Timings:

9 am - 12.50 pm Morning
  • Four daily classes Monday through Friday
  • Between 9 am and 12.50 pm OR 1.00 pm and 4.50 pm

Size of the group:

There shall be a maximum of 8 students in each class. The average number of students is 6.

Description:

  • Most students who choose AIL Madrid to learn Spanish, opt for the Intensive Spanish Course because of the perfect balance the course offers between classroom instruction, self study and extra-curricular activities.
  • The course is taught in Spanish and with a technique that is practical rather than academic, making assimilation of new words, phrases and usages very easy. This also helps the students to seamlessly absorb the language and the culture.
  • The course is taught with focus and yields fast results.

Objective of the course:

  • The prominent aims of the course are; better communication skills, expansion of the vocabulary, learning the use of everyday words and phrases and the practice of grammar, achieved to a considerable extent by the interaction with teachers and bonding with course mates.
  • The teachers strive to ensure that students take away something new each day, towards improving their Spanish and enriching their Spanish experience.

Intensive Course Details:

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Prices of the Intensive Spanish Course:

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One-time enrolment fee: 50 Euros

  • Students opting for the Long Term Spanish Course lasting 8 weeks or more will be eligible for a discounted price.
  • Please check out the prices of the Long Term Intensive Course.(this should be a link which redirects the user to the long term course page)
Number of Weeks >8 weeks
Price(Euros) 153

What is included in the price of the course?

  • Spacious and well appointed classrooms with interactive boards, centrally heated / air-conditioned and a spacious Reception Area.
  • Multimedia area with modern, interactive, touch-screen computers.
  • Free Wi-Fi access.
  • Free Spanish Mobile Phone Rental Service
  • Access to Relaxation Room with comfortable seating, vending machines and self study area.
  • Self-study centre.
  • All essential course learning material including the initial textbook.
  • Tourist information and assistance.
  • Assistance for Spanish Residence documents.
  • Placement Test.
  • Intercambio Service.
  • End of course certificate.

Inclusions in the One Time Enrolment Fee of 50 Euros:

  • An initial two-step Spanish Level Test to ensure that the student is placed in the best suited group.
  • A welcome evening out at a Spanish restaurant for drinks and tapas, accompanied by a friendly staff member.
  • Student services help desk – multilingual assistance to answer all students’ questions. (Languages spoken – English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, etc.)
  • Powerful, free Wi-Fi and AIL Madrid’s modern interactive touch screen computers from 8.30am to 10.00pm.
  • Free Spanish smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Young) or regular mobile phone rental and/or SIM card upon request.
  • Free library rental service with level-based learning books and listening material.
  • Access to chill out room with comfortable sofas, vending machines and area for self-study.
  • Language exchange meeting arrangements.
  • 24hr emergency contact number.

Start Dates for Complete Beginners: 2016

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Start Dates for Complete Beginners: 2017

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Official Website link: http://www.ailmadrid.com/

Madrid:

Madrid, the capital city is a metropolis of over six million people. It derives its name from “Magerit” – “mother of waters”, the name given to the fortress built on the Manzanares river by Muhammad, the Umayyad of Cordoba. The city grew for two hundred years under the Arabs and the old Arab Wall and a few towers survive from those times. The area of “Los Austrias”, the monuments built during the Hapsburg era are typical in their splendor with subdued facades and luxurious interiors. The Royal Palace and many Neoclassical buildings were built in the 18th century. Many museums and art galleries display classical and modern works of art by masters like Goya, Velzquez, Picasso, Dali and Miro. These galleries house a great wealth of artistic heritage. Madrid is also the location of a collection palaces and monuments which are some of the most important heritages of Western history.

Madrid hosts some of the finest Spanish language schools and is a great city to base your edu-travel tour from.

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Place to see and things to do in Madrid:

Museo del Prado: One of the premier art galleries of the world. Houses paintings by Francisco Goya, Diego Velzquez and many other European masters.

The Plaza Mayor: Madrid’s expansive central square with architectural grandeur from the 17th century. It is one the country’s prettiest open spaces, right in the middle of centre Madrid’s tightly packed lanes.

