Spanish Language Courses in Madrid at Estudio Sampere
Madrid offers the perfect setting to learn Spanish and experience the culture of Spain. Madrid, the capital of Spain, located at the nation’s geographic center, is a city of many contrasts between the old and the new. It has almost 4 million inhabitants. It offers the charm of old traditions and the facilities of a modern city. It has a sunny climate making winters and summers temperate. The city is alive 24 hours a day, full of “tascas” and pubs where people love to socialize whenever they have a chance. This is a city for art lovers and party goers.
Estudio Sampere – Spanish Language Courses in Madrid
Estudio Sampere has three schools offering full immersion Spanish Courses in Spain at the following locations: Madrid, Salamanca and Alicante. Their full immersion Spanish courses are conducted in the same fashion at each place, following the same curriculum and using the same materials making it possible to combine Spanish language courses at any of their locations (perfect for those looking for variety of locations without detriment to their Spanish language learning!).
Estudio Sampere is a well-known Spanish language center established in 1956. 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 more than 40 years of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. All five Spanish schools meet the quality criteria that international organizations expect and demand.
The school has been offering Spanish Language Courses in Madrid since its founding in 1956. It has a permanent team of qualified Spanish teachers and it is located in one of the most elegant, traditional districts of Madrid: El barrio de Salamanca. Estudio Sampere Madrid has 1 air-conditioned classrooms, a common area, video-room, a library and it has been recently refurbished. Several bus lines and 2 subway stations nearby make it easily accessible from any area of Madrid. Retiro Park (a must for a visit!), the Prado museum and several other important monuments are within walking distance. This center hosts over 1000 foreign students and four hundred Spanish students a year. It is also a founding member of IALC (International Association of Language Centers), a member of various chambers of commerce, and it is an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center.
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Spanish Language Courses in Madrid
Spanish Courses – Options
(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).
Intensive Spanish Course – 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 Intensive 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 Long Term Spanish Course – Group 9: “Spanish for Life”: Maximum of 9 students per class. 20 Spanish lessons per week, + 4 hours of Spanish cultural lessons weekly. Long Term course prices include airport transfer on arrival free of charge!
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.
Intensive 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, + 4 hours of cultural Spanish lessons PLUS 5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly.
Intensive 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, + 4 hours of cultural Spanish lessons PLUS 10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly.
Spanish Course Prices 2016:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Twelve weeks||Sixteen weeks||Twenty-four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course||$331||$603||$862||$1,060||---||---||---||$197|
|Intensive Long Term Spanish Course**||---||---||---||---||$2,331||$3,092||$4,615||N/A|
|Super Intensive Spanish Course||$504||$937||---||---||---||---||---||$450|
|Intensive PLUS 5 Spanish Course - Group plus Private(5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$603||$1,147||$1,653||$2,158||---||---||---||$506|
|Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Course - Group plus Private (10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$875||$1,691||$2,431||$3,172||---||---||---||$741|
Starting Dates for group Spanish Courses 2016: Beginners an low-elementary levels must start on the following dates, all others may start any Monday. Long term “Spanish for Life” may only start on these dates also: 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, 12 October, 1 and 9 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 Course Prices 2017:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Twelve weeks||Sixteen weeks||Twenty-four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course||$295||$536||$771||$1,000||---||---||---||$215|
|Intensive Long Term Spanish Course**||---||---||---||---||$2,607**||$3,793**||$5,017**||$200|
|Super Intensive Spanish Course||$419||$781||$1,133||$1,476||---||---||---||$330|
|Intensive PLUS 5 Spanish Course - Group plus Private(5 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$512||$975||---||---||---||---||---||$464|
|Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Course - Group plus Private (10 One-to One Spanish lessons weekly)||$728||$1,408||---||---||---||---||---||$680|
**All programs longer than 10 weeks include free airport transfer on arrival.
Starting Dates for group Spanish Courses 2017: Beginners an low-elementary levels must start on the following dates, all others may start any Monday: 9, 16 January / 6, 20 February / 6, 20 March / 3, 17 April / 1, 15, 29 May / 12, 26 June / 10, 24 July / 7, 21 August / 4, 18 September / 2, 16 October / 13, 27 November / 11 December.
Holidays 2017: 2 and 6 January, 14 April, 1 May, 15 August, 12 October, 1 and 9 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.
NEW Program for Seniors (50+): Spanish Language Courses in Madrid for the 50 Plus Students.
Spanish and Culture program
– 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 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 2016:
1 or 2 week programs: 6 or 20 November.
Starting dates 20176:
2 week programs: 19 March, 2 April, 1 October, 5 November.
1 week programs: 26 March, 9 April, 8 October, 12 November.
Prices 2016 and 2017: 1 week: USD 838; 2 weeks: USD 1,505.
Prices include: round trip airport transfer in Madrid, 20 Spanish lessons per week, all activities and excursions, host family accommodations and 2 meals per day. One or two week programs run Sunday to Sunday.
Sample Spanish Courses’ Schedule for Senior 50+ Program:
50 Plus Course
|Excursion to: Segovia|
Afternoon or Evening
4 cultural activities per week (Museum visits, wine and tapas tasting, traditional dinner, flamenco show, etc.)
Other Spanish Courses Available:
– Spanish Translation and Interpreting – Please contact us for pricing and information.
– Business Spanish Courses – Please contact us for pricing and information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency
Estudio Sampere Madrid – Accommodations
Accommodations are available in selected host families, shared apartments with other students, apartment-hotel and hotels. Host family prices include laundry once per week. Half board includes breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and all meals on weekends. Full board includes three meals per day all week.
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 Madrid:
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.
Accommodation Prices 2016 and 2017:
|Housing Description||Per night||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Family -- Single Room, Half Board||$302||$567||$833||$1,099||$266|
|Apartment Share -- Single room, no meals (use of kitchen)||$221||$407||$592||$777||$185|
|Apart-hotel; Studio-apartment, no meals||$730**||$1,270**|
|Hostal Benamar (2 stars) includes tax, private bathroom, internet access||approx. $63** single|
approx. $75** deluxe double
** prices subject to change without notice! Must be confirmed at time of booking.
In addition to their full immersion Spanish Courses in Salamanca, Estudio Sampere offers social and cultural activities on a weekly basis. Nearly every Saturday of the year, there are full day excursions to historical towns and sights in towns near Madrid —Toledo, Segovia and El Escorial. There are also escorted tours to the world famous El Prado, Modern Art Museums and others.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfer from Madrid airport is available upon request at an additional fee of: USD 100 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Comments from former students:
“This was my first experience to travel overseas. I loved Spain and had a wonderful host family. Thanks to your services, I was able to learn more conversational Spanish and enjoy a 2 week vacation at the same time. I believe this was the best trip I could have taken. Thanks!” -Steven Birnstiel, Police Officer
“The best experience of my life; it was everything I could have asked for and more, I didn’t want to come back to the United States!” -Dorothy Johnson, Service Representative
“I never expected to learn so much in only 5 weeks! The teachers were young and enthusiastic – and fun! – it seems we laughed as much as we learned. Staying in a Spanish home completed the flavor of the experience and made me feel like more than a visitor. I thought I might be intimidated when the teachers spoke only Spanish, but they made everything understandable and interesting. I can’t wait to go back!” -Marty Munson, Editor