If you’re a mature student thinking of combining language learning with an exciting trip abroad, Spain offers many excellent Spanish language immersion courses aimed at students in their 50’s and beyond. Below you’ll find five excellent 50+ Spanish courses in Spain that also include cultural and social activities designed for mature learners. Located in four major cultural cities – Madrid, Seville, Malaga and Barcelona – we’ve also included some useful information about each one, to help you choose the right destination. 1. DESTINATION: MADRID Madrid Sampere 50+ Course   The …CONTINUE READING

2014 may still be seeing the effects of the global economic crisis. But there’s good news, because along with tight budgets, come some excellent discounts. This has also been noticeable in the language-teaching sector in Spain and UniSpain is in a unique position to pass onto you some excellent, big offers at some of Spain’s top language schools. Here are our Top 5 favourites right now… 5 – Learn to surf and speak Spanish for only 290€! Why not combine your Spanish language studies with a cool activity? And it’s …CONTINUE READING

Kilometro zero is where it all begins. Did you know that Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol square is the exact point from where the length of every motorway in Spain is measured? Hence the name, “zero kilometres”, and the reason why we’re starting our journey through Spain’s cheapest and best city language schools right here… 1. Madrid Madrid is Spain’s cool and chilled out capital city – think grand old buildings and classical art museums like the Prado, combined with fashionable outdoor café terraces, rambling street markets, and vast green …CONTINUE READING

Have you been searching the web for a Spanish immersion course in Spain? If so, you’ve probably found there is a huge range of prices. Budget is usually the main deciding factor when people are planning a language-learning trip abroad. Having said that, you don’t want to scrimp on quality either. So what’s a reasonable price to pay for a Spanish course in Spain these days? Some sample prices Prices for Spanish immersion courses in Spain can vary greatly from school to school. For instance, you could take a two-week …CONTINUE READING

The world gets smaller every day. Internet, faster travel and globalised business have made it so. Consequently, speaking just one language is no longer enough and especially for young people in the 18-25 age bracket, the pressure’s on. Gaining access to a solid higher education path, or good career prospects, speaking another language used to be considered a bonus. Today, in many fields, it is a prerequisite. But school language tuition does not always take you far enough. Spanish language, an investment in your future More and more young people …CONTINUE READING

Malaga, on the Mediterranean Sea, is a deeply traditional Andalusian city. Yet with the Town Hall’s recent renovation program, Malaga’s image has really lifted in the last few years. Beautiful pedestrianised shopping streets peppered with trendy tapas bars and ice cream parlours, high tech interactive museums, and expertly renovated sites like the Gibralfaro castle and the recently discovered Roman ruins in the city – plus the added allure of constant sunshine and miles of city beaches – all help make Malaga a top Spanish cultural destination. Additionally, Malaga also remains …CONTINUE READING

Learning Spanish does not have to be expensive. You can even do it for free. To prove it, we’ve compiled a Top 10 list of the best low-cost and free ways you can start learning Spanish today. #10 – Change your gadget and social media language settings Have you thought about changing the language on your Facebook page, your smartphone settings or your digital TV menu to Spanish? If you speak intermediate Spanish, your language skills will probably be good enough for you to stumble your way round your favourite …CONTINUE READING

If you’re going to study Spanish in Spain, accommodation will always be a major factor. This is true in terms of your budget, but also as far as your social experience abroad goes. Age is a factor Not all types of student residences are suitable for all ages. For example, a student in his or her twenties will probably prefer shared accommodation where there is a big emphasis on activities and socialising. But a mature 40+ student is unlikely to want to share a room with other students in the …CONTINUE READING

Málaga! A beautiful paradise in Andalusia, in the South of Spain! It lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean and enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate. No doubt, it would be a great setting while you study Spanish in Spain. But if you still need a little more convincing, read on: 1. Weather This one is a no-brainer. Málaga is known for its amazing weather all year long. Its “winters” see average temperature that run between 7-17 degrees Celsius (45 -63 degrees Fahrenheit). And perhaps even more appealing than the temperature …CONTINUE READING

What is an NIE? This stands for  “Número de Identificación de Extranjeros” (Identification Number of Foreign Resident) and will serve as your Identification number while you are studying Spanish in Spain. It is officially issued by the National Police of Spain as a means to monitor any professional activity by both residents and non residents in Spain. Once you have procured your NIE, the number will always remain yours, one and the same, and can be used throughout Spain no matter the region you procured it from. Although the NIE …CONTINUE READING