Spanish Immersion Courses and Spanish Language Schools in Spain

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2Day Languages

Valencia, Spain
2Day Languages ​​is a school whose main goal is for our students to learn Spanish in the best way possible. The teachers, all qualified and experienced, follow a curriculum based on the Cervantes Institute, having at its disposal the best tools like digital boards to make lessons more enjoyable and productive.

ABCHumboldt

Barcelona, Spain
ABCHumboldt is a language center, formed with the aim to become the ‘Gold Standard’ of language training. They have been following this mission by trying to deliver the best possible resources for learning and training. ABCHumboldt offers language training in some of the best independent language schools, and students attending classes there come from over 40 countries. Participants are mostly impressed by the flexible options available, the staff’s level of professionalism and the personal approach towards each and every individual. Courses available include General Spanish,... See full description.

Abril Escuela de Español

Alcala de Henares, Spain
Abril Escuela de Español is a Spanish language school, which guarantees an enriching language experience. It focuses on the provision of small classes and great personal attention. The school is based in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).

Academia Akralingua

San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
Academia Akralingua was founded in 1991, as an International Language Center in Alicante, Spain. The school is located near the University Campus of Alicante, and offers Spanish language courses at various levels – from beginners to advanced. The school has also made available Business Spanish Courses, one to one courses and special language courses. Akralingua Spanish Language School is accredited by ACEICOVA (Association of language Centres in the Valencian Community). As a final point it is worth saying that the school teaches English, German and French to Spanish, which gives... See full description.

Academia Atlántika

Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Academia Atlántika is a dedicated Spanish teaching institution, which operates schools in various locations. Two of them are situated on the Atlantic coast - one in O Grove (Galicia) and the other in Conil de la Frontera (Cadiz). The other Spanish schools operated by Academia Atlantika are based in the cities of Seville (Andalusia),Quito (Ecuador), Playa del Carmen (Mexico) and San José de Heredia (Costa Rica). The organization has accumulated almost 20 years of experience in teaching Spanish to foreign students and it takes special pride in the fact that it can customize its options to... See full description.

Academia Berceo

Salamanca, Spain
The Academia Berceo is a specialized Spanish school based in Salamanca. Established in 1994, the school aimed to deliver language education through the application of modern techniques and methodology. Another important point is that Berceo is the only school in Salamanca, who has special facilities for people with physical impairments. Operating all year round, the school offers a variety of Spanish courses, including DELE, Spanish standard course, intensive Spanish, Spanish grammar, Spanish for business, Spanish for tourism, one to one, Spanish literature, and Spanish for teenagers.... See full description.

Academia Castila

Granada, Spain
Castila is a Spanish language school, created in 1988. It was formed by a group of Spanish teachers, who felt a real passion and enthusiasm for their language and culture. Castila is situated in the Albaicin area, which is the famous Arabic quarter in the centre of Granada. What distinguishes the school is the maximum class size of 6 students, which guarantees an excellent atmosphere and relationship between students and teachers. Furthermore, weekly extracurricular are organized with teachers, learning material is included in the course’s fees, and students have full access to all of... See full description.

Academia CILE

Malaga, Spain
Academia CILE is located next to the cathedral gardens (in the centre of the lively social life of Malaga), at only a 10 minutes' walking distance from the beach, in a stunning 19th century building with bright and ample classrooms full of light and life. We provide quality affordable Spanish classes to international students in a supportive atmosphere where students come first, and make international students feel more at home, far from home. Our school offers:. > A range of Intensive Spanish Courses with flexible start dates and timetables. > Excellent teachers > Perfect... See full description.

Academia Contacto

Madrid, Spain
Academia Contacto is a language organization in Spain, offering Spanish tuition. Highly focused on quality, the school strives to offer a full immersion for students wishing to learn about Spanish language and culture. Academia Contacto’s small, friendly schools are located in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, Granada and Alicante. Classes are led by highly experienced, enthusiastic teachers, who are genuinely dedicated to helping students acquire the language.

Academia de Español Páramo

Valladolid, Spain
Páramo, Academia de Español is a Spanish language school, operating in the city of Valladolid. It has been receiving students since 1988, concentrating on those above the age of 14, who wish to gain knowledge or improve their skills in the Spanish language and culture. All students take a short test on their first day to be placed in the right group: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced, or proficiency. Classes comprise no more than 6 people, which ensures a fast and efficient progress in all four language skills that the program strives to develop – listening, speaking,... See full description.

