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Spanish Schools in Bilbao

If you have decided that Bilbao, this culturally cosmopolitan and vibrant city in the Basque Country is the place where you want to come to and learn Spanish in Spain, then look no further than this helpful web page. Here we will help you with the next step of deciding which Spanish school in Bilbao is the perfect one for you, where you can practice some surfing with your Spanish, where you can pick up some traditional cooking skills, what accommodation you can expect, the size of the school and much, much more!

Instituto Hemingway Bilbao

Facts and Figures

LocationCalle Bailén, located between Casco Viejo and Abando Station, the city's main train station
SizeMedium
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 6 students in Intensive courses
Summer Camps AvailableNo
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.institutohemingway.com

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  • Facilities and Services - At Instituto Hemingway you can take advantage of the school being open until 8.30 pm at night for you to use the facilities such as the free internet, library and film collection and practice the skills you are picking up during the day.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Teachers are young, lively and experienced. The aim is to teach you not just the Spanish language, but to immerse you in the culture as well. This Spanish Institution is accredited/recognised by Instituto Cervantes, the Swedish CSN and the German Bildungsurlaub and it also collaborates in projects dedicated to the development and culture of Bilbao.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At Instituto Hemingway there are the options of studying an Intensive Spanish course, a course designed for Spanish and Business, a course for DELE Preparation, Spanish for Teachers and also the opportunity to combine your Spanish course with a job such as an au pair or some volunteer work. There are 6 levels of language ability at this institution
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - This Spanish learning centre organises various trips and activities free of charge for its students. Examples include: An orientation meeting, a guided tour of the Historical Quarter, Spanish film nights, attending cultural events, visits to museums and monuments such as the Guggenheim, tapas tours and trips to local beaches and nearby cities such as San Sebastian
  • Accommodation - Instituto Hemingway gives you the choice of staying with a local host family, putting your feet up at the student residence, sharing a flat with fellow students or opting for a more private hotel or hostel room.

EIDE Bilbao

Facts and Figures

LocationCalle Genaro Oraá, in centre of Santurtzi, a fishing village north of Metropolitan area of Bilbao
SizeSmall school
Number of Students/ClassSmall groups
Summer Camps AvailableYes (children aged 11-17)
Websitehttp://www.eide.es/eng/Spanish-School

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  • Facilities and Services - Located in a quaint fishing town, EIDE has all the facilities of a modern language school and a staff that are there to help you with any queries or problems that you might have or even just to give handy hints or suggestions.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Teachers are all experienced professionals and most have a degree in languages. The school is accredited by Instituto Cervantes, FEDELE, the Swedish CSN, EURHODIP( European Association of Hotel School Diplomas ) and the ERASMUS Programme, amongst others.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - Here at EIDE you can choose from a wide variety of courses ranging from Intensive, DELE Preparation, Summer Courses for children and specialised courses for Tourism or Business. You can also opt for something a bit different and study your Spanish lessons alongside cooking classes in the school kitchen, surfing, climbing and other activities. The institution has 6 levels of language ability, from Beginner to Advanced, according to the Common European Framework of Reference.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - This Spanish school offers various different activities and excursions. For half day or day trips you and your classmates will head off on themed trips around Bilbao, including Culture days, wine region and the Guggenheim. They also recommend many outdoor sports, such as surfing, that the area is very popular for and tell you where you should go to do them.
  • Accommodation - During your time studying Spanish with this learning centre, you have the choice of staying with a local host family, a shared apartment with other students, a dormitory in the centre of Bilbao, right beside the train station or you can opt for a hotel or hostel.

International Spanish Centre, Deusto University, Bilbao

Facts and Figures

Location Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
Universidad de Deusto
Avda. de las Universidades
SizeMedium sized
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Website www.cide.deusto.es/

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - The Spanish school in the Deusto University boasts all the facilities that are in place for the students of the University, for example access to computers, internet, study resources and common room areas.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditations - All the language courses at the University focus on the communicative approach to learning a language and use a combination of tasks and activities that incorporate grammar and writing and will enable students to communicate effectively in the Spanish language. This school is accredited by Instituto Cervantes and is an official exam centre for their DELE examination.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At CIDE you can study an Intensive Spanish course during the summer months and also in January. This course has 15 hours of class a week. Throughout most of the year you can also study General Spanish courses with either 4 hours of class a week or 10 hours. There are also additional options combining Spanish with Business or Culture. There are a total of four levels of language ability at this Spanish institution, ranging from Elementary to High Advanced.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - As the school is a part of the University of Duesto in Bilbao, there is constantly something of the social variety going on. The University has different clubs and societies and you will never be too far from a party or celebration during term time. You also happen to be in a brilliant location to enjoy all the sights that Bilbao and its surrounding area has to offer. Why not head off for a bit of surfing, go on a tapas tour or visit some of the landmark buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum.
  • Accommodation - During your stay at the International Spanish Centre you can choose to immerse yourself fully in the Spanish way of life and stay with a local host family, behaving as if a member of their family and gaining a vital insight into Spanish culture and traditions whilst practising your Spanish skills. You can also stay in shared flats with your new student friends, the halls of residence of the university or alternative accommodation, for example in a hotel or hostel.