjoying the beautiful view.
The center owns several fully equipped classrooms, a library and video rental where you can rent books and videos whenever you feel like. Moreover, you'll find a little lounge where you can use the Internet.
The institute was founded in 1992 and since then has been running successfully.

The school counts with the following services:

  • Five classrooms fully-equipped for the study of Spanish with TV, video, DVD and all the necessary audio and CD equipment.
  • Different types of courses throughout the year with communicative classes and a maximum of 8 students  per class (except from June to September when there may be 10).
  • Friendly, reliable and personalised service.
  • Tutorials every week.
  • Library with loan service.
  • Video library, with VHS and DVD, with loan service .
  • Because of the highly qualified teachers, the classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual.
  • The first day of class you will take an inicial test to find out which level is the most suitable for you.
  • Free Internet Access.
  • WiFi Access available.
  • Student card with economic advantages in different shops.
  • Different students from all over the world.
  • Dynamic and motivating activities which are always joined by someone from the school staff.
  • A cultural program which is up-to-date with the extensive social and cultural facilities of Almuñecar and Spain, increasing creativity and enjoyment.

Official accreditations: accredited teaching centre of the Instituto Cervantes, FEDELE (Spanish Federation of Schools Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language), member of the Chamber of Commerce in Granada.


Social activities
The school offers a wide range of activities to enhance your learning experience. They have a daily programme of teacher-lead immersion activities which combine language instruction and practice within a variety of contexts. This programme is complemented with different excursions at the weekend.
The school also will keep you informed of "what's on" during your stay in terms of cultural events such as the Jazz Festival and concerts etc.
The school organizes 5 activities per week, one per day and could be the following: a guided city-tour, welcome party, visits to museums, monuments (Alhambra, Generalifee, etc.) and flamenco shows, tapas-tour, international dinners, etc.
The school also organizes in collaboration with professional agencies excursions to different cities in Andalusia like Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, the Costa Tropical, the white villages, the Alpujarra and also to Morrocco. The price includes, transport, guide, entrances for museums and individual insurance.

 Spanish courses in Almuñecar - Courses and dates

 Spanish courses in Almuñecar 2015

Standard Course (20 lessons per week)
This course has 2 classes of communicative grammar and 2 classes of vocabulary and conversation, with oral and writing practice, covering the linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
4 lessons daily, from 09.00 to 12.30h, 20 lessons per week.
Courses begin all year long every Monday.


Standard-MAS Course (25 lessons per week)
With 2 classes of communicative grammar; 2 classes of vocabulary and conversation, with oral and writing practice; and 1 extra class of grammar review or communicative practice with new vocabulary and expressions. All the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are covered in the course.
5 lessons daily, from 09.00 to 13.30h, 25 lessons per week.
Courses begin all year long every Monday.


Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)
This course has 2 classes of communicative grammar; 2 classes of vocabulary and conversation, with oral and writing practice; and 2 extra classes of grammar review or communicative practice with new vocabulary and expressions. All the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are covered in the course.
6 lessons daily, from 09.00 to 15.30h, 30 lessons per week.
Courses begin all year long every Monday.


Standard "Plus 5" (25 lessons per week)
This course has 4 classes/day in group (2 classes of communicative grammar and 2 classes of vocabulary and conversation, with oral and writing practice) plus 1 individual lesson per day where the contents suit the participants’ learning needs and preferences.
All the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are covered in the course.
5 lessons daily, from 09.00 to 13.30h (1 individual lesson included)
Courses begin all year long every Monday.


Preparation courses for Spanish Diplomas, DELE (25 lessons per week)
The Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) are official certificates, which prove the Spanish competence and command, given by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. There are three levels: D.E.L.E. Beginner, Intermediate and Proficiency level.
The school offers preparatory courses for the DELE exams. This course has 5 classes/day specifically centred in familiarizing participants with the 5 different tests involved in the exam:

  • Oral Expression
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Use of Language
  • Writing

It is necessary that the participants have already approximately the level of the exam they wish to do, if not, the school will inform about the best option for them. The examination charges are not included in the price of the course but the school can help arrange the papers for the inscription and provide the participants with all the information about the dates and time of the different exams, etc. because the school is a FEDELE centre, organizer of DELE exams of Instituto Cervantes in this city.
5 hours daily, from 09.00 to 13.30h. Levels required: A1, B1, C1 and C2. Courses begin all year long every Monday.


Special courses in Commercial Spanish, Medical Spanish, Tourism Spanish (10 lessons per week)
Specially designed for those participants who would like to study Culture History Art, Commercial Spanish, Medical Spanish or Tourism Spanish.
2 lessons daily, from 09.00 to 10.30h 10 lessons per week. Courses begin all year long every Monday.
For this course you need an Intermediate or higher level.


Grammar Course (10 lessons per week)
These course has 2 lessons on communicative grammar per day, covering all the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Courses begin all year long, every Monday.


Conversation Courses
(10 lessons per week)
These course has 2 lessons on vocabulary and conversation, with oral and writing production per day , covering the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Courses begin all year long, every Monday.

Junior Courses (13 - 17 years old)
For more information abou the Spanish courses for juniors (teenagers), please contact us at:
info@language-in.com 

 



Spanish Courses for non native Teachers of E/LE (20 classes / week)
The teacher training course is a two week course comprised of 4 classes / day and is offered not only for teachers with a proficiency level of Spanish but also for teachers with other levels of the language or students who want to become teachers.
This course has specific starting dates, but with a minimum of 3 participants, the school is able to offer it on any date.
There are three options, depending on the participants' needs:

OPTION A: Teachers who have an intermediate level of Spanish and are therefore more interested in improving their command of the language than in teaching methodology. This course is especially interesting for Primary School teachers.
Distribution of lessons*: 1st and 2nd lessons: M1. 3rd lesson: M3. 4th hour: M4.

