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Cervantes Institute Certificate

+34 958 20 58 63,

Plaza San Nicolás, 3, 18010 Granada
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The Castila Spanish Language Learning Centre was founded in 1988. The school is housed in the region’s characteristic “Carmen” garden house in the historic district of Albaicín, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the school is located in a quiet area overlooking the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it is very close to the city centre. All accommodation, whether in a shared flat with other students, an individual flat, with Spanish families, in a hotel, guesthouse or student house, is located within a 15-minute walk from the school.
Castila offers both intensive and profiled courses. In order to best adapt the curriculum to each stage of learning, the school has divided the six levels of language proficiency defined by the Council of Europe into thirty one-week programmes (A1 to C1), as well as into special programmes for level C2. Classes are held in groups of up to six people and the teaching methods are based on a combination of grammar exercises and conversations. All teachers have a higher education degree and are continuously trained by Castila as well as by other Spanish and international institutions. In the field of teacher education, the school cooperates with the the University of Granada and the International University of Andalusia. Castila is accredited by the Cervates Institute and recognised by various international institutions such as CSN (Sweden) and Bildungsurlaub (Germany), 98% of its students pass the DELE exams. The school also offers online courses.
The Castila Spanish Language Learning Centre provides its students with access to the Internet and the school library. It also offers 54 types of extracurricular activities that allow students to discover Spanish culture and customs after classes, but under the guidance of teachers, and to improve their language skills in practice. On weekends, tours of Andalusia are organized.
By clicking the links below you will find a presentation of the school and videos of the extra-curricular activities organized by Castila:
Olive harvesting Skiing in Sierra Nevada Cooking paella Castila – presentation

Course type

  • Spanish literature / literature española
  • general course (A) - 4 hours per day: intensive language course / curso general (A) -4 clases al día - curso intensivo de lengua
  • general course (B) - 6 hours per day: very intensive language course / curso general (B) -6 clases al día - curso super-intensivo de lengua
  • trimester and semester courses / cursos trimestrales y semestrales
  • courses and programmes for academic students - individual enrolment / cursos y programas para universitarios - matrícula individual
  • intensive programme for adults - individual enrolment / programa intensivo para adolescentes - matrícula individual
  • commercial and business Spanish / español comercial y de los negocios
  • culture and society / cultura y sociedad
  • text analysis / literatura española y comentario de textos
  • Spanish language teacher training / formación de profesores de español
  • general (A) + one special course / general (A) + un curso específico
  • set of two or three special courses / combinación de dos o tres cursos específicos
  • Spanish (general - A) + skiing / lengua española (general - A) + esquí
  • Spanish (general - B) + skiing / lengua española (general - B) + esquí
  • Spanish (general - A) + horse riding / lengua española (general - A) + caballos
  • Spanish (general - B) + horse riding / lengua española (general - B) + caballos
  • Spanish song festival: international song, piano and guitar festival / interpretación de la canción española: Festival internacional de piano guitarra y voz
  • DELE exam preparation / diploma de español como lengua extranjera DELE
  • preparation for the business Spanish certificate exam (Certificado de español comercial y de los negocios) / Certificado de español comercial y de los negocios
  • individual classes / clases particulares
  • lessons in two-person groups / clases semi-privadas (para dos personas)
  • lessons at the teacher's house / clases en casa del profesor
  • courses and programmes for students – group enrolment / programa para grupos escolares
  • courses and programs for university students – group enrolment / curso y programa para universitarios: matrícula en grupo
  • Spanish language teacher programme (in groups) / programa para grupos de profesores de español
  • online courses / cursos on-line


54 cultural attractions
pottery workshops
weekend trips in Andalusia
access to the Internet and library
Wi-Fi network throughout the school, also in the garden
access to the pool in the summer


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