Academic Year with ISLA

Academic year students are special.

  • First, and most obviously, you learn so much Spanish.
  • Secondly, you’ll engage with and become a part of Spanish life
  • Lastly, friendships. There is something about the common commitment to an extended Spanish stay that makes the academic year crew a close-knit bunch.

" ...The teachers are friendly and very professional . I learned more in 3 months than I could have learned in 3 years in university " Jeffrey Stone, USA

You will learn so much Spanish..

Academic year students are special.

Fun as short term Spanish holidays are, staying for 9 months or so is an experience of a different dimension. First, and most obviously, you learn so much Spanish. Most academic year students start from an A1 or A2 level, achieving a B2, C1 or C2 level by the end. Here is a graph explaining these levels and their duration:

To calculate how far you’ll get, decide which level you are starting off with and add 36 weeks. Most students end up with a B2 or C1 level which means very good Spanish. A few decide to top up their academic year with a few extra weeks to reach the definitive fluency of the C2 level

Secondly, you’ll engage with and become a part of Spanish life

Secondly, you’ll engage with and become a part of Spanish life. After the first few fun and flighty weeks of running with an international set, the academic year student has a real chance of taking a side-step into the local community. These Spanish friendships make a big difference as you are weaved into the fabric of Spanish life, which is rich, fascinating and enormous fun. The student goes away with new experiences and insights which are hugely enriching to them, whatever their age.

Lastly, friendships.

There is something about the common commitment to an extended Spanish stay that makes the academic year crew a close-knit bunch. They form close bonds and it is not uncommon for students from faraway countries not planning to go home for Christmas to be invited to stay with European friends over the holidays. And when the year is over and the goodbyes have been said, contact is kept up, often resulting in visits and get-togethers.

Academic Year

  • Spanish Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Skills
  • Speaking
  • Spanish Culture

Academic Year Plus

  • Spanish Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Skills
  • Speaking
  • Spanish Culture
Lessons per day 4
Minutes/Day 200
Max per group 9 students
Average per group 5 students
Entry Level All (including beginners)
Lessons per day 5
Minutes/Day 250
Max per group 9 students
Average per group 5 students
Entry Level All (including beginners)