Spanish Courses in Granada, Spain
Spanish Courses in Granada, Spain
Spanish Courses in Granada, Spain

Spanish in Granada since 1986

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Study Spanish in Granada, Spain


We have been teaching Spanish as a foreign language since 1986. Our Spanish school is located in Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Andalusia, southern Spain. The Spanish courses are held throughout the year. The friendly atmosphere and personal touch of our Spanish classes as well as Granada's Andalusian charm will turn your language holidays into an unforgettable experience. Students from all over the world and from different age groups participate in our Spanish language programme throughout the year. An extensive cultural programme always complements the Spanish courses. With 1000 students every year we can be considered as a medium-sized Spanish language school.


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Spanish Intensive Courses
Culture & Writing Workshops
Conversation Courses
Individual Courses
Spanish at a Teacher's Home
Teacher Training for non native teachers of Spanish
Business Spanish
Spanish for Tourism
Medical Spanish

Combine Spanish and ...

Flamenco Art (dance, singing, guitar, cajón)
Argentine Tango
Salsa & Bachata

Horseback Riding in Sierra Nevada
Rock Climbing in Sierra Nevada
Mountain Biking in Sierra Nevada
Hiking in Natural Parks
Yoga Experience

Photo Walks
Spanish Cooking
The culture of Al-Andalus
Federico García Lorca in Granada


SIELE Preparation and Exams
D.E.L.E. Preparation and Exams



    Private Apartments
We offer the following accommodation options:
Accommodation with use of kitchen facilities in school apartments with students from the school
Home stay accommodation with breakfast, half board or full board
Accommodation in a Student Residence with breakfast, half board or full board
Accommodation in a Hotel or Hostel
Accommodation in a self-catering apartment
Apartment at a teacher's home


Student nationalities:
Mainly European students; also students from the USA, Australia and Japan

Average age:
Minimum age: 14 years / average age: 25-35 years

Students per class:
Maximal number of students per class: 8
Average number of studens per class: 5
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The school building, characterised by its Andalusian style, its friendly classrooms, and its beautiful courtyard, retains much of the charm and intimacy of a family home. It is situated in a quiet location just ten minutes away from the city centre.

We offer the following services:

- Student service and councelling, travel advice, visa application, accommodation reservations, airport transfer and travel health insurance.
- 24 hours emergency phone line.
- An extensive cultural programme.
- Tandem language exchange.
- Coffee bar on the corner.
- A courtyard as a meeting place for students.
- Free Internet access (WiFi)
- Book and Video Library
Our library with approximately 500 novels, grammar books, course books and journals, and the video library with more than 400 recent Spanish films are all available to our students free of charge.
- Bike rental
- O2 Centro Wellness
At the nearby O2 Centro Wellness our students can take advantage of reduced fees.
- Certificates
A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of each Spanish course and is already included in the course price.
- Official exams
If they wish so, students can choose to participate in a final testing in order to obtain the official SIELE certificate (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española). Price: 155 €.
- Spanish online lessons


Combine Spanish classes in the mornings with cultural actitivities in the afternoons:
Conferences concerning present-day topics of interest
Film sessions at the school
Visits to the Arabic bath
Flamenco shows
Guided tours to the Alhambra or the Arabic quarter of the Albaicín
Trips to the mountains or to the beach
Trekking and horse-riding in the Sierra Nevada
Practical cooking courses to learn about Mediterranean cuisine
Wine tasting
Olive oil tours to Nigüelas
Tapa Tours
Cultural activities related to Federico García Lorca
Visa Information
Before you enrol for a Spanish course please note that the conditions for granting a Visa include medical insurance covering your stay abroad, a residential address in Granada and sufficient financial means. You can obtain information regarding a Visa application from the Spanish Embassy in your country. Addresses of Spanish Embassies worldwide can be found at the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

How to get there

If you would like an organised transfer from either one of these airports to your accommodation in Granada, please provide us information on the airport of your destination, your arrival date and time, you airline and flight number as soon as possible. Travel health insurance can also be obtained through the school.

Price for a one way transfer:
Malaga Airport - Granada Accommodation: 180 €
Granada Airport - Granada Accommodation: 45 €

Travel health insurance:

Price: 2 €/day.

