Madrid is a city that attracts tourists from around the world and it’s no surprise that they also want to learn Spanish. The Spanish language is becoming more and more popular as more people are interested in learning it.
Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the world, and Madrid is one of the best cities to learn it. The following are ten of the top language schools in Madrid (in no particular order).
Inhispania – Spanish Courses in Madrid, Spain is a reliable school for anyone who wants to learn the Spanish language. In 2015 they were rated with an average of 4.8 stars out of 5 by their customers on Yelp. One customer expressed how they had a great experience with the staff by emphasizing how attentive and professional they were; another one mentioned that he was very satisfied because the classes offer much immersion for his learning needs.
One hold back is that there isn’t always shade outside where some of the classrooms are located, but if you’re not too bothered then it’s perfect!
A major part of learning any language is making mistakes, and at both Inhispania – Spanish Courses in Madrid, Spain, and at many other language schools in Madrid, you will have plenty of time to do just that.
Inhispania not only offers Spanish courses to its students but also other languages too such as English, German, French, and Italian. Students can choose from various course lengths and class schedules ranging from 15 hours a week to 20 hours a week.
Spanish Courses in Madrid – Spanish Language Courses is a school with prices slightly higher than Inhispania’s, but still affordable for anyone wishing to learn the language. One customer had this to say about Spanish Courses in Madrid – Spanish Language Courses, “Learning a new language is incredibly difficult. I can’t stress how good these people are. Not only do they have amazing teaching methods and a great curriculum, but the owner is extremely friendly and helpful.”
TANDEM Escuela Internacional
If you’re looking for a private school, then look no further. TANDEM Escuela Internacional offers private classes, and with prices starting from €360 per week, it’s surely a great option to visit. You will learn from native teachers! The general consensus about the school is that it’s a great place to learn Spanish as they offer a high level of immersion in Madrid due to the fact that most students are also learning Spanish. One customer even mentioned how the teachers at TANDEM Escuela Internacional are very professional. “They also have a unique teaching style, which is both fun and effective.”
As well as Spain, TANDEM Escuela Internacional also teaches Spanish in Latin America.
Spanish for Foreigners is yet another school that offers private classes. The lessons are adapted to what the students want to learn. And feedback on this school is excellent too; one customer said, “This was my first experience with language learning and it was great! The course was well prepared and they give you everything you need to be able to learn independently”.
In fact, this school has 4.8 stars out of 5 on Yelp, and the reviews are so positive that they have a customer review to represent every year.
AIL Madrid is a small school that is based in the center of Madrid. It offers one-on-one classes and group classes. Prices start at €350 per week for a private class, but AIL can also organize accommodation. Although they do not offer accommodation (which is more expensive in Madrid anyway), they will help you to find it!
Many customers have said that their experience with AIL was very enjoyable, and they give lots of information about the area which can be very helpful to students staying there for an extended period of time. The school has excellent reviews with 4.7 stars out of 5 on Yelp and the reviews are always full of praise for the teachers and the venue.
The staff at AIL Madrid is absolutely amazing, one customer said, “I would definitely recommend AIL Madrid to anyone! The teachers are very good, patient, funny and helpful.”
The name says it all. LAE Madrid is a school dedicated to teaching Spanish to foreigners. The school has learning plans that work well for students who have little or no experience in Spanish.
One student said, “I had been having trouble learning a language and when I enrolled at LAE, the teachers were very patient and made sure that I understood everything before moving on to the next step.”
In addition to private classes, LAE also offers group lessons, Spanish lessons for children, and available accommodation which is an added bonus for international students who are planning on staying in Madrid for a while.
Spanish School Santa Bárbara
This school offers a wide variety of courses. If you’re short on time then choose the 10-week program. If you’re looking for something a little more intensive they offer a 40-week program as well. Prices start at €360 per week for the 10-week program and €480 per week for the 40-week program.
One customer had this to say, “It was a very good experience in Santa Bárbara. I would recommend this school to everyone who is looking to learn Spanish! The teachers were really helpful and followed your step by step during your classes.”
And of course, there are more additional benefits of studying at this school than just teaching language. One happy customer said that they were planning on learning Spanish but had no idea about the language when they arrived at Santa Bárbara and by the end of their time at the school, they felt like they had a grasp of the language.
Another excellent aspect about this school is that it offers you an opportunity to network with other people studying there from a variety of different countries to help learn from each other and sharing experiences and offering support.
Spanish School Madrid | NLC | Native Language College Madrid
Spanish School Madrid is a school that offers private, semi-private, and group classes. They also provide accommodation. The school has a wide variety of program options including an intensive course that lasts 40 weeks and costs €480 per week and also a 10-week intensive program which costs €360.
Although this is a language school with excellent reviews (4.7 out of 5 on Yelp), please note that the average student rating on Course Report is only 2 out of 5 stars.
Spanish School Madrid is a school that has been around since 1980. Although they’ve evolved and expanded their offerings over the years, Spanish School Madrid’s goal has always been to keep it small and personal.
One customer had this to say, “The classes here were really great. My teacher was really patient and helped me improve my grammar skills. She also spoke good English as well so we were able to communicate which was a huge plus for me. I definitely recommend this language school!”
Another happy customer had this to say, “The school is really good! The teachers are really funny and make time to connect with the students.”
