Spring: the season where the flowers start to blossom again, the climate becomes warmer and summer is just around the corner. In Granada, spring is the ideal time to come to learn Spanish at the Escuela Delengua. The weather is ideal and the city celebrates various festivities during the spring months. We encourage our students to get involved as much as possible with the traditions and celebrations in Granada, especially after taking our Spanish course.
One of the celebrations held during spring is called “Fiesta de las Cruces” or known as “Festival of the Crosses” in English. It takes place on the 3rd of May every year and is one of the prettiest festivals due to all the colours. All throughout Granada, people will decorate the squares with flowers and there is a competition for who has the most beautifully decorated cross. Each year, as part of our daily activities, we take our students after they have finished learning Spanish in the mornings, to experience this wonderful and happy festival.
If you are a lover of nature, you will not be disappointed with spring in Granada! Winter does not last very long here, and so trees and flowers begin to blossom very quickly, making Granada a beautiful city to spend the spring months. What is more, the Sierra Nevada, less than an hour away from the city of Granada, changes from its frosty snowy skiing slopes to beautiful lush green hills, perfect for those adventurous ones of you who love walking and hiking! Due to our intensive Spanish course taking place typically in the mornings, this enables you to have a lot of free time and flexibility to enjoy the city and surrounding areas where you can practise your Spanish and really get to know Granada inside-out. And what better way than spending the lovely sunny afternoons practising ordering coffee in Spanish or ordering Tapas in one of the many delicious tapas bars Granada has to offer? Or simply meeting up with other fellow students for a language exchange, after spending the mornings taking one of our Spanish courses? Our students are all here for the same reason: to learn Spanish at Delengua… so why not make it an enjoyable and unforgettable experience?
At Escuela Delengua, in addition to offering Spanish language course, we also offer specific courses where you can learn the correct terminology and information for either law, medicine, tourism or business. This is a fantastic option if you are studying one of those subjects and are interested in learning how it works in Spanish, or if you are simply just interested in these specific fields! All four of these courses are offered in addition to the intensive Spanish course which is 20 classes per week, usually in the morning.
Legal Spanish: This course aims to teach you about specific terminology regarding law. You will also learn how to read and understand legal documents, which always varies from country to country. Therefore it is very interesting to learn how law works in Spain, compared to your own country.
Medical Spanish: This specific type of course is perfect for you if you´re working in the health sector or are simply interested in improving your Spanish in terms of medical terminology and how the health system in Spain works. During your time you will also have the opportunity to visit different health centres to see how they work. Another possibility we offer, is the preparation for the Chamber of Commerce examination where you will be able to obtain the certificate of Medical Spanish.
Spanish for Tourism: Are you interested in learning about communication and dealing with practical situations in the world of tourism? Then this type of course is ideal for you! The types of tourism topics that we will cover are: hotels, travel agents as well as transports. You will also have the opportunity to visit a type of hotel or business in the tourism sector!
Spanish for Business: The final type of specific course we offer is Spanish for Business, where you will have the chance to learn about Spanish companies and the Spanish and international market. This type of Spanish course is of specific interest to you if you are a business or economics student or work in the business sector, and are curious to find out how business relations differ between your country and Spain.
Come to Delengua and get involved with our specific Spanish courses which will challenge you to open your mind to the different ways you can learn Spanish!
Easter is fast approaching and it is time to plan your holiday. A break from your usual routine is what everyone needs once in a while. Have you been thinking about travelling to a different country but have no idea where to go or what to do once you´re there? If you choose to learn Spanish at Escuela Delengua during Easter, not only will you improve your Spanish, but you will also experience Granada´s typical Easter traditions!
Easter week, known as “La Semana Santa” in Granada is an important and religious celebration. Easter Week this year takes place between the 9th and the 16th of April. Every day during this week there are different types of activities happening and processions taking place. Every day there are various processions in which religious figures are carried through the streets of Granada on the shoulders of many men and women. Bells ring throughout the city and everyone gathers to watch the processions and follow them through the streets. The carriers practise for months before, as the figures are very heavy and a lot of skill is required to navigate them through the smaller and narrower streets of Granada. These processions are an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
During Easter Week, we take our students who are learning Spanish to watch the processions and to participate in the Easter traditions. We encourage our students to get as involved with Spanish life as possible, in order to gain the full experience of living in Spain. One of the ways to do this is to take advantage of the many traditions and celebrations Granada has to offer.