Please ask us if you require any further information on train and bus connections from other Spanish cities to Granada.

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C/ Conde Cifuentes, nº 11

18005, Spain

Granada, Spain

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

T: +34 635 670 460





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  • by Irene T.
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    Definitely recommendable!
    Located in the centre of Granada the school offers a variety of activities to do during the break between the Spanish lessons or after your classes have finished. The classes are very small which provide an excellent working atmosphere as well as an ambience of familiarity. I was really happy when I got the confirmation for my two-months internship from the Spanish school Escuela Montalbán. My work consists of translation and web design of the school’s web site. Furthermore, I could calculate costs and complete data bases. The school offers a perfect opportunity for people who want to do an internship in the administration area. It never get’s boring. In addition to my internship I got offered language courses in order to improve my Spanish. When you are in the classroom it does not feel like lessons. The hours of class are filled with humour and exiting topics to talk about. You will not notice how one and a half hour will pass by. Of course, the educational part is not missing, and you will see progress like I did after one week only. Complex topics are explained very clear and the teachers do their best to make a complex topic transparent. Let me tell you about accommodation now. I shared a flat with students from all over the world and different ages. It is an unforgettable experience which I totally recommend to everyone. Meeting new people -for some people- might cost some overcoming but people who travel in order to learn a language are nice. Another advantage is that you get quicker in touch with new people and create a friendship which lasts beyond your stay here. Apart from the fact that Granada is a fantastic city for university students because it offers historical heritage as well as a good night life, Granada has a lot of parks where you can you can just hang out or have a good time with your friends. Some parks are really easy to reach but for some you have to make a little effort, but it is totally worth it. When you are in Granada you definitely should not miss the park Carmen de los Martires. From there you can see the town from the birds-eye-view and the park has a lot of beautiful flowers and fountains. It is right next to the garden of the Alhambra. The garden of the Alhambra is called Generalife. It is composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace and the High Gardens. Nowadays the denomination of the Generalife is commonly accepted as the Garden or Gardens of the Alarife, meaning the garden of the constructor or architect. First you will see the New Gardens of the Generalife, which connect the Generalife with the Alhambra, integrating them with nature.
    Tuesday, 31 July 2018
  • by Ronny D.
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    Six weeks at Escuela Montalbán, Granada – a halftime review.
    The language school Escuela Montalbán in the center of Granada is a cosy and matey place. It is situated in a small building on two levels with three small class rooms each. You get to know all the staff very quickly as there are about 15 people working here and some of them are – good for them – on holiday as it is high summer time at the moment. The first and third week I took part in regular courses with only three students plus, of course, the teacher. We had two classes per day starting with a grammar class followed by a conversation class. The school’s administation goes to great length in organizing the courses concerning the students‘ language levels. They really strive to form courses consisting of people with a similar level of Spanish in order to make the classes effective and useful. I also took private lessons during one week which I can recommend because it is super-intensive and very effective when the teacher concentrates fully on you. As far as I am concerned, I do not only study at this school but I also do an internship under supervision of Margret Fortman who is the school’s marketing and public relations manager. Therefore I review or write texts for the school’s website. I have to admit that these texts are in English or German (I am from Berlin) as my Spanish is by far not yet good enough for professional purposes. When I arrived I was classified level A2 in Spanish, certainly an accurate classification in theory but in daily life I felt like level zero basically. That has significantly changed in only three weeks thanks to the lessons I took and thanks to the teachers that gave them. All teachers are professional, highly motivated, kind and funny at times, too. As I enjoy biking a lot, I bought a bike second hand and so I am exploring the city and the countryside in my spare time. The landscape has flat terrain when you go along the river Genil that flows through the city into the plains and there are of course hills and the Sierra Nevada. A mountain range that goes up to about 3000 m (9000 ft). And for all of you who like biking, too or who are into a little challenge: To the second highest peak leads a path suitable for bikes with an average gradiant of only 5 percent. The learning gradiant is for sure higher at Escuela Montalbán.
