Learn Spanish in San Sebastian


Learn Spanish in San Sebastian

Spanish School

Spanish school in San Sebastian

The school in San Sebastian is located only 10 minutes from the beach. It is near to the Cristina Enea Park , the largest park in San Sebastian and right next door to the modern Mundaiz Gym. It is only a short distance from the district of Egia, with its numerous bars and restaurants.

The school has 18 spacious, fully equipped and air-conditioned classrooms. There is an open air terrace with snacks, coffee and drinks machines. Facilities also include a large reception area, an expansive social area and library, and computers with Wi-Fi access. There is a second premises with 7 classrooms next to the cathedral which is used during busier periods.

The Spanish School has been designed to facilitate learning and communication in a pleasant, modern atmosphere. Staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful and all teachers are fully qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language.

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Spanish Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general Spanish course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of Spanish or complete beginners.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Intensive course

This course is as the standard course but with 10 extra Spanish lessons per week. Ideal for students that want an intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Combined courses

Students follow the Standard Spanish course and have an extra 5 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20+5 or 20+10 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Spanish Trimester course

Special long-term discounted courses with specific start dates through the year. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn Spanish in San Sebastian.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

DELE preparation course

Students follow the Spanish Standard course with 5 lessons per week specifically tailored to DELE Exam preparation. DELE exams are held in May, August and November.

Lessons per week 20+5 Duration 4 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Spanish & Surf course

Students follow the standard course of 20 Spanish lessons with the supplementary surfing course. San Sebastian is a great place to learn how to surf. We are blessed with Zurriola beach on our doorstep…a beach that caters to people learning to surf but also offers more than enough for experienced surfers on some days. Lessons are 1 hour daily under the instruction of an expert. All materials are provided (board, wetsuit,, insurance and a hot shower in winter!) Classes begin at 14.30 (this may vary. On the first day there will be some dry land theory followed by initiation to the water. Students are advised to bring a swim suit/shorts, a bottle of water and some soap/shampoo to use in the shower afterwards.

Lessons per week 20+5 Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Supplementary courses

Students have the opportunity to combine the Spanish standard course with activities in San Sebastian. The options available are:

  • Kayaking
  • Sup
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Cookery

Accommodation

Host Family

Complement your Spanish studies by living with native speakers. Living with a family is without a doubt the best way to get to know the Spanish culture and practise your Spanish outside of school hours. This option is perfect for those looking for a unique and memorable experience during their studies in San Sebastian. We have a large number of extremely responsible and trustworthy families with various lifestyles to ensure you live in a situation that best suits your characteristics.

Rooms are available on a single or shared room basis, with B&B, half- board or full-board. (Shared rooms are for friends sharing only).

Shared apartments

This is the most independent option. You will have your own room with a desk and all the amenities and you will share the communal facilities (living room, kitchen, bathrooms, washing machines…) with your flatmates. Although the school spring-cleans the communal facilities every two weeks, you will still be expected to carry out your share of housework (cleaning, washing up, taking down the rubbish, etc…). These apartments are usually small flats with basic, modest facilities.

Please note that with this housing option you will either live with other students from the school or with local residents of San Sebastian. The school cannot guarantee either option, but your preference will be considered when assigning your apartment. If you have a preference, please specify on enrolment.

Student Residence

The perfect accommodation for students who want to live with and meet local university students. The student residence is located less than 4kms from the school in the University area of the city. It is well serviced by public buses and there is a bike lane that takes you straight from the residence to the school. The residence offers bike hire and a private shuttle bus (depending on student numbers).

Advantages:

  • 222 individual or double exterior rooms all with a bed/s, private bathroom, desk, telephone and Internet connection. All linen and pillows are provided.
  • Rooms available for the mobility impaired.
  • Fully catered kitchen and dining room offering Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board.
  • Additional facilities include WiFi throughout the building, parking, surfboard lockers, 9 sound proof rooms, gym, sauna, pong-pong table, 8 study rooms, library, basketball hoops, paddle courts, multimedia room, foosball table, billiard table and hall.
  • Vending machines with drinks and snacks.

Transfer

A transfer service from San Sebastian, Bilbao or Biarritz airport to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.

Leisure

The school offers a complete activity programme throughout the year allowing you to make the most of your time in San Sebastian. Activities include: city tours, museum visits, sporting events, nature hikes, parties, festival celebrations, etc…

Example of a weekly cultural programme:

  • Monday: Tour of San Sebastian
  • Tuesday: Spanish film night at the school
  • Wednesday: Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Thursday: Sports activity e.g. beach volleyball
  • Friday: Trip to Biarritz

Course Prices

SPANISH COURSES

1 lesson = 45 minutes  /  Minimum age = 17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ADMINISTRATION FEE: € 60.00

Week (s) STANDARD COURSE 

20 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

INTENSIVE COURSE 

30 lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 € 190 € 280
2 € 350 € 530
3 € 525 € 795
4 € 648 € 1008
6 € 972 € 1512
8 € 1184 € 2016
12 € 1656 € 2760
16 € 2208 € 3680
20 € 2560 € 4440
24 € 3072 € 5280
extra weeks € 128 € 220
Summer supplement on all courses from 01/07 - 23/08/19 - € 35 per week
Week (s) COMBINED COURSE (5)

20 group + 5 private lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

COMBINED COURSE (10)

20 group + 10 private lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 € 300 € 415
2 € 600 € 830
3 € 900 € 1245
4 € 1148 € 1600
extra weeks € 287 € 400
Summer supplement on all courses from 01/07 - 23/08/19 - € 35 per week

TRIMESTER COURSE 

20 group  lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

7th January - 29th March 12 weeks € 1440.00
1st April  - 21st June 12 weeks € 1440.00
1st July - 20th September 12 weeks € 1720.00*
30th September - 20th December 12 weeks € 1440.00
*Includes summer supplements.

