Extras

If you wish to know ...

more about Spanish culture, literature and history; you are interested in applying your Spanish to the business or tourism sectors; you would like to prepare for the DELE exams or learn to dance flamenco, salsa or bachata; learn to play Spanish guitar or perhaps surf in the Atlantic, you can complement your Spanish Course with many diverse ‘extras’ which will make your stay even more fruitful, enjoyable and worthwhile. 

We offer three groups of extras: Activities, Hispanic Studies and Preparation for the DELE exam.

Why Melkart?

  • Small groups, with no minimum number of students
  • Personalised monitoring of your progress
  • Six teaching levels
  • Methodology tailored to student needs

Activities

There are four types of extra activities to choose from: Flamenco, Surfing, Latin Dance and Spanish Guitar. You can decide the number of weeks that you would like to follow any particular course.

Flamenco

Whether you wish to learn from scratch or you would like to develop your existing knowledge and expertise, you can complement your Spanish course with a course in Flamenco Dance. Flamenco is an internationally recognised art form, and included in UNESCO’s 2013 list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The course consists of two 60-minute classes a week. 

Surfing

In Cádiz, a city surrounded by the sea and with 8 kilometres of beach, there is no better activity than Surfing. If you have never tried to surf, you can choose a beginners course or, for the more confident, you can chose your level. We offer courses for all levels, from novice to advanced. The classes include all the necessary equipment and are given by qualified instructors. The surfing school has full facilities: changing rooms, showers, toilets, interactive games room … The course consists of five 90-minute classes a week.

Latin Dance

What could be better than dancing to the sounds and rhythms of Latin America. We offer a course where you will be able to learn the most characteristic dances of the Latin world: salsa, merengue, bachata … Learn or perfect any of the styles that interest you with professional teachers. Classes are for all levels from beginners to advanced. The course consists of two 60-minute classes a week.

Spanish Guitar

Learning to play Spanish Guitar can be complicated when you don’t fully understand what the teacher is trying to explain. At Melkart, we are lucky to have a Spanish teacher who also teaches Spanish Guitar. Learn with him how to play this versatile instrument, so characteristic of Spanish and Andalusian culture. This course is orientated principally to Flamenco and at three levels of skill. It comprises two 60-minute classes a week.

Activities

Classes per week

Price (EUR) per week

Flamenco

2

60

Surfing

5

110

Latin Dance

2

60

Spanish Guitar

2

50

Hispanic Studies

Our courses in Hispanic Studies allow you to dip deeper into various facets of Spanish culture, to learn about its society, customs and traditions; its history, art, literature, politics and economy … The courses in Hispanic Studies are designed to make you aware of the diversity of Spanish culture so that you will be able to act as an intercultural go-between, to explore the mores of Spanish society and compare them with your own. To participate you need an intermediate level of Spanish (minimum B1). All courses in Hispanic Studies consist of five 60 minute classes per week. You can chose between the following courses:

Culture and Society 

This course is designed to give you an insight into various cultural and social aspects of multicultural Hispania. The weekly programme focuses of different cultural fields: 

  • Monday: History and Art 
  • Tuesday: Society 
  • Wednesday: Contemporary Spanish or Latin American Literature 
  • Thursday: the student can chose between different themes, such as economy, music, cinema, theatre or can develop themes from previous classes.
  • Friday: Politics

Spanish and Latin American Literature 

With this course you can enjoy a select overview of literature written in the Spanish language. As with the previous course, the structure is flexible and you can chose different literary periods, monographs about particular authors and their works etc … You can tell us which authors or works you would like to study, or you can leave the choice to us. One way or the other you will enjoy the pleasure of reading our literature!

History of Spain

"One can’t understand a city without first knowing its history”.  So, in this course we offer you exactly that, the opportunity to understand the reality of Spain through its history.   You can tell us what you would like to know about our history, or leave it to us to introduce you to the decisive historical, social, economic and cultural events that have shaped the course of Spanish History.

Spanish for Business

This course deals with concepts, situations, vocabulary, commercial correspondence etc., all that is related to the world of business in our country. In addition you will learn about the current economic situation in Spain, the principal problems of our economy, Spain’s place in the international market, the taxation system …  

Spanish for Tourism

If you chose this course, you will have a broad overview of various perspectives related to this important sector of the Spanish economy.  You will also be able to improve your level of comprehension and linguistic competence in many practical situations such as making hotel reservations, dealing with claims and complaints, giving confirmation for various types of bookings, organising tours etc.   In addition you will learn vocabulary and expressions related to tourism and study themes such as ‘The Boom in Spanish Tourism’, ‘The diversification of sectors: spas and paradores; coastal tourism to rural tourism, cultural tourism …’

Hispanic Studies

Classes per week

Price (EUR) per week*

Culture, Literature, History, Business and Tourism

5

100

*High season supplement (from 21 June to 30 August): 6%.

Preparation for the DELE

Do you want recognition for your knowledge of Spanish with an official certificate? Then this preparatory course for the official DELE exams is for you. The ‘Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera’ (DELE) are official diplomas, certifying your degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, and granted by the Cervantes Institute for the Ministry of Education and Science in Spain. They are recognised worldwide by private companies, Chambers of Commerce and by both private and public educational institutions. You can work towards an exam at whichever level you wish, from A1 to C2. The courses are given by specialist qualified teachers who have completed the ‘Curso de Examinadores DELE’ (Examiners course for DELE) and who have been part of examining boards for the Cervantes Institute. During the course you will work with examples taken from previous exam papers and materials designed to match the level required for a student to pass the exam. This course comprises five 60 minute classes a week. Make the most of your knowledge!

Types of DELE diplomas

Reference

Levels

Diploma de Español Level A1

A1

Breakthrough

Diploma de Español Level A2

A2

Waystage

Diploma de Español Level B1

B1

Threshold

Diploma de Español Level B2

B2

Vantage

Diploma de Español Level C1

C1

Effective Operational Proficiency

Diploma de Español Level C2

C2

Mastery

If you wish to apply for a course, we can send you more information about the registration process and further information about the exam format.

Preparation for Official Exams

Classes per week

Price (EUR) per week*

Preparation for DELE

5

100

*High season supplement (from 21 June to 30 August): 6%.