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Tourism Spanish Exam Preparation Course

If you would like to work in the tourism industry in the Spanish speaking world, AIL Madrid recommends you take the Tourism Spanish Exam Preparation Course that will help you to prepare for the highly prestigious Madrid Chamber of Commerce exams, arranged in collaboration with the University of Alcalá.   

This is the perfect preparation course for students or professionals who wish to work as tour operator, in hotels, cultural centres, congresses or in any sector of the tourism industry.

Enrolling on this course will help prepare you with the vocabulary and communication skills in Spanish that you will need to be able to operate effectively in the tourism sector. It will allow you to gain more knowledge and confidence in your working life and make your work a lot more efficient.

Tourism Spanish Exam Preparation Course includes:Work in Tourism in the Spanish Speaking World

  • 5, 10 or 20 Individual Tourism Classes (9:30am - 7pm Monday to Friday) depending on your needs. All our teachers are native Spanish speakers, educated to at least degree level and highly qualified and experienced in teaching Tourism Spanish to foreigners.
  • A professional assessment of your level before the course and close control of your progress throughout the course right up to the exam date.
  • Enrolment on the Chamber of Commerce official Tourism Spanish Exam. 
  • 10 sessions per week of our Fun Afternoon Activities Program (usually daily from 14:30 to 16:30), which is aimed at improving your knowledge of Madrid itself and also the culture and customs of Spain. 
  • This program also involves 'Cañas y Tapas' evenings, where you can enjoy food and drink typical of Spain, whilst making friend with other students from the school. The minimum duration of the preparation courses is 20 classes and you can start anytime you like!

Exam Levels:

  • Certificado Básico del Español del Turismo (B2) 
  • Certificado Superior del Español del Turismo (C1)

Exam Dates (2014):

The Tourism Spanish Exam opens up many job opportunities around the world

There are several exam sessions throughout the year to obtain each of the certificates:

Certificado Básico del Español del Turismo  (B2)
Certificado Superior del Español del Turismo (C1)   

Exam content:

Registration deadline:

Please complete the registration no later than 2 weeks before the date when you wish to take the exam.


Number of classes
Price (Euros)
1-9 classes
10+ classes
Supplement for classes outside of AIL Madrid
- within metro zone A 15 per session*
- outside metro zone A
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The discount for more than 10 classes is applied when the total payment is made before the first class.
There is no enrolment fee for tourism classes.

Registration fee with the Cámara de Comercio:

The Cámara de Comercio de Madrid charges a 90€ exam fee. This is payable to AIL Madrid who will then pass this on to the Cámara de Comercio.

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