Spanish Courses in Salamanca, Spain at Estudio Sampere
Estudio Sampere is a well-known Spanish language school established in 1956. It is also a founding member of IALC (International Association of Language Centers), a member of various chambers of commerce, and it has received the CEELE seal of approval through the University of Alcala. It is also an Associated Instituto Cervantes center, attesting to the high quality of their Spanish courses. All Estudio Sampere Spanish schools offer individual attention in small classes, quality teaching in a friendly environment, qualified Spanish teachers, up-to-date materials, an international atmosphere, flexible starting dates, social and cultural activities and a choice of excellent value accommodations. Estudio Sampere is committed to quality – a key factor in their long-lasting success. Their books and teaching material have all been developed in-house, taking into consideration the latest teaching methods as well as the experience of almost 50 years of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. All five schools meet the quality criteria that international organizations expect and demand.
Estudio Sampere has been offering Spanish Courses in Salamanca for over 30 years. The school is located in a pedestrian area in the center of town just 5 minutes away from Plaza Mayor (Main Square). The Spanish Language School premises, occupying the first floor of the building, are air-conditioned and adapted to language learning in small groups. The school has twelve classrooms and a library/video room. It is a small school offering an intimate and supportive family-like atmosphere.
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Spanish Courses in Salamanca at Estudio Sampere
Minimum age: 18. Maximum of 9 students per group (average of 6 students per class). Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
All prices include: number of Spanish lessons as specified, all teaching materials (course books on loan for the duration of the course), internet access, 1 month premium access to an online learning platform, many social events and certificate of completion. IMPORTANT: Please ADD a USD 49.00 school enrollment fee to all Estudio Sampere course prices.
Spanish Courses Offered:
Intensive 20 Spanish Course – Group 9 — Maximum of 9 students per class. 20 Spanish lessons per week. The Intensive course is available for a variety of levels from complete beginner up to advanced. The Intensive 20 Spanish Courses take place from Monday to Friday and consists of 20 group lessons of 45 minutes each per week. This course aims to develop the four main Spanish language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as improve grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Classes focus on communication, which will enable the student to enrich vocabulary, improve fluency and become more confident when using the language.
Intensive 25 Spanish Course – Group 9 — Maximum of 9 students per class. 20 Spanish lessons per week, + 5 conversation and/or cultural lessons weekly. The Intensive 25 course is available from complete beginner to advanced level. The Intensive 25 Spanish Course consists of 20 group lessons of 45 minutes each per week PLUS an additional 5 conversation and/or cultural lessons. This course aims to develop the four main Spanish language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as improve grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Classes focus on communication, which will enable the student to enrich vocabulary, improve fluency and become more confident when using the language.
Intensive 30 Spanish Course – Group 9 — Maximum of 9 students per class. 20 Spanish lessons per week, + 10 conversation and/or cultural lessons weekly. The Intensive 30 course is available from complete beginner to advanced level. The Intensive 30 Spanish Course consists of 20 group lessons of 45 minutes each per week PLUS an additional 10 conversation and/or cultural lessons. This course aims to develop the four main Spanish language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as improve grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Classes focus on communication, which will enable the student to enrich vocabulary, improve fluency and become more confident when using the language.
Intensive 20 PLUS 5 Spanish Course – Group 9 plus Private lessons — Maximum of 9 students per class in group portion of program. 20 group Spanish lessons per week PLUS 5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly. The private portion of the course is tailored to each student’s specific needs and can focus on any topic desired such as Business, Legal or Medical Spanish for example.
Intensive 20 PLUS 10 Spanish Course – Group 9 plus Private lessons — Maximum of 9 students per class in group portion of program. 20 group Spanish lessons per week PLUS 10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly. The private portion of the course is tailored to each student’s specific needs and can focus on any topic desired such as Business, Legal or Medical Spanish for example.
Spanish Courses in Salamanca at Estudio Sampere – Prices 2018 and 2019:
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures)
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks||Twelve weeks||Sixteen weeks||Twenty-four weeks|
|Intensive 20 Spanish Course||$239||$471||$697||$917||$201||$2,526**||$3,330**||$4,938**|
|Intensive 25 Spanish Course||$270||$534||$792||$1,043||$226||--||--||--|
|Intensive 30 Spanish Course||$308||$572||$829||$1,081||$244||--||--||--|
|Intensive PLUS 5 Spanish Course(5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$440||$873||--||--||$427||--||--||--|
|Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Course||$641||$1,275||--||--||$628||--||--||--|
IMPORTANT: Please ADD USD 49.00 school enrollment fee to all course prices.
**All programs longer than 12 weeks include free airport transfer on arrival.
Starting Dates for all group Spanish Courses in Salamanca: ALL LEVELS may start any Monday.!!
Holidays 2018: 1 and 6 January, 9 February, 30 March, 1 May, 15 August, 12 October, 1 November, 16 November, 25 December. School will be closed from 22 December 2018 until 8 January 2019 (except for One-to-One courses!). Classes lost due to Holidays are NOT made up. One-to-One courses WILL be offered during Christmas time.
