Our Language Teaching Method
At Olympia Languages we follow a communication-based method intended to immerse the student in a Spanish-speaking environment. You will learn Spanish by practising. Grammar, vocabulary, writing and oral communication skills (listening and speaking) are acquired through a friendly learning approach. At Olympia Languages we follow the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). In order to make the lessons more friendly and appealing for the students, a variety of pedagogical methods are proposed in combination with other more traditional methods. The topics that are discussed in the lessons range from cultural events such as “los Sanfermines” to biographies on Spanish speaking celebrities like Shakira or information about monuments that the students will see during the activities. Our class activities also include reading newspaper articles and discussing them, watching films in Spanish and even telephone conversations.
Our teachers, all of them at least University graduates, have a long experience in teaching Spanish and they enjoy sharing their passion for the Spanish language.
Our goal is that you learn as much Spanish as you want during your stay in Barcelona, and that you make the most of your time with us. At the same time, we are very conscious that we need to provide a range of fun and attractive activities, so that you can enjoy yourself while learning. Every teacher, every activity leader and every host family is fully committed to the students in order to enhance your learning process and amusement.
We believe that small groups are required, and that we need to offer high quality standards.
We believe that in order to make the most of their time in a language course, the students need to be placed in small groups. Since every student has different needs, it is very important that you receive a very customized attention; for being able to offer this service, a small student/teacher ratio is required. At Olympia Languages we are very conscious of these facts, this is why we offer reduced groups in both lessons and activities. Both, teachers and activity leaders have a 2-4 or 5-10 students under their responsability (depending on the kind of course) so that they can make sure that you practise and learn as much Spanish as you want.
We follow standardized procedures that allow us to offer high quality courses specifically designed for non-native Spanish students. We are sure that with our intensive course we are offering the best quality/price ratio in the market and that our students have a great experience with us.
Read more about all Spanish courses in Barcelona.