Spanish Courses in Granada, Spain
Spanish Courses 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 800 students every year we can be considered as a medium-sized Spanish language school.


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

Average age:
Minimum age: 16 years / average age: 25-35 years

Students per class:
Maximal number of students per class: 8
Average number of studens per class: 5


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 in 5 languages: travel advice, visa application, accommodation reservations, airport transfer and travel health insurance.
24 hours emergency phone line.
An extensive Culture Programme.
TANDEM language exchange.
Nearby coffee bar.
A courtyard as a meeting place for students.
Internet access (WiFi)
We offer free and unlimited Internet access; 8 computers are available to our students.
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
At the nearby O2 Centro Wellness our students can take advantage of reduced fees.
Reduced fees at the nearby O2 Centro Wellness.

A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of each Spanish course and is included in the course price. If they so wish, students are also able to participate in a final, internal examination to obtain the "Certificado de Nivel de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (Price 40 €).


You can combine the  intensive Spanish courses with the following cultural activities:

Spanish & Culture: This Spanish culture course of 5 private lessons per week is designed for intermediate and advanced students to practice the Spanish language by discussing historical, social and cultural topics.

Spanish & Flamenco: Complement a Spanish Course with 6 Flamenco dance lessons of 45 min. per week. The classes are given in collaboration with a recognized and qualified dance teacher; There are classes at all levels, starting with beginners (rumbas) up to the more advanced levels (alegrías, tangos, bulerías, soleá).

Spanish & Tango: In addition to a general Spanish language course, 4 Tango dance lessons of 60 minutes per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 20.30 to 22.30 h.

Spanish & Cooking: Combine a Spanish course with 6 cooking classes of 45 minutes per week. Our teacher, Javier Vilchez, is a professional cook with many years experience in catering. He will demonstrate the preparation of special dishes, or a tapas selection.

Spanish & Yoga: Combine a Spanish course with 4 Yoga classes per week.

Spanish & Horseback Riding in Sierra Nevada: Combine a Spanish course with a horseback riding programme in the Sierra Nevada National Park during 3 afternoons (approx. 9 hours).

Spanish & Hiking in Granada Natural Parks: Combine a Spanish course with two hiking afternooons.

Spanish & Rock Climbing: Combine a Spanish course with two climbing afternooons.
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: 170 €
Granada Airport - Granada Accommodation: 45 €

Travel health insurance:
Price up to 15 days: 15 €
Price up to 30 days: 30 €

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

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  • 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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