    Tuesday, 24 July 2018
  • by John S.
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    Spanish at Escuela Montalbán
    Escuela Montalbán has got quite a few things going its way. Firstly, the location. Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and while there are other that are bigger, or have a beach right on the edge of the city, none has the charm that she does. My second point is along the same tracks, but more precise. The location within the city. It is pretty much in the city centre so it’s easy to get to and you can go sightseeing straight from the class without wasting time. Yet it is not in the busy, noisy, tourist laden part, so apart from the lone dog barking from time to time, the area is very quite, which as you can imagine, is quite the ideal place for a school to be at. Now since this is a school, let’s dive into the good stuff, classes. I spent a couple of weeks here doing the Standard course, and over the course of my time there, I had classes or at least contact with pretty much every staff member. They are, obviously, all different, but they do have one thing in common though, and that’s the passion for teaching and the patience required to do so well. All of them are very friendly and try to find new ways of reaching and captivating their students, as they know that the old ways are not necessarily always the best. Ranging from board games, through watching videos and movies to discussing the hot topics of the day (Cataluña in my case) there was always interesting to do. Obviously, you can’t just skip grammar, but it can be complemented by interesting and fun things to do, so after having learned something, you use it in order to remember it for longer than the first 30mins after the class is over. And last but certainly not least, there’s the cultural program that they offer. Cultural program is an important part of language apprehension, as it’s not just the language classes that you need to have in order to learn properly, you also need to get to know the culture/s behind the language and socialize a bit either with other students or locals, which once again, promotes the use of Spanish, that is the only way that you truly learn and improve. TL:DR - I had a blast while in Escuela Montalbán, and would deffo recommend to anyone.
    Friday, 20 October 2017
  • by Pavel B.
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    Spanish learning and incredible experience with Escuela Montalban
    I was 3 months at Escuela Montalbán in Granada doing an Intensive Spanish course, which included 2 classes of grammar and 2 conversation classes per day. I started from the very beginning and improved my Spanish very quickly thanks to a professionalism of the teachers and very well selected groups. In fact, I was able to communicate with other students with the same level of Spanish, which helped us learn Spanish more efficiently with a help of a teacher and have fun as well. The staff of the Spanish school was extremely friendly and helpful, especially Paco. In the first day they helped me with my accommodation, informed me about different possibilities and important places in the city, and helped me get my debit card in a bank, which was incredibly important as well. The accommodation was provided by the school. In the apartment I lived with 4 Spanish persons, who helped me boost my Spanish and experience Spanish culture and traditions. They were very friendly, kind and open-minded. On the one hand, teachers were very professional and provided well-structured content. On another hand, they were very funny making a lot of jokes. Thus, they delivered a great combination of serious and funny content, which helped us feel comfortable and learn Spanish in a great atmosphere. Another important part of learning Spanish language and culture took place outside of our classes. The school organized different social and cultural activities in the evenings and on weekends. In the first week we went to the Arabic bath, which helped me relieve stress from the first days of my adaptation to a new country. Moreover, I discovered an incredible art-form, which was born in Granada and called Flamenco. The flamenco show included very emotional and expressional music and dance. I fell in love with it and would love to experience it again. Another incredible activity was a tapa tour with the teacher Marisa, when almost all the students went out together to explore the tapas culture in different local bars. There is a tradition in Granada to give tapas for free when you order a drink. I would definitely recommend this school to everybody, who wants to learn Spanish and discover a great culture of the beautiful Granada and Spain in general.
