Located in the centre of the Canary Islands the “round” island of Gran Canaria is 47km wide and has the biggest population of all of the islands of the archipelago. This is the most cosmopolitan of the islands – an open and friendly place to study, with a great deal of cultural diversity and visitors from all over the world. Gran Canaria has the feel of mainland Spain but is associated with a much livelier atmosphere! The capital city of Las Palmas is a wonderful and intriguing place in which to learn Spanish.
It is a sunny city where you can improve or practice your Spanish by the beach and spend the afternoons and evenings in and around the city. The surroundings of Las Palmas offer all kinds of opportunities for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts, with plenty of adventure sports as well as more relaxing options such as sunbathing, shopping or enjoying the local cuisine in the many restaurants and bars. Transport facilities around the island are excellent and the staff at our school in the capital city Las Palmas will be happy to help and advise you with regards to any free time activity you might be interested in!
The capital town of Las Palmas is home to our Spanish language school which is open all through the year and located just 50m from the beach! The beautiful beach of Las Canteras offers over 3km long of fine golden sand right next to the school, with a wonderful promenade of bars, cafes and restaurants. You can start a Spanish course on any Monday of your choice if you have some previous Spanish knowledge, or on the first Monday of the month if you are a complete beginner!
In addition to 8 classrooms, there is a library and 2 terrace areas for relaxing between your classes, as well as free internet access in the school building. There is a student residence nearby offering half-board accommodation for all students and an activities programme of leisure, sports and cultural activities to give you the chance to get to know both Las Palmas and the other international students, in addition to practicing your Spanish!
The Intensive Spanish course is a general group course consisting of 20 classes per week, with focus on improving your skills in all areas of the Spanish language. If you wish to focus on particular skills, exam preparation, specific vocabulary or lessons related to certain topics, then there is the option to combine your general Spanish classes with two Private lessons each day, or to take one-to-one classes only, if you would prefer an individually tailored Spanish course.
The residence accommodation is situated just 10 minutes’ walk from our school along the lively beach promenade of Las Canteras. Each room has a private bathroom as well as sound proof windows, TV and internet access. Students receive breakfast and lunch at the school each day in the week, with breakfast and the evening meal at the weekends. Bed linen is provided in the residence and there is also a regular cleaning service.
Our school offers a weekly Tapas tour to the oldest and most fashionable quarter of the city, for students to get to know the town and each other over a beer or a wine and whilst tasting some of the local cuisine! There is also a weekly excursion to other parts of the island of Gran Canaria and the school staff will be pleased to help and advise you with regards to all other possibilities for you to make the very most out of your stay on this intriguing island!
All kinds of adventure sports activities are possible in and around Las Palmas, including mountain biking, trekking, hiking, scuba diving, windsurfing and all other watersports.
Nature lovers should visit Nublo – the most popular destination in Gran Canaria for hiking and the spectacular Dunes of Maspalomas are also a must-see, being the most unique natural formation on all the islands. If you wish to relax and enjoy the fine weather then there are numerous beautiful beaches and many of these are lined with enticing ice-cream cafes, restaurants serving fresh seafood and plenty of shopping options.
Fly into Las Palmas Airport. On arrival, we can arrange your transfer from the airport to your accommodation, however this is not included in the course price.