General information about our courses
SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES
The Debla team is made up of enthusiastic and qualified professionals who share a passion for their job and are always keen to keep on learning. All our teachers are native Spanish speakers, qualified with university degrees and in addition to their many years of experience teaching students of all nationalities, the team is dynamic, friendly and incredibly motivated. Our teachers are constantly participating in continuing education courses and stay updated on current best teaching practices and the latest teaching methods.
The whole Debla team interacts on a regular basis with the students, both inside and outside of the classroom. We offer an individual analysis of each student’s particular needs, involving them and including them in their own learning process.
We have been working with our very own teaching material and books for more than 39 years now. Our lesson material is continuously being reviewed and up-dated always taking into account our students needs as well as the constant technological advancements.
Our teachers encourage and motivate students to speak Spanish from day one.
At Debla we organise our courses into 6 different levels of Spanish following the Common European Framework (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).
Each lesson consists of 50 minutes, with private lessons consisting of 60 minutes.
There is a maximum of 8 students per class. The average being 5-6 students.
In case there are only 1 or 2 students in a group, we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons in that course. In cases where there is only 1 student for any given level, we will of course create a group for this student and continue with the lesson.
Spanish courses begin every Monday.
In the morning or in the afternoon (schedule is subject to change).
1.01. - 8.01. - 28.02 - 18.04. - 19.04. - 1.05. - 15.08. - 19.08 - 9.09. - 12.10. - 1.11. - 6.12. - 9.12.
8.2. - 5.4. - 24.5. - 25.5. - 12.7. - 13.9. - 4.10. - 22.11. - 23.11.
50+ course dates
14.01. - 8.04. - 3.06. - 14.10. - 18.11.
If there are not sufficient students enrolled in the 50+ course, students will join the intensive course at the appropriate language level.
31.1 - 28.2. - 28.3. - 25.4. - 30.5. - 27.6 - 25.7.- 26.9. - 31.10. - 28.11.
*On the first day of school all students will sit a placement test to determine their Spanish language level. This test takes place before the lessons.The minimum age is 14 years old.
*No lessons will take place on official festive days. However, in cases where two festive days fall within the same week, one day of lessons will be recuperated.
THE SPANISH COURSE INCLUDES
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE:
Debla´s certificate guarantees that you have successfully completed the selected Spanish language course and reached the proficiency level stated following our study plans which meet the standards set by the Instituto Cervantes. In order to be awarded our certificate, it is necessary to have attended at least 80% of the course lessons. While Debla is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, should a student require an official certificate, we recommend that you obtain the DELE or the SIELE diploma.
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UNIVERSITY CREDITS (ECTS) IN DEBLA SPANISH COURSES
You can now get your European university credits (ECTS) by taking a Spanish course in Debla Spanish Courses.
The San Antonio Catholic University (UCAM) and the Association of Spanish Schools for Foreigners of Andalusia (EEA) share the same interests of promoting the development of research, therefore a collaboration has been established between both institutions for the validation and issuance by part of the University of Spanish courses for foreigners taught by the member schools of EEA.
San Antonio Catholic University (UCAM) is a private university located in Guadalupe, in the province of Murcia, created on the initiative of the San Antonio University Foundation in 1996. The UCAM offers an important catalogue of official first, second and third cycle degrees, paying special attention to the Own Titles and the Schools of Professional Specialization maintaining a close collaboration with different professional associations and associations of local and national scope with the world of the company.
Own degrees taught by Debla Spanish Courses and validated and issued by the UCAM:
|Initial||Intensive A1||3||Minimum 2 weeks|
|Access||Intensive A2||6||Minimum 4 weeks|
|Platform||Intensive B1||6||Minimum 4 weeks|
|Threshold||Intensive B2||9||Minimum 6 weeks|
|Advanced||Intensive C1||9||Minimum 6 weeks|
|Operational Domain Effective||Intensive C2||9||Minimum 6 weeks|
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