Academia de idiomas Sat&Set

Madrid, Spain
SAT & SET offers an extensive range of services in the area of languages, with the aim to teach, inspire and advise our clients to contribute to its continued development and professional success.

Academia de Idiomas y de Formación Personal (AIFP)

Malaga, Spain
Academia AIFP is a small to medium-sized Spanish language school, located in the historic centre of Málaga. It has experience in teaching European languages to Spanish people (mainly English and German) since 1996, while from 2001 they have also started instructing Spanish to foreign students. A main advantage they stress on is that in their school foreign students have the chance of meeting many locals, with whom they can practice the skills they have acquired. The courses offered also include extra cultural classes, organized together with Spanish students; learning materials;... See full description.

Academia de idiomas Ya Hablas

Alicante, Spain
In YA HABLAS you can choose among a range of 21 languages: Spanish, English, Catalan, Valencian, Dutch, German, Swedish, Romanian, French, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Russian, Slovenian, Greek, Turkish, Indonesian, Italian, Polish. Special offer: Come with a friend and pay only 125 euros for a course!.

Academia de inglés Learn English Fácil

Málaga
English Academy located in the centre of Málaga. We are teaching our students English as a second language. We providing classes to the following levels: A1, A2 (elemental), b1 (PET), b2 (FCE), C1, C2. Our teaching principles are simple: Experiences Native Certified English Teachers (TEFL or CELTA), strong class management, solid planning and we only speak English in class.

Academia EUREKA

Madrid, Spain
Located in the historic center of Madrid -the capital of Spain, EUREKA has been offering Spanish classes since 1988. We have developed a special methodology which, combined with our highly qualified faculty, ensures our students the best results. Classes are taught in small groups (8 students maximum), creating a friendly atmosphere and making it possible for the students to directly interact with their teacher. We offer Spanish courses all year round: general courses, intensive courses, preparation for D.E.L.E. exam, and ONE TO ONE courses. Classes can be complemented with an extensive... See full description.

Academia Hispánica

Cordoba, Spain
Academia Hispanica is a specialized language center based in Cordoba, Spain. It provides different General Spanish and Intensive Spanish options to groups and individuals, who are interested in acquiring the Spanish language fast. Special options like Language and Culture, Olé Course Spanish and Flamenco, and a Buen Apetito Course are available, too. Academia Hispanica organises a full program of social and cultural activities as well. These include guided tours of museums and monuments in the city; Sevillanas dancing or traditional cookery classes; fiestas and competitions in the... See full description.

Academia Instituto Picasso

Malaga, Spain
Academia Instituto Picasso is one of the oldest Spanish language schools in Malaga, Spain. It was established in 1982, since when more than 25,000 Spanish learners from all over the world have successfully completed one of the school’s courses. The institute is placed in a historic 19th Century building, forming part of the ancient town centre. It is also located a walking distance within the beaches, monuments, cinemas, theatre, and shopping center. The courses offered are in Spanish, English, German, and French, all being taught by teachers with university degrees, who strive to offer... See full description.

Academia Iria Flavia

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Academia Iria Flavia is a Spanish Language school, established in 1994 in Santiago de Compostela. It is situated in the heart of the city, only a 2-minute walk from the historic district and very close to all the major monuments. The average group size is 5 students with a maximum of 8. At Academia Iria Flavia, great importance is given to the students’ relationship with their teachers – this is why, when being selected, teachers are evaluated on their personal qualities (like friendliness etc.) as well as professionalism. The activities organized in the classroom are concentrated on... See full description.

Academia K2 Internacional

Cadiz, Spain
Escuela de Espanol, K2 Internacional is a Spanish Language School based in the old famous town of Cadiz, Spain. The school specialized in Spanish study programmes and study trips for groups and it's accredited by Instituto Cervantes. Classes are held in small groups, limiting the number of students to 8-10 per class (maximum). This they believe is a measure to ensure students get more attention and hence become more successful. Located in the city of Cadiz, the school gives the opportunity to enjoy local amenities such as closeness to the park, beach and bus station. Extracurricular... See full description.

