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The school specializes in Tutor one-on-one Spanish instruction. As a result, their Spanish classes are set up to accommodate individual learning styles, personal interests and preferences.

The students who attend the school have varying goals for their Spanish study. Some of students would like to learn "survival Spanish" for their travels, other would like to study the language in all its complexities, others need their Spanish to aid them in their profession, such as bilingual teachers, physicians or other professionals. In order to accommodate this variety, the school doesn't use one particular textbook for all students. A variety of textbooks, exercises, books and other learning materials are used. All these materials are available for students to study outside of their class time and to make copies to study at home.

The school does not have a set policy for homework, students do as much as they wish, in agreement with their teachers.

Tutor Program 15 hours/week. The Tutor Program consists of 3 hours per day of two 1.5 hour sessions of private one-on-one instruction. Students are encouraged to study with two different teachers daily, as different teachers use different materials and have different styles of instruction. However, if the student would like to have just one instructor, the school is happy to arrange that.

Each school day is broken up into ninety minute sessions, and lessons can be scheduled with some flexibility depending on availability. A student may either take three hours of instruction together, or may have ninety minutes in the morning, then have a break, and then have another session later in the day. The school requests that each student specify his/her schedule in advance.

There are five 1.5 hour lesson sessions available:
  •   09.00-10.30
  •   10.30-12.00
  •   12.00-13.30(1:30PM)
  •   16.00(4:00PM)-17.30(5:30PM)
  •   17.30(5:30PM)-19.00(7:00PM)

Please include your chosen lesson schedule on your NRCSA Registration Form.

Group Program 15 hours per week. The Group Program consists of 3 hours per day of two 1.5 hour sessions held in small groups of 2 to 5 students. Group lessons are held from 9.00 to 12.00.

Please Note: This program is available only if there is at least one other student at the same Spanish level who is also interested in group instruction, therefore, it cannot be guaranteed. If you enroll and pay for a Group Program and there is no other student at your same level who is enrolled in the Group Program upon your arrival, you have two options:
1) You can receive less than 15 hours per week with a Tutor, the number of hours being determined by the school.
2) You can pay the school directly for the difference and receive the full 15 hours per week with a Tutor.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
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