Denia is a small Spanish town between Alicante and Valencia located on the coast and framed by a unique natural park. Students can enjoy the sea and mountains at the same time, which makes Dénia a special destination to visit all year round.

10 advantadges of studying Spanish in Denia in winter:

1. In these cooler months, Denia temperatures range between 10 and 19 degrees, which provides a pleasant atmosphere and perfect weather for any outdoor activity.

2. It is quieter than in the summer, but no less active and full of unique entertainment for all ages.

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“La Glorieta” with sun in the center of Dénia

3. There are fewer tourists and more locals which allows for further Spanish practice with native speakers. The friendliness and hospitality of the people of Denia make this a welcoming destination. Going to the markets, the bars and restaurants and enjoying the nightlife is essential for learning Spanish.

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Students of Spanish practising Spanish in Denia’ streets with locals

4. Está It is surrounded by nature. At this site the students can not only enjoy the 20 miles of coastline but also the natural beauty of both Denia and nearby towns. Students can go hiking in the Natural Montgo Park, in the mountains of Segaria, or Bernia with its ´Forat´ path which offers beautiful views of the bay of Benidorm.

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AUTUMN OFFER: For those students who are already planning to come to Denia and stay with us, you just have to take this offer and register before November 30th!spanish-courses-discount

You will enjoy a 20% discount on their accommodation in 2017. (shared and private apartments in the city and beach)
The beach apartments are in great demand in spring.
Choose your apartment in our gallery.

Terms:
- Minimum length of course: 1-week course and accommodation (from today until June 10, 2017)
- Valid for new bookings and payments received before November 30, 2016.
- Discount not applicable to previous bookings.


Student: Mirka Savolainen
Course: Spanish intensive 20

Greetings from Finland!

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Mirka Savolainen with her daughter Erin in Denia

I attended an Erasmus+ -language course in TLCdenia, between 23.5 and 27.5 at 9.30-12.45 every day, 20 hours altogether. I was given an online Spanish level test prior to my trip and so when I arrived, I was assigned to a group that had approximately the same level of Spanish with me. The other students were lovely –Katya and Claudia and I liked the school and the teacher Beatriz very much.

Before the course I knew, that I had problems with using the past tenses, as I have almost always just used the present tense, but on the course I was able to tackle this issue. We studied the use of conditional on some of the days which was very useful for combining many of the Spanish tenses and putting them into use. We also studied the indirect style of reported speech and some colloquial expressions and proverbs and we also did a couple of listening excercises and homework tasks. The learning approach was very communicative and we were able to ask a lot of questions from the teacher regarding the Spanish culture and places to visit in Denia and the surroundings. The whole course was in Spanish and I enjoyed the challenge of communicating and being understood in Spanish without using English or Finnish.

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It is shown that bilingualism has positive effects on the intelligence of children. If your children learn Spanish from a young age this will increase a number of cognitive skills that will enhance their development.

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These are some of the benefits:

Intellectual development


1.
Bilingualism develops the executive function of the brain responsible for organizing and planning and facilitates the ability to multitask.

2. Improves short and long term memory.

3. Encourages creativity.

4. Promotes attention and concentration.

5. Stimulates cognitive ability by exercising the brain.

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A student having a picnic with her Spanish host family

An intensive Spanish course in Spain is an ideal way to learn the language. Travelling to Spain envelops you in a unique experience of language immersion and culture. You will hear it everywhere and you are forced to continually practice. Sometimes you end up dreaming in Spanish and at that time, you really will be improving!

If, in addition to a Spanish course, you have decided to follow an immersion program with accommodation in Spanish host family, this effect is doubled: you will practice in class, during school activities, at home with the Spanish family, on the street, … A full immersion in Spanish!

To make your stay in a Spanish family even better, we give you four important keys to know about Spanish families. Of course, not all families are equal or follow the same traditions, each family is unique. Still, we can share with common general features:

1. THE SPANISH TIMES

Before coming to Spain you have to know that the times here are not like your country. The afternoon does not start at 12:00, but rather after lunch, around 16:00 or 17:00.

In the morning, between classes you have to bring a “snack” to school (“almuerzo” in Spanish) because you surely will not eat before 14:00h at the home of your host family. After eating, in some houses, silence will reign if the siesta is common for them. The nap is not as common in Spain as one tends to think, even so, do not be surprised if in your house the family members sleep a while after eating to recharge, especially in summer, since this hour is when it is the hottest.

Then, around 17:00 activity begins again. If you are studying in TLCdénia, you can participate in  the activities plan of the school or enjoy the beautiful city of Denia on your own. At this time, the Spanish take another small ‘snack’: merienda. If they are away from home, often they leave for a coffee, a small snack, but dinner does not take place until 21:00 or 22:00. The fact that you have dinner late can be very surprising, but we advise you to wait a bit and eat with your hosts. It is a perfect place to chat with them about your day.

If you like going out at night, keep in mind that in Spain people do not leave until 23:00 -00:00 and most clubs do not get busy until 2:00 am.

Our advice: do not get impatient because everything is done later to what you’re used and enjoy this new experience!

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2. FAMILY MEALS

In Spain the time of the family meal is very important, maybe in your country as well. Spanish families usually eat together (wherever possible) because it is a time to talk and have fun while enjoying a good meal.

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