Academia Lenguaviva

Seville, Spain
Lenguaviva is a Spanish language school, located in ‘sun-soaked’ Sevilla, as they describe it. The prime aim of the school is to make learning Spanish abroad a fun experience. Lenguaviva offers a wide range of courses for all levels, ranging from one week to one year. Custom-made courses for individuals and small groups are available, too; these are structured according to the students’ prior knowledge, requirements, and interests. The teaching team is a well-experienced one, applying the most up-to-date pedagogical materials and methods in the comprehensive program that they teach.... See full description.

Academia Malaga Easyned

Malaga, Spain
Academia Malaga is a Spanish teaching institution based in Malaga, Spain. The language center offers a variety of programs (Intensive Spanish, General Spanish, DELE Prepatation) and five levels of choice. Students do not exceed 7 students per class, which allows for quick improvement and a student-tailored approach. A lot of the school’s program options include one-to-one private tuition and many other features which assure the success of the students enrolled. Finally, the school makes sure to organize a range of entertaining extra-curricular activities like water sports, excursions,... See full description.

Academia Málaga Plus

Malaga, Spain
Academia Malaga Plus is a well-known Spanish school in Malaga, Spain, recognized by the Cervantes Institute of Spanish Language. It offers group courses, long term Spanish courses, (which also include holiday courses), as well as super intensive, private courses, and special language courses (DELE, Tourism Spanish, Business Spanish). Numerous cultural and fun activities like salsa, bachata are organized, too.

Academia Paraninfo

Madrid, Spain
Paraninfo Academy was established in 1973 in the university district of Argüelles and it enjoys national and global prestige for its reputation, entrepreneurial spirit, and teaching quality. This prestige results from many successful years of teaching and the experience gained making it a very important reference in the teaching and spreading of Spanish. The school’s success in teaching Spanish has been recognized by the Cervantes Institute making it an officially accredited center for the propagation of both Spanish culture and language. This recognition serves as an assurance of... See full description.

Academia Pradoventura

Prado del Rey, Spain
Academia Pradoventura is a specialized Spanish language school in the South of Spain, Andalusia. Situated in Prado del Rey (a small town with a rich cultural and social life), the school is aimed at students and people of all ages and professions, who wish to learn the Spanish language and get fully immersed in the Spanish culture and way of life. Pradoventura offers a variety of course options at all levels, including a DELE preparation course and a Kid’s course. A number of cultural activities and city tours are organized by the school, too, making sure that students will have a... See full description.

Academia Universitaria

Salamanca, Spain
The University Academy is an institution, situated in Salamanca, Spain - a city of 180.000, located two hours from Madrid and 45 minutes from Portugal and Valladolid. It has been providing educational services to Spanish and international students since 1992. It offers courses in culture, literature, gastronomy and many others. It also offers courses at university level, with accredited diplomas in computers, physics, chemistry, history, archeology, technical design, geography etc. There are two main types of programs made available – especially designed ones for foreign students, and... See full description.

Academic Language Institute (ALI)

Alicante, Spain
The Academic Language Institute (ALI) is a private organization, specialized in the creation and provision of quality educational and professional internship opportunities. These are targeted at individuals and groups, who are looking for Spanish language programs in Spain. The wide variety of courses (including custom-designed ones), are offered at the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain, and at Miguel Hernandez University (Elche, Spain). Students can take advantage of the semester or year-long programs and choose whether to specialize in language development only, or combine... See full description.

AENFIS Language School

Fuengirola, Spain
Welcome to AENFIS! AENFIS is a new School of Languages located in the beautiful seaside village of Fuengirola in the Costa del Sol. As one of the most multicultural municipalities of Andalucía, Fuengirola is an ideal place to learn languages while enjoying the sun and sand. Our courses are designed to be practical and dynamic, focusing on communicative ability.

AIL Madrid Spanish Language School

Madrid
AIL Madrid Spanish Language School is conveniently located in the heart of Madrid, in the Salamanca district, known for being the most exclusive and wealthy area in the capital. In the immediate vicinity of the school you will find the famous Retiro Park, the fashionable Calle Goya, and the glamorous side-streets of Serrano and Velázquez. Furthermore, next to the school, there are numerous cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. The school offers a wide range of Spanish courses available for all ability levels. Its unrivalled quality is backed up by the recognition of the... See full description.

AIP

Valencia
AIP Language Institute is located in Valencia and it is a Spanish language school that gives students the opportunity to study Spanish culture and language while discovering the charm of the city. The school offers Spanish language courses to students at all levels. The courses have tailor-made teaching materials which meet everyone’s personal requirements. These courses are meant to enable students develop their language skills in Spanish with regards to writing, reading, speaking, and listening. AIP also organizes a lot of entertainment and cultural activities, for instance, food... See full description.

