Spanish Language Centre

Avda Ricardo Soriano 36, Edf Maria III, 3rd floor - Marbella

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THE SCHOOL

Spanish Language Center (SLC) is a Language school founded by the organization International Au-Pairs Language Abroad Group (IA&LA) in 1988. Since then it is a centre of excellent prestige in the language-learning world.
Our school is specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, it is certified by INSTITUTO CERVANTES. It is also a member of CSN (Central Committee of Financial Aid for Students)
The Spanish language school is located in Marbella. Our students are adults (+16 years old), with a maximum of 12 students, with an average of 3 to 6 per class.

Whoever you are, whether a university student, business executive, teacher or doctor, if you have decided to learn the purest Spanish, we are sure that we can offer you the very best Spanish language programme, designed according to your individual purposes and needs.

S.L.C. offers an excellent wide range of Spanish language programmes with qualified and experienced teaching staff. In addition of ensuring that your stay remains an unforgettable experience, we aim to ensure that your Spanish course is a success one: By providing a highly effective and proved teaching system, modern school premises, a study and reading room, plus personal attention (inside and outside the classroom) combined with various options of lodging.
Our Spanish Language Center is located in one of the most pristine areas of Marbella. It is situated in the heart of the city, 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and the beautiful old town and easily accessible by bus.
The school is situated on penthouse of a 3 storey building. One amazing part of the building is the sun terrace of about 1.000 m2 with wonderful views to the whole city and the sea, where students can also take their Spanish lessons, especially in summer.
We offer 8 bright classrooms, a very large reception room, which is a common room containing a snack and refreshment machine, a multimedia room, with use of tablets and computers. Furthermore, there is an audio-visual room to watch movies which includes a library. All the rooms are decorated in a Spanish style, fitted with learning tools and air conditioning (hot and cold for those hot summer days and cool winter mornings) in order to make the students stay as pleasant as possible.
In addition there is free Wi-Fi Access in the entire school for all students.
TEACHING STAFF
The S.L.C. teaching staff is highly competent and specially trained group of teachers whose speciality lies in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. All teachers have a University degree and are native Spanish speakers. There is great importance put on their professional as well as their interpersonal skills, which ensures a warm and friendly atmosphere for the students.
Our teachers' goal is to help the students intensively develop their reading, writing and speaking skills in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Each student receives personal attention, inside and outside the classroom. This helps the students solve problems that may arise in addition to improving their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

REASONS AND ADVANTAGES TO STUDY AT SLC

• More than 16 years of experience in the language learning world.
• Complete flexibility, you can study from a minimum of 1 week to as long as required.
• The mix of our students varies from 16 - 74 years (until now) and they come from more than 40 countries around the world
• Up-to-dated learning methodology and a small class size (maximum of 12 students per class with an average of 3-6) to guarantee a learning process.
• Duration of the lessons: 55 minutes, which granted study the lessons in depth.
• We offer 6 different levels of Spanish, from totally beginners to proficiency level, that is, all the levels that are established in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
• The general Spanish Programmes for all levels start every Monday throughout the year.
• We have different offer packages according to the duration of the course and the type of lodging.
• A serious, but very warm and welcoming environment with well trained and highly qualified teachers and a team which helps you anywhere and anytime.
• A wide range of leisure time activities such as interesting cultural workshops and excursions.
• The school is situated in the centre of Marbella and easily accessible by bus.
• The School is a homologated centre to prepare the official Spanish exams called Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) by Instituto Cervantes.
If you think that all this suits you, come and join us - you will not be disappointed! We will gladly welcome you to the S.L.C. world and make your stay as pleasant as possible, with nice and unforgettable memories of our school, city and country.
We look forward to welcoming you soon at our Spanish Language Center ¡Hasta pronto!
OFFICIAL RECOGNITIONS

Through regular revisions and controls by experts, such as Instituto Cervantes, SLC offers and guarantees the highest quality in all areas. We are committed to review the language programmes, the accommodation and all other activities regularly and strive to make improvements. Especially the well-being of the participant is particularly close to our hearts and we promise to make your stay as pleasant as possible and are available for any requests at any time. The SLC team guarantees that our offers and descriptions comply 100% with the reality. You can see details of the controls and safeguards of our quality anytime from the data of the responsible control organisations and inspection agencies.

A SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY THE INSTITUTO CERVANTES

WHY STUDY SPANISH IN A SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY THE INSTITUTO CERVANTES?
The network of educational organisations consists of institutions that are tested and approved entirety by the Instituto Cervantes. The language centres form the network of partner facilities of the Instituto Cervantes, if they are located outside Spain, and the Federation of Recognised Educational Institutions of the Instituto Cervantes, within Spain.

The Instituto Cervantes performs regular checks, controls and updates every two years the official certification and approval requirements. An institution accredited by the Instituto Cervantes has the following characteristics:
• The facility meets all quality requirements to teach Spanish as a foreign language.
• The establishment meets the applicable statutory requirements to carry out the teaching.
• The school has cutting-edge, high-quality teaching and learning materials.
• Teachers have a professional and academic education in the foreign language teaching.
• The school has a didactic pedagogical system, which guarantees a learning success.
• The institution sets a maximum number of students per class, to promote the individual learning process.
• The advertising of the offered services are truthful and are fully realized.
• The school describes in detail the exact prices for the programmes and the additional services.
• Complaints, or requests of any kind will be accepted, processed and answered immediately.

I.A.P.A

The IAPA was founded in 1994 to give service and guidance to young people who wish to work as au pairs abroad. Also IAPAs aim is to help host families who require these services. In addition, it provides access to a network of highly professional organizations, which provide these cultural exchange programmes. Since its inception, the IAPA has been setting the standards of high quality and excellence for the au-pair industry and is one of the most experienced and renowned organizations in this area. The IAPA is an independent association within the legal framework of the FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations) where you will also find ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organizations) which is also in cooperative relationship with IAPA.

WYSE TRAVEL CONFEDERATION
The World Youth Student & Education Travel Confederation is the world’s biggest and most successful federated network of tour operators and agencies that support young adults who want to educate themselves in a foreign country. Everyone involved in WYSE is constantly endeavoured to further develop and establish this market.
CSN
Our school and study programmes are accredited by CSN (Central Committee of Financial Aid for Students) from Sweden. This entity is administered by the Sweden educational organism, which grants loans and economical aids for the studies, what is an important support for Swedish students who want to learn or improve the Spanish language in Spain.
The Swedish organization CSN confirms the high quality of our Spanish courses and our Swedish students will be able to receive scholarships to participate in any courses that we offer during the year.
BILDUNGSURLAUB

Bindungsurlaub is a grant that local and regional German governments give to qualified professionals in different areas. They are “Additional leave” which employees can take advantage of in the form of linguistic advancement for those who want to improve their knowledge in languages and in other fields. In the case of languages the grant consists in a Super-Intensive Spanish Course, 6 hours per day with a total of 30 hours per week.
People who are granted are professionals with high cultural and professional level. The conditions and requirements for this grant are stablished by the different German governments.

ACTIVITIES
Besides our cultural activities, which take place during the week (Spanish dance, city tours, cultural workshops, welcome dinner, going to tapas bars, exhibitions, debates about Spanish and Latin American films and others that are included in the price of the course), we also offer the possibility of visiting another places with cultural and touristic interest: Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba, Gibraltar, Ronda, Tarifa and its beaches, and other near destinies you wish.
We also organize optional weekend excursions to all cities of Spain (especially to those which are of cultural importance). To the heavenly beaches in Tarifa, to historical buildings –such as the Alhambra of Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba, Madrid and Barcelona, to the mysterious Morocco, etc. They are offered at reasonable prices. Of course, we can also organize individual excursion wishes.
SPECIAL SERVICES
• Information of telephone cards and rental of mobile phones, bicycles, apartments, cars etc.
• Reservation of hotels, hostels, flight tickets and organisation of excursions.
• Necessary documentation for the procurement of the visa for those students who come from a country where it is required.
• Student's book library and audio-video library.
• Study and reading room.
• Books and movies for loan.
• Free access to internet and e-mail (ADSL/Wi-Fi connection).
• Free access to PCs and tablets.
• Possibility to send and receive e-mails free.
• Possibility to send faxes to Marbella, Spain, E.U. and other countries.
• Preparation of your CV in Spanish.
• Daily interchange with native speaker.
• Registration to DELE exams (official Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera)
• Recruiting Spanish families (for a homestay or au-pair programme).
• Transfer from and to Málaga airport or any other pick up location.
• Send and receive money in our offices of MONEYTRANS.
• We offer insurances for those students who will come to Spain
• We are there for any enquiry 24 hours!!

