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Five decades of experience in teaching Spanish. The reputation and success of the school is built on their experience: five decades of professional Spanish language courses in small classes.

Classroom time is made as productive and enjoyable as possible to ensure the best results. At each school location, the director organizes the language level groups and supervises student progress every week.

The school has seven language levels range from beginner to proficient. The student level is assessed on arrival to ensure that you are placed in the right class. If you have chosen a specialised or individual course, this helps us to design or fine-tune your programme.

The school has adopted their course material into four books: CICLO I, II, III, and IV that are a solid foundation for further language study through conversation, audiovisual and real life material. The school's methodology also includes use of other reference material, video, CD-ROM and the internet.

All the teachers hold a college degree or diploma, and are chosen for their enthusiasm, commitment and team spirit. Family is important at the school, and many of our teachers have been with us for years. The school director organizes the groups and supervises your individual progress. All course materials are included in your fees and are
yours to keep after the course, but please bring your own pocket dictionary.

Every student who attends at least 90% of their classes and meets the requirements of each level receives a certificate showing the length of course and level of Spanish achieved.

Students enrolled for a minimum of 4 weeks may be able to earn academic credit for their Intensive Group Program study.
See the Course List and Descriptions for more details.

NRCSA programs will held an Orientation session locally. The orientation designed to provide students with important information about immigration, law of the countries, and the services offered by the school. The orientation program also helps you to acquaint to the educational and cultural atmosphere and provide an opportunity to meet other students.

First Day:
With regards to the program, all levels of the language are accepted, from complete beginner to advanced, and your exact level is determined by a placement test to make sure we put you in the right class. One of the unique things about the NRSCA program is the ability to combine the language classes with an extensive choice of culture classes. In addition to the language classes, we also include our culture and social events program in the afternoons for students to interact with other student and learn about the culture.

Teachers use our own course book, developed by a team of our teachers, for about half of the class, while the other half of the class is devoted to special class needs and supplements, such as selected audios, videos, and current readings.

All of our teachers are native speakers with university educations and are very experienced teaching Spanish to foreigners. Most have learned a second language themselves and understand the student's perspective. They are devoted to helping students best reach their goals and to keeping the classes enjoyable and entertaining.

Spanish Intensive Group
Group 24 lessons per week. The Intensive Group Program is aimed at students who wish to combine the study and learning of the language with free time for themselves. The program consists of 20 Spanish and 4 culture lessons per week in small groups. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes. 7 different levels, beginners to superior, are offered for this program with guided tours to museums (entrance fees not included), videos, and social activities are included. Culture and civilization classes are integrated into the program to enhance students' whole immersion education.
Spanish Intensive Course
suits students who need to improve their Spanish quickly in a short time. The full-time course of 30 lessons a week takes place in Madrid only and has a minimum age of 17. The course lasts one to four weeks and is open to all language levels.

Spanish Group & Tutor Courses

Group & Tutor Courses is offered throughout the year. The program consists of 20 lesson plus 5 or 10 lesson with a Tutor. It is designed for professionals, executives, civil servants and anyone else who needs to learn and improve the Spanish language in as short a time period as possible. Also, included 4 culture lessons per week in small groups.

Courses are taught with an emphasis on oral and written comprehension, presentations, cross-cultural analysis, case studies and group discussions. This program has Bildungsurlaub recognition in Germany.

Private Classes
Individual tuition suits people who want to improve their Spanish quickly. One-to-One tuition is completely tailor-made and therefore possible for all language levels. Materials from your work, your university, your exams, can be incorporated into the course. Two-to-one courses also available.

Spanish Semester Program

Semester Program Group 24 lessons per week. This program is aimed at those students who would like to learn Spanish "once and for all". It follows the same structure as the Intensive Group Spanish, with the same number of lessons per week (20 lessons + 4 culture lessons), the number of students per group, etc., and is economically priced. Also, it is included the arrival transfer from the airport.

The learning of the language, participating in everyday life, and the possibility of traveling around Spain give the student an in-depth experience of Spanish language and culture. Full-day excursions of 1 per month are offered (entrance fees not included).

For those students who wish to obtain academic credit for their Semester Program study, See the Course List and Descriptions for more details.

Study & Internship Program
This Study & Internship program combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Spanish Study program followed up with a minimum 6 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Internship placements are available in businesses and organizations in the following fields:
-International Business
-Law/Legal Studies
-Many other available upon request

For more information about this program, contact us!

DELE Exam Preparation Course

20 lessons per week, 5 to 9 students per class. The program is offered to intermediate level and above Spanish speakers who would like to attempt to pass the DELE exam for a diploma at the 'Inicial,' 'Intermedio,' or 'Superior' level.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 17 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult unless enrolled in the Teen Program. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

The school has official programs with a number of US and foreign universities. Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. schools consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.
For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
For general information on academic credit, please click here.


Certificates & Exams

All students receive the EIS Certificate after successful completion of their course. Bildungsurlaub recognition is available for the Group 5, Business and the Executive Programs.

The DELE diplomas are official diplomas given by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science which recognize the candidate as having a certain skill level in the Spanish language. DELE exams are held simultaneously in Madrid, Salamanca, Alicante, Cadiz in May & November.
Preparation for the following DELE exams is offered before the exams:

1. Diploma Incial

2. Diploma Básico

3. Diploma Superior

Price and preparation class date information can be found in Dates and Fees section.

Program Overview (PDF)


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