Learn Spanish in Cadiz

Learn Spanish in Cadiz

Spanish School

Spanish school in Cadiz

The Spanish school in Cadiz is a modern school, situated in the best neighbourhood of Cadiz: Bahia Blanca, only a few metres from the beach, the old city walls and the town centre.

It is a spacious and light building with 8 fully-equipped classrooms with audio-visual systems, interactive whiteboards, and air-conditioning. Facilities also include a multimedia room, conference room, wheelchair access, video library, Wi-Fi and computers. The Spanish school provides a pleasant atmosphere for students to study in and ensures they receive plenty of personal attention. On top of everything we also have a large rooftop terrace where you can relax and chat with the other students.

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International House World OrganisationInternational House: A Commitment to quality
In 1997, the Spanish Language School in Cadiz, decided to join the International House World Organisation. This worldwide association of independent language schools unites more than 159 schools in over 52 different countries around the globe. Each one has its own unique flavor, but they all share the same aspiration: the very highest standards in language education.

Schools affiliated with International House have a proven dedication to high quality in teaching, facilities, and student care.

All schools are inspected prior to affiliation and if they do not meet our standards of quality, they cannot use the International House brand. This ensures that International House remains a name that both students and teachers can trust.

IALC: The International Association of Language Centres
The Spanish Language School in Cadiz is also a member of IALC. Established in 1983, IALC accredits over 140 year-round, and summer centres, teaching 9 languages in 22 different countries.

All language schools are quality checked to make sure they are up to IALC’s criteria. As well as outstanding teaching standards and service, they have their own character and a connection with their local community.

Students and International representatives choose IALC schools for guaranteed professionalism, personal attention and an exceptional learning experience.

Instituto Cervantes
The Cadiz school has been accredited by Instituto Cervantes, which means it meets the conditions set by the institute’s Accreditation System for Centres. This is the only international accreditation system exclusively focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

Spanish Courses

Minimum age: 17

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general Spanish course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of Spanish or complete beginners that have a short time to learn Spanish in Cadiz.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 17

Intensive course

This course is as the standard course but with 5 extra Spanish lessons per week of no more than 8 students per class. Ideal for students that want an Intensive short term Spanish language course.

Lessons per week 25 Duration 1-12+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 17

Combined courses

Students follow the Standard Spanish course and have an extra 5 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20+5 or 20+10 Duration 1-12+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 17

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 5 or 20 Duration 1-12+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 17

DELE preparation course

Students follow the Spanish Standard course with 10 lessons per week specifically tailored to DELE Exam preparation. DELE exams are held in May, August and November.

Lessons per week 10 or 20+10 Duration 4 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 8 or 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 17

Spanish & Surf course

The Spanish School in Cadiz offers its students the chance to combine Spanish classes and surfing lessons. Students will receive 20 general Spanish intensive classes per week plus 2 lessons of 90 minutes per week. Some of the many beaches of Cadiz offer excellent conditions for surfers.

Lessons per week 20+2 Duration 1-4+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 17

Spanish for 50+ course

The Spanish 50+ course focuses on the acquisition of Spanish languages skills for students 50 or over, through the most important traditions and cultural events of Spain. This course is a cultural and language holiday for students 50+ who are young at heart and wish to learn Spanish in Cadiz for leisure and personal enrichment. For more information, see Spanish 50+ course in Cadiz.

Lessons per week 20+ Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 8
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 50



Host Family

This accommodation option suits students who want to immerse in everyday Spanish life and tradition, and enjoy family atmosphere and meals. The Spanish host families are selected on several criteria: location, quality of the lodging, furniture, equipment and food. Families are also selected on the basis of their hospitality and positive feedback from students.

This option is available as breakfast, half-board or full-board. Weekly laundry and cleaning is included. Although you will have your own keys to come and go as you please, you will have to respect some rules and schedules, especially for mealtimes. Some higher standard rooms with private bathroom are available on request.

Shared flat

Shared flats are offered to Spanish students by locals who are eager to share their apartment with our students. As with the home stay option, this accommodation is carefully selected on a variety of criteria. This option gives you freedom and gives you access to all facilities, kitchen, bathroom, etc. This formula is an excellent solution for those looking for independence, but who still wish to practice Spanish at home.

