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Learn Spanish in Bilbao

In the province of Biscay in north central Spain, surrounded by mountains and beaches, Bilbao is a truly exciting city in which to study Spanish! Often referred to as the ‘capital of joy and satisfaction’ you can be sure to feel welcomed to this city by the friendly locals, who are famous for their delicious cuisine, tapas bars and fiestas! Bilbao is also known as one of the main financial, commercial and cultural centres of Spain, and this is evident in its fantastic shopping, cultural events and institutions such as the Guggenheim museum, entertainment and sports events.

Our school in Bilbao

Our Spanish language school in Bilbao is located in the city centre, near Abando station and the Arriarga Theatre. The school offers first-rate facilities for learning Spanish including free Internet access at the school (via PCs and WiFi), the school also have study materials and a film collection available for students who want to study outside lessons, helping you make as much progress as possible during your stay at the school.

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Spanish lesson at our school in Bilbao
Students inside our school
Learning Spanish in Bilbao
Students on excursion

Courses in Bilbao

Available courses

  • Intensive (20)
  • Private Lessons (40)
  • Business Course (20)

Spanish language courses offered at our school in Bilbao include group courses of 20 lessons per week and private lessons. Group lessons have a maximum of just 10 students per class, with students placed in groups determined by languge level.

A business course is also available, induding 20 lessons each week, focusing on business vocabulary and Spanish working culture.

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Host Family
  • Shared Apartment

You may like to consider staying with a carefully selected Spanish host family, who will welcome you into their home and encourage you to speak Spanish! This type of accommodation is offered on a half or full board basis, giving you the opportunity to live and eat as the Spanish do! You can also choose self-catering accommodation in a shared apartment, which is usually located within walking distance of the school. Apartments are fully furnished and include a weekly cleaning service and WiFi access. 

Activities

Activities are arranged regularly at our school in Bilbao, in order to give you a taste of the local culture, experience the city and practice your Spanish outside of the classroom! Examples of activities offered include guided tours through the historical centre of the city, trips to the theatre, concerts, festivals, carnivals, Latino and salsa music, Spanish film screenings, tapas nights and visits to Vittoria, San Sebastian, Santander, other nearby towns and beaches.

How to get there

Bilbao is home to an international airport, with flights available to a variety of European cities. There are also several flights daily, connecting Madrid to Bilbao in just an hour.

We would be happy to arrange airport transfers for you on arrival into Bilbao, although these are not included in the course price.


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Student reviews & feedback

The standard of teaching was excellent and the teachers were very engaging. I also like the fact that the school invited the students every Friday to eat either tapas or paella. Everything was free, including drinks. All museum trips and other trips organised by the school were also free. This included transport to destinations outside of Bilbao.

My hostess was very friendly and included me in her circle of friends. She was also very flexible. I prefer not to eat too late in the evening. I paid half board, which meant accommodation, breakfast and evening meal. My hostess kindly switched my evening meal to lunch.

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THANK you so much. It was a fantastic experience, the teacher was great and everything about the school. I long to go back.

Belen was my host family and she was such a lovely person The room was beautiful and she took such good care of myself and another student, just a nice walking distance from the school or the metro i cant thank her enough

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Student stories on our blog

The Great Bilbao!

While you are in Bilbao you will hear for sure: “el Gran Bilbao”, as locals call their city. Its locals tend to think that their city is the best in the world, and you will always listen how they talk about the city in a very proud way! At the beginning I thought that my host family and the school were just exaggerating about the city, but then I realized they were talking seriously!!! After enjoying a month in the Great Bilbao I could understand why they talked in such a way about Bilbao. First of all, the city has loads of things to do and see, as you could expect from a quite big city like this (don’t forget the Geggenheim museum). In addition to that, you can enjoy going to one of the nearby sandy beaches, going to the nearby green and fresh mountains or just going for a walk along the Ría of Bilbao. However, Bilbao is a city you really need to EXPERIENCE. I was there in August, in my opinion, a good time of the year for visiting this city. Read more...

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