ESCUELA MONTALBAN - TANDEM GRANADA
Spanish Courses in Granada, Spain
ESCUELA MONTALBAN – TANDEM GRANADA
Spanish Courses in Granada, Spain

About ESCUELA MONTALBAN – TANDEM GRANADA

We have been teaching Spanish as a foreign language since 1986. Our Spanish school is located in Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Andalusia, southern Spain. The Spanish courses are held throughout the year. The friendly atmosphere and personal touch of our Spanish classes as well as Granada's Andalusian charm will turn your language holidays into an unforgettable experience. Students from all over the world and from different age groups participate in our Spanish language programme throughout the year. An extensive cultural programme always complements the Spanish courses. With 800 students every year we can be considered as a medium-sized Spanish language school.

WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?

Student nationalities:
Mainly European students; also students from the USA, Australia and Japan

Average age:
Minimum age: 15 years / average age: 25-35 years

Students per class:
Maximal number of students per class: 8
Average number of studens per class: 5
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ORIGIN OF OUR STUDENTS

Facilities

The school building, characterised by its Andalusian style, its friendly classrooms, and its beautiful courtyard, retains much of the charm and intimacy of a family home. It is situated in a quiet location just ten minutes away from the city centre.

We offer the following services:

- Student service and councelling in 5 languages: travel advice, visa application, accommodation reservations, airport transfer and travel health insurance.
- 24 hours emergency phone line.
- An extensive cultural programme.
- Tandem language exchange.
- Coffee bar on the corner and lunch (Price 5 €) in a nearby Student Residence.
- A courtyard as a meeting place for students.
- Free Internet access (WiFi)
- Book and Video Library
Our library with approximately 500 novels, grammar books, course books and journals, and the video library with more than 400 recent Spanish films are all available to our students free of charge.
- Bike rental
- Childcare service (children under 4/5 years) in a kindergarten in our neighbourhood.
- O2 Centro Wellness
At the nearby O2 Centro Wellness our students can take advantage of reduced fees.
- Certificates and exams
A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of each Spanish course and is already included in the course price. If they wish so, students can choose to participate in a final testing in order to obtain the official SIELE certificate (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española). Price: 155 €.

LEISURE

Combine Spanish classes in the mornings with cultural courses in the afternoons!

Spanish & Dancing
The programme allows participants to discover the artistic phenomenon of Flamenco in its natural environment. Apart from these dancing classes, we also offer guitar and cajón lessons. In the singing classes students learn the different types of lyrics of each style and enjoy learning with a flamenco singer.
Or do you want to dance Tango! Our dancing teachers are also Spanish instructors, so while you are practicing dancing you can have Spanish conversation with the teachers.
Or dance Salsa during your holidays, meet locals, make new friends and improve your Spanish while going out.

Spanish & Sports
We can take you to explore Sierra Nevada National Park. Whether you like horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking or hiking, our goal is to deliver you an outstanding experience and insights into the local environment and at the same time you can practice your Spanish with our guides. We also offer Yoga sessions for those who prefer a more relaxing activity.

Spanish & Art
If you love photography, we offer you a unique, open-air laboratory to improve your photo skills while enjoying beautiful squares in the old arabic quarter of the Albaicín, hidden corners in the Sacromonte gypsy quarter or the beautiful landscapes of our Province. If you like cooking, we give you the chance to prepare local dishes with a professional cooker. Or practice the language in a workshop on the history and art of ceramic tiles. We also offer a special programme related to the culture of Al-Andalus.
Visa Information
Before you enrol for a Spanish course please note that the conditions for granting a Visa include medical insurance covering your stay abroad, a residential address in Granada and sufficient financial means. You can obtain information regarding a Visa application from the Spanish Embassy in your country. Addresses of Spanish Embassies worldwide can be found at the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

How to get there

If you would like an organised transfer from either one of these airports to your accommodation in Granada, please provide us information on the airport of your destination, your arrival date and time, you airline and flight number as soon as possible. Travel health insurance can also be obtained through the school.

Price for a one way transfer:
Malaga Airport - Granada Accommodation: 180 €
Granada Airport - Granada Accommodation: 45 €

Travel health insurance:
Price up to 15 days: 15 €
Price up to 30 days: 30 €

Please ask us if you require any further information on train and bus connections from other Spanish cities to Granada.

