Lots of people from all over the world come to Spain today to study Spanish. Spanish is one of the widely spread languages in the world and Valencia is a lovely place where people can study Spanish. The benefits of the community for students are obvious: there are a lot of interesting places to visit and the opportunity to combine study with holidays at the seaside at the resorts of Costa Blanca and Costa Azahar.
There is a chance in Valencia to study not only Spanish but to learn the rudiments of Catalonian which is the second official language in the community. The Catalonian language in Valencia is called Valencian. It is taught, for example, at the AIP Language Institute which is situated in the centre of the community capital.
More than 500 mln people speak Spanish in the world. It is the official language practically in all the countries of South and Central America exept Brazil. Spanish is considered to be the second language of international communication after English. It is not a surprise that more and more students today would like to spend holidays in Valencia and at the same time to learn Spanish.
People go to Valencia to visit Spanish courses because besides studying there are lots of entertaining events there. Firstly, it is the most famous street procession in Spain called Las Fallas. One more famous event in Valencia is the most prestigious competition of sailing vessels in the world called America’s Cup which was held in Valencia in 2007 and will be held in 2009.
There are different schools with different Spanish courses in all parts of Valenciana. A lot of them are in the capital of the community and along the coast in Alicante, Castellon, Oriuell and others. Teaching Spanish of high quality is at schools situated in the campuses of the universities of Valencia. For example, the school Don Quijote Valencia on the territory of Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. For those, whose knowledge of Spanish is great there is a chance to achieve the ideal knowledge at the faculty of journalism at Miguel Hernández University in Elja in the province of Alicante.
But still most of the students prefer intensive courses of Spanish to long-term academic study. Besides studying most of the schools can offer their students help in renting dwellings. Very often students live in families to be absorbed in language environment. The standard minimum term of courses as a rule is about 1 week, the maximum term is 1,5 year. After studying Spanish for 1,5 year the student is practically ready to pass DELE exam, which is analogous to TOEFL and IELTS.
The price for studying at courses depends on the place and term of studying. The average price is about 450-500 Eur per week (4 classes a day) dwelling included.