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LANGUAGE STAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE  

Castelldefels is an ideal place for language stays for teenagers and / or an end of course trip because of its excellent climate, its long beaches and its proximity to Barcelona and Sitges.

Parents who send their children on a linguistic stay with Idealog can rest assured that they are in a safe, family environment, in a small town without the dangers they might find in a big city such as Barcelona. Attending a course in Idealog offers the possibility to improve their knowledge of Spanish in an open, relaxed atmosphere and in a natural way since, besides practicing the language in class with peers, they will also broaden and deepen their level of Spanish in conversations with their host families and in cultural and leisure activities.

For all these reasons, organizing language stays in our center and our city for groups of students or end of year trips is a good choice that will become an enriching and unforgettable experience.

In Idealog we offer you a full program: classes, activities, accommodation, all based on the needs and preferences of each group.

We pay a lot of attention to the content of the classes according to age and level of participants and the organization of program activities, and we take care that each student feels comfortable and integrated into the group.

RECOMENDADED AGES:

From 12-17 years.

               MODE

Homogeneous groups of 4-9 students in class.

LEVELS

A1-A2-B1-B2-C1

DURATION

 Minimum 1 week: Check in on Sunday, Check out on Saturday

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 13:00

AIRPORT TRANSFERS:    

By bus

MATERIAL

Folder, backpack and a novel

EVALUATION

Upon arrival and written and oral final exam

START

Every Monday - with a minimum of 4 students

It is necessary to do a level test at least 1 week before the trip.

Language stays are offered throughout the year. Our school does not close except on national and local holidays.

EXAMPLE OF A FULL DAY

Breakfast in the host family´s house

Arrival at IDEALOG - classes from 9:30 to 13:00, Lunch break ½ hour

Lunch and rest in Idealog 

Afternoons: Cultural activities and games with monitors

Dinner with the host family

Evening activities (with monitors untill 12pm at the latest): Cinema, Welcome and farewell parties, Bowling ..


EXTENSIVE COURSES

MINIMUM AGE

16 years old

MODE

Group of 4-9 students maximum

LEVELS

A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2

CLASS TIMETABLE

2 x 2 hours / week

DATES

from October to June (3 trimesters)

Our classes are communicative, interactive and are always in a relaxed atmosphere.

LEVELS: 

Extensive courses are offered at all levels from beginners to advanced (A1 to C2). The courses are created according to the Common European Framework for Languages.

The objectives of the extensive course of 3 trimesters is to cover an entire level.

The Cervantes Institute and the Common European Framework of Languages suggest 6 levels that cover the main requirements:

Tenemos 6 niveles que atienden a los requisitos del plan curricular del Instituto Cervantes y al Marco Común europeo de referencia.
A1: Basic
Students learn to ask and answer questions about themselves and their surroundings. They are also able to respond and ask simple questions in areas of their needs.

A2: Elementary

Students learn to cope with various social situations through formulas of courtesy or very short social exchanges. They know how to describe objects, places, experiences, feelings, etc ...

B1: Intermediate
Students become more fluent in social exchanges thanks to the knowledge of standard Spanish and informal speech which is introduced in class at this stage.
B2: Advanced

This is a discussion stage, students can present their opinions and argue the pros and cons of a discourse.

Students maintain a good level through meaningful sentences and by using linking words and phrases.

C1: Superior
The student will master a very extensive vocabulary that will allow them to perform in any situation with complete fluency.
C2: Advanced
This stage is about the details and nuances, precision and mastery of the language.

Homogeneous groups: it is necessary to do a level test before joining the group.

MATERIALS: The students receives the methods for the class and supplementary material facilitated by the teacher throughout the course. Moreover, students have free access to the library where they can borrow all kinds of material: novels, DVD movies, CDs ... Students, in addition to active participation in class, should make homework that teacher assigns them during the course.

ASSESSMENT: This is carried out continuously with different types of tasks to perform throughout the course and a final written and oral test. The student receives a quarterly report on his/her progress through email, it is accompanied by a satisfaction questionnaire to be sent to the center via email to make changes or substantial improvements. At the end of the course students receive a Certificate of Achievement.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES


Intensive Courses

This Spanish course is designed for students who reside in Spain or abroad and need to learn it quickly and effectively. In Idealog, we offer our students the opportunity to study in a dynamic, participative and communicative way.

This course is taught according to the method of communicative teaching where students participate in different practical situations.

The course focuses on all aspects of the Spanish language and classes range from grammar exercises to reading of novels, newspaper articles, network news, recipes, etc. ...

Listening comprehension works with the use of songs, watching movies, documentaries, series and listening to telephone conversations of all kinds.

In Idealog we offer our students cultural and leisure activities that complete the course, since the classes contain topics of cultural interest. We offer you a variety of activities such as dancing, cooking, excursions and many more. 