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  • by John S.
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    Spanish at Escuela Montalbán
    Escuela Montalbán has got quite a few things going its way. Firstly, the location. Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and while there are other that are bigger, or have a beach right on the edge of the city, none has the charm that she does. My second point is along the same tracks, but more precise. The location within the city. It is pretty much in the city centre so it’s easy to get to and you can go sightseeing straight from the class without wasting time. Yet it is not in the busy, noisy, tourist laden part, so apart from the lone dog barking from time to time, the area is very quite, which as you can imagine, is quite the ideal place for a school to be at. Now since this is a school, let’s dive into the good stuff, classes. I spent a couple of weeks here doing the Standard course, and over the course of my time there, I had classes or at least contact with pretty much every staff member. They are, obviously, all different, but they do have one thing in common though, and that’s the passion for teaching and the patience required to do so well. All of them are very friendly and try to find new ways of reaching and captivating their students, as they know that the old ways are not necessarily always the best. Ranging from board games, through watching videos and movies to discussing the hot topics of the day (Cataluña in my case) there was always interesting to do. Obviously, you can’t just skip grammar, but it can be complemented by interesting and fun things to do, so after having learned something, you use it in order to remember it for longer than the first 30mins after the class is over. And last but certainly not least, there’s the cultural program that they offer. Cultural program is an important part of language apprehension, as it’s not just the language classes that you need to have in order to learn properly, you also need to get to know the culture/s behind the language and socialize a bit either with other students or locals, which once again, promotes the use of Spanish, that is the only way that you truly learn and improve. TL:DR - I had a blast while in Escuela Montalbán, and would deffo recommend to anyone.
    Friday, 20 October 2017
  • by Pavel B.
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    Spanish learning and incredible experience with Escuela Montalban
    I was 3 months at Escuela Montalbán in Granada doing an Intensive Spanish course, which included 2 classes of grammar and 2 conversation classes per day. I started from the very beginning and improved my Spanish very quickly thanks to a professionalism of the teachers and very well selected groups. In fact, I was able to communicate with other students with the same level of Spanish, which helped us learn Spanish more efficiently with a help of a teacher and have fun as well.The staff of the Spanish school was extremely friendly and helpful, especially Paco. In the first day they helped me with my accommodation, informed me about different possibilities and important places in the city, and helped me get my debit card in a bank, which was incredibly important as well.The accommodation was provided by the school. In the apartment I lived with 4 Spanish persons, who helped me boost my Spanish and experience Spanish culture and traditions. They were very friendly, kind and open-minded.On the one hand, teachers were very professional and provided well-structured content. On another hand, they were very funny making a lot of jokes. Thus, they delivered a great combination of serious and funny content, which helped us feel comfortable and learn Spanish in a great atmosphere.Another important part of learning Spanish language and culture took place outside of our classes. The school organized different social and cultural activities in the evenings and on weekends. In the first week we went to the Arabic bath, which helped me relieve stress from the first days of my adaptation to a new country. Moreover, I discovered an incredible art-form, which was born in Granada and called Flamenco. The flamenco show included very emotional and expressional music and dance. I fell in love with it and would love to experience it again. Another incredible activity was a tapa tour with the teacher Marisa, when almost all the students went out together to explore the tapas culture in different local bars. There is a tradition in Granada to give tapas for free when you order a drink.I would definitely recommend this school to everybody, who wants to learn Spanish and discover a great culture of the beautiful Granada and Spain in general.
