If you want to study at a university in Spain, we can help you achieve it! With our university preparation programme, we prepare you to pass the entrance exam.
20 weekly classes of different subjects + tutorials
33 - 42 weeks
Minimum level B2 to start academic training
Academic preparation: From Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and two afternoons per week from 16:30 to 19:00.
August or October according to your Spanish level. Both courses end in May, just before the exam
From the age of 17 years old.
Learn Spanish to access the University
Is it for me?
Yes, if you want to study at a university in Spain, you have completed upper secondary education and the educational system of your country is validated with the Spanish system. In order to access university education, you need to pass the PCE (Specific Compentency Tests) exam and we can help you to achieve it successfully.
What am I going to learn?
We work on the specific subjects of the exam. Depending on the university studies you want to do: it can be Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences or Art.
How are we going to do it?
We tailor classes individually for each student. You will have 20 classes per week divided into different subjects, with personalized tutorials. We will help you with the choice of subjects and with the entire documentation process until you get to university.
What do I need to know about my University Preparation programme?
When does it start?
You can start the programme in August or October according to your Spanish level. the courses end in May, just before the exam.
What schedule will I have?
Spanish course: From Monday to Friday from 09:10 to 13:00 or from 14:10 to 18:00.
Academic training: from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 or two afternoons per week from 16:30 to 19:00.
What is the minimum age required for the programme?
You must have finished your upper secondary education, the minimum age to enter is 17 years old.
What level of Spanish do I need to have?
Before starting you must have at least a B1 level. If you wish, you can take an intensive Spanish course with us before starting the preparation course for the university entrance exam. Check options with us.
Some universities require the DELE B2 certificate, we can also help you obtain it.
When is the exam?
University entrance exams have two sessions a year, in May / June and in September.
Prices of University Pathway
For the whole course
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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 University Pathway programme?
I had to dedicate a lot of time to Spanish learning and got C1 level to be able to study translation, and then also did PCE preparatory course that took me additional six months. Thanks to this course, my average score was one of the best and I was accepted to few good public universities. I chose the oldest university of Spain, in Salamanca. If you want to invest in your future, choose University Pathway at Españolé Ih.
I did not have any doubt that I would choose to prepare for university entrance in IH Valencia. I was given clear instructions on the exams and also a list of documets needed to apply. At first I took a Spanish course until I got B2 and did DELE exam with no efforts, then I prepared for 4 exams on subjects and passed them successfully. At the moment I study at the University of Valencia which actually proves the efficiency of the programme University Pathway.
I did a university entrance course in Españolé. It was a combined course, general Spanish + specific preparation for university entrance. After the Spanish course, I went to an academy to prepare for the PCE. It was a completely different course from the one I had given in Españolé. In Españolé we worked a lot in groups and the classes at the other place were individual, if I didn't understand something I had private lessons with my teacher. If I had not learned Spanish, it would have been difficult to understand the different subjects. Although I speak Spanish every day outside of class, I speak less frequently than when I was in Spanish school. However, I am able to study my subjects because I study at my own pace and because the teachers are experienced, they help me. I got into university and I am studying architecture, which is what I wanted.
Can we help you?
Contact us if you have any question
#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.