Spanish Courses for school and university groups
Tailor-made Spanish language and culture courses for high schools, colleges and university groups.
A daily program, Monday to Friday, of free afternoon/evening cultural activities.
This course is available at all levels, all year round.
Spanish Course for school and university groups
Contact us for a program and quote according to the academic needs of your institution or group.
Group program: General information
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- The school and our teachers
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- Group accommodation in Seville
- Giralda Center medical insurance
- Reservations and cancellations
If you are a teacher and/or represent an educational institution (primary school, secondary school or university) and plan to bring a group of students to Seville, this information will help you.
Giralda Center-Spanish House, has a vast amount of experience and is dedicated to the organization of courses and stays for school and university groups from around the world.
We offer programs adapted to the needs of each group: length and dates of your stay, number of class hours, activities, cultural visits, trips, accommodation and other services that you, the organizer for the group, may wish to include such as airport pickups, medical insurance or accommodation for the group leaders.
As group leader, let us know what you need in terms of number of hours of Spanish lessons, type of accommodation for your students (family with half or full board, residence or hotel) activities and cultural visits in Seville. If you want to include trips to different Andalusian cities, we will send you a tailor-made program and estimate with absolutely no obligation.
We hope you find this information useful.
Seville, the capital of Andalusía with close to a million inhabitants, offers the visitor a unique space to enjoy one of the richest cultural and monumental heritages in Spain: the Cathedral, the Alcázar palace, Fine Art Museum, Archivo de Indias, Plaza de España, Santa Cruz quarter, Triana…. as well as popular culture and festivals: April Fair, Holy Week, the Flamenco biennial.
Seville has the biggest old city center in Europe, an urban space ‘designed for the people’ with more than 100 Km. of bicycle paths, streets and pedestrian plazas.
Seville, an inviting and open city, vibrant with color and joy, its intermediate size makes it especially welcoming for the visitor. A city where you will feel safe to walk the streets any hour of the day or night.
We invite you to share its culture and charm with us. We will help you discover both!.
Seville has San Pablo international airport (10 Km. from the city center) where the following airlines fly: Ryanair, Vueling, Air Berlin, Transavia, Air Europa, SAS, Iberia, etc.
We can also organize transfer from the neighboring Jerez, Málaga or Faro (Portugal) airports.
Seville is connected to Madrid (2 ½ hrs) and Málaga (1 ½ hrs) with the AVE high speed train.
Giralda Center Spanish House is located in Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Founded in 1983, we’ve been receiving thousands of students in our classrooms for more than 30 years, helping them in their Spanish learning process.
Besides offering courses in Spanish as a foreign language for students from all over the world, Giralda Center also offers English, French, German and Italian courses for local Spanish students. This makes us a language school where the multi-cultural factor is an added value for our students.
Giralda Center has a privileged location in central Seville: At a stone’s throw from the Royal Alcazar gardens, the Santa Cruz quarter, The Cathedral and Giralda, and the historical University of Seville. We are in Avenida Menéndez Pelayo 16, so we have metro and bus stops at our door steps. The school premises have access facilities for students with disabilities.
The school occupies a modern building, with 18 spacious classrooms, equipped with interactive technology. We provide the students with both computers and free WiFi access in all of our premises. Spacious study areas and open air roof terrace. The school is surrounded by the beautiful Murillo Gardens.
Giralda Center offers 14 types of Spanish courses, designed with the formative needs of the different student profiles in mind, from general Spanish courses to internships and work experience, access to Spanish university, tailor made programs for high schools and universities, Spanish courses for families, Spanish and cooking, au-pair work, business Spanish, DELE preparation, private one-to-one Spanish courses. Our student ages range from general adult courses from 18 years old onwards to teenage and school programs (12-16).
All our staff is committed to helping our students in any matter related to their studies, housing or stay in Spain. Our objective is that students feel comfortable in a respectful and familiar atmosphere, and above all that their time at the Giralda Center be the most productive possible.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Giralda Center’s teaching team has written downloadable Spanish materials, which can be accessed at Ticele
We organize stays for closed groups (classes exclusive to students from the same school) at any time of year.
Our programming includes 20 hours of class per week, activities and cultural visits in the afternoon, trips to other parts of Andalusia on weekends, accomodation with families, in residences or in shared flats, airport transfer for the group, medical insurance and a 24 hour emergency contact number.
If you want a specific program or a length of course for your group (for example, programs with less than 20 hours or ones for specific purposes), we will design a tailor-made program and estimate for you.
Here we include an example and guide for a standard program for a one week program: with airport transfer, 20 hour Spanish course, four cultural activities and a trip.
If you like, your students can integrate into our standard Spanish courses (20 hours per week, maximum 10 students per class composed of students from other countries), with our 6 level curricular plan (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2) and the Instituto Cervantes curriculum. Giralda Center is an accredited member of the Instituto Cervantes, as well as an official examination center for the DELE in Seville.
Our program of cultural activities and trips are an essential part of learning, and are designed so that the student participates actively in them.
A Giralda Center teacher accompanies and guides the group during the whole tour. The accompanying teachers are always invited to participate. The length of these activities is approximately two hours and take place in the afternoon, outside of class time.
To see examples of cultural activities and excursions, download this PDF
At Giralda Center we put all our experience and energy into guaranteeing quality accommodation for our students.
We realise how important the choice of accommodation is: hospitality of the host families, communication between the family and the student, comfort in the houses, cleanliness, food, and above all safety especially in the case of minors; your children will be attended to and looked after 24 hours a day.
We recommend accommodation with host families, especially for our groups of minors (aged 14-17) as it guarantees personalized attention and care at meal times, return times in the evening and for students’ general well-being.
All of our families are within 20 minutes walking distance from the school, which helps the student to maintain contact with the rest of the students in the group and the accompanying teachers.
Normally two to four students stay with each host family in double or single rooms. Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and laundry are included.
Our students can receive telephone calls from their parents on the phone where they are staying in Seville. For any emergencies all our families have a contact number at the school operable 24 hours a day.
On days that our students have trips outside of Seville, the host families provide a picnic lunch for the group, the rest of the days all meals are made at home with the host family to maximize communication.
Our host families are always informed of student allergies or special diets. They are also very attentive of student behavior and diet during their stay in Seville.
Giralda Center also offers accommodation in hotels or residences for groups accompanied by group leaders.
Giralda Center has the most complete medical insurance which covers the whole stay and program (within the school and accommodation as well as tours throughout the city and trips); a guarantee of our commitment to safety of our students.
We also offer optional medical insurance for those students who are not from the EU.
To confirm your reservation you must pay 20% of the total cost for the group.
The rest of the payment is due at least two weeks before group arrival to Seville.
In the case of cancellations affecting the number of students in a group, the following reimbursement conditions apply:
1- Once the deposit has been paid, if there is a change in the total number of students Giralda Center would reemit the bill for the total amount to be paid.
2- If a student cancels once the total amount has been paid for the group, Giralda Center will reimburse 50% of the amount paid for the student.
3- In the case of cancellation one week before group arrival to Seville, no refund of any kind will be given.
4- All payments will be made through bank transfer to Giralda Center-SH’s account.