If you are looking for a Spanish course in a cosy, idyllic setting within reach of many major towns and cities, but away from the flow of tourists, then choose a language programme at our Spanish school in El Puerto de Santa Maria, in Andalusia! El Puerto is situated just 90 minutes from Seville, on the beautiful Costa de la Luz coast, in the south of Spain.
Cadiz is the closest city across the “Bahia” and Malaga and Gibraltar also make excellent day trips from El Puerto de Santa Maria! The Costa De la Luz is in fact one of the favourite places in Spain for Spanish tourism, so you will benefit from getting to know an authentic Spanish setting, which can only be a huge advantage to your language learning adventure!
El Puerto is a town very rich in culture and history, well known for the lovely nearby beaches, for the food and drink, for Flamenco dancing, for the running of the bulls and for the numerous sherry houses, producing this world-famous beverage! El Puerto is a great place to learn Spanish with a total immersion experience and with plenty of things to do and see in your spare time.
The town of El Puerto is small enough to explore on foot and our school building is situated just 10 minutes walk from the historic town centre, close to Puntilla beach and the famous bull ring. There are 7 classrooms, a student lounge and a conference room. There are also many bars, cafes and shops located conveniently close to the school and the school has its own on-site student residence on the upper floor of the building, with a beautiful large sun terrace on the roof.
The most popular programme at our school in El Puerto de Santa Maria is the Intensive course, consisting of 20 Spanish classes each week, in groups of just 9 students maximum. This is a great choice for improving your overall Spanish level and language skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation. The teachers place a lot of importance on ensuring that you have confidence to use what you learn in class in everyday situations. The course is available at all levels of Spanish and for any duration.
For students who would like to make fast progress and feel that the group classes are not quite enough, then the ideal option would be the Intensive course plus Private Lessons. The individual lessons are totally catered to your own needs and requirements.
There is a DELE Exam Preparation course for all students who wish to obtain the certificate of Spanish as a foreign language, officially recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The teachers will help you to meet the requirements needed and to obtain your best possible grade in the exam. There are 2 extra hours each day for exam preparation and the course lasts 4 weeks.
To combine learning Spanish with some action and traditional culture we also offer a Spanish and Dance course for students who would like to learn flamenco, sevillanas or rumba lessons in the afternoons! Contact us for further details or any questions you might have!
Students can stay with Spanish host families in El Puerto, on a half-board or full-board basis. This is the perfect way to get to know the local people and to experience the true way of life in this beautiful coastal town in southern Spain! Of course, you will have the possibility to practise Spanish every day with your hosts and so you can expect to make rapid progress! All of the families or hosts live close to the school and you will have your own room and share the bathroom facilities and living areas.
There is an on-site residence with 13 rooms in the school building, which is the ideal option for students who wish to share with other international students. You can choose between a private or a shared bathroom and the there is a communal kitchen to prepare your meals. There is WiFi access throughout the residence, as well as a lounge area, a dining room and a large roof terrace for sunbathing, relaxing or for preparing barbecues and evening drinks with fellow students and staff!
For students interested in staying in a self-catering apartment or in a hotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria, there are also plenty of available options. Please contact us for further details and suggestions.
There is a lot of emphasis on the social and activities programme at the school in El Puerto, where the staff and the teachers will do all that they can to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy your stay! All kinds of visits and excursions are offered, in combination with other events in and around the school. There are welcome drinks, cultural classes, cooking lessons, beach activities, sherry and wine tasting tours, horse-riding shows, hikes to the mountains and also city trips to Seville, Granada and also to Marrakesh! The town of El Puerto de Santa Maria is perfectly located in order for you to get the most of your Spanish course and enjoy a holiday on the coast at the same time!
Fly to Malaga, to Jerez de la Frontera, or to Seville airport and then take a coach to El Puerto de Santa Maria. Airport collection is available from Jerez airport.