DELE PREPARATION COURSE Level A2/B1/B2/C1

20 group + 10 DELF Prep. lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

14th January - 7th February 4 weeks € 1008.00
29th April - 24th May 4 weeks € 1008.00
17th June - 11th July 4 weeks € 1078.00*
9th September - 3rd October 4 weeks € 1008.00
28th October - 22nd November 4 weeks € 1008.00
*Includes summer supplements.
PRIVATE TUITION
20 lessons per lesson
 € 700.00 € 36.00

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES Must be booked in addition to the standard course

SURFING  5 lessons € 88
KAYAK 2 lessons € 48
STAND UP PADDLE 2 lessons € 48
LATIN DANCING INTRODUCTION € 15
YOGA € 30
COOKING LESSON € 60
ENROLMENT FEE   € 60

Accommodation Prices

ACCOMMODATION

Sunday to Saturday

HOST FAMILY / SINGLE ROOM
Week (s) Breakfast Half board Full board
1 € 190 € 250 € 310
2 € 366 € 482  € 602
3 € 549 € 723 € 903
4 € 732 € 964 € 1204
6 € 1098 € 1446 € 1806
8 € 1464 € 1928 € 2408
12 € 2196 € 2892  € 3612
16 € 2768 € 3966 € 4656
20 € 3460 € 4620  € 5820
24 € 4152 € 5544 € 6984
extra weeks € 173 € 231  € 291
Summer supplement on all accommodation from 02/06 - 14/09/19 - € 20 per week
Private bathroom supplement - € 45 per week
 STUDENT RESIDENCE / SINGLE ROOM
Week (s) Breakfast Half board
1 € 248 € 318
2 € 496 € 636
3 € 744 € 954
4 € 922 € 1272
6 € 1488 € 1908
8 € 1984 € 2544
12 € 2976 € 3816
16 €3968 € 5088
20 € 4960 € 6360
24 € 5952 € 7632
extra weeks € 248 € 318
Summer supplement on all accommodation from 02/06 - 14/09/19 :

Breakfast - € 42 / Half board - € 64   (per week)

Week (s) SHARED APARTMENT / SINGLE ROOM / SELF CATERING
1 € 135
2 € 270
3 € 405
4 € 540
6 € 810
8 € 1080
12 € 1620
16 € 2160
20 € 2500
24 € 3000
extra weeks € 125
Summer supplement on all accommodation from 02/06 - 14/09/19 : € 47  per week
ACCOMMODATION PLACEMENT FEE   € 50
TRANSFER SERVICE     ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE
SAN SEBASTIAN AIRPORT / ONE WAY € 56.00
BILBAO AIRPORT / ONE WAY € 126.00
BIARRITZ (FRANCE) AIRPORT OR STATION / ONE WAY € 86.00
IRUN-HENDAYE (FRANCE) STATION / ONE WAY € 58.00

2019 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE, COMBINED COURSES & SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED. * Tuesday start date.
JANUARY 7 14 21 28
FEBRUARY 4 11 18 25
MARCH 4 11 18 25  
APRIL 1 8 15 22 29
MAY 6 13 20 27
JUNE 3 10 17 24  
JULY 1 8 15 22 29
AUGUST 5 12 19 26
SEPTEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
OCTOBER 7 14 31 28
NOVEMBER 4 11 18 25  
DECEMBER 2 9 16
PRIVATE TUITION Any Monday
TRIMESTER COURSES 7th January - 29th March
1st April - 21st June
1st July - 20th September
30th September - 20th December
DELE PREPARATION COURSE 14th January - 7th February
29th April - 24th May
17th June - 11th July
9th September - 3rd October
28th October - 22nd November
Exam: 8th February
Exam: 25th May
Exam: 12th July
Exam: 4th October
Exam: 23rd November
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 1st & 21st January, 19th March, 19th & 22nd April, 1st May,  25th & 31st July, 15th August, 12th October, 1st November and 6th, 24th & 25th December.

Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up for on all above mentioned dates during that same week by starting classes at 09:00am instead of 09:30am. Christmas holidays 21st December to 6th January 2020.

2020 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE, COMBINED COURSES & SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED. * Tuesday start date.
JANUARY 6 13 20 27
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 31
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 12 19 26
NOVEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
DECEMBER 7 14
PRIVATE TUITION Any Monday
TRIMESTER COURSES To be advised for 2020.
DELE PREPARATION COURSE To be advised for 2020.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS To be advised for 2020.

Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up for on all above mentioned dates during that same week by starting classes at 09:00am instead of 09:30am. Christmas holidays 21st December to 6th January 2020.

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