Spanish School Madrid offers a variety of program options. There is a 50% discount for returning students and also for families with more than one student enrolled at the school.
If you’re looking for something more affordable, there is a family discount as well. Prices start at €360 per week in the summer and €450 per week in the winter. Prices do vary by teacher.
Estudio Sampere Madrid – Spanish Language School
Estudio Sampere offers Spanish lessons in Madrid and has a total of 10 different programs varying from 10 weeks to 36 weeks. There are a variety of different price options including a 10 week intensive course for 70€ per week or a 6-week intensive course for 50€ per week. The school has been around since 1983 and has over 5,000 students attending their classes each year.
Course Report reviewers give the school an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Estudio Sampere Madrid is located in the Príncipe de Vergara district of Madrid.
Another satisfied client had this to say, “The school is really useful and the teacher teaches well.”
If you’re looking for something more affordable, there is a 10-week intensive course for 50€ per week or a 6-week intensive course for 50€ per week. Prices start at €40 per session or €120 per month.
Élite Lenguas-Spanish Language School
Élite Lenguas is a Madrid-based school that offers Spanish language classes for students of all levels!
They have programs available for absolute beginners to advanced students. Their school offers one-on-one and small group instruction, online courses, exam preparation, and private tutoring at an affordable price.
Course Report reviewers give Élite Lenguas an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. One student wrote:
“The places were great, clean with no big groups. The individual attention the teachers gave each person was so helpful. I would definitely recommend this program.”
Another student wrote:
“My Spanish experience was great. The immersion really helped me to understand the language and culture better, but also made me more confident in my own abilities.”
Students who complete our Spanish Program at Élite Lenguas can use their certificate for college credit at almost 100 universities around the world. Courses are offered at over 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. After completion of my comprehensive course, I received a scholarship to the University of San Francisco in California. The university said that my Spanish skills were unrivaled by the other students in the school, and they gave me a nice letter because of it!
Élite Lenguas offers classes at their school and also online. Sometime in 2014 they also opened a school in New York City which is still open today. All students have access to the Élite Lenguas center located on the third floor and to the terrace. They can also take advantage of its Wi-Fi connection for free. If you want to give me a call, I will be happy to help you!
I really liked this school because they have a variety of programs for any level of Spanish. I personally would recommend this school because it’s fun, interesting, and they offer good incentives for students to come back and continue studying Spanish. Also, they treated me very well and I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.
Viva Spanish is a school that offers private classes and group classes. Prices start at €300 per week for a 10-week program. They also offer accommodation which costs €150 per month for a shared apartment that accommodates 2 students.
One Course Report reviewer writes:
“This school is good at what they do and they have a great structure for the introductory level of Spanish. The teachers are friendly and really try to engage the students in the classroom.”
Another reviewer had this to say, “The school also offers a pretty good course for the lower levels of Spanish which they run in their school. They have a one-on-one approach which is really nice for people who want to learn Spanish at an easy-to-understand level. I would definitely recommend this school if you are interested in learning Spanish at an intermediate level.”
Students have access to the school’s kitchen, and they can also use their gym if they want to. Students can also take advantage of the walking tour if they choose to.
The school has holiday breaks in the following periods: January, February, March, April, June, December. Bookings and inquiries can be made online.
Viva Spanish is a school that opened in Madrid in 2011. It has received an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Course Report.
Spanish in Madrid is located right in the center of the city. The school is located in a beautiful apartment that was specially designed for language learning. The school has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
One customer had this to say about the instructor, “I really liked my teacher because she was very encouraging and answered all of my questions without being impatient. She also knew the most common Spanish words and expressions that I was going to use every day. She made learning Spanish easy.”
Another customer said, “I started learning Spanish with Richard Sanchez. He is an experienced teacher and his methods are perfect for beginners like me. I always felt comfortable in his class. I would definitely recommend this school to every student who wants to learn Spanish in a simple and interesting way! Richard is my favorite teacher ever!”
Club de Español
Club de Español is a language school that offers: Spanish lessons, intensive courses, exam preparation, and much more! The only thing that makes me sad is that they don’t offer accommodation at the school, but they have several options to choose from.
One student said, “I learned how to talk fast! The teachers are friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone who wants to learn Spanish.”
Another customer had this to say, “The schools offer classes for all levels. The teachers are always very helpful and explain everything to you step by step.”
The school’s current location in Madrid was opened in 1996. Today, Club de Español is one of the biggest language schools in Madrid and also offers courses for corporate clients. The school also offers courses for adults, kids, and teenagers.
One Course Report reviewer said:
“I really enjoyed my course at Club de Español. The teachers are very friendly and the school atmosphere was relaxed. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone interested in learning Spanish in Madrid. The school is in a good location, close to the city center and the public transportation. The school offers also accommodation to students who are planning on staying for over 2 weeks.”
And another reviewer said, “The teachers at Club de Español are very nice and friendly. They help you learn the language step by step.”
All the schools listed above have well-equipped classrooms and are located in a variety of different areas of Madrid that are located close to public transportation and many museums and parks. The schools in the center of Madrid have their classrooms in beautiful apartment buildings. Students can take advantage of the building’s amenities which include a pool, gym, and a library.
Do you know of any other Spanish schools in Madrid? Tell us about it in the comments!