Learn Spanish in Salamanca
The beautiful prehistoric university city of Salamanca is a great destination to learn Spanish in Spain because the traditional and the modern collide here in their finest form. Upon arrival, from a distance the city greets visitors with a majestic Cathedral and gives a taste of the treasures Salamanca has to offer.
Salamanca is ideal for Spanish language courses because the residents speak traditional Spanish, which is very easy for learners to understand and communicate in. Our partner school is located in the charming old town.
The stunning surroundings, the pleasant team and excellent features of the school are inspiring and make learning easy. In this rather small town, after class, you are quickly in the midst of life and can enjoy either the captivating sights or relax in one of the lovely petite cafés.
You should certainly witness early evening in the city when Salamanca drowns in the golden glow of the sun. This is due to the unique stone from Villa mayor, a nearby town of Salamanca, from which all downtown buildings were built. The houses seem to sparkle in the evening sun and give the impression that you are in a city of pure gold.
The University of Salamanca is the oldest university still in existence in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. The university, where currently about 38,000 students study, was established in the 13th century and it fills the city with life. The students keep Salamanca young and vibrant and ensure colourful and diverse nightlife. Those who are not tired from sightseeing by day can enjoy the numerous clubs and bars or end the evening at the theatre or cinema. Another benefit of Salamanca is the rather small size of the city. Hence you can simply do most routes on foot and it is not far from your accommodation, even during late hours.
With Spanish language courses in Salamanca you will not only improve your language skills, but also fall in love with the city!
Our School Location
The school is very centrally located, but quiet. It is just a short walk from the main attractions of the old town with its many cafes and tapas bars. The Convento de San Esteban is located directly opposite. During the breaks you can relax and enjoy some fresh air in the small adjoining park.
The language school is well-situated in Salamanca’s city centre, next to a pleasant little park and across from the San Esteban Monastery. Here you will enjoy the beauty of the old town and still be close to the Gran Vía, Salamanca's main street. Cafés, tapas bars and all sorts of shops for your daily needs are within a few minutes' walk.
The language school, founded in 1990, has a warm family atmosphere where everyone can feel at home. The sophisticated furnishing of the school not only invites you to linger over conversation but also facilitates learning, as everything is labeled in Spanish. The school staff are also happy to give you good tips on what to do during your down time and will also help you plan your weekend trips.
Facilities include ten classrooms and a computer room with Internet access. There's also Wi-Fi throughout the campus. Another important part of our Spanish language school is our comprehensive library with Spanish literature; more than one hundred dictionaries, numerous grammar books, travel guides and videos are available. In addition, students have access to TVs, DVDs, interesting Spanish games, and language-learning CD-ROMs. The front foyer of the school has comfortable seating where you can have a coffee, a chat or read the newspaper – all in Spanish of course!
The school also offers its students free daily tutorials where participants can discuss their progress and any issues and uncertainties with a teacher. Our language school in Salamanca is also happy to arrange a so-called "intercambio" for you where you'll meet regularly with a language exchange partner from Spain. This will allow you to practise your Spanish with a native speaker and allow your partner to practise a language they want to learn.
Our language school in Salamanca is the perfect setting for you to learn Spanish while experiencing life in Salamanca.
"I am very satisfied with everything! The organization, the care, the helpfulness and the friendliness of the staff impressed me and led to a good trip without any worries and a good time. The teachers were very good and I learned a lot during the two-week crash course. I recommend it!"
"FANTASTIC!! Everything went well and was well organised. Everybody was so friendly and open towards me!"
"I liked the school very much because it was very friendly and the teachers and the school management were always nice and always had time for us."
"On the first day, the ladies in the office at the school looked after all the newcomers (there was a welcome drink in the morning and the new students were invited to a tapas bar on the first evening). The teachers (a total of 3 teachers during the 2 weeks) were very nice. The school is easily accessible and is located right at the beginning of the Old Town – GREAT!"
"In brief: very dedicated teachers - also friendly, attentive, and always concerned about the students learning successfully. The staff in the office were exceptional. They could remember all the names of the students/customers quickly. The school activities were all good and especially important if you book your course on your own and don´t meet many people of the same age."
"The organisation was perfect, the whole thing ran smoothly and the team organising everything did it happily and put their hearts into it. I admired the patience and friendliness that they had dealing with the very young students. There was plenty to do on the course program and the team also helped individuals with what they wanted. The teachers were competent, coped well with the different levels of ability and had the necessary humour to keep the lessons interesting, but at the same time they were strict about the level of performance of the students."
"I can say nothing negative about the school itself or the staff/teachers. All the teachers I had were very knowledgeable and the size of the classes was ideal. The atmosphere in the class and at the school was also good, and it was great to have different activities organised by the staff on a regular basis."
"The school is located on the edge of the city centre of Salamanca. The building and facilities were good with excellent Internet connection. The staff are a 'Superteam' – ranging from the German/Scottish school management, to the very friendly and helpful secretaries and the very friendly, cheerful teachers. The teachers, especially my two - Jimmy and Carlos - were very well prepared and always up for a joke. Friendliness and cheerfulness are keywords in the teaching activities!! Of course, I liked the special activities such as surprises for breakfast, the Tapas Tour, an excellent wine tasting evening with the manager of the school, the visits to the university, churches and places in Salamanca as well as the chance to go to Segovia and other sights."
