We offer courses on all levels in:
English, German, French and Italian
- Minimum age: 16
- The duration of the courses is adapted to the needs of the students
- Intensive courses consist of 20 or 30h per week from Monday to Friday (1 class = 45min)
- The size of the groups is very small, from a minimum of two to a maximum of eight people
- The teaching staff is native and specialized
- We offer all levels from initiation to advanced
All our language courses are designed for very small groups or private classes. Language classes always focus on conversation and practical communication. Grammar is taught in a communicative context and adapts to the specific needs of each student. Our lessons are personalized, offering a balance between grammar, writing, comprehension and oral expression.
The teaching material is included in the price of the course, except the book. You can buy the English, German, French and Italian learning materials at our school or rent it for a small fee.
At Rias Bajas School we use our own original material, prepared specifically for the languages we teach. When and if we work with textbooks, these are the ones we usually use:
- English course material: «GRAMMARWAY»
- German course material: «THEMEN AKTUELL», «AUSSICHTEN»
- French course material: «CAFÉ CRÈME» and «NATURELLEMENT»
- Italian course material: «ESPRESSO»
The themes and topics discussed in class during the courses vary depending on their level. While in groups for beginners, we give priority to elementary and everyday situations, on more advanced levels we work with increasingly complex texts and topics, in which current issues such as press articles, political and cultural events predominate. The themes have been chosen for their interest and power of motivation. Student proposals are welcome!
Our main objective is that students expand their communicative competences and correctly use English, German, French or Italian in different situations in everyday, personal and professional settings. At all levels, teachers develop oral and written expression and listening comprehension, always giving priority to practical conversation.
The small size of the groups allows for a relaxed and personalized environment. This strengthens the communicative orientation of our courses.
At the end of the course each student will receive a certificate of attendance, specifying the language of the course, the level of the course, its intensity and its duration.
On the registration form, please indicate the approximate level of the language you want to learn or continue learning. This will help us place you in an appropriate group – although the most important step is for you to take the placement test once you arrive in O Grove.
As a general rule in our school, there are no problems to change levels later. If you think you are between two levels (in any of the languages we offer), indicate it by marking the two closest levels (eg: A-1 / A-2, A-2 / B-1, B-1 / B-2, B-2 / C-1) on the registration form. The levels and their contents correspond to the European reference framework for languages.
Independent User - Intermediate
Independent User - Upper Intermediate
Proficient User - Advanced
Proficient User- Proficiency
Small groups (3-8 students)
Spanish courses with 20 or 30 lessons per week
Level test at the beginning of the course
Maximum of two students living together in host families
All teachers are native speakers