Archive for abril, 2010

Filed Under (General) by admin on abril-14-2010

ih Valladolid 008Take your DELE exam with us!

Our Spanish Department in IH Valladolid has just been approved as an official examination centre for FEDELE DELE examinations (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

DELE are official qualifications that demonstrate that students have reached particular levels of competence and command of the Spanish language, ranging from A1 (Starter level) up to C2 (Superior/Proficiency level). They are issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education. DELE qualifications are the only official diplomas for the Spanish language and are recognized worldwide. making them ideal for gaining promotion in the labour market or for accessing educational institutions.

This is a considerable achievement for our Spanish Department as few schools meet the criteria required to be an official exam centre. This formal recognition is further evidence of the high standards of academic excellence that our Spanish Department maintains.

For more information on DELE qualifications follow the link

For more information on the general intensive Spanish courses or DELE exam preparation classes at International House Valladolid visit our website

Filed Under (General) by admin on abril-5-2010

IMGP1343Claudia and Sabine from Germany took an intensive Spanish course with us in March and we asked them what they thought of the course and of Valladolid

Why did you choose Valladolid for your Spanish course?

The airport. There are direct flights from our home town in Germany to Valladolid airport.

What did you both think of Valladolid?

Valladolid is the perfect size. It has everything from impressive historic buildings to great nightlife. We feel really safe here. The city centre is quite compact; we were able to walk everywhere. It makes a good base for exploring the region. Until we arrived, we hadn´t realized how many fascinating places there were to visit. We regret not leaving enough time for exploring the area.

We really like the tapas. Sabine is vegetarian and she managed to eat well. What we loved was that the waiters and bar staff were always very eager to help us. They took the time to explain the food and were always helpful, even making suggestions of what we might like to try.

So what did you think of your classes?

We found the level quite challenging compared to what we were used to but our teacher did an excellent job. She took great care to support us and make us feel at ease. I think we didn´t realize how demanding an intensive course can be. We really liked the fact that the course was completely in Spanish as we got a real feel for the language, especially the pronunciation.IMGP1380

We are now thinking of taking another course with International House Santander to discover a different part of Spain!

Want to improve your Spanish like Claudia and Sabine? Contact us via the website