如何選擇西班牙語言學校

發覺不少朋友對選擇西班牙文語言學校,應該如何入手,好像都很茫然。雖然在這個blog曾散略談過,現在,姑且再談談。

如果你有幾個月時間去遊學的,其實對選校,應該以輕鬆的心情待之。我恆常給人的忠告是,不要一報就報三個月或六個月的課程,可以先報讀一個星期,去到了,覺得學校好,才繼續讀下去。如果不好,附近一定有別的學校,親自去打探,一定會找到更好的。

如果你只有一個月的時間,那麽你就可能想一報就報間好學校,會較爲緊張。怎樣知道學校好不好?如果是西班牙的語言學校,首先是看學校是否認可的(例如是否已拿到向外國人教授西班牙語的證書CEELE),這些資料一定會在學校的網頁顯示出來,如果找不到,你就要起疑了。其次,親自寫信去學校詢問問題,看學校的回信速度和誠懇度,大概可知道這學校的辦學態度。另外一個指標是,學校是否願意調撥資源搞課外活動。好的語言學校,一定會提供豐富多彩的課餘活動。另外,你可以寫信要求學校給舊生的聯絡電郵,好的學校通常都會已徵詢了一些舊生的同意,可以把他們的電郵地址有給有興趣的人士,用以了解和該學校有關的事情。

不要害羞向學校要求拿舊生的聯絡方法,然後寫信給他們,這是很平常的事。我以往搜集學校資料的時候,有些疑問,就試過寫信給一些舊生,他們都很友善,解答了我的一些疑問。

如何著手報讀?學校的開學時間,課程,課程費用,以及住宿資料等等,都會在學校的網頁寫得一清二楚,網頁亦一定有網上報名表格。決定報讀某間學校後,把表格填好,送出,校方就會聯絡你,確認你報讀的課程,時間以及住宿選擇。然後你會收到一張invoice,要你付費。學校可能要你先付一半的全費,餘額在到校的一個星期内,或上課的第一天繳清;亦可能要求你先付七成的學費和宿費;視乎不同的學校,要求各有不同。但一般不會要你在未離國前,就繳付所有的費用。如果有學校要求你這樣做,那你可要小心了。

一般而言,語言學校都偏向一個鼓勵長時間報讀的收費架構,報讀的周數越多,平均費用就越低,例如,四個星期的平均每星期學費,一定比一個星期的學費要便宜。

28 thoughts on “如何選擇西班牙語言學校”

  1. I had learnt Spanish in HK but found it not of much use as when I was in Spain, I was placed in a beginner class, meaning what I had learnt was pretty useless. One week spent learning Spanish in Spain is more than what I learnt in HK for a year. That was many years ago. Now there are many apps and online material for learning, I think you don’t need to pay to learn spanish in HK. instead save money and learn in Spain. Meanwhile just use apps or other channels for learning.

  2. Hola Anna,

    一直找學西班牙文的地方,因工作關係只可在香港學習,見到你到西班牙學西班牙文好希望自己有這樣一天!!請問有沒有香港學習西班牙文的地方推薦,現在我只靠Babbel – Spanish 個app嚟學,所以都grammar 一竅不通。請賜教,謝謝。

    Regards
    Agnes

  3. 很抱歉,現在才回應。 HKUSPACE歷史很久,可能會較好,但因為近幾年沒有在香港讀過西班牙文,所以,這說話不能作準。 可能你要再看看其他人的意見。

  4. Hi, 我是剛好路過的,見到你有豐富學習西班牙文同旅行既經驗,希望向你請教下.
    留學什麼的我現時不會想,因為根本負擔不來.

    我曾經都到工聯會學西班牙文,學到中班,後來因要工作擱置了,不了了之.當時所學內容現時基本是…嗯…忘了

    現在想再學番,不知道香港哪家學校比較好?我看見HKUSPACE及浸會持續教育學院都有開課程,不知如何?

    謝謝!!!

