Instituto Cervantes


Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes accredited centres comply with Spanish teaching quality requirements, provide suitable teaching resources, have a team of qualified teachers and offer approved quality accommodation. They have a teaching plan that guarantees good progress and a maximum number of students per class. Accredited centres produce truthful publicity and detail the course prices and complementary services clearly.


Since its creation, FEDELE (the Spanish Federation of Spanish Language School Associations for Foreigners) has demanded high standards from its schools and they have continually maintained this high standard. This is reflected in the legality of the centre, the quality of the teaching and the services, the truthfulness of the publicity, the periodical inspection of the school and the registering of complaints.


AEEEM (The Business Association of Spanish Schools in Madrid) was founded in 1995 with the aim of uniting the best schools in the sector. Schools which are members of AEEEM guarantee high quality courses, accommodation and other services, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes (Accredited Centre) and/or the University of Alcalá de Henares (CEELE certified).


F.I.D.E.S.C.U (Foundation for the Development of and Research into Spanish Culture) Collaboration Centres offer Spanish courses and related services of maximum quality as well as the D.I.E. exam (Diploma Internacional de Español), an alternative to the DELE exam, which gives students an additional opportunity to acquire official Spanish language qualifications which vouch for their level of Spanish.

Cámara de Comercio de Madrid

All Cámara de Comercio de Madrid accredited schools offer the possibility to sit the prestigious Chamber of Commerce Exams in all levels. As well as being an official examination centre, Cámera de Comercio accredited schools offer official preparation courses for the business Spanish exams.


Bildungsurlaub is a training quality accreditation, issued by the German federal states. Employees working in Germany have the right to take one or two weeks a year of paid absence for training purposes at an accredited Bildungsurlaub school. This forms part of their annual training entitlement, it does not use up holiday days. Bildungsurlaub accredited schools certify a high level of quality in all their services with relation to their courses and accommodation. AIL Madrid is accredited by the German federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Niedersachsen, Rheinland‐Pfalz, Saarland, Schleswig‐Holstein, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Sachsen-Anhalt.


CSN is the Swedish Government authority that administers financial aid for complementary studies abroad. The main functions of CSN are reviewing and approving financial aid applications and administering the repayment of loans. AIL Madrid is accredited by CSN and therefore qualifying students are able to obtain financial aid for their AIL Madrid Spanish course.

The University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH)

The University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) is one of Spain’s oldest and most prestigious universities with its Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Department boasting an enviable internationally renowned reputation for developing skilled and innovative Spanish teachers. AIL Madrid is honored to have been selected by UAH as a centre of excellence and actively collaborates with UAH in the provision of practical support and assistance to the participants on their Teach Spanish as a Foreign Language Masters Program.

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Spain

AIL Madrid is officially recognised by and as a member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Spain (Camara de Comercio de Italia en España) partnering the CCIS in the provision of business, exam and general Spanish courses and professional training to Italian high schools, universities and companies.


The Austrian “Arbeitsmarktservice” is an employment agency that offers every employee working in Austria the opportunity to take paid leave of up to 1 year every three years. This leave is calledBildungskarenzand it aims to allow employees to broaden their knowledge, to acquire new skills (including learning Spanish) and to develop other areas of expertise. AIL Madrid welcomes Bildungskarenz students providing the necessary signed placement confirmation for any of our 20 hour a week programmes. 

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