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Language school Granada – Academia Contacto 

This small Academia Contacto partner school is situated near the Cathedral of Granada and within a short distance to the magical Moorish town quarter – the Albaicin. The building offers WIFI, a PC room and library. A convenient base to explore the city’s Tapas culture, fiery Flamenco dances, the Moorish architecture & Gipsy caves, all of it surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada. 

Courses

CONVERSATION 10

2 group lessons per day, 10 lessons per week, all levels

€65 per week 

INTENSIVE 15:

15 group lessons per week, 3 lessons per day, all levels

€105 per week

INTENSIVE 25:

5 group lessons per per day, 25 lessons per week, all levels

€135 per week

INTENSIVE 25+5:

Intensive course (25h p/w) plus 1 extra hour one-to-one per day

€225 per week

INTENSIVE 25+10:

Intensive course (25h p/w) plus 2 extra hours one-to-one per day

€315 per week

DELE 30:

25 hours of Intensive course per week + 5 lessons in a reduced group (1-5 pers.). To prepare for the “Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera” (DELE), with bespoke tuition.

€205 per week

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. Flexible hours per week and course share with one other student possible. Can be added on to other courses. 

€25 per hour / €16 per hour per person (2 students)

Accommodation

FAMILY STAY:

Halfboard or Fullboard, 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 …

€140 – €175 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. Internet connection available. Bills included.

€70 – 85 per week

APARTMENT:

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

Rates depending on availablity

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.

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)

Granada – info

Granada is situated in the south of Spain and in the heartland of Andalusia. It is an utterly interesting, quirky & picturesque town that tells a lot about its history. In the city centre you will find many beautiful architectural buildings from the Christian Renaissance.

The “Albaicin” quarter on the hillside paints a completely different picture with its narrow cobbled streets and a jukstapose of whitewashed moorish houses and their delightfully decorated patio courtyards: it seems as if time has stood still, or at least, is not important here at the old privately owned food stores, relaxing tea shops & hidden farmers markets.

If you can, try to visit when one of the many local festivities are celebrated, e.g. “la Semana Santa” at Easter or “Santa Cecilia”, the procession in honour to the patron of Granada in November.

Things to do in Granada: 

Alhambra & Generalife: Take your time to explore these truly magical Moorish palaces & their extensive gardens – definitely pre-book your tickets !

Albaicín & Camino de Sacromonte: Wind your way up the hill through the picturesque cobbled streets of the Albaicín to reach the cave houses of Sacromonte. Though you won’t find Bilbo Baggins here, a fiery gypsy – flamenco performance might be on the cards, don’t forget to take a breather at Plaza San Nicolás for a Cafe con Leche plus a dramatic panorama snapshot of the region.

Arab Baths: Purify your body in a Moorish Hammam session.

City centre: Go shopping, visit cathedrals & have a ‘Tinto de verano’ with free Tapas in one of the many bars.

Alpujarras: Region in the foothills of the Siera Nevada with its unspoilt white villages, perfect for hiking, horse riding, mountain biking & rustic dining – revitalising !

Nerja caves & Tropical Coast: Spend the day at the sea side – take a boat trip to the famous caves & just chill out in the sun.

Info:

3 to 10 persons per group / 1 lesson = 50 minutes / included: classes, teaching materials, certificate, use of library and internet, cultural programme and service / no lessons on public holidays. Students min. age is 17.

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

Academia Contacto Granada Enrolment fee: €60

Start dates & Holidays:

Courses start every Monday except for the beginners:

Absolute beginners 2016: 5/1, 22/2, 21/3, 25/4, 23/5, 6/6, 20/6, 27/6, 4/7, 11/7, 18/7, 25/7, 1/8, 8/8, 15/8, 22/8, 29/8, 12/9, 26/9, 24/10, 21/11.
Individual courses: Flexible

Holidays 2016: 1/1, 29/2, 25/3, 2/5, 26/5,15/9, 12/10, 1/11, 8/12
The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 24/12/2015 to 1/1/2016

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

Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, 35 min by car, 19.7km

(the school offers a pick-up service at €45 one-way)

Aeropuerto De Malaga, 1h39min by car, 135km

(the school offers a pick-up service at €155 one-way)

Estación de trenes Pajaritos, 11 min by car, 2.1km

Estación de autobuses de Granada, 24 min by car, 4.6km

A metro / tram line is currently being built – opening soon !

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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