As the capital, Madrid is the most populous city of Spain. It is home to the Government and residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Thanks to its economic performance, the high standard of living and the size of its market, Madrid is considered the largest financial centre in southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula and is the home of the vast majority of the most important Spanish companies.

Where we are…

Having trained more than 320,000 students and teachers in Madrid, we now have 6 modern schools in prime locations where we endeavour to provide the best learning experience in the best learning environment. We employ and constantly retrain more than 300 qualified and specialised teachers, trainers and high-calibre academic directors strongly committed to the highest standards of excellence that exist in the world of language education.

The school, founded in 1981, is in a three-storey building equipped with state of the art facilities, 28 fully equipped air conditioned classrooms, a library, free WiFi, a cafeteria and various student areas.

Course Description

Intensive Spanish

Intensive 20

Our most popular language programme, the intensive Spanish courses consist of 20 hours of class plus a social programme of visits and activities in the afternoon. These courses are aimed at achieving a sound level of communicative ability in Spanish. These courses are from A1 to C2 level and the minimum age is 16.

Intensive plus 20 + 5 Spanish course

An ideal combination of group lessons and individual teaching to kick start your Spanish and reach your goal! This course includes 20 lessons plus 5 individual classes a week. The one to one classes are tailor made to help you reinforce your knowledge of Spanish.

Intensive plus 30 Spanish course

The Super Intensive Spanish course is designed for people who want to learn shortest possible time, we organise outside activities to enable you to enjoy the full cultural and linguistic experience of being in Madrid. This Super Intensive Course has been designed especially for the rapid and active development of language skills, through exercises, the use of linguistic expressions and communication. You can select Super Intensive Spanish Course for your whole stay in Spain or for part of it.

Long Term Intensive Spanish 

For students who wish to make significant and long-lasting progress by studying Spanish in Spain for a longer period. we provide an excellent combination of language and cultural immersion through lessons and visits to places of cultural and historical interest.

Mini Skills Spanish

The classes are interactive, with a maximum of 12 other students. The course is designed to improve your speaking skills quickly. Each day, the class takes you one step closer to achieving your goal: to communicate more fluently in Spanish. There is a minimum age limit of 16 .

Spanish Exam Courses

Intensive DELE Preparation Course

DELE stands for Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, or “Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma”. It is the official exam for non-native Spanish speakers that is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The Instituto Cervantes sets the exam in cooperation with the University of Salamanca. The exam courses are designed to ensure that your study time is focused on passing the exam. You will review past DELE exam questions, learn exam techniques and receive insider tips from experienced DELE exam teachers.

DELE Extensive

The DELE extensive is an evening course designed for professionals, Erasmus students, au pairs and people living in Madrid who wish to study in a progressive and effective manner. These courses set in a relaxed atmosphere stimulate conversation and offer people from different countries the opportunity to exchange ideas. The exam courses are designed to ensure that your study time is focused on passing the exam. You will review past DELE exam questions, learn exam techniques and receive insider tips from experienced DELE exam teachers.

Business Spanish Course

The Madrid Chamber of Commerce Exam, evaluates the student's knowledge of business Spanish and is organised in collaboration with the University of Alcala. The certificate is internationally recognised, especially in the business sector, and enables students to become familiar with technical and practical terminology in all fields of business. The Official Chamber of Commerce offers three types of exams, each of which has a different level: Basic Certificate in Business Spanish, Advanced Certificate in Business Spanish,  Diploma in Business Spanish. The DELE exam preparation courses are intensive and demanding. You will need to study hard and learn a lot quickly.  

Junior Course

Spanish Summer Programme for Teenagers

An excellent opportunity for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 to learn Spanish while taking part in the unforgettable experience of an enjoyable and active summer programme in Madrid. Our school is the ideal destination to study Spanish mixing modern and old to ensure a cultural experience that will never be forgotten. Our well-structured programme combine Spanish language course plus a full schedule of social, cultural and active activities making this course a real learning holiday for youngsters. includes: 20 lessons of Spanish tuition per week in multilingual classes, course material, end of course certificate and report, full board accommodation (double room) in host families, airport transfer from Madrid airport on arrival and departure, a varied programme of supervised activities plus one full day excursion per week  (see below), health and accident insurance.

