Madrid is a young, modern, vibrant city which can be summed up in one word…‘Cosmopolitan’. Where else, in only a small area of space, can you discover the acclaimed artists of Spain and beyond in three of the most famous art galleries in the world, learn the history and tradition of the bull fight in the largest bullring in the country, get away from it all in the huge parks Madrid has to offer, and then take a rest in one of the typical Spanish bars with tapas and a caña?!
Located at the heart of the Iberian Peninsula at an altitude of over 600m above sea level, Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe.
There are so many reasons to choose Madrid as the location for your Spanish study holiday.
Winter in Madrid is crisp, with bright blue skies, low rainfall and cool temperatures
Spring and autumn are pleasant times to visit the Spanish capital.
Temperatures are around 25ºC (77ºF) providing a perfect environment for learning Spanish.
If you come to study in Madrid in summer you will go home with a tan. Summers in Madrid are sunny and can be hot (up to 35ºC or 95ºF). Low humidity and light breezes coupled with an abundance of outdoor swimming pools provide pleasant relief.
| Outside view of the Prado Museum
The Spanish capital plays host to international music festivals and is visited by the world's leading pop stars.
Madrid boasts three international acclaimed museums namely the Thyssen-Bornemisza (range from primitive Flemish collections to contemporary paintings, sculptures, tapestries and carvings), the Prado (displays masterpieces from Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and Rembrandt) and the Reina Sofía (Spanish contemporary art
Served by Madrid Barajas International Airport, which boasts a €2bn terminal completed in early 2006, getting to and from Madrid has never been easier.
Madrid’s metro and bus networks provide one of the cleanest, cheapest, and most efficient public transportation systems in Europe.
| The heart of Madrid - Puerta del Sol
Madrid is flanked to the north by the Sierra Guadarrama Mountains. These offer an excellent range of leisure activities providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Madrid life. At just 5 Euros and 50 minutes by train from Madrid city centre the mountains are readily accessible - even after your Spanish class!
The beautiful and historic cities of Salamanca, Toledo, Segovia, and Avila offer great weekend trips whilst studying in Madrid.
AIL Madrid’s student advisors can offer you travel tips and suggest itineraries to ensure you get the maximum enjoyment out of your study time in Madrid.
If you wish to organize a trip for a group of 5 to 40 University students focused on learning the language, this is the program that you need! We offer you more than a simple language course. It is a complete program composed of fun activities to help you get to know the Spanish culture. In the same manner, living with our Spanish host families, guarantees you total language and cultural immersion.
AIL Madrid's individual (or private) Spanish classes are carefully tailored to ensure that your personal study objectives are met. They give you the freedom to design your own learning program in terms of Content, Timetable, Intensity and Location.
Even if participants come from different places and for different reasons, they all have something in common: they want to learn Spanish. Classes are lively and fun, but also structured and appropriate for people who want to see results.
This course is from 8 weeks onwards and is designed for those who wish to Dedicate a term, semester or even longer to immersing themselves in the Spanish language.
Do you want to study Spanish but can’t come to Spain? AIL Madrid offer Online Individual Spanish Classes through video chat software.
Graduating from university is a very exciting time and our Spanish courses are therefore designed to maximise fun whilst helping you gain skills and/or qualifications that will provide you with better opportunities for the future.
This course is designed and recommended for people who want to learn as much Spanish as possible in a short space of time. The structure is similar to that of the Intensive Spanish Course.
Preparation for the DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) the official worldwide accredited diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language.
Intensive 1 and 2 week Spanish GCSE, AS and A-Level Revision Courses in Madrid that will allow you to take the exam feeling well-prepared and confident!
A full program consisting of three terms. The first is 16 weeks long and the second two are each 10 weeks long. Whether you need all three terms will depend on your skill level and what you desire to gain from the Spanish university foundation course.
Experience real Spanish life! With the Exchange High School program you can live with a Spanish family or among Spanish students, where you will be able to take part of their daily life and culture.
After you have been exploring Madrid for a while, why don't you take the opportunity to study Spanish at one of our prestigious partner schools in a different part of Spain?
A specialist course providing a combination of the internationally recognised TEFL qualification and Spanish lessons.