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Escuela Montalbán

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4.3/5 based on 22 reviews
6 Classrooms
Max 10 students per class
Small sized school
9 Dedicated teachers
The Escuela Montalbán school building has a distinctive Andalusian style. The friendly classrooms and beautiful courtyard give the feeling of a Spanish family home with their charm and intimacy. This is echoed by the friendly, family atmosphere amongst students and staff. There are also plants and flowers throughout the building, and colorful posters and artwork hanging on the walls. The school is located in a quiet neighborhood just ten minutes walk from the city center. An accreditation by Cervantes guarantees the high quality of the lessons here. Complementing the standard Spanish courses, Escuéla Montalban offers an extensive cultural program.
What students like about Escuela Montalbán
  • Familial atmosphere
  • Beautiful courtyard
  • 10 minute walk from city center
  • Organises cultural activities

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Facilities
Located in the city center
Located near public transport
Free WiFi
Reception
Air conditioning
In a popular neighbourhood
Located in a quiet area
Vending machine
Garden
Officially registered exam location
Accredited
FEDELE
Instituto Cervantes
CCSE
SIELE
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Courses at Escuela Montalbán

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Accommodations at Escuela Montalbán

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Escuela Montalbán

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4.3/5 based on 22 reviews

Escuela Montalbán scores excellent on the following categories:

  • School location: 5.0
  • Staff: 5.0
  • Accommodation: 5.0
  • Atmosphere: 5.0
  • Teachers: 4.5
  • Activities: 4.4
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Reviewed on 09 October 2015 via google
I went to this school forabout 3 months, and I can definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to learn Spanish but at the same time have an amazing experience!! The teachers here, are just amazing. They always find ways to keep classes interesting as well as make sure that you book progress as fast a possible. Besides the school, Granada is also just a beautiful city to spend some time in. Whether you like culture or you are more... I went to this school forabout 3 months, and I can definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to learn Spanish but at the same time have an amazing experience!! The teachers here, are just amazing. They always find ways to keep classes interesting as well as make sure that you book progress as fast a possible. Besides the school, Granada is also just a beautiful city to spend some time in. Whether you like culture or you are more of a nightlife kind of person. Granada has it all. AND have i mentioned yet that with every drink you order here you get your meal for free !!
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Reviewed on 30 July 2018 via google
Located in the centre of Granada the school offers a variety of activities to do during the break between the Spanish lessons or after your classes have finished. The classes are very small which provide an excellent working atmosphere as well as an ambience of familiarity.

I was really happy when I got the confirmation for my two-months internship from the Spanish school Escuela Montalbán. My work consists of...
Located in the centre of Granada the school offers a variety of activities to do during the break between the Spanish lessons or after your classes have finished. The classes are very small which provide an excellent working atmosphere as well as an ambience of familiarity.

I was really happy when I got the confirmation for my two-months internship from the Spanish school Escuela Montalbán. My work consists of translation and web design of the school’s web site. Furthermore, I could calculate costs and complete data bases. The school offers a perfect opportunity for people who want to do an internship in the administration area. It never get’s boring.

In addition to my internship I got offered language courses in order to improve my Spanish. When you are in the classroom it does not feel like lessons. The hours of class are filled with humour and exiting topics to talk about. You will not notice how one and a half hour will pass by. Of course, the educational part is not missing, and you will see progress like I did after one week only. Complex topics are explained very clear and the teachers do their best to make a complex topic transparent.

Let me tell you about accommodation now. I shared a flat with students from all over the world and different ages. It is an unforgettable experience which I totally recommend to everyone. Meeting new people -for some people- might cost some overcoming but people who travel in order to learn a language are nice. Another advantage is that you get quicker in touch with new people and create a friendship which lasts beyond your stay here.

Apart from the fact that Granada is a fantastic city for university students because it offers historical heritage as well as a good night life, Granada has a lot of parks where you can you can just hang out or have a good time with your friends. Some parks are really easy to reach but for some you have to make a little effort, but it is totally worth it. When you are in Granada you definitely should not miss the park Carmen de los Martires. From there you can see the town from the birds-eye-view and the park has a lot of beautiful flowers and fountains. It is right next to the garden of the Alhambra.

