These high quality group courses are designed for people who are already living in Spain and have limited time available. They offer an engaging group dynamic and are cheaper than individual lessons.
Not everybody has the time to commit to an intensive Spanish course. Our semi-intensive courses are created for people living in Spain; for example, those working, doing an internship, Erasmus students and au-pairs. Learning in a small group provides a stimulating learning environment and lots of opportunity to converse. These courses have between 4 and 10 classes per week. Having fewer classes does not mean the classes are not intense. On the contrary, a dedication to self study outside of the actual lessons is required for your progression.
Class material and attendance certificate
Every Monday of the year, except for absolute beginners
Level: Min. A1 level
The intensive 10 courses are taught in small groups, with students who have the same level of Spanish as you. You will work on all aspects of the language: grammar, conversation and vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Courses have a communicative character and will give you the confidence to use your Spanish in everyday situations.
In choosing the intensive 10 you will normally be in a class with students following the Intensive 20 course. This requires more dedication and self study outside the actual lessons, in order for you to follow the pace of the group.
The conversation 10 course focuses on conversational Spanish in a small group. You will focus more on improving your fluency rather than learning new grammar. You will have 2 classes per day, Monday to Friday. Students are divided into work groups that exclusively focus on developing conversation themes, which means that students may belong to different levels. This course is focused mainly on conversation so it requires your Spanish level to be at lower elementary level as a minimum. If you are an absolute beginner in Spanish, we recommend that you choose any Spanish course where you also learn the other aspects of the language. Suitable courses would be the intensive courses, combination courses or individual courses. Classes take place in the morning or afternoon, depending on the time of year.
The intensive 8 is designed for University/Erasmus students, au-pairs, plus people who are working or taking their internship in Barcelona. It allows for more flexibility in the days you have your Spanish lessons. For example you can choose to take 4 lessons on Tuesday and Thursday, or 2 lessons daily Tuesday to Friday, etc.
You will be in a group with students who take the intensive 20 course. In order to keep up with the pace of students on the more intensive program, this course requires dedicated self study outside the actual lessons. It is also assumed that you are also speaking Spanish outside your lessons, usually at a job or university.
We run special programs in Barcelona and Valencia, for learners who are not available to study Spanish due to work, internship or studies. These courses consist of 4 lessons per week and you can choose a timetable that suits you. You will learn all aspects of the Spanish language: grammar, conversation and vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, and writing.
Courses have a communicative character and are designed to improve accuracy and fluency. In order to keep up with the pace of the course, the Extensive 4 requires dedicated self study outside the classroom. It is also assumed that you are speaking Spanish outside your lessons, usually at a job or university.
Barcelona The Extensive 4 course in Barcelona consists of 2 lessons twice a week. So Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00h to 20:50h. You can reserve per trimester, so for 12, 24 or 36 weeks. You can start this course in January, April and September. Read more here.
Valencia The Extensive 4 in Valencia allows even more flexibility in the days you take the course. For example you can choose to take 4 lessons every Tuesday, or 2 lessons daily on Monday and Wednesday, etc. Timetables are between 9:00h and 18:00h.
All courses begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. Starting in the middle of the week is not possible. Most courses start any Monday of the year. If Monday is a holiday and the school is closed, the course will start on a Tuesday. There are fixed start dates for absolute beginners and for some special courses, such as exam preparation courses or extensive evening courses. Customised individual classes can start on different weekdays.
At what time does the first class start?
The exact start time will be written on your personal page, no later than 5 days before the start of your course. Depending on the destination, this can be somewhere between 7:30 and 9:00h, but can also be in the afternoon.
What happens if there are no students with the same level as I have?
As Spanish language specialists, all Linguaschools schools have a fair amount of students of different levels, all year round. This means we are always able to form groups of students of the same level. In the exceptional case that you are the only student in your level range, you will receive a reduced number of private lessons instead.
What is the course timetable?
In general, group classes take place in the mornings between 9:00 and 14:00 and in the afternoons between 14:00 and 19:00. Timetables vary per destination and might be subject to change during peak times.
I think the level of my group is too high or too low. What can I do?
First contact the secretary of the school if you think you are in a group learning at the wrong level for you. They will discuss this with your teacher or the head teacher and inform you of the possibilities to transfer you to another group.
Who are my class mates?
The age, nationality and background of Linguaschools students is very diverse. Whether you are a university student or haven't studied for the last 20 years, the schools’ atmospheres makes you feel at home immediately. From July to September in Spain, there is a higher proportion of relatively younger people (students), then during the rest of the year. Our students are from all over the world. This varies a little per destination, so if you want to know more exact, check out the statistics provided on the page of each destination.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, on the last day of your course you will receive a certificate indicating the time spent at the school, the number of lessons attended and the level achieved. Attendance of at least 80% is necessary to obtain such a certificate.