Learn Spanish and Flamenco in Granada, Spain

We offer the following courses:

  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Teacher Refresher
  • Spanish + Flamenco Dance (family friendly)
  • Spanish + Flamenco guitar
  • Spanish + History of Flamenco

Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia, Southern Spain. A former stronghold of Moorish Spain, it has a population of approximately 290,000. The Alhambra palace and gardens and the Albaicin, a UNESCO cultural heritage site, are atmospheric and  very picturesque. Granada also has a prestigious university with 80,000 students which adds to the vibrant street life of this city. Nearby mountains provide excellent winter skiing and summer hiking and the Mediterranean coast is just 2 hours away by car.

  • Please keep reading for full details of our courses.

‘I did have a great time. Granada is a lovely place and the school was brilliant and I made friends with many of the other students. The teaching was excellent – they were the best Spanish teachers I’ve had. The homestay was excellent as well – the accommodation was good and the hosts were very chatty so had a lot of chance to practice my Spanish.’

DT, Wales – Spanish + Flamenco Guitar, Dec 2014

Our School
Our school is located in the historic Albaicin area of Granada, only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. The school is housed in a traditional ‘carmen’, an independent dwelling with its own walled setting and a maze of caves, staircases, terraces and fruit trees. Spanish classes are held in the upper floor of the school which has breathtaking views of the Alhambra. Flamenco dance and guitar lessons are held in the whitewashed caves, decorated with traditional ceramic plates, for foreign students and locals alike. There is also a library, a common room, computer room with Wi-Fi, video room, DVD collection (Spanish cinema and Flamenco), and a small collection of Flamenco dress and footwear on sale.

Cultural Activities and Excursions
A range of activities and visits are offered on a weekly basis to encourage students to discover the city and the local culture, as well as recommendations for current events and places to eat/drink/shop.

Public Holidays
28 Feb, 14 Apr, 16 Jun, 12 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Dec 2017
The school will be closed on these public holidays and no classes will be held

Transfers
One way transfers to/from Granada Airport £45 or Malaga Airport £200.

Courses are available all year round for a range of ages and levels. Course fees include a placement test, course materials and certificate.

Please click on one of the options below for more details:

General and Combination Spanish Courses

These courses are designed for those who wish to learn communicative Spanish skills, ideal for use in everyday life. Long term courses of 5+ weeks are also available – please contact us for more details.

General Spanish Course

Course duration:1 week or more
Consists of:15 group lessons per week
Class timetable:09.30 – 11.30 and 11.45 – 13.15 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes
Maximum class size:8 students
Minimum language level:beginner
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £270 / 2 weeks £415 / 3 weeks £625 / 4 weeks £825

Combination Spanish Course

Course duration:1 week or more
Consists of:15 group + 5 individual lessons per week
Class timetable:group 09.30 – 11.30 and 11.45 – 13.15
+ individual lessons in afternoon (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes
Maximum class size:8 students (group) / 1 student (individual)
Minimum language level:beginner
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £465 / 2 weeks £805 / 3 weeks £1,210 / 4 weeks £1,605

 

2017 Start dates

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
9*6*7*3*1*537*4*2*64
16131310812*10*1411913*12*
23*20*20*17*15*191721*18*16*2018
302727242226*24*28252327*
29*3130*

* Complete (Spanish) beginners may only start courses on these dates

Spanish Teacher Refresher Course

There are two different courses offered to teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. 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.

Course dates are the same as for main Spanish courses.

Course duration:1 or 2 weeks
Consists of:15 group Spanish + 5 methodology lessons per week (see below for details of course options)
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
Cost:1 week £430 / 2 weeks £690

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:

  • 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

Spanish + Flamenco

Our school has magical Flamenco studios located in atmospheric white-washed caves, and well equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors. There are 3 different dance courses which can be combined with Spanish tuition. The teachers are all professional dancers, guitarists and singers with a deep knowledge of this passionate dance form.  Courses can be tailored to suit under 18 year old learners as well as adults – ask us for details!

Option 1: Choreography

Students learn to distinguish between the different styles (bulerías, tangos, alegrías, soleá, seguiriyas, etc) by dancing ‘a compás’ (Flamenco rhythm) or with guitar accompaniment.

Course duration:1 week or more
Consists of:15 Spanish + 5 choreography lessons per week
Class timetable:09.30 – 11.30, 11.45 – 13.15 and 17.15 18.45 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes (Spanish) / 90 minutes (choreography)
Maximum class size:8 students (Spanish) / 12 students (choreography)
Minimum level:beginner (Spanish and dance)
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £410 / 2 weeks £655

Option 2: Dance Technique

To dance Flamenco well, it is important to learn and practise the correct technique. Students learn footwork, ‘marcajes’ (upper body movement), turns, counter-time rhythms, arm positioning, hand positioning, balance and body placement.

