Learn Spanish in Almuñecar

Almuñecar

Population 27000
Description Almuñecar is one the nicest and most picturesque villages of the Costa Tropical, located in a tropical valley where the temperature varies between 18 C in winter and 32 C in summer.
Climate summer 32°C. Winter 18°C
To see Cueva de Siete Palacios , Museo Arqueológico , Castillo de San Miguel ,Peña Escrita and Parque Botánico.
To do Almuñecar today is one of the best places to enjoy your holidays and practice outdoor sports, enjoy the beach, of it´s cuisines, and of course nature.
   
 

East MarinaThe village, founded by the Phenicians and later conquered by the Romans, offers a great number of archeologic museums as, for example, the Castle of San Miguel, the Roman Aqueduct and the Cave of the Seven Palaces. The impressive Sierra Nevada protects Almuñecar against the cold winds of the North. That permits the culture of tropical fruits as kiwis, banana and mangos, which is unique in Europe. All this makes this city with its 30.000 inhabitants famous for its hospitality and cordiality. It is the ideal place for you to study and enjoy the tropical sun.

With the influence of the tropical environement, the Spanish courses take place in Almuñecar in the pleasant Churchatmosphere of a neverending vacation. Even the winters here are sunny so it may also be very appealing to come and forget about the cold and snow while studying under a palm-tree.

Your learning progress will be surprising with the help of our competent team of native speaking teachers and the efficient teaching methods and modern educative materials. The school, being rather small, creates a very inviting, familiar atmosphere and is characterized by personal contact.

The School

Spanorama school in  Almunecar: Founded in 1992, the centre is a Spanish school devoted exclusively to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. Located on the beautiful and unique Tropical Coast of Granada, with average temperatures ranging between 20ºC in winter and 30ºC in summer, the town is easily accessible from the Granada, Malaga and Almeria international airports.

The school is situated in the heart of Almuñécar's old town and pedestrian precinct. We are only a minute's walk from the beach, shops, restaurants and bars, and close to the accommodation we offer.
School in Almuñecar
Location
Siutuated in the city center.
5 minute walk to the beach, restaurants, bars, shops, etc
Facilities
Five classrooms fully-equipped with TV, video, DVD and all the necessary audio and CD equipment.
"Welcome" folder
Attendance Certificate
Tutorials every week
Library with loan service
Video library, with VHS and DVD, with loan service
Computers with free Internet access
WiFi access
Student's card with economic advantages in different shops in Almuñécar.
School

Spanish Courses

GENERAL INFORMATION AND STARTING DATES

There is no inscription fee for our courses.
Our courses start on any Monday, any level, except for the Teacher Training courses.
Every class has a duration of 45 minutes.
The classes take place from Monday to Friday, except bank holidays.
The classes will be timetabled either in the morning or in the afternoon, allowing for a lunch hour for participants staying with families with full board.
The classes will be carried out entirely in Spanish from the first day for every language level.
The school provides the participants (as a loan service) with all the necessary teaching manuals during the course.
The maximum number of participants per class is 8 (or 10 from June to September) and the minimum, 2. If this minimum is not reached on the first day of his / her 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 take a placement test to determine their command of Spanish grammar and conversation and vocabulary.
At the end of the course every participant will receive the TC Languages Attendance Certificate.
The courses are completed with a daily programme of Recreational and Cultural Activities and Excursions.

InteStudents at classnsive Course 20 hours week

4 classes / day
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).

 

 

Intensive Course 25 hours weekReduced groups

5 classes / day
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.
Levels: All.
Starting Dates: Any Monday, throughout the year.
Min. Duration: 1 week.

 
Superintensive Spanish Course 30 lessons / week

6 classes / day
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.
Levels: All.
Starting Dates: Any Monday, throughout the year.
Min. Duration: 1 week.

 
Preparatory Courses for Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (D.E.L.E.)
25 lessons / week

5 classes / daySpanish courses
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: DELE Beginner, Intermediate and Proficiency level.
IMSOL offers preparatory courses for the Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (D.E.L.E.) exams. This course has 5 classes / day specifically centred in familiarizing participants with the 5 different tests involved in the exam:
Oral Expression
Reading Comprehension
Use of Language
Writing
It is necessary that 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
(Examination charges are not included in the price of the course but we can arrange the papers for the inscription and provide participants with all the information about the dates and time of the different exams, etc. because we are a FEDELE Granada centre, organizer of DELE of Instituto Cervantes in this city).
Levels: B1, C1 and C2.
Starting Dates: Any Monday, throughout the year.
Min. Duration: 1 week.

 
Combined Course (20 group classes + 5 individual classes / week)

4 classes in a group and 1 individual class / day
This course has 4 classes / day in a group (2 classes of communicative grammar and 2 classes of vocabulary and conversation, with oral and writing practice) plus 1 individual class per day where the contents are "tailor made" to meet the participants' learning needs and preferences.
All the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are covered on the course.

 

Accommodation

General Conditions for the accommodation:
There is no an extra fee to the accommodation price.
A week's stay begins on the Sunday before the start of the course and ends on the Saturday immediately after the course ends.
Supplements:
Extra Nights: The price for extra nights (arrival before or departure after the established dates) depends on the type of accommodation.
Accompanying Person: It is possible to come with an "accompanying person", who does not wish to take part in any course but does require accommodation. This person will pay for their chosen accommodation plus + an extra (see price list) and can take part in all the extra activities organized by the school.
Arrival time: From 16.00 h
Departure time: Before 12.00 h
Every participant will receive all the necessary bed linen but not towels or soap.
The average distance from the apartments to our school is about 5 minutes on foot.