If you are also looking for somewhere to stay, we offer different types of accommodation as well. You can either stay with a Spanish family, which is highly recommended for full Spanish immersion, as you will experience what it is like to live in the true Spanish way. Otherwise, we offer a shared flat with other students, which is also enjoyable, since you get to live with students you might also share some classes with.
For more information about learning Spanish you can check out our website which includes all the prices and dates.
Have you always wanted to pick up a new language but never know when the right time to start is? Well now is your time! The start of a new year is the perfect time to either learn Spanish from scratch, brush up your rusty Spanish from the past, or even just practise speaking Spanish in Spain!
Here at the Escuela Delengua in Granada, we offer Spanish courses for absolute beginners all the way up to proficient users. Therefore, there will always be a class suited to your level. By coming Spain and taking one of our Spanish courses, you will experience and learn so much more about Spanish than just the grammatical and lexical structures you would from a textbook in your own country. Spanish is not only limited to Spain; it is spoken in over 20 different countries. In this way, we aim to open your eyes and mind to the vast and rich cultures throughout the Spanish-speaking world. By being able to communicate with a Spanish-speaker in their native language shows that you are able to understand their culture and their lifestyle. By trying completely new experiences, whether that may be tasting new foods or simply joining in with a typical Spanish tradition, will expose you to a whole new way of thinking and behaving.
At Escuela Delengua, after taking part in the Spanish course, we encourage our students to take their Spanish outside the classroom with our daily activities. These include cultural visits such as visits to the impressive Cathedral or the magnificent Alhambra, as well as watching Spanish films and enjoying Tapas; typical Spanish delicacy. In this way, you have the opportunity to put everything you have learned in the classroom, into practice with the real Spanish-speaking world.
So what are you waiting for? 2017 is your year to come to Spain and experience what it´s like to live as a true Spanish person!
At Escuela Delengua we offer Spanish courses in Spain throughout the year, but at Christmas we take a well-deserved break! Whether or not you´ll be coming back to the school in the new year, it´s important to keep practising your Spanish over the festive period so not to forget everything you´ve learnt. Here are some ideas to help you keep up with your Spanish whilst enjoying the festivities:
-Learn a Spanish Christmas carol: If you´re taking part in the intensive course in the weeks leading up to Christmas, ask your teacher to teach you a Spanish Christmas carol. Singing in a foreign language is a fantastic way to improve your pronunciation and learn new vocabulary, whilst listening to Spanish Christmas carols will help improve your listening skills. Take the time to look up the words you don´t recognise and figure out the meaning of the lyrics. And best of all, impress your friends and family at home with your knowledge of Spanish music!
– Write Christmas cards in Spanish: Do you have the post-holiday blues after returning home from your amazing experience learning Spanish in Granada? We have the perfect remedy: stay in touch with the teachers and friends you made on your Spanish courses by writing them Christmas cards in Spanish! This is a great way to practise your letter writing skills, and to learn the Spanish Christmas greetings.
-Watch your favourite Christmas film dubbed into Spanish : You don´t have to force yourself to study over the Christmas period to keep learning Spanish, and watching a film in Spanish is a great way to relax whilst keeping your ear tuned into the language. If your level is basic, choose a Christmas film that you´ve seen a few times and find a version dubbed in Spanish : that way you´ll know what´s going on and it will be easier to work out the words that you don´t understand. If you´re feeling more adventurous, try to find a Spanish Christmas film. You could even ask your teacher for a recommendation before finishing your course.
-Follow a Spanish Christmas tradition: You might be surprised at how differently Christmas is celebrated in Spain. Ask your teacher to tell you about some Spanish traditions and try celebrating them at home. You could try cooking a Spanish Christmas dish or even celebrate according to the Spanish calendar…which might mean waiting until 6th January to open your presents! This might not do much to improve your language skills, but will increase your understanding of Spanish culture.
We wish you all a merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you to our school in the new year! In the meantime, be sure to follow us on facebook or take a look at our website.