Top 7 Places to Learn Spanish

top 7 places to learn Spanish

Our Top 7 Places to Learn Spanish in Spain and Latin America

There are many fantastic places to take a Spanish language course, from capital cities and historic towns, to tropical beaches and local villages. Spain, home of Castilian Spanish, is the first choice for many, however, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous then Latin America offers many wonderful and fascinating locations to improve your español! Find our Top 7 Places to Learn Spanish!

 

1. Bocas Del Toro: The Hidden Caribbean Gem

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Bocas Del Toro is a little-known archipelago of Caribbean Islands with a hippy-beach-vibe combined with world-class diving. A fantastic place to kick-back and relax but also home to one of the best schools in Central America. Improve your Spanish in a small group setting during the day, and dance the night away at el Barco Hundido – a bar set right over the sea with its own shipwreck!

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2. Havana, Cuba: Salsa Central

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Havana is a splendid city, there is a nostalgic charm to its dilapidated exterior yet is so beautiful the photos can never do it justice. From impromptu salsa dancing in the street, to mojitos with the locals, you will be awed and inspired by their energy and enthusiasm, for their lives, and in particular for their country.

In Havana all Spanish courses are held in the homestay accommodation, with the teacher delivering classes in the living/dining area of the accommodation. This is a great immersive experience as you not only get to live with Spanish speakers but also have the structure of more formal training with your teacher. And in your free time you can explore the fascinating Havana at your leisure.

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3. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Everything Argentinian

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Buenos Aires is culturally in a class of its own. Its traditions and attributes are strong, and cannot be confused with any other city on the planet. Argentinian tango, asado (Argentinian steak cooked the Argentinian way), Argentinian red wine (Malbec) and Argentinian football (Boca Juniors or River Plate) are all a key part of Buenos Aires, its people and their way of life.

If you are unfamiliar with the Argentinian accent you will find there are some differences in the pronunciation but given the friendliness of the people you will be chatting with the locals in no time, becoming the best of friends.

Explore our Spanish courses in Buenos Aires

 

4. Valencia, Spain: A Gastronomic Love Affair

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If you went to Barcelona and fell in love, then Valencia should be next on your list. Valencia has fewer tourists and more affordable prices than its neighbour up the coast, but keeps the great beaches, fantastic food and chilled vibe.

Our school in Valencia is unique in its decor and arguably offers the best Spanish language teaching in the country. Being so close to the rest of Europe and with such good flight connections there really is no reason not to squeeze in a cheeky week in Valencia.

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4. Cartagena, Colombia: Plata or Plomo?

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OK, forget Narcos, that’s Medellín anyway. Cartagena is the perfect place to learn Spanish if you want to combine your learning experience with an unforgettable beach experience.

Cartagena has many faces and the one that cannot be missed is Cartagena’s Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage site, lying within 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Historic, colourful and vibrant, this alone is enough to warrant Cartagena a place in our top 7 places to learn Spanish.

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5. Cusco, Peru: Find the Perfect Pisco

top 7 places to learn Spanish

Cusco is a pretty colonial town, with a great night life and the starting point for many a person wishing to trek up to Machu Picchu. Cusco appeals for its size and local feel. This is not a big city and in just a few days you will feel like a local. Cusco is a great jumping off point to discover other parts of Peru and Bolivia, yet it is also the perfect place to stop for a few weeks, and get that Spanish up to scratch. There are also plenty of fabulous bars and restaurants to experience the drink of Peru – the pisco sour.

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7. Barcelona, Spain: It’s a Favourite for a Reason

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No top 7 places to learn Spanish list would be complete without the ever-popular Barcelona, an amazing location to learn Spanish. Worth a visit any time of the year as a city-on-the-beach Barcelona really comes into its own during the summer months.

Gaudi, the old town, great shopping and the Catalan air of sophistication that is unique to Barcelona, gives the city it’s ‘encanto’ that has made it so popular. With a busy language student population Barcelona is the place to go to meet like-minded people.

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How to Book a Spanish Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process.  Check the location links to find more information on the Top 7 Places to Learn Spanish.

For information on any of our Top 7 Places to Learn Spanish, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

 

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Best Spanish Schools Spain

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The Best Spanish Schools Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Malaga

There is no better way to improve your Spanish and accelerate your Spanish language learning than to take an immersion course in a Spanish speaking country. From Peru to Colombia, Costa Rica to Argentina, there are many locations and schools to choose from. However, there are also some fantastic schools to choose from in Spain, with Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Malaga as the most popular destinations, with some excellent Spanish schools.

 

Best Spanish Schools: Madrid

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Plaza de España: located in the Argüelles area of Madrid, this school is just a short 5 minute walk from Plaza de España, right in the centre of the city. The school is large, with a wide choice of courses and timetables to choose from, offering excellent facilities.

It is also accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and if you would like to take a qualification to prove your level of Spanish you can take DELE exam preparation here. The school offers a wide range of accommodation options and a busy social programme that will take you out and about, in the city and beyond. A great choice for those wishing to learn pure Castilian Spanish.

 

Best Spanish Schools: Barcelona

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Passeig de Gràcia: is our favourite school in Spain. Located in a stylish, modern building in central Barcelona, Expanish offers up-to -the-minute facilities, trendy décor and super friendly staff.

The school has some of the best Spanish teachers around and provides effective immersion courses as well as the very popular ‘Spanish and the City’ and ‘Spanish and Cooking’ courses. There is a well-organised social/activity programme that takes students on a number of free adventures around the city, to discover the many gems that Barcelona has to offer. As far as Spanish language schools in Spain go, no one does it better than Expanish.

 

Best Spanish Schools: Seville

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Plaza Nueva: possibly one of the most stunning school receptions you will ever come across, with it’s breath-taking galleried atrium, CLIC also has a huge roof terrace for sunbathing and a pool to cool off in.

Despite it’s hotelesque qualities our favourite school in Seville is friendly and caring, with one member of staff for every four students, they really offer the personal touch. Their courses are accredited by both the Instituto Cervantes and Universitat de Barcelona, and as well as offering all levels from Beginners to Advanced they also have a very popular 50+ course.

 

Best Spanish Schools: Malaga

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Central Malaga: also situated by the beach, but this time in the centre of the city, Enforex Spanish school has a pool in its beautiful gardens. Not only that, but there a two purpose built ‘outdoor’ classrooms for the days when you want to enjoy the weather rather than being stuck inside – which in Malaga, are plentiful. Enforex is very popular with both long term and short term students, with many nationalities studying here from all over the world.

 

BOOK YOUR SPANISH COURSE TODAY

 

How to Book a Spanish Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process.  Check the location links to find more information on the Best Spanish Schools Spain.

For information on any of our Best Spanish Schools Spain, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French