Learn Spanish in Pamplona, Spain!
Study Spanish in this scenic city of festivals! Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, Pamplona is famous for its exuberant celebrations and the annual Running of the Bulls. You’ll also discover mouth-watering ‘pinchos’, a type of tapas unique to this part of northern Spain. If you learn Spanish in Pamplona, you’ll find this medium-sized city wonderfully easy to explore. Narrow, centuries-old streets open up to reveal the finely crafted Cathedral of Santa Maria. ‘La Ciudadela’ (the Citadel), now home to an extensive park, is also well worth a visit. Pamplona is blessed with many green spaces, perfect for walking, cycling and simply relaxing after Spanish lessons!
Pamplona enjoys a wonderful location, just an hour from stylish San Sebastián, the Rioja wine cellars of Logroño and the incredible Pyrenees mountains. You could even enjoy a day trip to France!
Our school in Pamplona
Our Spanish school in Pamplona has two centres. The main school is an attractive, historic building in the city centre. Inside are 7 classrooms, Wi-Fi Internet access, a well-stocked library, coffee shop, restaurant and even an auditorium. Just to the north of the city centre, lies the second site, which has 5 classrooms, a library, movie-room, student lounge and multimedia centre.
|Lesson length:||55 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||7|
|Average class size:||10|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (40) - Winter (12) per week|
|Affiliations:||FEDELE, AELE, Instituto Cervantes, Bildungsurlaub, CSN|
|Included in fees:||Certificate, material for lessons, Internet at school|
|Typical activities:||Tour of Pamplona, excursion to Olite, tapas tasting, planetarium, museum of Navarra, cathedral; in summer we also organize excursions to San Sebastian, Bilbao, Roncesvalles, etc.|
|Paid activities:||Most of them have to be paid, we charge the students just the tickets to get to those places and the bus tickets if needed.|
|School closed on:||01/01, 06/01, 17/04, 18/04, 21/04, 01/05, 07/07, 25/07, 15/08, 03/12, 08/12|
Christmas break: 22/12 to 26/12
A variety of Spanish courses are available at our Pamplona school, enabling you to choose a program that perfectly suits your needs! There will never be more than 10 students in each class, so your language skills will benefit from plenty of individual time with tutors.
The Standard Spanish course in Pamplona consists of 20 morning lessons each week, Monday to Friday. If you want to delve into Spanish culture, literature and history whilst you learn Spanish in Pamplona, take the Intensive or Super-Intensive course. These courses include cultural lessons, as well the 20 language lessons per week of the Standard Course.
If you’d prefer to study Spanish on a one-to-one basis, Private Lessons are also available. Our school’s experienced teachers will give you their undivided attention for 20, 30 or 40 customised lessons each week, depending upon your preference.
During the summer, our school organises a 3-week program in business Spanish, and, specifically for students aged 50 or above, a Spanish Club 50+ course. Work Placement and DELE exam preparation courses are also on offer.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about any of our school’s Spanish courses.
Live with a local host family to totally immerse yourself in the Spanish language and lifestyle! Our school will place you with the family that best suits your requirements, with all families undergoing a careful selection process. Your family will provide you with either 2 or 3 meals per day, and all the Spanish practice you could wish for!
If you’d prefer a more independent, self-catering option, our school will happily arrange shared apartment accommodation for you, located within walking distance of the school. Alternatively, you can opt for the privacy of a studio apartment whilst you learn Spanish in Pamplona.
To help you get to know Pamplona and your fellow students, our school runs a varied activities program. A guided tour will introduce you to the city, and you can enjoy sporting activities and cultural excursions after Spanish classes and at the weekends.
How to get there
Pamplona has a bus and train station in the city centre, and an airport just 4 miles away, with regular flights to and from Madrid and Barcelona. Our school will happily collect you from the airport, bus station or train station, although this transfer service is not included in the price of your Spanish course in Pamplona.
¡Viva San Fermín!
San Fermín, one of the biggest and most impressive parties in the world, takes place every year in Pamplona, Navarra from 6 July to 14 July.
After spending three days in Pamplona, I came to the conclusion that I will never be able to thank my friend enough for inviting me to San Fermín.
The first thing I needed to do in order to enjoy San Fermín as a true Pamplonica was dressing in white while wearing a red scarf. Once I satisfied this condition, I was ready to go!
Witnessing the Chupinazo, in which a rocket is launched to mark the opening of the festival, is simply breathtaking. You cannot imagine how many people actually manage to fit in the Town Hall square until you go see it yourself!
I found the staff at the school very profesional, helpful and friendly. The course was excellent. There was not total reliance on a book to teach the various language points. There was adaptive teaching and it was entertaining too.