The garden of the Alhambra is called Generalife. It is composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace and the High Gardens. Nowadays the denomination of the Generalife is commonly accepted as the Garden or Gardens of the Alarife, meaning the garden of the constructor or architect. First you will see the New Gardens of the Generalife, which connect the Generalife with the Alhambra, integrating them with nature.
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Reviewed on 06 March 2017 via google
I was 3 months at Escuela Montalbán in Granada doing an Intensive Spanish course, which included 2 classes of grammar and 2 conversation classes per day. I started from the very beginning and improved my Spanish very quickly thanks to a professionalism of the teachers and very well selected groups. In fact, I was able to communicate with other students with the same level of Spanish, which helped us learn Spanish more efficiently... I was 3 months at Escuela Montalbán in Granada doing an Intensive Spanish course, which included 2 classes of grammar and 2 conversation classes per day. I started from the very beginning and improved my Spanish very quickly thanks to a professionalism of the teachers and very well selected groups. In fact, I was able to communicate with other students with the same level of Spanish, which helped us learn Spanish more efficiently with a help of a teacher and have fun as well.

The staff of the Spanish school was extremely friendly and helpful, especially Paco. In the first day they helped me with my accommodation, informed me about different possibilities and important places in the city, and helped me get my debit card in a bank, which was incredibly important as well.

The accommodation was provided by the school. In the apartment I lived with 4 Spanish persons, who helped me boost my Spanish and experience Spanish culture and traditions. They were very friendly, kind and open-minded.

On the one hand, teachers were very professional and provided well-structured content. On another hand, they were very funny making a lot of jokes. Thus, they delivered a great combination of serious and funny content, which helped us feel comfortable and learn Spanish in a great atmosphere.

Another important part of learning Spanish language and culture took place outside of our classes. The school organized different social and cultural activities in the evenings and on weekends. In the first week we went to the Arabic bath, which helped me relieve stress from the first days of my adaptation to a new country. Moreover, I discovered an incredible art-form, which was born in Granada and called Flamenco. The flamenco show included very emotional and expressional music and dance. I fell in love with it and would love to experience it again. Another incredible activity was a tapa tour with the teacher Marisa, when almost all the students went out together to explore the tapas culture in different local bars. There is a tradition in Granada to give tapas for free when you order a drink.

I would definitely recommend this school to everybody, who wants to learn Spanish and discover a great culture of the beautiful Granada and Spain in general.
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Reviewed on 24 July 2018 via google
The language school Escuela Montalbán in the center of Granada is a cosy and matey place. It is situated in a small building on two levels with three small class rooms each. You get to know all the staff very quickly as there are about 15 people working here and some of them are – good for them – on holiday as it is high summer time at the moment.
The first and third week I took part in regular courses with only three students...
The language school Escuela Montalbán in the center of Granada is a cosy and matey place. It is situated in a small building on two levels with three small class rooms each. You get to know all the staff very quickly as there are about 15 people working here and some of them are – good for them – on holiday as it is high summer time at the moment.
The first and third week I took part in regular courses with only three students plus, of course, the teacher. We had two classes per day starting with a grammar class followed by a conversation class. The school’s administation goes to great length in organizing the courses concerning the students‘ language levels. They really strive to form courses consisting of people with a similar level of Spanish in order to make the classes effective and useful. I also took private lessons during one week which I can recommend because it is super-intensive and very effective when the teacher concentrates fully on you.
As far as I am concerned, I do not only study at this school but I also do an internship under supervision of Margret Fortman who is the school’s marketing and public relations manager. Therefore I review or write texts for the school’s website. I have to admit that these texts are in English or German (I am from Berlin) as my Spanish is by far not yet good enough for professional purposes.
When I arrived I was classified level A2 in Spanish, certainly an accurate classification in theory but in daily life I felt like level zero basically. That has significantly changed in only three weeks thanks to the lessons I took and thanks to the teachers that gave them. All teachers are professional, highly motivated, kind and funny at times, too.
As I enjoy biking a lot, I bought a bike second hand and so I am exploring the city and the countryside in my spare time. The landscape has flat terrain when you go along the river Genil that flows through the city into the plains and there are of course hills and the Sierra Nevada. A mountain range that goes up to about 3000 m (9000 ft). And for all of you who like biking, too or who are into a little challenge: To the second highest peak leads a path suitable for bikes with an average gradiant of only 5 percent.
The learning gradiant is for sure higher at Escuela Montalbán.
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Reviewed on 09 August 2023 via google
Every teacher is different and complement each other, and everyone share his/her soul with students. For me this place means more than language school, part of my heart is always there. Gracias a Montalban! Every teacher is different and complement each other, and everyone share his/her soul with students. For me this place means more than language school, part of my heart is always there. Gracias a Montalban!
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Reviewed on 26 October 2015 via google
I trained in TEFL so my experience of the language teaching at the school is from a different perspective.