OPTION B: Students interested in becoming teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language, who need to increase their knowledge of the Spanish language and also need more experience of teaching methods.
Distribution of lessons*: 1st lesson: M1. 2nd lesson: M2. 3rd lesson: M3. 4th hour: M4.

OPTION C: Spanish teachers who have a very advanced level of Spanish and therefore want to broaden their range of teaching methods and their knowledge of Spanish culture and traditions.
Distribution of lessons*: 1st and 2nd lessons: M2. 3rd lesson: M3. 4th hour: M4.

Lessons / Subjects*:

* M1: Spanish grammar in group classes, depending on level.
* M2: Methodology of Spanish as a Foreign Language: techniques, resources, classroom management. Lessons recorded on video for later analysis and comment by the group and teacher trainer.
* M3: General topics of Spanish culture (literature, history, traditions...).
* M4: Conversation and round table about current affairs concerning Spain in which the teacher will act as supervisor.
Minium level required is B1. Courses begin all year long, every Monday.
The duration of the course is 2 weeks. 

Private lessons
This course is the most effective way of achieving goals in a limited amount of time. These classes are made to fit the needs of the individual. The student decides lengths, dates and number of classes.
Courses begin all year long every Monday. 


 

General information about the courses

  • Each lesson lasts 45 minutes.
  • Maximum students per class is 8 (10 from June - September). The minimum is 2. If this minimum is not reached on the first day of the course, the participant will be notified and other alternatives offered (e.g. a reduction of hours but one-to-one), always meeting his/her level and needs and without any extra cost.
  • On the first day of the course participants will have to undergo a language test to determine their level of Spanish and the most suitable classes or groups to join for both their level of grammar and conversation and vocabulary.
  • The classes will be timetabled either in the morning or in the afternoon/evening, taking into account the meal time when the participant is at a homestay accommodation with full board.
  • Minimum age is 16.
  • The intensive course is recognized in Germany as Bildungsurlaub.
  • The school provides the participants (as a loan service) with all the necessary teaching manual during the course.
  • At the end of the course each student who attended class regulary will receive a Certificate from the center.
  • The number of lessons may be modified if there is a holiday.
         

Starting dates for all levels: Any Monday throughout the year.

No classes on the following dates, bank holidays: 01.01., 06.01., 28.02., 02.04., 03.04., 01.05., 15.8., 12.10., 1.11., 6.12., 08.12., 25.12.2015.
When there are two bank holidays in the same week, the school only takes one of them.


Levels
The learning levels have been calibrated to the Common European Framework.
User      A1 - Breakthrough
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.
User      A2 - Waystage
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Independent User     B1 - Threshold
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Independent User      B2 - Vantage
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with fluency and spontaneity. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Proficient User     C1 - Effective operational proficiency
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns.
Proficient User    C2 - Mastery
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fuently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.


 Accommodation in Almuñecar

Accommodation in Almuñecar 2015

The school offers different kind of carefully selected accommodations:
1. Accommodation in shared student apartments
2. Accommodation with a Spanish Host Family


Shared student apartments
Offers the possibility to stay in an apartment together with other students from school. You would stay in a double or single room, while sharing kitchen, bathroom and living room with other students. The apartments are fully equipped. You have to bring with you only the towels.
The average distance from the apartments to our school is about 5 minutes on foot.


Spanish Host Family
Offers the possibility to have a closer look to the Spanish life. The Spanish families offer you a welcoming atmosphere and security of home life; you will be fully integrated into the family if you wish so.
Half board (two meals: breakfast, lunch or dinner) or full board (three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner), single or double room. A washing of clothes per week is included. It is necessary to include in the enrollment any kind of allergies, nutritional habits, if smoker or not etc.



 Special conditions
- Arrivals normally on Sundays after 16.00h.
- Departures normally on Saturdays before 12.00h.

Pick-up service:
If you wish a pick-up service from the airport to your accommodation we are pleased to arrange this for you: Airport Malaga - Accommodation Almuñecar 95 €. Airport Granada - Accommodation Almuñecar 95 €.



Prices 2015 in Euros - Spanish courses in Almuñecar
Courses Less/week. 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 14 16 20
Standard 20 180 300 420 540 780 960 1.440 1.740

1.980

2.460
Standard MAS 25 225 375 525 675 975 1.200 1.800 2.175 2.475 3.075
Intensive 30 300 487 674 861 1.235 1.609  2.357      
Standard "Plus 1" 25 305 550 795 1.040 1.530 2.020        
DELE 25 225 375 525 675 975 1.275        
Special Courses 10 226 363 488 613 863 1.113        
Grammar Course 10 100 170 240 310 450 590        
Conversation Course
 
10
100 170 240 310 450 590        
Teenager Courses 20   1.088 1.522 1.964            
Teacher Courses 20   553                
Private lessons 10 lessons 250 €/ 15 lessons 375 €/ 20 lessons 500 €/ 30 lessons 750 €/

Accommodation 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks extra week
Family, halfboard, single room 176 352 528 704 176
Family, fullboard, single room 196 392 588 784 196
Family, halfboard, double room 162 324 486 648 162
Family, fullboard, double room 183 366 549 732 183
Shared student apartment, single room 120 230 330 420 85
Shared student apartment, double room 105 205 295 375 70
*Shared student apartment, single room 144 276 396 504 102
*Shared student apartment, double room 126 246 354 450 84
*Prices for accommodation in apartments with highseason supplement. Highseason from (1.7.-30.09.15)
Pick-up service:
Pick-up Service: Malaga airport - Almuñecar: 95 €, Granada airport - Almuñecar: 95€.
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