Learn Spanish in Valencia, Spain

ValenciaValencia 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!

School Facilities

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.

The school’s technological equipment is up-to-date and all classrooms have air conditioning and modern audio-visual equipment. Wi-Fi can be used free of charge throughout the building. The language school has much more to offer than just classes, however. The cosy chill-out area and the green patio are made for relaxation and mingling. Vending machines provide snacks and drinks and the school’s computers with free Internet access keep you informed about world events. Leisure activities are an important criterion on which our language school places great emphasis. Our affiliate school in Valencia offers more leisure activities than any other language school—all of which are included in the course fee. Boredom is an unwelcome guest in this institution! Opt for an intensive language course in Valencia and let our language school and its very friendly staff inspire you!

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Language Courses

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.

If you would like to learn individually, you can take a private course. There are also Spanish and cookery courses as well as various workshops on offer during your free time.

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!

We offer the next customer, who books a sixteen-week Spanish course in Valencia 2 additional weeks for free.

Courses start every Monday1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk6 Wk8 Wk12 Wk24 Wk
Standard course (20 lessons)2193895196799691,1991,7073,255
Intensive 'Crash' course (30 lessons)3296098491,1191,6292,0793,0275,895
Business Spanish course (20 + 5 lessons)4348191,1641,539----
WorkshopsOn request: art, salsa, sailing, horse riding, tennis, flamenco guitar
Private courses (20 lessons)8601,7202,5803,4405,1606,88010,320 -
Private courses (25 lessons)1,0752,1503,2254,3006,4508,60012,900 -
Extra individual lessons (5 lessons)2154306458601,2901,7202,5805,160
Extra individual lessons (10 lessons)4308601,2901,7202,5803,4405,16010,320
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

 

Internship

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.

Accommodation

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!

Apartment

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.

The apartments are about 10 to 25 minutes on foot from the school, or if they are further away they have an underground station or bus stop giving you easy access to the language school. Students live in single rooms and people travelling together can book a double room. All the apartments have a kitchen, a living room with TV, and a bathroom for common use. Bed linen is provided and changed weekly. Towels are not provided. The apartment is cleaned once a week. There is also a washing machine available in each apartment that can be used by each resident twice a week. Arrival is on Sunday until 11pm - later only if you have booked an airport transfer – and departure is at 12 noon on Saturday. We hope you have great fun in Spain!

Host Family

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.

Most of the host families are located within 15 to 25 minutes of the school. Those that are located further are always near an underground station or a bus stop so that you can easily get to the school. Students stay in single rooms, people travelling together can also opt for a double room. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. The rooms are cleaned once a week and the laundry can be washed weekly. Since the kitchen is not available for your own use, the school recommends that you book half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner). This option is not only good value but also the Spanish food is usually very good. You can also book full board with the host family if you would like that! Arrival is on Sunday until 11pm - later only if you have booked an airport transfer – and departure is at 12 noon on Saturday. 

Residence

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.

Each room has a private bathroom, air conditioning and Internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. There is a comfortable lounge with TV and DVD player, space for self-study and a computer room for communal use. Arrival is on Saturday and departure is on Sunday. The two residences can be booked with breakfast, half board or full board. At Galileo Galilei there is a laundry available and each wash costs about €4. Arrival is on Sunday until 11pm - later only if you have booked an airport transfer – and departure is at 12 noon on Saturday. Please contact us if you require any further information regarding these two options or general information about the language course in Spain.

 

Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)

per person per weekDouble roomSingle room
Host Family (half board)180195
Host Family (full board)210230
Shared Apartment (self-catering)110130
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.

School Activities

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.

You can discover Valencia on your own, but you should definitely take advantage of the school activity program!

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.