Vuonna 1994 perustettu IIC on Saksan-Dominikaanisen kieli- ja kulttuuri-instituutin EDASE: n espanjalainen osasto. Santo Domingon koululla ja yksi Sosua IIC tarjoaa opiskelijoilleen erinomaisen mahdollisuuden yhdistää espanjan kieli ja tutustua maahan sen upeassa monimuotoisuuteen.
Instituutti tarjoaa mini-ryhmäkursseja ja räätälöityjä yksityisryhmiä ympäri vuoden erittäin pätevien ja kokeneita espanjalan opettajia IIC: n intensiivikurssit ovat akkreditoituja Saksassa opintovapaan (Bildungsurlaub). DELE-tenttien valmistelukursseja, erikoistuneita espanjalaisia ohjelmia sekä täyden palvelun ryhmäohjelmia on saatavilla. Erikoiskursseissa yhdistyvät espanjalaiset luokat vapaa-ajan aktiviteetteihin, kuten sukellukseen, tuuli- / leijalautailuun tai tanssiin.
Koulurakennus, jota ympäröivät vaikuttavat vanhat puut ja rehevä kasvillisuus, tarjoaa ihanteellisen tunnelman keskittyneelle oppimiselle trooppisessa ympäristössä. Keskeisestä sijainnista huolimatta koulun ympärillä oleva tunnelma on niin rauhallinen, että luokat käydään usein yhdessä neljästä varjostetusta ja ilmavasta terassista.
Luokkahuoneissa on yksinkertainen, Karibian tyyli. Kaikkien opiskelijoiden on käytettävä puutarhassa olevat kodikkaat aurinkotuolit, pöytätennis, pelit ja pieni kokoelma kirjoja.
Ne, jotka tuovat kannettavan tietokoneen n tai älypuhelimen, voivat käyttää wifi-yhteyttä ympäri vuorokauden.
Puutarha, sen terassit ja avoin ovi-keittiö tarjoavat henkilökohtaisen ja ystävällisen ympäristön, joka sopii erinomaisesti rentoutumiseen ja kokemusten vaihtoon. Ne toimivat tapaamispaikoina opiskelijoille, jotka oppivat espanjaa ja Dominikaanista opiskelijaa Casa Goethe'sta, jossa opiskelee myös saksalaisia ja englantilaisia samassa rakennuksessa.
Kansallisuus ja ik'jakauma Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) vaihtelee kursseittain Ympärivuotisesti keski-ikä on 32 Kesällä keski-ikä on 27.
Koulussa on opiskelijoita kaikkialta maailmasta, mukaan lukien:
The mandatory pretest to determine ability level was ignored. Teacher told me it didn't measure anything and had me do another test of hers and determined me at a very low level and taught me as such. My level determined by the school's pre-evaluation test had been B1/B2. She was teaching me basic information I already knew, such as conjugating verbs in the present and preterite, and teaching me about pronouns.
The speaking domain was significantly ignored. The teacher spoke the most. After four weeks I received a certificate for level C1, which would be a miracle for the most intelligent person. How was the growth to C1 measured when there was not an exit exam? I did not receive what I paid for, nor what I expected. But, I made the best out of the situation.
Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions and providing your review. We appreciate it and we are very sorry that you have been discontent with your class at our school. Indeed, your pretest did not measure your level adequately and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Since we had been informed that you are on C2-level, we had sent out our advanced test; though when receiving your test last minute the Friday before your course start, we, together with your teacher, then considered it more appropriate to ask you to take our other pretest on a more adequate level on site. Accordingly, along our level system (we work along the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR), your proficiency level was then determined as completed B1/ entering B2-level, showing selectively already skills and knowledge of B2-level (sic! repetitions of subjunctive present and imperfect as part of your course content).
Regarding the certificate: Towards the end of your program, you started working on course content and materials of the C1-level which, considering your total amount of 120 lessons of class and following our course curriculum, places you on a (starting) C1-level. Our certificates for regular courses are certificates of participation, stating the highest course level a student has been working on along the CEFR, though not stating that a student has completed a certain level. This, of course, would require oral and written testing at the end of class, which we do only on request, e.g. for academic credits, demanding an official transcript.
We are very sorry that you, in the end, felt unprepared for passing an exam you obviously intended to take back home. We would have loved to serve you better. As explained to your agency prior to your booking, we do only DELE exam preparations; these follow a completely different curriculum and testing method, and are available in private tuition only. We do not prepare for other national nor international Spanish exams, in particular not in open group classes as in your course. Though, if we can support you in the further enhancement of your conversational skills, we are still gladly offering you the possibility to continue working with our professional, native-speaking teachers in online skype conversations.
The classes and teachers were phenomenal! Super engaging and kind. Location was spot on- perfect. Walking distance from the beach, restaurants, grocery shopping, and public transportation.
The facilities were decent but could use some upgrading if possible.
The activities were fabulous and very enjoyable. The housing was livable but could also use updating. (Mentioned bed in other message.