Special Courses

Spanish Language and Culture for 50s

Enjoy Spanish with your peer group!  This course is intended for  50 + age group and wish to improve their Spanish while combining it with Spanish culture.  We have created a separate cultural programme to accompany this course which includes activities such as art and cooking classes, wine tasting and extended guided visits to the various art galleries and museums to name but a few.

Spanish and Internships

Gain professional experience and learn Spanish in a work environment.  Following a 4-week intensive General Spanish course, undertake a work placement related to a specific field of expertise in a company in Madrid specifically chosen to cater for your needs.  Candidates must have a minimum level of B1 to undertake the work placement.

7 Cities

For those on a study abroad year, as well as for anyone interested in a shorter stay, Our "Spanish in Spain" study tour allows you to try different combinations of cities and courses, taking advantage of our seven centres to travel around Spain while you study Spanish. With eight different Spanish cities to choose from, there are lots of different combinations to choose from.

1-2-1 Spanish and Sightseeing

Enjoy a personal sightseeing tour and practise your Spanish with just you and your teacher.  Combine theory and practice with one to one classes learning useful day to day Spanish in the morning and then have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learnt with your teacher while visiting the sights of Madrid or even going shopping! Timetable is Customised.

Executive Courses

One to One Classes

One to one lessons are an excellent way of learning Spanish. The teacher is able to plan and adapt lessons in accordance with your specific requirements, focusing on the areas that need special attention. The teacher will monitor your development, simplifying activities or raising the level of tuition according to your needs. It is also possible to introduce a particular topic or interest, provided that we have adequate notice before the class’ starting date.


To do business effectively in the Spanish-speaking marketplace, being able to communicate effectively will be essential. If you are eager to improve your language skills but don't have time for a long-term course, then an intensive course could be the solution to your problem. We understand that your time is precious, which is why our courses deliver results fast. We are also aware that you have other commitments in both your work and family lives, which is why our courses are also flexible.

Group Programmes

University Programmes

We have many years of experience arranging made-to-measure summer and semester programmes that allow college students to obtain direct credit transfer to North American universities and colleges. It is also possible to combine these programmes with Spanish language and culture courses given by our team of highly qualified and experienced of Spanish teachers.

Spanish Language Immersion Course

We know how important it is for students to have the opportunity to practise the language they have learnt in the classroom in real-life situations. Therefore, we are offering short tailor made courses especially designed for high school students who are studying Spanish. We can help you plan all aspects of your trip from advising on accommodation options, arranging cultural and social activities and full day excursions which will all help to insure that the students have the most enriching and rewarding experience possible here with us at IH Madrid.

Extensive Courses Evening

If you are working or studying in Madrid and don't have time to come to the school everyday or just want a course with less hours this may be just the thing for you. An extensive course offers the convenience of a flexible schedule that allows you to balance work and social life with the study of the Spanish language.


We offer the following accommodation types:

  • Host family single room
  • Host family single ensuite room                                                                               
  • Student residence single room
  • Student residence shared room

Social Activities

Every week we have a different social and cultural programme.  The activities for each week will be displayed on the notice board in reception and you will be able to sign up for any of the activities you would like to go on! We really recommend you take part in the activities as it’s a great way of practising your Spanish you’ve learnt in class and also of getting to know other students. The programme changes every week and we like to vary it as much as possible.  You’ll be able to visit the some of the most iconic art galleries and museums, go on guided tours of the various areas of interest in Madrid such as Madrid de los Austrias or de los Borbones, visit the famous Bernabeu football stadium, go out in the evening with other students to have cañas y tapas and also go on the weekend day trips to places of interest outside Madrid like Toledo or Segovia. We also programme flamenco classes, international food days, trips to the cinema and language exchanges with Spanish students.


We have a lot of course and accommodation options, as you can imagine! To give you an idea of costs, below are some sample fees:

  • Three week course with single room accommodation: €1215.00
  • One week course with single room accommodation: €410.00

Please contact us for more course options.