A programme that combines the acquisition of both the Spanish language and culture through enriching yourself with in depth knowledge.
What is a Spanish course based on Spanish culture?
A programme capable of combining the teaching of Spanish as an additional language with the opportunity for students to enrich themselves culturally. Students will be able to assimilate the main cultural traits of Spain, the ways of thinking and perspectives of the inhabitants, and to better understand the many customs and traditions that accompany ‘being Spanish’.
It is a question of using ‘pace’, authentic learning materials and dynamism in the learning of the Spanish and a teaching methodology designed to effectively engage students and foment communicative participation and interaction in class.
Who is this Spanish course for?
In general, the programme is designed for any student of Spanish. It is a perfect formula for students to achieve progress in the mastery of the language while culturally enriching themselves with the Spanish tradition, its festivals, its most deeply rooted customs and the events that mark the way of being and thinking in Spain.
Any age is eligible to enrol on this Spanish programme although we recommend that the student is at least 17 years old.
Any level of Spanish is welcome from elementary to advanced.
Are there any extra costs associated with the course?
The cost of the course is as quoted. There are hidden charges or surprises.
You will get to know the main festivals in the country, the principal cities, the significant events that have marked our culture, the way Spaniards think and interact, etc.
What is the Spanish culture course like?
Especially designed for students who are looking for more than just a general course. A programme that also adds, through use of specific or authentic learning materials, realia, and audio-visual resources, a cultural vision of the country. Our objective is to achieve a formula able to combine language learning and cultural immersion which results in fuller personal enrichment.
There is no better way to learn a language than in getting to know its culture, traditions and way of thinking first hand. It avoids the pitfalls of methodologies considered mechanical or robotic. It is necessary then to immerse oneself in the culture in order to be saturated with the experience and be able to express oneself within the mindset of a true Spaniard.
The course consists of 20 lessons aimed at developing the main communicative skills of Spanish:
- Oral comprehension
- Written comprehension
- Oral expression
- Written Expression
Through this type of assimilation students are able to develop their communicative capacity extensively.
But in addition, the programme adds another 5 weekly lessons, based on Spanish culture. You will discover how and why we Spaniards think differently. You will begin to appreciate our traditions and festivals even more and you will gain further insights into our idiosyncrasies.
How are the Spanish teachers of this course?
Our teaching team is fully qualified and experienced. They have an accredited qualification for teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
Will I be able to do complementary activities?
Get Up Idiomas offers a complete weekly programme of activities specifically designed to achieve the full participation of our students.
Most of these activities are free of charge and are the perfect complement for you to put into practice what your classroom learning in a real environment.
Where can I stay during this Spanish culture course?
We propose several accommodation options, adapted to your needs and circumstances.
Accommodation in residence
You can take advantage of all kinds of comforts, being able to lodge in shared or individual room, according to your preferences.
A formula that offers full immersion in the Spanish culture. You will live with a Spanish family, take part in their social activities, visits and excursions and their day-to-day life. Becoming a surrogate member of the family.
Accommodation in apartment
Both shared and individual. Always adapted to your needs. A formula for total independence.
What will I get with this Spanish culture course?
From the start you will achieve a significant advance in your mastery of Spanish; you will accelerate your communicative fluency in Spanish in real situations and you will enrich yourself with the culture of Spain.
The course includes:
- 20 Spanish lessons per week + 5 specific Spanish culture lessons
- Accommodation in residence, apartment or even family, depending on the option chosen
- Programme of complementary activities
- Weekend excursions
- 24-hour emergency phone number
- Get Up Languages Supervisor
- Certificate of Attendance and Course Achievement
- Ages 18 and over
- Starts every Monday of the year