Muchas gracias - thank you very much for your review. We are glad to have had you, happy that you loved your class and our location, and appreciative for your feedback on areas of improvement which we work on. Hope to see you again soon!
I started out in a group of three people and then went to a private class.
The staff is very nice and accommodating and the excursions that are offered to us are fun.
I don't regret my money what so ever and I'd recommend this school to anyone.
¡Muchas gracias! Thank you very much for your kind review and are glad that you enjoy being with us - as we enjoy having you!
I had an exellent time here. I did not stay at the apartmens here, but they are really nice. I travelled alone, and met alot of new, interesting people at school. They arrange many excursions which you can choose to participate. This was at great help to see and enjoy nice attractions and places in the area. You can also ask if there's something you would like to do or see, and they will help you.
The school is situated in a beautiful area in Sosúa. I had classes outdoors, with a beautiful view over the green garden.
The classes were simply great. I had a highly qualified teacher for two weeks. He is very professional, with a great sense of humour and a great personality. He quickly evaluates your level of Spanish, and keeps doing so during your classes to adapt his classes for you to learn the best way possible. He uses a big repertoire of pedagogic tools/activities to make variations in class and for you to practice and learn in different ways. The most interesting part for me where the times when we just talked and discussed topics that came up, and new impressions of the Dominican culture - this was a great way to learn more about the country and the people as well as the Spanish language.
I highly recommend this school!
¡Muchísimas gracias! Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We enjoyed having you here with us very, very much and hope to see you again!
Teaching was intense and still fun. School totally took care us--from hotel accommodations to excursions to see the country including seeing whales in Samana! There was great camaraderie among the students from many different countries. In class, our assignments and homework were to write about
ourselves, our country's food, holidays etc. We really wanted to share ourselves and learn about the other students.
It was not boring at all! I learned a lot of Spanish. There was nothing I didn't like and I plan on going back next year.
¡Muchas gracias! It was great having you and you made such great progress in your Spanish language skills! Hope to see you again. Muchos saludos cordiales de todos aqui de tu familia dominicana de la Casa Goethe/ IIC Spanish School
Great classes, teacher and location. N/A activities and housingNäytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Muchas gracias, Claire. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are excited to see you again soon - ¡hasta luego!
IIC is located in the perfect area of Sosua. It is very convenient to the airport in Puerto Plata, local beaches along with the beaches in nearby cities, shopping and restaurants, and different types of transit services. The grounds are very nice and are in the local architectural style of the Republíca Dominicana. The housing is fair but could use updating and some repairs.
The administration, although extremely nice and helpful, could do a much better job in providing necessary information regarding local services at the very beginning, making certain that fixtures and equipment are working properly, and having more choices of low to moderate priced activities planned.
I liked both of my professors who were well-qualified. My 2nd professor, Sheilla, was amazing. She used a variety of teaching styles to meet the needs of everyone. Although I ended up being very pleased with Sheilla, I felt that my first week with a different teacher with a very different style of teaching was not very beneficial which made me feel like I did not get a full 3 weeks of studies. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5. I also think that I would have enjoyed learning w/ a more diverse group but overall the other students were nice. Also, I made some wonderful friendships which I am sure will last a lifetime and we will continue to help each other with Spanish.
Overall, I enjoyed IIC, and I am very happy with my Spanish Immersion experience with them.
Hola Angela, thank you so very much for taking the time to give us your feedback also in this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your program with us at IIC and we appreciate your suggestions. This will help us to further improve our services, e.g. as we now provide information on the leisure program and possible independent activities through different channels on site. Infrastructure still is a challenge in our country, but it is improving as well step by step. We truly enjoyed having you here with us and hope to welcome you again soon. Saludos cordiales from the whole IIC/Casa Goethe team - ¡hasta luego!
I really enjoyed my stay there. Had a great time. My teacher was just brilliant, a lovely nice person, including teaching skills and really fitted into this work. The school's student adviser was also very nice and helpful in some orientation and other stuff. Classrooms were okay, the furnishing was a little bad, just plastic chairs, etc. The location and facilities overall were very good and clean. And it's really a beautiful place! That's it.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Hola Valentin, muchas gracias - thank you for taking the time to give this feedback. It was great to have you staying, learning, exploring, laughing, working hard with us and giving us the chance to getting to know you as a truly kind person during those intensive study weeks here with us in Sosua. We hope you will have many chances to continue practicing your Spanish. Muchos saludos de la familia IIC/Casa Goethe
Opiskelija-asuntolat on tarkoitettu itsenäisille opiskelijoille, jotka etsivät perustason siistiä majoitusta edulliseen hintaan. Kaikkien opiskelijoiden on oltava 16+ ellei toisin mainita. Majoituksesi alkaa ensimmäistä oppituntia edeltävänä sunnuntaina ja päättyy viimeisen oppitunnin jälkeisenä lauantaina, vuotiaita ellei toisin mainita. Learn more about apartment housing
School Studio (single/self-catering)
School Apartment (single/self-catering)
School Studio (single/breakfast)
School Apartment (single/breakfast)
On mahdollista asua vuokra-asunnossaSosua opiskelun ajan, mutta tämä on tyypillisesti kallis vaihtoehto. IIC/Casa Goethe tarjoaa rajoitettua apua asuntojen vuokrauksessa. Vaihtoehtoisesti voit hannkia oman vuokra-asunnon. Lisätietoa vuokra-asunnoista
Executive Private Apartment (self-catering)***
IIC/Casa Goethe tarjoaa rajoitetusti apua hotelli- tai hotellivarauksissa jos varaat oman huoneesi itse. Lisätietoa hostelli-asumisesta
Mid-range Hotel (single/breakfast)
Me emme voi anoa viisumeja opiskelijoiden puolesta. Koulu voi kuitenkin tarjota viisumihakemukseen tarvittavat lomakkeet.
