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A placement exam is given to students with previous knowledge of Spanish on the first Monday of class. Results and class placement are posted the following day. Class size will never exceed 14, but normally classes are composed of 10 students or less. Total enrollment varies from 50 students in winter to a maximum of 250 students in the summer.

Grammar explanations are all given in Spanish. The text has been compiled by the academic directors based on their experience in teaching Spanish as a second language. Instructors also use a variety of exercises derived from other sources, including newspapers and magazines. Video, cassettes, slides, records and films are used to compliment the courses. Magazines, dictionaries, books, typewriter, games, etc. are available. Books used during the course are included in the price. Classes are held from 9:00 to 13:00, Monday - Friday.

The school offers the following levels of study:

  •   Beginners: 4 hours of language, beginning with vocabulary and grammar for the first weeks. Vocabulary is taught with the use of slides in order to avoid translation. As beginner progress, Spanish culture and folklore are gradually introduced during the last hour of class. Culture and folklore discussion topics are diverse in content - everything from cooking to bullfighting. Slides are also used here to facilitate comprehension and avoid translation.
  •   Intermediate level: 4 hours divided into one hour each of grammar; conversation; Spanish culture and folklore; and, practice including dictation, essay and exercises. Subjects such as Spanish fiestas, current events in Spain, or visits to the local Valencian landmarks. It normally takes 4-8 weeks to complete each Beginning and Intermediate level class.
  •   Advanced levels of Spanish include increased conversation and lectures on Spanish culture, ancient through current Spanish history, literature, and art. It normally takes 3 months to complete this level.

Group Program The Group program includes 20 hours of classes weekly. 4 levels, from elementary to advanced, are available with class subjects in grammatical structures, practical exercises, comprehension , conversation, vocabulary, composition, Spanish literature and culture. The program is offered throughout the year with stays from 2 weeks minimum. Students have use of video, cassettes, slides, records and films, as supplementary material, and two activities per week are included.

Group/Tutor Program The Group/Tutor program includes 20 hours per week of group classes, plus 5 private tutorial lessons per week,. Minimum program length is 2 weeks.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 17 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

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. Check with your own college or university for credit transfer.

For general information on academic credit, please click here.


Certificates & Exams

Upon completing a level, there will be a test to evaluate the progress in the course, which will be accredited by a school certificate as well as a personal report.

The Super Intensive Mini-Group Program is recognized in Germany as a Professional Training Program.

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. The exams are held in in May and November in various cities.
Preparation for the following DELE exams is offered at additional cost:

1. Diploma Incial

2. Diploma Básico

3. Diploma Superior

The Cámara Oficial de Comercio e Industria Exam is for intermediate and advanced student only. The exam will be given in Valencia. The preparation course is 4 weeks long.

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