Here at Camino we offer our students very high-quality programs - quality is our first and foremost concern. At Camino you will make fast progress in your Spanish and will be able to go through the levels faster than you would in the other language schools that offer cheaper courses. At other schools, you may pay a cheaper price per week but you will ultimately pay more because you will need to book more weeks in total than you would at Camino.
Camino also offers so much more than just the opportunity to learn Spanish, Camino Barcelona is a whole experience!
1) Afternoon Club – New!
If you like, any day of the week you can join “Afternoon Club” at no extra cost (10 hours per week, from 16:00 till 18:00 Monday to Friday), where you will be able to get extra practice listening, speaking, writing, and reading, watch a film, get help with grammar, do homework, or use our school library. This represents 10 hours of extra Spanish per week, free of charge. For more information please see our Afternoon Club
2) 7 Activities per week
We really want our students to enjoy their time in Barcelona, and so we offer activities every day of the week, always with a teacher! These activities include guided visits to different areas of Barcelona, salsa evenings, cooking paella on the school terraces, nighttime walks, bicycle trips, linguistic exchanges, boat trips, wine tasting, weekend excursions, and much much more! See videos and photos of our extensive activities program
3) All our teachers are native Spanish speakers
They also all have a university degree, the official Spanish teaching certificate (CAP), postgraduate qualifications in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, and a minimum of 2 years experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Furthermore, we encourage our teachers to participate in training courses, in order to provide the best quality in teaching to our students.
4) The method our teachers use is communicative
This means learning the language through using it in class, rather than just studying it passively. With the communicative language approach, the teachers teach the language in the classroom in such a way that students spend a great deal of time in class actively using the language, speaking to each other, or to the teacher, writing, reading and listening, using Spanish in a meaningful and purposeful way in class, in much the same way as they would in real life in their own language. This ensures that the students quickly acquire a real ability to use Spanish, accurately and effectively, for any situation in which they can find themselves, able to communicate well with native speakers, in real life, whatever the level of the student may be. The teaching approach at our school is one of total immersion in the language - that is to say that you will be taught entirely in Spanish. This is widely accepted as the most effective way of learning a language, especially if what you want is to acquire a practical ability to use and understand the language, rather than just a theoretical knowledge of it.