The school is close to all amenities i.e. train and bus stations, the park (2 min. walk), the beach (5 min. walk) etc. There are many squares (plazas), coffee shops, bars and libraries nearby where one can sit and absorb the daily life of this wonderful city.
We are located in a three-storey, newly renovated historical building dating from the 19th century. It has seven comfortable, fully equipped classrooms with plenty of natural light. There is also a computer room and free Internet access (WIFI) and webcams, microphones and auriculars. There is a beautiful courtyard and at roof level there is a beautiful terrace offering great views of the city. We provide a meeting room, a free book, video and music library service to assist in your studies. All our facilities are there for you to enjoy during your stay with us.
Our language school is accredited by the INSTITUT CERVANTES
Affordable and accredited, high quality Spanish language study programs. - Flexible start date. Open all year long. - For all levels, from Total Beginner to Advanced. - A large number of courses (group and individual) and excellent academic standards thanks, above all, to our great team of professionals.
- General Spanish Courses ( all levels):
- Standard: 20 lessons per week;
- Intensive: 25 lessons per week;
- Superintensive: 25 lessons in group an 5 private lessons per week;
- Private Lessons (One To One): the student decides on the number of weekly lessons;
- Semiprivate Lessons (Two To One): The Students decide on the number of weekly lessons;
- Spanish For Holidays (Carnival And Holy Week): 30 Lessons per week;
- D.E.L.E Preparation Course: 25 Lessons + 1 Training Exam per week.
- Spanish for business; Spanish for tourism; ELE teacher
- We use up-to-date teaching methods and the latest training techniques for our teachers. Modern teaching methods allow participants at lower proficiency levels to acquire the Spanish language skills needed for effective communication in a short period of time, and at higher proficiency levels, expression proficiency at an abstract level.
- The school and its staff closely monitor every student's progress.
- Comprehensive and balanced curriculum integrating all aspects of the Spanish Language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics and vocabulary.
- Personal attention. A limited number of students per class (max of 8) guarantee direct and personal contact between our students and teachers.
- We provide certificates and diplomas that access our students' progress. We also provide certificates of assistance that specify the length of the course and the level of competence.
- We collaborate with Fidescu, holding the exams for the International Diploma in Spanish (D.I.E) in its own center.
- Preparation courses for the D.E.L.E exams issued by the Ministry of Education.
Our courses start every Monday. From total beginners to advance.
All accommodation is conveniently located near to the School which is situated in the center of Cadiz. Students will receive the address of the apartment or family where they will be staying the week before their arrival in addition to a welcome pack which includes a plan of the city to help them on their first day. In addition a member of the staff will meet them on their first day in order to inform about their flat, all the facilities in their areas, how to get to the school, bus schedule (if it is necessary), and more.
How we select our accommodations
We are continually researching and investigating the best accommodations that there are in Cadiz. As Cadiz is a small town, it can be very difficult to find accommodation that meets our standards, therefore the accommodation that we offer has been thoroughly researched and comes highly recommended by us. We strive to make our students’ homestay as comfortable as we would like for ourselves! We don’t accept any accommodation that has not being checked personally by our staff.
All the apartments are close to the school, the majority have two or three bedrooms, and are shared between 3 or 4 people. They are fully equipped with modern appliances (Fridge, TV, washing machine, cooker etc). See our example below, which we hope will give you a better idea of the standard of accommodation that we offer here at us.
Although students are given a list with accommodation rules, they will be living with other people so they will have to set their own rules, such as cleaning schedule, food cooking, T.V. programs and general expenses…
Flats can be shared with students of the school or Spanish ones. Double rooms are only for those students who enroll together. Gas, electricity and water expenses are included on the price.
The accommodation starts on Sunday before the first day of the course at 19:00 h. and ends on Saturday at 12:00 h. after the last day of the course. A school’s representative will be waiting for you at your accommodation on your arrival day, in order to check that everything is O.K. and to give you information about everything that you can find around (coffee shops, supermarkets, bars, shops, post office). You will receive the telephone number of the person in charge of the accommodation before your arrival.
Spanish host family
The best way to get involved in the Spanish lifestyle is to live in a homestay with a local host family. Homestay accommodation is fun, convenient, practical, safe, and inexpensive. We have many host families representing a wide range of interests. All home stays are arranged carefully. Our staff will select a homestay that suits everyone personal needs.
Most Spanish people eat the following three meals each day:
- Breakfast “El Desayuno”
This meal is served between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. For many families, breakfast is quick and casual. Coffee, cereals, toast, churros.
- Lunch “El Almuerzo”
Most Spanish people have lunch between 14:00 and 15:00. This is usually the largest and most formal meal of the day. Many people have soup or salad before the main course. The main course can be chicken, pork, vegetables … In Andalusia, our Spanish cooking is really traditional and there is a wide range of meals and desserts often served after the main meal.
- Dinner “La Cena”
Most Spanish people have dinner between 21:30 – 22:30. Dinner might consist of soup, salad, sandwiches or a variety of other foods. If students are taking half board, we advise them to take the lunch, as is the main meal and also they will have the possibility to know most of the Spanish traditional dishes.
Spanish doesn’t have many different racial or religious origins. For these reason most of the Spanish families have the same customs. Your homestay family will have its roots in Spain and the majority are catholic although they are use to have students belonging to other religions. It is customary to give to kisses when being introduced or greeting friends.
Speaking with the hosts
Students might have trouble speaking with their homestay family at the beginning, but they don’t have to give up! It is normal to have a little difficulty at first. If they use every possible opportunity to speak with their hosts, conversation in Spanish will be easier each day.
How the families are screened and what quality control measures we have in place to ensure successful integration? Firstly, we are continually looking to increase our portfolio of family accommodation.
Secondly, once we find a family that looks interesting we then screen them thoroughly as to their eligibility to become a host family. Standard questions like…how many children they have, how many people live in the flat, if they have any past experience, if they can speak another language apart from Spanish, that at least one of the parents will be at home most of the time, what kind of food they like to prepare, any pets, whether any of the family members smokes or if they are all non smokers… are asked to as certain their suitability.
Thirdly, once we have a better idea of their eligibility we take a look at and make photographs of their house. Over a coffee we then meet other members of the family.
Finally, we periodically check up and review our host families ensuring that both they and our students are happy. Emphasis is placed on interaction, ensuring that the family plays an active role in the student’s time whilst staying with them. We include a code of conduct that a student can expect from a homestay. If we expect students to behave in a certain manner, then it is fair to assume that homestay must also behave a certain way.
We also give to the students a questionnaire that they have to fill in when they finish their stay. This helps us to make sure that we offer the best accommodation and the best families.
If you would like to stay in a hotel, hostel, youth hostel or residence, please consult your counselor, he/she will supply you information and approximated fees.
If you prefer to have your own apartment, you should contact the school in order to tell us your particular preferences and budget. The school will advice you and look for something according to your needs. You will take the last decision about the apartment.
The price will depend on the size, location, season and your particular specifications.
We believe that our social activities programme is a great way of learning more about the Spanish language and culture. Students can practice their Spanish in a variety of different situations, meet locals and, of course, have fun!
We offer a wide range of extra activities:
- Excursions and trips: Arcos, Vejer, Tarifa, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Granada, Morocco…
- Flamenco dancing and guitar
- Tapas tour
- International meals
- Sports: Surfing, Windsurf, golf, tennis, horse riding …
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