 

ApartmentHost Family

Half Board includes two meals: breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Full Board includes three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You can choose one of the options above in single or double room.
One wash of clothes per week is included.
It is necessary to include in the enrolment form information about any allergies suffered, nutritional habits, whether or not you are a smoker etc.
We will send you a map via e-mail with your accommodation address marked
on it.

 

Student ApartmentsShared flat

Our apartments are fully equipped:

Bedrooms have a bed, wardrobe, table and chair. They can be single or double (for people coming together).

Common areas: Living room; Kitchen with fridge, washing machine, cooker/stove; Bathroom.

Keys: You must pick up your keys from Hotel Carmen. We will send you a map via e-mail of Almuñécar with Hotel Carmen and your apartment address clearly marked on it.

 
Hotels & Private Apartments

If required, we can also arrange this kind of accommodation. Prices depend on requirements.

 

 
   


Activities

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE COURSE PRICEGuided tour

On Mondays there is a guided tour of the town or surrounding areas in which we will discover curious details about the history and the legends surrounding the origin of the town, for example, visit to the historical centre, the Botanical Gardens: Parque del Majuelo and archeological site (F ábrica de Salazón), the Tropical Valley, etc.

Welcome parties in a bar on the beach in summer time.

Workshops on music, cinema, phonetics, Spanish and Latin-American History, Culture and Literature etc.

Debates and activities on current affairs.

Group Projects and presentations on topics of interest.

Every week we offer 2 different levels of Language Tutorials about situational language such as "At the Airport", "At the Shopping Centre",etc. and about grammar where we deal with the most difficult points of the Spanish language:"Ser y Estar", "Prepositions", "Por y Para", "When to use which Past Tense", etc.

Sport Activities in summertime: beachvolley, badminton, etc.

 

ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE PRICEBeach Volley

Visits to some museums, monuments and shows which you have to pay for, with a guide of the school. Granada: Visit to the Alhambra and Generalife; Visit to the House-Museum García Lorca in Huerta de San Vicente and in Fuente Vaqueros and to the House-Museum Manuel de Falla; Visit to the Royal Chapel and the Cathedral; La Zambra Museum; Flamenco shows; etc.

Tapas' Tour: This is the most popular activity among students. Granada province is well-known all over the world for its tapas; it is not only a tradition, but also a way of life. Students will go to different bars, where for each drink you can taste one tapa for free (for example: a portion of tortilla española, potatoes, fish, meat in different styles, etc.). In this activity, students will pay for what they drink.
International dinners: We organize dinners in which both students and teachers will cook a traditional dish of their country or region. Everyone will taste different dishes and share traditions and recipes in SPANISH.
Cooking Workshops: In which yTapas ou can learn how to cook the main dishes of the Spanish cookery and then enjoy tasting them together.

EXCURSIONS

Every week we organize excursions to places of tourist and cultural interest, such as:
Granada
Sevilla
Córdoba
Ronda
Costa Tropical/Pueblos Blancos
La Alpujarra
Morocco

 

Prices

Intensive & Super Intensive Courses

Intensive
Intensive
Super Intensive
Duration / Weeks
20 lessons week
25 lessons per week
30 lessons per week
1 week
226€
282€
339€
2 weeks
363€
455
546€
3 weeks
488€
611€
733€
4 weeks
613€
767€
920€
+ extra week
125€
156
187€

There is not inscription fee in our courses.
Every lesson has a duration of 45 minutes.
The lessons take place from Monday to Friday, except bank holidays: 2010: 1st January, 7th January, 28th February, 21st March, 1st May, 15th August, 13th October, 8th December, plus local holidays: Granada: 22nd May;)
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 home-stay accommodation with full board.
The classes will be carried out entirely in Spanish from the first day and in any level.

DELE course

DELE
Duration / Weeks
25 lessons week
1 week
282€
2 weeks
455€
3 weeks
611€
4 weeks
767€
+ extra week
156€

There is not inscription fee in our courses.
Every lesson has a duration of 45 minutes.
The lessons take place from Monday to Friday, except bank holidays: 2010: 1st January, 7th January, 28th February, 21st March, 1st May, 15th August, 13th October, 8th December, plus local holidays: Granada: 22nd May;)
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 home-stay accommodation with full board.
The classes will be carried out entirely in Spanish from the first day and in any level.

Combined Course

Duration / Weeks
20+5 individual lessons week
1 week
364€
2 weeks
626€
3 weeks
876€
4 weeks
1126€
+ extra week
250€
 

There is not inscription fee in our courses.
Every lesson has a duration of 45 minutes.
The lessons take place from Monday to Friday, except bank holidays: 2010: 1st January, 7th January, 28th February, 21st March, 1st May, 15th August, 13th October, 8th December, plus local holidays: Granada: 22nd May;)
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 home-stay accommodation with full board.
The classes will be carried out entirely in Spanish from the first day and in any level.

 
Accommodation Prices:

Host Family
 
Half board
Full Board
Duration / Weeks
Single room
Double room
Single room
Double room
1 week
176€
162€
196€
183€
2 weeks
352€
324€
392€
366€
3 weeks
528€
486€
588€
549€
4 weeks
704€
648€
784€
732€
+ extra week
176€
162€
196€
183€

 


Shared Student Apartments

 

Low season (Oct to June)

High season (July to September)
Duration / Weeks
Single room
Double room
Single room
Double room
1 week
120€
105€
144€
126€
2 weeks
230€
205€
276€
246€
3 weeks
330€
295€
396€
354€
4 weeks
420€
375€
504€
450€
+ extra week
85€
70€
102€
84€

Our apartments are full equipped:

Bedrooms have: bed, closet, table and chair.
Common areas:

Living room with TV, a place to sit and eat;
Kitchen with fridge, washing machine, cooker/stove;
Bathroom.

Private Apartment

If required, we can also arrange this kind of accommodation. Prices depend on requirements.