RECOMMENDED AGES   

 over 16 years old

MODE

homogeneous groups of 4-9 students per class

LEVELS

A1-A2-B1-B2-C1

DURATION

minimum 1 week

MATERIAL

material with a folder

EVALUATION

pre-test, continuous assessment and final exam

START

Monday - each with a minimum of 4 students

DURATION: (One hour of class is 60 minutes)

Intensive 15:      15 hours a week / 2 weeks: 30 hours (4 weeks)

Intensive 20:      20 hours a week / 2 weeks: 40 hours (4 weeks)

Intensive 10:      10 hours per week / 4 weeks: 40 hours

TIMETABLES: 

INTENSIVE 15:                     

Option 1: Monday to Friday from 10-13.00

Option 2: Monday to Friday from 18-21.00

INTENSIVE 20:                     

Option 1: Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 13:30

Option 2: Monday to Friday from 17:30 to 21:30

INTENSIVE 10:                     

Option 1: Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.00

Option 2: Monday to Friday from 18:30 to 20:30

The center is open all year (excluding holidays).

The center has the right to cancel an intensive course if the minimum of 4 students is not reached in the group, in which case students are offered other options in groups of 2 or 3 people for the same price.

Students who register in groups formed by themselves (minimum 4 people) can have their classes on the dates and times they wish

The students receive a final report on their progress by email, and it is accompanied by a satisfaction questionnaire in order to make substantial improvements in teaching. Students also receive a Certificate of Achievement signed and sealed by the center.


Packs

INDIVIDUAL COURSES: PACKS

It is ideal for executives or people who have a very busy schedule and cannot attend classes on fixed dates. It is also recommended for children with learning difficulties who need personalized attention.

LEVELS: Intensive courses are offered at all levels from beginners to advanced (A1 to C2). The courses are taught according to the Common European Framework for Languages. It usually takes 100 hours to get A1 level, 100 hours for A2, 120 hours for B1, 120 hours for C1but as an individual program the number of hours can be higher or lower.

DURATION: (One hour of class is 60 minutes)

Individual courses can be arranged in 30 or 60 hour renewable PACKS.

FLEXIBLE HOURS: Students can choose their schedule between 7:30 to 21:30 from Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00. You can cancel your class calling us 24 hours before the scheduled class time

METHOD: The pack is taught individually but may be shared with other students of the same level (max 3 people).

It is necessary to do a level test before starting a pack.

The packs are offered throughout the year. The facility does not close except on national and local holidays.

MATERIAL: The students receives a folder containing a student book and a workbook that match their level as well as supplementary material that the teacher facilitates throughout the course. In addition, students have free access to the library where they can borrow all kinds of material: novels, DVD movies, CDs, etc.

Students, in addition to active participation in class, should do homework assigned by the teacher and reading and listening to radio, television, movies etc. in Spanish.

It can also involve our free conversation workshops or conversation classes led by one of our teachers via skype.

ASSESSMENT: This is carried out continuously with different types of tasks to perform throughout the course. The final written and oral test is taken to complete a full level.

The student receives a final report on their progress by email, which comes with a satisfaction questionnaire to be sent to the center via email to make changes or substantial improvements. They also receive on paper a Certificate of Achievement signed and sealed by the center at the end of each pack.

OUT-OF-CLASS ACTIVITIES: Students can add cultural activities offered by the center to their course.

Tripartite Foundation: Idealog can manage for free the procedures for obtaining subsidies through the Tripartite (FTFE) Foundation for students whose contracting companies wish to benefit from this assistance for further language training of their employees.


PREPARACIÓN EXÁMENES OFICIALES DELE

Los exámenes oficiales del DELE tienen lugar 3 veces al año, están acreditados por el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura española y organizados por el Instituto Cervantes junto con  la Universidad de Salamanca.

Idealog ofrece cursos de preparación al DELE con un plazo de 4 a 6 semanas previo a la convocatoria del examen.

Este curso consta de 2 fases

  • .Una primera fase teórica de 2 sesiones que se centra en un análisis, orientación, información y consejos para obtener el diploma.
  • .Una segunda fase práctica que permite a los alumnos el desarrollo de sus destrezas por medio de modelos de examen DELE. Esta fase tiene como objetivo la mejora de la:
    •  Pronunciación y ortografía
    •  Gramática
    •  Comprensión oral y escrita
    •  Expresión escrita

Nuestros cursos de preparación DELE tienen una media de 5 alumnos por clase lo que permite a cada alumno tener muchas oportunidades de interactuar y ser partícipe en clase.

Se recomienda realizar un test de nivel de español antes del curso y no ser menor de 16 años.


ESPAÑOL PARA PROFESIONALES

El objetivo de este tipo de curso es ayudar a los profesionales a comunicarse de manera efectiva y eficiente en español  cuando situaciones de su ámbito profesional lo requieran.

