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Primarily small classes (1-7 students per group)
We offer both standard and intensive courses.
All students will receive a textbook which uses a communicative approach to ensure you progress rapidly.
Teaching hours vary depending on the course. Though our most popular courses are 20 hours a week, students can choose to do 23, 26 or 30 hours as well.
Looking for an unforgettable trip to Spain that will improve your Spanish and expand your resume? Look no further: the Instituto Hemingway’s courses are designed to immerse you in Spanish language and culture. You, the learner, are at the heart of everything we do.
We offer a wide range of courses at all levels and for all ages to fit your specific aims, be it learning more about this wonderful country, progressing your business Spanish, or preparing and taking your DELE/SIELE exam with us. As an accredited DELE exam center, our expert advice will give you all the tools you need to flourish in your exam.
Our highly qualified teachers will quickly help you find your feet, working with you throughout your stay with us to get the most out of every minute of your course. After lessons are done for the day, kick back with your new friends as you explore Bilbao with our much-loved daily program of cultural activities.
We can’t wait to help you find the course that’s right for you!
- Bilbao is a city that’s off the beaten tourist trail, so it’s the perfect place to truly practice your Spanish in day-to-day situations. Why not explore some of the many other cities in Spain while you’re here, thanks to Bilbao’s great transport networks!
- Join us for our free cultural activities including trips, wine tastings, salsa lessons, cooking workshops and tapas tours.
- We have a range of accommodations available, including with a Host Family, in Shared Apartments or in Private Accommodation.
- Our courses start every Monday all year round! We cover all levels, from A1 (Beginner) to C2 (Proficient). At the end of your course you'll receive a certificate which states the level of Spanish you’ve acquired.
- Our experienced and accredited in-house lawyer who specialises in Study Abroad programs helps handle the VISA process with no hidden costs, to make your arrival in Spain a breeze.
Looking to improve your Spanish to help expand your company or get a job in Spain? Our Business Spanish course will teach you all the skills you need to progress your career. Our course combines theory with visits to relevant companies and institutions to expand your knowledge in various fields. Teaching is highly interactive and our course is tailored to your level of Spanish, from beginner to advanced. We also offer a crash course with 40 lessons per week that is perfect for executives.
Working towards your DELE exam? We can help: as an accredited DELE exam centre, we know the best ways to prepare you for your exam. The course offers DELE preparation alongside general Spanish classes - you’ll be dreaming in Spanish by the end! If you don’t have much time, we’ll help your Spanish improve in leaps and bounds with our SIELE preparation course. As the first certified digital Spanish exam with international recognition, SIELE is a quick and easy way to highlight your Spanish skills.
If you’re a Spanish language teacher looking to brush up on current methods for teaching Spanish as a second language (ELE), this is the course for you! Covering both foreign language acquisition and specific classroom techniques, we aim to supply you with the latest advice on how best to teach Spanish. Our classes also explore Spanish culture and history. You’ll leave with a wide range of knowledge and resources, including the Instituto Cervantes’ curriculum, to inspire your teaching.
Searching for a fun and educational trip for your child? Our courses for 6-12 year olds will be perfect for them. We aim to playfully introduce children to Spanish without making them feel they have to sit in school. In four 45 minutes classes per day, your child will learn to communicate in Spanish, play language games, sing Spanish songs, do handicrafts, listen to Spanish music and role play everyday situations. We provide accommodation for your family so you can enjoy Bilbao while they learn.
We know many people aged 50+ are looking for much more than just learning Spanish or improving their skills. That’s why our courses for seniors, at all language levels, have cultural activities tailored to your individual interests - be it tasting the delicacies of Spanish cuisine, exploring Bilbao or discovering the secrets of Spanish culture. With no more than 10 people per class, our teachers can dedicate more time to each individual student, incorporating your needs into the class content.