Sunday, April 18, 2021

sp-madrid(school06)175.jpgThe Institute
The Madrid school is conveniently located in the heart of the area of Madrid known as barrio Salamanca (Salamanca District) in central Madrid. It is fully equipped with up-to-date materials and resources and is set in comfortable surroundings conducive to studying Spanish. We are very proud of our school, our Spanish language courses, and our dedicated and approachable teaching staff. You will quickly learn Spanish through a combination of classroom based courses, interaction with Spanish people and our highly acclaimed Cultural and Social Activities program. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 students per class and the average class size is 5. The school also offers a wide range of services to make you adaptation to Madrid easier, like our free mobile phone service.
sp-madrid(school05)175.jpgSpanish Courses
Our students at AIL Madrid take Spanish courses for a wide variety of reasons: some are learning for work, others for university study or simply for personal interest. Whatever your reason are for learning Spanish, you can be sure that our flexible courses will suit your individual needs.  

  • a maximum of 8 students per class with an average of 5 students
  • modern innovative communicative teaching techniques
  • carefully put together to ensure you progress rapidly
  • well structured, intensive and responsive to student demands
  • open to adults aged 18 and over
  • start any Monday of the year
  • are fun and enjoyable
  • are taught by native Spanish speakers, educated to degree level and qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language

madrid school ail-01.jpgCultural and Social Activities Programme

Structured classroom learning is complemented by the Cultural and Social Activities Program, 10 hours per week dedicated to learning more about the culture and customs of Spain, and getting to know the city of Madrid that little bit better.  Best of all, the program is included at no extra cost! The program offers a wide range of activities which take place every afternoon during the week. The activities are held in Spanish allowing you further opportunity to practice and improve your knowledge of the language. Typical activities include classroom based ‘workshops’ focusing on pronunciation and learning expressions commonly used in Spain, visits to famous museums and sites in Madrid or tutorials on aspects of Spanish history or lifestyles. Our Cultural and Social Activities Program is structured and guided by a teacher. The learning is beneficial to Spanish students of all levels and bridges the gap between differing Spanish levels of our students.  The activities are varied to cater for our students’ diverse interests and include: 

  • Guided walking tours of Madrid: Taking in the city’s famous sites such as La Plaza Mayor, the Retiro Park, Sol, el Palacio Real (Spanish Royal Palace), learning about the history and culture of the city as you go.
  • Visits to Madrid’s world famous art museums: El Prado, La Reina Sofia y Thyssen.  Discover more about the history of art in Spain with our experienced guide, and see a range of different styles, from both Spain and around the world.  
  • Cañas y tapas (beers and snacks) evenings with other students:  Meet other students at the school and practise your Spanish while enjoying typical Spanish food and drink! 
  • Modern Spanish film tutorials: Covering the work of prolific Spanish movie directors such as: Pedro Almodóvar, Vicente Aranda, Alejandro Amenábar, etc.   
  • Spanish literature discussions: Focusing on works of specific authors (such as Cervantes and Lorca). 
  • Phonetics classes:  Improve your accent and learn to speak like one of the locals!
  • Chats and discussions about cultural and social Spanish issues: Learn about the issues currently affecting Spain 
  • Noches de Intercambio: Practice your Spanish over a beer and meet native Spanish people. 

*A full listing of the current week’s activities is displayed in the school bulletin boards.     madrid school ail-02.jpgAccommodation

  • Spanish Family - staying with a Spanish host family is the best way to develop your social Spanish skills and practice what you learn in the classroom.
  • Shared Apartments - for an independent lifestyle. All apartments are available in excellent locations.
  • Student Residences – meet other Spanish and international students in university halls of residence Hotels – 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation to suit your budget, all within easy reach of our school.

 

WHAT NEXT ?

  • Methods of Payment - initial deposit on confirmed enrolment, balance 35 days before arrival
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