There are many reasons to take up private Spanish lessons; in preparation for travelling, to revise specific topics of a language you already speak well, career progression, to open new doors, or simply to tick off a bucket-list item. But many language schools offering private Spanish lessons fail to truly accommodate for the specific needs of the individual, meaning that courses are often less effective than they should be.
At Centro MundoLengua, we tailor our programs to match the specific needs and specifications of our students so that our private Spanish lessons are as effective as possible. Here in our modern facilities in Sevilla, we are able to customize an immersive course of private Spanish lessons one-on-one with a teacher that accommodates your needs, preferred start dates, duration and existing level of Spanish. With many years of experience and a team of qualified native speakers who specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language in one of Spain’s most exciting cities, Centro MundoLengua’s private Spanish lessons programs are the best way to boost your Spanish skills as quickly as possible!
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!
Modern yet ancient, traditional yet progressive, slow-paced yet busy…. The only word you cannot use to describe Sevilla is boring. The capital of Andalusia (Spain’s most populous state) and the country’s fourth largest city attracts over 2 million visitors per year with its seemingly endless ability to show you something new. A city skyline punctuated with Moorish bell towers, Gothic cathedrals, hyper-modern bridges, elegant high-rise office blocks, picturesque vantage points and even a dormant space rocket eludes to the architectural and cultural diversity that lies within. Each barrio has its own distinct identity and tells the story of a different era of Sevilla’s past, and the wide spectrum of traditions and customs practiced enthusiastically by the locals means that Sevilla never fails to charm and delight. The mixture of high-quality of life, affordable prices, central role in the evolution of the Spanish history and language, abundance of opportunities and unfiltered cultural identity make Sevilla the ideal location for private Spanish lessons.
It is only fitting to begin a list of Sevilla’s major attractions with the cathedral; the largest Gothic cathedral in the entire world. The location of Christopher Columbus’ tomb and UNESCO World Heritage Site impresses visitors with its internal beauty as much as with its external magnificence; its collection of ecclesiastical artwork, paintings, icons, sculptures and carvings is one of the best in Spain, and the cathedral’s central nave surrounded by 80 side chapels is very impressive. And the best part? The Sevilla Cathedral is only 5 minutes’ walk from the Centro MundoLengua headquarters!
The bell tower of the cathedral, known affectionately by locals as “La Giralda”, fully deserves a separate mention on this list. Originally the minaret of the mosque that stood on this site, it was subsequently incorporated into the central design of the cathedral after the Castilians captured the city from the Moors in the 12th century. At 340 foot tall La Giralda can be seen throughout the city and boasts exquisite views from its peak, and its image is one that always makes true Sevillanos feel at home.
This 14th century Mudéjar palace is another of Sevilla’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and may be familiar to viewers of the hit television show “Game Of Thrones”. So beautiful is this complex of patios, plazas, courtyards, fountains, pools and corridors that the series’ directors chose to film here. No matter how many times you have been before, an afternoon wandering through the palace among the resident peacocks and sweet-smelling orange trees is always well spent.
They say that the Barrio of Santa Cruz has the ability to transport you back through time…. The enchanted plazas, narrow alleyways, cobbled streets and low archways of Sevilla’s “Old Jewish Quarter” certainly preserve the mystical feel of this ancient neighborhood. Santa Cruz’s high stone walls conspire to keep the noise (and traffic!) of the modern world outside of its jurisdiction. So as you navigate your way through this labyrinthine network, glancing at the endless information plaques and shrines that tell the incredible stories of its former residents from centuries gone by, you may begin to believe that those rumors are true…
Completed as recently as 1928, this giant semi-circular edifice facing the 100-acre Parque de María Luisa has become one of Sevilla’s most recognizable landmarks. Not only is it a must-see attraction for thousands of visitors to the city every single day, but it was also a filming location for the Star Wars franchise. And as you explore its soaring towers, arching fountain, cavernous archways, low, sweeping bridges, shallow boating canals and colorful tiled alcoves that are dedicated to each one of Spain’s provinces (excluding Sevilla), you will inevitably fall in love with the Plaza de España and its endless array of gorgeous photo opportunities.
One of Sevilla’s most curious landmarks has to be the Metropol Parasol, nicknamed “Las Setas” by locals who decided it bore an uncanny resemblance to a giant mushroom opportunistically growing through a gap in the surrounding architecture. Las Setas expertly combines both the ancient and the modern; its giant structure – the largest single wooden structure in the entire world – stands above the ruins of the ancient Roman settlement constructed over 2 millennia ago. Yet as the sun begins to set, make sure you climb your way right to the top in order to enjoy some of the finest nighttime views possible in all Sevilla.
But there is so much more. Other leading attractions and landmarks in Sevilla include;:
· The Palacio de las Dueñas; a 15th century palace known for its flower-covered exterior facade, for its unusual yet attractive combination of Moorish and Gothic architectural styles and for being the birthplace of noted Spanish poet Antonio Machado.
· The Torre del Oro; a watchtower and fortification down on the banks of the Guadalquivir River built in the 13th century that glows a glorious shade of gold in the early evening.
· The Plaza de Toros; one of Spain’s, and the world’s, most famous bullrings is often referred to as the “Cathedral of Bullfighting”.
· The Archivo de Indias; another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sevilla, located close to the cathedral and the Royal Alcázar, where some of Spain’s most important historical records and documents are closely guarded.
· And a huge array of fabulous museums, including, but not limited to, the Sevilla Museum of Fine Arts, the Flamenco Museum, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions and the Archeological Museum of Sevilla.
We encourage anybody considering this program to take our Spanish level test so we can check your existing level of Spanish.
The total will be divided in 1 deposit due today and 1 final payment. The final payment will be due 8 weeks prior to the program start date.