Language schools in Spain

Language schools in Spain

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Want to learn Spanish in Spain? Here is a list of the main language schools in Spain, plus Spanish online and computer language courses.

Madrid

EleMadrid provides Spanish classes for demanding adult learners. All Spanish group courses focus on General Spanish language skills in Spain and South America. They also offer specialised language training: Medical Spanish, Business language in Spanish, Spanish Teacher Training. Average groups are between five and eight students, and you can combine both individual and group lessons.

Cost: Single private lesson EUR 45 with discounts available for booking multiple classes (e.g. EUR 90 – 10 lessons). Registration fee of EUR 50.

Contact information: Serrano 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain.
(T): +34 914 324 540
(E): mail@elemadrid.com
www.elemadrid.com

The don Quijote language school has offices in some of the major cities in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville. For more than 20 years they have provided active and interactive learning programs in a multi-national environment, with students from all over the world. The school offers 25 Spanish courses at levels ranging from beginner to Spanish teacher, and immerses students in the language. Courses can be part-time to super intensive, including formal instruction and interactive activities in small groups schedule. Specialized classes vary from medical Spanish to business and can combine activities, such as cooking, scuba diving and tango dancing.

Cost: Cost depends on location and course. As an example, the 1-week course in Barcelona or Madrid costs EUR 200, while the same course in Seville costs EUR 170.

Contact information: C/ Placentinos, 2, 37008 Salamanca, Spain.
(T): +34 923 26 88 60
www.donquijote.org

International House Madrid is part of one of the largest language schools in Madrid, with 6 centres employing more than 300 teachers. Spanish courses on offer include intensive and super intensive Spanish, business and executive Spanish. Regular class sizes are up to 12 students.

Cost: A 1-week course of 20 hours plus activities costs EUR 198.

Contact information:
(T): +34 913 197 224
(E): info@ihmadrid.com
http://www.ihspanishinmadrid.com/

Barcelona

In Sol Barcelona you can learn Spanish in language immersion programs combined with an unforgettable cultural experience in Barcelona. You can take maximum advantage of your time and study Spanish with experienced trainers in one-on-one classes or small groups of c. 5 students. The school also offers teaching for family groups who can learn together.

The focus is on developing speaking skills and learning practical skills to be able to live and work in Spanish speaking countries. Mature students are particularly welcome on the courses.

Cost: As a guide, the 1-week Spanish immersion course comprising 20 hours costs EUR 200.

Contact information: Entença 320 entrl. 1r, 08029, Barcelona
(T): +34 3405 1200
(E): info@solbarcelona.com
www.solbarcelona.com

Olé Languages is a professional Spanish school, dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language in an open, personal and enjoyable atmosphere. The school offers Spanish courses for all levels at competitive prices, taught by dedicated, highly qualified native Spanish speakers. Teachers generally hold degrees in education or linguistics. Class sizes are up to 8 students and you can choose the intensity and the level of the course. Social activities are organised as part of the course.

Cost: Cost depends on course duration. A 1-week course comprising 20 lessons per week costs EUR 130.

Contact information: Avenida Mistral 14-16, local 6, Inside ‘Galerias Mistral’, 08015 Barcelona.
(T): +34 93 185 15 18
(E):   simone@olelanguages.com  or giulia@olelanguages.com
www.olelanguages.com

The don Quijote language school has offices in some of the major cities in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville. For more than 20 years they have provided active and interactive learning programs in a multi-national environment, with students from all over the world. The school offers 25 Spanish courses at levels ranging from beginner to Spanish teacher, and immerses students in the language. Courses can be part-time to super intensive, including formal instruction and interactive activities in small groups schedule. Specialized classes vary from medical Spanish to business and can combine activities, such as cooking, scuba diving and tango dancing.

Cost: Cost depends on location and course. As an example, the 1-week course in Barcelona or Madrid costs EUR 200, while the same course in Seville costs EUR 170.

Contact information: C/ Placentinos, 2, 37008 Salamanca, Spain.
(T): +34 923 26 88 60
www.donquijote.org

International House World Barcelona
IH Barcelona offers many different courses, including Intensive Group Courses, Intensive Plus courses, DELE Preparation courses, Business Spanish, Courses for the Over-50s, Individual Tuition, Executive Plus Courses, Internships, Spanish at Work, Custom Designed Courses and more. The intensive Spanish course is one of the most popular courses, taken by around 90 percent of students. Class sizes average 7 students with up to a maximum of 10 attending. Beginners as well as those who already have Spanish can enroll.

Cost: The intensive course is EUR 205 per week for 20 hours.

Contact information: International House, Trafalgar 14, Barcelona, 08010
(T): +34 93 268 4511
(E): ihbarcelona@bcn.ihes.com

Valencia

The don Quijote language school has offices in some of the major cities in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville. For more than 20 years they have provided active and interactive learning programs in a multi-national environment, with students from all over the world. The school offers 25 Spanish courses at levels ranging from beginner to Spanish teacher, and immerses students in the language. Courses can be part-time to super intensive, including formal instruction and interactive activities in small groups schedule. Specialized classes vary from medical Spanish to business and can combine activities, such as cooking, scuba diving and tango dancing.

Cost: Cost depends on location and course. As an example, the 1-week course in Barcelona or Madrid costs EUR 200, while the same course in Seville costs EUR 170.

Contact information: C/ Placentinos, 2, 37008 Salamanca, Spain.
(T): +34 923 26 88 60
www.donquijote.org

International House Valencia is part of the international network of schools and in the Valencia location emphasizes the aim of helping students to speak Spanish as quickly as possible, while enjoying the Spanish lifestyle and culture. Classes focus on practising grammar in contexts that replicate every day life.

