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Escuela Montalban in Granada: Spanish courses in Granada since 1986!
7
C/ Conde Cifuentes, nº 11
Granada
18005 GRANADA
Escuela Montalbán has been offering Spanish language courses in Granada since 1986. The school is located in Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Andalusia. The Spanish courses are held throughout the year. The friendly atmosphere and personal touch of our Spanish classes as well as Granada's Andalusian charm will turn a language holiday into an unforgettable experience.

The school building, characterised by its Andalusian style, its friendly classrooms, and its beautiful courtyard, retains much of the charm and intimacy of a family home. It is situated in a quiet location just ten minutes away from Granada city centre. Students from all over the world and from different age groups participate in the language programme throughout the year. An extensive cultural programme always complements the courses.

Escuela Montalbán is accredited by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes since 2002. With 1000 students every year the school can be considered as a medium-sized Spanish language school.
The school is a also a member of Tandem International with a network of language schools in Europe and overseas.
Spanish Schools in Spain
Private Lessons
These Spanish courses are adapted to the specific needs of students. Students individually plan the pace, the length and the content of their language course (Spanish for specific purposes, Business Spanish, medicine, tourism, D.E.L.E. exams).

In addition, these courses allow students who need special language assistance (no previous experience in learning a foreign language, very young or more mature students, parents with children, etc.) to study Spanish with the direct and continuous help of their teacher.

Content: general Spanish and culture, Spanish for specific purposes (business, medicine, tourism, D.E.L.E. exams).
Classes: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 private lessons per day from Monday to Friday.
Levels: all levels.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Discount: if two students happen to enrol for the same Individual Spanish Course, we give a 20% discount on the course fee to each student.
Timetable: has to be confirmed.

Course prices per week:

10 private Spanish lessons: 300 €
15 private Spanish lessons: 450 €
20 private Spanish lessons: 600 €
25 private Spanish lessons: 750 €
30 private Spanish lessons: 900 €

1 private Spanish lesson: 30 €
INDIVIDUAL SPANISH COURSE
This Spanish course is designed to be adapted to the students' specific needs.
Students individually can plan the pace, the length and the course content (Spanish for specific purposes, Business Spanish, medicine, tourism, D.E.L.E. exams).
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Online Courses
The advantages of our online Spanish classes:
Learning and practicing Spanish from wherever you want, work or home
Individual classes allowing a lot of attention
Flexible hours
Teachers are qualified native speakers
Contents based on Curricular Plan of the Instituto Cervantes and adapted to every level
Having the teaching materials for all the sessions available

Minimum course load: 5 classes.
Duration of the class: 60 minutes.
Group size: 1 student.
Levels: A2/ B1/B2/ C1/C2.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Timetable: Monday to Friday between 09.00 and 21.00 h (Spanish time).
Price (5 classes): 150 €
School Trips
Schools, institutes, student groups
The Spanish course takes place during one or several weeks and consists of 4 or 5 Spanish classes lasting 45 minutes each, every day from Monday to Friday. The group will be divided in classes with a maximum of 8 or 10 students. Depending on the group's interests, we offer a tailor-made cultural programme with visits, dinners, Flamenco dancing, and day-filling guided tours. We will take care of everything during your stay, including accommodation. We can offer full board accommodation with Spanish host families in double rooms or at a Residence.