Alba Languages

Madrid, Spain
Alba Languages is a specialized organization, dedicated to providing opportunities for Spanish language learning. Alba was founded in 1965, since when it has been organizing courses in Spanish language and culture in 14 cities all over Spain. The company takes special pride in the experience they have gained over the years as well as the well-qualified teachers, who ensure an excellent service and personal attention to students. Except for being highly enthusiastic and motivated, instructors at Alba have genuine interest in the progress of their students.

Alcalingua · Cursos de español para extranjeros, Universidad de Alcalá

Alcala de Henares, Spain
The University of Alcalá prides itself with the fact that it is one of the oldest universities in Europe – it was established by Cardinal Cisneros in 1499. The school is located 30 km, away from Madrid, educating 26,000 students enrolled on a wide range of degrees – 42 official degrees, 35 doctoral programs, and 40 master’s degrees are available in the areas of humanities, computer science, environmental sciences, law, and medicine. Furthermore, the institution was recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1998. As far as Alcalingua is concerned, it is a center within the... See full description.

Alce. Aula de Lengua y Cultura Española

Madrid, Spain
Alce is an organization, specializing in the provision of courses in Spanish and other modern languages. It has been operating since 1983, and offers intensive Spanish courses, which include a maximum of eight students per class, and are available at all levels. They can also be taught at the student’s office or home as well as the school itself. Other courses available are regular Spanish courses, DELE preparatory classes, History, Literature, and Art History Courses, Spanish for Tourism and Hotel Management, company classes, private classes, as well as special courses for young people. See full description.

Alea

Oviedo, Spain
Alea is a Spanish language school, specifically structured to serve foreign students. It was established in 2000, and is situated in Oviedo, the capital of the Spanish province of Asturias. The school applies a number of teaching methods in their language curriculum, but it has put special emphasis on the Spanish language’s practical, everyday usage. They concentrate on laying a sound foundation of the language, while also introducing Spain’s culture, art, traditions, and heritage. Alea is also especially proud with the unique learning environment it can offer to students – the... See full description.

Alhambra Instituto

Malaga, Spain
Alhambra Instituto Internacional is dedicated to teaching the Spanish language to various groups of students. Except for receiving international students, who wish to learn the Spanish language and culture, the school has instructed employees of companies like Audi, Konred-Adenauer-Foundation, AEG, Bayer, Deutsch Bank, Hoechst, Lufthansa, SAS, Siemens, Swissair and Volkswagen. The school director takes great care of the quality of the teaching staff as well as the host families where they accommodate students. Alhambra Instituto provides instruction in general Spanish, as well as... See full description.

Atlas School

Granada, Spain
Atlas Language School is one of the leading language schools in Ireland and it offers a number of language courses, for instance, English and Spanish among others. The school provides students with services of the highest level from the language courses, to accommodation, student support and welfare, and social and cultural activities. Atlas has state-of-the-art facilities, attentive and experienced lecturers, and a wide range of courses making the school the first option for students’ in search of quality learning and cultural experience in the city of Dublin. The learning programs are... See full description.

Aula Hispánica

Jaca, Spain
Aula Hispánica is a language school, offering a unique study environment with its location in Jaca, a city in the central Pyrenees in the north of Spain. Aula Hispánica has been dedicated to instructing Spanish to foreigners since its founding in 2003, and receives students from all over the word all year round. Most of the students are European adults, who wish to take advantage of Aula Hispánica’s modern facilities and welcoming atmosphere. Courses offered there include general and intensive ones, as well as individual options, and cover all levels. All teachers are highly... See full description.

Aula Toledo - Spanish Language School

Toledo, Spain
Aula Toledo is a Spanish language school based in central Spain in the city of Toledo. The school claims to be the only one, specializing in premium intensive Spanish courses. The programs offered by the school ensure a full immersion into the language; they are conducted, using specifically designed teaching methods and materials and this helps students drastically improve their Spanish in the shortest possible time. The courses are very practical, specializing in different aspects of the language, such as business Spanish, Spanish for tourism or a special course aimed at improving your... See full description.

