Alicante is located in the south-east of Spain near Valencia, in the heart of the Costa Blanca. It's a beautiful city with a beach, an international airport and a population of 335,000 inhabitants. For tourists it's the city of dreams with its turquoise-blue waters, palm trees and Mediterranean climate of 300 days of sun a year. located in between some of the best vineyards in Spain, it's no secret that the quality of both Alicante's wine and olives is incredibly high. Alicante has an incredible cultural heritage, as it was founded by the Carthaginian general, Hamilcar Barca, in the 3rd century BC. With stunning panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea from the city walls or from the citadel, you could't ask for a better destination. The typically Spanish area has various cultural centres, shops and a lively night life as well as numerous outdoor activities like windsurfing, water skiing, tennis, golf, and horse back riding. What's not to love? Soak up the sun and sip some local wine while gazing out over the breathraking views and improve your Spanish skills at the same time!
Proyecto Español Spanish School
Our partner school, Proyecto Españo, was founded in 1998 and is located in the heart of Alicante near the Mercado Central. Students come from all over the world to study at Proyecto Español. Class sizes are small to ensure student-teacher contact and to make sure the teaching is tailored to each student's needs, and that they get the individual and personalised education they need to succeed.
Accreditations : Instituto Cervantes, FEDELE and ELITE. It is also recognised by the Bildungsurlaub in Germany and Sweden's CSN.**
School facilities include:
- 23 large, bright classrooms with AC
- IT suite with free Internet access
Activities and events during your stay
There are various social and leisure activities held every week in the afternoons and evenings. You are more than welcome to participate in these activities, though they are not mandatory. Many of these activities are free of charge, though some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change and vary depending on the season.
Some of the many activities available include:
- Guided tour of Alicante
- Spanish movie nights
- Spanish cooking
- Museum outings
Spanish lessons: the basics
- Lesson length: 50 minutes
- Class size: maximum 10
- Schedule: morning or afternoon lessons, depending on the time of year
- Placement test: first day of lessons
- Certificate of completion at the end of your course
- Qualified native Spanish teachers
Courses on offer
Standard Spanish: 15 lessons per week, minimum 2 weeks
4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the Spanish language and train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Language level: all levels
Intensive Spanish: 25 lessons per week, minimum 2 weeks
The ideal course to get your Spanish where you want it to be, and fast. 5 Spanish lessons per day from Mon-Fri.
Language level: all levels
Super-Intensive Spanish: 25 group lessons per week + 5 private lessons, minimum 1 week
The ideal course to get your Spanish where you want it to be, very quickly! Includes 25 general Spanish group lessons per week, plus 1 private lesson per day.
Language level: all levels
DELE Exam Preparation Courses: 25 lessons per week + 5 mini-group lessons, minimum of 1 week
This course includes 25 general Spanish lessons plus 5 DELE preparation classes per week (max. 5 students in these preparatory classes)
The DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the only Spanish language proficiency certificate officially recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education. If you wish to attend university in Spain or work in a Spanish-speaking country, sitting the DELE exam is the first step to success.
We recommend that you study Spanish for a sufficient length of time before enrolling in a DELE-specific course and sitting the test.
Language level: A2 minimum
One-on-one lessons: 5 or 10 lessons per week, minimum 1 week
One-on-one lessons are tailored to each student's individual needs. If you're looking to make progress fast or preparing for an exam, one-on-one lessons can give you an extra boost.
One-on-one lessons (5 or 10 per week) can be taken in addition to our standard or intensive courses.
- Single or shared room*
- Shared bathroom
- Half board (either breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner).
Travel time to school: Our host families usually live 15-30 minutes' walk from the school.
- Full board
- Bedlinens/towels provided
- WiFi available in most homes but not guaranteed
- Laundry service during your stay
*Available for 2 students travelling together only
Shared flat (ages 18+)
Single room, shared bathroom, no meals
- Single room (Shared room available for students travelling together)
- Travel time to school: max. 15-30 minutes' walk
- No meals included
- Shared bathroom and toilet
- 3-4 rooms per flat
Facilities and services:
- Shared fully-equipped kitchen
- Living room/lounge with TV
- Laundry facilities
- Sheets and towels are not provided
- WiFi in most flats
- Students are responsible for cleaning the flat
Dates & Prices 2019
Course start dates
Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On public holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.
Start dates for absolute beginners: 7/01, 21/01, 18/02, 18/03, 15/04, 29/04, 13/05, 27/05, 10/06, 24/06, 1/07, 8/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 5/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 2/09, 16/09, 30/09, 17/10, 28/10, 25/11
Holidays (no classes will be given on these dates, and will not be made up for later on. No compensation will be given): 01/01, 19/03, 19/04, 01/05, 24/06, 15/08, 09/10, 01/11, 06/12
Christmas holidays: 23/12 - 29/12
- Your chosen course
- Homestay or flatshare accommodation, single room
- Course materials
- Language test
- Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
- All taxes and enrolment fees
Prices do not include:
- Transport and airport transfers
- Shared flat : meals
- Exam fees, where applicable
- Visa fees
- Optional insurance
Arrival Airport: Alicante Airport: 20-minute transfer (express bus)
Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices)
Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.