On request we will prepare a tailor-made programme and a quotation for you!
Level Coures
A1 Elementary
Basic level.
Simple, everyday phrases. Isolated words or expressions.
The student will be able to:
- understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy simple daily needs.
- introduce him or herself and others, and both ask and answer questions concerning where s/he lives, who s/he knows and the things s/he has.
- interact in a simple way, provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Pre Intermediate
Plain and simple language.
The student will be able to:
- understand sentences and frequently-used expressions relating to areas of most immediate relevance, for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment.
- communicate routine tasks, requiring the simple and direct exchange of information about familiar matters.
- in simple terms, describe aspects of background, environment and matters of immediate need.
B1 Intermediate
Understanding of everyday language . Clear expression of ideas. Sufficient knowledge to workplace activities.
The student will be able to:
- understand the main points relating to familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school and leisure.
- deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the spanish language is spoken.
- produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
- 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.
The student will be able to:
- understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in fields of specialisation.
- interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular communication with native speakers quite comfortable without being a strain for either party.
- 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.
The student will be able to:
- understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning.
- express him or herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
- produce clear, well-structured and detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of grammar and phraseology.
C2 Proficiency
Commonly spoken foreign language and accurately . Using idioms.
The student will be able to:
- understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
- summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
- express him or herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Courses
Intensive Course 20
20 Hours per week
This course of 4 lessons a day allows students to complement holidays with language study. We recommend it for those who wish to combine a relaxed language course with the study of Spanish culture in real life situations. Students can start to learn Spanish from scratch, or to further improve their linguistic skills.

Classes: 4 lessons of 45 minutes per day from Monday to Friday.
Group size: max. 8 students.
Levels: all levels.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Course duration: from 1 to 48 weeks.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Timetable: from 09.00 to 12.15 h or from 12.30 to 15.45 h.

Prices:
1 week: 180 €
2 weeks: 340 €
additional week: 160 €
more tan 8 weeks: 150 €/week.
SPANISH COURSE INTENSIVE 20
This course of 4 lessons a day allows students to complement holidays with language study. We recommend it for those who wish to combine a relaxed language course with the study of Spanish culture in real-life situations. Students can start learning Spanish from scratch or further improve their linguistic skills.
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SPANISH COURSE INTENSIVE 20 WITH PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
This Spanish course of 4 lessons a day allows students to complement holidays with language study. We recommend this course for those who wish to combine a relaxed Spanish language course with the study of Spanish culture in real-life situations. Students can start learning the language from scratch or further improve their linguistic skills.
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Intensive Course 30
30 hours per week
These courses with 6 lessons per day guarantee maximum progress during a short period of time. They are ideal for people whose stay in Spain is mainly work-oriented or study-based. With more Spanish classes added to the Standard Course, students put into practice the communication skills learnt in the morning sessions.

Classes: 6 lessons of 45 minutes per day from Monday to Friday.
Group size: max. 8 students.
Levels: all levels.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Course duration: from 1 to 7 weeks.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Timetable: Standard Course from 09.00 to 12.15 h and 2 additional lessons from 12.30 to 14.00 h in small groups; if there is only 1 student per level, these extra lessons will be substituted by 4 private lessons per week.

Prices:
1 week: 280 €
2 weeks: 540 €
additional week: 260 €
SPANISH COURSE INTENSIVE 30 WITH ACCOMMODATION IN A SCHOOL FLAT
This course with 6 lessons per day will guarantee the maximum progress during a short-term period They are especially well suited for people whose stay in Spain is mainly work-oriented or study-based. Adding Spanish classes to the Intensive Course 20, enables students to put their communication skills -which they obtained in the morning- into practice.
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SPANISH COURSE INTENSIVE 30
This course with 6 lessons per day will guarantee the maximum progress during a short-term period They are especially well suited for people whose stay in Spain is mainly work-oriented or study-based. Adding Spanish classes to the Intensive Course 20, enables students to put their communication skills -which they obtained in the morning- into practice.
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SPANISH COURSE INTENSIVE 30 WITH PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
This course with 6 lessons per day will guarantee the maximum progress during a short-term period They are especially well suited for people whose stay in Spain is mainly work-oriented or study-based. Adding Spanish classes to the Intensive Course 20, enables students to put their communication skills -which they obtained in the morning- into practice.
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Preparation DELE
DELE: Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera.
D.E.L.E. Preparation Course (8 weeks)
Group classes: 4 lessons of 45 minutes per day from Monday to Friday.
Group size: max. 8 students.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Private classes: 4 private lessons per week of specific exam preparation.
Levels: A1/A2/B1/B2/C1/C2.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Timetable: from 09.00 to 12.15 h / private lessons Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 to 14.00 h.
Price: 1840 €.

