Alborz Spanish Language Institute

is the only one in Iran, second in the Middle East, that has been recognized by the Instituto Cervantes as an Accredited Center. Since it's creation in 1999 it has been specialized in teaching Spanish language and culture.

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History and description

The first steps of the Alborz Spanish Language Institute were made at the Mexican embassy in Tehran in the summer of 1999. After some time, it changed its headquarter, and some teachers decided to continue with this remarkable job. Nowadays, the institute presents its activities under the management of Mrs. García and the support of both local and native experienced teachers.

In its 20th anniversary, the Alborz Spanish Language Institute has been recognized by the Instituto Cervantes as the only Accredited Center  in Iran and the second in the Middle East.

The teaching method used in the Institute is based on the suggestions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and in accordance with the Curricular Plan of the Cervantes Institute. Its name is "Nuevo Prisma" and the main goal of this book and our own is to form experts in the Spanish language and to prepare those who are interested on taking the DELE exam.

With the due coordination with the University of Applied Sciences and Technology, the Alborz Spanish Language Institute holds regularly modular courses in Spanish language for different fields, such as commerce, basic services, and so on. The student receives as well the corresponding official certificate.

The center is located in a two-floor building and a basement. On the second floor there are three classrooms plus one lab for audiovisual activities. In the first floor. also, there are three classrooms, the director's office, the registration office and one small classroom for individual exams or private classes. In the basement we have a multi-purpose room, equipped with a kitchen, library and a courtyard.

Our working hours are from Saturday to Wednesday, from 9:30 to 20:00 and on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 16:00.

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Projection of the Spanish language

In the world, the Spanish language (Español or Castellano) is spoken by 450 or 500 million people as their first or second language. On the other side, it's the second most studied language in the world after English with around 46 million students from over 90 countries. It's the third most used language on the Internet and one of the seven languages of UN. It's also expected that the language will be spoken by 10 % of the world population by the year 2050.

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Our courses

Those who are interested to learn or improve their knowledge of Spanish find in our Alborz Spanish Langue Institute many courses that meet their needs.

Mopre tan 1.000 students participate Spanish every year in the more than 100 courses that are being hold in Alborz Spanish Language Institute. The classes take place in small groups, with graduate teachers that use the most modern technologies and teaching methods in order to offer an effective teaching.

The teachers at Alborz Spanish Language Institute are native and Iranians with a degree in Spanish Philology. They are both experienced specialists in Spanish teaching as a foreign language and young talented teachers. They participate in training courses and are familiar with the most modern teaching methods. To this end, the Alborz Spanish Language Institute holds several training programs and sends teachers to different courses in order to improve their knowledge in a continuous effort to be up-to-date.

The main goal in our classes is the communication; therefore, we integrate both speaking and writing production and comprehension. From the beginning of the course, we empower the students to use actively the language and interact with the rest of their classmates. In class the communication language, since the beginning, is Spanish in order to allow the students an instantaneous and constant contact with it. From a Hispanic vision, the different varieties of the language are taken into account and integrated.

Historical film series of Latin America

From Sunday, January 27th, a series of films will be screened in order to introduce the history of Latin America to the students, from the Conquest by the Spanish Empire to the contemporary era. At the beginning of each session, the students will receive an overview of the film and the required vocabulary, and at…

Presentation of the book Literary Anthology of Rubén Darío

Next Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 Mr. Mario Antonio Barquero, ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua in Iran, will be presenting the book “Literary anthology” of Rubén Darío, a great poet of Nicaragua. The event will take place at 17:30 at the Alborz Spanish Language Institute.

December’s cultural activities

Feelings and emotions management in a Spanish language class

On Sunday, November 18th, 2018, a workshop was held with the collaboration of Dr. Carlos Ledesma Lara, member of the Spanish Psychologists Association, for all the teachers of Alborz Spanish Language Institute, from 17:30 until 20:00. …..

The legacy of Al-Andalus in Spain today

On Saturday, November the 10th, 2018, a workshop was hold at Alborz Spanish Language Institute for all the teachers and C1 and C2 level students from 17:00 until 19:00. Summary of the workshop’s topic The Arab civilization ruled in the Iberian Peninsula for about eight centuries (from 711 to 1492). This era entails one of…

208 Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico

On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, the embassy of the United States of Mexico in Tehran, on the occasion of the 208th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico, hold a ceremony in which teachers and students of the Alborz Spanish Language Institute participated.

Historical film series of Spain

From June 24th and till July 22nd, a film was screened in order to introduce the history of Spain to the students, from the Roman period to the contemporary era. At the beginning of each session, the students received an overview of the film and the required vocabulary, and at the end a debate among…

The role of culture and history in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE)

Generally, the cultural and historical aspects are marginalized in the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language, as a result of the poor preparation of the teachers. Knowing the social, cultural and historical characteristics of the Hispanic World represents a real challenge taking into account that it’s the second most spoken language in the world…

Conference on Andalusia: traditions and customs

On May 23rd 2018, a talk with the topic Andalusia: traditions and customs was hold at our institute by Mr. José Manuel Ramírez Arrazola, responsible for consular affairs at the Spanish Embassy in Tehran. A significant amount of student from Alborz and also from other universities of Tehran took part at the talk.

Cultural week of Cuba in Iran

University of Tehran. From March 4 to 6, 2018 at the Faculty of World Studies of the University of Tehran took place the cultural week of Cuba in Iran to which our teachers and students were invited.

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