Parque del Buen Retiro: Madrid’s vast and glorious gardens where people from the city gather to stroll and relax on weekends. It has an artificial lake and Rose Gardens with marble monuments everywhere. This is the best place to feel the city and make friends.

Centro de Arte Reina Sofía: This is Madrid’s foremost repository of contemporary art – from the 20 th century upto 1980. The collection includes Picasso’s Guernica and works by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: This museum displays one of the most extraordinary collections of art – mostly European. The collections spans the medieaval, classical to the modern.

Plaza de Santa Ana: An elegant square, the cafes and bars around which are the meeting places of writers, artists and poets and the place to indulge in expansive tertulias (discussions on literature and philosophy).

Palacio Real: The Royal Palace which is now used only for royal ceremonies. You can take the official tour or take a self-guided one. Notable places are the Farmacia Real (Royal Pharmacy) and the Armeria Real (Royal Armoury).

Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida: Two small chapels where you can see frescoes by Francisco Goya on the ceiling. The painter in buried in front of the altar.

Basilica de San Francisco El Grande: This grand basilica is Madrid’s largest church and houses Spain’s largest dome which is extravagantly frescoed.

El Rastro Sunday Market: A Sunday morning at the El Rastro flea market is a great and rewarding experience. The ideal place to pick up cheap souveniers.

Madrid Bike Tour: All the above sights can be seen on bicycle.

Taberna Matritum: A not-to-be-missed tavern which boasts of great Spanish food and wines.

School description & Accreditation:

  • AIL Madrid is one of the premier Spanish language schools In Madrid.
  • AIL Madrid has accreditation by Instituto Cervantes, which is the official and most prestigious of all accreditations for Spanish Language Schools, demonstrating the all-round quality of the School.
  • At AIL the student comes first. The School assumes priority to make the students’ stay in Madrid and the learning time spent in the School as rewarding, exciting and comfortable as possible.

Location of AIL Madrid Spanish Language School:

  • AIL Madrid is located in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Madrid. The district where the school is located is called Salamanca, which is one of the Spanish capital’s most unique and safe areas.
  • There are many spectacular sites such as the famous Retiro Park, the vibrant Gran Vía and three world-class art museums in close vicinity of the School, as are several cafes, restaurants and shopping areas.
  • The Puerta del sol is just 3 metro stations away, making AIL Madrid an ideal location to travel from and explore the city.

Facility:

  • 11 fully-equipped, well appointed classrooms.
  • Multimedia area with modern, interactive, touch-screen computers.
  • Chill out room with comfortable sofas, vending machines and area for self-study.
  • Spacious reception area.
  • Tourist information corner.
  • Air-conditioning and central heating.
  • Free, powerful Wi-Fi.

Photos of the School & Surrounding:

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About AIL Madrid´s teaching staff:

  • AIL Madrid’s teachers are native Spanish speakers and have University degrees.
  • The teachers have post graduate qualifications in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
  • AIL Madrid’s teachers have a rich experience going back several years of teaching Spanish to students of all levels, ages and nationalities.
  • AIL Madrid’s teachers are friendly and relaxed and encourage students to be the same and inspire confidence in students to interact and practice Spanish.

About the Activities:

  • Ten classes a week are exclusively slated for outdoor activities that acquaint the participants with the culture and traditions of Spain, facilitating the students to know about life in Madrid better.
  • This activities program is free for all the students enrolled on the Intensive courses.

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Schedule:

  • Two classes every evening from Monday through Friday.

Optional attendance and flexibility:

  • Students can sign up for activities of their choice from a bank of over 70 activities by simply writing their names on the signup sheet after receiving the weekly activities program from their Spanish teacher. If after signing up for a set of activities, participants wanting to change or opt out from their chosen activities can do so by striking their names from the signup sheet.
  • The activities program changes every week to enable participants to explore all aspects of Spanish life, culture, customs and traditions.
  • Guided excursions are offered every Sunday, to cities near Madrid, like Toledo, Segovia, Avila and El Escorial.

