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Spanish Gap Year in Granada

The Spanish Gap Year in Granada is the ideal long-term course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and young adults looking to take a serious career break. Progress made on the long-term course options depends on the time you give to the programme and the amount of effort and personal study you are prepared to put in.

For a motivated student prepared to work consistently it is possible to go from beginner level (A0) to a level of near fluency (C1) in 24 weeks.

Established in 1987, the Spanish language school in Granada is located just off a cobbled street, in a lovely town house, set in its own private garden with wonderful views across the hills to Granada’s famous Alhambra Palace.

Gap Year in Granada Plus Points

Excellent Spanish course options (great value long term courses, ideal for Gap year students and adults on a budget)

A full range of Spanish language exams are offered, year round – if you want them!

A personal atmosphere in superb central city location

Spanish Course Details

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age17
Course duration8 to 36 weeks
Alternative courses1 week+ 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration50 minutes
Maximum per class6 students
  • Start dates throughout the year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Timetable : 09.30 to 13.35 hrs (can vary depending on student no’s in the summer period)
  • Preparation for DELE exams (optional extra module, not included in course fees)

Languages for Life

8 wks   €1360.0012 wks   €1787.0016 wks   €2297.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
Summer supplements: Not applicable
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Granada: Spring in Castila

Spanish Gap Year course information

The programme is based around three core elements

  • Practise based on grammar

2 classes per day
Explanation of an extract of grammar and immediate practice of exercises in real communicative situation. Correction of homework.

  • Practise and conversation based on themed units

2 classes per day
Oral and written exercises; comprehension practice –audio-visual material and analysis of documents / magazines, books, television, radio– and conversation related to the specific subjects studied.

  • Extracurricular activities (optional)

To achieve knowledge of a language a cultural immersion is necessary. With this goal, the Spanish language school has developed more than 40 different social activities that help student integration in tp Spanish life in Granada. These activities are very varied: Spanish movies, themed evenings, musical evenings, trips, visits, parties, sports, ‘tapas time’, ‘paella’ nights …


  • Intensive grammar study
  • Phonetics
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Syntax and application
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Dialogue and communication
  • Idiomatic language
  • Written and oral expression
  • Lecture and analysis
  • Live guided discussion and synthesis
  • Free conversation

DELE Exams offered

Do you speak Spanish? Can you prove it!

Some people study Spanish for self-enrichment or want to know how to tell the time or talk on the phone in Spanish or to satisfy short term language requirements in high school, college, university or career goals. Others however, such as university or Gap students, aspiring teachers, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language as part of a formal training programme. For this latter group of students, formally proving competency in the language is a requirement and this is where the DELE Exams are of great value.

Accommodation in Granada

Most students studying in Granada, decide to stay with local Spanish hosts, but there is also a student residence or in shared apartments with other language students who prefer to live independently.

Further information can be found on the main Granada Spanish school: Accommodation description.

  Check out the Student Reviews on courses in Granada on the CESA Blog