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Join this intensive Spanish language and gourmet cooking holiday to satisfy your passion for Spanish culture, as well as the one for its cuisine. Besides, you will engage in many other interesting activities, such as language exchange services, world heritage visits over the weekend, and tutorial sessions. You will socialize and have fun with fellow students in the exciting city of Madrid. Moreover, you will get to choose the accommodation type according to your personality.
TANDEM Madrid offers different types of accommodation for students, so as to suit their personal needs and interests. All accommodations are carefully selected in order to provide the same level of quality for everybody. They are exclusive for students of our Spanish courses in Madrid.
At this time, students can choose from:
The Spanish host family accommodation experience: The decision to stay with a host family will undoubtedly offer you a true Spanish living experience. You will speak Spanish all day thereby allowing you to enjoy the maximum benefit of your Spanish course, as well as provide you with a comprehensive view and understanding of the day-to-day life in a different culture.
Host family accommodation details:
Your host family will be composed of parents and children, couples without children, or individuals living alone, all of which enjoy the company of others and look forward to the opportunity to share their culture. You will not be the first to go out with your host family to tour the city or, keep in touch with the family long after you have completed your course.
With respect to your meal plan, you can choose between breakfast, half-board (breakfast and dinner), or full-board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Your meals will be served during the normal Spanish dining hours and you will eat Spanish food. However, to the extent possible, your host family will take your preferences into consideration.
Further, if necessary, there are families that can adapt to certain dietary requirements such as those of a vegetarian or someone with food allergies, as well as those with food restrictions related to their religion.
Most host families will be able to offer an Internet connection with WiFi.
In the event that you come with another person, the program offers double rooms (it is not necessary that your roommate take a course).
You will receive a set of your own house keys so that you can come and go as you please. Also, you will be able to receive calls on your host family's landline.
FAMILIAS PLUS: These host families offer you a private bathroom which is located in your bedroom.
Located in “Barrio de las Letras”, the private apartment accommodation is designed for people who want to study Spanish in Madrid and have their own space, with comfort and convenience.
Types of private apartment:
The summer university residence is based in the university campus area (Moncloa district). It is situated in the university neighborhood of the capital with a metro station and bus stops right outside the door, being only a few minutes from the city center using public transport.
There are well-maintained facilities (a large outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gymnasium, sports grounds with football pitch, basketball and handball courts, as well as various study areas with WIFI in common areas and student room. A large, modern dining room offers breakfast, half board, and full board. All of the meals are cooked daily from fresh ingredients, catering to all dietary requirements (vegetarians, celiacs, etc.).
All these great facilities make the residence the perfect choice for your accommodation in Madrid during the summer months.
The perfect location!
All single rooms have a bathroom and include:
The shared facilities are:
The TANDEM Madrid Students Residence is located in the heart of the center city of Madrid, close to all the important things to see in Madrid:
If you are looking for a more independent feel to your stay in Madrid, TANDEM can offer you the perfect housing option at “Luis Vélez”. In this housing, you will have the opportunity to meet other students as well as, enjoy a stress-free and comfortable stay in the center of Madrid.
The residence offers:
Hostels are establishments similar to hotels, but with a lower level of services and cheaper prices. Spanish hostels are considered particularly good and the ones we choose for our students are in the heart of Madrid and very close to Tandem, so it is possible to walk to the school every day.
This category offers rooms with an en-suite or a shared bathroom.
The hostels provide a wide range of styles to meet everyone’s requirements and offer an array of services and facilities so that the student will feel at home. Some of them also offer meals, other bed and breakfast, other only the room. All establishments we choose are compliant with European quality standards.
Tandem partnered with hotels close to the school in order to provide students with a higher category of accommodation. Good value for money hotels.
Located in the center of Madrid, just a short walk from the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums and the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Gran Vía, and close to the Atocha Renfe-AVE train station. The theme of the hotel is Spanish wine regions. All rooms have air conditioning and a flat-screen satellite TV.
The hotels are just a 5 to 10-minute walk from the school. The standard of hotels in Spain use to be outstanding, you’ll enjoy a very pleasant learning travel experience.
Generator Madrid has an excellent location in the center of Madrid, in the street San Bernardo corner with street Silva. Its unique location, really close to the always vivid street Gran VÍa of Madrid, will allow you to admire the most touristic and cultural attractions of the city (monuments, art galleries, cultural centers, theaters, cinemas, etc.), go shopping in the shopping areas of Madrid (which are one step away from Generator Madrid) and enjoy the many restaurants and pubs that you will find in the area.
