ALC-PROYECTO ESPAÑOL, S.L. is an academic institution devoted to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. We have own schools located in Alicante (on the Costa Blanca), and in the city of Granada (Andalusia).
We have been organizing since 1998 Spanish courses for foreign students on all levels. The number of students that have visited our school has increased continuously during the years. And in 2005, a total of 1.300 students enrolled on our courses. This increase is primarily due to the recommendations of our former students and the trust of our worldwide partners.
Working in related fields like organising English and German courses, as well as language-trips for Spaniards, enables us to offer a culture and language exchange in our schools.
Besides the Spanish classes we facilitate the contact to Spaniards, to learn about the culture and to practice Spanish – on a private basis and at no additional cost.
Our schools are included in the book “Cursos de Lengua y Cultura para extranjeros en España”, which is annually published and updated by the Spanish Ministry of education and Culture.
Proyecto Español has the certificate of quality “Centro acreditado del Instituto Cervantes”.
Our courses are also accredited in Germany (in the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Rheinland- Pfalz) by the ministries of education as “Bildungsurlaub” and accepted by the Swedish government to receive Swedish students with state funded loans and grants to study abroad.
We offer as well the placement in Spanish companies to realize internships besides or in combination with our Spanish courses.
Our schools in Alicante as well as in Granada are located directly in the centre of the cities.
In all Schools the students have free access to internet and a library with spanish literature at theri disposal.
Our facilities are in the centre of Alicante in C/ García Morato, 41. We have 240 m2, distributed among 7 classrooms and library at our disposal. Every room is fully equipped and air-conditioned. The teachers have overhead projectors as well as DVD and video at their disposal. The students have free access to 2 computers with Internet.
Alicante is located in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, directly on the Costa Blanca – one of the most beautiful Spanish coasts. The Romans named the city “Lucentum”, city of light, and captured the character of this radiant palm-lined city facing the sea, which enjoys an extremely pleasant climate.
A hectic pace is unknown here and the “Siesta” is still taken seriously. People relax along the beautiful boulevards and promenade to enjoy a coffee, a Horchata (almond milk), or a Granizado (iced lime drink).
Although Alicante is the heart of tourism on the Costa Blanca, it banished the tourism industry from its gates and retained its charm as a Spanish university city. Despite its 300,000 inhabitants, Alicante is a village
in which almost everything is within walking distance, and acquaintances often cross paths.
Stylish boulevards, the modern yacht port, the picturesque and architectonically interesting old town quarter, modern shopping districts, and the palm lined sandy beaches provide a lot of variety and remain in visitor’s memories for years to come.
Our facilities are in the centre of Granada in C/ Puentezuelas, 32 1º. We have 300 m2, distributed among 8 classrooms and library at our disposal. The teachers have overhead projectors as well as DVD and video at their disposal. The students have free access to the computers with Internet.
Granada (population 310.000), situated in the south of Spain in Andalusia, is one of the most beautiful monumental cities, including in its city-centre the most visited monument in Spain, the “Palace of the Alhambra”.
It dates back to the last Arabic reign in the West, whose influence remains all over the city. By visiting Granada you have the chance to experience and breathe the “real Spain” in every corner of the city.
You can enjoy the mountains of Sierra Nevada, situated just 40 kilometres away from the city, particularly for skiing from December to April. Alternatively you can visit the beach, situated 50 kilometres away, where the sun shines almost all year round, thus boasting its own tropical micro-climate.
Granada is a university city with a pleasant nightlife and an immense number of bars in the old part of the city where you will find a large variety of “tapas” offered free of charge.
Both younger and older people can find the atmosphere that suits them best, given the wide variety of cultural activities that the city offers all year round.
Standard Course: 15 hours per week
The foundation of our course program is instruction in small groups of 3-10 students. It takes place from Monday to Friday covers 3 hours daily. Nine course levels are offered: from beginner to advanced courses. In Alicante this course is offered only from January to June and from October to December.
Intensive Course: 25 hours per week
The intensive course of 25 hours per week with instruction in small groups of 3-10 students is the foundation of our course program. It takes place from Monday to Friday and covers 5 hours daily. Nine course levels are offered: from beginner to advanced courses.
Super-Intensive Course (5+1): 30 hours per week
Besides the 5 hours in a group of 3 to 10 students, the students have an additional hour per day of individual instruction. This course is recognized as “Bildungsurlaub” in Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Rheinland-Pfalz).
Long Term Course: 25 hours per week
The intensive course of 25 hours per week adapts to the necessities of the students that stay for a longer period and is more economical. The content and classes for this course are the same as the Intensive Course. The course has a duration of 12 weeks minimum and meets the requirements for Swedish students to receive loans from the Swedish state.
