Each level comprises 80 hours of lessons and last 4 weeks.
If a student cannot keep up with the learning pace of his/her fellow students, or has not understood a topic very well, they can be given an extra individual class with new explanations and exercises. The objective of the tutorials is to ensure that all of the groups have the same level of learning and are equally intense and benefical for everyone.
Each week from 13:00 to 14:00hrs. lectures are given: Mondays – “Regions of Spain”; Tuesdays – “Traditions and Legends of Spain”; Wednesdays – “Spanish History”; Thursdays – “Spanish Art”.
These lectures introduce the student to Spanish culture through our history, art, literature and economics, thus helping the student to have a better understanding of our current society.
On the last Thursday of every month there is a test for you to see how much you have learnt. Also each month, the teachers hand in a report on the progress of each student to the Director of Studies (continuous evaluation). Once you finish your course and have passed both forms of assessment, you will receive a diploma from “Colegio Delibes”, stating your level of Spanish and your test result. Only students who have completed at least one level (four weeks) will receive a diploma. Should a student not pass the assessments, they will receive a course attendance certificate.
Those students who continue to study, after passing the assessments, will advance to the next learning stage the following month.
In order to obtain either the diploma or the certificate, and also to be able to advance to the next level, it is compulsory to have attended a minimum of 90% of the classes.
Note: The start date of each level (the first working day of each month), is indicated in the our dates page.
Students who start at the college after the first week of the month may join a course which has already started at their corresponding level.