Our Spanish classes are given in small groups (maximum 10-12 people), in large, bright, air-conditioned and pleasant classrooms where students will work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. They usually consist of 4 or 6 lessons per day, each lasting 45 minutes, from Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 13.00 or 15:00 hours, depending on whether it is an intensive or super-intensive course, with different teachers in each block.
The classes in all courses are entirely in Spanish and are divided into several different segments. The aim of all teachers working at TANDEM is to enable their students to communicate effectively in Spanish.
For this purpose, emphasis is placed on some very important points:
* Good Spanish classes preparation, setting clear goals, varied ways of working, different media and the promotion of fundamental skills.
* Taking into account the affective dimension of learning and positive teaching, enabling students to channel their creative potential.
*Making the student the centre of attention, acknowledging that each student has a different way of learning.
TANDEM teachers. All our teachers are university graduates with many years of teaching experience and are deeply involved in the educational project of TANDEM MADRID, meaning that they are highly motivated and student-oriented.
At TANDEM MADRID, we are of the opinion that in order to start an adventure on the “right foot”, first impressions are very important.
At TANDEM Madrid we use the ELE Passport in Spanish teaching for foreign students, as well as in the teacher training courses at ELE.
A series of books for learning / teaching Spanish as a foreign language written by Begoña Llovet and Matilde Cerrolaza, Directors of TANDEM Madrid, and by Professor Óscar Cerrolaza.
|09.00||Therefore your first day of Spanish classes is our first day as well! The whole team will be waiting for you at the school reception on Monday at 9:00am. Emil will welcome you and will give you a folder with useful information about the school and Madrid and the TANDEM Madrid exercise book.|
|09.15||Queralt, the Head of Studies of the Spanish Department, will speak with you to assess your oral level and will inform you about your classes.|
|09.20||Emil will accompany all the new students on a tour of the school and will show them where their classrooms are, as well as other school facilities.|
|09:30||Time to start class! Your teacher will be waiting for you in the classroom to share the marvellous experience of learning Spanish at TANDEM.|
|10:00||Mercedes, in charge of marketing, will visit each class to tell students about the cultural program of the week. You shouldn’t miss it! It is a key part of your Spanish learning and we have prepared it with great care and dedication.|
|11:00-11:30||BREAK. We suggest you have a typical Spanish breakfast, like coffee with “churros”, in one of the many cafés near the school.|
|11:30||Back to class!|
|13.00||Classes finish. If you have any questions about Spanish classes, accommodation, the cultural programme, etc., you can ask any member of staff. We will be delighted to help you with anything you need.|
It’s time to eat and get ready to enjoy Madrid!
Please check our complete list of Spanish courses.