National Registration Center for Study Abroad
To speak with a NRCSA staff member, please call (888) 678-6211
Or, email us at study@nrcsa.com
 
NRCSA Home
Home Register Request Info/Brochure Selecting A Program Top Choice Programs Academic Credit About NRCSA NRCSA Past Participants Contact Us

 

Introduction
Programs & Admission
Lodging & Arrivals
Dates & Fees
Photo Gallery
Activities & Excursions
At A Glance
Request Information
Register

Cities In Spain
Alicante
Barcelona
Benalmadena
El Puerto de Santa Maria
Granada
Las Palmas
Madrid
Malaga
Marbella
Palma de Malloraca
Tenerife
Salamanca
San Sebastian
Sevilla
Valencia - Cilce
Valencia - Espanole
Vejer de la Frontera
Vitoria

Other Spanish Speaking Countries
Argentina
Bolivia
Chile
Costa Rica
Dominican Rep.
Ecuador
Honduras
Mexico
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Spain
Uruguay
 
 

Programs & Activities - Vitoria, Spain  


 

Programs

ZADOR's teaching method is based on an efficient, flexible, diverse, culturally inclusive, entertaining and communicative approach. Each program of study (level) is divided into unites, with each unite consisting of exercises in grammar, vocabulary, culture, reading comprehension, written expression, listening and speaking, pronunciation and intonation. Although a certain exercise may concentrate on one particular skill, by integrating other skills into the exercise ZADOR creates a natural and communicative method of teaching. Because ZADOR emphasizes the language's communicative function, teachers encourage students to develop oral and written expressive skills, as well as reading and listening interpretive skills.

ZADOR offers eight levels of study: beginner, elementary 1, elementary 2, intermediate 1, intermediate 2, intermediate 3, advanced, and superior. For a complete level description, please contact NRCSA.

A group of ZADOR's teachers devoted to the preparation of educational materials designed classroom material which is edited by the school's own publishing section, ZADOR Editores, or by SGEL, the publisher that edited the school's textbook, Escribe en Espaņol, which is used by a number of universities worldwide. ZADOR also uses additional material available on the market since each and every student is a case apart who requires a different teaching method.

All students will take a Spanish language level exam upon arrival, with the exception of complete beginners. All students receive the ZADOR Attendance Certificate at the completion of the course.

Please Note: All group courses are subject to a minimum required number of three students. If there is only one other student at your same language level, ZADOR will provide 2/3 of the hours of the course chosen. If there are no other students at your same language level, ZADOR will provide 1/3 of the hours of the course chosen. You will also receive guided work in the computer lab to complete the total hours of the course chosen.

Intensive General Spanish Course Group 20 hours per week. The Intensive General Spanish Course takes place year-round. All levels are offered, beginner to superior. The course includes 20 lessons per week of Spanish language study. The class has a minimum of three students and maximum class size is eight. The course at all levels includes grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, oral and written expression.

Lessons are scheduled to begin at 9:00 and conclude at 13.30(1:30PM), Monday through Friday. Each lessons is 60 minutes in duration.

Superintensive General Spanish Course 25 hours per week: 20 Group + 5 Tutor. The Superintensive Course takes place year-round. All levels are offered, beginner to superior. The course includes 23 total hours of Spanish language study per week divided into 20 lessons in a group setting plus 3 lessons per week with a private tutor. The group class has a minimum of three students and maximum class size is eight.

As in the Intensive General Spanish Course, the group lessons of the Superintensive Course include work on grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, oral and written expression. During individual lessons, the student studies those aspects of the Spanish language that are of most interest him/her, such as specific grammar or pronunciation problems, conversation practice that is specific to his/her career, etc.

Group lessons are scheduled to begin at 9:00 and conclude at 13.30(1:30PM), with individual tutor lessons scheduled in the afternoon after lunch, Monday through Friday. Each lessons is 60 minutes in duration.

Spanish Language & Culture Course Group, 25 hours per week: 20 Group Spanish language + 5 Hispanic Culture. Elementary 2 Level Required. Zador's Spanish Language & Culture Course combines the Intensive General Spanish Course with an approach to Spanish and South American life through culture, history, literature, art, and cinema. Both sections of the course are held in a group setting of a minimum of three students and a maximum of eight.

This course requires a minimum Spanish language level of elementary 2.

Spanish language lessons are scheduled to begin at 9:00 and conclude at 13.30(1:30PM), with the Hispanic culture lessons scheduled either in the afternoon or evening, depending on the event, Monday through Friday.
Individual Spanish Course Tutor 20 hours per week. Zador's Individual Spanish Course is a personalized course specially adapted to the level, pace and study strategies of the student. The focus of study with a private tutor may be general Spanish language, Spanish language and culture, DELE exam preparation, business Spanish, or any area that is of interest to the student.

This tailor-made course requires the student to complete and submit a language level exam and a questionnaire of interests prior to their arrival at the school, therefore, these materials will be sent to the student after he/she has registered for the course through NRCSA.

Spanish & Fine Arts Course

12 or 24 weeks, Group 30 hours per week: 20 Intensive General Spanish + 10 Fine Arts. The school has designed the Spanish & Fine Arts Course in cooperation with the Arts & Crafts School of Vitoria, which has over 225 years of teaching experience and is officially recognized by the Spanish government. It combines Zador's Intensive General Spanish Course with up to three 12-week cycles of Fine Arts study at the Arts & Crafts School.

