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Courses Types

Mini stays

The mini-stays are organized courses for groups of a minimum of 15 students at least, taking place all the year round.

It is a short-term course from 3 to 7 days, and it's one of the best ways to get to know our region's lifestyle and traditions. These courses are mainly aimed at young students and seniors.

The classes, which take place in the morning, last 2 or 3 hours/day (there is an option without them), and in the afternoon, various cultural and leisure activities are arranged, all under the supervision of a guide-teacher, who will show the Cantabrian region and surroundings to the students.

The methodology of the course covers the most important topics and daily situations the student will come across as soon as he/she arrives in the country.

Course type Dates Duration Classes Activities Free time
Linguistic trip All year 3 - 7 Dyas NO YES YES
Mini- stays All year 3 - 7 Days. YES YES YES

Summer courses

The Spanish summer courses take place during the months of July and August, and are mainly aimed at schools, universities, travel agencies, wholesalers, tour operators, etc. The groups consist of at least 15 students and the duration ranges from a minimum of 2 weeks.

These courses give all students a general knowledge of the Spanish language with special reference to practical communication skills and comprehension, always giving a lot of opportunities for practice conversation inside and outside the class.

The classes take place in the morning, with a minimum of three hours per day, and the students spend the afternoons taking part in cultural and leisure activities that can be either sports or visits to cultural and tourist sites among others.

General Spanish

These courses have been designed for all levels, from beginner to advance. We have developed a specific syllabus for each level.

The linguistic focus of this course is based on the communicative elements applied to practical situations, emphasizing oral comprehension and expression whilst not neglecting the written skills or grammar.

All the study programs also include a compendium of topics about life, culture and the customs of our country, being reflected in a dossier given to all students.

At the beginning of each course, our students can do an in-depth assessment test to determine their level and communication capacity in order to place them in the most suitable course of study.

The Unilang program is composed of six different levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), so we can guarantee an international and objective measures of the levels and quality in their assessment:

Courses types Dates Nº weeks Hrs week Nº students Activities
One-to-one All year Optional 15-20 1 Optional
Group All year Optional 15-20 6 Optional

Spanish for teachers

This course has been designed for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language who need to bring their knowledge up to date in a short space of time.

The course lasts a minimum of 2 weeks and consists of Spanish literature, Spanish language and Spanish history and culture.

During all the classes you will deal with the Spanish which is spoken nowadays, reading and discussing texts taken from newspapers and magazines, watching and talking about television programs or internet resources, studying the history of Spain through its different periods, the notably increase of Spanish filmmaking in the Anglo-American market, Spain and the European Union...

The classes are taught using the most advanced technological methods and can be adapted to individual needs.

In order to get to know the region of Cantabria and surroundings fully, the student has the opportunity to participate in visits to places and towns of cultural and historic interest, as well as being able to carry out any sport activities he/she prefers.

Courses types Dates Nº weeks Hrs week Nº students Activities
One-to-one All Year Optional 20 1 Optional
Group All year Optional 20 6 Opcional

Spanish at the teacher's home

This One-to-one intensive course is aimed at those students that not only want to learn the Spanish language, but also they would like to take a full advantage of their stay in the Cantabrian region, by both living and studying at the teacher's home.

Students have the possibility of studying the following topics: Spanish history through its different periods, literature, art, religion, politics, geography, gastronomy, typical Spanish way of life, etc. all this in a friendly surrounding and sharing the daily life with the teacher.

This method is perhaps one of the best ways to absorb idiomatic expressions which in their natural setting and the main objective is improved the conversational skill.

The Unilang program is composed of six different levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), so we can guarantee an international and objective measures of the levels and quality in their assessment.

Courses types Dates Age Nº weeks Hrs week Cultural activities Leisure activities
One-to-one All year 22 min 1 min 30 Optional Optional

Business Spanish

Our Course ?Spanish for Business? has been especially designed for professionals and students with intermediate or advanced level of Spanish language wishing to learn about trade and business by using the Spanish vocabulary in a practical way, and learning in real communicative situations.

The goals of the course are to bring closer the business world and work with specific vocabulary and situations. We study all the language skills but we focus on the business world and the student will improve fast their specific structures and vocabulary.

The courses develop a wide range of topics such as: import and export trade, business lunch, foreign trade, labour relationships, product, stock exchange, banking, advertising, insurances, job interviews, telephone calls, business correspondence, labour exchange, etc.

Courses types Dates Nº weeks Hrs week Nº students Activities
One-to-one All year Optional 20 1 Optional
Group All year Optional 20 6 Optional

Spanish for Specific Uses

These courses are aimed at those people who require a good level of Spanish in order to use it in their professional life, with a specific vocabulary and situations.

For this reason we work in the different communicative situations in relation with their professional interest. In order to improve their vocabulary we include texts, documents and audiovisual media with the vocabulary corresponding to their areas.

Among others we offer these courses:

Super Intensive Spanish

These courses are aimed at businessmen who require a good level of Spanish.

One of the major problems businessmen face is that they do not usually have a lot of time for the study of languages.

Unilang Idiomas, which has over 30 years experience in the teaching of languages in the business world, has designed the Super Intensive courses so as to achieve the best results with the best quality in a minimum time.

The Unilang program is composed of six different levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), so we can guarantee an international and objective measures of the levels and quality in their assessment.

Courses types Dates Nº weeks Hrs week Nº students Activities
One-to-one All year 6 min 100 1 Included
Group All year 6 min 100 3 Included

D.E.L.E. Official Exams Preparation Courses

These courses are designed for the preparation of the exams to obtain the Certificate of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), which are official qualifications issued by Cervantes Institute and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.

These exams are aimed at those people who need an official accreditation of their level of competence and use of the language, and they try to bring closer the culture of all the Spanish speaking countries.

The DELE exams are divided into five different parts (reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, speaking, grammar and vocabulary), each one of them including several exercises. To obtain any of these qualifications, each section of the exam must be passed. In our price the enrollment in an examination centre is not included.

DELE levels of competence follow the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

Courses types Dates Nº weeks Hrs week Nº students Activities
One-to-one All year 4 min 25 1 Optional
Group All year 4 min 25 6 Optional
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