Student Residence

The student residence is located in the heart of the historical and commercial centres of Cadiz and within walking distance of the school.

The residence in Cadiz is an old building recently renovated, with modern equipment and furniture. It can house about 15 students: 3 double or triple rooms, 4 double rooms and 1 individual room.

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A transfer service from Jerez, Seville or Malaga airport to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.



Cadiz is the ideal place to experience the Spanish way of life due to the wide range of cultural activities it can provide. The Spanish school in Cadiz offers students a daily programme of social activities to help them discover the city and its history. This varied programme helps students to fit into their new lifestyle in addition to the language classes they receive. The vast majority of activities are free.

Example of a weekly cultural programme:

Monday: Guided tour of Cadiz

Tuesday: Cultural class on Salvador Dali

Wednesday: Bus trip to see the Historical sites of Cadiz

Thursday: Visit to Casa Pinillo

Friday: Flamenco Show

Saturday: Full day excursion to Morocco


How to get to Cadiz

Airport pick-up service
The school provides a shuttle service for 60 € (one way), directly from the Jerez International airport to the accommodation.
The chauffeur will hold a sign with the student’s name on it. If the student does not see him, he should wait at Iberia luggage claim counter in the arrival hall.
NB: Should the student not arrive with the flight confirmed, and if changes of the arrival details are not received in the office by 13:00 on Friday, he/she will lose the transfer and will have to arrange an alternative transport to the accommodation. We recommend that the student takes a taxi.

Transfer from Seville airport: The school provides a shuttle service for 150 € (one way), directly from the Seville airport to the accommodation in Cadiz.

Transfer from Malaga airport: The school provides a shuttle service for 195 € (one way), directly from the Malaga airport to the accommodation in Cadiz.
During the summer, the price of the shuttle service from Malaga airport to the accommodation in Cadiz would be 50 € (one way).

By Plane

The nearest International airport is in Jerez de la Frontera (35km). The next ones are Seville (130km), Gibraltar (140km) and Malaga (250km).

From Jerez airport it is possible to take a taxi to your accommodation address. This costs approximately 50 € from Monday to Friday and 60 € at the weekend and public holidays.
There are buses from Jerez airport to Cadiz bus-station at 08.45h, 10.45h and 19.45h Monday to Friday (price 3 €).
And from Jerez airport to Cadiz bus-station at 09.30h, 12.30h, 16.30h and 20.30h at weekends and public holidays (price 3 €).
Buses from the airport to Jerez bus-station leave approximately every hour and a
half Monday to Friday and at 09.30h, 12.30h, 16.30h and 20.30h at weekends
and public holidays (price 1 euro). A taxi from the airport to the centre of Jerez
costs 13.50 € Monday to Friday and 17.00 euros at weekends.
Trains leave Jerez for Cadiz approximately every hour and cost 3.40 €.
There are flights from Jerez to Madrid, Barcelona, England and Germany and the
airport is constantly expanding.

From Sevilla airport you can take a bus or a taxi to the centre of Seville. A taxi costs 25 euros approx (20% supplement during Semana Santa and Feria).
Luggage is paid for separately. The bus costs 4 €.
There are buses leaving every two hours, from 07.00h to 22.00h, from the bus station at El Prado de San Sebastian in the centre of Seville for Cadiz, The journey takes less than two hours and costs 11.40 euros.

From Malaga airport: take a bus or a taxi to Malaga bus-station. There are four  direct buses from Malaga to Cadiz leaving at 07.30h, 13.30h, 15.30h and 20.00h.
The journey takes four hours (except for the early one which makes more stops) and costs approximately 20 euro.
Alternatively, you can take a bus to Seville and then a connection to Cadiz (see below). Buses from the bus-station in Malaga to the bus-station in Seville leave more or less hourly from 07.00h to 19.30h (to 21.00h at weekends). The journey takes about three hours and costs approximately 18 euros.

By train
Frequent trains run to Jerez and about hourly to Seville. A very convenient way to come in from Madrid is with the Talgo train that runs twice a day covering the distance in about 5 hours. There are four stops in Cadiz but the last stop, which gets into the terminal at Plaza Sevilla, is the best option.