    Monday, 27 February 2017
  • by Beeee A.
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    Good language school!
    I was for 4 weeks at Escuela Montalban to follow a level intermediate B2 course. The quality of the lessons is really good since they offer only small classes and teachers are really friendly and knowledgeable! They only speak Spanish to you, therefore, it enforces you to speak and it develops your Spanish! The atmosphere in the school is great! The school is cozy and the teachers, people that work there are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and warm. But also being able to experience the culture and lifestyle in Granada cannot be underestimated. Therefore, they organize different kind of activities, one of them was a tapa tour through the center of Granada with Ruben! I definitely want to go back to follow another course, maybe in combination with cooking classes that they offer!
    Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • by Elisabeth F.
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    Good times at the Spanish language school Escuela Montalban in Granada
    I just finished a 3 month Spanish course at Escuela Montalban. I enjoyed my time there a lot. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was really friendly, so that I felt welcome and like a part of the school comunity. I learned a lot. The lessons were effective and interesting and I liked the teachers. The school offered a lot of different activities, such as hiking, rock climbing and horse riding in Sierra Nevada National Park, Flamenco dancing, cooking classes or movie evenings. The activities make it easy to get to know the other students and to make new friends from all over the world. Granada is a great city. I love the tapas culture for example. With every drink you get a tapa for free. What I liked the most was hiking in the Sierra Nevada and dancing Salsa and Bachata. There are dance partys every night and I improved a lot while being here. Dancing Salsa helped me as well to make Spanisch friends and to use my new knowledges of the language. I was sad when I had to leave Escuela Montalban and Granada. I will come back for sure as soon as posible and I can recommend everybody to go there as well!
    Wednesday, 02 March 2016
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    by Riesthuis B.
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    12 weeks of awesomeness
    I was here for 3 months, and I can say that i enjoyed every second of it, and cannot wait to go back. What is so great about this school is that the teachers are just amazing. I followed 3 hour classes every day, and that used to seem long for me. But here the times flew by. Teachers always find fun and engaging ways to keep classes interesting. As I was there I have experienced every single teacher, and whenever you transfer from one class to a higher class, and everytime you think, "ahh but i really liked this teacher!!" but then every time you get a new teacher who is just as amazing as the last. Besides the teachers the school itself also spends a lot of time to make sure you make the most of your time in Granada, regularly offering trips to go scubadiving, a weekend to the alpujaras, snowboarding in the sierra vnevada, and even trips to Marocco. Granada itself also has everything you could possibly want. It bursts of the cultural sights to see, but it is also a stdents town and thereforoffers a lot of nightlife opportunity for younger people. Overall I can say that I would recommend Escuela Montalban to anyone that wants to learn Spanish and have fun doing it!
    Wednesday, 14 October 2015
  • by Pan B.
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    Super Szkoła!
    Byłam na miesięcznym kursie w Escuela Montalban i nie wyobrażam sobie co mogłoby być lepiej! :) Zajędzie prowadzone są na bardzo wysokim poziomie, są ciekawe i zawsz bardzo zróżnicowane. Mialam okazje mieć zajęcia z różnymi nauczycielami i wszyscy byli świetni, bardzo zaangażowani, sympatyczni i zawsze chętni jeśli trzeba było coś dodatkowo wytłumaczyć! Duży nacisk kładizony jest na konwersacje więc codziennie spora częśc lekcji przeznaczana była na rozmowy! Kolejnym plusem było to, że escuela montalban organizuje bardzo dużo aktywności dodatkowych, codziennie można wziąć w czymś udział, wyjścia do kina, na pokaz flamenco czy tapas. Szczególnie polecam poniedziałkowe wyjścia na tapas, jest to dobra okazja, żeby poznać nowe osoby, porozmawiać po hiszpańsku i spróbować pysznej hiszpanskiej kuchni! No i sama Granada jest po prostu przepiękna, nie wyobrażam sobie lepszego miejsca na naukę hiszpańskiego! Polecam zdecydowanie!
