OUR MISSION

The Santa Bárbara Spanish School was created in 2016 in response to a social and educational project demanded by today’s society with the aim of promoting and extending the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language to all corners of the world. Launched by the Cooperativa San Andrés y Santa Bárbara. It currently belongs to Hermandades del Trabajo – Centro de Madrid, a religious entity that promotes the integral development of workers, respecting their dignity and rights, and working to create social structures that are at the service of people.

Our mission and value propositions are based on:

  • The social innovation we are putting in place, to offer our academic support to anyone who needs it.

  • Promote literacy and language certification for the acquisition of Spanish nationality.

  • A professional and committed team, modern facilities, experience and international recognition.

  • The curriculum and our teaching system that are aligned with the content standards set by the academic community.

  • Fulfilling our strategic and institutional objectives as efficiently as possible.

  • Identifying, understanding and meeting the needs and expectations of all our stakeholders.

  • Respond to the new demands of society, being able to manage change and transformation, to implement learning and improvement processes, and to defend educational innovation.

Vision

To achieve excellence in our social project until we become, in a sustainable manner, an international benchmark in the teaching of Spanish, through continuous improvement, innovation, introspection and good practices. These actions, managed in a transparent manner, will benefit Spanish-speaking society, boost its expansion and strengthen the recognition of our great value: Spanish.

WHY CHOOSE SANTA BARBARA?

Santa Barbara Spanish School is run by specialists in the field of education with more than 30 years of experience.
With 2 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language (ELE).

SANTA Bárbara is an independent and unique school, expert and innovative in the teaching of Spanish, led by specialists in the field of education. It’s a project come true by a great team. Our goal is to promote Spanish learning with a student-centered methodology as a self-employed learner, oriented to understanding and understanding among people from different countries and cultures. We have the presence of different nationalities in the center such as French, Italian, German, Belgian, American, Chinese, etc…

SANTA Barbara SPANISH SCHOOL listens to you, advises you, advises you and offers you a customized and flexible solution for your needs. The type of course, the accommodation, the activities will be oriented to your objectives.

ETHICAL VALUES

  • Dignity and human rights

  • Justice

  • Peace

  • Responsibility

  • Compromise

  • Solidarity and effort

  • Dignity and human rights

  • Justice

  • Peace

  • Responsibility

  • Compromise

  • Solidarity and effort

MANAGEMENT VALUES

  • Transparency

  • Training and capacity building

  • Work orientation

  • Sustainability

  • Ongoing dialogue

  • Vocation of Service

  • Commitment to excellence

  • Innovation

  • Leadership

“We, the Brotherhoods of Labour, commit ourselves to promote further professional training and to create whatever works are necessary to activate the promotion of all our brothers” (point 25 of the HHT Ideology).

LEARN WITH US

Learning in SANTA Barbara SPANISH SCHOOL means living an exciting, enriching and highly effective learning experience. SANTA Bárbara is recognized for its very high quality of teaching, based on a communicative and humanist approach. You are the protagonist, the professor accompanies you. The main objective is to provide the student with the strategies and knowledge necessary to function in a Hispanic environment in which different cultures converge. In order to achieve this goal, the professor combines theory and practice, addressing all the pragmatic, linguistic and functional aspects of the spoken language,together with socio-cultural information, essential key to obtaining competence Communicative. Grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, oral expression and interaction, and written expression and interaction are always integrated in order to bring the student closer to an authentic communicative environment.

THE SCHOOL

  • It has a Teaching Plan to ensure the proper progress of students’ learning.

  • It has a team of qualified teachers.

  • Follow a methodology tailored to students’ needs.

  • Conduct program and course evaluations.

  • It promotes the participation of its students in the tests for the obtaining of the Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) in the center itself or in the examination centers of the environment.

  • Guide your students on their progress in learning Spanish.

  • It has equipped classrooms and adequate resources for teaching.

  • It has agile procedures to gather the opinion of its users.

  • It addresses student complaints and complaints.

  • It provides complete and detailed information about the courses and services they offer.

  • He makes a truthful publicity of his offer.

The school is a 2-minute walk from Olavide Square and 5 minutes from Iglesias Metro. Located in one of the most chaste neighborhoods of Madrid with a great gastronomic and commercial offer.

Description of the centre

3 classrooms, 1 library, function room, meeting room, teacher’s room, management office, gym, ballroom, café, 5 floors with 2 elevators and 1 forklift. Bathrooms on all floors with disabled access.

THE TEAM

The team of teachers of SANTA Barbara is highly qualified,motivated, stable and works with enthusiasm and professionalism in the teaching of Spanish. All our teachers are specialists in teaching Spanish for foreigners and many of them have postgraduate, master’s and/or doctoraltraining of their specialization. In addition to their extensive experience, our teaching team is dynamic, open, outgoing, affable and has a great motivation, which makes the process teaching/learning especially fun and attractive to students.

ORGANISATION CHART SPANISH SCHOOL

PRESIDENCY

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Fernando García

MANAGING DIRECTOR

María Sabas Elías
María Sabas Elías

María Sabas holds a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Deusto (Bilbao) and a Master’s degree in teaching skills from the same university. He has also studied Journalism at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao). She has been teaching Spanish as a foreign language since 1986. She has been Academic Coordinator at Ideal Education Group for the Enforex and Enfocamp brands. María has been responsible for the DELE exam and the CCSE test for the Instituto Cervantes. She has also been a tutor of the internship of the Masters of Spanish as a foreign language for the University of Alcalá de Henares and for the University Antonio de Nebrija. She has been a linguistic proofreader for the Susaeta publishing house. She teaches the Master’s Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Comillas Foundation (University of Cantabria). He has specialized in pronunciation in the teaching of Spanish, a subject on which he has given various courses and workshops and on which he has written several manuals. She is co-author of the collection Nuevo Prisma at levels A2, B1 and B2, in the section of pronunciation and spelling, of the publishing house Edinumen, specialized in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

BUSINESS MANAGER

Eduardo Negueruela
Eduardo Negueruela

RESPONSABLE WEB/RRSS

Arturo Pérez
Arturo Pérez

ADMINISTRATIVE

Santiago de Diego
Santiago de Diego

TEACHER

María Luisa Oñate
María Luisa Oñate

TEACHER

José Ángel Díaz
José Ángel Díaz

TEACHER

Pedro Moreno
Pedro Moreno

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