By bus
Most long range buses are handled by Comes from Plaza de Sevilla. The main bus station can be found next to the train station on Plaza de Sevilla. There is also a stop in the new part of town, opposite the hospital. There are also daily buses to
Madrid handled by Sociobus that cost approximately €30. The bus station is on the right hand side as you leave Cadiz.

By car
From Madrid, Cordoba, Granada and Seville you can use the A4. Coming from Algeciras, take the N340 all the way along the coast past Conil and Chiclana, then follow the signs to Cadiz.


Course Prices


1 lesson = 50 minutes  /  Minimum age = 17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



20 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class


25 lessons per week/ Max. 10 per class

1 € 205.00 € 255.00
2 € 410.00 € 510.00
3 € 600.00 € 755.00
4 € 790.00 € 998.00
6 € 1170.00 € 1478.00
8 € 1520.00 € 1920.00
12 € 2160.00 € 2760.00
16 € 2840.00 € 3640.00
20 € 3520.00 € 4520.00
24 € 3840.00 € 5040.00
32 € 4800.00 € 6400.00
extra weeks € 145.00 € 195.00



20 group + 5 or 10 private lessons per week/ Max. 10 per class

20 + 5 20 + 10
1 € 415.00 € 625.00
2 € 830.00 € 1250.00
3 € 1230.00 € 1860.00
4 € 1630.00 € 2470.00
8 - -
12 - -

20 + 10 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

4 weeks
€ 1198.00

20 Spanish & 2 Surf lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
€ 275.00 € 540.00 € 800.00 € 1058.00

20 lessons per week / Max. 8 per class

1 week 2 weeks
€ 390.00 € 636.00
10 lessons 20 lessons
 € 420.00 € 840.00

Accommodation Prices


Sunday to Saturday


Single room / Breakfast


Single room / Half board

1 € 160.00 € 200.00
2 € 320.00 € 400.00
3 € 480.00 € 600.00
4 € 640.00 € 800.00
6 € 960.00 € 1200.00
8 € 1280.00 € 1600.00
12 € 1920.00 € 2400.00
extra weeks € 160.00 € 200.00
extra night € 35.00 € 40.00
Private bathroom supplement in host family: € 45.00 per week

Special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, lactose free etc.) : € 10.00 per week

High season supplement (14th June - 13th September) : € 20.00 per week


Single room / Full board

Shared Flat

Single room / Self catering

1 € 230.00 € 115.00
2 € 460.00 € 230.00
3 € 690.00 € 345.00
4 € 920.00 € 460.00
6 € 1380.00 € 690.00
8 € 1840.00 € 920.00
12 € 2760.00 € 1380.00
extra weeks € 230.00 € 115.00
extra night € 45.00 € 25.00
Private bathroom supplement in host family: € 45.00 per week

Special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, lactose free etc.) : € 10.00 per week

High season supplement ( 14th June - 13th September) : € 20.00 per week


Only available July to September


July & August September
1 € 220.00 € 200.00
2 € 440.00 € 400.00
3 € 660.00 € 600.00
4 € 880.00 € 800.00
6 € 1320.00 -
8 € 1760.00 -
extra night € 37.00 € 37.00
Special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, lactose free etc.) : € 10.00 per week
Low Season High Season
1 € 450.00 € 600.00
2 € 900.00 € 1200.00
3 € 1350.00 € 1800.00
4 € 1800.00 € 2400.00
6 € 2700.00 € 3600.00
8 € 3600.00 € 4800.00
extra weeks € 400.00 € 600.00
extra night € 65.00 € 100.00
High season: 14th June-  13th September
MALAGA AIRPORT GROUP SHUTTLE (Only on Sundays from 14th June - 16th August) € 50.00

2020 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE, COMBINED AND SPANISH & SURF COURSE: Non- beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on dates shown in RED. *Indicates a Tuesday start date.
JANUARY 7 13 20 27
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 31
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 13 19 26
NOVEMBER 3 9 16 23 30
DECEMBER 7 14 21
DELE PREPARATION COURSE Please contact the office for start dates & exam dates.

30th March-

4th May - Art & History

1st June - Wine & Gastronomy

28th September - Art & History

26th October - Wine & Gastronomy

30th November

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 6th January, 24th & 28th February, 10th April, 1st May , 7th & 12th October, 2nd November and 7th & 8th December . Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded. Christmas break Friday 20th December 2019 to Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Christmas break Friday 18th December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021


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