Learn Spanish & live in your private teacher's home around Bilbao with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including Spanish lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Spain. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one Spanish lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Bilbao. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in Spanish. All of our teachers in Spain have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Bilbao, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
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Instituto Hemingway is situated in an exceptionally good area, between the Casco Viejo and Abando Station which is the city's main train station. It's an ideal location given that it is less than 5 minutes walking from the financial centre and the best hotels and shops in Bilbao. Throughout the years Instituto Hemingway has established agreements, had acknowledgment and achieved accreditation from national and international organizations of varying prestige. Instituto Hemingway is recognized by Instituto Cervantes as an Accredited Center for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. An accredited centre is a teaching institution which offers a high level of quality in all the services it provides, in accordance with the requirements and conditions established by the Cervantes Institute Levels We offer our students six language learning levels which have been outlined by the Instituto Cervantes. At Instituto Hemingway, students are placed at one of these levels based on what they are capable of doing in the Spanish language. Didactic Material All didactic material is provided free of charge by Instituto Hemingway. This includes a textbook corresponding to your level with a grammatical appendix and the necessary extra class material. Other Resources Instituto Hemingway is open every weekday afternoon until 8.30 pm. You can use the computers and internet connection, the library and film collection and all of the resources available free of charge in order to keep improving your Spanish.
EIDE is a language school established in 1976. Since its foundation, EIDE has trained more than 14.000 students. Language teaching was its main activity when it opened its doors and languages are still the pillars around which the other main areas have been developed: Hospitality Management, Tourism, and Catering. Our more than 30-years experience and professionalism have been recognized by such institutions and the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations and the Instituto Cervantes, as well as different National European Organizations. We pay personal attention to all foreign students, which allows them to obtain excellent results in the learning of the Spanish language. We also encourage them to mix with other Spanish speaking students who attend our school, thus they are able to practice the Spanish language, as well as to experience the authentic Spanish and Basque culture. The goal of our courses is to teach people to communicate in Spanish in real-world situations. With this goal in mind, our classes focus on basic linguistic skills: speaking and spoken interaction, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. All our teachers are native speakers; they have a university degree in languages and are very experienced in teaching languages. "... highly qualified teachers, who have studied abroad, who speak other languages and who are very open to other cultures. They can understand the point of view of their students; they always find a way to explain the inexplicable". Xana Farpón, a Spanish teacher at EIDE, BA in Languages by the University of Deusto and MA in Linguistics by Ohio State University.