The Intensive General Spanish Course takes place year-round. All levels are offered, beginner to superior. The course includes 20 lessons per week of Spanish language study. The average class has a minimum of three students and maximum class size is eight. The course at all levels includes grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, oral and written expression. Spanish language lessons are scheduled to begin at 9:00 and conclude at 13.30(1:30PM), Monday through Friday.

The Arts & Crafts School of Vitoria, though its Plastic Arts and Artistic-Trade Crafts' Workshops, offers current teaching in a wide range of parallel and complementary activities. Students enrolled in the Spanish & Fine Arts Course will spend 2 hours per day (10 hours per week) studying at the Arts & Crafts School. The School offers three 12-week cycles:

1. Common Teaching Cycle
The Common Teaching Cycle constitutes the first relationship of the student with the visual world from a strictly plastic point of view, that is, a progressive approach to the world of image through continuous practice exercises. Three different fields are covered in this fundamental basic training cycle:

* Form & Image (Drawing)
* Color & Representation (Painting)
* Space Configuration (Form-Space)

Classes in the Common Teaching Cycle are held daily or alternate days in the afternoon or evening, depending on the number of students enrolled during any given session, for a total of 10 hours per week.

The Common Teaching Cycle is designed for a diverse set of students, from the student hoping to enter the artistic field (Fine Arts, Practical Arts, Architecture, Design, Illustration, etc.) to the working adult student who is looking for personal development in this aspect of culture.

2. Drawing, Painting, Sculpting
The Drawing, Painting, Sculpting Cycle of teaching has a profound character and proposes a logical continuity of the principles developed in the previous cycle of Common Teaching. Once the relation between knowing to see and knowing to do is assimilated, it is up to the student to consolidate their own criteria for action based on their experience. Four different workshops give the student the chance of training based on his/her interests, aptitude and personal goals:

* Natural Drawing Workshop
* Painting Workshop
* Sculpture Workshop
* Engraving Workshop

Classes in the Drawing, Painting, Sculpting Cycle are held daily or alternate days in the afternoon or evening, depending on the number of students enrolled during any given session, for a total of 10 hours per week.

The Drawing, Painting, Sculpting Cycle is designed for students intending to continue studies in the artistic fields and for the working adult student who is looking for personal development in this aspect of culture. Because of its in-depth character, this cycle is intended for those students who have passed the Common Teaching Cycle, but is also open to students that have already attained adequate basic training.

3. Creative Projects
The Creative Projects Workshop Cycle creates a working space open to the plastic experimentation in all the teaching fields of the School. These workshops propose to the student who has completed the former cycles of Common Teaching and Drawing, Painting, Sculpting a continuity in his/her creative activity. Interdisciplinary work, teamwork, and a focus on professionalism are the characteristics of this formative cycle. Projects include work in:

* Drawing
* Painting
* Sculpture
* Engraving
* Ceramics
* Wood
* Leather
* Textile-Tapestry
* Artistic Binding

Classes in the Creative Projects Cycle are held daily or alternate days in the afternoon or evening, depending on the number of students enrolled during any given session, for a total of 10 hours per week.

The Creative Projects Cycle is designed for the following students:

* Students who have successfully passed both the Common Teaching and Drawing, Painting, Sculpting cycles
* Students who are in the final years of university level artistic study (Fine Arts, Practical Arts, Architecture, Design, Illustration, etc.)
* Students that have completed university level artistic study (Fine Arts, Practical Arts, Architecture, Design, Illustration, etc.)
* Students with sufficient previous study and/or preparation

Enrollment Requirements
Enrollment in the Spanish & Fine Arts Course requires:

* Completion and submission to NRCSA:

o NRCSA Registration Form with deposit.
o Letter of Introduction outlining previous study of the Spanish language and the Arts (if any), and describing the student's goals and specific area of artistic interest (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.)
+ If you fill out a registration form on-line, please mail, e-mail or fax your Letter of Introduction to NRCSA.

* A student may choose to enroll in one cycle for 12 weeks, two cycles for 24 weeks or all three cycles for 36 weeks, however, he/she must attend the Intensive General Spanish Course at Zador for the entire period of study.



 

Admissions & Academic Credit

ZADOR Escuela de Espanol welcomes students age 18 years and older, unless enrolled in the Spanish Homestudy Course which accepts students age 14 and up. All students are accepted regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study at ZADOR should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. schools 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.
For general information on academic credit, please click here.


 

Certificates & Exams

At the end of each course, each student receives a ZADOR Attendance Certificate.

ZADOR Escuela de Espanol organizes specific group courses to prepare students for the DELE (The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) for elementary 2 through advanced levels. The DELE courses enable students to acquire the skills and abilities required to pass the exams of Instituto Cervantes. These courses are available on request and at additional cost.

 
Program Overview (PDF)

Intensive General Spanish
Superintensive General Spanish
Spanish Language & Culture Course
Individual Spanish Course
Spanish & Fine Arts Course

Admissions & Academic Credit
Certificates & Exams

Sport & Cultural Activities

 
 

National Registration Center for Study Abroad
P.O. Box 1393    Milwaukee, WI   53201   USA
Tel: (414) 278-0631    Fax: (414) 271-8884    E-Mail: study@nrcsa.com
Articles - News