Alicante is known for its clean, award-winning sandy beaches, blue waters and wonderful Mediterranean climate. Although Alicante does attract tourists, it’s a truly Spanish city, rich in culture and architecture. During your Spanish course in Alicante you may see one of the city’s many festivals, famous throughout Spain.
During the ‘Hogueras’ festival, you’ll see enormous papier maché sculptures and fireworks, whilst the ‘Moors & Christians’ festival reflects the city’s long history with Arabic culture. Daily life in Alicante is a pleasure, and Postiguet beach, in the centre of the city, is a favourite with many of our students who take a Spanish course in Alicante.
One of Alicante’s most famous landmarks is the Explanada de Espanya, a beautiful promenade that encircles the marina and acts as a gathering place for locals on their traditional evening paseo. Rows of flowers and palm trees separate pedestrians in Alicante from the city’s traffic and the Spanish midday sun. It’s easy to see why locals and tourists alike love to walk along the iconic wavy-patterned tiles day and night. Take your own stroll along the promenade, appreciating the true essence of Alicante, whilst stopping off for a coffee, cocktail or a refreshing ice cream.
Just 2 minutes’ walk from the beach, our Alicante (Marina) school is fringed by palm trees, and has splendid views of the city harbour and the beach. There are 6 spacious air-conditioned classrooms, a library and video room and free Internet access.
An ‘Intensive’ course of 20 group lessons per week is a great choice if you want to strike the perfect balance between the time spent in the classroom learning the language and the time spent outside of the classroom practising it.
If you only have a short time available and what to make as much progress as possible during that time, then the ‘Super-Intensive’ course of 25 + 5 lessons per week is an excellent choice. Each week you will have 20 lessons of general Spanish, 5 lessons on Spanish culture and 5 lessons focusing on conversation skills.
Alternatively, if you really want to concentrate on something specific, a course of private lessons really would allow the course to be tailored to your own requirements.
You can choose between host family and shared apartment accommodation in Alicante.
Host family accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast or half board basis and is definitely the better option from a linguistic point of view as your hosts will be very pleased to speak with you in Spanish.
If you choose shared apartment accommodation, you will normally share with other international students. Usually, you will have your own bedroom and will share the kitchen, bathroom and other facilities with your flatmates. You will be able to use the kitchen to prepare your own meals, as this is a self-catering option. Please note that shared apartment accommodation is generally comfortable but basic and so is most popular amongst students in their twenties.
Our Spanish school in Alicante usually arranges activities a couple of times per week. All activities are completely optional and so will normally require a minimum number of participants in order to run. There may be a small additional charge, payable directly to the school to cover costs such as entrance fees, transport etc. The activities vary from week to week, but some examples include Spanish film screenings, Latin dance lessons, trips to museums, and excursions to places such as Granada and Madrid.
Fly into Alicante International Airport. From here, you can take public transport to your accommodation or we can arrange a private airport transfer for you (please note that there is an additional charge for this service).