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Spanish Courses in Madrid

Enroll in EF’s Spanish courses in Madrid and experience modern Spain in a capital city with a rich culture and heritage dating back centuries.

Study Spanish in Madrid and immerse in sophisticated Spanish culture. Our language school is located in the elegant Salamanca neighborhood, home to some of the city’s best covered markets and boutique shopping. From here you’ll be just a short metro ride from the Plaza Mayor, a hub of life for generations of Madrid residents.

EF’s Spanish courses in Madrid focus on conversational fluency so students are prepared for interactions beyond the classroom walls. You’ll be at ease ordering a plate of tapas in a neighborhood café or when asking a local to take your photo in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Students planning on pursuing higher education in Spain will benefit from our preparation courses for the DELE exam.

Spain’s Cultural Capital

Madrid is often called Spain’s most ‘Spanish’ city. In addition to being the country’s political capital, Madrid is the epicenter of Spanish culture. Long standing traditions live on in Madrid, as evidenced by the long-lines outside of the city’s bullfighting rings and the continued popularity of flamenco dancing.

Madrid preserves Spanish traditions well, but it also embraces emerging trends in fashion, art and design as much as any other city in Europe. Outside of your Spanish courses in Madrid, browse the boutiques along Calle de Serrano, the most exclusive shopping street in the city. Spend an entire day soaking up the masterpieces in Madrid’s heralded museum, the Museo del Prado. Join the locals in cheering on the beloved Real Madrid soccer team in the stands at the hallowed Bernabéu Stadium. Or sample Paella at Sobrino de Botín on Plaza Mayor, widely considered the oldest restaurant in the world. Madrid is the most cosmopolitan city in the country, yet thankfully tradition lives on proudly in Spain’s capital.

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Program Highlights

  • Start any Monday, all year round
  • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
  • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Modernized building with a great location in the city center
  • Large outdoor ‘urban garden’ area with patio
  • Recently renovated classrooms fitted with top technology
  • Tapas and sangria nights, organized excursions to Ávila, Segovia, Toledo, Barcelona, etc.
  • 5-minute walk from shops, restaurants, cafés and nightlife

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LEARN MORE, FASTER.

Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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  • Intensive Course

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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  • General Course

    A well-rounded program of language study.

    26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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  • Basic Course

    Combine your language studies with a fun-filled vacation.

    20 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday, summer only

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 12 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students who want to focus on how to communicate as well as enjoy lots of free time to explore the destination.

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  • EF Internship Program

    Combine a minimum of 8 weeks of language study with 8-9 weeks of practical experience.

    32/26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start Date

    Every Monday

    Level

    Upper Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    Minimum 8 week course with 50-100 internship hours

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AT HOME IN THE WORLD

Live like a local. You’ll feel at home in Madrid – whether you’re living with a Spanish family or staying at EF’s residence in the Salamanca District.

  • EF Homestay

    Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

  • EF Residence

    Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

    Togumar: En suite triple/quad room from $75/week. En suite twinroom from $110/week. Selfcatering. 15-minute walk to the school.

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Student life in Madrid

Cultural heritage rubs shoulders with a young generation brimming with ambition and energy in Spain’s proud capital. This is the country’s most sophisticated city and many Spanish trends in the arts, fashion and design are born here. EF’s activities coordinators will introduce you to a city that is both traditional and on Europe’s cutting-edge.

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Sample heaping plates of Paella at a café in Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s magnificent central square. Marvel at the enormous imperial palace of Palacio Real, the seat of Spain’s monarchy. Tour the Templo de Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple installed in the Parque de la Montana. Join the cheering crowds in the stately Las Ventas Bullring. Wander the halls of the Prado Museum, where you’ll find masterpieces by Spanish painter Francisco Goya among countless others.
Madrid is one of Europe’s premier shopping destinations. Find international brands in El Corte Ingles, the country’s largest department store. Trendy boutiques can be found in the Salamanca district, steps from EF’s classrooms, and you can pick up curios at the weekly El Rastro flea market.
Cheer on Real Madrid at Bernabeu Stadium for a taste of Spanish soccer culture. Picnic among the 17th century gardens of the Parque del Buen Retiro, the city’s largest green space. Kick around a soccer ball with friends in the Casa de Campo before sighting the animals in the parks heralded zoo.
Madrid is situated in the geographic center of the country, so it’s the perfect starting place for jaunts around the country. Experience the coastal lifestyle of Barcelona, Malaga and San Sebastian. Head to Granada for Moorish architecture, Ibiza for island partying and Morocco for a glimpse of life in North Africa.
Nightlife is an intrinsic part of Madrid’s culture. Attend a traditional flamenco performance in a club off of Gran Via, the city’s glitzy main artery. Sample tapas at a sidewalk café on the Puerta Del Sol. Wander the galleries of The Reina Sofia National Art Museum before heading to the clubs, lounges and bars that stay open until sunrise.

Prices & Dates for Madrid

Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

Included in the Price

Course
  • 20,26 or 32 Spanish lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
  • EF Placement test and progress tracker
  • EF Course Certificate
  • Post course English level report
  • Online pre & post course
  • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
Accommodation
  • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
  • Weekends: all the meals
  • Twin room with homestay
Lesson materials
  • Digital learning media (tablet)
  • Academic material
Accessibility
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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