Madrid is magic. A wonderful and sprawling melting pot of cosmopolitan influences, conservative Spanish traditions, outlandishly trendy neighbourhoods, high art and international business, Madrid is exciting and limitless.
For Spanish language students seeking a thrilling city destination, it is a sure choice. In case you are finding it hard to pick the right Spanish language course in Madrid, We has put together a Top 5 guide of the city’s best private language schools and university Spanish courses.
1. AIL Madrid
AIL Madrid offers a good range of high standard courses and many little extras. This school also makes up for all the course dates and after-class activities that are lost on Spanish bank holidays, which is highly unusual and means that you’ll get both quality and time in exchange for your money.
The school has modern facilities and services, which include WiFi, touch screen computers, a Self Study Centre, plus a 24-hour emergency telephone number and a Student Care Team to look after you during your stay. You can choose a course to suit you from over 20 different language programmes. All lessons are held in small groups of maximum 8 students and taught by trained and degree-qualified native Spanish teachers. Ten education organisations, like for instance the Cervantes Institute, have awarded their official accreditation to AIL Madrid.
There is also an impressive range of over 60 different cultural and extra-curricular activities, which are run on a rota, allowing students to choose cultural pursuits like sightseeing, lessons on history, art and customs, social events like trips to restaurants or tapas bars, and special interest classes like flamenco or even belly dancing. The activities are considered a part of the school’s language programme, so most are free and you’ll mostly only have to pay for entrance tickets, transport or food if those are required as part of the event.
The school is located in a beautiful old central Madrid neighbourhood, which is home to many upmarket hotels, boutiques and restaurants, and provides a charming and elegant backdrop for your stay in Madrid.
2. Babylon Idiomas Madrid
Babylon Idiomas Madrid has dedicated, enthusiastic teaching staff, and a superb location only a few blocks from the Puerta del Sol.
With free WiFi, a student dining area, audio-visual facilities, air-con in the summer, heating in the winter, and a book and DVD library, Babylon Madrid offers all the mod cons to students. The classes restrict attendance to 8 students, so you can expect highly focused tuition and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Part of Babylon Idiomas’ course program is their busy activity agenda, with events like the weekly “Happy Miércoles” where s tudents and teachers go out for tapas, learn salsa or flamenco dancing, take part in wine tasting evenings or go out to bars and clubs. There is also a weekly Spanish cinema afternoon every Thursday.
Babylon Madrid enjoys a perfect location on Plaza Santa Ana, which is at walking distance from the Prado Museum, shopping, bars and pubs, tapas, the Gran Via and is extremely accessible by