Spain’s third-largest city, Valencia boasts one of the country’s best climates. Located on the Mediterranean coast, the city’s year-round sunshine and pretty beaches coupled with its diverse architecture and culture, create the ideal location to learn Spanish.
Valencia, a city known for its historical richness, vibrant food, and unspoiled beaches, is a popular location for international travellers and students keen to immerse themselves in the Spanish language. A unique blend of age-old and modern architecture, coupled with a large student community, creates a city that warmly invites exploration. Having considered various courses on offer, teaching approaches and feedback from former students, we’ve selected the top 5 Spanish learning institutions in Valencia.
Located in Valencia’s bustling university district, Enforex is a lively and welcoming place for language learners, where students have plenty of opportunity to interact with peers from neighbouring schools and universities. A brief 5-minute stroll takes you to the beach, offering a refreshing break from urban life and studies. Accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the school features twenty-four spacious classrooms, a garden, library, and a computer lab with free internet access, providing a comfortable and stimulating learning environment. A wide selection of Spanish courses are available, ranging from intensive programs offering up to thirty lessons per week to official exam preparation, along with specialised junior programs for young learners. Accommodation options vary from carefully selected homestays to shared apartments and student residences, all overseen by the school. Beyond the classroom, the school organises an array of cultural activities and weekend excursions, many of which are free of charge, such as Spanish movie nights and museum visits.
The DonQuijote organisation is a major global player in Spanish language learning. Its school in Valencia, boasting more than twenty international accreditations and over thirty years of teaching experience, is housed within a meticulously restored 15th-century palace. It features well-lit, spacious classrooms, plush common areas, and a generous terrace for relaxation. Located in the vibrant El Carmen neighbourhood in the city’s Old Town, the school is conveniently situated within walking distance of several cultural landmarks and the vibrant central market. Course options include super intensive programs, exam preparation, and specialised courses such as summer camps and business Spanish. A variety of activities to enrich the immersion experience are available, including visits to the Bioparc and bike tours along the Turia River. DonQuijote also provide a range of accommodation choices, all facilitated by the institution, ranging from host families to student residences and apartments.
Españolé International House
Situated in the restored Palacio de los Fernández de Córdova in the heart of Valencia’s old town, Españolé is part of the International House World Organisation that focuses on communicative-based teaching methods. With twenty-eight fully equipped classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards, air-conditioning and plenty natural light, the school combines a friendly atmosphere with personalised attention for every student. A wide range of courses are available, including General Spanish, Spanish for Business and exam preparation, alongside many specialised programs. Amenities onsite include a student café, BBQ and kitchen with patios and terraces for relaxation, while a busy social programme offers at least four free activities per week, such as city tours and cooking classes.
Hispania, escuela de español
Hispania offers students the flexibility to choose between online or in-person classes. The school is situated in a modern and spacious building located in Valencia’s university district, bordering the beautiful Jardines de Viveros. A variety of courses at various levels is available to accommodate students’ Spanish proficiency and schedules. Experienced instructors, all native Spanish speakers, can also assist in finding suitable accommodation, be it student apartments or host families, to ensure a comfortable stay during the course.
Cervantes Escuela Internacional
Cervantes Escuela Internacional is part of the Cervantes Institute’s network of accredited centres and is based in the trendy El Carmen neighbourhood of Valencia. Spanish language courses start every Monday and are designed around the needs of students at all levels, from A1 to C2. Courses run between one to 36 weeks depending on requirements and class groups are small – no larger than 8. The school’s team of teachers are all native Spanish speakers and have graduate degrees in Spanish Language and Literature as well as experience in teaching Spanish to foreigners. In addition to language classes, the school offers an extensive cultural program and organises students’ accommodation.
AIP Language Institute
AIP Language Institute is an Instituto Cervantes accredited language school, offering Spanish classes from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1) level. Course style varies: students can immerse themselves in Spanish through intensive, super-intensive, conversational or grammar specific courses. Experienced native Spanish teachers lead the classes, offering individual guidance, clear weekly objectives, and continuous progress assessment. The language school has modern, fully equipped classrooms and facilities, including a library, free internet and computer areas and has its own travel agency. Outside of the classroom, the Institute hosts weekly activities and weekend excursions that complement Spanish language learning.