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Are you living, or planning to live, in Granada and think you still have some time and energy left after work, internship or (Erasmus) studies? Make your time worthwhile and come learn Spanish with us!

We have a new part-time Spanish course starting in the week of 24 September 2018.

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Course:   Extensive 4
Duration:   12 weeks
Price:   275 EUR
Included:   enrolment fee, course material, activities and certificate

 

The extensive 4 course consists of 2 lessons twice a week or 4 lessons once a week. This 12 week course finishes in the week of 14 December 2018.

Bring-a-friend discount
Book together with a friend and you both get a 50 EUR discount! Just leave the name of your friend on the enrollment form and we will apply the discount once we get both your enrollments.

Price:   225 EUR

 

Levels

We offer all levels of Spanish according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
A1 and A2
B1.1, B1.2, B2.1 and B2.2
C1 and C2

If you have some level of Spanish, you will take a written and oral level test prior to the start of the course in order to confirm your level and place you in the right group.

Activities

As a Linguaschools student you will be able to attend the social and cultural activities we organize, which is a great way to get to know other international students and the city of Granada.

Enrolment

On your enrolment form please leave a note with your timetable of preference and with the days and times in which it will not be possible for you to attend class. Please indicate your level of Spanish, too. About a week prior to the start of the course we will confirm the final timetable.

Timetables

You can choose to attend Spanish classes during the times and days in the schedule below. Timetable and available levels may vary throughout the year.

timetable 1
Monday and Wednesday
19:00 – 20:50

 

timetable 2
Tuesday and Thursday
19:00 – 20:50

 

timetable 3
Wednesday
14:00 – 18:00

 

timetable 4
Friday
14:00 – 18:00

 

timetable 5
Friday
15:30 – 19:30

 

In order to guarantee the running of the course we need a minimum of 4 students. When there are less than the minimum number of students in class, the number of group lessons will be reduced proportionally 3 students = 3 lessons per week, 2 students = 2 lessons per week. The maximum number of students per class is 10. The duration of 1 class is 55 minutes. It is necessary to have an attendance of at least 80% in order to receive the certificate. On public holidays, there will be no classes. Half of the missed classes will be compensated during the course.

 

 

At our schools we like to take the class to the streets. Because isn’t that why we all learn Spanish…to communicate with people. With the good weather in Granada, a nice atmosphere among the students and friendly “Granadinos”, it is very easy to enjoy the process of learning Spanish.

The interaction with the people of Granada is intense and we immerse ourselves in this way in their culture and customs. Creating moments that we will always remember.

The students at our school in San Sebastián had a wonderful day when they went to Zumaia beach to see the amazing flysch (a sequence of rock layers that progress from deep-water to shallow-water shales and sandstones).  They felt like actors of Game of Thrones for a second as Zumaia is one of the beaches used in this famous series.

Along the years, tapas and pinchos have become a form of national identification.

Indeed, nowadays, when you hear tapas or pinchos, you automatically imagine yourself at a terrace in Spain, sipping a nice Sangria or Tinto de Verano, while eating a mini snack.

But what is the difference between tapas and pinchos?

The Real Academia Española de la Lengua (REA) defines a tapa, like ‘a small portion of any food served to accompany a drink’ and defines a pincho like ‘a portion of food served, sometimes with a cocktail stick, as an aperitif’.

Both are small portions of food, but the difference is that a tapa is normally just a smaller sized portion of a main dish, served in a plate, which you eat with cutlery.

The pincho is normally served on a piece of bread or other, served usually with a cocktail stick which you can eat in one or two bites.

So if it is a mini bite of tortilla on a piece of bread, we can call it a pincho. But if it is a tortilla on a plate that you have to eat with a fork, then we can call it a tapa.

The 6th of January, the day of the 3 kings, ‘los Reyes Magos’, commemorates the moment when the 3 oriental kings Melchor, Gaspar and Balstazar met Jesus.

It is an important celebration in Spain, but also in Latin America. I

Every year, all the children in Spain write a letter to the kings exposing which gifts they wish and leave some candies for them in the nativity scene.

In Argentina, the children write the kings also a letter, but instead of sending it, they leave it in one of their shoes that they leave for the Kings to find. So the Kings know from the amount of shoes how many kids are in the house.

In Puerto Rico the children would also gather grass, hay or straw to place it in shoe-boxes for the Magi’s horses or camels to eat.

Traditionally, the families prepare or buy a ‘Roscón or Rosca de reyes’, which is a ring formed and orange blossom flavored cake, usually decorated with dry and candied fruits.

Also, most of the towns in Spain and in Mexico offer a parade, where the kings throw candies to the children in the street and create a magical moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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