Hyväksymiskirje lähetetään kotiosoitteeseesi postitse veloituksetta.
Huomaa, että emme varaa opiskelijoille lentoja. Jos etsit lentojen hintatietoja, suosittelemme Kayak.com sivustoa, jossa voit valita selata lentovaihtoehtoja oman maasi ja kohde Sosua välillä oman hintatasosi, aikataulusi ja mieltymyksiesi mukaan.
Opiskele huoletta ulkomailla Language Internationalin tarjoamien sairaus- ja henkilökohtaisen omaisuusvakuutusten turvin. Kun varaat kielikurssin kauttamme, voit halutessasi ostaa kansainvälisen vakuutuspaketin joka kattaa sairauskulujen lisäksi omaisuusvahingot. Sinun on varattava palvelu etukäteen rekisteröitymisen ohessa.
Sosuan instituutti sijaitsee El Bateyn alueella, kivenheiton päässä kaupungin keskustasta ja vain 5 minuutin kävelymatkan päässä tärkeimmältä rannalta.
Jos rentoutuminen, urheilu ja luonto ovat ensisijaisia etuja, espanjan oppimisen lisäksi Sosua on oikea paikka sinulle.
Tämä pikkukaupunki Dominikaanisen tasavallan pohjoisrannikolla tarjoaa laajan valikoiman vapaa-ajanviettomahdollisuuksia, ja se on lähellä Cabaretea, joka on vain 15 minuutin päässä.
Vaikka Sosua houkuttelee lähinnä sukeltajia, Cabarete tunnetaan yhtenä maailman parhaista leijalautailuista ja purjelautailuista. Playa Encuentron kahden kaupungin välillä on myös suuri surffausaalto.
Yöllä dominikaanit, surffaajat ja turistit sekoittuvat yhteen lukuisista kahviloista, rantabaareista, ravintoloista ja diskoista Sosualla tai Cabaretessa, nauttivat juttelemisesta, tanssimisesta ja juhlimisesta yhdessä.
- Espanja ja tanssi
- Espanja ja purjelautailu
- Espanja ja leijalautailu
- Espanja ja sukellus
- Espanja ja vapaaehtoistyö
Kysymyksiä? Saat vastauksia majoituspaikan Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) henkilökunnalta ja aiemmilta opiskelijat.Esitä kysymys
For Bildungsurlaub we need to know for which state in Germany she would like to apply. Depending on the state, we can tell you if we are accredited or not. Every state in Germany has other requirements. The state depends where the main office of his work is located.
Usually students are required to take a 2-week Group Course Intensive (30 les/wk) program, in some cases additional 10 private lessons per week are required. For Berlin for example also our 1-week intensive courses are recognized, but one has to apply about 10 weeks prior the program start to get the corresponding recognition. A combination from your client’s inquiry (Group Course Standard (20+ les/wk) + Windsurfing) would in no case be possible to be recognized as a Bildungsurlaub as a minimum of 30 lessons (or more) per week are required.
Our regular minimum age is 18 years, although we accept younger students as well. Students who are between 16 and 18 years old have to send in a signed letter of permission from their parents or legal guardian that clearly states that they take full responsibility for the student’s actions whilst attending the school. If the students are younger than 16, then they have to come with an adult, and when this adult is not one of their parents a signed letter of consent is required too. In case the student is under 16 years, he can’t attend the Spanish group course.
Our regular minimum age is 18 years and as your client is only 17 years old he has to send in a signed letter of permission from his parents or legal guardian that clearly states that they take full responsibility for the student’s actions whilst attending the school. This letter is for us and has nothing to do with the travelling through borders. If he needs some special paper/documents for travelling, I can’t tell. Therefore best would be if he contacts the embassy directly.
Regarding kitesurfing, the Kitesurfing course is a Package which means that the client will get his lessons during his stay if the wind conditions are good. Kitesurfing packages are not 1 week program but a package of lessons. It could be that therefore your client will be only able to do K1 and not both booked courses (K1 and K2) if wind condition is bad. Usually Cabarete is known for the perfect wind and there aren’t many days in which surf classes can’t be taken. Usually our students always could assist on their classes. But as wind is an act of nature beyond control, we can not tell you if there would be wind.