Babylon Idiomas

Barcelona, Spain
Babylon Idiomas is a center, offering professional Spanish language training for adult learners. Its schools are located in Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Sevilla, Valencia, Buenos Aires, and Costa Rica. All language centers share the same curriculum, which is based on a Spanish teaching methodology that is natural, practical, and fast. Class sizes do not exceed 10 students, whilst there is a guarantee for the opportunity to join a class no matter of your level. Course options include Intensive, Super-Intensive, Immersion, Express, Dele preparation, individual or evening classes, as well as... See full description.

Barcelona Lingua

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona-Lingua is a small Spanish-teaching school, situated in the heart of Barcelona. It takes pride in its strategic location, being only a five-minute walk from the Plaza de Cataluña and the Barrio Gótico- the famous gothic quarter. The school has made available a range of Spanish classes, which are led by young enthusiastic teachers in a welcoming and personal environment. The team has been committed to teaching Spanish to foreigners for fifteen years, and the success of the school lies in the fact that they truly enjoy sharing their knowledge of Spanish as well as Spanish... See full description.

Be Free School Granada

Granada
Be Free School is a center of language with a new philosophy and methodology in teaching and learning of languages, where, besides improving communicative competence in any of the languages we teach,prepare our students for official examinations. In addition, we are a reference center specialized in tutoring of university courses. We believe that the best way to achieve good communicative competence in any language is to be based on teaching communication between teacher and students. We also strongly believe that good learning is actively involving students in the process, so our... See full description.

Berlitz Idiomas

Madrid, Spain
Berlitz is a global leadership training and education company, founded in 1878 by Maximilian D. Berlitz. It is currently headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey and Tokyo, Japan. Berlitz offers various programs for individuals, businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in more than 50 languages. These programs include customized solutions for communication skills development, global leadership training, as well as solutions for cultural competency. Besides, these programs are available through various platforms: language instruction; language assessment and testing services;... See full description.

BEST Programs

Madrid, Spain
BEST Programs is a leading organization, established in 1990; it makes available various opportunities for working and studying abroad. BEST offers various internships in Spain, Belgium, and Italy, paid work experience opportunities, theme weeks (such as Spanish Language and Yoga, Spanish Language and Cooking, etc), au-pair work study programs, as well as translation services. The vision of the organization is that all programs offered should enable the participant to bring out and develop their full potential, by taking out the stress that often exists in the classroom.

Bonanova, Escuela Internacional de Idiomas

Fuengirola, Spain
Bonanova is a language school, created in 1991, offering courses in Spanish, English and Danish. It is located in the heart of Fuengirola in a cosy and quiet typical Andalusian side street, which is a walking distance away from the beach (only 3min. walk), sport activities, shops, restaurants, parks, transport, etc. The courses offered are Beginners, Intermediate, and Superior. All levels include the following aspects of the language: Pronunciation, conversation, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, as well as different aspects of Spanish and Hispano-American life and culture. All... See full description.

Business Language Centre

Gijón, Spain
Business Language Center is a language center established in 1992 in Gijón, Spain. It teaches adults and professional exclusively, following the aim to satisfy their needs and requirements in the shortest possible time. The Business Language Center provides professional instruction in Spanish, English and German, following various programs such as Spanish, Spanish for Work, Intensive Business Week, etc. The facilities of the school are modern, all teaching materials are up to date, whilst the environment is highly motivating.

c2 barcelona - Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
c2 barcelona specializes in the provision and creation of Spanish language and culture courses in Barcelona, Spain. The school is located in the center of the city, and offers language courses at all levels – from beginners, through intermediate to advanced and superior. Students are able to choose from four up to thirty lessons per week, whilst also enjoying multiple cultural activities and trips.

Cálamo&Cran - Centro de Aplicaciones Profesionales del Lenguage y la Edición

Madrid, Spain
Cálamo&Cran - Centro de Aplicaciones Profesionales del Lenguage y la Edición is an institution dedicated to training related to publishing and linguistic services through courses for professionals of the language, graphic design, text correction and others.

Camino Barcelona - Spanish Language School

Barcelona, Spain
Camino Barcelona is a Spanish language school, based in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. It offers quality Spanish language tuition, conducted by well-qualified and experienced teachers. The options available at the school include intensive and super-intensive courses, exam preparation opportunities, a Christmas course, a part-time evening course, Business Spanish, Spanish & Salsa, Spanish & Flamenco, A-level Revision Course, as well as a club 50+ course. The school building itself is located just ten minutes' walk from Plaza Cataluña, in the center of Barcelona. It is very well-equipped... See full description.

