Courses include examination preparation for specific subjects, and Spanish lessons may also be offered. You can study in groups or individually with a teacher.
Depending on your level of Spanish, you can choose whether to start with a language course or go straight into school subjects. In the latter case, you will need a minimum level of B1 (Intermediate) Spanish. Some academies require you to prove your level is B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or C1 (Advanced).
You may find 'closed' course packages with a set number of study hours and fixed start and finish dates. Other centres offer a personalised approach where you decide on a timetable of study - choose how many hours per week you want to study to improve your knowledge.
There are academies that provide both classroom and distance learning courses. And you may also find a combined format: access to online materials in addition to face-to-face tutorials with a teacher.
In order to stay legally in Spain for an extended period you will need to obtain a student visa. Normally, academies are prepared to provide an official letter of enrolment to apply for a visa, but in this case you must pay the entire tuition fee before arriving in Spain. If the visa is refused, the academy will refund the full amount except for the enrolment fee, which may be around 200 euros.
Such private centres can provide a long list of additional services included in the paid course: entrance examination, consultations regarding the Spanish higher education system, assistance in the process of homologation of the certificate, translation of documents required for admission, organization of a trial exam, registration for the PCE exam itself, filling in the application form for pre-registration for the bachillerato programmes in several autonomous areas, and advice on obtaining a visa. And, of course, all necessary study materials for preparation are provided.
7 best programmes
1. Schellhammer Business School
The University Foundation programme is designed for students who wish to go to university or gain practical experience in management to enhance their career prospects. On completion, students receive a level 3 diploma. Students can then apply for admission to a full undergraduate programme at Schellhammer Business School campuses or universities in the UK. Alternatively, students can continue their studies to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Management and then continue on campus to obtain a bachelor's degree. Both options are available at Schellhammer Business School or universities in the UK.
2. Fundamentals of Mathematics for Computing
Harbour Space University
If your level in mathematics is not sufficient, you can first take a one-year intensive preparatory course in mathematics as a second language before starting a mathematics course. Upon successful completion, students automatically qualify for all intensive mathematics degrees at Harbor Space.
3. A year preparatory programme in Spanish
UCAM San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia
The main objective of the one-year UCAM Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the content necessary to improve their skills over one course or one year, depending on the number of hours per course.
4. Preparation for the Master's programme
United International Business Schools
This additional programme allows students who do not have a Bachelor's degree in Business or its equivalent to receive up to 30 additional credits of advanced studies in order to fully prepare them for graduate programmes.
5. Undergraduate Preparatory Programme
United International Business Schools
This programme allows students who are 17 years of age or older and who have completed less than 12 years of education to earn an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses to qualify for admission to graduate programmes. For more information, see. Undergraduate admission requirements.
6. Enforex school in Spain
It is a whole network of educational institutions in Spain and Latin America. There is a branch in almost every South or Central American country. There are ten Enforex schools in Spain, located in the main cities and in the most prestigious resorts.
As for the number of centres worldwide, there are 24, not counting the summer camps located on the coast, in the mountains or in the great outdoors.
In terms of accreditation and membership of professional bodies, They can say that the network has covered everything possible: Instituto Cervantes, Spanish Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, Bildungsurlaub, CSN accredited, AATSP, NAFSA, FEDELE, AECA, ALTO, AMACFE, ACTFL, ELITE accepted into their "ranks". The educational conglomeration has also been awarded the Ideal Quality Certificate.
It employs the latest and most effective methods, with fully qualified teachers, all native speakers of the language. And the atmosphere remains purely Spanish, with a positive outlook on the world, good-natured, hospitable and emotional. This is why foreigners from at least 80 countries come every year to learn Spanish, get to know other cultures and prepare to enter the best universities in Spain.
Since it is impossible to describe all the Enforex schools in Spain, They will focus on the most famous and prestigious: Enforex school Barcelona and Enforex school Madrid.
7. Hispania Valencia
Language schools in Valencia are incredibly popular with foreigners. This renowned Mediterranean resort with the maximum number of sunny days, a mild, warm climate and a friendly population is truly a 'paradise'. Spanish courses in Valencia add colour to your holiday and allow you to mix business with pleasure and meet new people.
Hispania Valencia stands out with its family atmosphere and positive atmosphere. Courses are based on a dialogue, where you just talk to each other and to the teacher. Vocabulary is built automatically and obscure words and expressions are explained either by using a synonym or by using a visual aid. The correct phrasing is also based on the speech context. Of course the grammar is also studied, which becomes perfectly logical and comprehensible with this approach. No rote learning, just understanding!
This style of teaching, the teachers' qualifications (all certified specialists in teaching Spanish as a foreign language), the exclusive methodology and the positive atmosphere have made Hispania the most popular language school in Valencia, Spain and abroad.
For several years in a row it has been voted "Best language school in Spain" by foreign students, although it was opened relatively recently, in 2002. But judging by the number of "stars on the fuselage", the school is far ahead of even the "older" educational centres.