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Escuela de Español TILDE in Madrid: Spanish in the cultural center of Madrid
Luis Vélez de Guevara, 8
Madrid
28012 MADRID
We want our students to feel at home.

That is why in Tilde Madrid we have prepared a room as a living room where you can relax over a coffee, do your homework, use the internet or make use of our library.

The school also has a number of bright and spacious classrooms looking out over an attractive courtyard. It is a peaceful place in which to study, despite the fact that it is only a stone's throw away from the Puerta del Sol , Plaza de Santa Ana and the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums.

What kind of people choose courses at TILDE?

Our students come from many different countries from all over the world. Some might come to us taking some time out of their professional lives during a sabbatical year, others come for professional reasons, for a holiday or even as part of a change in their careers. What is certain is that they choose our courses because studying among motivated adults is the ideal way to learn. Our clients are usually experienced travelers, very open to learning and sharing experiences.

In the very center of Madrid

Tilde Madrid is situated is in the Literary Quarter (Bario de las Letras), one of the areas with a longest history in Madrid where, in the XVI and XVII Century many of the most famous writers of the so-called “Siglo de Oro” lived. Its streets, squares and hidden corners inspired writers such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Quevedo. Today it is a lively place, full of theatres, restaurants and shops attracting both madrileños and tourists alike.
Spanish Schools in Spain
Private Lessons
One to one Spanish lessons for your individual needs

We believe this is the most effective way to cater for individual needs if your time is limited.

The student decides when to begin the course, how long it is to be and the number of Spanish lessons. Breaks in the course are not a problem since we keep a record of your progress on file.

Our “One to One”Spanish courses of 10 or more weekly classes, also include free participation in our group activities:

Café y prensa
Abanico cultural activities
(Optional) Lunch with the teacher
Online Courses
Learn Spanish online via Skype, taught by experienced teachers

Spanish lessons via Skype allow you to learn Castilian Spanish, taught by experienced teachers, in the comfort of your own home or office. It is the perfect solution for those students who cannot, or who do not have time, to travel to Spain in order to attend an immersion program.

You decide the beginning, duration and number of lessons that better suit you. Breaks in the course are not a problem since we keep a record of your progress on file.
What does Tilde via Skype offer?

Individual Spanish classes of 50 minutes each session.
Native teachers (Castilian Spanish).
Individual attention.
Customized study Programs. General courses, Spanish for doctors, business Spanish, DELE preparation, training courses for teaching Spanish, courses for non-native Spanish teachers, Spanish and dance, Spanish and art.
Lessons in the comfort of your own home or office.
Schedules tailored to your needs
Didactic material. before the lesson begins and exercises after the class.
The first session is free!
Business Groups
Spanish for Companies. Business Spanish
Business Spanish courses

Recommended for those who wish to work in Spain or who, perhaps, have the possibility of joining companies with commercial relations in the Spanish speaking business world.

During the classes, whose number of hours will be determined at the beginning of the course, the four principal skills are practiced (written and oral expression, listening and written comprehension), according to the student's needs and interests.

The writing of formal letters and their most common structures, the drafting of reports or CVs, as well as the organization of clear and attractive speeches and presentations, are just some of the aspects that will be covered.

The course is given as individual lessons that can be combined with the BASIC course, and it is recommended that the student have at least a basic user level in Spanish.
Courses
Intensive Course 20
20 Hours per week
These Spanish courses have been designed for students visiting Madrid who wish immerse themselves in the language and culture of Spain. We have prepared a variety of intensive Spanish courses. We are sure that you will find one to suit your needs.

Foundation course (20 Spanish lessons per week)
20 group lessons per week (10 grammar 10 conversation)
“Café y Prensa” every morning
Abanico cultural activities

Foundation 5 course (25 lessons per week)
It includes Foundation course 5 individual lessons per wee
Intensive Course 30
30 hours per week
Foundation 10 course (30 lessons per week)
It includes Foundation course 10 individual lessons per week
Preparation DELE
DELE: Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera.
The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) is the official qualification for non-native speakers, administered by the Instituto Cervantes, and recognized by the Ministry of Education. The University of Salamanca sets the papers and they are also in charge of marking and assessing them.

The examinations are held several times a year and our course will help you to consolidate your knowledge of Spanish while, at the same time, we‘ll give you practical advice and useful strategies for use in the exams.

The course, which includes a mock exam, can be combined with a general Spanish course . In addition to that, we encourage our students to take part in the extra curricula (free) activities that we organise.

Our preparation course for the DELE is taught individually or in groups.
Individual Course

Beginning of the course: to be decided
Levels: From A1 to C2
Schedule: Check availability
Custom number of lessons.

