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Spanish Schools in Madrid

Madrid has it going on. Lively, buzzing 'til the small hours streets and terrace cafes and bars, a community that can go from celebrating Gay Pride one night to winning the European Football Cup the next, a culture vultures Christmas come early, a tex-mex of cuisines and flavours and just downright fun to boot. Think you want to visit Madrid and study Spanish here? Good choice! But, which school in this big city should you choose? Which is the best Spanish learning centre in Madrid for you, you ask? Look no further, we have all the information you will need!

Enforex Madrid

Facts and Figures

Location

Calle Baltasar Gracián, Argüelles neighbourhood, 5 minutes from Plaza España and 10 minutes from popular Malasaña district full of bars and cafes. Metro: Argüelles and San Bernardo.

Size Large, 40 classrooms, capacity of 400 students
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 10, Average 5 to 6
Summer Camps AvailableYes
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers + WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/school-madrid.html

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  • Facilities and Services - This is Enforex's second biggest school in Spain, following Barcelona. It is housed in a recently refurbished two-story building in the northern part of the city centre, in the pleasant Argüelles neighbourhood. Each classroom is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment and there is a common room with vending machines for those in-between class snacks. Every week there are free conversational exchanges arranged with the Spanish pupils at the school. A great way to utilize and perfect what you are learning! Free welcome pack will be provided for you upon arrival and staff are there to help make you feel at home.
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  • Teaching Methods and Accreditations - Following a level test on your first day you will be placed in a class suited to your level and provided with a specially-made course book. The focus at Enforex is one of communication and the aim is to make you feel comfortable and capable in any Spanish speaking environment by using language lessons that contain all the elements necessary to learn a language and to enjoy it! Enforex is a member of the following National and International organisations: eduSpain, NAFSA, AATSP, AEEM, AMACFE, FEDELE, AECAE and ELITE. Enforex also holds the Ideal Quality Certificate. Other accreditations include: Sweden's CSN, Germanys Bildungsurlaub and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce Madrid. Also available are credits for University studies for foreigners carried out in Madrid.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - You have a lot of choice when it comes to the particular Spanish course you would like to study. There are general Intensive courses for either a long or short duration, courses for an academic semester or a year, One to One courses and Group courses or 'Travel and Learn' is also available, where you have the opportunity of using Madrid as a stop of (for a period of at least a week) on a tour of Spain whilst learning Spanish at the Enforex schools along the way! So you could get to see cities in Spain such as Alicante and Seville and brush up on your Spanish skills at the same time.For something a bit different, Enforex Madrid offers you Spanish + Art, Spanish + Literature, Spanish + History and Flamenco or Salsa Courses. Additionally if you are looking for help with DELE preparation, a bit of Business Spanish with an optional Chamber of Commerce exam or an internship or paid job alongside your Spanish Course, then Enforex is also the place for you! Enforex offers 6 levels of Spanish, from Basic to Proficiency. You will be slotted into the one that is most suited to your ability following your level test on your first day at the school. Each level is divided into three sublevels, ensuring that you feel confident in the level you are in.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Enforex Madrid takes advantage of its location in one of Spain's most vibrant cities and offers a host of different activities and trips for you during your time there. With them you can spend your afternoons discovering the delights of Buen Retiro Park, the Royal Palace and a two and a half hour city walking tour. You can soak up the culture oozing out of the world famous Prado museum, gaze in awe at the Egyptian Temple or the CaixaForum Vertical Garden and take a peek in the changing rooms of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. On top of all this, should you fancy a few weekend trips to make the most of your time in Spain and to practice your Spanish skills outside the big city, then Enforex organises excursions to nearby Alcalá de Henares, Toledo and Segovia, to name but a few. Learnt how to scream in Spanish yet? If not, then get yourself involved in a trip to the Warner Brothers Amusement Park That's all folks!
  • Accommodation - In order to make your Spanish learning experience in Madrid as comfortable as possible, Enforex Madrid offers you the option of staying with a local Spanish host family during your course or there is the possibility of staying in a Student Residence or a more private Student flat or Private Lodgings. All of these aim to give you a comfortable and familiar stay in Madrid with varying degrees of privacy and differences in cost, depending on each individual's preferences.

