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Tel.: + 34 952 21 39 32
         + 34 952 22 79 48
Fax: + 34 952 21 07 99
Timetable: from Mo to Fr
10 am to 5:30 pm
Secretaries speak English, German, French, and Spanish
info@instituto-picasso.com
Skype: instituto.picasso

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 General Conditions

Number of students per class

There are 2 to 10 students per class.

Age

Minimum age is 16 years. Students who are under 16 can take part in our courses if they are accompanied by an adult.

The average age is between 20 and 30 years, but we have students of all ages, as there is no age limit to learn a language.

Form to be filled in, signed, and sent to Instituto Picasso by the parent/s or tutor/s of a minor (under 18).< >

Placement test

Every student has to fill in a placement test online in order to find out which level s/he needs to attend. You can also write this test  in the Institute on the first course day.

Levels

We offer 5 levels of 4 weeks each (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Superior I and II) These levels are subdivided in 2 units of 2 weeks.

Furthermore, we offer preparation courses for the DELE exam which take place in April, (July) and October with a minimum number of 3 participants.

The minimum duration of a course is 2 weeks, but it can be extended. The entire course programme comprises 20 weeks (5x4 Weeks)

Certificate

Every student who regularly takes part in the lessons receives a certificate and a confirmation of participation in the course at the end of his/her stay.

Furthermore, students of the advanced an superior level can complete an extra test of the Picasso Institute.

Included in the course fee
  • Material used in class
  • 1 Spanish cooking class
  • 1 Flamenco dancing class per week
  • 1 cultural visit per week
  • A fiesta, welcome or farewell party
  • A night out to bars and pubs with a teacher (everyone pays for his/her own drinks)
  • Work shops on cinema, literature, history, etc.
  • Tutorials with study help
  • Free access to internet in the school
  • Students may borrow books from our library
Classes

The courses are from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.. In summer, we establish different time tables, depending on the number of students. The teaching unit of a standard class lasts 50 minutes.that of a private class 60 minutes. 

Course dates of the classes

Our courses start for Beginners every other Monday. (see course calender). If you already know some Spanish you can start on any Monday.  

Bank Holiday
If there are 2 public holidays in a two week session that figures as such in our official course calendar, one of them will be re-scheduled on several school days.
Enrolment

Enrolments can be made by filling in our enrolment form online, or the form in our brochure, by fax or by telephone, and signing up in our school office.

After sending the enrolment you will receive a written confirmation by E-mail , fax or ordinary mail.

Pre-payment/Payment

Reservations are made by the student sending 30€ as enrolment fee and a deposit of 60 Euros for the course and 60 Euros for the room in a shared-apartment. The deposit for room and board with a family and that for a mini-apartment is half of the total cost of accommodation. The deposit should be sent to the school address by means of a Postal Money Order (Giro), by stating a credit card number and its expiry date (Visa, Master, 4B) , or a bank transfer to:

Or by bank transfer (mode of payment: OUR) to the account of Instituto Picasso:

Account holder: “Instituto Picasso”
For EU countries: IBAN ES60 2100 9443 12 2200609534
For transfers from non-EU countries, please use the complete
IBAN ES60 2100 9443 12 2200609534 and in addition the
SWIFT-CODE/BIC: CAIXESBBXXX

Bank name: “La Caixa”
Address: C/Marqués de Larios 11, E-29015 Málaga – Spain.

The expenses for bank commissions should be covered by the student (i.e. mode of transfer OUR, though neither SHA nor BEN).
It is indispensable to state as purpose of your money transfer the participant’s name and the date you join the course.
We reserve the right to charge eventual expenses for bank fees on the first course day.
The outstanding balance should be paid in the school office on the first course day.

 

Cancellation/Abandonment:

This should be notified by registered post no later than 4 weeks (dated postmark) before the course begins. Within this time limit, the initial deposit will be returned (except the enrolment fee). If you do not keep this time limit, no refund is possible. If the student abandons the course before it ends, or leaves the accommodation s/he has booked and has had access to, s/he is not entitled to any refund.

Visum for China, Japan, Georgia, Russia
Whoever has to apply for a visa and needs a written confirmation of the Picasso- Institute, has to pay the whole course fee in advance plus the enrolment fee of 40 Euros, and a pre-payment for the shared apartment of 60 Euros or half of the rate for one month of homestay with a family or a mini-apartment.

The enrolment has to be made 10 weeks in advance, otherwise the student has to cover the costs for Express mail. If the visa is refused, we reimburse the amount deducting the enrolment fee of 40 Euros, after receiving a copy of the embassy's notification of the visa denial. If you cancel your language stay less than 4 weeks before the course starts, we keep the enrolment fee and the 60 Euro pre-payments for course and accommodation.

Accommodation

We offer following accommodations for the your stay : shared apartment (student flat) with double and single-rooms, hostfamily with half-board (or full board) and mini- apartment.

See the rates on our Internet page or in our brochure.

•  Liability: Students have to assume liability for dammages they caused.

•  Accommodation is available from Sunday before course starts until Saturday at 12 o'clock midday.

•  It is not allowed to have parties in the apartments and you are not supposed to make any noise after 10 p.m.

•  It is strictly forbidden to invite other people for overnight stays in the apartment.

•  Bed sheets for the shared apartment are provided by the Institute.

•  You have to bring towels yourself.

•  Cleaning, gas, electricity and water costs are already included in the lodging fee.

•  If you stay with a host family, please tell us your arrival hour so that we can inform them.

 

Taxi service after arrival

We offer a Pick up 52 Euros from 24:00 to 8:00), The transfer from the accommodation to the airport costs 30 Euros (extra cost from 24:00 to 08:00: 15 Euros).
If you require this pick up service, please inform us about your departure airport/s, the airline, your flight number and arrival hour, local time.
MEETING POINT:
The pick up service includes that the driver waits for you in the airport building at the meeting point in front of the Unicaja bank counter next to the cafeteria which is left hand once you have passed one of the two exits from the luggage belt hall to the public waiting hall.  The driver can be a young man or woman wearing a red Picasso-t-shirt The driver will also wait for you, if the plane is delayed, furthermore s/he will help you if there are any other problems at the airport, and s/he will take you to your accommodation.