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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 university, focused on teaching Spanish as a foreign language to international students. Numerous activities are organized, which include teaching Spanish language and culture, Spanish for specific purposes, teachers training, special programs for companies, Spanish for immigrants, and so on. The center employs the latest technologies in the classrooms, which is also backed up by experienced staff and innovative teaching methods. Finally, the certificates issued are endorsed by the University of Alcalá with college credits ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

All Programs Available:
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Language Courses
    • Language Courses and Cultural Immersion Programs
    • Spanish Language and Literature (in Universities)
    • Spanish Language and Culture
    • Spanish Courses
    • Spanish for specific purposes
    • business
    • tourism
    • health or law
Language of instruction


Type of school

Affiliated School


+34 91 881 23 78


Escritorios, 4, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 28801

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