Intensive Spanish courses in Gran Canaria


The Gran Canaria School of Languages offers intensive Spanish courses to foreign students with accommodation since 1964.


Our Spanish courses are offered all year round in six levels, in groups and in private or semiprivate lessons and are aimed to adults who are either having their first contact with the Spanish language or to those who wish to improve their knowledge.


Our courses are recognized for Bildungsurlaub.




Spanish courses at Gran Canaria School of Languages


Spanish course 20

  • 20 class hours/week in the standard course.

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 13:00 hours.

  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, *C1 (*October to March).

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Spanish course 25

  • 20 class hours/week in the standard course.

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 13:00 hours.

  • +5 class hours/week in the private course for a discount price or with the PC course.

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Spanish course 30

  • 20 class hours/week in the standard course.

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 13:00 hours.

  • +10 class hours/week in the private course for a discount price or with the PC course.

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Spanish course: Bildungsurlaub

  • 20 class hours/week in the standard course.

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 13:00 hours.

  • +10 class hours/week in the private course for a discount price or with the PC course.

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Spanish course: Private

  • 1 student in private course

  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

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Spanish course: Semi private

  • 2 students in private course

  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

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Spanish + surf:

  • Spanish course

  • Surf course with a discount price

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Spanish + scuba diving course:

  • Spanish course

  • Scuba diving course with a discount price

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In 1994 on its 30th anniversary, Gran Canaria School was officially congratulated by the Canary Government through the Tourism Board of Gran Canaria as well as by the Town Council of Las Palmas through its Tourism Council for its many years of good work.

Also in 2014 Gran Canaria School was congratulated again for its 50th anniversary.



Method


The methodology put into practice at Gran Canaria School of Languages gives special emphasis to the development of language skills, oral as well as written, while also teaching the grammar basics of the language.  So it is a combination of the direct and traditional methods. The final goal is for our students to be able to communicate fluently and correctly in Spanish.  Use of the language being studied and learned is an essential classroom requirement.

Lessons are held only in Spanish.



Our students during their Spanish course

To achieve this goal and in view of the context of language immersion surrounding the student, the teacher must motivate his learning, emphasizing the functionality of the content acquired: What can what I am learning be used for? This way a direct bridge will be created between the learner's environment in the classroom and the reality he will have contact with during his stay on the island.


The grammar backup characteristic of the more traditional method is also present in our courses. To this purpose there will be available activities and exercises of controlled practice that potentiate and develop the student's linguistic competence.


The classes are participative, including the use of CDs, videos, etc. to improve the comprehension of Spanish. In addition to learning the language, we try to bring the Spanish culture closer to the student by means of authentic material.


At the Gran Canaria School of Languages each course has a specific program. Always kept in mind are the four communication skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking (oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension), putting special emphasis on the student's ability to communicate with others in certain situations.



Teachers


Our teachers are university graduates in Spanish philology or linguistics and they have long experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. They participate periodically in retraining courses in order to always be up to date in the new teaching methods and systems. These methods teach the factors that linguistic progress depends on and how to overcome the barriers that people of different origins and languages face when studying a language. All this so that their progress will be quicker and more effective.


Our teachers are examiners for the DIE (International Diploma of Spanish) with authorization from the Foundation for the Research and Development of the Spanish Culture (FIDESCU).


Teachers: Gran Canaria School of Languages



Our 10 guaranties

  1. No registration fees
    The school does not charge any registration or booking fees for courses or accommodation.


  2. All Spanish levels throughout the year.
    We do not close for holidays. The school stays open all 12 months of the year.


  3. Four levels run throughout the year
    We run our groups in the levels A1, A2, B1 and B2 throughout the year, and level C1 from October to March.


  4. 20 hours/week
    All groups will have 20 hours of tuition per week regardless of the number of participants


  5. All classes are made up
    The school only closes on bank holidays. All classes pertaining to those days are made up during the same week.


  6. Any course as of 1 week
    Any course may be booked as of one week and for as many weeks as desired.


  7. Qualified and experienced teachers
    All our teachers are native speakers. They hold a university degree in Spanish philology or linguistics and have long experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.


  8. Accommodation near school
    Stay at our residence halls and reach the school in 15 minutes or less by foot along the beach promenade. No public transport needed.


  9. Food preferences are respected
    When booking our half board, your meal preferences will be respected: vegetarian, celiac, allergic to lactose, etc.


  10. Online learning
    Try our online course of levels A1 and A2 before you arrive and after you leave. This will help you maintain and enhance your Spanish level after you return home.
    Access to our online course is free for all students staying at our residence halls.



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Savings tip:


Pay 3, get 4 weeks.


Pay 3, get 4 weeks.




Private tuition on Skype


Private tuition on Skype




Online Spanish course for levels A1 and A2

Included for free in the accommodation price

 

abclingua.net: online Spanish course




Spanish grammar explained in English

 


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