  5. Riki
    原來你是Pink的同學,你好!Pink是個很特別的女仔。
    我也上過興趣班,如你所說,沒有什麽用。去到西班牙,我是被編入最低班,等於是從頭學起。真心希望你如所願,在granada,和你的夢想見面。
    多謝你留言,讓我知道我寫的這點東西,可能也有點用。
    祝福你!

  6. Hi
    一直參考了你的BLOG大半年時間
    終於決定了要去GRANADA的CASTILA讀西班牙文
    其實我一向不太喜歡大城市的生活,第一次看你介紹GRANADA就覺得應該是我想找的美麗小城市
    年多前在香港只是報了些興趣班讀西班牙文,不過一班30+人,一星期才一堂,感覺沒什麼用
    去了南美旅遊,大多是厚著面皮用西班牙文打招呼、講價
    現在都忘記了
    去到西班牙由零開始學,多少有點擔心,不過我想要學得最快、最多還是在適當的語境中吧

    暑假就會出發了,想和你說聲多謝,提供了那麼多資料
    (BTW,PINK是我的同學呢,很羨慕她的勇氣~!)

  7. 你好! 一年半前我曾到Salamanca上過一個短期的西班牙文,今年年中想再去Malaga或Granada學, 那裡比較適合, 你可以給我一點意見嗎?

  8. hola todos amigos nuevos!!

    Soy Venessa y voy a viajar en Central y Sudamerica (en Junio) por un ano.

    No puedo hablar espanol bueno y quiero buscar gente para aprender y praticar. Se interesenta?

    Y quiero preguntar si yo necesito estudiar mas cuando llegar alli

    Mucho gusto para ustedes!
    Venessa

  9. 你可以发“r”这个音吗?如果可以,发rr就不成问题了.

    我勉强可以发到一个r,其实没有窍门的,不断练,就可以做到了。

  10. 你好,我是第一次到访你的网页。
    我是香港人,不过两个月之前移民去危地马拉,
    即是中美吧。
    现在在学习西班牙文,
    不过到现在为止,还是学不到震舌,
    即是-rr-。
    请问你有什么方法可以练到?
    谢谢!

  11. Rolen, 有關研究所報讀的事情,恐怕答不上。至於語言學校,既然你會在那邊工作,最好就是先安頓下來,才在那邊找學校。親自去學校看看,是否喜歡,才作決定,是最好的。沒有什麽準備可言的。語言學校恨不得有人報讀,只要你報名,它都會收。

  12. Blog的主人你好

    我是Rolen, 明年可能到墨西哥長期工作. 由於應該會帶家人過去, 因此想為其安排時間
    請問如果是到墨西哥市唸西班牙文的語言學校, 該如何準備??如果是有意在墨西哥市繼
    續唸研究所, 該如何準備及申請??

    因為我的工作會在墨西哥市, 所以家人能唸書的地方將會也侷限在墨西哥市, 不知道您
    是否可以給予一些建議?? 請來信指教, 謝謝

    Rolen

  13. 6/7万是計算機票在内嗎?你預八九千人民幣一個月吧,連學費和生活費在内。墨西哥的語言學校不會太便宜,因爲很多美國人去,他們有一定的消費水平。

  14. hola,anna
    我最近也在查找墨西哥的语言学校,因为我是大陆的护照,所以签证手续要比你们麻烦多.你的BLOG给了我不少参考.谢谢~我在厦门的语言培训中心学了三个多月的西语,发音和语法都了解一些,但是这里没有外教,所以很想去墨西哥学习一段时间.但是对于选学校觉得还是很迷茫.因为我的预计费用只有六七万,不晓得可以在哪里学多久?还有,在你的BLOG上看到这个学校的网址http://www.glc.com.mx/prices.htm,感觉好像不错,但是好像不便宜. 在Guadalajara还有更好的选择吗?希望有去那里上过学的朋友看到这个留言也可以给我一点建议.谢谢!