Long Term Course: 25+5 hours per week
The super-intensive course of 30 hours per week adapts to the necessities of the students that stay for a longer period and is more economical. The content and classes for this course are the same as the superintensive course. The course has a duration of 12 weeks minimum and meets the requirements for Swedish students to receive loans from the Swedish state.
Preparation Course for D.E.L.E. Exams: 30 hours per week
This course prepares the student to obtain the de Español como Lengua Extranjera” (D.E.L.E.) carried out by the Instituto Cervantes. The course offers 25 lessons per week intensive course plus 5 extra hours in a minigroup (1-5 students), focusing on the preparation of the exam. An extra tutor will supervise the supplementary studies, analyse the participant’s own particular needs and helps the student to enrol in the appropriate level. The examination fee is not included in our prices.
Spanish Teacher Training Course: 25 hours per week (Alicante and Granada)
This course is designed for Spanish teachers who want to perfect their level of Spanish and improve their didactical and methodical skills. The course has a duration of 2 weeks and takes place at the following dates: in Alicante 6th of April and 31st of August; in Granada 29th of June and 14th of September.
The students can realize one part of the course in Alicante and the other in Granada (and vice versa) following the same program.
Taylor made courses and individual classes
We can offer tailor made courses or individual classes all over the year. The classes can be arranged flexibly regarding quantity and schedule. Individual lessons can be booked in the school from one day to another.
In order to ensure effective instruction and long-term learning success, we apply modern teaching methods that are oriented toward the interests and capabilities of the students. Our teachers are pedagogically-didactically trained native speakers with a broad repertoire of teaching and learning techniques. The necessary material (grammar, vocabulary, etc.) is taught in a diverse and varied fashion. Theoretical knowledge is applied regularly in practical areas through listening and speaking exercises, conversation exercises, discussions, and role-playing. The program is rounded out by the selected use of media, which makes the class an unusually “exciting” experience, in which one learns not only how to speak Spanish, but also how to think and feel it.
All the teachers are native speakers with an academic career and a real vocation for teaching. We promote the training in methodology and didactics and facilitate the assistance to seminars and courses. Part of our team is examiner in the D.E.L.E. exam.
After regular Spanish lessons or over the weekend the students may want to improve their conversational skills. Working with Spaniards interested in learning foreign languages as well as with foreigners interested in learning Spanish enables us to put up what we call “Language Exchange”. Both parts profit by making contacts and practising the foreign language without any additional cost and on a very personal level.
How often, where, when the students meet and how they organise this meeting is up to them. If one doesn’t come up with the other or wants to have more meetings, there is always the possibility to contact somebody else.
Our schools, apartments and host-families are located in the centre of Alicante and Granada.That means nearly everything can be reached on foot in less than 30 minutes, as well the beach(Alicante), the commercial centre and the night-life area!
We can offer accommodation either in a family or in shared apartments fully equipped with kitchen, bath, and living room. The students provide for themselves.
In a family they have the possibility to strengthen their Spanish in a family atmosphere and experience the Spanish culture in close contact.
When we talk about family – home stay we refer to the living with Spaniards. This is not necessarily the “traditional“ family with the parents in their forties or fifties and two or three children, but in some cases couples or women living alone. The goal is to have contact with Spaniards besides the classes, live and eat together with them and learn about culture and of course practice Spanish. So very often students make as well weekend trips, go out or ……. with “their families“.
Prices include instruction materials, level-classification test, and certificate of participation. The course book can be bought or lent by the students and has to be returned at the end of the course.
INTENSIVE COURSE: 25 hours per week – 110 € per week
SUPER INTENSIVE COURSE: (25+5) 30 hours per week – 195 € per week
LONG TERM COURSE: 25 hours per week – 90 € per week (min. 12 weeks)
D.E.L.E. PREPARATION: 30 hours per week – 170 € per week
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION: 20 € per hour/student
SPANISH TEACHER TRAINING COURSE: 25 hours per week – 210 € per week
STANDARD COURSE: 15 hours per week – 85 € per week
LONG TERM COURSE (25+5): 30 hours per week – 175 € per week (min. 12 weeks)
Registration fee: 60 €.
ACCOMMODATION IN A FAMILY
Double room/half-board: 126 € per week
Double room/full-board: 140 € per week
Single room/half-board: 147 € per week
Single room/full-board: 161 € per week
ACCOMMODATION IN A SHARED APARTMENT
Double room: 65 € per week
Single room: 75 € per week
(*) Double room in a family can only be booked together with another person)