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Spanish Center in La Herradura

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Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination: Spain  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: Spanish  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: flexible
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 120 Euro (EUR) per course
Max Price: 1000 Euro (EUR) per course

We are a small school where you will find a familiar treatment from both the teachers and the direction. Personal attention to each individual student is very important for us and we are very proud of the high percentage of students who repeat every year or recommend our school to their relatives or friends. You will also find different nationalities and ages which creates a very nice atmosphere!

Spanish classes are taught entirely in the foreign language (immersion method). Spanish courses (except course G) can be booked whole year around. Min. age 16 years (except for course G). No maximum age. All classes taught at all levels (except for course D + E).

The first day of your chosen courses will begin with a graded test and at the end of the course will be an oral and written examination, if required. If there is no full group at your level, one to one tuition may be given with fewer hours per week (half of the lesson number of the booked group courses).

The maximum of students per class may be exceeded by more students in the conversation class. Classes are 55 minutes. Each course includes a 15-20 minutes break per day. A deposit fee (to be refunded at the end of the course) will be asked for the text books. Other lesson materials are provided.

An attendance certificate will be awarded at the end of the course. All courses start every Monday (except January 6th, classes will start on January 7th). Internet is free of charge for all our students.

* The Courses:

- Course A: Intensive course consisting of four 55 min. lessons daily incorporating grammar, conversation, practical application of Spanish. Groups of 3-5 students.

- Course B: Super intensive course consisting of six 55 min. lessons daily. As above, with more focus on conversation and practical application. Groups of 3-5 students.

- Course C: One to one or semi private tuition. Course individually adapted to each students specific needs. Min. of two and max of six 55 min lessons daily.

- Course D: Commercial course, for business people needing a basic adequate knowledge Spanish plus acquiring skills and vocabulary for use in the commercial world. Individuals needs met. 4 group lessons daily (3-5 students). 1 private or 2 semi private lessons.

- Course E: A special course for children, consisting of three 55 min. daily classes Incorporating basic grammar, conversation, educational games. Minimum age of 8 years, maximum 15 years. Groups of 2- 4 students (all students will need to be accompanied to Montevideo by an adult).

- Course F: Leisure/learning course consisting of three 55 min. lessons daily incorporating grammar, conversation and practical application of Spanish. Groups of 4-6 students.

The course books follow the most up-to-date methodology, in line with the active classes at the school. The course also includes workbooks for students use as supplementary exercises and as part of their homework. The school will let the books to the students during their stay. Each student will receive a copy of the lesson- and the exercise book on the first school day. Besides the books, students will receive photocopies of the additional materials offered, such as: grammar topics, conversation, literature, history, songs.

* Accommodation:

- School Residence: There are 5 big bedrooms, suitable for 2 persons. One of them has its own bathroom and the other 4 share a bathroom and toilet in the corridor. There is a lovely terrace for communal use. There can be a maximum of 10 students in the residence.

The kitchen, living/dining room and all other facilities have to be shared with other students from the school. Students will receive a key, so they can go in and out whenever they wish to doso. Linen and towels and weekly cleaning included. For a small fee, student clothing will be washed. Half board can be booked as well. We can really recommend this accommodation, as you will be living in a nice Uruguayan house while enjoying all the facilities it has to offer.

- Families: Living with a local family encourages practice of the language and enriches the cultural knowledge. Carefully selected and sympatic towards the students, knowing they want to learn more about the Uruguayan culture and their way of living. The student will be treated as one member more of the family. There are families with Linen/towels and weekly cleaning included.

- Apartments: Apartments or small houses, situated at walking distance from school, Center and beach in a quiet area of Montevideo. Two or three bedrooms, a bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and terrace or garden.

Faculty Information:
All our teachers are graduated in the study of Spanish language and are specialist in teaching Spanish to foreigners. Their large experience, kindness, motivation and confidence makes learning a real pleasure. Spanish classes are taught entirely in the foreign language (immersion method).

We use a communicative method allowing the students to feel confident in all situations, by emphasizing the use of practical application. Your needs and requirements are determined, so that whichever teaching method is applied, learning can be facilitated. Our Center also offers an exchange with Spanish students in order to practice and learn more about the culture, politics and lifestyle.

