Answers to all of your questions
About our courses
You can start any Monday if you already have some knowledge of Spanish.
Only absolute beginners need to start their lessons on the specified dates.
Any cancellations must be made as soon as possible. If made 21 days or more before the start of the course, a 60€ cancellation fee will be charged. If made 20 days or less before the start of the course, a 100€ cancellation fee will be charged (or 200€ in cases where accommodation was also booked).
For beach apartment cancellation fees, please consult the school. Once your course has begun, no refunds will be given.
We offer different course programmes of 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
How many weeks does it take to complete a level?
The number of hours and therefore weeks varies according to the level studied, with A1 level being the shortest and C2 level the longest:
- Beginner A1: 4 weeks
- Elemental A2: 6 weeks
- Intermediate B1: 10 weeks
- Upper-Intermediate B2: 12 weeks
- Advanced C1: 14 weeks
- Proficiency C2: 16 weeks
The class timetable is divided into three possible blocks but the school cannot guarantee you classes at a specific time. This depends on several variables such as the courses that are already in place at that time, the number of students, the level, type of course etc.
The timetable will be available the week before the start of the course. Summer courses option A and B for children have a set time: 9:30a.m to 2.p.m. Private lessons in the ‘20+’5 programme will most likely take place after the group class. The table below shows typical schedules but please remember that they are subject to change.
Courses are scheduled into either morning or afternoon blocks, but the school cannot guarantee placement in one session or the other.
You can however, specify your preference on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Yes, it is.
Your teacher will provide you with free course material and you will be loaned a course book.
If students are interested in buying the book, copies are available to purchase for just 20€.
The maximum number of students per class is 10, but the average is 4-5.
During the winter months, groups are usually smaller than in summer time.
Yes, students with some knowledge of Spanish will be asked to take an online test to determine their Spanish level.
When a student does not take the test, the school cannot guarantee the right placement.
Adult groups are between 3-10 students.
If a particular level has less than 3 students then the number of lessons will be reduced. (For example: 3-10 students = 4 lessons, 2 students = 3 lessons, 1 student = 2 lessons).
Please be aware that a reduction in the number of lessons does not mean a delay in a student’s progress.
The same topics will be covered regardless of the course duration, as smaller groups allow for more content to be covered in less time.
All our students receive a Certificate of Attendance that specifies the level and the contents covered upon completion of the course.
Please, note this is not an official certificate.
If you feel the class you are taking is not the right level, or that your learning progress differs from that of your classmates’, then you can speak to the Director of Studies to change your class to the appropriate level, or to discuss other options.
Please be advised that no refund will be given if you change to a less expensive course.
TLCdénia is here to accommodate your needs and to ensure that you have the best possible experience.
Group classes that are missed due to public holidays will be mostly made up during the week. Only one-to-one classes are totally made up.
The school calendar is available on our website (www.tlcdenia.es) under the section ‘Start Dates’.
About the accomodation
We advise that you book your accommodation at least 1 month in advance. Denia is a popular tourist destination and if you wish to book accommodation during high season we recommend that you do so as soon as possible.
If it is a last minute decision, please check accommodation availability with the school.
Yes, you can check in on Saturday and check out on Sunday if you wish.
There is fee for this extra night. Please visit our price section for more details.
All of our host family, hostel, hotel and shared flat accommodation is located between 5 to 15 minutes walking distance from the school.
The private beach apartments on offer are about 25 minutes walking distance but there is a bus service available.
Bed linen and blankets are included.
Please bring your own towels and other necessities you may need to make your stay more comfortable.
This depends on the type of accommodation you chose:
- Hostel and hotel accommodation: included.
- Spanish host family: included as well as one laundry cycle per week.
- Private apartment: cleaning service can be included for an extra fee of 35 €.
- Shared flat: Not included. Guests must maintain the cleanliness of the flat throughout their stay
Your accommodation details will be sent to you along with your confirmation no later than 10 days before your course starts.
The school also offers a 24-hour emergency telephone number.
Tel: (34) 687 450 577
In the Shared Flat and Host Family accommodation options, electricity and water are included in the price.
In the private apartment accommodation option, expenses of up to 30 € per month are included in the price.
Please remember that you are expected to use these services responsibly.
With regards to problems, doubts or questions, please talk to the accommodation coordinator.
TLCdénia will do everything possible to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one.