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Tandem, San Sebastian, Spain

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    • Small class sizes
    • Excellent rating of teaching quality

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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 RefusalTANDEM INTERNATIONAL

    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 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$ 193 386 550 714 878 1041 1205 1264 1544 1825 141
    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: 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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
    Special Offers
    For enrolments of a minimum of 8 weeks - No inscription fee! .
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 680 646 1360 1292 2040 1938 2740 2603 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Price in US$ 796 1591 2387 3205 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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 11
    Price in € 75 72 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Price in US$ 88 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    This pack consists of:
    1.A complete guided tour including ride up on the funicular to Monte Igeldo to enjoy the panoramic views and stroll through Chillida´s sculptures around La Concha bay.
    2. Visit to Getaria, historical fishing village and home town of Juan Sebastia Elcano, walk through the wineyards and Txakoli wine tasting.
    3. Visit to the local market, choose the seasonal products and learn how to make some of the classical pintxos.
    These three activities can be combined with any group course or private lessons.
    Starting dates
    2018: 16.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018.
    General course schedule
    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: 15:30  - 18:30
    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$ 574 1147 1720 2293 -- -- -- -- -- -- 574
    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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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € -- -- -- 1040 988 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Price in US$ -- -- -- 1217 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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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$ 363 726 1059 1392 1726 2059 2392 2726 3392 4059 334
    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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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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$ 229 457 655 854 1053 1252 1451 1650 2047 2445 199
    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.
    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: 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018
    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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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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$ 310 591 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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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$ 310 591 872 1153 1433 1714 1995 2275 2837 3398 281
    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: 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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 50 48 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Price in US$ 59 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    With the Basque-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
    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 Additional Week
    Price in € 310 295 620 589 905 860 1190 1131 1475 1402 1760 1672 -- -- -- -- 285 271
    Price in US$ 363 726 1059 1392 1726 2059 -- -- -- -- 334
    Exam fees depend on the level, approximately from 120€ to 210€.
    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  - 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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
    Exam dates
    09.Feb.2018, 06.Apr.2018, 19.May.2018, 13.Jul.2018, 14.Sep.2018, 05.Oct.2018, 10.Nov.2018
    Exam fee
    120 €
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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$ 100 199 299 398 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100
    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
    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$ 129 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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
    2018: 21.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018.
    General course schedule
    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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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 120 114 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Price in US$ 141 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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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    Note: All courses offered by Tandem, San Sebastian can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    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 € 200 325 450 575 125
    Price in US$ 247 401 555 708 154
    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:
    10/30 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 02.Jul.2018 - 26.Aug.2018
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 285 495 705 915 210
    Price in US$ 351 610 868 1127 259
    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:
    10/ 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 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
    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
    4.7/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.7/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.7/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.3/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.3/5.0 
    Other
    4.3/5.0 

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