Every day, after classes one of our teachers is in the school during one hour to discuss difficulties with the students and to help them with any problem they may have in their Spanish study. Each student has his own tutor to help them in case they have difficulties with the study program. At the end of the course, students realize that they have not only learned Spanish but made new friends as well!

Other Activities:
The school offers a wide range of complementary activities aimed at leisure and free time. An excellent way to learn more about the Spanish culture, of relaxing, discovering the surrounding area and to increase and practice the Spanish knowledge while enjoying the company of one of our teachers or a Spanish local guide.

We have noticed how the leisure occupations of our students are oriented more and more towards sports and activities which are to do with ecology or nature, interested in preserving and not attiring the surroundings which are so hard to maintain.

* Student opinion about our activity program: you can try your hand at any, or all, of the activities offered by this marvelous school and if you find one you particularly enjoy - you can take the course! Do as much or as little as you like. It's all here waiting, just for you.

* Jeep excursions: to the country side and enjoy the beautiful views in totally natural surroundings. The lunch: will be taken in a ranch/estate and we will swim in natural swimming pools.

* Boat trips: we will go with local fisherman and they will explain us what kind of fish you can find and showing us what they fish. In the evening there will be a fish barbecue.

* Exploring the coast: we will go all along the coast until the border of Brazil. We will stay overnight in a bungalow situated in a fishing village. Horse riding: cantering across a sandy beach or an excursion in the country side.

* Mountain biking: the beautiful countryside of this area provide the ideal location for biking the scenery is spectacular. We will race down through naturally formed valleys and rush through wooded sides.

* Beach volleyball:
- Rambling: a walk through the area, where you can enjoy the different landscapes.
- Camping: we will go to the country side and spend 2 days in a ranch. During the day students go for rambling, horse riding or canoeing. Barbecues will be organized at nights.

* Rock Climbing: for our real adventure students. You can try anything from bouldering to full rock climbing or abseiling. Take a course or pit your skills against a variety of climbs from beginner to advanced.

* Canoing: students will be walking, climbing and jumping in rivers, this is a marvelous excursion for any age.

* Diving: anyone over 12 years old - in good health - who is reasonably comfortable in the water can become a diver for the day. After watching a video and being briefed by a fully qualified instructor you can explore the wonders of the marine reserve. You are accompanied by an Instructor to ensure your safety and enjoyment
"fiestas", we prepare a paella, barbecue, sardines or several " tapas" (a small Spanish snack) in the school.

* Cooking lessons: one of our teachers will show, with the assistance of the students, how to prepare those typical meals in order to learn something more about the Spanish kitchen.

* Evening excursions to the theater in Montevideo.

Facility Information:
The school itself is a very nice old house. On the ground floor there is the reception, the office, four large classrooms, a library, two toilets, a fully equipped kitchen, recreation room with television, a terrace and a yard where students can spend their breaks or meet after classes. This will be the place for meetings, like a welcome drink on the first day, barbeques or paella's on Friday evenings. On the first floor you can find the school residence.

The school is at approximately 5 minutes walking distance from the beach main Center of Montevideo. Close by there is a sport center with a gym where you can play: volleyball, basketball, tennis and football. A perfect opportunity for our students to get in contact with the locals and at the same time practice a sport.

Notes:
Our School is committed to helping the community. For each student, our school contributes $1 of their weekly tuition to a local children's and women's shelter.

Spanish Classes ($200/week*):
- 20 hours classes;
- living with a host family 7 days/7 nights;
- 3 meals daily;
- 1 tour;
- 1 hour free Internet.

* Discounts available during low season.

Spanish Classes ($130/week*):
- 20 hours classes;
- 1 tour;
- 1 hour free Internet.

* We can arrange hotel stay. Discounts available during low season.

Volunteer Work ($125/week):
- living with a host family 7 days/7 nights;
- 3 meals daily;
- 1 tour;
- 1 hour free Internet.

Supplier Information
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005
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I'm originally from Holland and after my studies, I worked in tourism for some years. In Spain I started working as a travel guide for 2 years. After finishing this period, I worked at 2 different languages schools, one in Málaga city and one in Nerja. At these schools I realized, students are looking for...

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