Valencia

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain for the number of inhabitants, after Madrid and Barcelona. It is located on the eastern coast of Spain and is commonly called by the Valenciani Cap i Casal.

It is located at the mouth of the river Turia.

Valencia is famous for Las Fallas (Les falles, in Valenciano): A popular festival that is celebrated in honor of St. Joseph, for the Valencian Paella, for "the Horchata de Chufa" and for the new City of Arts and Sciences.

Where we are…

IH Valencia is located in the city centre, the historic part of Valencia, just a step away from the most important parts of the city. The school occupies two modern buildings, in total it has 23 spacious classrooms with air-conditioning. Library and videoteque, students' room, internet area, free WI-FI, a small pond in the patio and rooftop terrace.

All of the classrooms have natural light, air-conditioning and are fully equipped for language lessons.

Course Description

General Spanish

Intensive 20

Intensive Spanish course is designed for students who wish to learn the language and have free time. If you want to have an extra lesson everyday focusing only on speaking(intensive 25). Intensive plus course is a combination of Intensive 20 and individual classes.

Superintensive

Super intensive Spanish course is designed for students who wish to develop their communication and linguistic skills in a very intensive course. Super intensive Spanish course is a combination of the Intensive 25 course and private lessons.

One to One

Private lessons are available for any level, and the course programme is specially adapted to each student’s needs.

Long Term

This programme is designed for students who wish to study for at least 12 weeks, and who also wish to experience Spanish lifestyle and culture.

Exam Preparation

DELE

This course is specially designed to prepare students for the internationally-recognised DELE exams organised by the Cervantes Institute. These are official certificates accrediting the student’s command of the Spanish language.

Chamber of Commerce

This course is designed to prepare students for the Madrid Chamber of Commerce Exam, which 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.

Bildungsurlaub

The German Bildungsurlaub is an accredited programme in which German employees can take 5 days of educational leave (paid vacation) per year, or 10 days in 2 years, that are recognized as a professional advanced training. During the 'Bildungsurlaub' the normal salary is kept. The Bildungsurlaub programme is especially recommended for language courses. Taking a Spanish course is a good option for Bildungsurlaub. It gives you the opportunity to travel and improve your Spanish language skills at the same time.

Combined Courses - IH Spain

We offer students the opportunity to combine periods of study in two or more of our teaching centres in Spain. Combined Spanish Courses in Valencia, is a great way to get to know some of the regions of Spain while following a co-ordinated study programme. International House Spain offers a choice of eight destinations spread across the whole country.

Academic Preparation

This course is designed for foreign students who wish to complete a university degree in Spain. To achieve this, they must first pass an entry exam known as “PAU” (Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad) or “Selectividad”.

The preparation courses for PAU are tailored to each individual student; it is a fast and easy way to gain access and it doesn’t matter what your level or capabilities are.

Business Spanish

This course is designed for students and professionals who are interested in the world of business in Spanish-speaking countries. Students study specific language and linguistic structures used in business.

Work and Study

Internship

This programme combines an intensive Spanish course with an internship of at least 12 weeks working in a company in or near Valencia. Working in a foreign company is a very rewarding experience. As well as giving you the chance to practise Spanish, you can learn the language specific to your job. The internship is considered to be a training programme so it is unpaid.

Demi pair

Here we offer a great opportunity for students to fully immerse themselves in Spanish life. You will be welcomed into the homes of our Spanish hosts as a member of the family. In return, you assist with child care, help with light housework and teach the children of the house your native language. We will make every effort to find an appropriate family match for you.

Volunteer

This program combines a Spanish course with voluntary work. It is a great opportunity to help people from other cultures, learn about Spain and have fun at the same time. There are many types of projects available: educational and cultural, social, environmental and health care related... you can choose the area that most interests you.

Spanish and Sailing

Renowned as an international centre for sailing, Valencia was also home to the 32nd America’s Cup. Our Spanish and Sailing course is aimed at all levels, from the absolute beginner to the experienced sailor. You will receive expert tuition, navigate and race in our boat “Españole” which is a Beneteau Platu 25 based in Valencia Yacht Base.

Groups

We offer Spanish courses for school groups throughout the academic year and during the school holidays that are custom-made to respond to their individual needs and requirements. Our group courses are designed for school teachers who want to arrange trips for their students to complement their classes at school.

Family Packages

Our family language programmes are specifically designed to fit the lifestyle and requirements of each individual family. They are flexible and fun, and can be tailor-made to create the perfect holiday experience. Children join our exciting junior or teenager summer courses, while parents share their international learning experience with other adults from around the world. It’s a perfect combination of language lessons, tours, activities and excursions.

Teenagers

Our Spanish courses for teenagers in Valencia, is designed for youngsters aged between 14 and 17 with all levels of Spanish. We expertly combine our lessons in small, caring classes with cultural and leisure activities. Spanish courses for teenagers runs during the summer.

Accommodation

We take care of your accommodation. You can choose between living with a welcoming and friendly Spanish family, in a shared, private apartment or in a well appointed residence.

We select our host families with the utmost care, ensure that our shared apartments and studios are maintained in good condition and provide general support for students with matters regarding their accommodation.

Social Activities

The programme of activities and excursions will help you to discover Spanish culture, the friendly attitude of the Spanish and the festive atmosphere of our city.

It is the ideal complement to a Spanish course and gives you the chance to practise Spanish in everyday situations, find out what Spain and its culture are like and get to know its people.

Valencia also offers many opportunities to practise your favourite sports. We organize many activities every month, most of them are free and many others are available at a very low price.

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 apartments accommodation: 295,00€
  • a one week course with host family accommodation:  335,00€
Airport, Train or Bus Station Transfers
One person 65,00€
Two or more 35,00€

Please contact us for more course options.