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Shared Apartment
  • Language and Au pair study
  • Film
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Application_Form_and_General_Conditions_SLC.pdf


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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, One-to-One, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
COURSES AND PRICES
Spanish Language Courses
At S.L.C. we believe that real learning is not simply confined to memorising a series of grammatical facts isolated from their context and the surrounding world. So, we focus on the development of the communication and speaking skills, which are the best way to learn a language. Our Spanish school wishes to immerse students in the Spanish life style and the culture, through the most modern and effective teaching techniques (using role-plays, rhythm exercises, word games, authentic material, use of new technologies, practices in real contexts, etc.). At the same time, we prepare students for real intercultural communication. We offer the following wide range of Spanish language programmes that emphasize the participant's ability to communicate.
The registration fee is 55€ and includes:
• Welcome pack with the school brochure and a map of Marbella.
• Level test and exams during the course
• Extra complementary material that the student needs in class
• Cultural and linguistic immersion activities
• Wi-Fi
• Access to the study and reading room
• Books and films for loan
• Attendance certificate
• 2 extra free lessons of Spanish Culture every week (Spanish cooking and gastronomy, excursion around Marbella, sevillanas dance, Spanish and Hispano-Americans literature, History or any subject which is interesting for the students, provided that there is a minimum of 3 students enrolled in the activity)

The price for the textbook is 25€, includes a CD with all the listening. It is obligatory for all the courses except for the online course and private lessons.

INTENSIVE 20
All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 20
Lessons per day: 4 (from Monday to Friday)
Duration of the course: Minimum 1 week

Timetable:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-14.00 X X X X X

Price:
1-4 weeks 145€/week
5-9 weeks 135€/week
10+ weeks 120€/week

This course is focused on students who wish to improve their Spanish during their stay. The speaking skill is the goal of the course. It consists of 10 grammar and vocabulary lessons per week, and 10 conversation, pronunciation, reading and speaking lessons per week.
We use textbooks, table games, magazines and interactive materials. The course also offers the possibility of knowing the local culture.
SUPER-INTENSIVE 30
All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 30
Lessons per day: 6 (from Monday to Friday)
Duration of the course: Minimum 1 week

Timetable:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-14.00 X X X X X
2 extra hours To confirm on the first day

Price:
1-4 weeks 245€/week
5-9 weeks 235€/week
10+ weeks 225€/week

This course is focused on students who wish to improve their Spanish and get a higher level during their stay. The speaking skill is the goal of the course. It consists of 2 daily lessons to work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary plus 2 lessons focused on speaking and writing skills. The 2 extra lessons are focused on specific topics that include: fluency and vocabulary acquisition, cultural knowledge, idioms, etc.
The course also offers the possibility of knowing the local culture and practising the theory. We use textbooks, table games, magazines and interactive materials.

SEMI-INTENSIVE 10

All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 10
Lessons per day: 2 (from Monday to Friday)
Duration of the course: Minimum 1 week

Timetable:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X X X

Price:
1-4 weeks 120€/ week
5-9 weeks 110€/week
10+ weeks 95€/week

This course is focused on students who wish to improve their Spanish during their stay. The speaking skill is the goal of the course. It consists of 10 grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary lessons per week.
We use textbooks, table games, magazines and interactive materials. The course also offers the possibility of knowing the local culture.
SPECIAL 12
All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 12
Lessons per day: 4 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
Duration of the course: Modules of 4 weeks

Timetable:
Monday Wednesday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-14.00 X X X

Prices: 350€/ 4 weeks

The course is focused on speaking skills for those students who want to learn Spanish language and its culture, but they don´t have enough time to study, therefore there are 12 group lessons. It consists of 6 grammar and vocabulary lessons and 6 speaking, pronunciation, reading a writing lessons per week.
We use textbooks, table games, magazines and interactive materials. The course also offers the possibility of knowing the local culture.
The main advantage of this course is its price. It is necessary to book a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks.