Canarias Cultural

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The Canarias Cultural is an International Spanish School, committed to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. Except for the high standards they have set for their courses, the school is especially proud to present the wonderful atmosphere in the city of Santa Cruz, Tenerife. All teachers are philologists, who have specialized in teaching Spanish as a second language, but at the same time continue to constantly develop, improve, and update their teaching methods. Part of the philosophy The Canarias Cultural follows is that it strives to enable students understand Spanish and Latin... See full description.

Caramba!

Jerez de la frontera, Spain
Caramba! Is a Spanish language school based in Spain. The Spanish learning options it offers include Intensive Spanish, Super Intensive Spanish, Spanish Plus, One-to-one tuition, Spanish +, Spanish and Golf, Christmas courses, exam preparation opportunities, Spanish & Sherry, Spanish & Horses , Spanish & Marketing , Spanish & Tourism , Spanish & Volunteering , as well as Spanish for school groups. All levels and options offered incorporate a learning and understanding of Spanish culture, history and literature. The school can also take care of the participants’ accommodation, and... See full description.

Carpe Diem - Madrid

Madrid, Spain
Carpe Diem is an academy, offering Spanish language courses in the center of Madrid. Its aim is to provide well-structured courses, satisfying the students’ needs and requirements. Options include an intensive course, a semi-intensive course, one to one course, two days per week, and a DELE preparation course. The school assists in finding accommodation on request.
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Language Immersion Courses in Spain by City:

Alcala de HenaresAlicanteAlmeríaAmpostaAvilaBarcelonaBenalmadenaBetanzosBilbaoBurgosCáceresCadizCalpeCandeledaCartagenaCastellónCastellón de la PlanaCatarrojaChiclana de la FronteraChipionaColmenarejoComillasConil de la FronteraCordobaDeniaDos HermanasEl Puerto de Santa MariaFuengirolaGijónGironaGranadaHuelvaIbizaJacaJerez de la fronteraLa CoruñaLa HerraduraLas Palmas de Gran CanariaLiérganesL’ElianaMadridMalagaMarbellaMataróMurciaNerjaOlivaOviedoPallejàPalma de MallorcaPamplonaPrado del ReyPremiá de MarSalamancaSan Pedro del PinatarSan SebastianSan Vicente del RaspeigSanta Cruz de TenerifeSantanderSantiago de CompostelaSanturceSevilleSitgesTarifaTenerifeToledoTordesillasTorremolinosUteboValenciaValladolidVejer de la FronteraVigoZaragoza

About Spanish Immersion Courses and Spanish Language Schools in Spain

Finding language schools and immersion courses in Spain is extremely easy. Such courses are ubiquitous around the country, so prospective students can find ways to study the Spanish language in any one of a huge variety of settings. Like in any other country, language schools will generally be clustered in the main cities, but there are a few to be found in small towns and villages as well.

Because of the vast number of language immersion courses in Spain, it’s necessary to think about what your ideal program would be like. Before seeking out a specific program, consider two important questions: where in the country would you like to be? And how long can you afford to stay? The first question can be very tough. Spain has a tremendous diversity of cities and rural areas including the bustling capital city of Madrid; the unique cultural and political hotspot of Barcelona; the vacation island of Mallorca; and countless other towns, cities, and rural areas. Natural environments in Spain range from the sunny Mediterranean coast to the windy slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains.

The question of the duration of your stay will also make a significant difference. Obviously, the longer you can stay in the country, the better your language skills will become. If you are at an intermediate to advanced level, consider finding a part-time job or volunteer program that will reduce your living expenses so that you can stay in the country as long as possible. Language experts generally agree that the best (maybe the only) way to make the jump from advanced to fluent is to spend a significant amount of time in a country where the target language is spoken.

Many of the major cities will also have Spanish-as-a-second-language courses for working adults. If you’ve come to Spain as an adult or even for retirement, there are likely to be courses specifically designed for people in your situation. Look for listings in your city. If you are in one of the rural areas of Spain, it might be more difficult to find organized programs, but you can still probably find an English-speaking local who would be happy to tutor you one-on-one. Such “language-exchange” arrangements are becoming increasingly common as global demand for English increases.

