ELE COURSES (SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

ELE COURSES

Spanish as a foreign language

Our Spanish courses are designed so that students reach an effective and operating level of Spanish in a short time, they concentrate on  being able to think and communicate fluently in Spanish. These courses are the perfect opportunity to start learning or to improve your level of Spanish. The program goes beyond class hours, creating an environment with interesting activities and you are also in contact with native speakers. The methodology is participatory, intensive and mainly oral. The classes are fun and at the same time require the interest and motivation of the students.

At Spanish Institute for Global Education we follow a communicative approach to teaching. The fundamental objective of this methodology is for students to learn to communicate in Spanish in a wide variety of contexts and situations. In addition to the language, the students have the opportunity to learn about our culture and the most current issues of our society.

Academic Program

The program is taught at six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 according to the CEFR, and two program formats:

  • Main program: 4 hours a day, 20 hours a week
  • A la carte program: Each student can request from 5 to 25 hours a week

Contents of the ELE courses (Spanish as a Foreign Language):

  • Conversation: Developing oral communication skills, listening and speaking, is a central task in our school since they are not acquired by studying but by practicing . The class is an environment that promotes their development through linguistic immersion, deliberate practice, and the implementation of different techniques ranging from memorization and initial repetition to free use of the language. Listening to understand, small conversations, bits of intelligence, routines, role plays, songs, dramatizations, reading aloud, creation of short stories, simulations, design of arguments, learn by playing ... we work in pairs, in teams, and promote interaction. The objective is to achieve fluency from the beginning of learning, that is that what the students learn they do correctly and with the confidence to be able to use it from the first moment.
     
  • Writing and reading: Written communication skills are central to fix what has been learned well. The emphasis is communication. Write to communicate and read to understand. These skills can be worked on in part outside the classroom and represent a great development of learning Spanish for our students. From the beginning, students are encouraged to write short texts that communicate ideas that are of interest to them. Throughout the process, the students’ interests  are always present.
     
  • Grammar: For the teachers of Spanish Institute, the study of grammar consists of providing students with a scaffolding where they can support themselves. The study of grammar allows you to analyze language while learning. We do not build language from grammar but from language itself. The analysis and structure of grammar provides clarity, norms, and means to deepen. It is built through the use of structures that students learn in relation to communicative functions. This facilitates the learning of grammar in a context of immediate understanding and use, bringing it to daily life and not leaving it as a theoretical and remote metalanguage.
     
  • Culture, history and society: This class is the perfect opportunity to learn Spanish through learning history, knowing what Spanish society is like, traditions, diet, beliefs or ways of understanding life. It is about showing reality, with its pros and cons, and in this context the students will find a great variety of content, vocabulary, expressions, etc. In our immersion programs, students visit monuments or participate in activities where they can experiment and practice what they have learned.

Dates and Duration

Starting every Monday 

Minimum period: one week

Personalized programs

Our Program

LINGUISTIC IMMERSION: The language immersion programs include a Spanish course for foreigners (ELE), a program of cultural activities and accommodation.

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OTHER COURSE OPTIONS

  • PREPARATION FOR THE DELE / SIELE EXAMS:
    The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) and the International Service of Evaluation of the Spanish Language (SIELE) are official titles accrediting the degree of competence and command of the Spanish language, granted by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Our students feel prepared and confident to access these diplomas.
  • CUSTOM COURSES that fit your specific needs
    • PRIVATE CLASSES
    • SUPER INTENSIVE COURSES
    •  COURSES FOR GROUPS
    • VIDEO CONFERENCE CLASSES
    • SPANISH FOR FAMILY / FRIENDS
  • COURSES FOR TEACHERS
  • SPECIFIC SPANISH COURSES “SEVILLA EXPERIENCE”

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Intensive Spanish classes, 20 hours a week
  • Accommodation with a host family in Seville, full board, or shared flat
  • Two workshops or excursions every week
  • Class material
  • Pick up at the airport
  • Insurance and assistance 24/7
  • Opportunity to practice speaking with local students
  • Support from the Spanish Institute team throughout the duration of the program
  • Emergency telephone number
  • Transport card (bus and metro in the city of Seville)
  • Academic certificate

Accommodation

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Additional activities

Cultural Activities

One activity a week is included in our program. Optionally you can choose to do more activities. These are the activities we offer:

  • Cooking class with tapas
  • Flamenco dance class
  • Theatre classes
  • Cultural gymkana to discover special places in Seville
  • Presentations in the field of History, Literature, Art and Business

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Excursions

The program of visits and excursions in Seville includes one a week. Optionally, you can make more visits both in Seville and in other cities in Andalusia.

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Program Prices

Full program with 20 hours of class - Homestay, full board

  • One week € 801.50
  • Two week € 1,463
  • Three week € 2,134.50
  • Four week € 2,821

Full program with 20 hours of class - Accommodation in a shared flat

  • One week € 731.50
  • Two week € 1,313
  • Three week € 1,924.50
  • Four week € 2,521

All Program prices include a non-fee € 150 refundable.

What is included in the programs?

Enrollment prices for official exams

We do the management to enroll you in the official exams for free.

These are the official rates:

DELE EXAMS 2020:

Adults

  • A1: € 108
  • A2: € 130
  • B1: € 160
  • B2: € 190
  • C1: € 205
  • C2: € 220
     

Scholars

  • A1: € 108
  • A2/B1: € 160
     

SIELE EXAMS:

  • SIELE Global: € 155
  • S1: Read and listen: € 55
  • S2: Read and write: € 75
  • S3: Listen and speak: € 100
  • S4: Speak: € 75
  • S5: Write and speak: € 100
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