Courses in group

Begining of the course: every Monday
Levels: A1-C2
Schedule: Check availability
Number of lessons: 5 lessons / 2 days per week
Number of students: Minimum 3, maximum 5
Accreditation
Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes Accreditation is an integrated conditions and requirements related to academic activity and teaching staff , facilities and equipment , administrative organization and information and publicity referred to a center dedicated to the teaching of ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) indicators system.

The Centers Accreditation System Cervantes Institute aims to:

Promote commitment to quality and improvement of schools that offer teaching Spanish in Spain and outside of Spain .
Encourage the development of a system of homogeneous teaching Spanish in their standards and with full guarantee of services and complementary activities offered .
Easier for people interested in learning Spanish choosing a center that has been accredited by a state agency prestige.
Cervantes Institute Accredited
Activities
Cultural immersion

We are more than a Spanish school... we are a FAMILY! Enjoy with us the activities outside the classroom, designed for you to live a truly Spanish environment.

All our intensive and individual courses include Café y Prensa activities and Abanico cultural program, which can be complemented with other optional activities, such as lunch with the teacher and weekend excursions.
Touristic Tour
Weekend excursions
Tilde Madrid offers you the opportunity to travel to places of tourist interest close to Madrid. For a price of between 15 and 50 euros, on Saturdays or Sundays you can enjoy a tour with a small group, accompanied by a guide-teacher. The price of the excursions, which usually last from 9.30 to 19.00, also includes public transport, entry tickets, the company of a teacher-guide and course materials. A sample of the most solicited excursions.

A Saturday or Sunday every weekend.
Toledo, Alcalá de Henares, Segovia, El Escorial... are some of the destinations that you cannot miss.
With the comfort of being always accompanied by a teacher-guide!
Culture
Abanico cultural program
Abanico cultural activities, a free interactive way to achieve cultural immersion in Madrid
Was created with the idea of imparting to our students what no classroom study could ever achieve; total immersion. In a country like Spain that preserves innumerable socio-cultural, religious and gastronomic traditions, in combination with the vibrant atmosphere of Madrid, where history and modernity live together in a surprising way, culture becomes a rich source of inspiration. With its famous night-life, and three internationally art museums, there is much to see in this wonderful city.
The students, accompanied by one of our team, are invited to take part of our activities either within, or outside the school. It might be an excursion to one of the museums or to one of the many points of cultural interest in the city; there may be a lecture on a social, political, cultural or gastronomic theme; an afternoon of Hispanic film; or the visit of a professional who comes to our center to discuss with our students.…
All of these activities are planned to give greater depth to the students’ study programmes and to get the most from their stay with TILDE.

Spanish and art
Tilde Madrid offers a program especially designed for those who want to learn Spanish while they gain knowledge about the fascinating world of Spanish arts.
Spanish and art course offers:
Learning the vocabulary and expressions related with art.
Knowing the artistic heritage of Spain and its relation with history and culture.
Approaching the most emblematic artists, their lives and works.
Discovering the history around the most representative places and monuments.
Developing your abilities as critic and observer.
Art classes are booked individually and they are compatible with the general Spanish course.
The Spanish and art course includes free access to other activities of the school, such as Café y Prensa and Abanico cultural program
Ask in info@tildemadrid.com, and we will organize for you the program that best suits your needs!
Gastronomy
Café y prensa.
Every morning, before the lessons begin, the students discuss in Spanish about the news appearing in the press.
During approximately 20 minutes, with the help of a teacher, you will be up to date on the latest news while you enjoy a coffee or a tea.

Lunch with the teacher
Have a typical Spanish menu while you practice Spanish in a real environment, without the pressure of a formal class.
We invite you to visit some of the most central restaurants of the city, so you approach the gastronomic costumes of Madrileño people.
Always in company of a teacher and in a group of maximum 4 people. (This activity has an aditional cost).
Dance
Spanish and dance

If you like music and rhythm, and you would like to add dance to your immersion program in Spain, Tilde Madrid offers you an innovative course that combines the learning of Spanish and dancing lessons.
Spanish and dance course will allow you to learn Spanish while you practice your favorite dance style. Whatever your age and level is, you can choose between the following dancing styles:

Latin rhythms
Ballroom dancing
Flamenco
Oriental dance
Ballet

In the same way as other specific courses, dance lessons are booked individually, they are taught in an specialized room very close to our school, and they are compatible with the general Spanish course.

The Spanish and dance course includes free access to other activities of the school, such as Café y Prensa and Abanico cultural program
Ask in info@tildemadrid.com, and we will organize for you the program that best suits your needs!
Accommodations
To make your stay with us easier, and you’ll find all accommodation close to the study center. You can choose between:

Hostel
Hotel
Renting an apartment
Staying with a family

Prices may change and may be cheaper depending on the number of nights' stay and the time of year. Please contact us for more options.
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