Sampere Spanish Language School Information
Student Handbook: When we receive your
registration form, we will send you your
confirmation, invoice, the address of your
accommodation and a student handbook with detailed
information in English. The student handbook is
produced every year to help you to travel to and
live in Spain or Ecuador. It includes information
about meals, money, climate, do's and don'ts,
airports, maps and emergency telephone numbers.
Please read it carefully and keep it during your
Lessons: Lessons last 45 minutes and are
normally given in blocks
of two lessons back-to-back. Punctuality, classroom participation and
are essential to your success. Groups are small -
there are never more than nine students in a
classroom and the
number is lower in many courses. Every course
includes Spanish Culture four times a week.
Spanish Language levels: Our seven language levels
range from beginner to proficient. Your level is
assessed on arrival to ensure you are placed in the
right class. If you have chosen a specialized or
individual course, this helps us to design or
fine-tune your program.
Teachers and teaching materials: All our Spanish teachers hold a
college degree or diploma, and are chosen for their
enthusiasm, commitment and team spirit. Family is
important at Estudio Sampere, and many of our
teachers have been with us for years. The school
director organizes the groups and supervises your
individual progress. All course materials are
included in your fees and are
yours to keep after the course, but please bring
your own pocket dictionary.
End-of-course certificate: Every
student who attends at least 90% of their classes
and meets the requirements of each level receives a
certificate showing the length of course and level
of Spanish achieved.
For Spain, Estudio Sampere has arranged an insurance
policy in conjunction with EUROPEA DE VIAJES. This
covers any student aged 13 to 75 years enrolled in Spanish
language courses at one of our schools in Spain and costs 50
Euros for each block of 16 weeks (1 to 16 weeks, 17 – 32
Policy conditions: The student must be currently
enrolled at Estudio Sampere in either Madrid, Salamanca and. The insurance does not cover
pre-existing and/or chronic illnesses or dental care. The
insurance coverage begins when the student arrives in Madrid,
Salamanca and Alicante and lasts for the duration of the
. Illness or injury occurring while the student is in Spain,
and if necessary, repatriation of the insured person.
2. Cost of hospitalization, surgical procedures, medical
fees, and pharmaceutical products prescribed by the medical
personnel in charge of the insured in case of illness or
injury which occurs while the student is in Spain (maximum
3. Travel expenses for a member of the student's family in
the event that the insured is hospitalized for more than
five (5) days.
4. Repatriation of the insured in case of death. On request,
Estudio Sampere will provide the student with a copy, in
Spanish, of the insurance policy including all relevant
Please note the limits of the Sampere/Europea policy. We
encourage you to take extra insurance or bring proof of
present insurance to cover medical expenses, loss of
luggage, cancellation, etc.
All European Union citizens can be included under the
Spanish Social Security (form E-111, form E-128).
The Estudio Sampere/Europea de Viajes insurance is
compulsory for students who require a visa.
Students traveling to Ecuador should take out comprehensive
insurance for all eventualities.