Guide To Learning Spanish In Madrid

The Best Spanish Language Courses in Madrid

The Spanish capital considers itself to the  world capital of Spanish, a language spoken by some 500 million people around the world.

Madrid is the political capital of Spain as well as it´s economic heart.  It is also home to the main linguistic institutions linked to Castellano ( Castillian Spanish) – notably the Real Academia Española,  which acts as its guardian, the National Library and  Instituto Cervantes.  Madrid´s Las Letras neighbourhood has been a source of inspiration to numerous generations of writers who through prose and poetry have enriched the Spanish language.

There are also university courses (Autónoma, ComplutenseCarlos IIIRey Juan CarlosAlcalá), in addition to language schools for those looking to further study the language and it´s literature.

AIL Madrid

AIL Madrid have 3 schools in Madrid and are 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 Madrid allows you to do a high school year in Spain and provides gap year opportunities. The school only accepts students aged 17 and over.


Expanish is an award-winning Spanish language school with centers in Spain and Latin America. The Madrid school is located in the neighborhood of Salamanca and the premium facilities were completely refurbished in 2022. The school offers intensive language courses for students 16 and older as well as part-time night classes for those working in the city. Students can practice Spanish outside the classroom during the school’s free activities or by living with locals in a homestay.


Tandem is a centrally located academy with  different course options for adults, like immersion classes, business Spanish and preparation for the Spanish citizenship exam,  they also offer junior programmes, where students aged 15–17 can come to study and live with a host family.

International House

International House has been established since the 1980s and offers a wide range of courses from learning basic Spanish  to courses specialised in older learners. They provide a number of tourist courses for those who wish to combine travel and learning.

Don Quijote School

Don Quijote has language schools throughout Spain. They offer a wide range of courses including the preparation for the official DELE examinations in addition to business Spanish and Chamber of Commerce exam preparatory classes.
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