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Tandem, San Sebastian, Spain

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Tandem

The language school Tandem was founded in San Sebastian, Spain in 1987. The school is located in a brand new building in Gros, a trendy and lively district less than 15 minutes from the old town and just 5 minutes from the Zurriola beach where the surf lessons take place.

The school address is: calle Pasajes, 4, 20013 - San Sebastian (Spain).

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOFEDELE Instituto CervantesWYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalMember of TANDEM INTERNATIONAL Language Schools Association

School Size:

Facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 65
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 10 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

20
18
9
5
4
4
7
8
7
15

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 06.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 12.Oct.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 24.Dec.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 01.May.2018, 31.Jul.2018, 12.Oct.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 06.Dec.2018, 24.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 31.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

Spanish Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 165 157 330 314 470 447 610 580 750 713 890 846 1030 979 1080 1026 1320 1254 1560 1482 120 114
Price in US$ 184 368 524 680 836 992 1148 1203 1471 1738 134
Beginners can start every Monday all year round, except for summer months, when there are some fixed dates.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 8 weeks - No inscription fee! .
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Price in € 680 646 1360 1292 2040 1938 2740 2603 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 758 1515 2273 3053 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 490 466 980 931 1470 1397 1960 1862 -- -- -- -- -- -- 490 466
Price in US$ 546 1092 1638 2184 -- -- -- -- -- -- 546
Students can choose the number of lessons per week, also 15 and 20 lessons available. It is a tailor made course, the learning rythm and contents can be chosen.
Starting dates
Every Day .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- -- -- 1040 988 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1159 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This programme consists of a 4 week-intensive course followed by internship in company. The price includes the Spanish course, search of the internship, filling in the documentation and tutoring of the stay.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 310 295 620 589 905 860 1190 1131 1475 1402 1760 1672 2045 1943 2330 2214 2900 2755 3470 3297 285 271
Price in US$ 346 691 1009 1326 1643 1961 2278 2596 3231 3866 318
Interaction in the group and additional one-to-one classes for dealing with specific subjects or specialised vocabulary.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:45
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 195 186 390 371 560 532 730 694 900 855 1070 1017 1240 1178 1410 1340 1750 1663 2090 1986 170 162
Price in US$ 218 435 624 814 1003 1192 1382 1571 1950 2328 190
This is a combined course of 20 lessons Intensive course plus 4 lessons in workshops to learn more and work: cultural contents, phonetics, grammar and writing skills.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:45
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 265 252 505 480 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 296 563 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 265 252 505 480 745 708 985 936 1225 1164 1465 1392 1705 1620 1945 1848 2425 2304 2905 2760 240 228
Price in US$ 296 563 830 1098 1365 1632 1900 2167 2702 3236 268
Beginners can start every Monday all year round, except for summer months, when there are some fixed dates.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 50 48 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 56 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
With the Culture-Experience-Pack you can combine language training and the opportunity to get in contact with the Basque culture. You can add this course to any of our Group, Individual or Special Programmes.
• Tuesday 18:30-21 h: Guided visit to San Sebastián with Tapas-Tour (Pintxos).
• Wednesday 16-19 h: Excursion to Pasaia fishing village and visit to ALBAOLA and its whaleship construction project.
• Thursday 18-20 h: Introduction to the Basque Country with information about culture and history.
Starting dates
2017: 16.Jan.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 10.Apr.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
2018: 19.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
1-2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 65 62 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 73 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
You can combine the activity pack with any of our Spanish Courses: Group Courses, Individual Courses or Special Programmes.
2 Special excursions to discover beautiful spots in the Basque Country:
• Tuesday: Visit to Zumaia village and the Geopark Flysch on the Basque coast (4 hours).
• Thursday: Hiking trail along the shore of Mount Jaizkibel (4 hours).
Transport expenses and guides included.
Starting dates
2017: 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 25.Sep.2017, 23.Oct.2017.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 310 295 620 589 905 860 1190 1131 1475 1402 1760 1672 -- -- -- -- 285 271
Price in US$ 346 691 1009 1326 1643 1961 -- -- -- -- 318
Exam fees depend on the level, approximately from 120€ to 210€.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
Exam dates
10.Feb.2017, 07.Apr.2017, 13.May.2017, 14.Jul.2017, 15.Sep.2017, 13.Oct.2017, 25.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 85 81 170 162 255 243 340 323 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85 81
Price in US$ 95 190 285 379 -- -- -- -- -- -- 95
The Surf lessons pack can be combined with any of the Spanish Courses: Group, Individual or Special Programmes.
The course takes place at Zurriola Beach, the surfers beach, at 10 minutes from Tandem.
Price includes: Surfing lessons with a professional instructor, neoprene wetsuit, board and insurance.
Starting dates
2017: Every Monday .
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 16:00  - 20:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 110 105 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 123 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The Cooking activity pack can be combined with any of the Spanish Courses: Group, Individual or Special Programmes.
It consists of 3 Top Gastronomic Experiences to discover the exquisite Basque Gastronomy and the Regional Wines:
• Tuesday 18:30-21h: Guided visit to San Sebastián with Pintxo-Tour (Tapas) in the Old Town.
• Wednesday 18-20h: Wine tasting seminar with Rioja & Txakoli.
• Thursday 18-22:30h: Basque cooking class & dinner at restaurant in a beautiful fishing village.
All expenses included. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
San Sebastian
Starting dates
2017: 23.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 22.May.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 11.Sep.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017.
2018: 21.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
1-2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 18:00  - 21:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 120 114 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 134 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The equestrian centre is located just 2.5km from TANDEM, you take a 5 minute train.
- 4 hours Tuesday to Friday in the afternoon.
- 4 different levels are offered: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert.
- Lessons are in small mixed groups with other language students or locals.
- Lessons are offered in Spanish with English translation if necessary. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Real Hipica de SS-Camino de la Hipica 5 ,  20014 , San Sebastian
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 60.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35,00 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 175 275 375 475 100
Price in US$ 206 323 440 557 118
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
33 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 02.Jul.2017 - 26.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per day: 25 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 285 495 705 915 210
Price in US$ 335 581 827 1073 247
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 200 325 450 575 125
Price in US$ 235 382 528 675 147
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price extra night:
37 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
High season
  • Some of the accommodations have pets.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Bilbao Airport: for 160 € (one way); for 320 € (return trip)
    San Sebastián Airport: for 75 € (one way); for 150 € (return trip)
    Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport: for 105 € (one way); for 210 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking4 km
Dancing 
Diving 
Golf15 km
Horse riding2 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music 
Sailing1 km
Squash1 km
Swimming 
Tennis2 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

City
4.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 

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