SPECIAL 10

All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 10
Lessons per day: 3 (Monday, Wednesday) and 4 (Friday)
Duration of the course: Modules of 4 weeks
Timetable:

Monday Wednesday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-13.05 X X X
13.05-14.00 X

Price: 290€/ 4 weeks

The course is focused on speaking skills for those students who want to learn Spanish language and its culture, but they don´t have enough time to study, therefore there are 10 group lessons. It consists of 6 grammar and vocabulary lessons and 4 speaking, pronunciation, reading a writing lessons per week.
We use textbooks, table games, magazines and interactive materials. The course also offers the possibility of knowing the local culture.
The main advantage of this course is its price. It is necessary to book a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks.

SPECIAL AU-PAIRS

All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes

10 LESSONS PER WEEK 12 LESSONS PER WEEK
Duration of the course: Modules of 4 weeks
Timetable:
Monday Wednesday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-13.05 X X X
13.05-14.00 X
Price:
200€/ 4 weeks
Duration of the course: Modules of 4 weeks

Timetable:
Monday Wednesday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-14.00 X X X

Price: 220€/ 4 weeks

These courses offer a special price for those Au-Pairs who have short time and wish to learn Spanish during their stay. The courses are focused on speaking skills. In the lessons students practise grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, reading and writing. We use textbooks, table games, magazines and interactive materials.

The course offer the possibility of knowing the culture and local habits with different free activities, such as Spanish cuisine, visits to different parts of Marbella, culture lessons, history lessons, etc. In this way, Au-pairs can obtain more experience with Spanish culture and a better integration with the host family.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students
DELE INTENSIVE 25
All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 20 + 5
20 lesson in a group + 5 one-to-one lessons focused on DELE.
Lessons per day: 5 (from Monday to Friday)
Duration of the course: Minimum 1 week

Timetable:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10.00-11.50 X X X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-14.00 X X X X X
1 extra hour To confirm on the first day

Price:
Application fee: 55€
1-4 weeks 270€/week
5-9 weeks 250€/week
10+ weeks 220€/week

DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is an official certificate that certifies the grade of mastery and competence of the Spanish language and it is granted by Instituto Cervantes in behalf of the Education, Culture and Sports Ministry of Spain. This certificate has an indefinite term and is internationally recognized by public and private teaching systems and institutions, international cooperation agencies, chambers of commerce, official schools of languages, foundations, companies and other entities such as Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations (CEOE). This certificate is essentially important for those students who would like to study in any Spanish University, as well as those who want to work in a Spanish speaking country.
This course consists of 20 lessons in group plus 5 lessons mainly focused on reinforcing concrete contents of every exam, as well as the structure and division, though practical classes and specific materials for DELE. This course prepares students to pass the DELE exam in its six different levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
For further information about DELE, please, contact us in our offices or on the website of Instituto Cervantes: http://diplomas.cervantes.es
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
ONLINE
All levels
1 lesson: 60 minutes
Lessons per week: Flexible
Lessons per day: Flexible
Duration of the course: Flexible
Timetable: Flexible

