Learn Spanish in San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian is a wonderful location in which to learn Spanish. San Sebastian is set on a sandy horseshoe bay on the northern coast of Spain, with stunning golden, sandy beaches. This is a beautiful city of narrow streets, restaurants, bars and with a charming historic center. San Sebastian is also an excellent location to learn to surf, with gently sloping sandy beaches and excellent surf all year round. Our school in San Sebastian arranges surfing lessons for students, with fully qualified surf instructors and all equipment provided, to combine with their Spanish course. San Sebastian is also an ideal base from which to explore the scenery of Spain’s northern coast and the Pyrenees Mountains, while you learn Spanish on a course at our school.
Our school in San Sebastian
Our Spanish language school in San Sebastian has 15 classrooms, common room, Internet cafe, student cafeteria and large terrace, where students meet at break time and after their Spanish course. The school is next to a park, within easy walking distance of the beach and old town.
Our school in San Sebastian offers a wide range of Spanish courses, including an ‘Intensive’ Spanish course of 20 lessons/week and ‘Combined Intensive’ courses, combining 20 group lessons/week with 5 or 10 private Spanish lessons/week.
You can not only attend a Spanish course, but can also learn to surf in San Sebastian. The surf course includes 1 hour of surf lessons per day with qualified instructors, with surf boards and wetsuits provided. Our Spanish language school in San Sebastian also runs a Business Spanish course, DELE examination preparation course, Spanish for Teachers course, Spanish cookery course and a work experience program.
While on a Spanish course at our school in San Sebastian, students can stay in shared student apartments or with Spanish host families. Staying with a Spanish host family naturally helps you learn the language more quickly, as you practice with the family the Spanish that you learn on your course at the school.
An activity program including international evenings, film evenings, parties and excursions in and around San Sebastian is organised by our school. This program not only ensures that students enjoy their time in San Sebastian, but also helps students practice outside class the Spanish they learn on their course.
How to get there
Transfers to San Sebastian can be arranged from Bilbao, Biarritz or San Sebastian airports, or from Irun/Hendaye station. The nearest airport is Biarritz.
Good food and good Surf in San Sebastian!
What can I say about San Sebastian- it’s simply amazing! I loved its diversity, and the beach and old town, with beauty and traditional Spanish cultured mixed into one. The beach is surrounded by stunning green hills which give it a fantastically picturesque backdrop. Then all this is accompanied by great weather - perfect for my surfing class! - Simply AWESOME - I've never surfed before, but after San Sebastian I'd recommend anyone to have a go. It's really GREAT fun!!.
I had an excellent time in San Sebastian. There were incredible local dishes and drinks to try, and markets full of local specialties and Basque goods. I was able to walk to either the beach or the old town center from the school, it was perfect!
Very enjoyable - learned a lot and the classes were well prepared and structured. Lots of talking in Spanish which also helped to improve my skills.
I learned more in the last month in Spain than i have in at least the last two years of school in Ireland.
San Sebastian course was an amazing experience. My spanish improved so much and I felt I learnt the necessary areas.
A great life experience! The classes were enjoyable and useful. The teachers were friendly and well trained. My family were perfect and the location too.
I enjoyed all the classes, the teachers were knowledgable and dedicated and the staff were friendly and always helpful. I stayed with a host family and they were wonderful. I always felt safe and comfortable. We got along very well.
The course was good, with a careful initial assessment and placing in the right class. All teachers were good and clearly communicated with each other between classes. My hosts were welcoming and charming.
The course is really personal and especially the private courses are really helpful. The accommodation was good and it was nice to taste the real Spanish dinner. I love San Sebastian!!
I only studied at the school for one week, but I found just what I was looking for. A range of interesting lessons at the right level for me and some friendly, lively teachers. This is a great way to visit spain and I will do it again.