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Spanish in Marbella - Enforex

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Programme Summary:

  • Spanish courses for adults and teens ages 16+
  • Standard or intensive courses for all levels
  • School only a few metres away from the beach
  • Accommodation with a host family or in a shared apartment
  • Student life with spanish students at school
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Minimum stay of 1 week

School

Destination

Marbella is your typical, historic, Andalusian town that has been successfully able to preserve its character. Located in the southern Andalusian province of Málaga, it has a population of slightly more than 100,000 and is one of the most exclusive summer resorts in Europe. Marbella is also close to major cities and renowned cultural centres: Málaga (an important commercial and cultural centre with many historic monuments that attract numerous visitors from all over the world), Granada (with the magnificent Alhambra), and Seville (one of the most vibrant cities in Spain). Marbella has the typical Andalusian vibe and is well-connected with two nearby international airports: Malaga and Gibraltar.

The area surrounding Marbella is a well-known golfer's paradise - You can play golf all day and even at night in the first illuminated golf course in Europe. Marbella is also famous for its breathtaking beaches and blue sea, world-renowned yacht harbours, beautiful landscapes, luxury hotels, shopping centres and energetic nightlife. The average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius, and the sun shines about 320 days year-round.

School

Enforex , our partner school, is located in the main central terrace of the Granada building, just 5 minutes from the beach. It is a large and modern building, close to everything in Marbella. International students will be among spanish students as th school also offers English, French and German classes.

The facilities are first-rate, featuring a 3500 square meter private terrace, a large common room and a study hall equipped with Internet, a reading room and a well-equipped literature library and video library. A refreshment and coffee machine is also available.

Facilities:

  • 17 bright classrooms, 3 of which are outside
  • A huge private terrace covering 3500 m²
  • A large communal area
  • A study room with computers and internet access
  • A library
  • Vending machines
  • Computer room with 7 computers
  • Air conditioning

Activities and Excursions

In addition to the activities Marbella and its surroundings have to offer, the school organizes a variety of activities such as:

  • Afternoon Excursions & Activities
    Cuevas de Nerja "Costa del Sol", beaches, Old Town, Puerto Banús, Ronda,

  • Full-Day and Weekend Trips
    Granada, Cadiz, Antequera, Gibraltar, Tarifa, Seville, Córdoba, Málaga, Nerja caves

Classes

Spanish classes : general information

  • One lesson: 55 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 10 (6 on average)
  • Timetable: 80% of general spanish classes are held in the morning from Monday to Fruday from 9:00 to 13:00, but they could also take place in the afternoon between 14:00 - 18:00 depending on the time of year
  • Placement test : first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation after the course has ended
  • Free access to the e-learning platform
  • Experienced professors qualified to teach their language as a

Choice of course

  • Standard course: 20 lessons per week

    You will have classes from Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 13:00 or 14:00 - 18:00, where you will develop basic knowledge of the language: Written and oral exercises, comprehension la compréhension à l'audition et la lecture.

    Levels offered : beginners to advanced

  • Intensive course : 25 lessons per week

    In addition to the 20 lessons of general spanish, you will attend 5 conversational workshops per week. This programme is deisgned for students who wish to become more at ease in their oral skills and speak more fluently.

    Levels offered : beginners to advanced

  • Super intensive course: 30 lessons per week

    Ideal course for quick progess. This programme includes 20 lessons of general spanish + 5 cultural workshops of choice + 5 private or semi-private lessons (maximum of 2 students per class) per week in accordance to your needs.

    Examples of cultural workshops : civilisation, media, cinema, creative writing, pronounciation, gastronomy, folklore, games and exercises prioritising dialogue and oral communication etc.

    Levels offered : beginners to advanced

Cultural Workshops

A strong understanding of Spanish culture is essential to communication in the language. Our afternoon cultural workshops are not only intended to serve as opportunities for students to practice their Spanish, but also as ways to learn the basics of Spanish history, art, and mass communication.

  • Spanish Radio: Students produce their own radio program based on national and international newscasts. The class requires students to listen to, collect and summarize information from Spanish broadcast media.
  • Press Workshop: Students produce their own newspaper/magazine based on news, cultural events, and popular traditions. The class requires students to conduct research in Spanish print media as well as to interview locals.
  • Drama Workshop: Students learn and perform extracts from well-known Spanish plays. In addition to the obvious cultural education that this workshop provides, it also aids students in learning to express themselves quickly with idiomatic terms.
  • History, Literature, & Art: Students learn to analyse some of Spain’s most famous writers and artists who reflect Spanish history. Students will also discover Spanish customs, gastronomy, and popular events.

Accommodation

Students have the choice of a homestay or a shared apartment.

Homestay

Features :

  • Shared room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Distance from school : maximum 20 minutes by foot or public transport

Extra fees

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom
  • Half-board
  • Full-board

Practical information

  • Sheets and covers provided
  • Wi-Fi connection : included (please specify this when registering)
  • Laundry facilities available (the family will give you a specific day to do your washing or will notify you of their laundry dae)

Shared apartment (ages 17+)

Features

  • Double or triple rooms*
  • Shared toilets and bathrooms
  • No meals included
  • Distance from school : maximum 20 minutes by foot or public transport
  • Capacity: between 3 and 6 rooms
  • Deposit to pay upon arrival (see « Dates et Prices »), to be reimbursed by the school if no damage has been done to the apartment

Available services

  • Apartements are fullly equipped and fully furnished
  • Shared kitchen fully equipped with microwaves, dishes, pots and pans, etc.
  • TV
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sheets and covers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Each individual is responsible for their own cleaning

Extra fees

  • Individual room
  • Private bathroom**

*You will not be placed with a person of the same nationality as you, unless specifically requested, with the aim of making you practice your spanish as much as possible. Triple tooms are only available for 3 students who are all travelling together.

**The possibility of having a private bathroom in a shared room is only available for 2 students travelling together.

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

Session start dates : the majority of classes start on mondays, all year round apart from the dates mentinoed below. If monday is a holuday, the classes will commence on tuesday.

Holidays : 01/01, 06/01, 28/02, 29/03, 19/04, 1/05, 11/06, 15/08, 12/10, 19/10, 01/11, 06/12, 08/12, 25/12

**Dates of preparatory sessions for the DELE exams ** (registration at least 10 weeks in advance).

  • Start date of 2 week sessions : 28/01, 25/03, 13/05, 01/07, 02/09, 23/09, 11/11

  • Start date of 4 week sessions : 14/01, 11/03, 29/04, 17/06, 19/08, 09/09, 28/10

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included 24h support

Prices include:

  • Chosen course programme
  • Accommodation in s shared room with a host family or in an apartment
  • Half-board with your host family
  • Equinox guide with knowledge of the school, the classes, the activity and excursion programme etc.
  • Certificate
  • All taxes and school enrolment fees
  • Course materials (first level of Spanish)

Prices do not include:

  • Return trip to Marbella
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Supplementary options
  • If in an apartment: meals
  • Transport in and around Marbella
  • Deposit if applicable (150€ to pay on arrival)
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance
  • Course (in the case of a class change)

Practical Info

Transport

Arrival destination:

  • Malaga airport, or station
  • Gibraltar airport, or station

An optional airport pick up is available between airport/stations and accommodation - see price table.

  • Day or arrival: Sunday (from 12:00 onwards)
  • Day of departure: Saturday (up until 12:00)

Note: please do not reserve your tickets before receiving confirmation of your course (around 4 days after you have paid your deposit)

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