Spanish courses include general Spanish (Intensive 20, Intensive 25 or super intensive) Spanish for business, DELE preparation and Spanish and cooking. The school combines classes with activities such as cultural visits. The majority of students are 20 to 40 years of age.

Cost: The intensive 20-lesson course costs EUR 150 per week.

Contact information: CLa Nave 22, Valencia, 46003
(T): +334 96 353 0404
(E): info@espanole.es
http://www.espanole.es/

Seville

International House Seville is part of the international network of schools and in the Seville location emphasizes the aim of helping students to speak Spanish as quickly as possible, while enjoying the Spanish lifestyle and culture. Classes focus on practising grammar in contexts that replicate every day life.

Spanish courses include a cultural immersion programme, Spanish for tourism, business and work. Class sizes range from 6 – 10.

Cost: The intensive 20-lesson course costs EUR 175 per week. Lessons are 50 minutes in length.

Contact information: International House Sevilla – CLIC, Calle Albareda, 19, Sevilla
41001
(T): +34 95 450 2131
(E): academia@clic.es
http://www.clic.es/en/

The don Quijote language school has offices in some of the major cities in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville. For more than 20 years they have provided active and interactive learning programs in a multi-national environment, with students from all over the world. The school offers 25 Spanish courses at levels ranging from beginner to Spanish teacher, and immerses students in the language. Courses can be part-time to super intensive, including formal instruction and interactive activities in small groups schedule. Specialized classes vary from medical Spanish to business and can combine activities, such as cooking, scuba diving and tango dancing.

Cost: Cost depends on location and course. As an example, the 1-week course in Barcelona or Madrid costs EUR 200, while the same course in Seville costs EUR 170.

Contact information: C/ Placentinos, 2, 37008 Salamanca, Spain.
(T): +34 923 26 88 60
www.donquijote.org

Spaninsh online and computer language courses

Computer software
Most companies seem to have the best programme out there to learn Spanish quickly and retain everything. However, since everyone learns differently, explore the teaching style used by the programme before you buy. Here are a few good language software titles.

1)    Tell Me More Spanish
2)    Fluenz Spanish
3)    Rosetta Stone Spanish
4)    Instant Immersion Spanish
5)    Spanish Learning Suite
6)    RocketLanguages
7)    Living Language Platinum
8)    Hello-Hello World
9)    Pimsleur Comprehensive
10)  Transparent Language

Remember: Some of these titles are pretty costly, ranging from EUR 32 all the way to EUR 150.

Useful websites
Almost anything you can buy can be found on the Internet for free, so don’t be afraid to look around.

The BBC actually has a very innovative product that also includes audio files, a very valuable asset when trying to learn a language.

You may also want to buy pocket phrasebooks that will help you get around in the day-to-day grind. They won’t be great at in-depth grammar usage and explanations but they will definitely have useful phrases. It would also be good to have an electronic translator to carry around just in case – Google Translator is quite a useful free app that will often give you an audio as well as written translation.



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9 Comments To This Article

  • regalado posted:

    on 5th May 2016, 19:27:17 - Reply

    I was pretty pleased to discover this great site.
  • MARCO posted:

    on 11th May 2015, 15:55:11 - Reply

    If you are interested to indivual callses of Spanish, English and French i advise you this school of languages present in all the spanish's cities. This is the link http://www.idiomas247.com/. I took classes there for 3 months and i really found it useful.
  • Lucille posted:

    on 17th January 2015, 12:25:23 - Reply

    sometimes i do not understand why people have a language immersion if they go to an academy. they can learn spanish in an academy near home... they do not need to go to Spain.

    when I studied spanish in spain I chose Lyceum Espanol having homeschooling and activities. It wass a nice experience. The site is www.lyceumespanol.com

    About places to study spanish in spain, I recommend center and southern spain, it depends whether you prefer a big city or the beach.

  • Francisco posted:

    on 19th January 2015, 15:41:07 - Reply

    We are a group of teachers from Spain and we would like to invite students who want to study in a private way - https://www.lyceumespanol.com/

  • coco posted:

    on 26th August 2014, 15:22:42 - Reply

    @edith I'm sure if Jesus is your teacher, success is guaranteed! lol
    I studied Spanish in Barcelona at Linguaschools (www.linguaschools.com). I don't see them mentioned in the Expatica list. They have Spanish schools all over the world. The immersion method worked very well for me. In 4 weeks I learned more then 4 years at my University.
  • edith posted:

    on 6th November 2013, 17:38:40 - Reply

    for basic words and constructions I use http://www.duolingo.com/ and than I have conversations with native over Skype http://learnspanish4all.wordpress.com/ that makes it all practical and at least I can use what I learned which was always a problem for me

    I have to say, that Jesus who's my teacher really make it easier for me as he expalins a lot and answers all my questions he's shares some interesting facts about culture and quisine and I like these conversations
  • student1 posted:

    on 13th May 2013, 20:54:12 - Reply

    Hi!
    If you want to learn spanish, you can also go to Salamanca, because there the accent is known to beone of the purest. There are many schools there and most can offer you accomodation, either in a shared flat or in a family. Me I am currently in the school Tia Tula, the staff there is really nice and speak to you in spanish as much as possible so as for you to practice and improve. There are also extra-curricular activities wich enables you to practice more and to learn more about the culture. It's really great, come to Salamanca !
  • elephant killer posted:

    on 13th January 2013, 00:39:17 - Reply

    What a surprise..?
  • CLL posted:

    on 9th January 2013, 14:09:30 - Reply

    EleMadrid has been closed for over a year.