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Learn Spanish in Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Tenerife is a perennial favourite amongst our students. Located off the western coast of Africa, the island enjoys year-round sunshine and temperatures that hover around 30° C, so it’s not hard to see why our students love it!
The coastal resort of Adeje has been a popular tourist destination for over 60 years and has thus developed from a quiet fishing village into a bustling resort packed with amenities. If you learn Spanish in Costa Adeje you’ll be able to combine your immersive language experience with a classic beach holiday and enjoy everything the area has to offer.
For a relaxing break, soak up the sun on one of the resort’s many beaches before enjoying delicious international dishes in the bars and restaurants lining the shore. More active students can swim in the calm waters of Playa Fañabé, water-ski off Playa de las Americas, or hike in the foothills of Mount Teide, where you’ll enjoy excellent views over southern Tenerife. Whatever you do, you won’t be bored here!
Tenerife, the largest of the eight Canary Islands, is a rugged land shaped by volcanic activity. As such, it boasts dramatic natural scenery. Supposedly named for Mount Teide, the “white mountain” dominating its centre, the island has been inhabited since around the 3rd century BC and thus has a long and rich history. Evidence of the indigenous islanders can be seen at the Museo Guanche in the northern town of Santa Cruz, which is easily accessible from Costa Adeje by bus.
Though it was an important waystation for ships travelling to the Americas, Tenerife was really ‘put on the map’ by scientist Alexander von Humboldt, who climbed Mount Teide in 1799 and widely publicised his thoughts on the island’s beauty. After this excellent endorsement, visitors began to flock to Tenerife to enjoy its warm weather, clean air, and wide, sandy beaches.
Costa Adeje, on the south-west coast, is a lively town that blends almost seamlessly with its sister resorts, Los Cristianos and Playa Paraiso. Adeje is packed with exciting eateries, vibrant bars, and interesting shops. It’s the luxury side, however, which makes Costa Adeje so sought-after. Its chic restaurants draw in diners from around the world, and the resort is home to more 5* hotels than anywhere else in Europe. If you’re looking for sophistication, this is the place to be.
Between your Spanish lessons you can play a relaxing game of golf, rent a boat and discover the coves around the coast, or experience marine giants up close on a whale-watching tour. You can even catch a ferry to the nearby island of La Gomera, which has more stunning scenery and lots of quaint villages.
Our school in Tenerife - Costa Adeje
Learn Spanish in Costa Adeje and study just metres from the sea! Our school is five minutes from Playa de la Pinta and the adjacent harbour, an area packed with chic bars, restaurants for all budgets, and lovely hotels. Lessons take place in a civic centre containing a variety of shops and cafés, so you’ll be surrounded by amenities. Beaches like Playa del Duque and Playa de Fañabé - which boast golden sands and affordable sunbed rental - are a short walk away. The town’s two water parks, Aqualand and Siam Park, are both 20 minutes from the school and offer hours of fun whether you’re young in age or just young at heart!
The school in Costa Adeje has a total of 5 classrooms. Its small size means that its staff can give all students a personalised tuition experience, helping you to make rapid improvements during your stay. There is a student lounge in the centre of the building containing drinks machines where you can get refreshments between lessons. There is also a selection of student computers which can be used for homework, getting in touch with friends and family back home, or casual Internet surfing. The school also offers a range of learning materials which you can access after class to complement your language lessons.
The courses at this school are accredited by the Cervantes Institute, the leading authority on Spanish language instruction worldwide. The language centre is a member of organisations like the National Federation of Schools of Spanish for Foreigners (FEDELE), an association which ensures high standards of tuition in all its member schools. The school’s prime coastal location makes it a popular study centre for students of all ages, nationalities, and ability levels. Meanwhile, its personalised approach means students gain valuable language practice throughout their stay. What’s more, the excellent public transport links on Tenerife allow you to experience the whole island during your time here, not just Costa Adeje.
Courses in Tenerife - Costa Adeje
The Intensive course of 20 group lessons per week is the most common course selected at this school. Classes take place between 09:30 and 12:45 every weekday. Groups are organised according to students’ starting ability level, which ensures that no one is left behind and that all receive appropriate tuition. Each class has a maximum of just 8 participants, allowing each pupil to benefit from highly personalised attention from the teacher.
Please note: if you have no previous experience with Spanish, you will need to start your course on a specific date - contact us for available start dates for beginners.
If you think you may need extra support with your studies, or if you want to cover specific Spanish topics, we recommend that you book private tuition. You can book 5 or 10 one-to-one lessons per week depending on how much progress you’d like to make during your stay. Since you’ll have the undivided attention of the teacher, you’ll receive bespoke tuition and get lots of language practice.
On the first day of lessons you should arrive at the school at 09:15. You will have already submitted a level test prior to arrival; this is used to assess your starting language ability and place you in a group that’s most suitable for that level. This provides students with the best possible opportunity to improve their Spanish knowledge, regardless of their starting point. You will have a short oral assessment on your first day to verify the results of the written test.
In the afternoons/evenings you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the school’s activity programme. At the end of your course you’ll receive a certificate of achievement, which shows the Spanish level you have reached during your stay.
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Our school in Costa Adeje does not arrange accommodation. However, there is a wide range of hotels and B&Bs in the area that you can book independently.
To complement your classroom learning with fun and educational experiences, our school offers a selection of social and cultural activities to all students. These activities usually take place in the afternoon or evening and are conducted in Spanish, allowing you to maintain your language immersion.
Many activities are available free of charge, though some may incur an additional fee to cover entrance and/or transportation costs. The exact schedule changes throughout the year but may include:
- Group games
- Seminars on cultural topics
- Spanish dance classes
- Meals and/or drinks with your class
- Cookery workshops
- Spanish film screenings
- Plus seasonal activities available in the area
Please note: this school requires a minimum number of participants for activities to go ahead.
How to get there
Tenerife has two airports: Tenerife North-Los Rodeos Airport - which is around 50 minutes by car from Costa Adeje - and Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, which is just 10 minutes’ drive from the resort. From either airport you can take public transport to your accommodation.
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