All students can start their course on any Monday of the year. Complete beginners are recommended to start on the starting dates mentioned below but are free to choose to join any Monday, in which case they will most likely join an already existing group.
2016 – 2017 starting dates for complete beginners on the General Spanish Course or Intensive Spanish Course
|17th October 2016||2nd May 2017||16th October 2017|
|14th November 2016||29th May 2017||13th November 2017|
|9th January 2017||26th June 2017||11th December 2017|
|6th February 2017||24th July 2017|
|6th March 2017||21st August 2017|
|3rd April 2017||18th September 2016|
2016-2017 Other Programmes
|DELE Course||Consult us for suitable weeks for doing the DELE Course.|
|Family Programme||* July 3oth – August 12th / * August 13th – August 26th|
|A-Level / International Bachelorette Revision Courses
Starting dates-more than one week possible.
|Spanish and Feria||For 2017: The Spanish and Feria experience takes place between the 21st May and 03rd June. The Feria of El Puerto de Santa Maria runs from night of 24.05 to the night of the 29.05
|Spanish Course for over 50s||Consult us for suitable weeks for over 50s.|
|Spanish and Sport||* July to August each year|
Summer Camp Dates – 2017
|Spanish Learners (Puerto de Santa Maria)||* July 3oth – August 12th / * August 13th – August 26th (note in July Spanish learners can join Spanish for Teenagers course).|
|English Learners (Puerto, Madrid, Sierra de Grazalema)||* July 2nd – July 15th / * July 16th – July 29th / * July 3oth – August 12th / * August 13th – August 26th|
At Spark, as opposed to many other language schools, we only close for major holidays. Spain has many national and regional holidays, but we believe that our students should not be affected by these and we prefer to run our classes on these days instead of cancelling them. On other days when their are national or local holidays we always run class but close our office in the afternoon.
|Christmas Holidays – no class –||From 17th December 2017 until 6th January 2018|
|Good Friday – no class –||Friday 14th April 2017|
|Labour Day – no class –||Monday 1st May 2017|
As we make big efforts to only close on two international holidays per year, missed classes can not be made up. Students who are on a long term course between December and January will obviously not have these weeks included as the weeks they paid for and will instead stop their course and start it again after xmas period.