Our language school in Salamanca offers a variety of Spanish courses to suit many diverse requirements. Besides general courses in Spanish, the school in Salamanca also offers private courses, business courses and DELE exam preparation courses. One particularly interesting course on offer in Salamanca is a course combining Spanish language lessons with golf classes.
The Spanish courses at the Salamanca language school range from options for beginners as well as students with advanced knowledge of Spanish. In group lessons, you study with students that have similar language proficiency as you. On your first day at the school in Salamanca you'll take a written and oral placement test which will determine the placement of students. To allow teachers to meet each student's individual needs, each group has on average only five students, with a maximum of nine participants. Moreover, the small class size is a good basis for lively discussion on various course topics. The teachers provide a rich instructional environment with a well-structured course book supplemented with authentic documents, photographs and other visual aids.
Beyond instructions given in class, our Spanish language school in Salamanca offers free tutorials to its students. The language teachers are available every day to discuss, explain and support you in your language-learning journey. Each lesson is fifty minutes. The minimum age for Spanish courses in Salamanca is 16 years.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: courses as described, placement test and course certificate, information, Internet access (WLAN), library, use of TV / DVD / board games / educational CD ROMs, organisation of language exchange partners, lectures on cultural issues (e.g. economics, literature, art, history, etc.), Interactive Seminar, salsa lesson, Tapas workshop, welcome party/tapa, city tour of Salamanca, film shows at the language school, student card, use of the school's Travel Office for individual travel plans. Course book and workbook are available at the school for a fee of 32 Euro.
Save! The longer the duration of your course, the cheaper the price per week!
Course Dates and Info
You should consider the following date when planning your language course and stay in Salamanca 2018:
General language courses, combi courses start dates 2018: Start any Monday
Holidays in Salamanca (weekdays) 2018: 30 March, 01 May, 12 June, 15 August, 12 October, 01 November, 06 December. Winter holidays start from 17 December 2018 to 04 January 2019.
An excellent travel experience depends on having the right accommodation. The same is true for a language course abroad.
In Salamanca there are different types of accommodation from which you can choose the one that best suits you. You can choose to live with a host family, share an apartment, live in a student residence, rent a private apartment or you can opt for a room in a nearby hotel.
All accommodation is within a 20-25 minutes' walking distance from the school and most are in the city centre. You may arrive after 12 noon on the Sunday before the start of your course; check-out is by 10 am on the Saturday after your course ends. Additional nights may be available, subject to availability. Students under 18 are generally housed with host families.
Do you have any questions about your accommodation options? Please get in touch with us and we'll gladly help you!
These apartments are ideal for those who want independence but also want to be in an international community. The residents themselves should make sure that the common language within the building is Spanish so that everybody can practise their Spanish in their spare time.
The private apartments in Salamanca are located about 10 to 15 minutes from the school on foot and are the perfect accommodation option for those who want to be completely independent during their stay. The apartments have one or two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. They are ideal for individuals, couples and families.
Bed linen is provided but towels are not provided. Arrival is normally on a Sunday, and departure on Saturday. Please book your apartment as early as possible, since there are only a few available.
When you stay with a host family there is the opportunity to experience Spanish life first hand. Our host families can be classic families with children, couples, multi-generational households or people living alone. All our host families enjoy the company of international guests and you can practise your Spanish through conversations together.
Usually you arrive at your homestay on a Sunday and leave on a Saturday, and throughout your stay you will have a key so that you can come and go as you please. The rooms are usually single rooms, but double rooms can be organised on request. All the guests share the bathroom with the family. Often, the host families have several students or a Spanish lodger so this is a great chance to improve your Spanish. Most of the homestays are located in the city centre and none of them is more than about 20 or 25 minutes from the school on foot.
In terms of catering, you can choose between half board (breakfast and dinner) and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). In most families lunch is at 3pm and dinner is at about 9pm or 9.30pm. Bed linen and towels are provided, but you should bring your own beach towel. Laundry can also be washed in the host family.
The residence is ideal for those who want to live together with other students from around the world. Spanish students also stay in the residence in Salamanca, so you can quickly make contact with native Spanish speakers. We recommend the residence to our younger students as mainly young people live together with each other here. The residence is ideally located within about 10 minutes´ walk from the school. The residents can enjoy a pleasant stay here in the bright and spacious rooms.
Salamanca is a university town with 38,000 students and filled with life. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great place to take a stroll and see many of the attractions that include two cathedrals and the spectacular Plaza Mayor.
The school offers numerous recreational activities that you should not miss. For new students, there is a welcome party, and there are film nights and sangria evenings. The legendary Tapas Tour and the Paella Dinners in the school are particularly popular. There are visits to interesting museums and conferences and sports such as tennis, golf and Salsa dancing for the more active participants.
At the weekends you have the choice of enjoying Salamanca on your own or joining one of the school´s organised excursions. The programme includes visits to the historic towns of Segovia and Ávila, Toledo, or the bustling metropolis of Madrid, which is only 2.5 hours by bus from Salamanca. If you would like to experience the beach and the sea, you can go on a trip to the nearby town of Aveiro in Portugal.
Come to Salamanca and enjoy the endless scope that is offered by a university town which combines the best of both tradition and modernity!