Spanish Courses in Almunecar, Spain
Full immersion Spanish courses are offered in the town of Almuñecar, a small town located in the Granada portion of the Costa del Sol – also known as the Costa Tropical – 52 miles from the city of Granada and 57 from Malaga, two towns with good communication networks. Its economy is based on agriculture, fishing and tourism. Historically speaking, it has been home to Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs until the arrival of Christians. There are still traces of these cultures in the town, the most representative being El Castillo de San Miguel (San Miguel Castle), a fortress used by the Arabs in their time, and the ancient Acueducto Romano (Roman Aqueduct), still in use. A visit to the Museo Arqueologico de Almuñecar is one way of tracing the history of Spain.
Almuñecar also has several miles of beach, which attracts many tourists. It has a hotel/hostal network in accordance with its size, with a large variety of services of all types, allowing a pleasant stay and moderate prices, when you consider that this area welcomes mainly Spanish visitors.
To sum it all up, Almuñecar is a mosaic of elements of history and modernity, leisure time and culture, giving a typically Spanish character to the town. When it comes to the weather, Almuñecar is located in the Tropic of Europe. Its geographical location and its good weather (average temperatures of 29º C in summer and 18º C in winter) serve to illustrate this fact. The Tropical Valley surrounds the town and in it can be found plantations of custard apples, avocados, mangos and babaco, all of which can only be produced in this area of Spain. Excellent location for Full Immersion Spanish Courses during your Winter Vacation!
Tropical Coast Languages – Spanish Courses in Almunecar, Spain(formerly Instituto Mediterraneo Sol)
Tropical Coast Languages can be found in Plaza Fabriquilla, in the town center, 100 yards from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall). It is a small Spanish school which has been offering Spanish courses in Almunecar since 1992. The Tropical Coast Languages School has classrooms equipped with TV’s, video and DVD players, a library with Spanish titles including videos and DVDs, and a computer room with free internet access. The language teachers at Tropical Coast Languages have superior degrees in Philology in addition to their teaching training certificate (CAP). Special subject teachers have degrees in their respective specialties (Business Spanish, Literature, etc.). Each student will have at least two teachers during the course. The teaching staff is coordinated by the Head of the Institute. In addition to their teaching duties, all their staff is available to help you in any way or to provide you with any information you may require.
The teaching will be carried out entirely in Spanish using direct methods and looking for mental association between the concept and the corresponding words in Spanish. Vocabulary and grammar are learnt using situations which will help to be understood.
Tropical Coast Languages emphasizes the continual practice in written and spoken language in their Spanish Courses. There will be various exercises to practice different grammar structures, dictations, essays, reading with special attention to phonetics, and free or controlled conversation in Spanish. All these exercises will be checked by the teachers.
Please click on the following tabs for more information on the Spanish Courses in Almunecar:
Spanish Courses in Almunecar – 2016:
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
All Spanish Courses include: number of lessons as indicated below (each group lesson is 45 minutes long, private lessons are 60 minutes long), study materials and books (text books are loaned and must be returned at the end of your stay), use of computer, video and library, Internet access with free e-mail services. Class Size for Group Spanish Courses: 8 students per class maximum (10 in summer!)
Tropical Coast Language Spanish Courses – Options:
Intensive Spanish Course 20: 20 Spanish lessons per week (4 lessons per day from Monday to Friday) in a small group class . All levels from Beginner to Advanced. Courses start every Monday for all levels.
Intensive Spanish Course 25: 25 Spanish lessons per week (5 lessons per day from Monday to Friday) in a small group class. All levels from Beginner to Advanced. Courses start every Monday for all levels.
Super Intensive Spanish Course 30: 30 Spanish lessons per week (6 lessons per day from Monday to Friday) in a small group class. All levels from Beginner to Advanced. Courses start every Monday for all levels.
Combined Spanish Course 20+5: 20 Spanish lessons (4 lessons per day from Monday to Friday) in a small group class PLUS 5 Private Spanish lessons per week. All levels from Beginner to Advanced. Courses start every Monday for all levels.
