A Spanish course specialising in the history of Spain and cinema? Discover a unique personal enrichment programme at all levels.
What does the Spanish programme based on history and cinema consist of?
Introducing a unique method. A formula in which you will learn Spanish very quickly and efficiently. You will work on the main language skills, but in a practical and very dynamic way you will be able learn Spanish in a like-minded group context.
On the one hand, the course consists of a theoretical-accuracy part, in which the Get Up teachers give general Spanish lessons. On the other hand, we put into practice what we have learned by including it in lessons based on the history of Spain and the cinema.
A very effective formula that takes the student by the hand from the beginning and fosters extraordinarily interrelationships from the students in the class dynamically and practically in the service of learning living Spanish as presented on the big screen.
In addition, you will develop your knowledge of the history of Spain in a very profound way. This is a way to truly understand the culture of this country and to assimilate the convergent and divergent perspectives of Spanish thinking.
Cinema is a perfect complement. You will assimilate what you learn in class, you develop your listening skills and better understand Spanish from the first moments then greatly extend your capacity to comprehend the customs, the colours, the flavours and the idiosyncrasies of people of Spain.
Who is this programme for?
Everyone. Anyone interested in learning Spanish is a potential student of this programme. In addition, a student with any level is welcome.
What extra costs will I have with this programme?
Our prices are as quoted. This means no unexpected surprises that you did not budget for. We want our students to concentrate exclusively on getting the most out of this programme without having to worry about anything else.
How are the lessons taught on the Spanish course of history and cinema?
We are talking about a different type of course, very novel and with a methodology that aims to get students to participate in all classes through practice and through use of critical thinking skills. In this way we achieve a great interaction of all the members of the group and effective enrichment at all levels.
In the classes we introduce a theoretical part that concentrates on the development of the main language skills:
- Oral comprehension
- Written comprehension
- Oral expression
- Written Expression
Once the corresponding theoretical part has been assimilated, teaching staff are tasked to introduce dynamic methodologies to scrutinise subjects related to the history of Spain. The most important events that have marked history and so national character will be considered and debated by the students.
Intermittently, the teachers animate the dynamics of the classes by curating sections of films in which aspects of Spanish history is represented. In this audio-visual way we principally deliver two learning objectives: a consolidation of student comprehension from the theoretical classes to the development of communicative skills in the context of critical thinking.
Afterwards, also in class, the students initiate a debate, promoted and moderated by the teacher.
What are the levels, ages and duration of this programme?
Admission ages for this programme begin at age 18. On the other hand, the level of Spanish can be for beginners. This is not problematic as our teachers are able to grade by ability the content of classes very quickly and facilitate accelerated learning in a very short time to allow rapid progress.
The duration of each class is approximately 55 minutes. In total we have 20 weekly lessons.
Can I sign up for the activity programme?
Every week we organize a calendar of activities and excursions to which all students have free access. Almost all of them are free of charge and are flexible enough to incorporate the cultural and historical detours most relevant for this course.
It is a formula to ensure that students interact with each other and develop in real situations the communicative skills in relation to what they have learned in class.
Where can I stay during this Spanish course?
We offer you various types of accommodation, adapted to your needs and possibilities.
A formula that ensures a fuller immersion in the Spanish culture. You will live with a Spanish family, enjoying their social activities, their visits and excursions and their day-to-day life. Becoming a surrogate member of the family.
Accommodation in residence
You will be able to enjoy all kinds of comforts, being able to lodge in shared or individual room, according to your preferences.
Accommodation in an apartment
Both shared and individual. Always adapted to your needs. A formula for total independence.
What will I get with this Spanish course specialized in history and cinema?
From the beginning you will achieve a significant advance in the mastery of Spanish, you will accelerate your communicative facet and critical thinking skills in Spanish in real situations and you will enrich yourself with the historical culture of Spain presented through film and cinema.
The course includes:
- 20 Spanish lessons per week
- 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 Suoervisor
- Certificate of Attendance and Course Achievement
- Ages 18 and over
- Start every Monday of the year