SPANISH TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMMES

ATLAS' goal is to meet our costumers' requirements as much as possible. That is why, although we work on the academic matter, we also work in close collaboration with long experienced agencies that organize accommodation and cultural/leisure activities. So we offer programmes that can be tailored to a group of students' needs. The duration of these programmes is established according to the requirements of the group promoting the trip.

These programmes are specially designed for groups who come to Spain on study tours promoted by a school, a company or a group of adults and consist of a complete package including:

* Spanish course
* Programme of cultural-leisure activities (if requested)
* Accommodation (with host families, holiday apartments, hotel…, if requested)

What do we offer that is different?:

* Flexible class schedules (including weekend lessons if necessary)
* A new and small friendly school with a welcoming and personalized atmosphere
* Location on the ground floor of a pedestrian street very near the centre and the accommodation options
* Competitive prices
* School of languages (English, French, Portuguese…): centre for "intercambio" (language exchange) with Spaniards

STUDY-TRIP SPANISH COURSES

These courses are specially designed for groups of school age students under 18 years old who accompanied by some teachers responsible for the group come to Spain on study tours promoted by their school. These school-trip programmes consist of a complete package including a Spanish course combined with a programme of cultural activities and accommodation with host families. This is a very helpful service for the teachers promoting the trip in the country of origin since, once they have contacted us, the agency will design the trip according to their requirements. The minimum of students to be considered as a "Study Trip" is 5 and we have capacity for 52 students in groups of 8 to 10 (maximum per room). We welcome students from 12 years old of all cultures (to date we have welcomed groups from the UK, France, Austria, Norway, USA, Russia, New Zealand, Maurice and Guadalupe Islands…

   
The duration and intensity of the lessons are established in advance for each particular group in accordance with the teachers and according to the content of the program itself. Lessons usually take place in the morning, although it depends on the sightseeing schedule and the activities included. If the programme so requires, they can also take place during the weekend.

Revision of the course contents and oral practice are emphasized. Our classes are based on the communicative approach and we put special emphasis on placing the students in the ordinary context of the Spanish language. Lessons are attractive to teenagers and a balance of learning and having fun. Some of the contents demanded by previous schools are:

* Grammar revision through speaking
* Oral presentations
* Vocabulary games
* Activities with songs
* Activities with films
* Role plays
* Idioms and slang
* Non-verbal communication: gestures
* Contemporary Spanish Literature
* Writing workshop
* Culture and society: festivals, cinema, music, media, publicity

Please, contact us for a sample programme and prices

PACKAGE-TOUR SPANISH COURSES

Similarly to the school-trip courses, these are specially designed for those tours which wish to include a Spanish course within their package. They can be promoted by companies as business trips, by linguistic travel agencies or even by a particular group of adults looking for a linguistic tour or stay in Granada.

These programmes consist of a complete package including a Spanish language course, accommodation (host families, holiday apartments, hotel…) and a programme of cultural activities in Granada and even outside the city. The duration and intensity of the lessons, as well as the content of the programme itself are established in advance for each particular group in accordance with the people promoting the trip. The minimum of students to be considered as a "package-tour" is 5 and we have capacity for 52 people in groups of 8 to 10 (maximum per room).

Please, contact us for a sample programme and prices



LEVELS

When finishing your course, and provided you attended at least 90% of the lessons, you will be awarded an Attendance Certificate stating:

· The type of course
· The duration (number of hours)
· The level achieved
· The corresponding linguistic objectives achieved

Likewise, if you wish to, you can also do a final exam corresponding to your level. This is a way to self-assess, and the result of such an exam will also appear on your certificate.
ATLAS SCHOOL offers 6 levels according to the European Framework for Language Learning, Teaching and Evaluation:

A 1 (BEGINNER): The student will be able to: understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy simple daily needs; introduce him or her and others; both ask and answer questions concerning where s/he lives, who s/he knows and the things s/he has; interact in a simple way, provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A 2 (ELEMENTARY): The student will be able to: understand sentences and frequently-used expressions relating to areas of most immediate relevance, for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment; communicate routine tasks, requiring the simple and direct exchange of information about familiar matters; in simple terms, describe aspects of background, environment and matters of immediate need.
B 1 (INTERMEDIATE): The student will be able to: understand the main points relating   to familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school and leisure; deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the Spanish language is spoken; produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B 2 (ADVANCED): The student will be able to: understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in fields of specialization; interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular communication with native speakers quite comfortable without being a strain for either party; produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C 1 (SUPERIOR): The student will be able to: understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning; express himself or herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; produce clear, well-structured and detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of grammar and phraseology.
C 2 (PROFICIENCY): The student will be able to: understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. express him or herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.