Prices:
Application fee 55€
Individual 30€
5 hours 125€
10 hours 225€
If you are interested in a personalised method of teaching, we offer private online lessons tailor-made for the specific needs of a student, using interactive platform. Classes are private and the student can set up his/her own timetable (from Monday to Friday and from 10.00 a.m. to 20.00 p.m.). We will design a Spanish programme, which is completely geared towards your needs (grammar, conversation, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary), as well as any area of your specific interest (business, Spanish history, art, literature, culture, etc.).
The student has the option to have lessons focused on Spanish for business. Whether the student´s knowledge is intermediate or advance, they will gradually work on specific business vocabulary and expressions (specific vocabulary, correspondence, documentation, C.V. job interviews, etc.), depending on the area chosen: hostelry, banks, marketing and sales, publish relationships, administration, etc.)
An example how we do this can be found online, simply follow the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQTG91A8ua8
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
ACADEMIC YEAR
All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Lessons per week: 20
Lessons per day: 4 (from Monday to Friday)
Duration of the course: 36 weeks
Timetable:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00-11.50 X X X X X
11.50-12.10 BREAK
12.10-14.00 X X X X X

Price: 4.320€

Through our experience in Spanish language courses for foreigners, we are sure that the recommendable stay in Spain is 9 months (36 weeks) to get to know the culture as well as to obtain a good language knowledge. For this reason, we have designed this special programme. Students not only will highly improve their language skills but also will completely immerse in the Spanish culture and life style of the locals and will get to know Spanish habits, characteristics, history etc. Thus, students can really live the Spanish way of life.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMMES
• GROUPS

All levels
1 lesson: 55 minutes
Timetable: Flexible
Lessons per week: Flexible
Lessons per day: Flexible
Duration of the course: Flexible
Price: For further information, please contact us.
These programmes are specially designed for groups of at least 8 students who wish to participate in a special designed Spanish course according to their individual preferences and needs. The group leader or/and teacher will get a Spanish course free. The group selects the course contents, the number of Spanish lessons they would like to attend (a minimum of 10 lessons per week). Further, the group members can freely decide which different types of cultural activities, excursions, lodging and transfers they wish like to realize. We will help with everything and we are open for any questions.
We establish two types of groups:
Open Group: All students participating in this group do not have the same level of the Spanish knowledge. However, their language lessons are being taught separately, but they realise their cultural classes and leisure activities all together. This kind of programme is only available for students who participate in one of our general Spanish courses (maximum 12 students per classroom).
Closed Group: All students participating in this group have the same level of Spanish, so they are placed in the full course together, within the same classroom (maximum 12 students per class). They receive their cultural classes and enjoy the leisure activities all together.

• ONE-TO-ONE

All levels
1 lesson: 60minutos
Timetable: Flexible
Lessons per week: Flexible
Lessons per day: Flexible
Duration of the course: Flexible
Price:
Application fee: 55€
Individual 30 €
Module of 5 hours 125 €
Module of 10 hours 225 €

If you are interested in a personalised method of teaching, we offer private lessons tailor-made for the specific needs of a student. Classes are private and the student can set up his/her own timetable (from Monday to Friday and from 10.00 a.m. to 20.00 p.m.). We will design a Spanish programme, which is completely geared towards your needs (grammar, conversation, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary), as well as any area of your specific interest (business, Spanish history, art, literature, culture, etc.).
The student has the option to have lessons focused on Spanish for business. Whether the student´s knowledge is intermediate or advance, they will gradually work on specific business vocabulary and expressions (specific vocabulary, correspondence, documentation, C.V. job interviews, etc.), depending on the area chosen: hostelry, banks, marketing and sales, publish relationships, administration, etc.)
• SPANISH + GOLF/SEVILLANAS DANCE/ DIVING
If you are interested in taking a Spanish language course together with an exclusive leisure time course or a cultural one (Golf, Spanish dance, Diving and other activities), we can design the very best programme, which combine both. Please contact us for more details.
• SPANISH NATIONALITY
A new law has been passed by the Ministry of Justice. According to this law if a person would like to acquire the Spanish nationality should pass a Spanish language exam, the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE A2 level) and an exam of constitutional and cultural knowledge of Spain, the CCSE (Prueba de Conocimientos constitucionales y socioculturales de España). If you are from a Spanish speaking country, you have to pass only the CCSE exam.
Prepare these exams with us!!! You can choose among the different language courses SLC offers, and a module of 15 lessons. These lessons are focused on the acquisition of the necessary knowledge to pass CCSE, such as culture, economics, history, geography, government, etc.
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