If you usually prefer to avoid public transport, Generator Madrid is a good option for you as here you will be able to enjoy getting to know almost the whole city on foot and walking to your language classes in TANDEM if you wish to.
Thanks to its modern and cozy facilities, staying in Generator Madrid feels just like home, with a reception desk that opens 24 hours a day and free Wi-Fi connection. Furthermore, you will be able to ask for information about trips and visits around Madrid and have a drink in its bar or cafeteria. If you are a woman, you will be able to request a room just for women.
In Spain, the word cuisine is written in capital letters. It has not taken long for the whole world to start talking about Spanish cuisine; nowadays it is at the top of the world charts since some experts admire the creativity, innovative capability, diversity, and strength of Spanish cuisine.
Madrid Fusion is celebrated in Madrid every year; it might well be the most important culinary congress in the world. Moreover, Gastrofestival and the Salón de Gourmets are also celebrated in the city, which is the nexus point of delicatessen products. Furthermore, more and more establishments in the city win Michelin stars every year, the most famous award for gastronomic excellence worldwide.
DiverXO –with three stars–, Santceloni, La Terraza del Casino, Ramón Freixa Madrid, El Club Allard, DSTAgE and Coque –with two stars– and Kabuki, Kabuki Wellington, Álbora, La Cabra, Punto MX, Lúa, A’Barra, Gaytán, La Candela Restó and Cebo, these last two are brand new –with one star are on the list of the Michelin Guide in its 2018 edition.
However, the gastronomy of Madrid is much more than grand cuisine. In Madrid, you will find close to 3100 restaurants where you will find options for all tastes and budgets. Since Madrid has such vast gastronomic offerings, you might probably wonder where to start.
TANDEM Madrid wants to help you to discover Madrid and its cuisine. This is why we offer a special program combining Spanish learning (20 Spanish lessons per week, 4 lessons every day of 45 minutes each) and gourmet activities.
The “Spanish and a Gourmet Passion Course” of TANDEM Madrid has been designed for people over 18 years old who have any level of Spanish, from none to those who get by fluently in the language of Cervantes. Students with a refined taste who relish the opportunity to live a gourmet experience while studying Spanish are welcome. In this experience, Madrid will not only find its way into your heart through its people and culture but also through your stomach.
From January to May: only morning timetable.
From June to September: some groups will have a morning schedule and others will be programmed in the afternoon.
The maximum number of students per class is 10, the minimum is 4. If the number of students per class is less than 4, the school will reduce the number of classes to half of the total.
This holiday will take place in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Madrid has a privileged location in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. When you come here, you will discover just how easy it is to travel to the rest of the country. No Spanish town is more than eight hours from Madrid.
Just two hours away from Madrid, there are nine locations that have been listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO, including Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, el Monasterio y Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Paisaje Cultural de Aranjuez, Toledo, Segovia, and Cuenca.
Grand museums and great artists are an essential chapter in Spain’s art history. Just a few meters from one another, the masterpieces of Goya, Velázquez, and Picasso welcome visitors from every corner of the globe.
Nowadays, not only painters but also the most avant-garde architects have chosen Madrid as the perfect backdrop for their designs. Madrid is also world-famous for its unique nightlife. There are many establishments for going out, dancing, having fun, and meeting people.
Indeed, going out in Madrid in the evening is a cultural activity. The night has all sorts of colors, from minimalist chill outs to the most attractive clubs, gothic discos, the craziest bars, the maddest after-hours, and the most nostalgic dance halls.
Madrid is made up of people from the four corners of the globe, bringing together every culture and every point of view. In Madrid, there is a place for everyone because no one asks where you come from. You can feel the vibrancy of the city at its pace. The streets are always full and it never seems to be getting late.
With respect to your meal plan, you can choose between breakfast, half-board (breakfast and dinner), or full-board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Your meals will be served during the normal Spanish dining hours and you will eat Spanish food.
However, to the extent possible, your host family will take your preferences into consideration. Further, if necessary, there are families that can adapt to certain dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, food allergies, or food restrictions related to your religion. Special diet requirements in families cost extra 26 EUR per week.
All apartments have fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and kitchen, plus everything you need for cooking.
The flat has a fully equipped kitchen and is located in a quaint neighborhood, close to a variety of restaurants, bars, grocery shops, and coffee shops.
The residence has a fully-equipped kitchen and a cafeteria in which you could have breakfast each morning.
A large modern dining room offers breakfast, half board, and full board. All meals are cooked daily from fresh ingredients, catering for all dietary requirements.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Transfer available for additional US$69 per person
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