Special Programmes

Good to know!

You can chose from four special language programmes designed to respond to the specific interests and needs of individuals and groups.

Why Melkart?

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

Programmes for groups

We offer Spanish language holidays for groups of school or college pupils, groups of friends, business colleagues or families. To each group we can offer tailor-made courses that are designed for your own needs. And, we offer not only the course but accommodation, activities, excursions and transport to and from the airport.

Why a group at Melkart?

  • We design a programme of study for each group according to their interests… And this flexibility makes us different.
  • We offer competitive discounts for group bookings – up to 30% off standard prices.
  • Accommodation, activities, excursions and free airport transfers for one accom-panying teacher per 10-15 students.
  • 20 years experience in running these programmes (since 1995).

5 reasons to study in Cadiz

  • Cadiz is safe, it’s a small city with a friendly core of people always disposed to help.
  • Cadiz is a historically important city, 3,000 years old. 
  • There are 8 miles or 14 kilometers of beaches and 300 days of sun per year.
  • Points of interest close-by include: Seville, Gibraltar, Coto de Doñana (Doñana National Park), Morocco etc.
  • There are a number of international airports nearby.

We will be pleased to give you a quotation free of any obligation. For this we will need the following information:

  • The type of course required or the number of classes per week your group would like.
  • The arrival and departure dates.
  • The type of accommodation you require.
  • The number of people in your group.
  • The level of Spanish.
  • The kind of activities you’d like: excursions, flamenco classes, cultural tours etc.
  • The services you’d like: airport transfers, holiday insurance etc.

If you’d like more information about our courses or you’d like to see a course proposal, please write to us at info@centromelkart.com. We will reply to all requests as soon as possible. At Melkart you will find a course that matches the needs of your group!

"Organizing a study trip with Melkart has been a pleasure from day one. As the Head of Spanish of an English Boarding School, I was seduced by the idea of taking my students to Spain and to Cádiz in particular, where I was born and lived for 30 years of my life. Although I am obviously biased here, Cádiz is the perfect destination: a small-size city, far from the mass tourist resorts of Costa del Sol, with welcoming people and narrow streets full of history….the perfect combination! Melkart certainly helped my dream come true: from the first time I contacted them about lessons, prices etc. I got nothing but their total support. Melkart organised a very interesting programme of studies, consisting of lessons at different levels in the mornings followed by cultural/leisure activities in the afternoons. Our students enjoyed this very much because it gave them the change of immerse themselves totally in the language and the culture. A selected group of families acted as hosts, and they did this job to perfection since they did not only provide bed and food but also love and companionship, something that the “Gaditanos” do very well indeed. Some even shed a tear or two as they waved our kids goodbye on the last day! Melkart’s staff organised every detail to perfection. The communication between them and me during the months prior to the trip was fluent and cordial, the organisation of the whole thing was absolutely problem-free. Our students spent an unforgettable in Cádiz, because Melkart gave us the best thing Cádiz can offer: its open and generous heart."

Félix Sanchez del Río
Head of Spanish Felsted School Felsted Essex, UK

Junior Programme

Melkart offers a Junior Programme for students aged between 14 and 17 who are looking for an immersion language course in Spain during the summer.  They will be able to enjoy a full programme that includes their Spanish Language course, family accommodation, extra-curricular activities and travel insurance; and, a stay in one of the most delightful cities in Andalusia, Cadiz. 

It is a unique opportunity for young people not only to improve their Spanish, gain confidence in speaking and encourage them to continue learning but also to get to know another culture, other customs, another way of life... This programme will be an unforgettable and enriching experience!

What does the Junior Programme include?

  • Spanish course of 20 classes per week (plus initial level test, all course materials, tutorials and final 
  • Certificate of Attendance and Level attained) 
  • Full programme of extra-curricular activities, including one half day and one full day excursion each week 
  • Accommodation with a Spanish family in a shared twin room and with full board Travel insurance 
  • 24hr assistance for all students during their stay
  • Airport transfers to Cadiz are not included in the price. The cost of transportation varies depending upon which arrival airport is used. Consult prices here.

