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Program & Admission Information - Montevideo, Uruguay  



The methodology is flexible, and can be tailored to the needs of students. By adapting a carefully studied active method of teaching the individual needs of each student in the group can be met. This ensures a more stimulating and interesting learning experience, and helps the student to retain more of what they learn. Students will learn the necessary skills they communication outside of the classroom. Four linguistic skills are applied: Comprehension; Oral Expression; Reading; Written Expression.

All students take part in following classroom activities:

  • Correction of Homework and Reviewing Difficulties: The homework consists of exercises, grammar work and in some cases the preparation of a topic by one of the students to be presented to the rest of the group. This helps each student to attain autonomy and practice in both spoken and written Spanish. The new grammar that is taught will be repeated at the end of each lessons, both oral and written.

  • Conversation: Each group can choose a topic of conversation either from a list provided by the teacher or they provide their own according to their interest. This segment of class time in held either in the school, outside on the square, on the beach, or in the market.

  • Grammar: Grammar is taught as it is used in everyday language. Attention is paid to both the spoken and written language bearing in mind the needs of the individual student. Through practical situations the teacher explains the newly learned grammar.

  • Current Events: The Spanish press will be used as a basis for discussion about current events and Spanish and Latin American culture.

  • Audio-Visual Activities: Using television news broadcasts or movies, songs on the radio and slides of history and/or literature, students will be questioned by the teacher as to what is being conveyed in Spanish. The students will then listen and/or view the material again to deduce whether or not they are correct and a final exercise will be given.
For student enrolled in the Superintensive Course or those who study for 4 weeks or more, the following activities are also included:
  • History, Art & Theatre: Study of Spanish and Latin American history, art and theatre. Work is based on books and/or audio-visual material.

  • Essays: The student can choose a book from the library and will write a weekly essay about it.

  • School Magazine: The school publishes its own monthly magazine and each group will receive one particular subject and one general subject from the teacher to work on. Students will be given a deadline date to hand in the materials. Computers, the library, daily press and a dictionary will be provided to accomplish the task. Each student will receive a certificate stating their collaboration of editing the magazine.

Spanish Intensive Course

Group 20 hours per week. The Intensive Course consists of four lessons daily incorporating grammar, conversation and practical application of Spanish. There is a maximum of 8 students per class and each lesson has a duration of 55 minutes. Classes are held in the mornings.

Spanish Intensive Plus Course

Group 30 hours per week. The Course consists of six lessons daily incorporating the same elements of the Intensive Course but with more focus on conversation and practical application of Spanish. There is a maximum of 6 students per class and each lesson has a duration of 55 minutes. Classes are held in the mornings.

Intensive Plus Tutor Course
Group/Tutor 25 hours per week: 20 hours Group + 5 hours Tutor. The Intensive Plus Tutor Course combines four lessons daily of the Intensive Course with two lessons daily of private tutorial lessons which are adapted to the needs of the student. Each lesson has a duration of 55 minutes. Group classes are held in the mornings while the Tutor classes take place in the afternoons.

Spanish One and One Course
20 hours per week. The Tutor course consists of four lessons daily adapted to the specific and individual needs of the student. Each lesson has a duration of 55 minutes and are held either in the mornings or afternoons.

Children's Spanish Group Course
8 - 15 years. 15 hours per week. This is a special course for children aged 8 through 15 years. It consists of three lessons daily incorporating basic grammar, conversation and educational games. There is a maximum of 6 students per class and each lesson has a duration of 55 minutes.
  •   Please Note: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Course is offered all year-round, however, there may not be other children attending at certain times of the year.

Study & Volunteer Program
This Study & Volunteer program in Montevideo combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Study program followed up with a 4 week minimum volunteer placement in the community.

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

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

The organizations we work with are all non-profit organizations which work to improve the day-to-day reality and future prospects of children, teenagers, young adults, adults and families in Uruguay.  They promote a culture of respect, education, health, well-being and diversity, which are values we expect our volunteers to share.

Placement opportunities include the following:

• Social Services
• Health Care
• Orphanage
• Teaching
• Language Teacher
• Ranch Stay
• Family and Early Childhood Centers
• Support with the CLAVES Program- CLAVES is an abuse prevention and non-violence program, which combats sexual, physical, and emotional abuse toward children and adolescents.

For more information about this program, contact us!

Spanish & Tango
This Spanish & Tango program combines Spanish classes with immersion in the world of Tango.

Tango is one of the River Plate region’s most famous exports and the art form is thriving in Uruguay. Students will take Spanish classes with an experienced Tango teacher and professional dancer, who is well-connected within the Tango community of Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

She will brief you on the principles of the music and the dance, as well as on the history and culture of Tango.

You will also have the chance to enjoy live Tango music, and a spectacular Tango show. You’ll normally go to Spanish classes in the mornings and go to Tango classes and excursions in the afternoons and evenings several days a week.

This program includes 3 Tango classes per week (2 private and 1 group).

Spanish Executive/Business Course
The Courses was design for business people needing a basic adequate knowledge of Spanish plus acquiring skills and vocabulary for use in the commercial world.

Individual needs met. Four group lessons and 1 one to one or 2 individual lessons daily


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 16 years and older are welcomed in adult courses. Students age 8 through 15 years and that are accompanied by an adult are welcome in the Children's Group Course. All students are welcome 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. universities 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 click here.



Each student receives a certificate of attendance. For those students. For those students who participate in the editing of the school magazine, an additional certificate will be issued.

Students who elect to take a test at the end of their course and pass this test can obtain a diploma which will be sent to them via mail.

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Intensive Course
Superintensive Course
Intensive + Tutor Course
Tutor Course
Children's Group Course

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