If you’re a high school or college student learning the Spanish language or an adult looking for an adventure, there are few destinations in the world more appealing than Spain. Not only is this an ideal place to learn one of the world’s fastest-growing languages; it is also home to a warm climate and a friendly culture. It is little wonder, then, that Spain is one of the world’s most popular destinations for language immersion and study abroad.

There are all sorts of ways to learn Spanish while in Spain. Just the experience of being in the country, interacting with others and going about the business of everyday life will most likely improve your Spanish language skills considerably. Still, it’s often wise to enroll in language classes at a Spanish Language School in order to ensure that your learning is as fast, efficient, and accurate as possible.

Many of the people who come to learn Spanish in Spain are college and high school students, and these groups typically find that study abroad programs or university classes are the most suitable learning venues. However, for those who do not fall into this category–such as working adults, recent graduates, and young people not affiliated with a college or university–it can be somewhat harder to find classes. Fortunately, there are numerous dedicated Spanish language schools in Spain that focus exclusively on teaching Spanish as a 2nd language. These Spanish Language Schools are typically less expensive than university classes, and allow students to skip the hassle of complex application processes. In addition, their course schedules and academic calendars are geared toward the needs of nontraditional students and full-time employees.

As in any country, Spanish language schools in Spain have various teaching styles, goals, and target demographics. Some offer vacation-study packages which combine courses with excursions and outings in various Spanish cities. These Spanish language programs, which can be as short as a couple of weeks, are a great way to incorporate both fun and learning into a single trip.

Other Spanish language schools hold evening and weekend classes who geared toward working people who expect to be in the country for a more extended stay. Foreign business people and their families, for example, can take advantage of such courses as a way to improve their fluency without interrupting their work schedules. These programs are also a great way to get in touch with the expatriate community in a given area, which can help you feel connected to home no matter how long your stay is.

Naturally, Spanish language schools are more common in places where the density of foreign residents is greater–namely large cities, particularly Madrid, Granada, and Salamanca. However, at least one Spanish language Academy can be found in almost any city in the country, as well as small towns. Non-Spanish-speaking areas in Spain also have courses in Spanish as a 2nd language, although they are typically not geared toward foreigners. Rather, such Spanish language schools are designed to provide advanced language skills to Spanish citizens whose 1st language is Basque, Catalan, or another minority language. If you’re an English speaker living in one of these areas (particularly in northern Spain), make sure that your Spanish language school in Spain is designed for foreigners and not Spanish linguistic minorities.

Due to its enormous popularity as a study abroad destination, Spain is home to countless language and cultural immersion programs. The majority are concentrated in major cities such as Madrid and Seville, although there are opportunities in smaller towns and rural areas as well. Spanish language and culture programs in Spain vary in terms of their size, duration, and target audience–many, but by no means all, are geared toward college students.

When choosing a language and culture program in Spain, there are 3 important questions to take into consideration: location, setting, and duration. Because these programs are so numerous, the 1st question to ask is where in Spain you would like to be located. Perhaps the thriving urban landscapes of Madrid are your ideal place to live; or perhaps it is a small town along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. Whatever your dream, it is worthwhile to consider what specific parts of Spain will be most pleasant and conducive to your learning. This will help you narrow down the list of options.

Don’t forget to consider the non-Spanish-speaking regions of Spain as well. Places like Barcelona and the Basque Country are beautiful places to live and study, and Spanish-language programs can be found here as well. Although the experience will be somewhat less immersive than it would be in, say, Madrid, these programs are often excellent nonetheless.

Once you have settled on a location, the next question to ask is what sort of setting you would like your learning to be in. Many language and cultural immersion programs are attached to major universities–this is generally the best option for full-time students, since it is often possible to attain transfer credits from your studies in Spain. For working adults and other nontraditional students, university programs are often unsuitable because they hold classes at inconvenient times. If your plan is to learn Spanish while working or volunteering in the country, it’s best to find a language program that is specifically designed for people in your situation.

Finally, consider the duration of your stay. Most programs have a specific calendar, often on a seasonal or semester basis, that includes predefined start and end dates. Finding the right program will involve looking at calendars to decide which program is most compatible with your needs. In general, it’s best to extend your stay for as long as possible–language experts agree that the longer you spend in an immersion experience, the more you get out of it. If you can afford to stay in the country for at least several months to a year, you will find that you were linguistic and cultural learning are maximized.

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