Leaving Certificate Preparation Course – Spanish in Seville
A Spanish Leaving Certificate Preparation course in Seville is the perfect option for any young ‘culture vultures’ who are looking to improve their Spanish language skills for their exam. This total-immersion programme combines the general Intensive course with dedicated exam preparation sessions and interesting cultural activities. Students will reinforce their existing abilities and improve their knowledge of all aspects of the language, ensuring they go into their exams confident and prepared!
Our partner school in Seville, which has been offering courses continuously for over 30 years, is located in the very centre of the city and within walking distance of all of the main attractions. In addition to the 35 classrooms, the school has lots of areas for self-study, relaxation and socialising. There is a student lounge, rooftop terrace with plunge pool, library, self-study room and a ground floor patio with its own café.
Seville is an ideal location for our younger students preparing for their Leaving Certificate exam. Although the city is the capital of Andalucia, and the third most visited city in Spain (after Madrid and Barcelona), it is very easy to explore on foot - in around 45 minutes it’s possible to walk from one side of the beautiful city centre to the other. For those who prefer to rest their legs there are lots of public transport options, including a metro, buses, trams and a shared bike scheme!
Courses in Seville
This specialist package consists of 25 group language classes per week, which are scheduled Monday - Friday.
It combines general Spanish lessons on the Intensive course with exam-focused preparatory sessions in the afternoons.
The Intensive course includes 4 group Spanish lessons per weekday, which take place between 09:15 and 13:00. In these classes, you’ll enhance your overall knowledge of Spanish in mixed-age groups which are organised by level. Your 5 exam preparation lessons take place in the afternoons and cover Leaving Certificate topics and themes. 3 weekly social activities and 1 full-day excursion are also included in the programme price.
Max. 10 students on the Intensive course; max. 6 in the exam preparation sessions.
This course is designed for Irish teenagers with 5-6 years’ experience learning Spanish at school (level A2/B1).
This course offers immersive Spanish revision for students preparing to take the Irish Leaving Certificate. It is suitable for students who are taking Transition Year as well as those going straight into their exams.
The minimum age for year-round courses at this school is 17, meaning students booking this programme will be treated as mature young adults. If you select this course package, you will be studying in mixed-age groups on the Intensive course and will therefore need to be comfortable with the responsibility of attending ‘adult’ classes. You will need to abide by a curfew, but your free time outside class is your own. Our team, the staff at the school, and your hosts are all on-hand to provide support during your studies should you need it.
In your Intensive lessons, you’ll develop your Spanish language knowledge in all areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar. Spanish is the only language spoken in class, so the lessons are completely immersive. This means that there is a particular focus on improving spoken ability, which is an area of weakness for many language pupils. Traditional learning methods are combined with dynamic games and activities to make for a fun classroom experience. Students are grouped according to their starting ability level, which allows everyone to progress appropriately under the careful guidance of our school’s native Spanish teachers.
In the afternoon sessions, you’ll cover the topics and vocabulary which are likely to appear on your Leaving Cert exam so that you can be confident of success when it comes to the real thing. You’ll work through past papers in groups and as individuals, which will help you to master the techniques needed to get a great score. You’ll also use multi-media study materials to get as much exposure to and practise with Spanish as possible.
The language tuition is complimented by at least 3 weekly activities, as well as a full-day excursion at the weekend. Because they are all provided in Spanish and being immersed in a language is the best way to learn it, these activities will reinforce your classroom learning and help you to keep improving your Spanish skills without even realising it.
This course is available throughout the year. Please see our pricing tool to get a quote, or contact us for more information.
This package includes full board accommodation with a carefully selected host or host family, all of whom live within walking distance of the school. All hosts are native Spanish speakers, ensuring the linguistic immersion experience continues in the accommodation setting.
As standard, accommodation is arranged on a shared room basis, meaning friends or family members who travel together can stay together, and those travelling alone will be allocated a same-sex roommate. If preferred, a single room can be arranged at extra cost (subject to availability). One load of laundry is included per week.
The full board meal package includes three balanced and healthy meals per day. Special diets (e.g. vegan/halal/gluten-free) can be catered for, although a small supplement is charged. Breakfast is a light meal that is sometimes left out for students to help themselves to. In Andalucia the main meal of the day is often served early afternoon, with smaller dishes being provided in the evening. Your host family will discuss the meal schedule with you on the first day so you know what to expect from your stay. For the main meal you will sit down to eat with the host/family members and have the opportunity to practise your Spanish conversation skills and learn a little more about day-to-day life in Seville.
This programme is the ideal option for teenagers as it offers a good balance of supervised activities and free time. In addition to the high-quality language lessons that are held Monday to Friday, the package includes three afternoon activities and a full-day excursion on Saturday (not included on the day of departure). The varied schedule incorporates a mixture of cultural, social and sporting activities, and can include:
- Walking tours through Seville
- Visits to local attractions
- Group games and sports
- Spanish film screenings
- Cookery workshops
- Dance classes
- Half- and full-day excursions to nearby locations such as Cadiz, Cordoba and Granada
- Plus seasonal activities available in the city
On free afternoons teenagers can explore independently or spend time at the school or in the host family home.
How to get there
Seville San Pablo Airport is located just over 12 km outside the city and is easily accessible from many countries. Airport transfers can be arranged at extra cost, or students can travel to their accommodation using one of the many public transport options.
Students should plan to arrive on the Sunday before their course starts and depart on the Saturday after their course finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if needed.
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