    Monday, 27 February 2017
  • by Beeee A.
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    Good language school!
    I was for 4 weeks at Escuela Montalban to follow a level intermediate B2 course. The quality of the lessons is really good since they offer only small classes and teachers are really friendly and knowledgeable! They only speak Spanish to you, therefore, it enforces you to speak and it develops your Spanish! The atmosphere in the school is great! The school is cozy and the teachers, people that work there are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and warm. But also being able to experience the culture and lifestyle in Granada cannot be underestimated. Therefore, they organize different kind of activities, one of them was a tapa tour through the center of Granada with Ruben!I definitely want to go back to follow another course, maybe in combination with cooking classes that they offer!
    Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • by Elisabeth F.
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    Good times at the Spanish language school Escuela Montalban in Granada
    I just finished a 3 month Spanish course at Escuela Montalban. I enjoyed my time there a lot. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was really friendly, so that I felt welcome and like a part of the school comunity. I learned a lot. The lessons were effective and interesting and I liked the teachers. The school offered a lot of different activities, such as hiking, rock climbing and horse riding in Sierra Nevada National Park, Flamenco dancing, cooking classes or movie evenings. The activities make it easy to get to know the other students and to make new friends from all over the world. Granada is a great city. I love the tapas culture for example. With every drink you get a tapa for free. What I liked the most was hiking in the Sierra Nevada and dancing Salsa and Bachata. There are dance partys every night and I improved a lot while being here. Dancing Salsa helped me as well to make Spanisch friends and to use my new knowledges of the language. I was sad when I had to leave Escuela Montalban and Granada.I will come back for sure as soon as posible and I can recommend everybody to go there as well!
    Wednesday, 02 March 2016
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    by Riesthuis B.
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    12 weeks of awesomeness
    I was here for 3 months, and I can say that i enjoyed every second of it, and cannot wait to go back. What is so great about this school is that the teachers are just amazing. I followed 3 hour classes every day, and that used to seem long for me. But here the times flew by. Teachers always find fun and engaging ways to keep classes interesting. As I was there I have experienced every single teacher, and whenever you transfer from one class to a higher class, and everytime you think, "ahh but i really liked this teacher!!" but then every time you get a new teacher who is just as amazing as the last. Besides the teachers the school itself also spends a lot of time to make sure you make the most of your time in Granada, regularly offering trips to go scubadiving, a weekend to the alpujaras, snowboarding in the sierra vnevada, and even trips to Marocco.Granada itself also has everything you could possibly want. It bursts of the cultural sights to see, but it is also a stdents town and thereforoffers a lot of nightlife opportunity for younger people.Overall I can say that I would recommend Escuela Montalban to anyone that wants to learn Spanish and have fun doing it!
    Wednesday, 14 October 2015
  • by Pan B.
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    Super Szkoła!
    Byłam na miesięcznym kursie w Escuela Montalban i nie wyobrażam sobie co mogłoby być lepiej! :)Zajędzie prowadzone są na bardzo wysokim poziomie, są ciekawe i zawsz bardzo zróżnicowane. Mialam okazje mieć zajęcia z różnymi nauczycielami i wszyscy byli świetni, bardzo zaangażowani, sympatyczni i zawsze chętni jeśli trzeba było coś dodatkowo wytłumaczyć! Duży nacisk kładizony jest na konwersacje więc codziennie spora częśc lekcji przeznaczana była na rozmowy!Kolejnym plusem było to, że escuela montalban organizuje bardzo dużo aktywności dodatkowych, codziennie można wziąć w czymś udział, wyjścia do kina, na pokaz flamenco czy tapas. Szczególnie polecam poniedziałkowe wyjścia na tapas, jest to dobra okazja, żeby poznać nowe osoby, porozmawiać po hiszpańsku i spróbować pysznej hiszpanskiej kuchni! No i sama Granada jest po prostu przepiękna, nie wyobrażam sobie lepszego miejsca na naukę hiszpańskiego! Polecam zdecydowanie!
    Monday, 14 September 2015