Activities Videos:

Real Madrid’s Stadium visit

Intercambio – Language Exchange nights

Sangria & Gazpacho making activity

Spanish Iberian Ham cutting activity: Jamon Iberico

Accommodation:

The accommodation offered for students is of good quality and comfortable. The accommodation is in welcoming and safe neighbourhoods which are centrally located and competitively priced. There is no booking fee for accommodation. All accommodation is well equipped, clean and regularly inspected for quality and is invariably a great place to immerse oneself into Spanish culture and make friends.

Types of Accommodation offered:

Host Families:

  • Accomodation is with the best host families living in comfortable flats in secure, residential areas of central Madrid.
  • The home-stays are couples (with or without children) or people living alone, and can be of working age or retired.
  • All of the hosts are native Spanish and are friendly and welcoming, eager to make their guests feel comfortable and to share their homes with students.

Details:

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Shared Flats / Apartments in Madrid:

  • Students who wish to cook for themselves and who wish to be more independent are recommended to go for shared flats.
  • The apartments/flats are located in pleasant residential areas of Madrid and they are simply furnished. They offer not only great quality accommodation but also an opportunity to live with and meet other international students, working professionals and travelers.
  • AIL also provides a weekly cleaning service for the common areas of the flat.
  • The shared flats typically consist of 4 or 5 bedrooms.

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Executive Apartments:

  • Comfortable luxury accommodation located close to the Royal Palace and the Plaza de España.
  • Fully refurbished in 2014.
  • These one bedroom self contained apartments have bright and spacious living rooms and a fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom.

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Student Residence :

  • The Student Residence is located in the centre of Madrid, near the beautiful Calle Princesa.
  • The residence has a mixture of Spanish and International students and most of them are between the ages of 18 to late 20s.
  • The price includes a full board meal plan and packed lunches can be provided for those who cannot come back to the residence during lunchtime.

Details:

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Price list:

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NOTE: Accommodation Conditions: (AIL MADRID)

  • Damage deposit:
    • Host families, flat shares and student residence (stays less than 1 month) – 60€
    • Executive apartments – 150€
    • Student residence (stays more than 1 month) – 400€
    • The damage deposit is due on the first day at school and should be paid by debit/credit card. It is refunded to the debit/ credit card within 7 days of your departure.
    • Please note that part or all of it may be retained if:
      • Damage is caused to furniture or facilities.
      • Keys are not returned on departure.
  • Full payment is due on arrival and must be paid on the first day of class.
  • Cancellation
    • Prior to arrival – In the event that accommodation is cancelled prior to arrival, any reservation deposits already paid to AIL Madrid will be considered as a non returnable payment for accommodation (subject to a one month limit).
    • After arrival – One month’s notice of accommodation cancellation is required. Following this notice period, all additional accommodation amounts paid will be reimbursed in full.

General Terms and Conditions of the School and for Courses:

Please carefully read the Terms and Conditions before you enroll.

1. COURSES

1.1 Courses are contracted directly with AIL Madrid. The school does not guarantee specific teachers, classrooms or timetables and reserves the right to make the planning changes that it considers necessary.
1.2 All bookings made online are subject to confirmation by email.
1.3 One class lasts 50 minutes except evening classes (45 minutes).
1.4 Intensive classes have morning and afternoon schedules. AIL Madrid places students in the group which most appropriately corresponds to their level. Class schedules may be subject to change. Timetable preferences should be communicated when booking but cannot be guaranteed.
1.5 If a student’s level of Spanish is unsuitable for the course he/she has booked, AIL Madrid reserves the right to move the student to a more suitable class.
1.6 Group classes (except evening and Friday afternoon/Saturday morning classes) can only be rescheduled if the Student Care Team is informed in writing (by email) 4 days in advance.
1.7 Individual and evening classes can only be rescheduled if the Student Care Team is informed in writing (by email) 24 hours (and at least one working day) before the scheduled time of the class.
1.8 Travel costs, food and drink, examination fees and entrance charges levied by third parties (museums, etc.) are not included in the course price.
1.9 In the exceptional case that there is only 1 student enrolled on a course of a certain level, the number of classes will be reduced to 40% of the published number and 80% in the case of 2 students.
1.10 If student comes to AIL Madrid through an agent, their terms and conditions may apply; AIL Madrid reserves the right to apply our terms.

2. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 

AIL Madrid is closed on public holidays. However we are the only Spanish School in Madrid which makes up all classes and activities missed due to public holidays, regardless of the course type, the length of booking, the number of public holidays in the week and time of the year. Refunds will not be made if the student is unable to attend the replacement classes. Please enquire or check Public Holiday in Madrid.

3. ACCOMMODATION

3.1 Accommodation is booked from the Sunday before the course starts to the Saturday after the course ends. Please note the first week equates to 6 nights with all subsequent weeks consisting of to 7 nights. Extra nights can be arranged subject to availability and a supplement.
3.2 A 200€ upfront payment is required to confirm the booking. The outstanding balance is due on arrival and must be paid on first day of class.
3.3 Check-in is between 12pm and 11pm. Check-in outside of this timetable is subject to a supplement. Please consult.
3.4 Check-out is by 11am. It may be possible to arrange a later check-out. Additional charges may apply. Please consult.
3.5 A damage deposit is required for stays in accommodation organized by AIL Madrid. The required deposit is of:

  • 60€ for stays in host families, student residence (stays <1 month) and flat shares.
  • 150€ for stays in executive apartments .
  • 400€ for stays in student residence (stays >1 month)

The damage deposit is due on the student’s first day at school and should be paid by debit/credit card. It is refunded to the student’s debit/credit card within 7 days of departure, once the room has been satisfactorily inspected.

3.6 Please note that part or all of the damage deposit may be retained if:

  • The bedroom is not left in a clean and tidy state
  • The student has caused a noise disturbance
  • The student has not returned the keys
  • The student has caused damage to the furniture or installations

3.7 The student will be charged for the replacement of broken items due to either negligence or misuse. If there is damage and no one is directly responsible, the cost of the repairs will be shared among all students in the accommodation.
3.8 AIL Madrid reserves the right to change students’ accommodations at any time.

4. PAYMENT CONDITIONS

4.1 An upfront payment is required to reserve a course.
4.2 The remaining balance is payable in full on the first day of class. Without the full payment AIL Madrid can cancel the program, and the student has no right to a refund.
4.3 For further details of Payment Methods and details on bank charges and supplements made by card transactions and PayPal, see AIL Madrid Payment Methods.
4.4 Student’s name should be clearly stated on all bank transfers.
4.5 Personal cheques are not accepted. Bank cheques will be accepted only if the cheque is received a minimum of 80 days before arrival and with an extra 35€ fee.

5. STUDENT VISA

5.1 The Enrollment Confirmation Letter can ONLY be issued by the school upon receipt of the upfront payment of 1000€ or the entire cost of the course and accommodation (depending on the student’s country of origin).
5.2 Once AIL Madrid has received the required upfront payment, the invitation letter (certifying enrollment) will be sent to the student by email and post, if requested. If the student would like to have the Enrollment Confirmation Letter sent by courier (such as DHL), the student must pay for these costs in advance.
5.3 Refunds cannot be issued to students who have requested and been issued with Enrollment Confirmation Letters which could be used for visa or visa renewal (NIE) purposes except in the case of visa or NIE denial. In such cases, all amounts paid will be refunded except a 200€ administration charge. The refund will be made upon presentation of an official rejection letter from the Consulate or Extranjería that clearly states the student’s name, passport number and the type of visa / renewal requested (appropriately dated, signed and stamped). No refund will be given for courses already taken.

6. CHANGES

6.1 75€ will be charged for administrative costs for changes to student’s confirmed reservation, before or after arrival.
6.2 Course credit is non transferable.

