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Academia Berceo in Salamanca: Spanish School in Salamanca
Pedro Cojos 7
Salamanca
37001 SALAMANCA
The ACADEMIA BERCEO SALAMANCA is a Spanish school founded in 1994 by professional Spanish teachers, that through their common experience and feeling for the Spanish language, have got together to enable language students to learn Spanish through the most advanced techniques available. The Spanish school BERCEO is situated in the heart of old Salamanca, Spain, two minutes from the Plaza Mayor. We have make renew the classrooms, air conditionner, snack coffee... Berceo is the only Spanish school in Salamanca adaptaded for people with fisical problems. Students who are studying Spanish language with us have internet service (free) and they can receive calls and fax (free). Students can also bring their own laptop to connect it from any classroom.

The quality of our Spanish teaching is guaranteed by our many years of experience in the world of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. We have brought together all the qualities one would expect to find in a good Spanish school. We have a permanent staff of qualified Spanish teachers, all with degrees in Spanish literature and all fully experienced in teaching Spanish as a foreign language
Spanish Schools in Spain
Private Lessons
INDIVIDUAL COURSE OF TOTAL IMMERSION

Ideal Spanish course if you have a limited time at your disposal, or if you prefer individual Spanish approach, need to rapidly acquire an in-depth knowledge of Spanish (at any time of the year) through complete Spanish individual immersion in the subject. In order to attain this goal, you have continual and exclusive access to a personal tutor during the majority of the day. Each day is made up as follows:

Spanish class in Salamanca, Spain academia BERCEO Instituto Español
- 1 hour of theory and Spanish grammar practice
- 1 hour of comunicativas practices
- 1 hour of spoken Spanish
- 1 hour of written Spanish and reading understanding
- 1 hour of lexical extension in a field to choose
- 1 hour of lunch accompanied by a professor:

Typically, the student lunches in the company of the tutor in a restaurant where, in a more informal and relaxed atmosphere, he or she can gain
- 1 hour of activities outside the classroom.

Note: The student's lunch is not included in the price.
Business Groups
Spanish for Companies. Business Spanish
BERCEO Instituto Español de Salamanca arranges special courses for groups of students of whatever age. There is a reduction in price for colleges, institutes, universities, and professionals... people of the third age, seniors... who wish to attend a Spanish course tailored to their individual needs. The length, date, timetable, subjects studied, extra-mural activities and excursions are programmed according to the groups' wishes.

To organise study travel programs to Spain or for further information about school trips to Salamanca contact the Instituto Spanish department. We will give you information to group leaders and teachers to organize a school trip. If you are looking for a custom Spanish program in Spain, contact us.
School Trips
Schools, institutes, student groups
BERCEO Instituto Español de Salamanca arranges special courses for groups of students of whatever age. There is a reduction in price for colleges, institutes, universities, and professionals... people of the third age, seniors... who wish to attend a Spanish course tailored to their individual needs. The length, date, timetable, subjects studied, extra-mural activities and excursions are programmed according to the groups' wishes.

To organise study travel programs to Spain or for further information about school trips to Salamanca contact the Instituto Spanish department. We will give you information to group leaders and teachers to organize a school trip. If you are looking for a custom Spanish program in Spain, contact us.
Level Coures
A1 Elementary
Basic level.
Simple, everyday phrases. Isolated words or expressions.
When the student starts the Spanish course, he/she doesn't have any knowledge of Spanish. When the student finish his/her course, can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Pre Intermediate
Plain and simple language.
When the student finish his/her Spanish course, can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1 Intermediate
Understanding of everyday language . Clear expression of ideas. Sufficient knowledge to workplace activities.
When the student finish his/her Spanish course, can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Upper Intermediate
Structure of language (oral and written) . Expression safely in almost any situation and understanding of the native language partners.
When the student finish his/her Spanish course, can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 Advance
Almost total understanding including typical expressions of language. Similar to the mother tongue even in situations of complexity level.
When the student finish his/her Spanish course, can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use Spanish language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 Proficiency
Commonly spoken foreign language and accurately . Using idioms.
When the student finish his/her Spanish course, can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Courses
Preparation DELE
DELE: Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera.
These Spanish courses are programmed in three levels for students who wish to obtain any DELE (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) only official Spansih titles sent by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain and the Cervantes Institute.

study DELE in Salamanca, Spain, at Academia BERCEOThose levels have two annual calls that are made in the months of May and November. There is a extraordinary calls in August (to consult dates with Berceo). The tests will consist of five parts: Spanish grammar and vocabulary, Spanish oral expression, Spanish understanding of reading, Spanish written expression and auditory understanding. Given the character of these examinations, the INSTITUTE OF SPANISH BERCEO offers monthly and quarterly Spanish courses of specific preparation for these examinations.

