San Sebastián

San Sebastian is more than just a pretty face. The city has plenty to offer. No matter what you are after, you are sure to find here in the city. With its unique mix of both the Spanish and Basque culture, San Sebastian’s distinctive character will make you feel right at home from the very first day. It's no wonder that people say that San Sebastian is one of the nicest cities in all of Europe!

The city has a proud heritage of promoting cultural and social cohesion. San Sebastian is famed for its international festivals that celebrate film, jazz, arts and more. Few cities can offer so much in such a liveable space!

Where we are…

Our school is located just 10 minutes from the city centre and the surf beach – Zurriola. In our neighborhood, Eguia, you will find interesting places to visit such as the Tabakalera and Cristina Enea Park. Our modern and purpose built facilities ensure a comfortable study environment: Spacious open air terrace, Social area, a library, guide books, magazines, newspapers, Multimedia room, 17 ample sized classrooms with reverse cycle air-conditioning, HIFI sound system and interactive whiteboards, 8 computers with FREE internet access, FREE WiFi in the school, 8 toilets (one with handicap access).

Course Description

Adults

Intensive 20

Our most popular course as it is an efficient and fast way to Spanish. The course content is divided into two parts: grammar and linguistic skills then learning and using new vocabulary. There are four Spanish lessons daily from Monday to Friday in a small class. Each lesson is 45 minutes.

Intensive 20 + 5

To improve you Spanish further or to study a specific topic add 5 individual lessons to your Intensive 20 course. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.

Intensive 20 + 10

To improve you Spanish further or to study a specific topic add 10 individual lessons to your Intensive 20 course. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.

Intensive 30

Designed for students who want to learn or improve their Spanish in the shortest time possible. In the mornings take part in the Intensive 20 course and in the afternoons join a mini class of 4 to 8 people for an additional 10 lessons to get you communicating in Spanish faster with your classmates and the locals. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.

Trimester Course

LIVE in San Sebastian and become a REAL Donostiarra! Our Intensive 20 course at unbeatable price for an unforgettable 12 week stay. Combine your course with our Trimester Accommodation in a Shared Apartment and you'll enjoy an even greater discount.

D.E.L.E. Exam Preparation Course

Our specialized course combines our Intensive 20 course with dedicated preparation lessons in the afternoons to focus on the Instituto Cervantes’ DELE exam. These lessons concentrate on exam content, the skills and strategies needed to pass and doing mock exams to ensure that you’re well-prepared. As an official Instituto Cervantes Exam Center, you can take the B1, B2 or C1 DELE exam at the school.

Individual Lessons

Learn what you want to learn! We tailor the course especially to your requirements and requests. Small groups, with a maximum of 6 students, are available for families, friends or business. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.

IH Spain Combined Course

The best way to really learn about Spain! Continue learning Spanish whilst discovering new and exciting cities throughout Spain. Choose where you want to study and for how long you want to study. There are unlimited combinations! Destinations include: Barcelona, Cadiz, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, San Sebastian, Seville and Valencia.

Kids and Teens

Lacunza Summer Camp (7-15)

Lacunza Summer Camp us more than just a camp – it’s learning a new language, it’s fun with international friends, it’sliving together surrounded by mountains. The classes for young learners are educational and entertaining. This promotes class participation and cooperation for a safe learning environment. The teachers and staff all have experience with young learners and ensure that the kids gain confidence with their language skills as well as new vocabulary. We offer Spanish and English classes. There is a dynamic activity program on weekdays as well as full day excursions on the weekends. We guarantee an unforgettable summer! 

Junior Summer Course (14-17)

A summer course for teenagers aged between 14 and 17 that combines almost 19 hours of Spanish classes with afternoon activities, weekend excursions and the option to add sports courses. It’s a great opportunity to language Spanish in a fun environment while also meeting new friends from around the world.

Family Pack

Learn Spanish as a family! Our Family Pack is flexible, fun and customized for each family. Not only will you have an enjoyable holiday as family you’ll also get to spend quality time together while also giving your kids the tools to get ahead. Each week with hold a city tour and a welcome get together for all the families enrolled in our Family Pack.

Groups

School Groups

A study tour in San Sebastian customized for each school. We can organize everything for your trip to make sure it is truly memorable including: Spanish classes, Accommodation in local host families with full board, Private airport transfer, Afternoon activities and Weekend excursions. During the summer, high school groups can join our JUNIOR SUMMER COURSE (ages 14 to 17).

University Groups

A study tour in San Sebastian customized for each university. We can organize everything for your trip to make sure it is truly memorable including: Spanish classes (Closed classes or mixed with other international students), Accommodation (Host families or shared apartments with local people), Private airport transfer, Afternoon activities, and Weekend excursions.

Adult Groups

A study tour in San Sebastian customized for each group. We can organize everything for your trip to make sure it is truly memorable including: Spanish classes(Closed classes or mixed with other international students), Accommodation( Local host families, shared apartments or budget hotels ), Private airport transfer, Afternoon activities and Weekend excursions

Professionals

Business Spanish Course 

Designed for professionals who need Spanish for their work or current job. Our specialized course combines our Intensive 20 course with either 5 or 10 individual lessons that focus on business Spanish. Each lesson is 45 minutes long. As recognized partners of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, we offer an official Business Spanish Exam in conjunction with Alcalá University. The exam can be taken at the end of the course. The minimum Spanish level for exam is B2.

Executive Spanish Course

The ideal course for any professional who needs to learn or perfect their Spanish skills in a limited time period. The course program is customized and, in addition to your individual lessons, you’ll also have a meal daily (lunch or dinner) with a teacher in order to practice networking in a social environment. The course has a total of 40 individual lessons over 1 week (6 hours per day) and 1 meal a day.

Work Experience and Spanish Course

This course will enable you to improve your Spanish and take your first steps into a Spanish working environment.

During the Spanish course you will prepare for your work experience component. The company will be selected based on your academic qualifications, work experience and level of Spanish. Before starting you work experience you will have at least two professional interviews with local companies.

Accommodation

Great accommodation is fundamental to any trip. We make sure that we make that ours is comfortable and appropriate for all our students. Our aim is to make you feel safe and secure from the very first moment so you feel right at home!

We offer five accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes:

  • Host Family
  • Shared apartment
  • Student Residence
  • Private apartment
  • Hotels & Hostels

Social Activities

Our social program is an essential part of the student's experience.

Our extensive activity program is run all year and offers educational, social, cultural and recreational activities.

  • Surf - Adults
  • Stand Up Paddle - Adults
  • Kayak - Adults
  • Yoga - Adults
  • Basque Cooking Course
  • Surf - Teens
  • Stand up paddle - Teens
  • Kayak - Teens
  • Latin Dancing - Adults
  • Cooking course - Adults

Fees

We have a lot of course and accommodation options, as you can imagine! To give you an idea of costs, here is a sample price for

  • a one week course with apartment accommodation: 313,00€
  • a one week course with host family accommodation: 256,00€\
Transfer 1 person    
Bilbao Airport 126 € 77 € 57 €
Biarritz airport / train station 86 € 52 € 39 €
San Sebastian airport 56 € 32 € 27 €
Irun / Hendaya train station 58 € 32 € 27 €
Minor's escort – ARRIVAL 20 €    
Minor's escort – DEPARTURE 50 €    

Please contact us for more course options.