Do you want to take a Spanish course somewhere in Spain, but you want to plan your schedule beforehand due to work commitments or to be able to plan vacation?
In Spain, we have our own school based in Malaga, and affiliated and accredited Spanish language schools in the main cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Tenerife, Alicante, Cadiz, Granada, Marbella, and Seville), but the schools can’t normally guarantee 100% if your classes will be during the morning or during the afternoon.
The only way to 100% guarantee your classes beforehand is when you book one to one private classes
In this article we explain the typical class schedules you will have in each one of our selected and accredited destinations in Spain
Where do you want to study Spanish?
In Malaga our most popular course is the Intensive 20 course that includes 20 Spanish classes per week. Which is 4 classes per day, as classes are Monday to Friday every week. If you take the Intensive 20 course in Malaga your classes will be during the morning (9:00–12:40) or afternoon (14:30–18:10). Although we can tell you that the majority of the time classes tend to be during the morning, especially if you take your course outside of the peak season or summer months.
Advice for Malaga: If you already know your current Spanish level, we will be able to confirm your class schedule the Thursday before you start classes as long as the results of your oral level test on the first day (Monday at 8:00am) confirm the level that you indicated in your booking or are the same as the level obtained in the written level test that we send you the week before.
Madrid, Barcelona, Salamanca, Tenerife, Valencia, Alicante, Granada, Marbella, or Seville
If you want to take a Spanish course in Madrid, Barcelona, Salamanca, Tenerife, Valencia, Alicante, Granada, Marbella, or Seville, we should mention that the most popular course in these destinations is the Intensive 25. This course includes 20 general Spanish classes according to your Spanish level and 5 conversation classes. Classes are 55 minutes long from Monday to Friday. In these destinations, the classes are from 9:00 to 14:00 or from 14:00 to 19:00.
In these other destinations we cannot guarantee with the same degree of certainty your class schedule beforehand as we can with our school in Malaga, although normally classes tend to be in the mornings.
To summarize, in general there is no guarantee of a class schedule with group classes as it depends on the level of the students we have each week, and we have new students arriving each week. Furthermore, until you have sat the final level test on the first day it is not possible to know 100% the schedule you will have, as up to that point we only have the estimated levels provided by students when booking.
Are you aware of the following advantages of booking private classes in terms of schedule and other aspects?
- You can determine your class schedule beforehand. Also, with private classes you don’t have to have classes every day from Monday to Friday, you can have the number of classes you choose per week. For example, imagine you want 5 classes a week. You could have 2 sessions of 2 and a half classes on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Private classes allow you to learn at double the speed compared to group classes as the attention and teaching by the teacher is completely personalized and focused on your abilities and linguistic needs.
- If you come with another person with a similar Spanish level to your own, you could have semi-private classes (1 teach for 2 or 3 students) and enjoy the same advantages and flexibility that one-on-one private classes offer.
Cervantes EI advice: If you book 10 private classes per week you will normally improve at the same speed as with an Intensive general course that includes 20 classes per week, but you will only need half the time in the school which will allow you to fully explore your destination. Also, the cost will not be much more expensive.
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