Origin is an International Spanish Language School for foreign people in the center of the city of Burgos in the region of Castilla y León in Spain, near Madrid.
It is called in English “Origin” (Origen) referring to Burgos as the place where Spanish has its origins, as evidenced by the first words written in Romance in the cartularies of Valpuesta in the remote IX century.
Burgos is a cultural city with many attractions. It is even World Heritage for three reasons: its cathedral and old town, the Atapuerca site and the Way of Saint James. It was also the European City of Gastronomy in 2013 for its culinary delights.
The School was born in 2014 and we teach only classroom courses of Spanish language following the levels specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The classes are for people of any culture who have established residence here in Burgos: workers and students, tourists staying at Burgos for short periods of time (pilgrims included) and for groups of students coming from another countries. Our courses are for children, young and old people.
We also organize outdoor activities, like trips, touristic visits and cultural events.
We adapt every lesson to your requirements and time availability. We are open during the whole year.
Our aim is to provide students with appropiate Spanish language resources in real communicative situations. We also teach the other three skills: listening, reading and writing.
For this purpose, we use accredited educational materials, games and digital resources. We give priority to group dynamics instead of individual ones. Furthermore, the teachers of our school try to make the learning process a fun and practical experience using an up to dated methods.
At Origin School we use an Holistic Education Method paying particular attention to the social and emotional side of the learning process of the students.
Another important aspect of the School is that was born with a Corporate Social Responsibility. This means that our interests go over the economic sphere and perform specific actions for cultural and tourist development of the city of Burgos.