International House Madrid

Facts and Figures

LocationC/ Zurbano, Metro Alonso Martínez and Colón (5 different Spanish schools across city of Madrid in total)
Size Large
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 12, Average of 8
Summer Camps AvailableYes (outside Madrid)
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers + WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.ihspanishinmadrid.com/

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  • Facilities and Services - International House has a fully stocked library, a cafeteria and study area, a cyber cafe and access to newspapers and news channels from across the globe.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Experienced and qualified teachers who use a variety of methodologies and learning systems. As part of the additional 'IH Club' you will be able to participate in various language exchanges and excursions with other pupils at the school. As for accreditation, International House are accredited as a centre for Language Learning by, amongst others, Acedim, ACADE, ELITE, CEELE and FEDELE.
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  • Courses Offered and Levels -This Spanish academy in Madrid has a range of Intensive Spanish Courses, both short and long term. There is also the opportunity to combine your Spanish course with additional activities in 'Spanish on Foot' and 'Spanish + Internship', amongst others. Additionally, DELE Preparation is also available, as is a course in Business Spanish and Spanish Teacher Training, to name but a few! The levels of ability at International House range from Beginner to Proficient User (6 levels).
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Three activities are organised per week, including a guided city tour, a visit to the spectacular Prado Museum, the Royal Palace and even a Flamenco Show, amongst other things. As for day trips taking you a bit outside the city, the school organises excursions to Toledo and Segovia.
  • Accommodation - Whilst studying at International House you are able to stay with a Spanish host family, in a student residence, in a youth hostel or in a shared apartment.

Don Quijote Madrid

Facts and Figures

LocationCalle Duque de Liria, Metro Ventura Rodriguez, right beside Palacio de la Liria, the Madrid home of the Duchess of Alba
Size Large, Maximum capacity of 300 students
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 8 students, Average 5 or 6
Summer Camps AvailableYes
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers + WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.donquijote.org/english/madrid.asp

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - The Don Quijote Spanish School in Madrid takes up three floors of an old historic building, complete with comfortable common room, vending machines, a study area and library and 38 fully equipped classrooms.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - The methodology is 'open, flexible and interactive' and classes are small to ensure that you are given the best opportunity to learn possible. Don Quijote is accredited by ALTO NAFSA: Association of International Educators; European Association for International Education; the "Instituto Nacional de Consumo"; the Global Work Experience Association, GWEA and Instituto Cervantes amongst other credentials.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - You are a bit spoilt for choice when it comes to the courses on offer; there are several Intensive Spanish courses, including Super-Intensive and Part-time. Additionally you could choose to study Spanish with Culture or Spanish with Business, either with or without an internship. DELE Preparation is also available and much more besides. All courses and their content correspond to 6 levels (Beginner to advanced) and you will be tested upon arrival to ascertain to which one you are best suited.
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  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Don Quijote organises free cultural workshops and classes on aspects of Spanish culture such as Flamenco, Bull Fighting and Art. Dance classes and cinema trips and wine tasting are also sometimes featured. Additionally, should you fancy a little weekend trip away to make the most of your Spanish experience and put that Spanish to good use, the school also offers weekend and day trips to Segovia and the nearby mountains for a spot of horse riding.
  • Accommodation - With regard to where to make your humble abode for the duration of your Spanish Course, this Spanish institution in Madrid offers a stay with a Spanish host family, accommodation in a student residence, a private apartment or a shared apartment. Something for everyone's budget!

Tandem Escuela Internacional de Español

Facts and Figures

LocationCalle Marqués de Cubas, Metro Banco de España and Sevilla
Size Medium, Capacity for 150 students.
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 10, Average 5
Summer Camps AvailableNo
Internet AccessYes (Free computer access and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessNo
Websitehttp://www.tandem-madrid.com/spanish-courses-spain.php

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  • Facilities and Services - The school at Tandem has 14 fully equipped classrooms, an area for catering, a courtyard and a multimedia room with multiple resources.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Teachers provide well-prepared classes combining all the different elements vital to learning a language. The focus is on each individual student as Tandem recognises that you are all different. Tandem is a member of Instituto Cervantes, Tandem International Network, Fundación TANDEM San Sebastian, FEDELE, the CSN Programme of the Swedish Government and Bildungsurlaub courses consisting of 6 classes a day accredited as vocational training in Germany, as well as WYSETC and ALTO.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - Tandem offers Standard and Intensive Spanish Courses, as well as Combination Courses involving both group and one to one lessons, DELE Preparation and a special 'Spanish + Spa' weekend course, amongst others. The levels of ability at Tandem are based on the standard European model, which breaks Spanish language ability up into 6 levels from Breakthrough to Mastery. You will receive a free level test on your first day to determine the appropriate level for you.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Visits to various well known spots in Madrid are included in the price of your course such as trips to the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace...and even some karaoke nights. For a few more pennies you can participate in trips to nearby towns such as Segovia and Toledo.
  • Accommodation - Tandem Spanish School in Madrid offer you the chance to stay with a local Spanish family throughout the duration of your course, a student residence, a hotel or hostel, an apartment and a flat shared with Spaniards.