Spain | Granada | Intensive Spanish Course

Intensive Language Course

These courses are available throughout the year starting every Monday. Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.

Courses are available for all abilities of language skill from complete beginners to degree level and business Spanish.

You may also be interested in pairing a language course with a work experience placement by enrolling on our popular Work and Study courses.


Granada is most famously known for the Alhambra, a breathtaking palace reflecting Granada’s historic Moorish influence. This influence runs right through the city and can be seen in it's architecture, culture and narrow winding cobblestone streets. Granada is the capital of the province and is home to one of Spain’s greatest universities. Despite being a small city, with over 60,000 students Granada is a bustling place with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. With cafés, restaurants, bars and terraces all offering a variety of tapas and other local treats, Granada is the perfect place to study Spanish and experience southern Spanish culture.

The school is located in the heart of Granada close to the cathedral and at the foot of the Albaicín, 5 minutes walk from the Alhambra. Set in a recently renovated historical building, the school is spread over 4 floors; the ground and first floor house the school office, library, classrooms, computer lab with free internet connection, and a patio for the students to meet. The upper two floors consist of fully equipped apartments and a terrace which offers a panoramic view over Granada.

Language Course

The core course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using Spanish. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4 classes per day and these take place during the morning or afternoon. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their Spanish, meet new people and have some free time to participate in Spanish culture and life in Granada. The core course of 20 lessons also combines very well with a work experience option in our Work and Study package.

For students who want a more intensive experience there is also an option to add five or ten individual classes throughout the week (for an additional cost), the content of which will be decided by you in advance. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic, conversation or pronunciation.

You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.

Optional Social and Cultural Programme

The school offers a range of activities during the week, as well as longer full day excursions at the weekends. These are available for a charge and you can book through reception during your stay. You will be introduced to the activities as part of your induction on your first day.  These activities change weekly but include the following:

  • Walking Tour of the City
  • Flamenco Classes
  • Flamenco Show in the Caves
  • Alhambra Visit (subject to availability)


For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected Spanish host families. They will not only introduce you to the Spanish way of life and help you practise the Spanish language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.

Students of 16 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available.


Typically students travelling to Granda fly to either Granada Airport directly or Malaga Airport. There are many more direct flights to Malaga than Granada from the UK.

Transfers can be arranged for a fee on request from either airport. See prices in the booker below. Alternatively, we can provide directions and all the details you need to use public transport - the ALSA bus (the equivalent of the UK National Express) runs from the airport to Granada bus station and is very cost effective. It takes approximately 2 hours and costs between €13 and €30. We are happy to arrange this additional transport for you as part of your package for the cost of the transport and a small arrangement fee.

We can arrange transfers from Granada Bus Station Granada Train Station, Granada Airport or Malaga Airport (Approximately 2 hours travelling time).

For further information about travel to Granada please do not hesitate to contact the team.

School Closures

On 29/03/24, 01/11/24 and 06/12/24 the school will be closed for bank holidays with no classes.

On 28/02/24, 28/03/24, 01/05/24, 03/05/24, 30/05/24, 15/08/24, and 09/12/24  the school will be closed for a public holiday but lessons missed on that day will be delivered on the other days in the week when the school is open.


Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.

Granada, Spain

Included in the Package

  • 20 Core Spanish lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
  • The option to upgrade to a maximum of 10 1:1 Spanish lessons on a subject / area of your choosing
  • Accommodation (optional)
  • Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office
  • Travel and Medical Insurance (optional)

Longer stays

Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks.  We have prices for 1-4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school.  Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.

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Find out more about the beautiful municipality of Granada on Wikipedia.


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