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TANDEM San Sebastián in Guipuzcoa: Spanish language courses in San Sebastián
Pasaia Kalea 4
SAN SEBASTIAN
20013 GUIPUZCOA
Enjoy the European Capital of Culture 2016

Are you ready for a TANDEM experience?

Spanish and surf, Spanish and culture, Spanish and cooking, Spanish and Nature ...?

At Tandem San Sebastián we offer different Spanish courses which are adapted to the needs and levels of each student: intensive courses in small groups, private classes and combined courses. Whatever your level of Spanish, the Tandem school, the city and the Basque Country offer many options: beaches, sports, gastronomy, culture, free events, trekkings and much more besides. Discover your ideal course and improve your Spanish with us!
Spanish Schools in Spain
Private Lessons
The most effective method for meeting the specific needs of the student.

-Choose from 3 to 5 one-to-one classes a day
-You can start every Monday
-Book your One-to-One Course with 15, 20 or 25 lessons per week
-You choose the pace and content of the course
-General Spanish, Culture, Business-Spanish, Tourism, etc.
Business Groups
Spanish for Companies. Business Spanish
25 or 30 lessons per week
4 lessons Intensive Course
1 or 2 individual lesson specific business preparation per day
groups with a maximum of 8 students per level, in summer max. 10
duration 1 to 4 weeks

Our school is accredited by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and we prepare advanced students for these exams. If they wish, students are able to participate in a final examination to obtain these certificates.
School Trips
Schools, institutes, student groups
Immersion Programmes for professionals, companies, schools, universities ...

We create tailor made programmes with Spanish courses and activities for professionals, groups of young and adult students. One-to-one lessons - minigroup courses - combined courses; group classes or private lessons combined with all type of activities.

Please ask us for personalized information.
Level Coures
A1 Elementary
Basic level.
Simple, everyday phrases. Isolated words or expressions.
En Tandem San Sebastián ofrecemos diferentes cursos de español adaptados a las necesidades y niveles de cada alumno: cursos intensivos en grupos reducidos, clases individuales, cursos combinados, cursos y actividades. No importa tu edad ni nivel de español, la escuela TANDEM y la ciudad de SAN SEBASATIÁN te ofrecen muchas posibilidades: playa, deporte, gastronomía, cultura, espectáculos gratis, trekking, y mucho más.
A2 Pre Intermediate
Plain and simple language.
En Tandem San Sebastián ofrecemos diferentes cursos de español adaptados a las necesidades y niveles de cada alumno: cursos intensivos en grupos reducidos, clases individuales, cursos combinados, cursos y actividades. No importa tu edad ni nivel de español, la escuela TANDEM y la ciudad de SAN SEBASATIÁN te ofrecen muchas posibilidades: playa, deporte, gastronomía, cultura, espectáculos gratis, trekking, y mucho más.
B1 Intermediate
Understanding of everyday language . Clear expression of ideas. Sufficient knowledge to workplace activities.
En Tandem San Sebastián ofrecemos diferentes cursos de español adaptados a las necesidades y niveles de cada alumno: cursos intensivos en grupos reducidos, clases individuales, cursos combinados, cursos y actividades. No importa tu edad ni nivel de español, la escuela TANDEM y la ciudad de SAN SEBASATIÁN te ofrecen muchas posibilidades: playa, deporte, gastronomía, cultura, espectáculos gratis, trekking, y mucho más.
B2 Upper Intermediate
Structure of language (oral and written) . Expression safely in almost any situation and understanding of the native language partners.
En Tandem San Sebastián ofrecemos diferentes cursos de español adaptados a las necesidades y niveles de cada alumno: cursos intensivos en grupos reducidos, clases individuales, cursos combinados, cursos y actividades. No importa tu edad ni nivel de español, la escuela TANDEM y la ciudad de SAN SEBASATIÁN te ofrecen muchas posibilidades: playa, deporte, gastronomía, cultura, espectáculos gratis, trekking, y mucho más.
C1 Advance
Almost total understanding including typical expressions of language. Similar to the mother tongue even in situations of complexity level.
En Tandem San Sebastián ofrecemos diferentes cursos de español adaptados a las necesidades y niveles de cada alumno: cursos intensivos en grupos reducidos, clases individuales, cursos combinados, cursos y actividades. No importa tu edad ni nivel de español, la escuela TANDEM y la ciudad de SAN SEBASATIÁN te ofrecen muchas posibilidades: playa, deporte, gastronomía, cultura, espectáculos gratis, trekking, y mucho más.
C2 Proficiency
Commonly spoken foreign language and accurately . Using idioms.
En Tandem San Sebastián ofrecemos diferentes cursos de español adaptados a las necesidades y niveles de cada alumno: cursos intensivos en grupos reducidos, clases individuales, cursos combinados, cursos y actividades. No importa tu edad ni nivel de español, la escuela TANDEM y la ciudad de SAN SEBASATIÁN te ofrecen muchas posibilidades: playa, deporte, gastronomía, cultura, espectáculos gratis, trekking, y mucho más.
Courses
Intensive Course 20
20 Hours per week
20 lessons per week
The best way to combine language studies and activities

