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
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
All prices include: number of Spanish lessons as specified, all teaching materials, internet access, many social events and certificate of completion. Prices include 4 cultural lessons per week! (Please Note: in order to keep costs down, health insurance coverage is no longer included in the course prices but it is available as an option at an additional cost of USD 72 for programs up to 16 weeks in length).
Spanish Courses Offered:
Intensive Spanish Courses – Group 9 — Maximum of 9 students per class. 20 Spanish lessons per week, + 4 hours of cultural lessons weekly. The Intensive course is available for a variety of levels from complete beginner up to advanced. The course takes 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.
Super Intensive Spanish Course – Group 9 — A more intensive version of the Intensive Group 9 course. Maximum of 9 students per class in group portion of program. 30 group Spanish lessons per week, + 4 hours of cultural Spanish lessons. Available as of 3 January 2017!
Intensive PLUS 5 Spanish Courses – Group 9 plus Private lessons — Maximum of 9 students per class in group portion of program. 20 group Spanish lessons per week, + 4 hours of cultural Spanish lessons PLUS 5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly. The “Intensive Plus” Course is designed for students who want to learn Spanish in a very short period of time and would like to focus on their specific language problems. On this course, you will take part in the Intensive Spanish Course and additionally receive 5 or 10 One-to-One lessons per week. The Intensive Spanish classes aim to develop the four main language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as improve grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. During the additional one-to-one lessons, you will get intensive practice in Spanish and you can focus on your specific needs.
Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Courses – Group 9 plus Private lessons — Maximum of 9 students per class in group portion of program. 20 group Spanish lessons per week, + 4 hours of cultural Spanish lessons PLUS 10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly. See description for Intensive Plus 5 Course above.
Spanish Courses in Salamanca at Estudio Sampere – Prices 2016:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Twelve weeks||Sixteen weeks||Twenty-four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course - Group 9||$319||$578||$838||$1,011||--||--||--||$184|
|Long Term Intensive Spanish Course - Group 9**("Spanish for Life")||--||--||--||--||$2,195||$2,932||$4,405||N/A|
|Intensive PLUS 5 Spanish Course - Group 9 plus Private lessons(5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$560||$1,060||--||--||--||--||--||$431|
|Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Course - Group 9 plus Private lessons (10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$801||$1,543||--||--||--||--||--||$654|
**Long Term course prices include airport transfer on arrival free of charge!
Airport Transfers: Airport transfer from Madrid airport is available upon request at an additional fee of: USD 140 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Starting Dates for group Spanish Courses 2016: ALL LEVELS may start any Monday.!!
Long term “Spanish for Life” may also start any Monday but we recommend that students start on the following dates: 11, 25 January; 8, 22 February; 7, 28 March; 11, 25 April; 9, 23 May; 6, 20 June; 18 July; 22 August; 5, 19 September; 3, 17 October; 14, 28 November..
Holidays 2016:1 and 6 January, 25 March, 15 August, 8 September, 12 October, 1 November, 8 December. School will be closed from 17 December 2016 until 1 January 2017 (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.
Spanish Courses in Salamanca at Estudio Sampere – Prices 2017:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Twelve weeks||Sixteen weeks||Twenty-four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course - Group 9||$283||$512||$734||$950||$2,465**||$3,157**||$4,541**||--|
|Super Intensive Spanish Course - Group 9("Spanish for Life")||$400||$744||$1,078||$1,402||--||--||--||$306|
|Intensive PLUS 5 Spanish Course - Group 9 plus Private lessons(5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$468||$889||--||--||--||--||--||$420|
|Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Course - Group 9 plus Private lessons (10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$654||$1,259||--||--||--||--||--||$606|
**Prices for courses longer than 10 weeks include airport transfer from Madrid on arrival free of charge!
Starting Dates for group Spanish Courses 2017: ALL LEVELS may start any Monday.!!
Holidays 2017: 2 and 6 January, 14 April, 1 May, 15 August, 8 September, 12 October, 1 November, 8 December. School will be closed from 23 December 2017 until 8 January 2018 (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.
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.
NEW 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 2017:
1 week programs: 12 March, 23 April, 10 September, 22 October.
2 week programs: 5 March, 16 April, 3 September, 15 October.
Prices 2017: 1 week: USD 838; 2 weeks: USD 1,505.
Prices include: round trip airport transfer from Madrid**, 20 Spanish lessons per week, all activities and excursions, host family accommodations and 2 meals per day. One or two week program.One program week program is Sunday to Sunday, two week program is Sunday to 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 – 2016 and 2017 Prices:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: Single room / Half Board||$258||$481||$703||$926||$222|
|Apartment Share - Single room, no meals (use of kitchen)||$159||$283||$407||$530||$124|
|Apartamentos Congreso Studio (high standard): Single Occupancy:||$394*||--||--||--||$358*|
|Apartamentos Congreso Apartment (high standard): Single/Double Occupancy:||$506*||--||--||--||$470*|
|Hostal Conde David: Single Room||$353*||--||--||--||$318*|
*Studio and One bedroom Apartment 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.