Intensive Spanish courses

since 1964


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.



The school is open all year round and only closes on public holidays. The hours of those days are made up during the other workdays of the week.


The school offers general Spanish courses in groups and private classes, and Spanish for specific purposes or preparation for official examinations only in private classes.





General Spanish courses


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 courses for specific purposes

  • Business Spanish
  • Spanish for tourism
  • Spanish for health services
  • Spanish for cabin crew

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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Preparation for official examinations

  • SIELE
  • DELE
  • DIE

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 + sports

Spanish + surf course:

  • Spanish course

  • Surf course at discount price

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Spanisch + diving course:

  • Spanish course

  • Diving course at discount price

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Accommodation

  • With breakfast. Optional half-board
  • Private bathroom
  • Free Wifi, TV and safe box

Single room

  • Single room for one person.

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Shared room

  • Students up to 25 years of age can share a room with another student.

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Double room for single use

  • Double rooms can be booked for single use.

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Double room, 2 persons

  • Double room for 2 persons arriving together.

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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.






Teaching Spanish since 1964    

GRAN CANARIA SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES has specialized in teaching of Spanish as a foreign language to foreigners since 1964. During these years many students have expanded the reputation of the school worldwide. The teachers are highly qualified and have a long experience in the field of teaching Spanish as a foreign language.



In 1994 the school was officially congratulated for its 30th anniversary by the Canary Islands Government through the Tourist Board of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as well as by the City Council through its Tourism Department for its many years of fruitful activity.


In 2014 the congratulations to Gran Canaria School for its 50th anniversary were renewed.






Member of FECEI    

Gran Canaria School of Languages is a member of FECEI, the Spanish Federation of Language Teaching Centres.






Bildungsurlaub auf Gran Canaria School of Languages  

Gran Canaria School of Languages has been recognized since 1986 by the governments of Hamburg and Hessen (Germany), as well as more recently by many others, as a partner for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language in professional training (Bildungsurlaub).






Authorized centre for SIELE exams    

Gran Canaria School of Languages is an authorized centre for SIELE exams.






DIE - examen oficial

   

Gran Canaria School of Languages is the only authorized centre for DIE exams in Las Palmas. The DIE has the academic recognition of the Spanish Language and Culture Courses at the Pontifical University of Salamanca.






Gran Canaria School of Languages has won the iStudy 2016/17 award for excellence in teaching in the Canary Islands.


The awards program selects winners based on their achievements and strengths in the education industry. Award winners have demonstrated success and innovation.


The award's judges have received an overwhelming number of nominations this year and the jury had the difficult task of selecting those schools, universities, teams and individuals within each category who are worthy of a prize.


All winners of the iStudy 2016/2017 Awards are subject to the same rigorous studies and evaluation criteria, carried out because of their experience in their professional field. This ensures that only the most deserving are awarded one of these prestigious prizes.


The iStudy Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement, the defense of the best in their respective fields. Therefore, winning is an achievement of which Gran Canaria School is proud.



Award iStudy for excellence in teaching 2016-2017





Location

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Me gustaría muchísimo volver a la escuela el próximo año para mejorar mi español y también porque he encontrado personas muy amables y divertidas. ¡Muchísimas gracias!

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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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