Escuela Montalban - Day Classes, Granada

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Improve your Spanish language skills at Escuela Montalban - Day Classes, an internationally accredited school offering a range of courses for tourists, professionals, and foreign students living in Spain. You can learn the language from scratch, or work on improving a specific set of skills, like reading and/or writing. The school also offers a range of outdoor activities, like horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking in the Sierra Nevada. Each activity provides a chance to work on your grasp of Spanish while enjoying the country's pristine natural landscapes. Check the website for additional course offerings and accommodation options. By using our Granada trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Escuela Montalban - Day Classes and other attractions in Granada.
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  • Teachers are experienced and warm. After a few days have already noticed significant improvements in the whole class (which by the way was too small). In addition, the management of the school is very helpful. Finally the location is great-the school is in the Centre of Granada, near various tapas and famous Albaicín neighbourhood.
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  • Located in the centre of Granada the school offers a variety of activities to do during the break between the Spanish lessons or after your classes have finished. The classes are very small which prov...  more »
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  • I took a week's Spanish conversation classes at Montalbán with one private afternoon conversation class too. I had two great teachers - I was in a group of eight in the mornings with Adela and we had good fun practising our conversation skills. We were all of a similar level in conversation and got plenty of directed practice time on the things we needed to progress. On one afternoon I had an hour and a half with Maria, purely to practise conversation which was enjoyable and helpful. I found that Montalbán's strengths are the division of grammar and conversation which for me meant I could just choose to work on conversation which was what I felt I needed right now. It also allows people to be set into different level groups for conversation and for grammar so if you are much stronger in one area than the other you can work at your level for each subject. Some reviews have commented on the fact that the grammar sessions do not 'lead in' to the conversation lessons but this is why, so it depends what your priority is on this. I did find that for a one week course Montalbán was quite expensive as there is a high administration fee which would be diluted if you were to book several weeks in a row. I have given it five stars and I will probably return at some point for another course.
  • The language school Escuela Montalbán in the center of Granada is a cosy and matey place. It is situated in a small building on two levels with three small class rooms each. You get to know all the staff very quickly as there are about 15 people working here and some of them are – good for them – on holiday as it is high summer time at the moment. The first and third week I took part in regular courses with only three students plus, of course, the teacher. We had two classes per day starting with a grammar class followed by a conversation class. The school’s administation goes to great length in organizing the courses concerning the students‘ language levels. They really strive to form courses consisting of people with a similar level of Spanish in order to make the classes effective and useful. I also took private lessons during one week which I can recommend because it is super-intensive and very effective when the teacher concentrates fully on you. As far as I am concerned, I do not only study at this school but I also do an internship under supervision of Margret Fortman who is the school’s marketing and public relations manager. Therefore I review or write texts for the school’s website. I have to admit that these texts are in English or German (I am from Berlin) as my Spanish is by far not yet good enough for professional purposes. When I arrived I was classified level A2 in Spanish, certainly an accurate classification in theory but in daily life I felt like level zero basically. That has significantly changed in only three weeks thanks to the lessons I took and thanks to the teachers that gave them. All teachers are professional, highly motivated, kind and funny at times, too. As I enjoy biking a lot, I bought a bike second hand and so I am exploring the city and the countryside in my spare time. The landscape has flat terrain when you go along the river Genil that flows through the city into the plains and there are of course hills and the Sierra Nevada. A mountain range that goes up to about 3000 m (9000 ft). And for all of you who like biking, too or who are into a little challenge: To the second highest peak leads a path suitable for bikes with an average gradiant of only 5 percent. The learning gradiant is for sure higher at Escuela Montalbán.
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