Our intensive Spanish course has a practical and communicative approach, focused on the main skills of the language: writing, reading, understanding and speaking. A course designed to let you take advantage of every minute of class and enjoy the experience of learning Spanish.
20 general Spanish + 5 private classes to prepare for the Siele exam
Between 1 and 8 weeks
From absolute beginner to proficiency (A1 to C2)
Maximum 10, average 6
Mornings or afternoons, from 9:10 - 13:00 or from 14:10 - 18:00
Check our dates for 2022
From 16 y.o.
The Siele preparation programme
Is it for me?
Yes, if you want to obtain an official certificate in Spanish as soon as possible and you need to prepare yourself to pass it successfully. Students and professionals from all over the world can take the exam.
Siele is the International Service for the Evaluation of the Spanish Language, it is jointly promoted by the Cervantes Institute and several prestigious universities and certifies the proficiency degree of Spanish via an online test. It takes only 3 weeks to get the results.
What am I going to learn?
Siele certifies the proficiency level in the Spanish language through four tests: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and interaction, and oral expression and interaction; In the programme we practice all your language skills to ensure that you succeed on the exam.
How are we going to do it?
Every day, from Monday to Friday, you will have 4 general Spanish classes in a group in which you will advance in all aspects of the Spanish language, and a specific private class for the preparation of the Siele, in which you will take real exam tests.
What do I have to know about my Siele programme?
When does it start?
Non-beginners can start: Every Monday.
Starting dates for beginners:
03/01, 17/01, 07/02, 21/02, 07/03, 21/03, 04/04, 19/04, 25/04, 02/05, 16/05, 06/06, 20/06, 04/07, 11/07, 18/07, 25/07, 01/08, 08/08, 15/08, 22/08, 29/08, 05/09, 19/09, 03/10, 17/10, 31/10, 14/11, 28/11, 12/12.
What schedule will I have?
Group classes: mornings or afternoons from 9:10 – 13:00 or from 14:10 – 18:00. We will arrange your private classes at the school and we will adapt to the schedule that suits you best.
What is the minimum age required for the programme?
This course is for students ages 16 and 99.
How long is my programme?
From 1 to 8 weeks.
What level of Spanish do I need to have?
There are Siele exams for all levels starting from A1, so even if you’re a total beginner, after some weeks of study you’ll be able to obtain an official certificate.
If you would like to know for which exam you should apply, just contact us and we’ll test your skills and recommend you the best exam for you.
When is the exam?
The exam dates 2022 are:
03/01, 17/01, 07/02, 21/02, 07/03, 21/03, 04/04, 19/04, 25/04, 02/05, 16/05, 06/06, 20/06, 04/07, 11/07, 18/07, 25/07, 01/08, 08/08, 15/08, 22/08, 29/08, 05/09, 19/09, 03/10, 17/10, 31/10, 14/11, 28/11, 12/12 (registration deadline 3 days before the exam)
How is the exam Siele?
The Siele is a digital and modular exam, which consists of 4 tests that correspond to the 4 communicative activities of the language. You can choose to examine yourself in all areas or just some of them. Do you want to know more about Siele?
It consists of 4 tests that correspond to the four communicative activities of the language.
It is the most complete modality to certify the level of command of Spanish. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and the maximum score is over 1000 points (each test has a maximum of 250 points).
When taking the Siele Global, a certificate of international recognition is received, valid for five years, which includes a score for tests related to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and a numerical score from 0 to 1000 resulting from the sum obtained in each test.
Siele independent modalities
Allows you to receive an internationally recognized Siele report card which provides a score between 0 and 500 for S1, S2 and S3 with a total of two tests, and between 0 and 250 for S4 with one test.
Reading Comprehension (CL) + Listening Comprehension (CA)
Reading Comprehension (CL) + Written Expression and Interaction (EIE)
Listening Comprehension (CA) + Oral Expression and Interaction (EIO)
Oral Expression and Interaction (EIO)
Written Expression and Interaction test (EIE) + Oral Expression and Interaction (EIO)
Prices of Siele course
Between 1 and 8 weeks
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What is your Spanish level?
