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Learn Spanish in San Sebastian

San Sebastian

Learn Spanish in San SebastianThe northern coast of Spain is  a wonderful location in which to learn Spanish, being unspoilt by mass tourism. Our school in San Sebastián specialises in Spanish courses for foreign students. The Spanish language courses run at all levels and attract students from all over the world.  Studying Spanish in San Sebastián, students are able to discover the wonderful beaches of the area, explore the Pyrenee Mountains, and enjoy the incredible lifestyle of this undiscovered part of Spain.

San Sebastián (pop. 170,000) lies on a beautiful sandy bay on the North coast of Spain.  The city itself is stunningly beautiful, with a fascinating historic centre, full of narrow streets, restaurants and bars. As the climate is not as hot as the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, San Sebastián has been saved from over-development by tourism.  This is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby Pyrenee Mountains, as well as the spectacular, largely undiscovered scenery of Spain's northern coast.

Spanish school in San Sebastian

Spanish school in San SebastianOur school has 15 classrooms, a library/common room, Internet cafe, cafeteria and large terrace. The school is ideally located, next to a park and just a short walk from both the beaches and the old town. The school organises 'international evenings', Spanish film evenings, parties and visits to places of interest within San Sebastián. There are also full day excursions to Vitoria, Pamplona (famous for its bull run) to the mountains, to Hendaye, and to fishing villages along the coast.  The facilities at the school are excellent and the standard of tuition exceptionally high.

Spanish Courses

  • Intensive (20 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive + Cookery (21 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive + Kayaking (25 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive + Mini-Group (30 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive + Paddleboarding (25 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (25 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive + Surfing (25 lessons/wk)
  • Private Lessons (20 lessons/wk)
  • Work Experience (25 lessons/wk)

Course Details

Maximum in class:12
Minimum age:17
Lessons [mins]:45


  • Host Family
  • Shared Apartment
  • Student Residence

How to get there

Fly to Bilbao or Biarritz. Airport collection and public transport available to San Sebastián. Or, train to Biarritz/Hendaye and train to San Sebastián.

Star Points

  • High quality Spanish course in well-equipped school
  • Extensive activities programme
  • School ideally located, just a short walk from old town and beach
  • San Sebastian is very 'Spanish' unspoilt by tourism
  • Welcoming atmosphere in school and city

Summer Spanish Course for Young Students

Summer Spanish Course for Young Students in San SebastianSan Sebastián (14-16 years)
July - August

On Spain's northern coast, San Sebastián is ideal for students who want to avoid the heat of the South, but who are looking for a high quality Spanish course at a coastal location with excellent sandy beaches. The school is just 10 minutes walk from both of San Sebastián's two magnificent beaches.

The course consists of 25 Spanish lessons/wk and a full activities programme: 3 half-day excursions plus 1 full-day excursion/week - island trip, cycling excursion, beach volleyball, guided tour, trip to Hendaye, 'pinchos' tour, excursion to Pamplona and more! Accommodation is in carefully selected host families. Airport transfers are not included, but are available from Bilbao, Biarritz and San Sebastián Airports. See price list for further details

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