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. If you are an absolute beginner we recommend that you attend one of the general intensive courses, combination courses or individual lessons.
Classes generally take place in the morning. Depending on the season and destination, classes could be in the afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Through your personal page we will inform you of the exact time to be at the school. If you are not an absolute beginner in Spanish, you will first make a Spanish test. Based on this test you will be placed in a group suitable to your level.
Some schools do a welcome talk or guided tour through the area where the school is. After that your Spanish lessons start.
Are the classes always in the same building?
In most destinations the school is located in 1 main building. At some schools classrooms might be spread over 2 or more nearby buildings.
Which payment options do you accept?
Your enrolment will be processed when we have received your down payment. You can make secure online payment using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). You can also pay through PayPal, direct debit, several local payment systems or international bank transfer. You can choose the payment method during the enrolment procedure. If you choose to pay by international bank transfer, it is very important that you use the exact reference code, as provided to you on the screen and by email.