I also think I may have been unlucky with the week I enrolled, as I was told I had joined at a different part of the course compared to other students who had been there for longer, and I was not in the same 'rhythm' as them.

Overall, the teachers are very nice people, it feels like a family there and...
I trained in TEFL so my experience of the language teaching at the school is from a different perspective.

I also think I may have been unlucky with the week I enrolled, as I was told I had joined at a different part of the course compared to other students who had been there for longer, and I was not in the same 'rhythm' as them.

Overall, the teachers are very nice people, it feels like a family there and the classes are a good size and casual.

However, the lessons were not planned in a very dynamic way and not many modern language techniques were used, particularly for grammar lessons.

The lesson was solely the teacher writing grammar rules on the board while we copy, then a tonne of gap fill exercises. This went on for 90 minutes every morning! He didn't try and mix it up or make it interesting, it was the same process everyday single day.

Despite this, the most useful part was that he spoke in Spanish the whole time when telling us the rules, which was good for listening skills - but this is minimum standard practise anyway in language teaching.

The speaking lessons were more enjoyable, but the grammar we were taught in the morning was not used and it was a very 'free' practise - which is good for some, but I would personally prefer for there to be some link between what we learn in the morning and what we practise saying afterward.

Despite this, I had a good time on the last day, as the school organised a really good trip to the Alhambra's, there was a great tour guide that spoke in Spanish for the whole tour and who was excellent at illustrating the place with words. He pitched it at a good level for the group and did some good storytelling.
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Activities at Escuela Montalbán

Escuela Montalbán usually organizes activities per week with other students from the school. Some activities are free, others are possible for a small fee. The school also offers a free welcoming activity.

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Location, ages and nationalities

Please note the below ages and nationalities are indicative and based on historical data. But generally, Escuela Montalbán has students from the following age groups and nationalities.

Average ages
  • Between 16-18 20%
  • Between 18-24 30%
  • Between 25-34 30%
  • Between 35-50 15%
  • 50+ 5%
Nationalities
  • Germany 35%
  • Morocco 25%
  • United Kingdom 10%
  • France 5%
  • Other 25%

Teachers at Escuela Montalbán

General information

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Address

Escuela Montalbán
C/ Conde Cifuentes 11
18005, Granada, Spain

Course cancellation policy
Super flexible cancellation This is a Extralingo preferred policy

Flexible date changes and a full refund, up to 15 days before arrival. 10% cancellation fee between 13 and 1 days before arrival. No refund after the course starts.

Accommodation cancellation policy
Super flexible free cancellation This is a Extralingo preferred policy

100% refund on the accommodation price up to 15 days before arrival, 10% cancellation fee between 13 and 1 days before arrival. No refunds on the day of check-in.

Payment policy
Flexible (recommended) This is a Extralingo preferred policy

A down payment of 30% is due upon booking and the full payment is due 29 days before arrival.

Visa information

For Residents of the EU/EEA and Switzerland

  • No visa required to study in Spain.

For Non-EU/EEA and Swiss Citizens

  • Less than 90 days: Schengen visa required.
  • More than 90 days: National Student Visa (Visado de Estudiante) required.
Regional / National Holidays
National holidays in Granada, Spain

Granada has the following national holidays. Please note that schools might be closed on these days. The school will inform you about the exact dates once you request a booking.

Name: Date:
Day of Andalucía 28-02-2024
Maundy Thursday 28-03-2024
Assumption 15-08-2024
Fiesta Nacional de España 12-10-2024
Constitution Day 06-12-2024
Frequently asked questions
Are the teachers native speakers?
Yes, all of the teachers at Escuela Montalbán are native speakers, ensuring authentic language learning experiences.
Is there an emergency contact at the school?
Yes, Escuela Montalbán has an emergency contact available for all students that need immediate assistance. This contact will be provided before your arrival at the school.
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