Are you thinking about studying Spanish abroad but are overcome by the amount of different programmes on offer? Would you ideally like to combine studying with something extra like learning a new sport, how to cook mediterranean style or simply becoming immersed in the local culture? Not sure where to go but definitely want some good weather? Then HARVEN on the island of Gran Canaria has to be your best option!
At HARVEN we can offer you a full range of Spanish programmes, which you can combine with fun-packed cultural activities and sporting programmes that we are sure will more than overcome your expectations.
Harven has something for everyone...
Harven Spanish belongs to Harven group which was established in 1976 and has offered language training on the islands for more than 20 years. Harven is certified by ESCOEX International Business School, where we have been running the language department since the company was founded. The school is also the official centre in the Canary Islands for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry examinations, promoted by Pearson Education.
The school is situated only a short walk from Las Canteras beach and the main shopping and recreational areas of the city. It has a total of 13 classrooms each with free WIFI access.
Our teachers are graduates qualified in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and have years of experience. They form part of an enthusiastic, well-prepared and coordinated team. The key to the service offered by HARVEN SPANISH is the close attention to detail, we are a small school and offer a personalised customer service.
The success of the programmes offered at HARVEN SPANISH is largely because of the extremely practical focus the classes have. Language skills are acquired through a topic-based system enabling students to assimilate the language taught in context and thus improve retention of the same. All students are required to take a level test before starting a programme with the exception of complete beginners.
The classes are delivered 100% in Spanish even for complete beginners in order to heighten communication skills right from the start. We use a continuous evaluation method to assess student progress and upon completion of a level there is a final exam.
The language groups are organised according to the Common European Framework of Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Those wanting to obtain an official exam from the internationally recognised Instituto de Cervantes can prepare for DELE exams. (See page 6 for further information).
Teachers personally supervise all student progress which is, in turn, monitored by the Director of Studies. At the end of each programme students are awarded a level certificate issued by Harven Group.
HARVEN SPANISH offers fantastic accommodation in collaboration with Dr Chil Residence. The residence, which offers different types of individual and shared apartments, is located close to restaurants, shopping centres and a variety of leisure options and is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the city. It is a 10 minute bus ride from both the school and the beach.
There are individual studios and apartments available for up to three people sharing. Each one has its own private bathroom and small kitchen. There is a also a washing room available with a drier and ironing facilites. There is free WIFI connection available in all of the rooms.
On the ground floor there is a large TV room with vending machines and on the roof an amazing sun terrace for making the most of the all year round sunshine, if you choose not to head to the beach.
Cleaning and ironing services can be contracted separately.
This school offers programs in:
- Spanish (Spain)