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Spanish Gap Year in Salamanca

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The Spanish Gap Year in Salamanca is the ideal long-term course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and young adults looking to take a serious career break.

With 20 to 36 weeks course duration, this course in Salamanca enables students to gain as comprehensive and fluent an understanding of the Spanish language as possible (see Spanish course methodology for full information). A great course for beginner to low intermediate level students of all ages (especially language students in their late teens and twenties) who want to learn Spanish in the fabulous city of Salamanca.Founded in 1990 the Spanish language school in Salamanca is located in the heart of the city,  just a few minutes from the Plaza Mayor. The Spanish school has good facilities; 10 classrooms, a teachers' room, 3 offices, a library and separate computer room with 12 online pc's and a fast wireless internet connection. These long-term Academic Year or Semester courses allow students to focus on all aspects of Spanish over several months, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework. In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long-term retention of key skills.

Salamanca is a vibrant and lively University Town. Half its population are students which makes it an appealing destination for Spanish Gap Year students. The Spanish language school offers a range of student residence, shared student flats and Spanish host accommodation and the language school is close to the Plaza Mayor, the social centre of Salamanca which appeals to everyone, but especially our younger students. The Spanish language school in Salamanca is a favourite amongst our adult students wanting to learn Spanish too.

  • Duration : 20 to 36 weeks (shorter courses also offered)
  • Spanish tuition (20 lessons)  
  • Class size : 6/9 people
  • Preparation for DELE exams (optional, not included in course fees
  • Minutes per lesson : 50   
  • Ability levels : Beginner/Intermediate
  • Minimum age :16yrs   

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Salamanca: Spanish Gap Year Course links

  > Spanish language school description

  > Accommodation offered by Spanish school in Salamanca

  > CESA student reviews on Salamanca

Salamanca, is both historically interesting and very sociable and is a great place to spend all or part of your Gap Year - for first hand information and advice please contact the CESA staff.


Want to learn Spanish in Salamanca, but can't manage a Gap Year course? 

We can also offer shorter Spanish language courses:

  > Salamanca : Languages for Life (20 lessons)  8 to 26 wks

  > Salamanca : Standard Course (20 lessons)   1 to 8 wks

  > Salamanca : Intensive Course (30 lessons)   1 to 8 wks


Spanish Gap Year course information:

The Spanish Gap Year language course ensures rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key Spanish language skills and also covers a range of topics on modern day Spain (cultural, social and economic).

Oral and written Spanish language skills are developed and enhanced through out these long term courses.  This Spanish language programme is aimed at Beginners to Low Intermediate abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are aiming to achieve fluency over a number of months. 

Classes are then held from Monday to Friday each week and the College is open throughout the year.  Once you have successfully completed your course you will receive a college certificate attesting to your level of Spanish language proficiency, this will include the duration of course attended.


  • 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 are offered to Gap Year students:

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, though, such as universtiy 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.

Ask CESA for the DELE exam factsheet for further details.
> DELE Spanish course in Salamanca