No matter how long you have been learning Spanish, we will help you to acquire this international language quickly and easily. Our experienced teachers are here to answer all your questions, queries and concerns. We are also available to support students in problems of a personal nature if necessary, as well as to boost their learning and progress in Spanish.
Our courses include quick and balanced progress.
The most popular and most requested Spanish language course includes:
The Spanish classes are taught Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 1.30 in two sessions differentiated by their content and skills that they teach and are separated by a 30 minute break.
Session 1: 9.30 - 11.30
This session focuses on the study of grammar and practicing reading and writing skills.
Grammar: linguistic elements and the grammatical structures necessary for a better understanding and better communication in Spanish, taught in a simple and effective way.
Grammar is explained by the teacher using texts and exercises. The activities planned are designed to complement the lesson plan so that you are always sure of how to use each grammatical structure and you won't forget anything.
Reading: we use subject-specific material that may be academic or non-academic, which will help you to better your understanding of the language, to acquire vocabulary and to get you moving in Spanish in a range of different scenarios.
Writing: letters, emails, application forms: whatever excuse is a good enough to practice this skill. A magnificent opportunity to revise the grammar learnt in class and to acquire new vocabulary.
Break: 11.30 - 12.00. a great opportunity to speak to fellow students, check your emails or pop in to one of the numerous bars close by for some tapas, chocolate with churros or a coffee. And of course, always in Spanish!
Session 2: 12.00 - 13.30
The second part of the morning concentrates on speaking and listening skills.
Listening: we use both academic and non-academic material. We use adapted listening sequences, audiovisual material, film extracts, songs and other such elements that make learning a language easy and motivational.
Speaking: Dramatizations, games, presentations and rhythm and pronunciation exercises are some of the proposed ways for practicing your spoken Spanish in the classroom.
Afternoon and intensive Spanish language courses
Our Spanish language courses are available three times a day:
The afternoon courses are aimed at people who live in Bilbao, and want to work on their level of Spanish during the afternoons. They are also aimed at intensive course students, who attend morning classes, but want to add to their learning by attending during the afternoons as well.
Times and Levels:
|5:00 - 6:30 pm||A1-A2||B1-B2||A1-A2||B1-B2|
|6:30 - 8:00 pm||B1-B2||A1-A2||B1-B2||A1-A2|
Preparation for the DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a foreign language) examination
If you are interested in preparing for the exams which are set by Instituto Cervantes in order to obtain the Diploma de Espaņol como Lengua Extranjera (DELE), you can count on us. As an Instituto Cervantes accredited centre, Instituto Hemingway has all the resources you need to ensure that you can prepare successfully for the Diploma. We have specialised material, including past exam papers, and our teachers will help you with practical advice. Another advantage is that you can take the exam in Bilbao.
There are now six different levels for the exam - A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 y C2 - and there are three opportunities per year to take the exam in Spain - in May, August and November. Please contact us for more information about enrollment.
The DELE is an official qualification, graded on competence and mastery of the Spanish language, and is offered by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Social Politics and Sport.
You can find more information about the DELE at http://diplomas.cervantes.es