Course duration:1 week or more
Consists of:15 Spanish + 5 technique lessons per week
Class timetable:09.30 – 11.30, 11.45 – 13.15 and 13.45 – 15.15 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes (Spanish) / 90 minutes (technique)
Maximum class size:8 students (Spanish) / 12 students (technique)
Minimum level:beginner (Spanish and dance)
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £405 / 2 weeks £640

Option 3: Compás (rhythm)

Learn about the mystery of ‘compás’, which mainly refers to the clapping accompaniment which is the heartbeat of Flamenco, uniting the three fundamental forms of expression: guitar, voice and dance. Students learn how to distinguish between the different rhythms and learn the techniques of compás. Please note: this course is given in Spanish.

Course duration:1 week or more
Consists of:15 Spanish + 5 compás lessons per week
Class timetable:09.30 – 11.30, 11.45 – 13.15 and 15.30 – 16.30 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes
Maximum class size:8 students (Spanish) / 12 students (compás)
Minimum level:beginner (Spanish and compás)
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £365 / 2 weeks £570

2017 Start dates

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
9*6*6*3*1*537*4*2*64
16131310812*10*1411913*12*
23*20*20*17*15*191721*18*16*2018
302727242226*24*28252327*
29*30*

* Complete (Spanish) beginners may only start courses on these dates

Spanish + Flamenco Guitar

This course combines Spanish and Flamenco guitar tuition and is aimed at those who already play the guitar and would like to learn the Flamenco technique, or for those who already play Flamenco and would like to polish their technique and discover new styles. Learn from Flamenco professionals and then watch them perform in local ‘tablaos’ in the evening. It is possible to rent a flamenco guitar from the school for this course. Ask us for details!

Course duration:1-2 weeks
Consists of:15 Spanish + 5 guitar lessons per week
Class timetable:Spanish 09.30 – 11.30, 11.45 – 13.15 (Mon-Fri)
Beginner-intermediate guitar 13.45 – 15.15 (Mon-Fri)
Intermediate-advanced guitar 16.45 – 18.15 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes (Spanish) / 90 minutes (guitar)
Maximum class size:8 students (Spanish) / 8 student (guitar)
Minimum language level:beginner
Minimum guitar level:elementary (no knowledge of Flamenco guitar necessary)
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £390 / 2 weeks £605

2017 Start dates

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
9*6*6*3*1*537*4*2*64
16131310812*10*1411913*12*
23*20*20*17*15*191721*18*16*2018
302727242226*24*28252327*
29* 3130*

* Complete (Spanish) beginners may only start courses on these dates

Spanish + History of Flamenco

This course combines Spanish language tuition with lessons on the history of Flamenco and the different styles of this complex dance. It is relevant for those who are new to Flamenco and  also those who wish to increase their knowledge. The course is divided into 3 subjects, each lasting one week which allows students to choose which subjects they are most interested in and with the option to take all three. Please note: this course is given in Spanish

Week 1: History of Flamenco

Week 2: Basic Styles 1 + derivations (toná, seguiriya, fandangos)

Week 3: Basic Styles 2 + derivations (soleá, tangos, “ida y vuelta” songs)

Course duration:1-3 weeks
Consists of:15 Spanish + 5 Flamenco history lessons per week
Class timetable:09.30 – 11.30, 11.45 – 13.15 and 18.30 – 20.00 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:60 minutes (Spanish) / 90 minutes (Flamenco history)
Maximum class size:8 students
Minimum language level:upper intermediate
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £415 / 2 weeks £640

2017 Start dates

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
9*6*6*3*1*537*4*2*64
16131310812*10*1411913*12*
23*20*20*17*15*191721*18*16*2018
302727242226*24*28252327*
29* 3130*

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)

Homestay
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
3 weeks £720
4 weeks £920

Apartments

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,
self-catering
1 week £335
2 weeks £580
3 weeks £835
4 weeks £1075

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

Residence

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,
self-catering
Double room,
self-catering (on application)
1 week £195
2 weeks £310
3 weeks £460
4 weeks £610

‘I did have a great time. Granada is a lovely place and the school was brilliant and I made friends with many of the other students. The teaching was excellent – they were the best Spanish teachers I’ve had. The homestay was excellent as well – the accommodation was good and the hosts were very chatty so had a lot of chance to practice my Spanish.’

DT, Wales – Spanish + Flamenco Guitar, Dec 2014