Spanish School in Santiago

Spanish courses in Santiago at the best price.

Santiago de Compostela is known the world over for the pilgrimage route leading to it; The Way of Saint James. The city is bursting with life; home to a thriving university life as well as welcoming pilgrims from all over the world. It is a great place to take a Spanish course. You can choose from intensive courses of 20, 25 and 30 hours respectively, depending on your desired pace of learning.

We also offer the opportunity to take individual classes which can be adapted to your needs and preferences, meaning you can maximise your study time. The teachers are willing to come to students’ homes and offices.

We organise summer camps for groups of schoolchildren aged 12 and older. This course combines total immersion in the Spanish language with various activities such as water sports, culture, gastronomy, orienteering and fishing.

We place a special emphasis on the communicative aspects of the language such as comprehension and oral expression. We always look to apply these skills to real life situations.

The Spanish school in Santiago is situated in the centre of the city. The School has great spaces for learning, with lots of natural light, and modern equipment and teaching materials.

The city of Santiago de Compostela is known for its dynamic university life, which makes it the perfect place to study a Spanish course. The city´s nightlife is one of the most vibrant in Spain. Of course, you can also choose to combine your Spanish course with cultural activities and excursions, or simply visit local restaurants and enjoy the regions fantastic gastronomy.

Activities

Our school organises cultural activities that you can combine with your Spanish course. On the first day the School invites students for a tour of the city, followed by a drink and a tapa.

Listed here are some of the activities that we organise in Santiago:

  • Concerts, cinema and theatre
  • Social/coffee gatherings with teachers
  • Films
  • Spanish music sessions, with texts and explanations on the meanings of the lyrics
  • Spanish music sessions, with texts and explanations on the meanings of the lyrics
  • Visits to markets
  • Visits to artisan shops
  • Trips to fashionable shops
  • Popular Spanish games that help improve vocabulary
  • Wine tastings with the best Galician wine
  • Tapas tours in bars and taverns in the city’s Old Town
  • Excursions to Natural Park of Corrubedo, Cape Finisterre, A Coruña, Pontevedra and Vigo
  • Excursion to Rías Bajas, fishing villages and beaches
  • Trips to la Ribeira Sacra; one of the most beautiful natural spaces in Galicia
  • Hiking

Accommodation

In Santiago you can choose between a selection of accommodation:

Host families: The best way to get to know the daily life, culture and customs of the country, as well as learning and practicing the language. You can choose between full and half board accommodation.

Student residence: It is located 10 minutes’ walk from the School. You can choose between individual and double rooms. Bathrooms are shared. All of the rooms have a desk, wardrobe, TV and internet connection. There is also a daily cleaning service; towels and bedsheets are provided.

Shared apartment: Single or double rooms, fitted out with desks and heating. There is a washing machine and kitchen. There is a cleaning service for the communal areas; bathrooms, kitchen and lounge, once a week. The students should clean their own rooms. The apartment comes with towels and bedsheets. Between 4 and 6 people share each flat.

Individual apartment: This is an option for students who prefer independence.

Santiago is the final destination of the Way of Saint James. The Way of Saint James came into existence as a pilgrimage route in the 9th century and, since then, has united this city with the rest of Europe. Each year thousands upon thousands of pilgrimages experience this hike which mixes adventure with spirituality, which comes to an end at the Cathedral of Santiago, in one of the sacred cities of Christianity.

In Santiago gastronomy is art. The offering of restaurants and eateries is quite spectacular, with prices to fit every budget, but one thing in common; quality. Without a doubt you will eat well in this city. We recommend local products, especially the seafood, fish and beef.

Santiago is also a fun and lively university city, which hosts 33,000 students. As a result, the city has a special atmosphere, with an unmissable nightlife. The city never sleeps; it is home to an array of pubs and terraced bars.

If you enjoy nature, Santiago offers numerous parks and gardens. The city and its surroundings are filled with greenery. The city’s visitors can enjoying hiking in the surrounding forests and mountains. You can also enjoy fishing or golf.

Santiago has a great cultural offering, including music, concerts, theatre, cinema, exhibitions and festivals. One can find art dotted around the city, as well as in its many museums.

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