    Monday, 14 September 2015
  • by Kara. S.
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    Merhaba Arkadaşlar! Ben Ispanya´nin güneyinde „Girnata“ adiylada bilinen Granada şehrindeki „Escuela Montalbán“ dil okulunda 3 aylik bir staj yaptim. Hem şehrin kendisine, hemde ordaki yaşam tarzina hayran kaldim. Endülüs tarzindaki hoş bir avluya sahip olan okulda, bilgili ve neşeli öğretmenler sayesinde, stajim çok eğlenceli ve rahat geçti. Bu okul yaklaşik 20 senedir yabanci öğrencilere ispanyolca kurslari vermekte. Buradaki kurslarda, ispanyolcayi daha çabuk ve verimli bir şekilde öğreniyorsunuz. Ayrica farkli ülkelerden gelen öğrenciler sayesindede ingilizcenizi bile geliştirme ve yeni arkadaşlar edinme şansiniz var. Kursda öğrenmiş olduğunuz ispanyolcayi, burdaki günlük hayat´da kullanabilmek, çok faydali oluyor. Granada şehri çok farkli bir karaktere sahip. Bu şehir en parlak çağını, Müslümanların yönetiminde olduğu 13-15 asırlar arasında yaşamış ve günümüzde caddelerde, arka sokaklarda, binalarda ve anitlarda bu izler hala görülmekte. Hiristiyanlarin görkemli katedralleri ve kiliseleride görmeye değer. Elhamra sarayinin eşsiz bahçeleri, havuzlari ve zarafetide bugünkü zamana adeta meydan okumakta. Ayrica dünyaca ünlü yazar Federico García Lorca ve Flamenko sanatçisi Enrique Morente gibi bir çok Flamenko şarki ve danscilari bu şehirde doğup büyümüşler. Genelde akşamlari, muhteşem bir atmosferde büyüleyici Flamenko ve müzik şovlarini muhakkak izlemelisiniz . Granada´nin farkli semtlerinde değişik etkinlikler sunulmakta olduğundan, burdaki zamaniniz çok renkli ve macerali geçecektir. Granada´da her zevke göre bir şeyler bulmak mümkün: kültür, tarih, sanat, eğitim, eğlence, yemek, müzik vs. Bu staj benim için unutulmaz bir tecrübe idi ver herkese buraya gelip bu güzelikleri yaşamanizi tavsiye ediyorum!!! Muchos saludos! Serap
    Thursday, 25 November 2010
  • by Lont S.
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    Hola! Mam na imię Sylwia i w ciągu miesiąca uczestniczyłam w kursie języka hiszpańskiego w szkole Montalbán. Moja podróż językowa okazała się być świetnym doświadczeniem i bez wahania mogę polecić tą szkołę :) Co więcej, Granada jest miastem naprawdę różnorodnym i z pewnością przyciągnie tych, których ciekawi historia muzułmańskiej epoki miasta i jego piękno! To właśnie ten aspekt sprawia, ze Andaluzja aż kipi mieszanką kultur i ma swój wyjątkowy urok!! Mimo, że zajęcia z języka hiszpańskiego były prowadzone na wysokim poziomie i nieraz trzeba było przyłożyć się do nauki, to zawsze pozostawało trochę czasu wolnego na rozrywki :) Szkoła oferuje wiele ciekawych programów, ja postanowiłam wybrać się na spektakl Flamenco w ogrodach Generalife, zwiedzić Alhambrę, Sewillę i zarzyć kąpieli w arabskich łazniach, które mogę serdecznie polecić! Pobyt w Granadzie zdecydowanie podniósł mój poziom języka hiszpańskiego, ale był również czasem zawarcia międzynarodowych przyjazni, które mam nadzieję przetrwają lata! W szkole Montalbán miałam okazję poznać wspaniałych ludzi z całego świata, razem uczyliśmy się języka, zwiedzaliśmy Andaluzję i bawiliśmy do białego rana w weekendy!!! Pozdrawiam wszystkich, których miałam okazję poznać podczas moich wakacji w Hiszpanii i nie Adios, ale Hasta Luego Compañeros!!!!! Saludos de Polonia! Sylwia
    Tuesday, 31 August 2010
  • by Althoff K.
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    Studying at the Escuela Montalban has for me been a great experience from both a cultural and linguistic point of view. The classes, always organised in small numbers, are interesting and dynamic, and the teachers always make sure to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere so that it becomes a pleasure to learn Spanish! You also study in a truly international atmosphere with students representing cultures from all over the world, which you discover in addition to the Spanish lifestyle. What I enjoyed most about this school was the staff and the students’ friendliness and openess, which definitely helps to make you feel at home in a foreign country. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is looking to improve their Spanish in a friendly environment and keep great memories of Andalusia!
    Tuesday, 11 August 2009
  • by Herrschner I.
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    I stayed 8 weeks in Granada, learning Spanish at Escuela Montalban. I would like to recommend this school to everyone with the aim to learn Spanish in a efficiant way and at the same time in a very friendly and personal atmosphere. The teachers are great and all classes are designed to the personal level and personalities of the students! - It was definatley a good choice!
    Thursday, 18 June 2009


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