Madrid is a fascinating capital city in which to learn Spanish. The city is full of life and energy and its people are known for their open nature and friendliness. If you choose to study Spanish at one of our two schools in Madrid you will get to know this city´s unique balance of rich history and culture on the one hand and its entirely modern, cosmopolitan and business-like feel on the other.
Madrid offers so many things, whether you are interested in leisure, culture, fine-dining, nightlife, shopping, or all of these! “Arco” is Europe´s largest modern art fair and an event that turns Madrid into the centre of the international art world during 5 days each year. Madrid is also the political centre of Spain, a business centre, the residence of the Spanish monarch, seat of government and Spanish Parliament and hence the atmosphere is always vibrant and dynamic at any time of the year.
Our school in Madrid (Plaza de Espana)
Our school in Madrid is very centrally located within just a few minutes’ walk of Plaza de Espanya and the University, in the attractive downtown neighbourhood of “Argüelles”. The area boasts a huge choice of bars, restaurants and shops and is therefore very popular with locals, visitors, students and tourists, for dining out and going out.
The school is extremely well connected to the rest of the city with two metro stops, Argüelles and San Bernardo, close by. There are also several bus lines passing on adjacent streets, which can take you to any other part of the city.
Our school is situated on two floors of a renovated building and has an extensive outdoor patio. There are 40 well-equipped classrooms with audiovisual learning materials and plenty of natural light. There is also a library with Spanish language DVDs and a computer room with free internet access. You can catch up with your friends and purchase refreshments in your breaks between lessons in the school´s large common room. There is WiFi free of charge, as well as air conditioning and heating throughout the whole school building, ensuring that your learning environment remains comfortable at any time of the year!
Courses in Madrid (Plaza de Espana)
Our Madrid (Plaza de Espanya) school offers a wide range of Spanish courses, to suit all preferences and interests! You can choose a group course of 10, 20 or 30 lessons each week, depending on the amount of time you wish to spend in class. There is a maximum of just 10 students in each class, ensuring small groups.
If you wish to add linguistic and cultural workshops to an Intensive Spanish course, then you can choose a course of 20 Spanish lessons plus 5 workshops and 5 conversation classes each week. On this extremely popular course you will cover additional topics, such as: creative writing, Spanish in the media, gastronomy, Spanish and Latin America culture, pronunciation and many others. Games and interactive speaking exercises are also incorporated into the lessons by the school´s highly experienced teachers, encouraging you to practise and to learn at a fast pace.
Any of the above Intensive courses at our school in Madrid are a fantastic choice if you are looking to improve your overall level of Spanish.
Alternatively, if you wish to tailor your course to meet specific requirements, you can of course choose to take Private Spanish lessons, or to combine group and private tuition. These options are also available at all levels of Spanish and for as many weeks as you wish. If you wish to study with a friend who has the same language level as you do, then our school in Madrid offers Duo Spanish courses as well, where 2 students study in the same class with 1 teacher.
Our school also offers a DELE Exam Preparation course for a period of 2 or 4 weeks, designed to prepare you to pass any of the 6 levels of the DELE Examination and a Business Spanish course sponsored by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce! Please contact us for further information and start dates!
For students with an intermediate level of Spanish, our school offers a 12-week Spanish & Work Experience course, where you will attend 4 weeks of 20 general Spanish lessons per week, followed by an unpaid work placement position in a local company or business. On the basis of your preferences, our school provides the assessment, orientation, training, placement and support for all students attending this programme. There are also sometimes paid work experience placements in the hostelaria industry available, for students who are studying tourism.
If you are interested in learning to dance, then you can opt for the special Spanish and Flamenco course! This course includes 4 Spanish classes plus 2 dance lessons each day.
Whatever your preferences, we believe there will be a Spanish course that is perfect for you!
The school offers accommodation with Spanish host families, in self-catered shared apartments, or in a student residence. You can stay in your own room, or choose to share a room with another student.
If you wish to totally immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture during your stay in Madrid, then we would always advise you to consider staying with a carefully selected Spanish host family. This provides the very best chance for you to practise your Spanish with native speakers on an everyday basis, to share home cooked food at mealtimes and to gain insight into daily life in Spain.
Our school in Madrid will always try to accommodate students within just 20-30 minutes distance from the school building, either on foot, or by public transport.
In case you have any special dietary requirements, allergies or other special requests please just let us know at the time of your booking and we will do all we can to match your requirements.
As you can perhaps imagine, in the capital city of Spain there are endless free-time possibilities, sight-seeing opportunities and attractions! You are likely to fill all of your spare time in Madrid very quickly, with all that the city has to offer.
Our school in Madrid offers an extensive and exciting cultural programme to help you to get to know the city and to improve your spoken Spanish outside of the classroom, in real-life situations! Examples of typical activities available include walking tours around the city (Modern Madrid, Hapsburg Madrid and Bourbon Madrid), visits to museums and art galleries (Prado, Reina Sofia, Sorrolla Museum), a ride along the river Manzanares, cinema evenings and guided tours of the parks and gardens (Retiro Park, Royal Palace Gardens), to name just a few! You can also sign up for weekend excursions to other towns and cities of interest, such as: Toledo, Alacala de Henares and Segovia.
How to get there
You can fly to Madrid Barajas International Airport, which lies just 16km from the city centre. There are both metro and bus services to the city from the airport terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. If you wish to take a taxi from the airport to your accommodation instead, then this will cost around 25-30 euros.
There are train and bus routes to Madrid from many other Spanish and European towns and cities. The main train station (Atocha Station) is easily accessible by metro from and to the city centre.
At the time of your booking you may wish to select a 24-hour pick up and return service from Madrid airport, train or central bus station and the school staff will meet you on your arrival and take you to your accommodation directly.
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