  • by Kara. S.
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    Merhaba Arkadaşlar!Ben Ispanya´nin güneyinde „Girnata“ adiylada bilinen Granada şehrindeki „Escuela Montalbán“ dil okulunda 3 aylik bir staj yaptim. Hem şehrin kendisine, hemde ordaki yaşam tarzina hayran kaldim.Endülüs tarzindaki hoş bir avluya sahip olan okulda, bilgili ve neşeli öğretmenler sayesinde, stajim çok eğlenceli ve rahat geçti. Bu okul yaklaşik 20 senedir yabanci öğrencilere ispanyolca kurslari vermekte. Buradaki kurslarda, ispanyolcayi daha çabuk ve verimli bir şekilde öğreniyorsunuz. Ayrica farkli ülkelerden gelen öğrenciler sayesindede ingilizcenizi bile geliştirme ve yeni arkadaşlar edinme şansiniz var. Kursda öğrenmiş olduğunuz ispanyolcayi, burdaki günlük hayat´da kullanabilmek, çok faydali oluyor.Granada şehri çok farkli bir karaktere sahip. Bu şehir en parlak çağını, Müslümanların yönetiminde olduğu 13-15 asırlar arasında yaşamış ve günümüzde caddelerde, arka sokaklarda, binalarda ve anitlarda bu izler hala görülmekte. Hiristiyanlarin görkemli katedralleri ve kiliseleride görmeye değer. Elhamra sarayinin eşsiz bahçeleri, havuzlari ve zarafetide bugünkü zamana adeta meydan okumakta. Ayrica dünyaca ünlü yazar Federico García Lorca ve Flamenko sanatçisi Enrique Morente gibi bir çok Flamenko şarki ve danscilari bu şehirde doğup büyümüşler. Genelde akşamlari, muhteşem bir atmosferde büyüleyici Flamenko ve müzik şovlarini muhakkak izlemelisiniz . Granada´nin farkli semtlerinde değişik etkinlikler sunulmakta olduğundan, burdaki zamaniniz çok renkli ve macerali geçecektir.Granada´da her zevke göre bir şeyler bulmak mümkün: kültür, tarih, sanat, eğitim, eğlence, yemek, müzik vs.Bu staj benim için unutulmaz bir tecrübe idi ver herkese buraya gelip bu güzelikleri yaşamanizi tavsiye ediyorum!!!Muchos saludos!Serap
    Thursday, 25 November 2010
  • by Lont S.
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    Hola! Mam na imię Sylwia i w ciągu miesiąca uczestniczyłam w kursie języka hiszpańskiego w szkole Montalbán. Moja podróż językowa okazała się być świetnym doświadczeniem i bez wahania mogę polecić tą szkołę :)Co więcej, Granada jest miastem naprawdę różnorodnym i z pewnością przyciągnie tych, których ciekawi historia muzułmańskiej epoki miasta i jego piękno! To właśnie ten aspekt sprawia, ze Andaluzja aż kipi mieszanką kultur i ma swój wyjątkowy urok!!Mimo, że zajęcia z języka hiszpańskiego były prowadzone na wysokim poziomie i nieraz trzeba było przyłożyć się do nauki, to zawsze pozostawało trochę czasu wolnego na rozrywki :) Szkoła oferuje wiele ciekawych programów, ja postanowiłam wybrać się na spektakl Flamenco w ogrodach Generalife, zwiedzić Alhambrę, Sewillę i zarzyć kąpieli w arabskich łazniach, które mogę serdecznie polecić! Pobyt w Granadzie zdecydowanie podniósł mój poziom języka hiszpańskiego, ale był również czasem zawarcia międzynarodowych przyjazni, które mam nadzieję przetrwają lata! W szkole Montalbán miałam okazję poznać wspaniałych ludzi z całego świata, razem uczyliśmy się języka, zwiedzaliśmy Andaluzję i bawiliśmy do białego rana w weekendy!!!Pozdrawiam wszystkich, których miałam okazję poznać podczas moich wakacji w Hiszpanii i nie Adios, ale Hasta Luego Compañeros!!!!!Saludos de Polonia!Sylwia
    Tuesday, 31 August 2010
  • by Althoff K.
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    Studying at the Escuela Montalban has for me been a great experience from both a cultural and linguistic point of view. The classes, always organised in small numbers, are interesting and dynamic, and the teachers always make sure to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere so that it becomes a pleasure to learn Spanish! You also study in a truly international atmosphere with students representing cultures from all over the world, which you discover in addition to the Spanish lifestyle. What I enjoyed most about this school was the staff and the students’ friendliness and openess, which definitely helps to make you feel at home in a foreign country. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is looking to improve their Spanish in a friendly environment and keep great memories of Andalusia!
    Tuesday, 11 August 2009
  • by Herrschner I.
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    I stayed 8 weeks in Granada, learning Spanish at Escuela Montalban. I would like to recommend this school to everyone with the aim to learn Spanish in a efficiant way and at the same time in a very friendly and personal atmosphere. The teachers are great and all classes are designed to the personal level and personalities of the students! - It was definatley a good choice!
    Thursday, 18 June 2009

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