Spanish Language and Culture

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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
  • OUR PROGRAMS
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • INSURANCE
  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • CERTIFICATES
  • DATES AND DURATION
  • PRICES
  • ENROLLMENT PRICES FOR OFFICIAL EXAMS
  • APPLICATION PROCESS

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The program is taught at six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework) 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, so that what the students learn, they do it correctly, with the confidence to be able to use it from the first moment.
  • Reading and writing: Written communication skills are central to establish what has been learned well. The emphasis is communication. Write to communicate and read to understand. These skills can also be worked on 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, studying grammar consists of providing students with the a solid structure on which they can support themselves. Studying 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 your knowledge. 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.

OUR PROGRAMS

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

Here you can see what is included

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 certificates 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 achieve these diplomas.
  • CUSTOM COURSES that fit your specific needs
  • COURSES FOR TEACHERS
  • ADULT LEARNERS
  • SPECIFIC SPANISH COURSES “SEVILLE EXPERIENCES

HIGHLIGHTS

  • True Spanish Experience: Spanish Institute will accompany you in your immersion into the Spanish culture making your visit an unforgettable experience.
  • Live Andalusia: art, history, tradition, gastronomy and much more.
  • Personalized Programs: we adapt to your needs because you are unique.
  • Accommodation: stay with a host family to learn and improve your Spanish, share your day to day experiences and enjoy the delicious homemade Spanish cuisine.
  • Spanish Institute is 100% dedicated to our students. We strive to make your stay abroad a wonderful, unique and enriching experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Our programs ensure personalized attention at every step of the process.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Twenty hour academic program at Spanish Institute.
  • Orientation: you will receive important information about the program, the city, how to move around, the calendar and local holidays, health issues and safety.
  • Course materials.
  • Accommodation with a host family in Seville with full room and board; three meals a day throughout your stay.
  • Documents needed to obtain entrance in Spain.
  • Health insurance for non-european nationals with access to the best private hospitals in the city.
  • Spanish Institute emergency telephone number, 24/7 assistance.
  • Airport or train station transfer at the beginning and end of the program.
  • Welcome Pack.
  • Transport card (bus and metro).
  • Weekly: two cultural activities in Seville and one in Discover Andalusia.
  • Farewell tapas celebration.
  • Support from Spanish Institute throughout the duration of the program.
  • Participation certificate.

ACCOMMODATION WITH A HOST FAMILY IN SEVILLE

This program includes accommodation in a host family.

Living with a family allows our students to fully discover the Spanish culture, life and people. At Spanish Institute we believe that this is an important aspect of the program.

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SHARED APARTMENT

Shared apartment option available upon request for programs of one month or longer.

In this type of accommodation you will share the apartment with other international or Spanish students.

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INSURANCE

Our health insurance gives access to the best private hospitals and of course covers everything related to COVID-19. If a student is unwell or contracts this disease, the doctor may prescribe everything from the necessary tests to hospitalization in case of seriousness.

Spanish Institute has developed a COVID protocol to be able to track incidents that may occur, how to prevent and what to do in case of contagion.

All our programs include a 24/7 emergency service.

The insurance included in our program guarantees:
  • Principal Medical Health Assistance
  • Emergencies
  • Medical specialists
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Hospitalization
  • Specialist treatments
  • Preventive medicine
  • Second opinion
  • Travel assistance
  • Repatriation insurance

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

The Spanish Institute Spanish Course Program includes two weekly Discover Seville activities and one Discover Andalusia activity

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Gastronomy

Cooking class with tapas

Dance

Flamenco dance class

Theatre

Theatre classes

Cultural gymkhana

Cultural gymkhana to discover special places in Sevilla

Conferences

Presentations in the fields of History, Literature, Art and Business

Workshops

Spanish Cinema, Life in Spain and Local Festivals


CERTIFICATES

Spanish Institute gives a certificate to the participants detailing the program, dates and duration.

The courses, as requested by each student, can be directed to achieve a DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) or SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española) certificate.

DATES AND DURATION

  • Starting every Monday
  • Minimum period: one week
  • Personalized programs

PRICES HOST FAMILY:

1 WEEK

882
  • Host family
  • Full board
  • 20 hours a week

2 WEEKS

1,762
  • Host family
  • Full board
  • 20 hours a week

3 WEEKS

2,642
  • Host family
  • Full board
  • 20 hours a week

4 WEEKS

3,522
  • Host family
  • Full board
  • 20 hours a week

PRICES SHARED APARTMENT:

4 WEEKS

3,214
  • Shared apartment
  • 20 hours a week

ENROLLMENT PRICES FOR OFFICIAL EXAMS

We register you in the official exams at no extra cost.

These are the official 2020 rates:

DELE EXAMS ADULTS

DELE EXAMS SCHOLARS

SIELE EXAMS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Groups:

Please contact us via email (info@sigecampus.eu) where we will send you a doodle form to set up a zoom meeting at the most convenient time for you.

Individuals:

Individual Application Process

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