The Courses

DILE runs a great variety of courses so that you can find the one which best suits your needs. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, just tell us what you need and we will propose a tailor-made solution for you.

STANDARD PROGRAMMES

These courses run all year and, thanks to their great flexibility, fulfil the requirements of a large number of students, who can choose the starting date, duration of the course, number of class hours per day and course content.

There is an average of 5 and a maximum of 8 students per group.

Lessons per week: 15 lessons (3 per day)
Length: 1 to 36 weeks

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures and lexical extension.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.

Lessons per week: 20 lessons (4 per day)
Length: 1 to 36 weeks

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures and lexical extension.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.
  4. Conversation

Lessons per week: 25 lessons (5 per day

Length: 1 to 36 weeks

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures and lexical extension.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.
  4. Conversation
  5. Optional course (*)

Observations:

(*) To be chosen from among those running each month: Communication Practice; Present-day Spain; Literature; History; Business; DELE; Translation, etc.

Lessons per week: 30 lessons (6 per day)

Length: 1 to 36 weeks

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures and lexical extension.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.
  4. Conversation
  5. Optional course I (*
  6. Optional course II (*)

Observations:

(*) To be chosen from among those running each month: Communication Practice; Present-day Spain; Literature; History; Business; DELE; Translation, etc.

Lessons per week: The student decides the number of lessons per day, dates and duration of the course.

Daily content:

DILE evaluates the student’s initial level of Spanish and draws up a programme according to the student’s aims and how much time the student has available for the course.  The student can request any of the subjects offered by DILE or topics of personal or professional interest.

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SPECIAL PURPOSE COURSES

These courses run in specific months of the year. Consult us for the exact dates.

There is an average of 5 and a maximum of 8 students per group.

Lessons per week: 10 lessons (2 per day)
Length: 2 to 6 weeks
Start: April, May, July, August, October and November
Students per group: Average 5 and maximum 8 students per group.

Daily content:
1.    Exam Techniques I
2.    Exam Techniques II

Observations:
Students who wish to do a more intensive course (15, 25, or 30 hours per week) can enrol in extra classes in listening comprehension or written Spanish.

Lessons per week: 20 lessons (4 per day)
Length: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks

Daily content:
1. Exam Techniques I
2. Exam Techniques II
3. Perfecting grammar
4. Communication practice

Observations:
Students who wish to do a more intensive course ( 25, or 30 hours per week) can enrol in extra classes in listening comprehension or written Spanish.

Lessons per week: 20 lessons (4 per day)
Length: 2 to 4 weeks
Start: February, March, June, July and August

Daily content:
1.Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures.
2.Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
3.Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.
4.Business Spanish I
5.Business Spanish II

Observations:
When they have finished the course, students who have gained a sufficient level of Spanish can take the exams of the Certificate in Business Spanish of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce: Certificado de Español Comercial de la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid

SUMMER PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS OF 14 TO 17 YEARS

DILE arranges immersion language stay programmes in collaboration with Spanish departments of universities, colleges and high schools (see group programmes). But if you would like to come by yourself, and you are still under 18, you can do the Spanish Course for Young People, which runs during the months of July and August. There is an average of 5 and a maximum of 8 students per group.

Lessons per week: 20 lessons (4 per day)
Length: 2 to 6 weeks
Start: Every Monday in July and August

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.
  4. Conversation

Observations:
Includes: course, host family accommodation in a single room with full board and one excursion per weekend

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LONG-TERM COURSES (with specific dates)

If you would like to come for several months (a term, semester or academic year) we advise you to do one or more of these courses. If the programme is suitable for your needs and you can fit in with the set dates you will make a considerable saving.

There is an average of 5 and a maximum of 8 students per group.

Lessons per week: 15, 20 or 25 hours per week
Length: 11 weeks
Start: At the beginning of January, April and October.

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.

Observations:
Students who wish to do a more intensive course can add the following to their course:
1 optional course (*)   for 20 hours / week courses)
2 optional courses(*)  for 25 hours / week courses)

(*) To be chosen from mong those running each month: Communication Practice; Present-day Spain; Literature; History; Business; DELE; Translation, etc.

Lessons per week: 20 lessons (4 hours per day)
Length: 33 weeks
Start: From 2nd October 2017 to 22nd June 2018

Daily content:

  1. Study and practice of Spanish language grammar structures.
  2. Written Spanish: reading comprehension, text analysis and writing.
  3. Communication practice: listening comprehension and speaking techniques.
  4. Spanish Culture, Literature, Business and DELE Courses
    • October to January: Spanish Culture and Present-Day Spain
    • February and March: Spanish and Latin American Literature
    • April, May and June: Business Spanish and DELE Preparation

Observations:
At the end of the course students will be able to sit the exams of the DELE (Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language) and the Diploma de Español Comercial de la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid (Business Spanish Diploma of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce).

Students who wish to do a more intensive course can add an extra hour of conversation per day. We recommend that students with a beginner or elementary level of Spanish do the course of 25 hours per week.

SPECIAL COURSES FOR GROUPS

  • Special courses in collaboration with companies, universities, schools, etc. aimed at school pupils, university students, associations, company staff, etc. The course programme, activities and accommodation type are chosen in accordance with the characteristics and interests of each group.

  • The duration of these programmes can be from 1 to 11 weeks, and they can take place during any dates of the year except between 23rd December and 7th January.

  • The number of class hours depends on the requirements and aims of each group; we offer programmes with 2 to 6 hours of class per day.

  • If the group requires, DILE will reserve accommodation (free for teachers or group leaders), arrange airport pick-up and draw up a specific programme of out-of-class activities.

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