Cádiz is situated in the south of Andalucia, on a coast called "Costa de la Luz". Surrounded almost completely by the Atlantic Ocean it is located very close to Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera.
How do I get there?
The nearest airports are in Jerez de la Frontera, Sevilla and Málaga (in that order). After you have told us at which airport you will arrive we will e-mail you the relevant bus and train-connections. There is a direct bus connection from Jerez airport to Cádiz (very economic). We offer as well transfer services from these airport to your accommodation. During the weekend, in order to be able to solve quickly any problems during the journey, we can be reached through an "emergency-mobil".
How many habitants does Cádiz have?
Cádiz city has approx. 145.000 inhabitants.
Are there many tourists?What are the prices like?
Even although Cádiz is touristically well developed it still keeps its special charm. The value for money is excellent.
Which kind of sports are offered in Cádiz?
There are a lot of possibilities if you enjoy sport: football, volleyball, handball, tennis, squash,…and of course all kinds of water sports like sailing, surfing, kitesurf, canoeing and diving. If there is a demand the school organises activities like bungee jumping, canoe-tours, guided hiking and riding-tours as well.
What does the name Melkart mean?
Melkart is the Phoenician name of Hercules, the founder of Cádiz.
Is the school situated in the historic part of the town?
The school is situated in the historic part of the town, very close to the two most beautiful squares in the city namely “Plaza Mina” and “Plaza Alameda”. The school itself is located in a typical Andalusian house, built in 1865. From the roof-deck of our school it is possible to see the sea – in summer this place is also used for barbecues and parties.
How many students will be in my class / in the whole school?
In low-season there are approx. 30 to 40 students studying at the school, during the main season the number of students rises up to 65 students. Our groups are limited to 7 students maximum.
Why is it so important to have very small classes?
We offer our General Courses with a maximum size of 7 students and our Special Courses with a maximum size of 5. This leads to a very family like environment in our studying groups, which results in an even more efficient acquisition of the language.
Where are the students from?
Our students are come from all parts of the world and from all different social classes: teenagers, students, employees, retired people,….
What does linguistic exchange mean?
Melkart cooperates with other schools throughout the world. The Linguistic exchange (Intercambio) between students of our school and Spanish people provides students the opportunity to enlarge and deepen their knowledge of the language outside the school. These linguistic exchanges often result in friendships and offer the students the possibility of easy integration right from the start. Interested students can ask for an "exchange partner" at the school office.
How do I know my language level?
All students, except the beginners, will take a test at the beginning of the course. From that it is possible to determine your level right from the start.
What will happen if I don´t like the course, the level of my class or if there are any other problems?
If there are any problems concerning the course, the level , the accomodation or whatever, the person responsible will help you with any problems you may have. He is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m in the school-office.
Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
At the end of the course, on the last day, you will receive a certificate with your level and the completed hours of the course.
Where are the flats?
The flats are situated in the centre of the town, normally very close to the school. The flats are equipped with: kitchen, complete bath-room, washing-machine, television, living-room. It is necessary that you bring your own towels and bed-linen.
How will I find out the address of my flat or of my family?
As soon we receive your registration we will confirm this immediately and the reservation of the course and the accomodation will be made. Later on we will tell you the address of your flat. Let us know your time of arrival and we will help you by sending you the appropriate train and bus connections from the airport to Cádiz.
How are the families chosen and are they living near to the school?
The families as well as the flats are situated close to the school. We choose the families in a way that will help the students feel “at home” there.Are you allergic, vegetarian, non-smoker – no problem – we will have a suitable family for you!
Will it be possible to stay in my flat or with my family after the end of my course?
There is a possibility to extend your stay at your flat/with your family, but only if there are no other reservations for the desired period of time.
How can I register for a course?
Send us your registration. After we have received your registration we will confirm this by e-mail immediately and we will inform you of the next steps (deposit payment etc.).
How is payment made?
It is possible to pay via money order, bank-transfer or by credit card before the course starts or in cash, by bank-transfer or credit card during the first course week at the school. (All credit card payments are subject to a commission charge of 3%.)