# Frequent questions
Books and materials
We like our courses to be perfectly structured to meet the standards of both the Council of Europe and the Instituto Cervantes. For that reason, instead of using photocopied materials, we prefer to rely on well known and professional textbooks carefully selected by our academic team which serve as a guide and help students have contents properly organised.
The books we normally use are Aula plus by Difusión (A1-B2), although depending on the level and the characteristics of each group we may also use other books such as Prisma (Edinumen), C de C1 (Difusión), Vitamina C1 (SGEL) or Preparación al DELE (Edelsa).
Books, as well as any complementary photocopies teachers may provide, are absolutely free if you borrow them from the school. We just need a €20 deposit (in case something happens to it) which will be refunded in cash at the end of your course when you return the book. If, for whatever reason, you forget to do so, you will have 15 days to bring it back and get your €20, no problem.
Obviously, this means that you cannot write on books and that you must take good care of them. For that reason, if you prefer to buy them (brand new copies, not used), you can do it here at the school (€25 each, around 5-8 weeks are covered per book) or simply bring them along if you already have them, know someone you can borrow them from or find them cheaper elsewhere.
You will just need to bring something to take notes: pen and notebook, some paper, tablet or similar… It is not necessary to have a dictionary, but you can obviously bring it along too if you think it could come in handy.