Hemingway Institute, Bilbao

BELAF recommends this language school and cultural institute for its long-standing good reputation. It offers holiday courses for young people aged 15 to 18. (Courses run for 2 to 4 weeks at Easter and though the Summer from 5 June.) It also offers a great selection of specialist and general Adult Spanish courses

The Hemingway Institute is fully equipped for total immersion and language learning for children and adults of all nationalities. It is situated in one the most beautiful and interesting regions of Spain. The teaching programmes offer a unique combination of classwork and complementary extra-mural activities.

The school is situated in the middle of the city’s financial district overlooking the River Ibaizabal, the historic centre, and one of Bilbao’s most traditional parks.

The Instituto is a member of the Asociación Europea de Calidad en la Enseñanza (AECE) and the International Association of Second Language Teachers (IASLT).

The cultural visits and activities take place in the afternoons and weekends – The Guggenheim Museum, surfing beaches, boat trips, festivals, musical evenings, castles etc. Weekend excursions to Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo or Seville are optional.

Bilbao is one of the largest and most exciting cities in Spain. It is surrounded by mountains and fine beaches. It benefits from a mild climate with a year round average of 20°c. The quality of life in Bilbao constitutes one of its greatest successes, renowned for its university, tapas bars, cultural attractions, gardens, shops and magnificent buildings. It also hosts a very lively Spanish nightlife which contributes to Bilbao being called ‘the capital of joy and satisfaction’.

Bilbao, known as the financial, cultural and communications capital of Spain, offers students a mix of educational, cultural and sporting interests as well as its numerous markets, restaurants, shops and every other possible service.

Courses Available

Bilbao - Hemingway Spanish Course

Cultural visits and activities take place in the afternoons and weekends – The Guggenheim Museum, surfing beaches, boat trips, festivals, musical evenings, castles etc. Weekend excursions to Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo or Seville are optional.

Optional leisure courses (additional charge) :

  • Spanish dance course
  • Sailing lessons
  • Adventure sports (canyon descents, cycle cross, hiking, canoeing, kayak, paragliding, archery, climbing)
  • Horse-riding lessons

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The course price includes :

  • 20 class lessons per week in groups of 8 students (15 hours)
  • Transfers between the port or airport and the host family
  • Full board in a family living close to the Institute
  • All lesson materials – use of the audio-visual centre, library and computers
  • A leisure and activity programme

Price:

Two weeks……………………………………………950 euros