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Multilingualism has become more than just ‘important’. Speaking a foreign language has evolved to be extremely beneficial, whether viewed from the financial or social aspect. Being able to communicate in a foreign language helps to make real connections with people, provides an insight into different cultures, and opens doors in the world of job opportunities.

SILA is the official language academy of Sotogrande International School and our aim is to provide the best experience in foreign language learning, through our team of native speaking, qualified teachers.

Spanish

Located in the south of Spain and surrounded by Andalucian culture we aim, through our Spanish lessons, not only to promote the use of the Spanish language but also to share the wonderful culture and traditions of our home county with the community.

English

As an English language of instruction school, we are keen to support the whole community with learning English. Spoken widely in many countries around the world, English is often the common language in our diverse multilingual community.

Chinese

Opening doors to communicating with more than a billion people in China, learning Mandarin isn’t as difficult as you may think!

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Group lessons   Our group class sizes are small and are organised according to the ability level of participants. During lessons teachers encourage every student to participate, helping them to make progress in a safe, fun environment.
1:1   Focusing on the specific requirements of the individual, our private classes are the most effective way to achieve impressive results in the shortest time frame.

More information

Whether you are just beginning your language studies or looking to advance to the next level we have classes to suit everyone.  Our lessons are tailored to meet the specific needs of the class and include sessions for young learners, teenagers and adults. Language levels are assessed prior to joining to ensure students enter at the correct level and get the most out of every lesson

Communicative and cultural
Lessons focus on improving students’ language skills with particular emphasis on everyday life and culture. For students learning Spanish, this will include day trips to local places of interest and practical excursions (cooking courses/trips to local markets/restaurants) which provide plenty of opportunities to not only practise the language but also to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Exam preparation
Lessons focusing on preparing students for a range of exams.
Spanish: “Español como Lengua Extranjera” (ELE) in order to progress and achieve the official DELE certification (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera). The exams are marked by the University of Salamanca and the certification is recognized all over the world.
English:
We provide support and specific learning for Cambridge International Exams, IELTS, KET, PET, FCE, CAE and BEC among other official examinations

Language Passport: Upon successful completion of our courses students are provided with a Language Passport which shows the language, skills, and qualifications, when applicable, obtained. This Language Passport is valid in all European countries.

Our teachers

Making use of the outstanding facilities at Sotogrande International School and Sotogrande International Boarding House at San Roque Club, our teachers have the resources and space to deliver exceptional lessons.

María Franco

Coordinator, English and Spanish teacher.

David Rakowski

English teacher

Teresa Pons

Spanish teacher

Minlin Lin

Chinese teacher

Sotogrande International School