Accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, AIL offers 24 different Spanish courses from A1 (beginner) to C2 (advanced). You can do private classes, group classes or exam preparation, and all classes are taught by native Spanish speakers. You can even do Spanish dance or arts classes to bolster your creative side while learning the language at the same time. In addition, AIL allows you to do a high school year in Spain and provides gap year opportunities. The school only accepts students aged 17 and over.
AIL Madrid, Calle O’Donnell 27, 1º, 28009 Madrid, +34 914 35 48 01
In addition to having plenty of different course options for adults, like immersion classes, business Spanish and preparation for the Spanish citizenship exam, TANDEM also offers junior programs, where students aged 15–17 can come to study and live with a host family. The Instituto Cervantes-accredited school even offers special classes for au pairs and courses focused on specific subjects, such as Spanish wine, cinema and art.
TANDEM, Calle del Marqués de Cubas, 8, 28014 Madrid, +34 915 32 27 15
International House Madrid
With various locations throughout Madrid, International House has been teaching Spanish as well as other languages for more than 30 years. Besides offering basic Spanish courses, they also offer a special courses for those aged 50 and over related to learning Spanish language and culture. They also have a ‘seven cities‘ course, where you’ll be able to travel through seven of Spain’s major cities whilst learning the language, and a sightseeing course, which allows you to learn and be a tourist at the same time.
IH Madrid, Calle de Zurbano, 8, 28010 Madrid, +34 902 14 15 17
Don Quijote has Spanish language schools all over the country, and their hub in Madrid offers plenty of professional preparation courses, like DELE exam courses, business Spanish and Chamber of Commerce exam preparatory classes. Some of the business modules even include meetings with business professionals or professors, allowing you to practice Spanish and network at the same time.
Don Quijote, Calle Duque de Liria, 6, 28015 Madrid, +34 913 60 41 33
With a new location in Madrid’s fancy Barrio Salamanca, this school boasts 15 air conditioned classrooms and a library. Spanish courses include plenty of language instruction, but also include elements of sightseeing, wine tasting, cooking, cinematic screenings and all sorts of other cultural learning experiences. Sampere also offers senior courses for adults over 50.
Estudio Sampere, Calle de Don Ramón de la Cruz, 83, 28006 Madrid ,+34 914 31 43 66
LAE offers kids and family Spanish classes in Madrid, which could be especially useful when it comes to reinforcing the use of Spanish in a bilingual family. The school also offers corporate Spanish classes, intensives and year-long programs for students. These include lots of cultural activities and social opportunities. Plenty of extra support and private classes are offered, like their special one-to-one power hour which can help reinforce what you’ve learned in a group class.
This Spanish language school offers evening and intensive courses for those who may have to work or study while learning Spanish. There’s even Skype classes available for those who may not be able to attend classes in person. InHispania has an onsite library where you can study, and has started up a blog to help prospective students understand more about Madrid and Spanish culture in general.
InHispania, Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 3, 28004 Madrid, +34 915 21 22 31
Besides offering a variety of Spanish courses, Lingua Madrid focuses on organizing plenty of excursions and activities for their students, allowing them to really get to know the city through sightseeing, museums, sports and even hiking. The school offers intensive courses and attempts to work around your schedule if you are working or studying at the same time as learning the language.
Lingua Madrid, Calle Raimundo Lulio, 7, 28010 Madrid, +34 931 76 15 36