Spanish Teacher Refresher Course, Granada

Granada is a beautiful city  in Andalucia in southern Spain, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and just one hour from the Mediterranean coast. The city has a historic Moorish quarter, the famous Alhambra palace and a lively cultural scene, with festivals all year round and colourful street markets.

Our school is housed in a typical old traditional house, between the Albaicin and Sacromonte, and classrooms are located on a series of terraces which have wonderful views over to the Alhambra.

Our Spanish teacher refresher courses are offered all year round and include advanced level Spanish language classes and specialist methodology or cinema workshops. See below for full details.

  • Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
  • Start dates: All year round
  • Cost: on request

“I would rate the standard of teaching very highly. I found the teacher element of the course interesting because I was discussing issues with teachers who teach Spanish to a range of non-native speakers. This gave me a new perspective on how to present some teaching points.

SM, Glasgow, 2011

Course duration: 1 or 2 weeks
Consists of: 15 group Spanish + 5 methodology lessons per week
Class timetable: Spanish: 09.30 – 11.30 and 11.45 – 13.15 (Mon-Fri); Methodology: 13.45 – 15.15 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration: 60 minutes (Spanish) / 90 minutes (methodology)
Maximum class size: 8 students
Minimum language level: advanced

There are two different courses offered to Spanish teachers. They both provide the opportunity to refresh language skills and pronunciation, as well as to learn/update methodology and classroom strategy skills. Both are designed for native and non-native teachers with an advanced level of Spanish.

Option 1: For new Spanish teachers

Course content includes:

  • Creation + programming of new materials
  • Analysis of didactic materials and their uses
  • Practical + useful ideas for the preparation + development of a class
  • Comparison of different teaching methodologies
  • Analysis of the different elements involved in the teaching + learning of a foreign language
  • Access to didactic material and databases on the internet


Option 2: Spanish cinema in the classroom for experienced Spanish teachers

Course content includes:

  • Daily group Spanish language classes
  • General introduction to the history of Spanish cinema, including key films
  • Learn what type of cinema to include in the class, how to include it and the results to expect
  • Learn how cinema incorporates historical, cultural, literary, social as well as linguistic aspects
  • Resources for concrete didactic applications of cinema in the classroom

2018 start dates: most Mondays throughout the  year. Please check with us for your preferred course dates.

2018 prices on application

What is included:

  • 20 lessons per week (15 Spanish + 5 Methodology)
  • Course materials and certificate
  • Use of school facilities including internet

Not included:

  • International travel
  • Travel/helath insurance
  • Accommodation (we can arrange this on request. Click on our “Accommodation” tab for details)

Accommodation is available in homestays, apartments and the school residence all year round. Accommodation is from Sunday to Sunday, and extra nights are available on request (1 week = 7 nights,  2 weeks = 14 nights).

This type of accommodation is perfect for those who wish to be fully immersed in everyday Spanish life. Bed linen is provided and students may use the washing machine, however they must take their own towels.  Half board = breakfast and lunch .

Single room,
half board
Double room,
half board (on application)
1 week  £300
2 weeks  £505


This type of self-catering accommodation is ideal for those who wish to have more privacy. Apartments have one bedroom (for 1-2 people), living room, kitchen and bathroom. They are fully equipped (washing machine, household items, sheets, blankets, towels, etc.) and all utilities are included in the price.

One bedroom,
1 week  £335
2 weeks  £580

Superior apartments (one or two bedrooms), in unique locations with spectacular views, are also available on request. Please ask us for more details.


This is ideal for those who would like to live with other students studying at the school. They are apartments with 3-5 bedrooms and shared kitchen and bathroom. They are fully equipped (washing machine, household items, sheets, blankets, etc.) and utilities are included in the price. You can choose single room or a double room to share with another student.

 Single room,
Double room,
self-catering (on application)
1 week  £195
2 weeks  £310

What is the process for Erasmus funded courses?

  1. Choose which course, start date and type of accommodation you would like to book and contact us
  2. We temporarily reserve a place for you on that course whilst you apply for funding through the Erasmus + programme.
  3. When you find out the results of your funding application, you pay a deposit of £150 to secure your place on the course. You do not have to pay anything until you have found out if you were successful or not.
  4. The full balance is then due 8 weeks prior to departure
  5. The application for funding is managed through Erasmus +, and as your language course provider, we provide you with the supporting documents (confirmation letter and invoice) for your application


Please see the following pages for more information about Erasmus +:
For school staff mobility funding:

Please note! Deadlines for applications for funding are often up to a year in advance – ask us for more details