Spain | Granada | Intensive Spanish Course
Intensive Language Course
These courses are available throughout the year starting every Monday. Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.
Courses are available for all abilities of language skill from complete beginners to degree level and business Spanish.
You may also be interested in pairing a language course with a work experience placement by enrolling on our popular Work and Study courses.
Granada is most famously known for the Alhambra, a breathtaking palace reflecting Granada’s historic Moorish influence. This influence runs right through the city and can be seen in it's architecture, culture and narrow winding cobblestone streets. Granada is the capital of the province and is home to one of Spain’s greatest universities. Despite being a small city, with over 60,000 students Granada is a bustling place with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. With cafés, restaurants, bars and terraces all offering a variety of tapas and other local treats, Granada is the perfect place to study Spanish and experience southern Spanish culture.
The school is located in the heart of Granada close to the cathedral and at the foot of the Albaicín, 5 minutes walk from the Alhambra. Set in a recently renovated historical building, the school is spread over 4 floors; the ground and first floor house the school office, library, classrooms, computer lab with free internet connection, and a patio for the students to meet. The upper two floors consist of fully equipped apartments and a terrace which offers a panoramic view over Granada.
The core course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using Spanish. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4 classes per day and these take place during the morning or afternoon. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their Spanish, meet new people and have some free time to participate in Spanish culture and life in Granada. The core course of 20 lessons also combines very well with a work experience option in our Work and Study package.
For students who want a more intensive experience there is also an option to add five or ten individual classes throughout the week (for an additional cost), the content of which will be decided by you in advance. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic, conversation or pronunciation.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.
Optional Social and Cultural Programme
The school offers a range of activities during the week, such as a games evening, Spanish language workshop, an evening exploring the old town, meal out at a local restaurant, films in the school and excursions further afield. These activities change weekly.
For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected Spanish host families. They will not only introduce you to the Spanish way of life and help you practise the Spanish language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.
Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available.
If you are staying with a host family, return transfers are included in the cost of the package. Your family will meet you on arrival at the train station or airport and drop you at departures on your way home.
If you are not staying with a host family, transfers from the airport can be arranged for a fee on request. Alternatively, we provide directions and all the details you need to use public transport - the efficient and clean Metro runs straight from the airport to the city centre in only 20 minutes!
On 02/04/21 and 06/12/21 the school will be closed for bank holidays with no classes.
On 01/04/21 the school will be closed for a public holiday but lessons missed on that day will be delivered on the other days in the week when the school is open.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
- 20 Core Spanish lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
- The option to upgrade to a maximum of 10 1:1 Spanish lessons on a subject / area of your choosing
- Accommodation (optional)
- Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
- Course Certificate
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office
Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks. We have prices for 1-4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.