D.E.L.E. Preparation Course (4 weeks).
Group classes: 4 lessons of 45 minutes per day from Monday to Friday.
Group size: max. 8 students.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Private classes: 8 private lessons per week of specific exam preparation.
Levels: A1/A2/B1/B2/C1/C2.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Timetable: from 09.00 to 12.15 h / private lessons from Monday to Thursday from 12.30 to 14.00 h.
Price: 1300 €.

D.E.L.E. Preparation Course (2 weeks)
Group classes: 4 lessons of 45 minutes per day from Monday to Friday.
Group size: max. 8 students.
Starting dates: every Monday.
Private classes: 10 private lessons per week of specific exam preparation.
Levels: A1/A2/B1/B2/C1/C2.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Timetable: From 09.00 to 12.15 h / private lessons from Monday to Friday from 12.30 to 14.00 h.
Price: 740 €

All courses prepare for the A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 exams. The educational material is included.
D.E.L.E. PREPARATION WITH ACCOMMODATION IN A SCHOOL FLAT
Do you want to finish your Spanish course with an official diploma? Our Spanish school offers you the best D.E.L.E. preparation programme in Granada.
D.E.L.E. (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is internationally recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science. It is organized by FEDELE (National Federation of Spanish Schools), of which our Spanish school is a member. Moreover, we collaborate with the Instituto Cervantes.
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Teacher Training
For teachers of Spanish
The main objective of our training course “Curso práctico de 1 y 2 semanas - perfeccionamiento y reciclaje para profesores NO-NATIVOS de español como lengua extranjera - Niveles C1/C2” is to offer non-native Spanish teachers the opportunity to update and perfect their knowledge of the Spanish language and to exchange experiences regarding methodological and pedagogical issues. Speaking exercises focus on the study of Spanish culture, so that teachers practice and improve their language skills while learning about Spain's current social and cultural reality. We also place special emphasis on grammar structures for proficiency levels. In addition, we work on methodology and didactic aspects of teaching Spanish as a foreign language, giving participating teachers practical tips for their own teaching. Participants go through a process of renovation that will invigorate their teaching. They think about their teaching activities and different aspects that encompass language acquisition and foreign language learning. Public school Spanish teachers or adult education teachers are taking part in our training courses.

Classes: 6 lessons of 45 minutes per day from Monday to Friday.
Group: max. 8 students.
Levels: advanced levels C1/C2.
Course duration: from 1 to 2 weeks.
Enrolment fee: 50 €.
Timetable: from 09.00 to 14.00 h.
Starting dates 2020: every Monday.

Course prices:
1 week: 380 €
2 weeks: 740 €
TEACHER TRAINING
Our Spanish school offers training courses for non-native Spanish teachers. This course meets the Erasmus requirements. It is 1 or 2 week practical course with improvement for teachers who teach Spanish as a foreign language (C1/C2 levels).
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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.
Escuela Montalbán is also a D.E.L.E. and a SIELE examination center in Granada.
Activities
The school offers a daily cultural progranmme:

- Conferences concerning present-day topics of interest or Moorish culture.
- Film sessions dedicated to particular Spanish directors.
- Visits to the Arabic bath Aljibe de San Miguel.
- Theatre and Flamenco concerts.
- Guided tours to the Alhambra or the old Moorish quarter of the Albaicín.
- Trips to villages in the surrounding area, or to the beach.
- Hiking and horse-riding in the Sierra Nevada.
- Practical cooking courses to learn about Mediterranean cuisine.
- Wine tasting.
- Oliveoil tours to Nigüelas.
- Tapa tours.
- Guided visit to St. Joseph's cemetery.
- Matches of the Granada Club de Fútbol.