Holidays 2019: 1 and 7 January, 19 April, 1 May, 15 August, 12 October, 1 and 9 November, 25 December. School will be closed for group courses from 21 December 2019 until 8 January 2020 (except for One-to-One courses!). Classes lost due to Holidays are NOT made up. One-to-One courses WILL be offered during Christmas time.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfer from Madrid airport is available upon request at an additional fee of: USD 140 one way / USD 250 round trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Special Spanish Courses in Salamanca:
Summer Spanish Courses for Teens:
A full immersion Junior Spanish Language program for Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18. For full details click here: SUMMER SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE FOR TEENS.
Spanish Courses for Seniors (50+):
Program for Seniors (50+): 50 Plus Spanish Courses and Culture programs – This special course is designed for senior students, aged 50 and up, who not only want to improve their Spanish level, but also want to spend a pleasant and cultural vacation in Spain. Program includes 20 Spanish lessons during the morning (Mon-Fri), with an extensive program of visits, activities and excursions during the afternoon and weekend. Students will have lessons from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Students will be placed, according to the placement test, in special groups for this particular program. There are 3 levels available for 50 Plus students: Elementary, Lower Intermediate, and Intermediate. Students with other levels (beginners, upper intermediate and advanced) will join the Intensive Course for the class portion of the program. Activities: Estudio Sampere will organize 4 activities per week specially designed for the participants of the 50 Plus Program. One excursion will take place on each Saturday to a town nearby like Segovia, Zamora, or Toledo. Participants in of the 50 Plus Program will share the bus with the other students of the school. Accommodation: Students will be accommodated in single rooms (full board basis) in Spanish host families. These families have been carefully selected and each one has been visited. Upon request, other accommodation options (Studios, Hotels, Hostels) are also available.
Starting dates for Senior 50+ Spanish Courses in 2019:
1 week programs: 21 April, 8 September, 20 October.
2 week programs: 14 April, 1 September, 13 October.
Prices 2019: 1 week: USD 851; 2 weeks: USD 1,530.
Prices include: round trip airport transfer from Madrid**, school enrollment fee, 20 Spanish lessons per week, all activities and excursions, host family accommodations and 2 meals per day. One or two week programs: arrival is Sunday and departure is Saturday.
**Important: Transfer Madrid-Salamanca: students will be picked up at the airport and taken to the train/bus station and travel to Salamanca, where our staff will be waiting for them. The same dynamic applies for the return trip from Salamanca. Students going to Salamanca should arrive to Madrid Airport before 6:00 p.m. and departure flight from Madrid Airport should be after 12:00 noon. Transfers for arrivals and departures outside of the program dates and suggested times will incur a supplemental charge of USD 255.00.
Sample Spanish Course Schedule for Senior 50+ Program:
50 Plus Course
Afternoon or Evening
4 cultural activities per week
Estudio Sampere Salamanca Accommodations
Good, comfortable, welcoming accommodation makes all the difference to your Spanish studies in Spain. We understand this and work hard to give you the best choice of accommodation in all destinations. Estudio Sampere inspects all its accommodation and selects it for its good value, welcome, cleanliness, reliability, facilities and location. In a Spanish family, you can practice the language and experience modern Spanish life and culture. We also provide student rooms, apartments and hotels for people who want more independent lifestyle.
Several Accommodation Options are available at Estudio Sampere Salamanca:
Host Families: Host Family stay is the most popular choice in all Sampere destinations. You live with a host family, sharing meals and facilities and practicing your Spanish in a traditional and friendly environment.
Shared Apartments: Renting a student room in a shared apartment gives you a more independent lifestyle. You share an apartment with two to four other people, usually other Sampere students, with whom you also share certain expenses and the household tasks.
Apartments: Apartments are available for individuals or two people booking together. Typical studios have one or two beds, a fully equipped bathroom with towels, kitchenette with refrigerator and other services for an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
Hotels and Hostels: Estudio Sampere can recommend hotels and hostels for different budgets in all five destinations. The hotels are located close to the schools. We have worked with our hotels for many years and have special rates in most of them.
Estudio Sampere Accommodations – Prices 2018 and 2019:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: Single room / Half Board||$226||$452||$679||$905||$226|
|Apartment Share - Single room, no meals (use of kitchen)||$126||$251||$377||$503||$126|
|Studio Apartments (high standard): Single Occupancy:||from $374* per week||--||--||--||--|
|One Bedroom Apartments (high standard): Single/Double Occupancy:||from $470* per week||--||--||--||--|
|Hostel - Single Room||from $323* per week||--||--||--||--|
IMPORTANT: please ADD a USD 36 placement fee to all accommodation prices.
*Studio, One bedroom Apartment and Hostel prices are approximate and are subject to change without notice! Must be confirmed at time of booking.
Estudio Sampere Salamanca – Activities
In addition to their full immersion Spanish Courses in Salamanca, Estudio Sampere offers social and cultural activities on a weekly basis. Visits are available to small nearby towns, wineries and horse shows in season. Informal meetings and parties are arranged for socializing and practicing the language in a Spanish environment. Golf, swimming, and horseback riding lessons are readily available.
Comments from former students:
“The program in Salamanca was great. The teachers were super, and the school was small and friendly. I wish I could have stayed longer!”
-Katie McGovern, Student
“It was a wonderful experience. The school was excellent. The families I stayed with in Madrid and Salamanca were friendly and accommodating. It was my first time in Spain and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a whole month immersing one’s self in Spanish culture” – Oscar P., Physician.