General Information

Why Melkart?

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

Small groups, with no minimum number of students

All our courses are conducted in small groups which we believe is both an important and advantageous factor when learning languages. The average number of students on our General Spanish courses is 5 and the maximum is 7-8.  But even if there are less than 3 students in your group we will not change your course or combine your class, nor will you pay more.  You will receive the course that you asked for.

Personalised monitoring of your progress

With the exception of beginners, you will be asked to complete a level test before you arrive in Cadiz so that you can start your classes immediately. In this way you won't lose any class time on the first day.  Your teachers will then determine if the assigned group is the most appropriate for you. The teachers have daily meetings with the Director of Studies, José Manuel and coordinator, María del Mar, to monitor each student's progress. You can request a tutorial with either member of staff to talk through any doubts or problems. 

At the end of the course you will receive a Certificate of Attendance, with details of the type of course completed, the number of classes and your level.  If you are interested you can also do a final test for each level attained, and receive, in addition to the attendance certificate, a certificate stating your communicative competence and the corresponding level.

Six teaching levels

We offer Spanish courses at six different levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the Cervantes Institute:

Basic User

Independent User

Competent User







Our methodology

Our methodology combines communicative competence, intercultural competence and the learners’ ability to control and manage their own learning. It is centred on the student.  The most important factor for us is that the student learns to communicate; that is to say, that they can accomplish a series of basic social tasks as would a native speaker, understand spoken and written texts, speak about different topics, ask questions, make purchases and requests etc;  basic exchanges that will become more complex as their level advances.

All Melkart courses include:

  • Level test prior to arrival
  • Course materials: books, support material …
  • Small groups
  • No minimum number of students
  • Personal monitoring of your progress
  • Six teaching levels
  • Making up any days lost to public holidays
  • Cost of any extra-curricular activities
  • Organisation of excursions and visits (not included in the price)
  • Information and advice about Cadiz
  • Loan of books and materials
  • Free Access to Internet and Wi-fi in the school
  • Language practice through exchanges with Spanish speakers
  • Certificates of attendance and level attained
  • Final level test (optional) and Certificate of Accreditation