Spanish Courses in San Sebastian, Spain
Located on the shore of the Cantabrian Sea, and at the foot of the Pyrenees, San Sebastian -a city of 170,00 people- with its beaches, woods, valleys and mountains, lies only 20 km from the French border. You will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful beaches, architecture and wonderful scenery. You will appreciate the deep roots of its local traditions, customs and folklore. San Sebastian, the recreational, cultural and culinary queen of all the Basque coast is a vivacious and elegant city that curves around one of the most dramatic and perfect scallop-shaped bays in the world. It is a pristine neo-Victorian city of broad promenades, parks, beaches and handsome renovated facades that glimmer under the summer sun (never too hot). Many Spaniards consider San Sebastian Spain’s most beautiful city. It is also one of the liveliest. When the sun sets, San Sebastian changes gear to charge headlong into a night of tapas and wine. Among the events to note are the San Fermines big Fiesta (mid July), the International Jazz festival (mid to late July), Semana Grande (mid August), and the International Film Festival (mid to late September). Average temperatures (Fahrenheit Maximum/Minimum): Spring: 66/43 , Summer: 75/59, Fall: 69/ 48, Winter: 55/39.
Lacunza Escuela Internacional Spanish Language School
The Lacunza Spanish Language School is located near the center of San Sebastian, five minutes walking distance from the beach. It has been offering Full Immersion Spanish Courses in San Sebastian since 1989. This Spanish School is equipped with 17 classrooms, a study room, a multimedia center with computers with CD ROM and earphones, and a library where films, lectures, exhibits and parties are held. Their teachers are trained to use their own communicative method and make lessons both useful and enjoyable. A director of studies coordinates and supervises the team of teachers. The Lacunza Spanish Language School is a member of International House, an internationally known organization for it’s extensive teacher training programs and high quality Spanish Courses, and has received the CEELE seal of approval given by the University of Alcala.
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Lacunza – Spanish Language Courses in San Sebastian
(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)
Spanish Courses in San Sebastian – Course Options:
Intensive Spanish Course — Group 12 (maximum of 12 students per class). Minimum enrollment age: 17 years. 20 Spanish lessons per week (45 minutes/lesson). The Intensive Spanish Course is a functional core Spanish Course oriented 100% at perfecting your Spanish skills in daily life. The Intensive Course is our core Spanish course for a reason: small group classes of no more than 12 students will participate in discussions, group-activities, oral practice, written work, and a variety of other learning techniques to ensure a complete education. Each group course is catered to your Spanish level and will cover everything from daily conversational topics to advanced expressions. All levels from beginner to advanced are offered (students are tested on the first day of the course to the determine their current Spanish Language level).
Intensive Spanish Course PLUS 5 — Group 12 (maximum of 12 students per class). Minimum enrollment age: 17 years. 20 Spanish lessons per week (45 minutes/lesson) PLUS 5 One-to-One lessons per week. The Intensive Spanish Course PLUS combines all the items listed above in the Intensive Course plus private lessons intended to allow students to further develop their skills, address problem areas or tailor this portion of the training to their own specific needs. All levels from beginner to advanced are offered (students are tested on the first day of the course to the determine their current Spanish Language level).
Intensive Spanish Course PLUS 10— Group 12 (maximum of 12 students per class). Minimum enrollment age: 17 years. 20 Spanish lessons per week (45 minutes/lesson) PLUS 10 One-to-One lessons per week. The Intensive Spanish Course PLUS combines all the items listed above in the Intensive Course plus private lessons intended to allow students to further develop their skills, address problem areas or tailor this portion of the training to their own specific needs. All levels from beginner to advanced are offered (students are tested on the first day of the course to the determine their current Spanish Language level).
Super Intensive Spanish Course — Minimum enrollment age: 17. 30 Spanish lessons per week (45 minute/lesson). This Spanish course is the ideal option for stays of up to 8 weeks if your goal is to rapidly increase your level of Spanish. It consists of 20 weekly lessons in small groups (4-12 students) as well as 10 sessions per week in mini-groups (3-8 students), with emphasis in conversation, language skills and Spanish culture. All levels from beginner to advanced are offered (students are tested on the first day of the course to the determine their current Spanish Language level).