Españolé offers you the most appropriate Spanish program for your level.
A1 – Beginners
Students can deal with simple straightforward exchanges in familiar contexts. They can usually understand enough to keep a very basic conversation going.
A2 – Pre-Intermediate
Students can understand and express information about the present, past and future. They can deal with most situations involved in travelling around a Spanish speaking country, including communicating most personal and everyday information.
B1 – Intermediate
Students can comfortably interact with native speakers. They can participate in discussions and express their viewpoints in familiar contexts. They can describe experiences in their past as well as explain and give reasons for their plans, desires and ambitions for the future.
B2 – Upper-intermediate
Students can express their ideas on general topics clearly in both the spoken and written form. They are familiar with and can competently use more complex structures and have a good level of fluency andbroader vocabulary including some idiomatic expressions.
C1 – Advanced
Students are capable of understanding most lectures, discussions and debates. They are able to develop a well-structured argument with supporting evidence and explanations in oral and written form. Students have broadened their general language capability and vocabulary to feel comfortable operating effectively in social, academic and professional spheres.
C2 – Superior
Students have a high level of written and spoken Spanish They can participate easily in discussions and write well- structured compositions even on complex, unfamiliar situations. They can give clear presentations on complex issues, integrating sub themes and developing particular points.
What do our students think about the Siele preparation programme?
The school is very very good and interesting. The teachers are kind, intelligent. People are good and communicative.
This is probably the best place to learn Spanish in Valencia. I’ve spent 2 weeks there and now I can actually understand people talking to me and even respond in a way that makes sense! Thanks for the great time y recuerdos a todos los maestros!
I spent almost 4 months in Españolé with just incredible teachers of extraordinary kindness and support, which allowed me to reach level B2 to enter a university in Spain!! I am thinking particularly of MARIA JOSE, LETICIA, PILAR, JAVIER and many others who are just golden people, thank you again if you read this message. I had a great time in this beautiful city of Valencia! The school is just beautiful, so there is a great environment to learn. In addition, the staff is great, and does not hesitate to help students in their external procedures. I am thinking particularly of CONI, who helped me a lot and defended me in a somewhat complicated moment. In addition, the school is adapting superbly well to the health crisis by finding very professional solutions. Thanks again for everything !
Good location, beautiful school, the best people, beautiful city! The best conditions to learn Spanish. I can only recommend it. 😎🇪🇸
I studied at Espanole International House for about half a year. I had been studying Spanish for two years at university, so I thought I would be fine. However, the level was higher than I expected and I could barely catch up with each day of preparation and revision. But thanks to the kind and enthusiastic teacher, my Spanish skills have steadily improved! All my friends at school are so nice and kind that we went out to eat together after school and partied on weekends! Every Monday there was an exchange between Japanese and Spanish, so I was able to use a lot of Spanish. The food was delicious, the people were friendly and Valencia was a very good city! I definitely want to come back! !!
International House Valencia is the place where people from all over the world meet and pursue a goal: to learn Spanish. I spent eight weeks in this school and it was probably the best school time of my life.
Thanks to International House, I broke my fear of speaking Spanish, met a lot of amazing people, a beautiful city and a home culture. I visited the school for the first time in 2012 and it was immediately clear to me that I was not there for the last time. The time I spent in Valencia far exceeded my expectations and I recommend anyone considering this option not to hesitate.
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Kisses from Australia XXX Hi, guys! My name is Bob, I am a Capricorn. I miss you so much! I want to go back to Spain very soon, but Valencia is a long way from Australia. Besides, I haven't won the lottery yet. Nobody here speaks Spanish, so I have already forgotten a lot. I think I need to enrol in school again. I'm looking forward to it! My nieces love to dance in the flamenco dresses, they look beautiful! The teachers at IH Valencia are the best in the world!!! I will never forget!
