FAQ

 

GENERAL

What is the weather like in Granada?

Granada is 680m above sea level and has a continental climate; there is a lot of difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures, so you will almost always need summer and winter clothes. In winter, the temperature can range from 0 to 20 degrees and in summer they can rise as high as 38 or 40 degrees, although it usually cools at night to around 18 and 22ºC.

Where do the students come from?

Our students come from all over the world and we have many different nationalities: English, French, Dutch, German, Scandinavian, American, Canadian, Japanese, etc.

What is the normal age of students?

Our students must be over 18. The majority are between 20 and 40 years old although there is no age limit.

Are excursions organised?

At the weekends, we offer excursions to other places in Andalucía (Córdoba, Sevilla, the Alpujarras, etc.) with specialized personnel.

Where is Granada?

Granada is in the South of Spain, in Southeastern Andalusia, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and one hour away from the Tropical Coast.

How do you get to Granada?

Most flights arrive at Malaga and there is an hourly bus service to Granada. There is also an airport in Granada. We offer a transfer service from Málaga or Granada airport to the centre.

What is the “transfer”?

The transfer is a private taxi service organised by the school to collect you from the airport and take you to your accommodation in Granada. The price quoted is one way.

And if I come by car, where can I park?

As there is restricted access to the historic Albaicín quarter where the school and accommodation is, we advise you to leave your car in a car park in the centre. However, through the booking form you can also book a parking place close to the school for 13 € per day

 
 

SPANISH AND CULTURE COURSES

Can I change levels if I am in the wrong class?

The results of the level test are normally quite accurate. However, if you think you are not in the right level, the teachers and academic director will help you find the right level for you.

Do I get a certificate?

Once you finish your course, you can ask for an attendance certificate, which states the type of course and the number of hours you have completed. If you do a Three-Month course with us you will also receive a certificate of knowledge.

Can I book private classes?

Yes, we have a one-to-one course, which consists of one private class a day. You can also do fewer classes a week, but this cannot be booked in advance. This can be organised once the student is at the school according to the availability of rooms and teachers.

What time are the classes?

The Spanish classes take place in the morning from 10:00 to 13:30h. and the Spanish Culture, DELE Preparation, ELE Teacher Training and Hispanic Literature courses are just after 13:45h.

How many students are there in each group?

The maximum number of students in a Spanish class is 8, although the average number is 5.

Can I combine any course?

You can make your own à la carte course combination! – timetables and level permitting.

Can I extend my course once my original enrolment period has finished?

Yes, as long as places are available both in the accommodation and on the course that you want to do. It is therefore a good idea to let us know as soon as possible.

If I am a complete beginner, is it necessary to do a level test?

No, if you have never studied Spanish before it is not necessary. But if you have any previous knowledge, however basic, it is necessary to do one.

 
 

FLAMENCO COURSES

What time are the classes?

The classes take place in the afternoon, between 13:45 and 18:45h.

What should I wear at my fist flamenco lesson?

You need some Flamenco shoes or at least some shoes with a thick, stable heel as well as some comfortable clothes which allow any kind of movement.

I cannot find any flamenco shoes in my country. Can I buy the shoes in Granada?

Yes, in the School we have a small flamenco shop with shoes and skirts. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will show you several places where you can buy flamenco shoes and outfits.

 
 

ACCOMMODATION

Where is the accommodation?

Our accommodation is in the Albaicín (historic quarter) and very close to the school. The family accommodation, however, can be a little further away.

Are meals included in the price of the accommodation?

No, meals are not included (except in family accommodation), but the flats are fully equipped with cooking facilities.

Is there heating in the flats?

Yes, all the flats have some type of heating: gas heaters, electric radiators, central heating, etc.

What does accommodation in a double room mean?

This type of accommodation is a double room with twin beds which you share with another student. If you need accommodation for two people in the same room because you are coming with another person, you should mention this when you enrol.

How do you calculate the price of the double room and of the apartment, respectively?

The price of the double room is calculated per person and it is necessary to book two places if two people are going to come. The price of the apartment does not change if there are one or two people.

If the accommodation starts and ends on Sunday, where so I sleep if I arrive before Sunday or want to leave later?

Wo offer you alternatives HERE

What do I do if I get to Málaga at night and there is no bus to Granada?

We can organise a transfer for you from Málaga airport to Granada for 180 €.

If one person is coming with me but is not going to do a course, can they stay with me?

Yes, if you reserve an apartment and if you are willing to share your room with this person. In this case, you should mention when you enrol that you will need a shared double room because you are coming with someone.

I’m a vegetarian. Is it possible to book family accommodation?

Yes, we have vegetarian families but it is essential that you tell us when you enrol in advance.

 
 

RESERVATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION

Is there a deadline for enrolment?

No, there is no deadline, but the later you enrol, the greater the risk of there not being any places available on the course you want to do, particularly in the high season.

How much do I have to pay if I cancel?

If you cancel three weeks before the start of the course, you must pay 25 € administration costs. If you cancel later, please see our cancellation conditions.

 
 

OTHERS

Do I need a visa to enter Spain?

This depends on your contry of origin. It is a good idea to ask for information in your contry's embassy or consulate. The school can provide you with a letter to confirm your enrolment on a course if you need one.

Can I apply for a grant?

The school does not have any type of funding and cannot therefore offer grants to students. However, there might be some type of financial aid in your own country available.

 

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