Spanish Courses Gran Canaria - Academia El Capitán
1 class = 45 minutes
Courses start every Monday
All levels (A1 to C2)
Small Groups: max. of 8 Students
Experienced Native Teachers
Communicative Outdoor Classes every week
These courses consist of a grammar part to master the specific grammar of the level and a conversation part to apply and practice the new knowledge right away. By creating real life situations, you will learn Spanish in a fun and spontaneous environment.
Our program also includes a Cultural Program so that you experience Spain and keep practicing Spanish
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Spanish Courses Gran Canaria - Academia El Capitán does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
You can choose from the following class times:
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 years old and older|
Our courses strongly focus on communication. In every unit we practice the new knowledge (grammar, vocabulary...) right away in conversation exercises.
Furthermore we have an OUTDOOR CLASS once a week. In these classes we leave the school and have a class in real environments in the city (the market, a museum...). In these classes you are encouraged to speak with Spaniards, your colleagues and the teachers, practicing what you have learned during the week.
We beleive in a 24/7 linguistic and cultural inmersion. We organize 1/2 times a week cultural activities like city tours, excursions to nature, sport, theatre and movies...just so that you enjoy Gran Canaria with new friends and you keep practicing Spanish. We also offer you a great range of discounts in other schools in the city (like Surf or Flamenco) to help you get in touch with locals and enjoy your stay to the maximum.
All our teachers are native speakers and have a university degree in Spanish Philology and/or Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. We only hire teachers that enjoy our communicative teaching methods and understand that the goal is to not only to give you new knowledge but also to help you communicate in Spanish.
The nationality and age mix at Spanish Courses Gran Canaria - Academia El Capitán varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
The school is located at the heart of the city, between the old town Vegueta and the central bus station. Students can take the bus which takes them to the wonderful city beach of Las Canteras in only 15 minutes. All classrooms have been recently renovated (end of 2017) and are equipped for the display of audiovisual materials. The location of the school is perfect for our Outdoor Classes every friday: in the old town, the traditional market...
I was learning Spanish with the Academia el capitán for about 4 weeks and it was definitely worth it! I was able to work on the grammar I was struggling with and really got better in it. I met so many new people from different countries, which was amazing! Everyone is just so kind, funny and chill there!! The lessons were great and always funny, and if you had any questions you could just ask.The school activities were always fun and you could learn something about the canary history , which I really liked. I really did have a great time there and I will definitely book another course there in the near future!! I seriously do recommend it!!Show details » Read more...
Academia el capitan is a really good experience. It's not only a school they are a team that a ready to help you for anything you may need.
Teachers are very close to the students. So you feel relax to learn. I really highly recommend this school and team.
The school is located on the city center, easily accesable. Classes were adjusted to my level, in small groups and diverted. Teacher was very nice, well organizer and with positive energy. Also, the offer of additional activities was wide, diverted and very interesting letting students to use a language in practice. Contact with school was very good and the atmosphere very warm and welcoming. I strongly recommend the schoolShow details » Read more...
The teachers at the school were well educated, helpful, scholastic and good at teaching. Every time we had a pause in our classes we went to a cafe in the area and continued speaking spanish. I found this really creative and fun. In addition to normal classes we had out-door classes each Friday, which were fun, and a really helpful and active way to learn. They were also making excursions, among others flamenco and hiking.
The location of the school was very central in Las Palmas. Easy to come buy bus or car. The rooms of the apartments the school rented out was really comfortable, had a good location, and were equipped with whatever you needed.
I'm really happy I got to experience this language school, the people working there and for all i learned. I would highly recommend it.
