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WHY E.I.?

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Reasons to choose ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL Spanish language schools in Spain

1. Experience Counts

Since 1988, E.I. has become a leading organization in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. Today we are proud of the fact that the majority of students come to E.I. Spanish language schools as a result of the recommendations of our former students. You can be confident that you will learn Spanish in Spain effectively and quickly with courses abroad at E.I. Spanish language schools.

2. Excellent Location of E.I. Centers

The E.I. Spanish language schools are situated in cities in Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica, which are famous for their student atmosphere or their beaches. These cities offer a wide range of scholastic, cultural and recreational opportunities. You will find it easy to meet many Spanish people of your own age, learn Spanish language and have access to recreational and sporting facilities. You can also easily combine your study of the Spanish language among the various cities in Spain by registering for a “Combined Spanish Course”.

3. Learn Spanish quickly in small classes

There is a maximum of 10 international students in each class. The first day of the course you will take a placement test in order to place you in the course and level that best fits your needs and abilities. Throughout your time with us, we ensure that your professors will closely monitor your progress. Before leaving E.I., you will receive a Certificate of Attendance as well as a Grade Card, with scores reflecting your linguistic progress. Study Spanish at E.I. Spanish language schools abroad and you will find it easy to learn to speak Spanish.

4. Duration of lessons and the course levels

In Spain and Mexico the group Spanish lessons are 50 minutes long, 45 or 55 in Costa Rica. Escuela Internacional levels are adapted to the new Common European Union Framework for Languages that establishes 3 levels of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

5. Flexible Calendar for Spanish course programs

Courses at Escuela Internacional Spanish schools start every week, however, we recommend that beginners start on one of our beginner starting dates. You may enroll for a period from 1 to 34 weeks in courses with 15 to 30 lessons a week.

6. Native Qualified Teachers

We are proud of the quality and professionalism of all the teachers and staff at E.I. We are well aware that it is our qualified, native teachers who make Escuela Internacional Spanish schools a professional, innovative and dynamic organization. Our teachers use real-life situations within an interactive methodology that allows you to feel you are an important part of the class.

7. A Wide Range of Accommodation Options

The majority of our students choose to live with a selected host family since they offer unparalleled Spanish hospitality, cooking and cultural exchange. It is also possible to live in a university residence to live among Spanish students. For those students who prefer more independence during their Spanish program, we have fully furnished apartments to share with other international students. It is also possible to reserve a room in a hotel located near the chosen school.

8. Preparation for Official Exams

E.I. prepares students for the two main Spanish exams:
1. ‘Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera’ (DELE), the only official language certificate offered by the Spanish government for international students.
2. The ‘Examen de Español Comercial’, a business language certificate offered by the chamber of commerce.

The impressive results that Escuela Internacional students obtain in both exams assure you of the quality of the courses and learning E.I. has to offer.

9. Unique ‘Intercambio’ Program in Spain

Every E.I. student has the chance to take part in one or more ‘Intercambios’ with a Spanish person (‘intercambio’=an exchange of conversation). An ‘intercambio’ will complement your experience in E.I. giving you the opportunity to make new friends and practice what you are learning in the classroom.

10. Cultural Activities and Excursions

Our extra-curricular program is the perfect complement to your Spanish language course. Accompanied by a Social Coordinator, the cultural activities give you the opportunity to practice your newly learned language skills in real life situations. On the weekends, you can participate in organized excursions to interesting cities in Spain, Costa Rica or Mexico. Learn about Spanish culture and travel while you learn to speak Spanish.

11. Quality Guaranteed

The University of Alcalá de Henares has inspected the E.I. Spanish language schools in Spain: Madrid-Alcalá de Henares, Malaga and Salamanca. All 3 schools have once again received the CEELE certification thanks to the very good results received in the assessment of our teaching process.

Spanish Students in the Plaza Cervantes12. E.I. Guarantee

 If after successfully completing the Advanced (C3) Level of the school’s program and upon returning to your own country your Spanish is of an insufficient level for academic or employment purposes you can return to E.I. and study for free.

 

13. University Credit, Bildungsurlaub, CSN

University Credit - Many North American university students that study Spanish at our language schools are interested in receiving credits at their university for attending a Spanish course abroad. For this reason we have arranged several different methods for students to use in order to receive university credit for one of our courses.

Bildungsurlaub - Escuela Internacional Spanish courses in Spain are recognized under the Bildungsurlaub program.

CSN approved Spanish CoursesCSN - Scholarship or grant money for Swedish students which requires a minimum of 13 weeks of study. E.I. courses qualify for soliciting this assistance.



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"The classes are very fun and interesting and my teachers make an extra effort to bring everything that the students need Spanish Student in Alcala to the classroom so that we can improve." View full text.

 

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