Learn Spanish in Bilbao!
In the province of Biscay in north central Spain, surrounded by mountains and beaches, Bilbao is a truly exciting city in which to study Spanish! Often referred to as the ‘capital of joy and satisfaction’ you can be sure to feel welcomed to this city by the friendly locals, who are famous for their delicious cuisine, tapas bars and fiestas! Bilbao is also known as one of the main financial, commercial and cultural centres of Spain, and this is evident in its fantastic shopping, cultural events and institutions such as the Guggenheim museum, entertainment and sports events. Bilbao also has an average year-round temperature of 20°c and this, coupled with its coastal location makes it an excellent destination for those who enjoy water sports!
Our school in Bilbao
Our Spanish language school in Bilbao is located in the city centre, near Abando station and the Arriarga Theatre. The school offers first-rate facilities for learning Spanish including free Internet access at the school (via PCs and a wireless network), as well as the school’s own library and film collection. All this is offered to help you make as much progress as possible during your stay at the school.
|Lesson length:||55 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||5|
|Average class size:||10|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (20) - Winter (12) per week|
|Affiliations:||Instituto Cervantes, Bildungsurlaub, CSN|
|Included in fees:||Didactic material and leisure activities|
|Typical activities:||Beach, tapas tours, salsa, wine tasting courses, excursions|
|School closed on:||01/01, 18/04, 21/04, 25/07, 31/07, 15/08, 08/12, 25/12|
Spanish language courses offered at our school in Bilbao include group courses of 20 lessons per week, DELE exam preparation courses, Business Spanish courses, Spanish courses for teachers, Spanish and Volunteering and Spanish and Work Experience programmes. Therefore, you are sure to find a course to meet your requirements!
Our school in Bilbao offers a wide range of accommodation options, to suit all lifestyles and budgets. You can choose from self-catering accommodation in a shared apartment or student residence and hotel or hostel accommodation. You may also like to consider staying with a carefully selected host family, who will welcome you into their home and encourage you to speak Spanish! This type of accommodation is offered on a half or full board basis, giving you the opportunity to live and eat as the Spanish do!
Activities are arranged regularly at our school in Bilbao, in order to give you a taste of the local culture, experience the city and practice your Spanish outside of the classroom! Examples of activities offered include guided tours through the historical centre of the city, trips to the theatre, concerts, festivals, carnivals, Latino and salsa music, Spanish film screenings, tapas nights and visits to Vittoria, San Sebastian, Santander, other nearby towns and beaches.
How to get there
We would be happy to arrange airport transfers for you, although these are not included in the course price.
The Great Bilbao!
While you are in Bilbao you will hear for sure: “el Gran Bilbao”, as locals call their city. Its locals tend to think that their city is the best in the world, and you will always listen how they talk about the city in a very proud way! At the beginning I thought that my host family and the school were just exaggerating about the city, but then I realized they were talking seriously!!! After enjoying a month in the Great Bilbao I could understand why they talked in such a way about Bilbao.
First of all, the city has loads of things to do and see, as you could expect from a quite big city like this (don’t forget the Geggenheim museum). In addition to that, you can enjoy going to one of the nearby sandy beaches, going to the nearby green and fresh mountains or just going for a walk along the Ría of Bilbao. However, Bilbao is a city you really need to EXPERIENCE. I was there in August, in my opinion, a good time of the year for visiting this city.