About The School

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About Seville

If any one place comes close to rolling together everything that’s quintessentially Andalucian, it’s Seville. Here in the region’s capital and biggest city, that special Andalucian way of life is distilled into its purest and most intense form. Seville has the most passionate and portentous Semana Santa, the most festive and romantic annual feria, the best tapas bars, the best nightlife and the most stylish people in Andalucía of southern Spain.

It has more narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange blossoms than half of Andalucía’s other cities put together. It’s the home of the bulwark of Andalucian tradition, flamenco.  Its heritage of art and architecture (Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque) is without rival in southern Spain. 
 
But Seville’s most developed art form is that of enjoying oneself. To be out at night among the city’s relaxed, fun-loving crowds – in the tapas bars, on the streets, in the clubs and discos – is an experience you won’t forget.

Seville can be best described as a city of colors. Everywhere you turn, there are flowers, orange trees, and multicolored tiles that complement the houses. The colorfulness of the city is not only reflected in the buildings and landscapes, but also in the people and their way of life.

Home to 600,000 residents, Seville, originally built by the Romans, is now a bustling city with its own airport and a bullet train called el AVE that gets you to Madrid in just over 2 hours. Seville has an astonishing number of palaces, churches, towers, and historic hospitals. Probably the most impressive of the sites is the Cathedral, located in the Plaza del Triunfo. Begun in the 1400's, it took centuries to complete. It is one of the world's largest cathedrals, comparable in size to St. Peter's in Rome. A short walk from the Cathedral is the Alcázar, a 14th Century Mudéjar palace built by Pedro the Cruel. Today, the Alcázar is the Sevillan home of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía, making it the oldest royal European residence still in use.

Travel – Many students fly into Madrid, and from there they take the high speed AVE train to Seville (2 hours).  You can also fly directly into Seville.  Airport pickup is available.

About The School

CLIC, Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural, founded in 1983, is a medium to large sized school with an international character specializing in the teaching of Spanish. The team of highly qualified teachers, who specialize in the assessment and development of language courses, is ready to transform your stay in Seville into an unforgettable experience.

The school is only steps away from the Town Hall, the Cathedral and the Royal Palaces. The setting is a typical Sevillan style building with a central patio and large sunny terraces in the heart of the city. The building has been designed especially for teaching purposes with 25 classrooms, a library, a study room, a conference room, a bookshop, an internet room and air conditioning throughout.

Professionally, CLIC is part of the International House organization, recognized worldwide in language teaching and training. It also has the seal of quality for the teaching of Spanish (CEELE) given by the University of Alcalá de Henares. The school has a stellar professional reputation. It is also a member of EAQUALS; the European Association of Quality Language Services and an accredited school of the Instituto Cervantes and DELE Examination Centers.

Style of teaching –The classes are small and engaging, dynamic and personalized.  The language is learned quickly because the students become very involved in their classes.  The approach is very communicative.  CLIC’s teachers have outstanding training and are very experienced and knowledgeable in their field.

Levels offered – All levels are offered, from complete beginners to very advanced.  There are 8 different levels of classes, and you will be given a placement exam to determine your level.

Class size and hours –  Group size is 6 to 10 maximum.  Morning classes are 9:15 to 1:00.

Materials – Included in your class cost and prepared by the school.

Academic Credit – Available for this program.

Students -  Minimum age is 17, although there is a special program for teens 13-17 in summer months.  The student population is of all ages and comes from many countries, specifically European.

Calendar - You can begin classes any Monday of the year and for any number of weeks.  The school is closed from December 22, 2017 – January 8, 2018. The school is closed from December 21, 2018 – January 7, 2019. 

Official 2017 holidays are:  First day of class is January 9; February 28; March 24; April 13; May 1, May 30; August 15; October 12;  November 1; December 6, December 8. Last day of class Dec 24, 2016 and first day of class is Jan 8, 2017 (no makeups or proration for holidays).

Official 2018 holidays are:  First day of class is January 8; February 28; March 29 (cultural workshops on this day), 30; April 18; May 1, 31; August 15; October 12;  November 1; December 6, December 8. Last day of class December 21, 2018 and first day of class is January 7, 2019 (no makeups or proration for holidays).

Teen program 2018:  June 18-July 30 (most teens arrive on Sunday)

Activities – Seville is an ideal place to experience the Spanish way of life due to the wide range of cultural activities that it can provide. CLIC offers its students a daily program of activities to discover the city and its history. This varied program helps students to fit into their new lifestyle in addition to the language classes they receive. The vast majority of activities are free, but more extensive excursions have a cost.  These change weekly, but a sample would be:  Monday – Dance class of sevillanas, Orientation Walk in Seville for new students / Tuesday – Iglesia del Hospital de la Santa Caridad / Wednesday – Roman ruins of Italia, Cathedral, Soccer game, Flamenco night out / Thursday – Movie Class, Bar Social at Alameda de Hércules / Culture Class on Semana Santa / Saturday – all day excursion to Jeréz de la Frontera.

Additional locations for classes - CLIC has sister schools in Cádiz and Málaga, and we can provide information upon request.