Day trips:
Every weekend the school offers interesting day trips in Andalusia, including trips to Seville, Ronda, Cordoba, the Costa Tropical, the Alpujarra Mountains and different natural parks.
Free Services
- Conferences concerning present-day topics of interest or Moorish culture.
- Film sessions dedicated to particular Spanish directors.
- Guided tours to the old Moorish quarter of the Albaicín.
- Hiking in Sierra Nevada (students pay the public bus ticket).
- Tapa Tours (students pay their beer).
Touristic Tour
- Visit to the Arabic bath Aljibe de San Miguel (30 €).
- A afternoon trip to the beach (20 €).
- Visit to an olive oil mill in Nigüelas (43 €).
- Day trip to Sevilla (70 €).
- Day trip to Cordoba (65 €).
- Day trip to the Alpujarra Mountains (50 €).
- Day trip to the Tropical Coast (50 €).
Culture
All these course can be booked in addition to a Spanish course!

CULTURAL WORKSHOP: The workshop with 5 private lessons per week is for intermediate to advanced levels and starts every Monday (Price: 125 €/week).

PHOTO WALKS: The photo walks start every week and take place during 2 afternoons. A professional photographer guides the participants; for 1 or 2 students (Price: 185 €/week).

FLAMENCO GUITAR, SINGING OR CAJON: The guitar, singing or cajon lessons consist in 2 sesiones of 90 min. per week. They are for all levels and start every Monday; for 1 or 2 students. (Price: 120 €/week).

ARABIC CULTURE: A programme with workshops and guided visits about the Arabic culture in Granada: Albaicin, Arabic bath, Alhambra, workshops about cooking and calligraphy. (375 €/week)
Gastronomy
Students can book COOKING COURSES in addition to a Spanish course. This course consists in 2 cooking sessions of 90 min. per week. The group size is from 1 to 2 students. The cooking classes are for all levels and start every Monday (Price: 130 €/week).
Dance
All these course can be booked in addition to a Spanish course!

FLAMENCO: These dance workshops consist in 2 Flamenco dance sessions of 90 minutos per week. Classes are suitable for all levels and will be organized in groups of 1 or 2 students. Workshops start every Monday (Price: 120 €/week).

TANGO: These dance workshops consist in 2 Tango sessions of 90 minutos per week. Classes are suitable for all levels and will be organized in groups of 1 or 2 students. Workshops start every Monday (Price: 120 €/week).

SALSA: The Salsa dance workshops consist in 2 Salsa dance sessions of 90 minutes per week. Classes are suitable for all levels and will be organized in private classes or in small groups. Workshops start every Monday (Price: 70 €/week).
Sports
All these activities can be booked in addition to a Spanish course!

YOGA: The school offers 2 Yoga lessons of 90 minutes per week. Classes are given in small groups and are suitable for all Yoga levels. Starting date is every Monday (Price: 60 €/week).

HIKING: The school offers 2 guided hiking afternoons per week. The programme is suitable for all hiking levels and will be organized in groups of 1 or 2 students. Starting date is every Monday (Price: 185 €/week).

HORSEBACK RIDING: The school organizes 1 guided horseback riding afternoon per week. The programme is suitable for all levels and will be organized in groups of 1 or 2 students. Starting date is every Monday (Price: 185 €/week).

ROCK CLIMBING: Students also can book 2 guided rock climbing afternoons per week. The programme is suitable for all climbing levels and will be organized in groups of 1 or 2 students. Starting date is every Monday (Price: 185 €/week).

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Students also can book 1 guided mountain biking afternoon per week. The programme is suitable for all biking levels and will be organized in groups of 1 or 2 students. Starting date is every Monday (Price: 185 €/week).
Accommodations
The school offers the following accommodation options:

- Accommodation with use of kitchen facilities in school flats together with students from the school.
- Homestay accommodation with breakfast, half board or full board.
- Accommodation in a Student Residence with breakfast, half board or full board (from June to Septiembre).
- Accommodation in a Hotel or Hostel.
- Accommodation in a self-catering apartment.
- Apartment at a teacher's home.
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