Hello! My name is Simone and I am German. I was in school for almost 3 months. It was a very good time for me. I liked the school very much and the teachers are very nice. The classes were fun and I learned a lot. My level of Spanish has improved a lot. Also, whenever I had a question or a problem, someone always helped me. I have never been bored because they offer a lot of activities.
The school is wonderful. Everyone works and they are always smiling. The organisation is excellent, the support is completely individualised. The attention you receive, the immediate problem solving, the happy atmosphere and the wide variety of activities on offer make you want to come back to repeat the experience. Thank you all for making me feel like family!
The school is super cool! The teachers are very kind, friendly etc. (I don't think there are enough positive adjectives to describe them).
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#1 When can I start my course?
If you are a beginner there are fixed starting dates (approximately twice a month), if you already know a little Spanish you can start any Monday.
#2 What about the method?
Our objective is that our students learn to communicate in Spanish, the method is a combination in order to develop all the skills needed to do so. Depending on the level you will have more or less speaking practice. The higher the level is, more possibility to speak. All the lessons are in Spanish.
#3 Can I change my language level if I have been placed in a level that is too low, or too high?
Yes. If you want to change level, you should first speak with your teacher who will direct you to the Director of Studies for discussion. The teachers will monitor your skills and make any necessary changes.
#4 How will you know my language level?
The first day in school all students take a placement test (except absolute beginners), which will test your reading and speaking as well as grammar and vocabulary. During the course students’ progress is monitored closely by the teacher.
#5 Can I change my class timetable once the course starts?
If you want to change your class time, you can do it if there is availability in the class of your choice.
#6 Is there a possibility to change classes according to my progress?
We have 6 levels that can be achieved in 40 weeks, if you progress more than the rest of the group, of course you will jump to another level and could finish a level in less time that it is normally scheduled.
#7 What will my class schedule look like?
Having a morning or afternoon schedule will depend on the places available in the groups of your level. In the morning, classes start at 9:10 and in the afternoon at 14:10. In any case, you will always have half a day free to study, get to know our city and have fun with your friends.
#8 How many weeks can I study?
You can study for as few as one week and as many as you’d like.
#9 How far in advance do I have to register?
You can register at any time, although if you want to be sure that we have places, we recommend that you do it in advance.
#10 How can I enroll?
Simply complete the “online” enrolment form and send it to us.
#11 Will I have the possibility of experiencing the Spanish culture, arts, and entertainment/nightlife?
You have all the possibilities of doing this here, it’s up to you. We offer Spanish culture, art and history lessons, organize groups for cultural visits once a week and organize outings at night (for dinner, cinema…) In addition, Valencia has an intense cultural and social life that you can enjoy during your stay.
#12 Do I need to bring any textbooks with me?
No, we’ll give you a book (your enrolment fee includes this first book), all the other books and materials you will need to use are available in the classroom.
#13 What courses do most people take?
Intensive 20 course.
#14 Will I take exams?
Internal exams are held at least once a month and at the end of each level in order to monitor your progress.
#15 Will Españolé prepare me to take any official exams?
Yes, we prepare you for the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) and SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española). They are administrated by the Ministry of Education and Science and are the official Certificates verifying the apprehension of Spanish as a foreign language. There are six levels of the DELE, from A1 to C2.
#16 Can I study business Spanish?
Yes, we offer a Business Spanish course. It is suitable for students on higher intermediate or advanced levels.
#17 Can I have private lessons?
You can book a private course from 1 weekly class as a single course or as a complement to any of the other courses. The content of the class will be tailored to your specific needs and the skills you need to reinforce.
#18 Do I get a diploma after the course?
At the end of each course you will get a certificate about type, duration and reached level.
#19 Can I get credits with the Spanish course?
We are an accredited centre by the Cervantes Institute, which is the official entity for the Spanish language in Spain, many of our students receive credits from their universities after taking a course with us.
#20 How can I pay?
We offer several options: by bank transfer in € or by credit card.