Dialogue Spanish Language Immersion Courses
Dialogue Spanish Courses warmly welcome you to their One-to-One,
Residential, Spanish Language Immersion Courses near Barcelona
Adela Carrascosa has been teaching Spanish language Immersion courses for over ten years. She therefore has the experitise and experience to create a one to one, personalised Spanish course for you and your unique needs.
In just a few days your Spanish and your confidence in your speaking will greatly improve. We can say with authority that two weeks of total Spanish language immersion with Dialogue is equivalent to one year of classroom study at college.
My experience at Dialogue was everything I had hoped for. In five days, I was able to re-learn all of the grammatical structures I had forgotten after an 8 year absence from taking Spanish courses in school.
All lessons are one-to-one and tailored to your specific needs. They focus simultaneously on:
- Improving precise aspects of the language (comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation…)
- Improving oral or written communication skills in general or for a specific field (banking, insurance, business…)Adela is highly experienced with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology from the University of Tarragona, Spain.
She also holds a Master’s Degree in Information Processing and Translation from the the University of Barcelona, Spain. She started teaching Spanish while living in London in 2007.
“Thanks very much for my Spanish immersion programme. I found the experience very enjoyable and fruitful. The classes are very structured, and hence make the classes, especially sections on grammatical structures, which would have been hard to follow via self-study, easy to follow. Adela is dedicated, structured, patient and encouraging. She also gives interesting examples which make the classes more interesting and lively. She is a caring and attentive teacher/person. I’m now encouraged to continue studying and learning Spanish after this course.
Apart from the actual formal classes, I also thoroughly enjoyed my overall stay at Adela’s house with her and her family. They have been kind, caring and attentive to my needs and it was for me a great cultural experience as well. We talked about our respective experiences, cultures, traditions, etc. And the food at Adela’s house was excellent. Not only was the food delicious, it also gave me more exposure to typical foods prepared by Spanish families. I feel that, this programme has not only helped me in my learning of the Spanish language, I have also gained a good friend in Adela and her caring, lovely family!” Kai Lew
“My experience at Dialogue was everything I had hoped for. In five days, I was able to re-learn all of the grammatical structures I had forgotten after an 8 year absence from taking Spanish courses in school. I also improved my listening comprehension significantly due to the fact that I was surrounded by a Spanish speaking family for the entire week who went out of their way to speak to me clearly and make sure that I understood what they were saying, whether it was at the dinner table, while watching TV, or passing in the hallway. The accommodations were wonderful as I had my own little apartment on the garden level of their house where I could relax after long days of learning, and the food was amazing! I would definitely recommend Dialogue to my friends and hope to return in the near future.” Janel Sharma
I wanted an in-depth course of Spanish, to enable me to understand and appreciate the nuances of Spanish. I chose Barcelona, Spain with Dialogue. I lived in my own modern fully-equipped apartment adjacent to the classroom. All meals, including wine etc., were taken with the whole family. That included the teacher, Adela, her husband, Manolo, together with their two children and her mother, Nanny???. The majority of the meals were cooked by Adela�s mother, who is an exceptional and inspired cook. The food is more than sufficient and varied to accommodate individual choice. If special needs are required, they are provided. The quality is outstanding. I was at Dialogue in Barcelona for one month and learned many things that are not in text books. The teacher, Adela, had endless patience with my continuous written and spoken errors, and is a teacher of high quality. I would recommend this location and teacher for anyone wishing to gain a maximum experience of Spain in a limited time. And for me personally, I will return when the opportunity arises, as I had the most enjoyable and happy experience.” Roger Litten
I have attended Dialogue twice and would do so again if the opportunity presents itself.
Before I came for the first time, I spent over 30 hours researching schools on the Internet. I could not find any other schools that were as comprehensive in their approach and methods as Dialogue. In order to really learn a language, most people understand that the best way is to think and live the language as much as possible. This is central to the methodology of Dialogue.
Moreover, the process of learning a language is not solely incumbent on the student. The teachers must be motivated and love the process of teaching. At Dialogue, Carmen and her staff are extremely knowledgeable and effective at their job. John Paul Lassow, MBA Student USA
I attended the Dialogue language school in Catalunia for 2 weeks in March 2011. For those considering booking a course there, the following comments may be helpful:
1 The school is run by Adela from her home. She shares this home with her husband, Manolo, and her 3 year old daughter, Martina. When a student is in residence, Adela’s mother comes and cooks the meals and does childminding duties.
2 The timetable is discussed between the student & Adela and accommodates the preferences of the student.
3 The student lives in a purpose built section of the house which comprises a bedroom, separate shower & toilet and a large room with a kitchen area. This last room is the study where the lessons take place and is also a comfortable sitting room. It has the benefit of WiFi. The WiFi had a problem whilst I was there, but Adela made sure that I had unlimited Internet access via the free use of a dongle. The whole student area is a private space, except during lessons. It is light and airy and has fine views over the hills which surround the house.
4 Meals are varied and of very good quality. Individual likes and dislikes are fully taken into account.
5 Lessons are well structured and have the use of TV, DVD, CDs etc. There is a small library including dictionaries. My level of Spanish is quite advanced (year 3 of an Open University degree) and Adela made sure that she concentrated on the areas where I needed to progress. In addition, I had indicated a desire to learn some legal Spanish. Adela had specifically invested in the purchase of a bilingual legal dictionary and taped a Spanish TV programme on the Court system in Madrid. My Spanish improved considerably during the fortnight.
6 From a social point of view, the family is very welcoming and really helpful. For example, I wished to go for a walk or run every evening and Adela would drive me to the start and pick me up half an hour later.
7 Adela works very hard. She dictates the useful exercises at the end of the day and provides you with them in MP3 format at the end of the course. I have now put these on CD and listen to them in my car. Adela has also provided some ‘after-care’ since I finished – in relation to projects upon which I am working.
8 In summary, this was a very worthwhile course, run efficiently and with charm by Adela, supported by her family. The only qualifications I would make are (i) if you really hate dogs, Adela has 2 (who live outside) and there are very many in the area (ii) the area is somewhat remote and not served properly by public transport. Stephen Stewart, Cheshire, England