Niveles: A1 -A2-B1-B2-C1-C2

El curso consta de 3 partes:

  • Proporcionar conocimientos de lengua y gramática generales al estudiante para que pueda desenvolverse en cualquier ámbito de la vida cotidiana.
  • Transmisión de conocimientos culturales que ayuden a reforzar la relación entre el estudiante y su ambiente de trabajo.
  • Práctica y teórica de  competencias profesionales específicas, en las que se incluyen presentaciones, negociaciones, reuniones, descripciones del proceso de un producto u organigrama de una empresa.

Este tipo de curso hecho a medida del estudiante, junto con un seguimiento muy personal y su máxima flexibilidad son claves de su éxito.

Estos cursos se pueden realizar de forma individual en nuestro centro o en empresa (individual o grupo): ver “Cursos en empresa”

ALOJAMIENTOS en CASTELLDEFELS                                                 

Idealog ha seleccionado alojamientos para los alumnos extranjeros que nos visitan en Castelldefels, respondiendo a estrictos criterios de calidad para que te sientas a gusto en todo momento:

ALOJAMIENTO con FAMILIA ANFITRIONA

Convivir con una familia española es la mejor opción para seguir practicando el idioma fuera de las clases y conocer mejor la cultura y la gastronomía española.

Todas nuestras familias anfitrionas  tienen mucha experiencia en acoger alumnos de todas las edades y nacionalidades diferentes. Conviven con nuestros alumnos como si fueran un miembro más de la familia y participan con ellos en salidas, comparten las comidas y les hablan siempre en español. El máximo de alumnos en una familia es de 3, de nacionalidad diferente.

Ubicación: cerca de la escuela- accesible a pie (max. 30 minutos o en transporte público)

Recomendado para menores de 18 años.

El alumno puede pedir a la escuela un cambio de familia por él motivo que sea.

FECHAS: Llegada: Domingo salida Sábado

Habitaciones individuales o dobles.
Pensión completa o media pensión
Ropa de cama y toallas provistas
 Servicio de lavandería semanal
Limpieza de la habitación semanal
Armario y escritorio propio
Acompañamiento a la escuela el primer día de clase

Apartamentos compartidos:

 Si prefieres más independencia puedes optar por compartir un  apartamento con otros estudiantes. Hemos seleccionado los apartamentos en primera línea de mar para que puedas disfrutar de la extensa playa de Castelldefels y de todos sus servicios.

También puedes alojarte en los apartamentos si vienes en pareja, en familia o con amigos.

Ubicación: Playa- a 15 minutos de Idealog en transporte público

Llegada: Domingo- Salida Sábado

Recomendado a partir de 18 años

Apartamento para 4 personas:
Totalmente amueblados, televisor, lavadora y wifi.

*1 habitación doble

*1 salón comedor con sofá cama

*Cocina totalmente equipada

*Baño con ducha

*Terraza con vistas al mar

Enlace: Apartamentos Denis playa

EJEMPLOS DE ACTIVIDADES DE TARDE

Talleres de cocina española - Talleres de canciones españolas - Cursillo de Zumba -Campeonatos de vóley playa - Juegos y actividades lúdicas en la playa..

Actividades deportivas en el Canal Olimpic de Castelldefels: Kayak, Tiro al arco, Golf...

Excursiones a Barcelona:             

- Obras de Gaudí: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Pedrera, Visita al Camp Nou (estadio del Futbol Club Barcelona),

- Paseo por las Ramblas: Visita del mercado de la Boqueria, La Catedral, El Pueblo Español, Excursión guiada a Sitges

PREPARACIÓN EXÁMENES OFICIALES DELE

Los exámenes oficiales del DELE tienen lugar 3 veces al año, están acreditados por el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura española y organizados por el Instituto Cervantes junto con  la Universidad de Salamanca.

Idealog ofrece cursos de preparación al DELE con un plazo de 4 a 6 semanas previo a la convocatoria del examen.

Este curso consta de 2 fases

  • .Una primera fase teórica de 2 sesiones que se centra en un análisis, orientación, información y consejos para obtener el diploma.
  • .Una segunda fase práctica que permite a los alumnos el desarrollo de sus destrezas por medio de modelos de examen DELE. Esta fase tiene como objetivo la mejora de la:
    •  Pronunciación y ortografía
    •  Gramática
    •  Comprensión oral y escrita
    •  Expresión escrita

Nuestros cursos de preparación DELE tienen una media de 5 alumnos por clase lo que permite a cada alumno tener muchas oportunidades de interactuar y ser partícipe en clase.

Se recomienda realizar un test de nivel de español antes del curso y no ser menor de 16 años.

Los Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) se acreditan el 6 niveles y existen 5 convocatorias al año

Enlace: http://diplomas.cervantes.es/

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