These Spanish courses have the following daily content:
-1 hour of theory and grammar practice
-1 hour of oral expression
-1 hour listening and phonetic understanding by means of audio-visual.
-1 hour of reading understanding and written expression
-1 hour of vocabulary and special registries of the Spanish; colloquial Spanish, modismos...
50 Plus
Courses for adults from 50 years
BERCEO Instituto Español de Salamanca arranges special courses for groups of students of whatever age. There is a reduction in price for colleges, institutes, universities, and professionals... people of the third age, seniors... who wish to attend a Spanish course tailored to their individual needs. The length, date, timetable, subjects studied, extra-mural activities and excursions are programmed according to the groups' wishes.

To organise study travel programs to Spain or for further information about school trips to Salamanca contact the Instituto Spanish department. We will give you information to group leaders and teachers to organize a school trip. If you are looking for a custom Spanish program in Spain, contact us.
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.
Activities
In addition to keeping our students fully informed of the host of Spanish cultural events (exhibitions, Spanish concerts, theatre, festivals, etc) that take place in Salamanca, BERCEO organises a wide variety of cultural and social activities for its students.
Free Services
Guided visit of the sights of Salamanca, held by a qualified Tourist Guide.
Touristic Tour
Excursions to places of interest Madrid, Toledo, local mountain towns and villages.
Culture
Seminars on topics of interest.
Quizes and learning games.
Photography courses.
Spanish guitar classes.
Gastronomy
Parties and Barbecues.
Wine route.
Dinners with the teachers and fellow students.
Dance
Dance classes (sevillanas, salsa, flamenco, etc.)
Wellness
Gym y sauna.
Sports
Swimming pools for summer and winter
Tennis, golf, squash, etc.
Ten-pin bowling.
Accommodations
BERCEO offers its students a wide range of Spanish accommodation options. Whichever you pick, you may rest assured that it has been chosen only after having passed our demanding selection procedures. The options are as follows:

SPANISH FAMILIES: this is the best way of both practising the Spanish language and becoming familiar with Spanish customs and habits. Families chosen by Academia BERCEO have been selected with the greatest care, live in the city center and their accommodation enjoys all modern conveniences, and you will be welcomed as another member of the family.

Students may choose either a shared double room -H.D.- or single room -H.I.-, and opt for either full board -P.C.- (three meals a day) or half board -M.P.- (breakfast and lunch).

He can be in the family the days that wish, the payment is made exactly by the days of stay.

We carefully evaluate the information you give us in the remarks on the application form and try to find a family which fulfills the needs of the students. It is important to know if you smoke or if cigarette smoke bothers you, if you like small children or domestic animals, if you have an allergy or illness, or if you need a special diet. The family is responsible for the cleanliness of the room. The student must bring towels for his or her own personal use.


FLATS: one option is to share an apartment with other students. One can choose a single -H.I.- or double room -H.D.-. The apartments have all the necessary comforts and all include heating, kitchen and washing machine. It is not necessary to bring sheets or blankets; only towels and personal belongings.

Type A: these apartments are situated about ten to twenty minutes away from the center of Salamanca. Their price varies depending on whether they have a television, telephone, dining-room, sitting room, etc.

Type B: these apartments are in the center of the city and have all facilities.

NOTE: if anything special is required, please mention it on the application form under remarks”. BERCEO will reserve the rooms according to the availability of the moment. The rooms are only rented like minimum by two weeks, (always in multiple of two) adapting their rent always to the scholastic calendar of the BERCEO Spanish courses.

HOTELS
In Salamanca we have to disposition of our visitors a great variety of hotels and hostals of different categories, prices and quality. If you wish to live in a hotel, you must contact with us and we will give you, depending on your exigencies, a list of possibilities so that you can choose.

UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES
The residences have been selected based on the quality and the proximity to BERCEO. They have outer rooms, common zones with television, video and dining room. It consults the modalities of lodging available in each one of them.

APARTMENTS
They are small independent apartments, of one or two seats, with a room (individual or double), a bath, cooks and a small hall Se must make the reserve with enough advance.
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