What activities are offered on the programme?

Social and cultural activities take place daily including cultural visits, sports, games, workshops etc. The programme also includes one half day and one full day excursion each week. We can send you an example for activity schedule.

The price per week is reduced proportionately according to the number of weeks booked. Price per week (inclusive Accommodation):

2 weeks

3 weeks

4 weeks

514

502

481

Course for Erasmus

If you are going to study as an Erasmus student at the University of Cadiz and need to improve your Spanish before you start your course; if you are already a student there but have difficulties following the classes; or, if you would simply like to make the most of your stay in Cadiz to improve your Spanish, come to Melkart!  We will help you achieve your objective.

If you come to study at Melkart before your University course begins we can book accommodation for you for the duration of your Spanish course. You will then have time to get to know the city and decide upon your longer term accommodation.

We offer a course of 6 classes a week, spread over 3 days (two 45 minute classes a day) that you can integrate into your timetable without any problem. Before beginning the course you will have a level test (unless you are a beginner) to evaluate your knowledge of Spanish and the most appropriate level for you.

A minimum of 3 students is required to form a group. The maximum in any group will be 8, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the teaching.

If 3 students enrol together for the same dates and same level each student will receive a 10% discount (non transferable) on the price of the course.

The price for a 4 week course is 220 euros.

Alongside the courses we offer the possibility of language exchanges with Spanish speakers, as well as a full programme of extra-curricular activities in which you are welcome to participate.  Some of these activities are included in the overall price of the course.  

Those students interested in a more intensive course should consult our offer of General Spanish courses.

Course 50+

If you are over 50 and wish to participate in a language course with people around your age; if you would like to have a holiday in Andalusia and, at the same time, learn Spanish and get to  know the many different facets of Spanish culture: local cuisine, history, festivals and traditions, you can do all this at Melkart. We have designed a specific programme for mature students where you can enjoy learning Spanish in a congenial atmosphere and in a city that will assure you an unforgettable stay.  Its temperate climate, its location surrounded on all sides by the sea, its heritage status and historic city centre, its authenticity and hospitality, together make Cadiz an ideal city for the mature visitor.

The course will be given by qualified teachers who will be delighted to share their experiences of Spain with you. Alongside like-minded students eager to learn Spanish in a welcoming and convivial environment, you will be part of a relaxed yet dynamic group, and the perfect course for immersing yourself in Spanish culture.

This course caters for three different levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) and takes place in March, May and October.  It comprises 20 classes (45 minutes) a week.

What does the course include?

The course comprises 10 (45 minute) classes per week of General Spanish (grammar for communication), 10 (45 minute) classes per week of communicative competence and Spanish culture (direct practice in using Spanish in social contexts),  and the following Social/Cultural programme: 

  • Guided tour of Cadiz and visit to the Tavira Tower (camera obscura)
  • Gastronomy workshop
  • Flamenco show
  • Half day excursion to El Puerto de Santa María, with a visit to the Castillo of San Marcos and its wine cellar.
  • Walk around the fortifications and castles of Cadiz
  • Illustrated lecture on Spanish culture

A minimum of 3 students is required for this course.

The inclusive price for the two-week course and cultural programme is 394 euros.

Accommodation is not included, but we can recommend one of Cadiz’s hotels, a private apartment or a Spanish family.

All the courses (except for Groups) are subject to a registration fee of 30 euros (see general information about courses and what they include). Summer courses carry a supplement of 6%.

If you wish you can complement your Spanish course with various extra activities (except for Groups): learn about the culture, literature and history of Spain, flamenco, surfing, Latin Dance, Spanish guitar, or Spanish for Business or Tourism. You might also like to combine your Cadiz course with one in another city and/or prepare for the DELE exam.