Private Spanish Courses: Students may choose either 10 or 20 One-to-One Spanish lessons per week (more hours per week also available upon request). Private lessons are a full 60 minutes each!. The private Spanish Courses can be tailored to each student’s specific needs. All levels from Beginner to Advanced. Private Spanish Courses start every Monday for all levels.
Spanish Courses in Almunecar – Prices 2016:
|Course Description:||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course I - 20 lessons per week||$222||$408||$581||$742||$148|
|Intensive Spanish Course II - 25 lessons per week||$278||$510||$727||$927||$185|
|Super Intensive Spanish - 30 lessons per week||$334||$612||$871||$1,112||$222|
|Combined Spanish Course - (20 group + 5 private lessons per week)||$377||$680||$983||$1,285||$303|
|On-to-One Course - (10 private lessons per week)||$309||$618||$309|
|On-to-One Course - (20 private lessons per week)||$618||$1,236||$618|
Spanish Courses in Almunecar – Starting dates 2016:
Group and Private Spanish Courses for all levels start EVERY Monday
Holidays 2016: 1 January, 6 January, 29 February, 25 March, 2 May, 24 June, 15 August, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December. The school is closed from 23 Dec. 2016 to 2 Jan. 2017. Classes missed due to holidays are not made up (except for One-to-One courses).
Additional Spanish Courses available at Tropical Coast Languages: (please contact us for prices and details)
SPANISH SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENS.
Teachers Training Spanish Courses
DELE preparation courses
Long Term Spanish Courses
Tropical Coast Languages – Accommodations in Almunecar – Prices 2016
Tropical Coast Languages offers accommodations in carefully selected host families (single room or double room occupancy available for students traveling together) or in shared apartments (single room or double room for students traveling together).
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: (Single room / 2 meals a day)||$218||$435||$653||$870||$218|
|Host Families: (Single room / 3 meals a day)||$242||$485||$727||$969||$242|
|Apartment Share Low Season: (Single room / no meals)**||$148||$284||$408||$519||$105|
|Apartment Share High Season: (Single room / no meals)**||$178||$341||$489||$623||$126|
** IMPORTANT: There is a surcharge for apartment during HIGH season: any weeks between 1 July and 30 Sept.
Tropical Coast Languages – Activities:
In addition to the Spanish Courses, Tropical Coast Languages organizes activities on a regular basis. The following activities are included in the price of the courses, participation is optional:
- Conferences on the literature, history, art, etc., of Spain and Latin-America.
- Informal talks of current topics related to the Hispanic world, with the aid of slides, videos, etc.
- Poetry workshop, with studies of different Hispanic poets and their work.
- Latin-American and Spanish music workshop.
- Series of Spanish films with daily showing of a recent film from Spanish cinema, directed by representative and current film-makers such as Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Saura, Alejandro Amenábar…
- Class on Latin-America, with videos and informal talks.
- Various fiestas and free sangría, a typical Andalusian drink.
- Mountain biking, both in the town and in its neighboring rural areas. Those who are following our courses can use the bikes within the hours that they are not needed for the scheduled rides.
- Beach volleyball.
- Football and basketball.
- Visit to the Valle Tropical (Tropical Valley), including a walk and lectures on crops growing and their organisation.
- Visit to the ancient part of the town with a lecture on its history.
Additionally students can also participate in the following optional activities (extra cost involved!). The price of these activities will be kept to a minimum, enough to cover costs such as transport, entrance fees or necessary materials.
- Cooking workshop, with the preparation of dishes typical of Spanish gastronomy.
- Visit to the Alhambra and the Generalife.
- Visit to shows taking place in town.
- Paella on the beach.
- Visit to the Archaeological Museum.
- Visit to the Ornithological Park.
- Boat trips.
- Horse-back riding.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers from Malaga airport or Granada airport are available upon request at an additional charge of USD 125 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.