Learn Spanish in Valencia, Spain
Valencia is a sun-kissed destination on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain and a very popular destination for learning Spanish. Besides the beach and the sea, Valencia and its environs offer countless sights, exciting attractions, large sport events, culinary delights and much more. One of the best arguments for choosing Valencia for studying Spanish is, of course, its outstanding climate: 300 days of sunshine every year with the Mediterranean beckoning you to dive right in between April and mid-October.
In the old part of town you can see and feel Valencia's Arabic past as you wander blissfully through the narrow streets on your way to the 750-year-old cathedral or the glorious buildings from the Gothic and Art Nouveau eras. One of the largest and most recent of Valencia's attractions is the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences), a modern city standing on the dry riverbed of the river Turia. You'll be fascinated by the sights and views of Valencia!
If you like sport, you can enjoy the America's Cup and annual Formula 1 race in Valencia. The culinary delights of Valencia include the traditional paella dish, which tastes better in Valencia than anywhere else in the world. They also know how to party in Valencia and don’t take life too seriously. Each March sees the spring celebration of the Fallas where larger-than-life colourful papier-mâché figures are erected and then set ablaze on the last day of the celebration. The last weekend in August sees Valencia's streets transformed into a river of tomato sauce during the Tomatina, a world-famous tomato fight dating back to the 1940's.
Discover Valencia, learn Spanish and catch the sunny spirit and joie-de-vivre of Valencia's people!
Our School Location
Our partner language school in Valencia is located in a pedestrian area in the centre of town, and only 20 minutes from the beach - perfect for exploring and relaxing by the sea. There is a regular bus service and Xativa underground station is not far from the school, and there are several attractions, restaurants, cafes and shops within easy walking distance of the school. Have a great time in Spain!
Our language school in Valencia truly is a unique gem! Not only is it located in a quiet pedestrian area that allows you to focus during class and reach many sights, shops and restaurants in just a few minutes on foot, but it also offers quaint and modern facilities. Valencian artists have decorated each room lovingly and uniquely.
"My name is Diana, I’m 24 and I am Russian. I study Spanish in order to communicate with my family and because the language is very nice. I really like Valencia. Great city, nice people, very hot weather. Studying at the language school in Valencia is a lot of fun. The activities of the Spanish school are very amusing. Studying Spanish in Valencia is very interesting. The good atmosphere, the teachers are professionals and the interior decoration of the Spanish schools is very nice. Many new friends and awesome memories."
"Hello! If you want to study Spanish come to Valencia! It has many advantages. It’s in Valencia, beautiful city with diverse architecture from Roman times up to today. You will find places for every desire. Museums, gardens and parks. But most important is the school team that cares about you, answers all questions and organizes various activities. The Spanish teachers are all very nice and teach grammar via different topics so you never get bored! Nobody kills you if you make a mistake! For me “super”! You’re running into Spanish students from countries all around the world. Accommodation: I was lucky: my host took care of me like I was a baby. All this accompanied by the sun (normally!). In addition, a 20 minute bus or subway ride and you are at the beach… ¡Viva Valencia!"
"Hello! My name is Patricia. I’m from Paris in France. I just spent two weeks in Valencia, a very pleasant stay, both at the Spanish school and also with my host family. I liked this city especially for the beauty of its architecture from different epochs. I was here with four friends. We also took advantage of our time here to visit Xátiva and its castle. We spent a great day there, a beautiful place. Last Sunday we spent the day on the beach and ate a very delicious paella. The extracurricular activities (especially the paella with seafood and the tapas tour) were a lot of fun. I have improved my Spanish thanks to our teachers and the exchanges with my hosts. I also liked a lot to meet students from other nationalities. Thanks to the school, Vincent and Monte for this unique experience. One day I will return to Valencia…"
"Desires are rarely satisfied fully, but this time they were fulfilled during my stay at Valencia. The care and the kindness that had been provided for me, made my stay unbelievably enjoyable. Thanks to the teachers, for their patience, their diversified and intelligent classes and in future it surely won’t happen that I don’t know anything to say in Spanish. I return to France feeling safer and more comfortable speaking Spanish, I also think that chocolate, ‘Water of Valencia’ and Paella had helped me a lot. For all that I have improved my Spanish without tremendous effort. Goodbye everybody!"
"I was in Valencia for four weeks and I had the opportunity to visit many sights, meet new friends and celebrate many parties. Valencia is a good choice for vacations, because it is very diverse.
I’ve been with a family (mother & son). My mother is a very friendly and outgoing person and I could talk to her about everything and I understood her very well. She always tried to explain Spanish customs and helped me understand and learn new words etc.
Above that she is also a good cook. About the Spanish school: For me it was important that we talk a lot in Spanish in the Spanish classes in order to practice conversations. At first we studied grammar, which I had learned before, but it was a good repetition. And yes, the parties were so much fun!