Private lessons — 20 Spanish private lessons per week. Starts any Monday of the year.
Spanish Courses in San Sebastian – Prices 2018:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Eight weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course*||$299*||$528*||$753*||$912*||$1,329*||$1,602*||$2,209*||$209*|
|Intensive Spanish Course PLUS 5*||$464*||$850*||$1,236*||$1,555*||$2,294*||$370*|
|Intensive Spanish Course PLUS 10*||$612*||$1,146*||$1,680*||$2,137*||$515*|
|Super-Intensive Spanish Course 30||$418*||$760*||$1,100*||$1,375*||--||--||--||$324*|
|Private Lessons (20/week)||$979||$1,880||--||--||--||--||--||$899|
*There is a surcharge of USD 45 per week for any week of all Intensive Spanish Courses that falls between 2 July and 24 August 2018.
Lacunza Spanish Courses – Starting Dates 2018:
Full beginners may only start on the following dates: 8 January; 5 February; 5 March; 3 April; 7 and 21 May; 4 and 18 June; 2, 16 and 30 July; 6 and 20 August; 3 and 17 September; 1 October; 5 November. All other levels may start any Monday,
Holidays 2018: 1 January, 6 January, 30 March, 2 April, 1 May, 31 July, 15 August, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December, 8 December, 25 December. Classes missed due to official Holidays are not made up, except during those weeks that contain 2 holidays, in which case most lessons will be made up. Group courses will end on 21 December 2018! School is closed from 22 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.
Spanish Courses in San Sebastian – Special Courses:
Trimester Spanish Courses: Intensive Spanish Course with a duration of 12 weeks (3 months) offered 4 times a year on specific dates and a significant discount. Group 12 (maximum of 12 students per class). Minimum enrollment age: 17 years. 20 Spanish lessons per week (45 minutes/lesson).
Trimester Spanish Course starting dates 2017: 8 January / 3 April / 2 July / 1 October.
Trimester Course Prices 2018:
January, April and October dates: USD 1,931.00
July course: USD 2,292.00
Airport Transfers: Available upon request at additional charge. – One-way from: San Sebastian Airport USD 72; from Bilbao Airport USD 162; from Biarritz Airport USD 111.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Lacunza – Accommodations
Accommodations are available with carefully chosen host families, sharing an apartment with other students, private apartments (limited availability) or at local hotels or “hostales”. Host Family accommodations are offered with single (private) or shared room, meals as listed below. Apartment Shares are offered with private or shared room with use of the common areas of the apartment. Meals are not included, but students have full use of the equipped kitchens. Prices for private apartments and hotels are available upon request.
Accommodation Prices 2018:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Family: Single room / breakfast||$299||$535||$770||$999||$236|
|Host Family: Single room / breakfast - * SUMMER RATES||$326||$587||$848||$1,100||$261|
|Host Family: Single room / Half Board||$375||$685||$995||$1,300||$310|
|Family: Single room / Half Board - *SUMMER RATES||$400||$736||$1,085||$1,400||$336|
|Host Family: Single room / Full Board||$452||$839||$1,227||$1,615||$388|
|Host Family: Single room / Full Board - *SUMMER RATES||$478||$891||$1,317||$1,718||$413|
|Apartment Share:Single Room. October to May||$238||$412||$586||$760||$174|
|Apartment Share: Single Room. June to Sept.||$299||$533||$767||$999||$234|
* Summer rates apply from 3 June to 15 September 2018
Host Family and Shared Apartment Double Room rates available upon request. Double rooms only available for two students traveling together.
Special diets available upon request with host family accommodations (an additional charge of USD 31.00 per week applies for special diets).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Lacunza offers a complete activity program throughout the year to complement your Spanish Courses in San Sebastian, allowing students you to make the most out of their time there. Activities include: city tours, museum visits, sporting events, nature hikes, parties, festival celebrations, sports (surfing, beach sports, skiing, etc.), as well as excursions around the area. Activities are optional and offered at additional cost. Students receive a list of available activities and excursions during their first day of class.
What former students have to say about this program:
“What I was looking for and more! Program: Excellent! San Sebastian: Fantastic!”
Andrew McCarthy – Actor.