-4 lessons per day from Monday to Friday
-all levels · A1 · A2 · B1 · B2 · C1 · C2
-1 to 7 weeks - for longer stays, see our Long-term courses
-small groups with a maximum of 8 students per level, in summer max. 10

Spanish Intensive Course 24
24 lessons per week

This is a new course concept which combines the Intensive Course with 4 workshops per week in which we focus on very interesting points of Spanish Culture, phonetics, grammar difficulties and writing.

-20 lessons Intensive Course 4 lessons workshop: culture / phonetics / grammar / writing
-all levels except for beginners
-a 1-week minimum duration
-small groups with a maximum of 8 students per level, in summer max. 10

Intensive Course Plus 1
20 5 lessons per week
Interaction in the group and individual attention for dealing with specific subjects or specialised vocabulary in the additional one-to-one classes.

-4 lessons Intensive Course and 1 individual lesson per day
-all levels · A1 · A2 · B1 · B2 · C1 · C2
-groupes with a maximum of 8 students per level, in summer max. 10
-a one-week minimum duration
Intensive Course 30
30 hours per week
30 lessons per week
Suitable for those who wish to make the most of their time and learn quickly

-6 lessons per day from Monday to Friday
-suitable for all levels
-groupes with a maximum of 8 students per level, in summer max. 10
-a one-week minimum duration

This course supplements the intensive course with 10 additional lessons per week in a smaller group and analyses the course content in more details.
Preparation DELE
DELE: Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera.
Preparing for D.E.L.E. official examinations

TANDEM San Sebastián is a DELE Examination Centre, so students can enrol at our school for the preparation course and take the examination directly afterwards in San Sebastián.

- 25 lessons per week from Monday to Friday
- 20 lessons intensive course
- 5 individual lessons for specific D.E.L.E. exam preparation
Teacher Training
For teachers of Spanish
Training courses for non-native Spanish teachers to update and perfect their knowledge of the language and to exchange experiences regarding methodological and pedagogical issues.

-6 lessons per day from Monday to Friday
-levels: (B2) · C1 · C2
-Duration: 1week · 30 lessons
-small groups with a maximum of 8 students

Starting dates 2016:
March 21 · July 18 · August 8 · 15 · 22 · October 3 · 17

Participants can aplly for ERASMUS funding until 02/02/2016.

Tandem San Sebastián is registered at the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS) with the Identification Code: PIC 946770926
Activities
Cultural and freetime activities
a part of your language learning experience with TANDEM
Touristic Tour
Nature-Experience-Pack

With our Nature-Experience-Pack you can combine language training and discover the beauty of the Basque Country. It consists of 3 excursions in the afternoon to spectacular places around San Sebastián.

