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Spanish Gap Year in Salamanca

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Salamanca offers great Gap year courses for beginner to low intermediate level students, of all ages (especially language students in their late teens and twenties) who want to learn Spanish, in a small friendly school, in the heart of the city.

Salamanca is a vibrant, cultured and lively town. Half its population are University students which makes it an appealing destination for long term students. The Spanish language school offers shared student flats and Spanish host accommodation and the language school is close to the Plaza Mayor, the social centre of Salamanca which appeals to everyone, but especially younger students.

Gap Year in Salamanca Plus Points

  • Salamanca is the oldest University town in Spain
  • They have the puriest Castilian accent in the whole country
  • A fun social programme and friendly school atmosphere

Spanish Course Details

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration8 to 36 weeks
Alternative courses1 week+ 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration50 minutes
Maximum per class09 students
  • Start dates throughout the year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Timetable : 10.00 to 13.50 hrs (can vary depending on student no’s in the summer period)
  • Preparation for DELE exams available (optional extra module, not included in course fees)

Teaching Details

Course Dates 2017

January09, 16, 23, 30
February06, 13, 20, 27
March06, 13, 20, 27
April03, 10, 17, 24
May02*, 08, 15, 22, 29
June05, 13*, 19, 26
July03, 10, 17, 24, 31
August07, 14, 21, 28
September    04, 11, 18, 25
October02, 09, 16, 23, 30
November   06, 13, 20, 27
December04, 11#

# 1 wk max course duration before the school closes for Christmas

Academic Year Course Fees
24 wks: €3302.0030 wks: €4091.0036 wks: €3813.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
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Languages for Life Course Fees
8 wks: €1103.0012 wks: €1534.0016 wks: €2006.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
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Salamanca: Student meal with wine

Salamanca Teens: Excursion

Salamanca Teens: Plaza Mayor

Spanish Gap Year course information

Combine a rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key Spanish language skills and cover a range of topics on modern day Spain (cultural, social and economic). Classes at the Spanish school in Salamanca combine grammar with practise of the 4 skills – reading, writing, listening and, of course, speaking. We understand that the word “grammar” doesn’t’ appeal to everyone! But the basics have to be covered, as they offer a way of building knowledge and retaining it, not just for the duration of your course, but in the years to come. The school’s teachers know a lot about classroom dynamics and are careful to create an inclusive atmosphere in which students have the confidence to talk Spanish. Of course confidence and plenty of practise are the keys to success.

This Spanish language programme is aimed at Beginners to Low Intermediate abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are aiming to achieve fluency over a number of months. Classes are then held from Monday to Friday each week and the Spanish language school is open throughout the year (closing only over Christmas). Once you have successfully completed your course you will receive a college certificate attesting to your level of Spanish language proficiency, this will include the duration of course attended.

Methodology

  • Intensive grammar study
  • Phonetics
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Syntax and application
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Dialogue and communication
  • Idiomatic language
  • Written and oral expression
  • Lecture and analysis
  • Live guided discussion and synthesis
  • Free conversation

DELE Exams offered

Some people study Spanish for self-enrichment or want to know how to tell the time or talk on the phone in Spanish or to satisfy short term language requirements in high school, college, university or career goals. Others however, such as university or Gap students, aspiring teachers, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language as part of a formal training programme. For this latter group of students, formally proving competency in the language is a requirement and this is where the DELE Exams are of great value.

Accommodation

Choose from host family, shared apartment or residence accommodation in Salamanca.

Accommodation