Tandem is a fantastic school in a picturesque setting. While it is one of the pricier programs in Madrid, the quality curriculum, atmosphere and staff, make it worth every penny. The school is housed in a 19th century mansion, tucked away in the Art Triangle area, a few blocks from the main drag of Madrid. The school has 14 air-conditioned classrooms, a garden courtyard, multimedia room, library and catering area. It is located within walking distance of Parliament, the Retiro Park, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Gallery.
20 lessons of group Spanish courses per week plus 2 bonus cultural lessons totaling 16 hours and 30 minutes. Small group courses are limited to a maximum of 10 students per class, and are broken into four 45 minute lessons each morning.
Starts at €215 for one week
30 lessons of group intensive Spanish courses and 2 bonus cultural lessons per week totaling 24 hours. Group courses are taught each morning and cultural activities each afternoon.
Starts at €375 for one week
Starts at €352 for one week
(Private room, half-board) Living with a local Spanish family is the best way to learn a lot of Spanish in a short amount of time. Your host family will be composed of parents and children, couples without children or individuals living alone, all of which enjoy the company of others and look forward to the opportunity to share their culture. Host family students are given a private room and their own key so they can come and go as they please. Half board (daily breakfast and dinner) is included in the price of the host family. Families are hand selected by the accommodation staff and are very accustomed to hosting students from around the world. They can accommodate virtually any diet, allergy or preference. If you have any special preferences or dislikes (such as smoking, pets, young children), please indicate them on your registration form. Most host families will be able to offer an Internet connection with WiFi.
Starts at €218 / week
For the more independent traveler, the studio apartment has a double bed, living room, bathroom, kitchen and terrace with views of Madrid. The apartment is located in the heart of Madrid in the Barrio de las Letras. This is a 5 minute walk from the “Puerta del Sol” and a 10 minute walk from the school. All apartments have fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and kitchen, plus everything you need for cooking. Price includes daily cleaning.
Starts at €462 / week
*Spanish Public Holidays *
Please note: There are no classes on national and local holidays. These classes are not recoverable. The school closes for one week at Christmas. Classes are held from Monday to Friday. The school is closed on Saturdays. If a holiday falls on Monday, the courses will start on Tuesday and Sundays. The school will be closed the following days:
Students are encouraged to fly into Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD). Students are required to inform the school about their arrival details including day, time, and flight number at least one week before their arrival date. This is very important in order to ensure that someone will be waiting for the student in the accommodation. The school can arrange airport transfers for students directly to their accommodation on the Sunday before their program begins. Departure transfers can be arranged for the Saturday after the program ends.
|Max Group Class Size:||12.0 students per class|
|Max Capacity:||100 students|
|Adjusted Price of INT 20:||€13.03 per class hour|
Tandem offers one of the best cultural programs in the industry. Designed to complement daily course material, the program gives students a hands-on deep dive into the spectacular culture of Madrid and Spain. Cultural activities are scheduled each week, and there is no need to sign up in advance, though many activities require a small fee, usually for entrance tickets or materials. Some popular activities include:
All Tandem programs are fully accredited by the Instituto Cervantes. The school places particular emphasis on good class preparation, goal setting, using a variety of teaching methods and promoting fundamental skills. All teachers are university graduates with many years of teaching experience and are highly motivated and student-oriented. Each student will take a placement test before beginning their program and be placed in one of the 6 core levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C2). Classes consist of a combination of exercises, role playing, reading, conversation, and grammar. Each Spanish teacher will then customize a program based upon the level of the participants in the class. The following programs are offered starting each Monday for all levels.