Want to learn Spanish? There are few better locations to do so all year round in Spain than Gran Canaria, considering the island’s eternal spring. Stand by as we reveal 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria.
Unlike others who cover the island by dividing their sites between catering for tourists and those who choose to relocate to Gran Canaria, we’re a one-stop shop. We weren’t born on the island but have gone native. One way we did was to learn the lingo. Here we enable you to do the same by naming and faming five schools where you can learn Spanish on Gran Canaria.
1. 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria: Be Canary School
Maspalomas‘ Be Canary School, tag line “Learn Spanish in Paradise”, maximize their resort location to the full. And so they’re partial to taking lessons out of the classroom and onto the beach. Choose from a range of programmes with the hardcore super-intensive Spanish course on one extreme and the more relaxed conversational Spanish course on the other.
2. 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria: Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the only one of the island’s official language schools in the north of the island to offer Spanish amongst their selection of idioms, althouth the EOI Maspalomas does too. Targeting the expat over the tourist, sign up in May to register for heavily subsidized classes beginning in September although the office does it best to enrol latecomers. Their website is in Spanish, however, and nobody speaks English at the reception; which can prove problematic to absolute beginners on the Spanish-language front.
3. 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria: Gran Canaria School of Languages
Shortly after relocating to Gran Canaria, A Place in the Sun magazine commissioned Mr GCL to write a diary of his attempts to learn Spanish on the island. He duly registered at the Gran Canaria School of Languages and had so much fun in the classes of Ana, Carlos, and Natalia; that he continued studying there after the article came out. This language school enjoys a location just off the Las Canteras promenade.
4. 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria: Language Campus
Language Campus, close to the sixth-form institutes of Paseo Tomás Morales in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has a young feel. With teachers as fresh faced as the students. They also have schools elsewhere in the capital, in Mesa y López and Siete Palmas.
5. 5 great Spanish language schools on Gran Canaria: ULPGC
ULPGC stands for the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Although they have a base in Paseo Tomás Morales, it’s their campus in the stockbroker belt of Tafira Alta where you’ll find their Spanish language school. The Aula de Idiomas offer state-of-the-art facilities, although these come at a pretty hefty price (€350 for three months of two-hourly lessons twice a week compared to the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas’ €75 academic year of September through to May).