Official Description (Provided by language school)
Alce Idiomas - The Asturias Language College - founded in 1983 is a totally private, boutique language school providing first class tuition in a professional and friendly environment. Our two buildings are located in a residential area, close to the biggest university campus, within five minutes walk from the city centre and just opposite the outstanding convention and shopping centres designed by the internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava; also hosting the impressive â€œAyre Hotel Oviedoâ€, with which we have established a collaboration agreement for our students to stay at very competitive prices.
We offer Spanish language courses all the year round, excellent accommodation and a full and varied social programs. Our teachers are university graduates with wide experience in teaching Spanish to multinational groups. Their main objective is to help and assist our students to achieve success in the language they have chosen to learn in an efficient and kind atmosphere. Their lessons are interesting, dynamic, motivating and productive.
The school's principal and our academic and administration teams are always available to advise and guide our students for the duration of their stay. At Alce Idiomas we never forget that every individual has specific needs and requirements.
On the first day at our school all our students take a placement test, followed by a personal interview and are given an information pack.
Our programs are designed to optimize the studentâ€™s progress. We teach and practice all skills focusing on listening and speaking and emphasizing on practical communication. All our courses have a cultural component to give the students an insight into the Spanish culture and way of life. We use latest ELE methods and supplement these with other authentic materials.
On completion of courses our students receive a Certificate of Study and Achievement providing their attendance and progress have been satisfactory.
All our classrooms are equipped with interactive boards and we have a multimedia training room where the students have free access to the internet, self-study and do extra practice. Both buildings are Wi-Fi accessible.
We also offer English, German, French and Russian courses and we organize linguistic and cultural exchange programs, courses and stays abroad.