  15. Hi Kev

    i would say roughly HK$10,000 a month would be enough to cover both tuition fee and living expenses. the longer you study in a school, the less is the tuition fee on average.

    i wouldn’t recommend you to stay in madrid for two years. why not try other cities as well? i think you will have more interesting experience if you, say spend one year in madrid and another in some other city. on the other hand, if you like madrid, there is no harm staying there for two years.

    you will like spain. if you don’t like madrid, you can always go to other cities, such as granada. :0

  16. hi anna,

    i am going to stay in Madrid at least a year. so i better go there to have a look first, right?

    how much if that cost in total if i wanna study spanish in madrid for 2 years? 300000HKD is that enough?

    your web site is so helpful for us. as on the internet really have not much information about Spain. U done a great job.

    Kev

  17. Nicky

    pls check out this post by me:

    http://annatam.com/chinese/spanish-ecuador/

    至於學校資料,最好的方法就是找學校的網站看看。google 一下應該 可以找到學校的網站。

    其實quito有的語言學校實在太多,建議你上網看看別人的經驗和分享,會幫你找到好的學校。但要用英文找尋呀,例如,我就找到這條link:
    http://www.travelblog.org/Forum/Threads/13425-1.html

    spend some time and you will be able to find more information like this.

  18. Hi Anna,
    我學了西文兩年了,最近剛在SPACE完成了一年的CERT,四月頭會到西班牙Salamanca一個月上superintensive course…看到你介紹到厄瓜多爾quito讀西文,令到我心思思,因為就是覺得去西班牙學太貴了,所以只可以很短的時間‥‥我想你把你在厄國學過的學校資料可否SEND EMAIL給我參考一下?因我有打算去外國留學一年專心繼續學習西文,謝謝你哦!

  19. Hi Anna,
    I also tried to share a bit of what I found in terms of “studying Spanish”(in Barcelona). Here is an article I posted yesterday; I also referred and put the link to your beautiful site. I hope you don’t mind.
    http://kimikochu.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-post_08.html

    and to Cassandra, for your reference, in my “school”, the “intensive course” runs for 3 months with the class being 4 hours a day and 5 days a week. Agreed with Anna, it depends on how hard you study and i guess the important thing is whether you have the chance to speak and to practice while you learn.

    cheers,

  20. Cassandra,

    1)that is a hard question to answer. it all boils down to the individual – how hard he or she learns, how well is he or she sensitive to language…but i guess, to be able to study for a programme in a spanish university, that requires maybe at least 2 years of hard work beforehand…

    2) i cannot pronounce the “r” yet, not to mention double rr. but my profesoras once praised my efforts and said i was nearly there. so just practice and practice.

  21. kim thanks for your greeting. i hope you thoroughly enjoy barcelona. learning spanish is just a means of enjoying life. doesn’t really matter if you can learn it well, at the end of the day. :)

  22. Hi, I like your site very much.

    Here I would like to ask you 2 questions.

    1) For how long at least do you think a beginner should attend a (super-)intensive Spanish course in Spain before studying (in Bachillerato or university) there?

    2) How do you thrill the Spanish “rr” sound?

    Thanks!

  23. Hola,
    I found your website when searching for “學西班牙文”. You have got a lovely blog with beautiful photos and great words, and I guess I will come back and spend more time to read through your articles.

    I am currently taking Spanish lessons in Barcelona and as many people have already known, it is a great city to be but not a great city to learn Spanish – they speak Catalan a lot and it gets very confusing.

    Anyways, just want to say Hello and send you my little greetings.
    kim

  24. 開學前三個月要付清所有費用,在我眼中,是不合理的。

    我介紹過多次,我從來都是拿旅遊簽證去讀西班牙文的。簡單好多。

  25. Hi,

    請問一下你有提到去唸語言學校最好先報一週後上過再決定,但以辦簽證所要的學校證明來說,如不報滿無法開立證明以申請簽證,這樣也只能報滿時間嗎?以我打算報enforex來說,他也要求出發前3個月即要付清所有費用,這樣是合理的嗎?

    謝謝!

    ita

  26. Hi! Thank you for reply last time. Last time you mentioned your friend studied in Mexico. I would like to know which school and the website of that school because i would like to take course on 1 Dec 08. I searched spanish school in 123teachme.com, but most of them are quite expensive. You can give my e-mail to her if she want to provide me with information and advice. Thank you very much.

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