-A visit to Zumaia and the Geopark Flysch on the Basque coast;
-Hiking trail along the shore of Mount Jaizkibel;
-Discovering the summit of Txindoki Mountain in Aralar.


You can combine the activity pack with any of our Spanish Courses:

Group Courses, Individual Courses or Special Programmes.
Culture
Culture-Experience-Pack
Spanish and Culture

With our Culture-Experience-Pack you can combine language training and the opportunity to get in contact with the Basque culture. It consists of 3 highlights to discover San Sebastián and a lot of information about the European Capital of Culture 2016:

-Guided visit to San Sebastián with Pintxo-Tour;
-Visit to Albaola Shipyard;
-TANDEM Seminar about Basque Culture


You can combine the activity pack with any of our Spanish Courses:

Group, Individual or Special Programmes.
Gastronomy
Gastronomic-Experience-Pack
Spanish and Cooking

Selected food
Sports
Surf-Experience-Pack
Improve your Spanish while enjoying the waves

Get more from your holiday, learn Spanish and go surfing, have fun, meet new people and take home two new skills that will stay with you forever. TANDEM SAN SEBASTIÁN is located in stylish and unspoilt San Sebastián, just 600 meters from the Zurriola surfers beach on the wild and beautiful Atlantic coast.

In addition to your Spanish course you can book at TANDEM:
-5 hour surf lessons per week with a professional surf school
-all year round at Zurriola Beach, only 10 minutes from TANDEM
-Price includes: surfing lessons, board, neoprene wetsuit and insurance


Horse-Riding-Pack
With this activity pack you can combine language training and Horse riding.

It consists of:
-4 hours of horse-riding lessons in the afternoon (Tuesday to Friday)
-all year round in a well known equestrian centre
-small groups from beginners to advanced levels


You can combine the activity pack with any of our Spanish Courses:

Group Courses, Individual Courses or Special Programmes.
Accommodations
SHARED APARTMENTS

For a succesfull stay you need friendly and comfortable accommodation and we do our best to ensure it. We carefully select and regularly visit each of them. All rooms are single unless otherwise requested. We can also reserve double rooms for students coming together. Rooms are reserved from Sunday to Saturday.


Apartment with Spanish people and kitchen facilities

You live in an apartment with one or two Spanish people, who are studying or working. You will have your own bedroom and use of the kitchen, bathroom and living room. This option allows you contact with Spanish people, whilst at the same time maintaining certain independence.

Mixed-Apartments with Spanish people and TANDEM students - only in summer season

You share an apartment with students from other countries and Spanish people. Flats provide an average of 3 to 5 students with single or double bedrooms and shared use of the kitchen and bathroom. This is a good opportunity to live with a variety of people and share different cultures.

Note: Bed sheets and towels are provided.


ACCOMMODATION WITH A HOST FAMILY

Family with half board (breakfast and dinner)

You will be made to feel perfectly at home living with one of our families and this makes for a wonderful experience. Half board includes breakfast and dinner.

Our accommodations are located in different areas of San Sebastián and in general you do not need more than 15 minutes by bus to the center or the school.


HOTEL, HOSTALS OR PRIVATE APARTMENTS

Upon request we can offer information about all hotel categories and prices in San Sebastián.

Quality guest houses and little hotels in our neighbourhood:
-Pensión Kursaal
-Pensión Aida
-Pensión Itxasoa
-Pensión Grosen
-Pensión Altair
-Hotel Record*

Hostals for young and not so young people
-Surfing Etxea (Backpacker hostal)
-Green Nest Hostal
-Holiday apartments
-Feel Free Rentals
-Grosen

Hotels with Stars
-Hotel María Cristina *****
-Hotel Villa Soro ****
-Hotel Astoria 7 ****
-Hotel de Londres ****
-Hotel Niza ***
-Hotel Codina ***
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