Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes promotes and safeguards Spanish language and culture around the world and is responsible for Spain's Accreditation scheme for Spanish language centres. Any language school that wishes to receive this official recognition is exhaustively inspected in all aspects of its program (academic, administrative, accommodation, leisure activities, veracity of publicity claims and more).

Duke of Edinburgh

ISLA is recognized by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme as providing a suitable residential experience for those doing their D of E Gold. Simply bring your booklet with you and the school director will fill out the relevant details and provide you with a report! (if you are a teacher contact

College/university credit

College/university credit, grants, training ISLA courses are approved by the Catholic University of Salamanca for university credit which in turn is recognized by international universities and colleges. ISLA is an approved partner for Erasmus plus language projects and has a PIC (Personal Identification Code).


We are a preferred training provider for several international institutions including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Red Cross as well as several multinational companies.

Grants and training

ISLA is an approved centre of training courses and seminars for Spanish teachers, organizing around 5 courses sessions each year for around 100 teachers. It is the beneficiary of around 50 Junta de Castilla León local authority educational grants per year which include one week's training, accommodation and activities.