Thanks for everything."
"Hello! My name is Jonas and I’m from Switzerland. I spent the last three weeks at the Spanish school in Valencia. It was an awesome time! The Spanish teachers are very nice and the Spanish classes are a lot of fun. I have learned a lot. In addition, there were activities or trips almost every day. I went to the Paella party three times and enjoyed it every time. The school does its best to combine Spanish classes and parties. Viva the Spanish way of living!"
"Hi all! I would like to thank my Spanish teachers at the language school for their very interesting and lively classes, and the entire school team (especially Marta for her availability and support) who has organized extracurricular activities that were fun and varied: the welcoming paella, the guided tour through the city center of Valencia, the tapas tour (very nice!), the Seafood Fair and also the Flamenco show in the “Café del Duende” (great for me because I dance flamenco). All these activities have allowed us to meet some Spanish students from other countries and share our impressions in the Spanish language. Thank you very much, really, for everything and everyone."
"Hello! My name is Sophia, I am 18 years and I am a student in Valencia. I’m from Germany and I’m going to study art and Spanish at a German university next month. I decided to study Spanish in Valencia because it is a very very nice city. I especially like the ‘city of arts and sciences’. Besides that the classes at the language school are interesting and the Spanish teachers are very good and very funny. Thank you for three wonderful weeks!"
"Hello! My name is Nicola, I’m German. I’m 18 years old and I’m studying Spanish since three weeks here at Valencia. The Spanish school is very nice and is in the city center of Valencia. The Spanish teachers are all very young, friendly and fun. You get to know many nice people, for example in class with people from all around the world. Above that I loved the fun activities. Valencia is in every case magnificent because it is a very diverse and wonderful city."
"Hola, I’m Paulo and I am from Italy. What I can say about the language school in Valencia? Incredible! Crazy and very nice! There are many things that all together create an unforgettable experience. Like what? Tapas, fun, party, Valencian coffee with ice cubes, ice cream in the afternoon, Sangria, Spanish teachers, Paella, Flamenco, Tortillas, the bulls, football games, people, the noise of the students, people from Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, Australia, France, the stores that open up at 10, dinner at 11 at night, the owner, Chef Nando, the friends. Do you need more? The best is an advice: come to Valencia!"
Our language school in Valencia is located in southeastern Spain and offers numerous courses to suit very different learning objectives and interests. You can take General language courses and Spanish DELE exam courses at the school as well as career-oriented courses such as, Business Spanish, Spanish for teachers and Spanish courses for the tourism profession.
The language school welcomes beginners and those with more advanced levels of Spanish. The placement test is done on-line before you arrive at the school and this is used to assess your level so that you are placed in the right level. The placement tests assess your level according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages and should be completed at least one week before you arrive at the school. This means that everybody can be placed in the right level and begin first thing on the Monday when they arrive. The results will enable the teachers to provide suitable learning material and concentrate on the skills that you require. The teaching materials are varied and do not rely solely on a textbook, but include newspaper articles, videos, and songs as a basis for teaching. At the end of the Spanish courses the students will receive a certificate showing the course taken and the level of Spanish you achieved.
Each lesson at our school in Valencia is 50 minutes, and there is a maximum class size of 10, so the teachers can address the individual needs of each participant. Our Spanish courses in Valencia are aimed at adult learners only. The price of the language courses in Valencia includes our attractive weekly program, which will allow you to practise your Spanish outside the classroom and to meet the teachers and other course participants. The opportunities are provided by intercultural exchange, or Tapas tours (Monday), on a sight-seeing tour and welcome Paella Party (Tuesdays), in a Spanish cookery class (Wednesdays) or together in a Spanish Cultural hour (Thursdays) – there is a wide spectrum on offer.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: courses as described, placement test and course certificate, information, Internet access (WiFi), library, use of TV / DVD / board games, additional hours with teachers include: language-tandem (Mondays), walking and learning route, Clud DILE ad welcome Paella Party (Tuesdays), Spanish cookery lessons (Wednesdays), Spanish culture hour (Thursdays).
Save! The longer the duration of course, the cheaper the price per week!
|Courses start every Monday||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk||12 Wk||24 Wk|
|Standard course (20 lessons)||219||389||519||679||969||1,199||1,707||3,255|
|Intensive 'Crash' course (30 lessons)||329||609||849||1,119||1,629||2,079||3,027||5,895|
|Business Spanish course (20 + 5 lessons)||434||819||1,164||1,539||-||-||-||-|
|Workshops||On request: art, salsa, sailing, horse riding, tennis, flamenco guitar|
|Private courses (20 lessons)||860||1,720||2,580||3,440||5,160||6,880||10,320||-|
|Private courses (25 lessons)||1,075||2,150||3,225||4,300||6,450||8,600||12,900||-|
|Extra individual lessons (5 lessons)||215||430||645||860||1,290||1,720||2,580||5,160|
|Extra individual lessons (10 lessons)||430||860||1,290||1,720||2,580||3,440||5,160||10,320|
|DELE preparation course (20 lessons) *||-||-||-||839||-||-||-||-|
Lesson = 50 minutes, * DELE exam fee is not included in the price.
