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Course

Course #1899
Course NameIntensive Spanish + Diving for beginners
LanguageSpanish
Course TypeLanguage Plus
Lessons per week20 lpw ( Standard )
Tuition TypeMini-group
Agefrom 16
CertificateCertificate on completion of the course
Entry Requirements
Required CertificateComment
Minimum level of Spanish: Elementary A1
Included in the price
  • Booking fee
  • Exam fee

    At the end of our intensive Spanish courses, we offer all our students the chance to take the Cambridge BULATS exam FREE of charge. (optional)

  • Activity and Excursion Program

    IH Riviera Maya organises a regular programme of social activities in the school including welcome cocktail parties, conversation exchange evenings with Mexican students studying English, lectures on different aspects of Mexican and Mayan culture, film projections with commentaries, etc.

Description

1 – 3 weeks
20 lessons of Spanish per week + 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 meters.
Timetable of Spanish lessons: from Monday to Friday, classes normally take place from 09.30 to 13.30, with a 20-minute break taken halfway through the morning.
All dives and other activities are programmed so as not to clash with the Spanish lessons taken in the mornings.
Levels of Spanish: from elementary to advanced
The average number of students per group is 3 to 4, with a maximum of just 8.

The course includes a programme of cultural and social activities that take place in the afternoons and evenings.
On the first day of the course, if you have any prior knowledge of Spanish you have both an oral and a written entry test so that your level can be ascertained and you can be placed in the most appropriate group.  The test normally takes around 40-60 minutes (depending on your level).
At the end of your course, you will be given a certificate, which indicates the number of hours you have studied with us and the level of ability you have reached.

At the end of our intensive Spanish courses, we offer all our students the chance to take the Cambridge BULATS exam FREE of charge.
The Spanish BULATS test has been developed and is delivered by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the University of Salamanca (Spain). Results are linked to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the standard benchmark used internationally to describe language ability. BULATS (the Business Language Testing Service) is a system of tests that assesses the communication skills needed for real business situations.

Diving for Beginners
The Diving for Beginners course is a 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 meters.
The course includes theoretical sessions, pool sessions, 4 ocean boat dives and equipment. Students will need 2 passport size photos.
As a first step students are required to read 3 chapters of the PADI open water manual. They need to do this before day 1 of the course.
•    Day 1 of the course goes over the theory, introduces students to the equipment and includes initial training in a swimming pool (6 to 8 hours). This first training session will normally take place on a Saturday or Sunday, so as not to clash with the Spanish classes held in the mornings.
•    Day 2 students practice the skills learned at the pool in shallow ocean reefs (3 hours in the afternoon).
•    Day 3 students dive up to 60ft in open water, practice more skills and take the final dive test (4 hours in the afternoon).

Additional dives are available: booking on site for additional charge (Playa del Carmen 69 US$, Cenote 110 US$, Cozumel 85 US$ + 25 US$ for ferry trip).

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