Academia Hispanica IH Cordoba
The General Intensive Plus 10 course is for students who want to maximize their language learning practice during their stay. The courses focus heavily on speaking and communication skills: the morning consists of 2 lessons in communication skills within a group, 2 lessons in grammar skills and 2 lessons of one-to-one tuition. These lessons provide the opportunity to learn the local culture and customs.
The classes stress the use of language in everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day, students will work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, while in the other 2 lessons, they will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. In the one-to-one lessons the student will focus on the previously selected skills that need to be improved. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials. Students focus on special topics and classes in the afternoon. Topics include: fluency practice, media studies, film and theater, local culture, current events, politics, and research using the internet. Intermediate and advanced students also have the option of studying in the test-preparation and business classes.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Academia Hispanica does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
You can choose from the following class times:
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||17 - 80 years old|
|Average||30 years old
(23 in the summer)
IH Cordoba was founded in 1953 and was the first school of the International House organization. International House is a world leader in the field of language services and teacher education. It has 150 members over 50 countries and provides the most advanced methodology to ensure more direct, communicative and effective language teaching.
IH Academia Hispanica Cordoba is located in the city center, in a 2-floor Andalusian style with a beautiful patio decorated with plants and flowers. 22 classrooms with natural light from the street or the patio. The use of technology in the classroom is very important for the school so there are interactive whiteboards, iPads, Apple-TV, library, library, media room and free WiFi access for students.
All our teachers are native Spanish, university graduates and trained professionals who have completed the specific course of International House for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. The maximum number of students in intensive courses is 6, which allows the relationship between students and teachers. This interaction is increased in weekly one-to-one tuition classes available to students and the meeting outside the schools between teachers and students. All classes are held in the mornings, leaving the afternoons for social activities of the school program.
The school also has a 24-hour telephone line to address any issues that may have our students.
The nationality and age mix at Academia Hispanica IH Cordoba varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 30. In the summer, the average age is 23.
Academia Hispanica teaches students from all over the world, including:
Academia Hispanica does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
The school is located where the old quarter and the commercial town centre meet, so both the main monuments and essential services are within walking distance. The building is a traditional two-floor Andalusian house, with a central courtyard decorated with plants and flowers, which the classrooms look onto. As well as 18 light, fully-equipped classrooms, there is a library, self-access centre, video room, and multimedia room. Students have free access to the Internet.
The school is well located near the centre of Cordoba in a large building with good sized class rooms. I was met and introduced to the school by helpful staff (who knew I was coming!) and I had two teachers - both of whom were excellent. There were no other students so all my classes were 1-2-1 which was good value for the fee although quite exhausting as a student. The teaching was high quality and the staff were very nice and clearly made an effort. i would certainly recommend this school - it is well run, professional and the staff are cheerful, enthusiastic and know what they are doing.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for your review Blake! We were very happy to have you with us. We are glad to know you had a good time at our Academy. Hope to see you again! Warmest regards from Cordoba
The school is well-situated and attractive (flowers, clean, bright).
The teachers were agreeable, patient, organised.
I expected to be in a group but benefited from one-to-one classes (in the absence of other students during this holiday period). This permitted me to recover a B1 level in one week, after several years without exposure to Spanish, which was an unexpected bonus.
There is nothing not to like.
The internet site might be improved.
The Academia Hispanica is a great place to learn foreign languages. They have well-equipped classrooms in the city center, friendly and professional teachers, and cultural and historical discovery activities.Show details » Read more...
The school was very helpful. The lessons were always well prepared. They had afternoon activities almost every day. Only the room where I stayed was less than expected -- I had no window, so no air circulation and I ended up buying a fan which succeeded in merely stirring the heat. The school, however, had AC and was always pleasant!Show details » Read more...
My homestay was perfect. My room was nicely located in a charming home and my hosts were very accommodating. I really liked the staff at Academia Hispanica. I learned a lot and they were very patient, with lots of individual attention. The staff at the school went out of their way to make the students feel at home and to show us all that Cordoba has to offer. Cordoba itself is just exquisite--a truly enchanting city. I couldn't have been happier and, overall, my trip to Cordoba was a fantastic experience.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Spanish in Córdoba. These homes are often around 20 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Córdoba based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.