Looking for an intensive Spanish course to boost your proficiency in Spanish? There are many options out there, but why bother spending your money and time on a course that can’t offer full language immersion? Can you ever really substitute spending time in a Spanish-speaking environment during your intensive Spanish course? Anything less than an experience that constantly surrounds you with the language is insufficient.
Centro MundoLengua is proud to offer the very best in intensive Spanish language courses right here in our headquarters in Sevilla, one of Spain’s most fascinating cities. During the course you will receive 30 classes lasting 45 minutes each from native, Spanish-speaking instructors specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. A high degree of teacher-student interaction in spacious, modern facilities ensures effective study in a short space of time. And in Sevilla, the culturally vibrant and architecturally delightful capital of Andalusia, our intensive Spanish courses offer you complete linguistic immersion that guarantees to bring your Spanish up to speed in no time.
Well, you don’t have to just picture it. Our pre-AP® Spanish program in Seville offers high school students all of the above and more!
Sevilla stands out as one of Spain’s major cities for several reasons. It is the fourth largest in terms of population size, it acts as a major transport hub for the south of the country and it is the capital of Andalusia, Spain’s most populous region. However, its role as the spiritual home of many famous cultural traditions and customs is what marks it out as a destination for over 2 million visitors per year above all else. Flamenco folk music, Sevillana dancing, equestrian arts and horse-and-carriage journeys, bullfighting, the tapas dining concept, la Feria and Semana Santa are all Sevilla traditions that have become internationally synonymous with Spain. And as you explore and familiarize yourself with the dazzling and varied architecture in each of the city’s neighborhoods, you’ll begin to appreciate how the various historical eras of its existence have influenced the cultural evolution of not just Sevilla, but also of Spain itself.
There is no better place to begin this list than the cathedral. Constructed in the 12th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site wears the crown as the largest Gothic cathedral in the entire world and contains the tomb of one of the most influential people in Spain’s history; Christopher Columbus. Located 5 minutes away from Centro MundoLengua’s headquarters, its interior is just as impressive to look at as its exterior is; 80 chapels line the walls of a giant central nave, and the cathedral’s collection of ecclesiastical paintings, sculptures, carvings and altarpieces is one of the most impressive in all of Spain.
The cathedral’s bell tower commonly (and affectionately) known as “La Giralda” by locals deserves its own separate mention on this list. Even though the two are adjoined, La Giralda predates the cathedral; originally it was the minaret of a mosque that stood on the site of the cathedral prior to the city’s recapture by the Castilian armies in the 12th century. Standing 340 feet above ground, the tower can be seen throughout the city, and remains the largest structure in Sevilla east of the Guadalquivir River.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sevilla may be familiar to “Game Of Thrones” viewers; part of the hit television series was filmed within this 14th century Mudéjar palace. Its collection of pools, patios, courtyards, corridors, passageways, plazas and fountains are lined with sweet-smelling orange trees and frequented by the Alcázar’s resident peacocks, and every inch of the palace is worthy of its own photograph.
They say that the mysterious neighborhood of Santa Cruz is capable of transporting you back in time…. Sevilla’s Old Jewish Quarter consistently criss-crosses itself in a labyrinthine network of cobbled streets, enchanted plazas and narrow alleyways, all hidden away from the noise (and traffic!) of the modern world behind walls of solid stone. And as you peer at the countless information plaques and dedicated shines adorning the walls of Santa Cruz that tell the incredible stories of its residents through the years, you may start to convince yourself that the rumors are true…..
The Plaza de España contrasts the ancient and arcane Barrio de Santa Cruz next door in almost every way. Built as recently as 1928, this colossal semi-circular plaza stands proudly opposite the 100-acre Parque de María Luisa and was used as a filming location in the Star Wars franchise. In less than a hundred years, it has become one of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in Sevilla, and definitely one of the most photographed. And as you explore the Plaza de España’s soaring towers, arching fountain, low bridges, cavernous archways, shallow boating canals and tiled alcoves – each one dedicated to a separate province in Spain – you’ll quickly appreciate its immense universal popularity.
Another of Sevilla’s more unusual main attractions is the Metropol Parasol, known more commonly by locals as “Las Setas” thanks to its resemblance of a giant mushroom growing alongside the city center’s taller buildings. The eyes gravitate immediately upward upon arrival toward the largest single wooden structure in the entire world, though below ground lie the remains of the Roman settlement dating back at least 2,000 years. These are open to the public, but as the sun begins to set, make sure you climb to the top of Las Setas in order to enjoy some of the finest sunset and nighttime views available in the whole city.
Yet that is not all! Sevilla always seems to have something else you haven’t yet visited. Some other leading attractions include:
We encourage anybody considering this program to take our Spanish level test so we can check your existing level of Spanish.
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