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Language school Madrid – Academia Contacto

This school is based in one of the old town houses of the Chamberí area, just north of the very centre of Madrid and really benefits from the laid back, very local and traditional Spanish atmosphere. You won’t find trendy lounge bars and thoroughly designed modern spaces here. Instead you can dive into truly authentic, friendly & rather intimate vibe. But don’t worry, the hip Amagro neighborhood with its classy, parisian-like flair and the famous Paseo de Recoletos is only a 15 minutes walk away. Apart from useful facilities like internet, computer room and library, the school also offers a personalised service, lots of afternoon activities as well as help with the arrangement of individual language exchanges.

Courses

STANDARD 5

5 group lessons per week, 2 days x 3 hours, mornings or evenings

€45 per week 

STANDARD 10:

10 group lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 11:20 or 11:40 to 13:30. 2 lessons per day, all levels

€85 per week

INTENSIVE 20:

20 group lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 13:30. 4 lessons per day, all levels

€145 per week

INTENSIVE 25:

Intensive 20 course & 1 extra hour per day with the subject Conversation or DELE exam preparation, extra hour in reduced groups of 2 to 5 persons

€200 per week

INTENSIVE 20+5:

Intensive course (20h p/w) plus 1 extra hour one-to-one per day

€265 per week

INTENSIVE 20+10:

Intensive course (20h p/w) plus 2 extra hours one-to-one per day

€390 per week

INTENSIVE+INTERNSHIP:

Intensive 20 hour course (Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 13:30) plus approx. 20h internship per week. The school has a selection of companies in many different areas. Min. stay 4 weeks. Afterwards you have the option to add more lessons or just continue with your internship.

€300 per week

DELE 20:

20 hours of Intensive course x 3 weeks to prepare for the “Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera” (DELE).
The course is taking place 3 times per year, before the DELE exam dates.

€500 for 3 weeks

Check DELE exam dates, centres & fees at Instituto Cervantes* …

*DELE exam applications have to be performed by the student individually at Instituto Cervantes

ONE TO ONE COURSE

To gain linguistic competence asap in the most efficient way. Your teacher will assist you in choosing your programme (e.g. fields: business Spanish, law…). Flexible hours per week and course share with one other student possible. Can be added on to other courses. 

€23 to 28 per hour

Accommodation

FAMILY STAY:

Breakfast only or Halfboard, private or shared room with your friend. Carefully selected host families, Internet connection available, special diets are catered for on request, you can choose between a family with or without kids/ other students/ smoking or non-smoking/ 1 or 2 star (standard or comfort)…

€140 – €230 per week

SHARED FLAT:

Room in fully furnished apartment, near your school. Single room or Double shared with friend. Community kitchen, bathroom and living room. You can choose to share with 1-2 Spaniards or other language students/ 1 star (Standard) or 2 star (Comfort). Internet connection available. Bills included.

€115 – 185 per week

APARTMENT:

For complete independence, centrally located individual apartment recommended by the school. Fully furnished small comfortable flats.

Rates depending on availablity

What students said about Academia Contacto

I will definitely recommend Academia Contacto to my friends. It’s a great school with small classes. I especially liked my teacher who was extremely dynamic and fun. (Justin, Australia)

I was delighted how quickly I started speaking and writing in Spanish! Availability, cost and location, perfect! (Morgan, Canada)

The school is very good located, the professors are really nice and classes are interesting. (Nargiza, Japan)

Madrid – info

Known for its football club, the Royal Family and its fantastic art collections, Madrid has a lot to offer: You can spend your days strolling through the streets admiring the old architecture, mainly dating back to the 17th & 18th century, as well as the impressive modern buildings that reflect Madrids, now, cosmopolitan vibe.

If you are more interested in experiencing the Spanish way of partying, this city is one of the top metropolis for “celebrating the night”, which often causes traffic jams, even at 4am in the morning.

The end of May, for example, is a fantastic time to witness & become part of Madrids big San Isidro fiesta with its fairs, dances & rather controversial bull fights.

Activities

A great opportunity to meet your fellow students, get to know the city and immerse yourself into culture and language practise. Academia Contacto offers a selection of free and paid activities, led by a team member or tour guide.  

Activities at the school: movie nights, music gigs, Sangría masterclass, workshops…

Activities in the city: guided tours, trips to sights and museums, language exchange, treasure hunts, picnics, Tapas and wine tours, traditional restaurants, Flamenco performances, festivals, dance and other sports

Weekend activities:  Excursions to nearby towns and villages.

Things to do in Madrid: 

Gran Via: Shopping, bars, restaurants, casinos.

Plaza Mayor: Statues, cafeterias & ambience.

Palacio Real: The official residence of King Felipe VI.

El Rastro antiques and vintage market on Sundays – hustle & bustle!

Try churros con chocolate at the traditional Chocolatería San Ginés

El Oso y el Madroño: Famous symbol & meeting point at Puerta del Sol

Dance the night away for free at La Boca del Lobo club.

El Escorial Monastery: Pantheon to the Spanish monarchs, north of Madrid.

Info:

2 to 9 persons per group / 1 group lesson = 55 minutes / 1 individual lesson = 60 minutes / included: classes, teaching materials, certificate, use of library and internet, cultural programme and service / no lessons on public holidays – in Madrid, half of the cancelled lessons will be held during the same week / Students min. age is 17.

Academia Contacto Madrid gives a 10% discount on course durations of 12 weeks or more.

Arrival: Sunday – departure: Saturday / Accommodation can be booked individually.

Academia Contacto Madrid Enrolment fee: €50

Accommodation placement fee: €30.

Start dates & Holidays: 

Courses start every Monday (Except absolute beginners)

Absolute beginners 2016: 4/1, 1/2, 29/2, 14/3, 4/4, 2/5, 16/5, 6/6, 4/7, 18/7, 1/8, 15/8, 5/9, 19/9, 3/10, 31/10, 28/11

Individual courses: Flexible
DELE 20 (2016): 02/05, 07/11

Holidays 2016:1/1, 6/1, 25/3, 2/5, 25/7, 15/8, 9/9, 12/10, 1/11, 9/11, 6/12

Service offered by school:

  • Student ID for cheaper entry into various cultural institutions
  • Arrangement of accommodation for accompanying persons
  • Possibility to enrol at short notice
  • Easy mode of payment: credit cards are welcome Included in price
  • Information about cultural events and ticket booking service.
  • Arrangement of language exchange with native Spanish speakers
  • 24-hour telephone emergency service

Getting here

Barajas airport, 21 min by car, 13km

(the school offers a pick-up service at €60 one-way)

Atocha Railway Station (RENFE), 17 min by car, 5km

Estación sur de autobuses, 12 min by car, 3km

Iglesia (Linea 1) 4 min walk – 350m

Quevedo (Linea 2) 7 min walk – 550m

To book your Spanish course with this language school, please fill in the form below and press the submit button. Academia Contacto will be in touch shortly. 

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