Course Dates and Info
You should consider the following dates when planning your trip to learn Spanish in Valencia 2017:
General language courses and Business courses Start Dates 2017: Start any Monday
Absolute Beginner Start Dates 2017: 09 January, 06 February, 06 March, 03 April, 08 May, 05 June, 19 June, 03 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July, 31 July, 07 August, 21 August, 04 September, 18 September, 02 October, 30 October, 27 November
DELE 2017 course Start Dates (duration 4 weeks): to be updated
Holidays in Valencia (weekdays) 2017: 06 January, 14 April, 17 April, 25 December
An internship in Spain is both personally and professionally rewarding. Participants can expect to collect many exciting experiences that will prove to be extremely advantageous in the job market in the future. Furthermore, Valencia offers the perfect combination of city life, culture and sunny beaches.
Our partner school’s summer language programme in Valencia consists of two parts. First, you will attend a four-week intensive language course to improve your Spanish skills for your upcoming employment, to prepare intensely for your internship and to master the common use of the language. The second part will include a four-week internship in a local company. During this time, you will gain valuable experience, communicate in Spanish in a day-to-day setting, and learn the details of your specific industry and the business practices of your company first-hand. Internships are available in the following industries: commerce, sales and marketing, media, advertising and communication, graphic design, hotels and catering, tourism, office and administration and art.
The internship is aimed at students and graduates with advanced Spanish skills. It is an excellent way to combine improving your language abilities with gaining interesting work experience. Upon completion of the summer language programme, all participants will receive a course certificate from the language school and a certificate of employment from their employer. Companies can also issue letters of recommendation and references. Please note that internship positions are unpaid and that a reservation should be made at least four weeks in advance.
In Valencia, language students can choose between several language travel accommodation options and find the type of lodging that best suits them. Host families, shared apartments, residences and individual hotel reservations are available.
The language school has selected its accommodation carefully and paid special attention to their particular locations: the language school is either in a 10-to-25-minute walking distance or accessible by bus or train.
You will generally arrive in Valencia on Sundays by 11 PM. Departures will be organised for Saturdays. Host families and shared apartments will expect departure before noon.
Do you have questions regarding different language travel accommodation models in Spain? If so, please contact us; we will be glad to advise you!
The shared apartments in Valencia are the perfect type of accommodation if you want to enjoy as much independence as possible during your language course and also want to live in an international environment.
Staying with a host family in Valencia is a very popular accommodation option for students, and here you can experience truly authentic Spanish life on a daily basis. Host families can be families with children, couples and women living alone. All our host families are carefully selected and enjoy having international guests. You can speak Spanish together and put what you learn into practice.
Our language school in Valencia offers accommodation in two different residences - Galileo Galilei and Damia Bonet, which was opened in September 2009. The modern residences are both located in the university area of Valencia and very conveniently situated near to the beach. It takes about 15 to 25 minutes to get to the city centre and the school by bus or tram. Guests normally stay in a single room in the residence, but students travelling together can book a double room.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|per person per week||Double room||Single room|
|Host Family (half board)||180||195|
|Host Family (full board)||210||230|
|Shared Apartment (self-catering)||110||130|
|Residence (BB, en-suite)*||-||295|
BB: Bed and Breakfast, * Accommodation in the residence is available with half-board and full board. Please contact us for a quote.
Valencia has a great deal to offer. Firstly, it is located on the Mediterranean, and you can relax on the beautiful sandy beach, walk or swim in the warm water. Secondly, there is the historical Old Town with many attractions, cultural venues, bars and restaurants. You can even marvel at the modern architecture that can be seen in abundance in Valencia.
Our language school in Valencia is proud of its extensive range of leisure activities, and many of them are already included in the price. On Tuesdays the newcomers are welcome to share a Paella meal and there is a guided tour of Valencia, where you can discover the new environment under expert guidance. On Monday evening, the school organises very popular Tandem Meetings, which encourage language learning and are also very entertaining. In these meetings the participants sit at different tables according to their native languages. One Spaniard will sit at each table and everybody must first speak in Spanish and then change language after 15 minutes. There are other activities on offer such as, cookery classes and Flamenco guitar classes, and every week there is a cultural program on which students can visit museums or attend concerts, watch plays or go to the cinema together. There are also often parties on the beach with sangria. The beach is a great place for sporting activities as well as for parties. And do not forget that the school offers excursions to places nearby on its varied activity program.