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Spanish Gap Year in San Sebastian

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

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Study Spanish in San Sebastian for
3 months or longer, on set start dates three times a year, to take advantage of really good prices.  You will participate in discussions, group-activities, oral practice, written work, and a variety of other learning techniques to ensure a well-rounded education. Each group course caters to your Spanish level and will cover everything from daily conversation topics to advanced expressions. This Spanish language course offers great value for money, ideal for Gap Year, Uni/ post Uni or adult students looking to study Spanish in depth over several months for maximum impact and progress.

The Spanish school in San Sebastian houses 18 classrooms all with air con, an open-air terrace with snacks, coffee and drink machines, a large reception area with couches and free WI-Fi access, a social area and library, HIFI sound system in every classroom and in all common areas, videos, overhead projectors and other aids to use in class, 6 computers with ADSL access for the students, 2 private parking bays & an entrance facilities for disabled people.  A second college site, near the Cathedral, with a further 7 classrooms is used during the busy summer months.

The terrace at the back of the college is where students can relax and make friends during their breaks. Overall the San Sebastian school, with its modern decoration offers a friendly and studious atmosphere.  Students have access to a gym, which is located 5 metres from the Spanish language school. Students can become members at special rates.

  • Duration : Varies depending on start date
  • Spanish tuition (20 lessons)  
  • Class size : 12 people
  • Preparation for DELE exams (optional, not included in course fees
  • Minutes per lesson : 45  
  • Ability levels : Beginner/Intermediate
  • Minimum age :17yrs   

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San Sebastian, a fabulous coatal city and an ideal 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 San Sebastian, but can't manage a Gap Year course? 

We can also offer shorter Spanish language courses:

  > San Sebastian : Languages for Life (20 lessons)  8 to 20 wks

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

  > San Sebastian : Intensive Course (30 lessons)   1 to 12 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 exam preparation course in San Sebastian