I been thinking quite a while in which school to choose a Spanish course, because is not a cheap investment for someone from center-east Europe. I chose Academia El Capitán and I do not regret my decision! I stay for 2 weeks and enjoy every day a lot, especially because we been a small group and could really do a lot and also thanks to our great teacher Reyes, who been always supportive & bringing so uplifting energy into the class. I especially like that we did not stay with one topic all day and she nicely change activities, so we could stay focus, which is in intensive course not easy task! The school is located very near by San Telmo, which is a biggest bus station easily accessible for everyone in Las Palmas. Even though sometimes the travel in guagua can be a bit adventures :) Facilities been sufficient and also is nice that there been some cultural program behind the "regular" Spanish classes. I would definitely recommend it!Show details » Read more...
I attended a week's course at Academia El Capitán in November. The teachers and staff are excellent. They do everything they can to make you feel good. The classes are small and it gives you time to practice the language as much as possible. They also organize great activities you can attend if you want to. The location was perfect for me, just walking distance from Vegueta, the old part of Las Palmas.Show details » Read more...
Ich habe die Schule im Januar 2018 besucht.
Es gibt Orte und Zeiten, die man nicht vergisst.
Der Unterricht war sehr gut (Grammatik aufgefrischt, viel Konversation)
Während Ausflügen viel Information über Kultur, Geschichte, aktuelles Leben der Kanaren erhalten.
Unterkunft Nähe Meer / zentral und sehr schön!
Kurz, ich bin begeistert von dieser Schule und ich danke der Leitung (Angel und Monika) und Allen nochmals ganz herzlich!
I visited the school in January 2018. There are places and times you won't forget. The lessons were very good (grammar refreshed, much conversation) . During excursions you will get a lot of information about culture, history, current life of the Canary Islands. Accommodation near sea , central and very beautiful! In short, I am enthusiastic about this school and I would like to thank again the management (Angel and Monika) !
I immediately registered for a continuing course. Great support, small groups and varied additional program. You learn the language and also a lot about the culture. Parts of the lesson take place "outdoor" in Gran Canaria's life ". A great concept. I took three courses right away.Show details » Read more...
I spent four weeks in Las Palmas to improve my Spanish skills and it was absolutely worthwhile and payed off! Not only did I enhance my Spanish knowledge, but also did I meet wonderful people that I already miss! Anyone who is interested in learning or improving Spanish and making new friends, should definitely choose the courses provided by "Academia El Capitán". The team makes every effort in terms of language enhancement as well as regarding personal issues! I very hope to return to these lovely guys to participate in the course B2!Show details » Read more...
Not only is one improving her/his Spanish skills tremendously thanks to enormously skilled teachers but "El Capitán" also offers a wide variety of cultural programs in order to get to know the country's history, its culture and experience the diversity of the Island. I can only highly recommend spend at least two weeks over there and also staying at their apartments is extremely recommendable.Show details » Read more...
my conclusion after 4 weeks of Spanish course (level A2): anytime again, the school not only does courses like many others. She offers to live in a small community near the beach during the course, taking you right into the heart of the city. Whether you go in the morning to the bakery around the corner, in the supermarket or just the neighbors in the house over the way. Zig small situations to practice the Spanish language skills. This is something else than staying in a pension or hotel, where everyone changes to English as soon as you want to put a few words.
The courses run near the old town of Las Palmas next to a lively pedestrian area with many cafes, where you can enjoy the daily break in nice weather, usually it is nice, together with a cup of coffee, a sweet piece or a sandwich.
My teacher (Reyes) was very attentive, always noticed, and when someone did not understand everything and explained patiently. However, you have to adapt to participants from different countries, is taught Spanish, only for once an English word. But is half as bad as long as the teacher does not pass at the speed of the locals. You can quickly get used to the Spanish language which is never possible at home.
Rounding off the language course through joint ventures such as trips to beautiful places on the island, cinema and theater visit (here it is then literally violent) and eat out in restaurants away from tourism. All this at a proportionate cost to a part of what you have to spend on booked excursions.
Seen in this way, the four course weeks were not just Spanish learning but an unexpectedly varied experience.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Spanish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. These homes are often between 25 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, but this tends to be more expensive. Spanish Courses Gran Canaria - Academia El Capitán provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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