7. DISCOUNTS AND CREDIT NOTES

7.1 Discounts cannot be accumulated/combined.
7.2 Discounts/ Promotional Offers are only applicable when communicated to AIL Madrid prior to enrollment and cannot be applied retrospectively.
7.3 Friends and Family discount: To qualify for AIL Madrid 10% Friends and Family discount off course fees, student’s group has to consist of at least two persons. All of them must enroll at the same time and also take the same course at the same time. The names of the members of the group must be indicated in the enrollment form. At the time of enrolling, AIL Madrid will automatically apply the 10% discount to student’s invoice. The Friends and Family discount applies to courses of any length and does not apply to course extensions. In the event of not complying with these conditions, the Friends and Family discount will not apply and may result in amended invoices being issued.
7.4 Credit notes are valid for 12 months from the course start date and then expire.

8. COURSE REDUCTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

8.1 Cancellations before arrival will only be accepted in writing (email). Cancellations made by telephone will not be deemed valid.
8.2 For cancellations made more than two weeks before arrival (15 days and more), €100 of the upfront payment will be retained.
8.3 For cancellations made in the last two weeks before arrival (14 days and less) the whole upfront payment will be retained.
8.4 In no case whatsoever will money for the course be refunded once the course has started (except in the case of the Cancellation Insurance).
8.5 In the event of a cancellation, AIL Madrid official prices will be applied. If, for example, on booking the course the student received a discount due to the length of the course, this will be lost on cancellation.
8.6 In order to comply with Anti Money Laundering legislation, refunds can only be made and money can only be transferred to the person who booked / paid for the course.

9. ACCOMMODATION REDUCTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

9.1 In the event of cancellations prior to arrival, any upfront payments will be considered as a non returnable payment for accommodation (subject to a one month limit).
9.2 In the event of cancellations after arrival, one month’s notice of accommodation cancellation is required. Following this notice period, all additional accommodation amounts paid will be reimbursed in full.
9.3 If a student decides that he/she wants to postpone or take a break from any program the accommodation is not cancelable under any circumstances.

10. EXPULSION

10.1 AIL Madrid reserves the right to cancel the student’s place if on the day of their arrival they or their agency have not paid the total sum of the course, accommodation and other services contracted.
10.2 In the case of a serious disciplinary offence, repeated bad behavior or infringement of Spanish law, the student will be expelled from the school and accommodation contracted with AIL Madrid without the right to any refund.

11. INSURANCE

11.1 Medical: All students should ensure that they have suitable coverage.
11.2 Personal Liability Insurance: required for students staying in accommodation organized by the School and is strongly recommended for all students.
11.3 Civil Liability: AIL Madrid has an accident and civil liability insurance policy that covers possible incidents or minor accidents that may occur at the School.
11.4 Personal Property: No liability is accepted by AIL Madrid for loss or damage to property either in AIL Madrid or its accommodations.

12. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

In compliance with Spanish Law 15/1999, December 13, regarding the protection of personal data, AIL Madrid would like to inform you that your personal details within these general conditions will be stored in a database (whose liability and responsibility is Academia Internacional de Lenguas Madrid, S.L.), solely for the commercial and operative purposes of the company. By accepting these Terms and Conditions you give your consent to the above said treatment and for their use for the aforementioned purposes. You have the right to request that we inform you of your rights to access, correct and cancel such information within the established terms of the prevailing legislation, by writing to the address: Calle Núñez de Balboa 17 2ºD, 28001 Madrid – Spain.

13. COPYRIGHT

AIL Madrid management reserves the right to use all possible graphic and audiovisual material taken during the student’s stay at the school (both within the school and at AIL Madrid organized activities) in its promotional material (photography, audio records, videos, websites, flyers, social media, etc.), unless the student declares otherwise in writing (email) prior to the start of the course.

14. OTHER

14.1 AIL Madrid reserves the right to accept students aged 17 or under.
14.2 In the case where damages are caused to third parties, all the expenses claimed from AIL Madrid that originate from the above mentioned incident will be charged to the student concerned.
14.3 AIL Madrid is not responsible for printing errors that may appear or for errors in publications by third parties about AIL Madrid.
14.4 AIL Madrid accepts no responsibility whatsoever for cases of force majeure (according to law) or for students’ actions.

15. CONTRACT

Any bookings or payments confirm the acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.