Instituto Hemingway

Our school in Bilbao is located between the Casco Viejo and the city’s main train station. It’s an ideal location given that it is less than 5 minutes walking from the financial centre and the best hotels and shops in Bilbao. It´s a teaching centre of small-middle size, which always guarantees personal treatment.

Average group size: 5

Maxium group size: 10

Facilities and services:

– 4 classrooms and additional areas

– WIFI access, computers

– Small library and video library

– terraces

Official accreditations:

Instituto Cervantes

Activities and excursions:

Our school offers a great variety of leisure activities included in the course price.

Examples of the activities:

– Guided tours through the historical center of the city

– Attending cultural events: theater, concerts, cinema, festivals, carnival, latino and salsa music, etc)

– Watching movies in Spanish

– Visiting monuments (Guggenheim museum, Casco Viejo District)

– “Pinxo” tours

– Beach afternoons

– Excursions to Vitoria, San Sebastian and Santander during weekends

Apart from the program of free activities there is also opportunity to participate in activities that require an additional fee, for example:

balloon tours, wine tasting, water sports (surfing, sailing, kayaking), diving ect.

Intensive Standard, 20 classes / week 

Levels: beginner A1 to advanced C2

From Monday to Friday, 4 classes a day.

DELE Preparation Course

The DELE certificate is divided into 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. The school offers preparatory courses for DELE exams at all levels. There are specific start dates for DELE Preparation Courses.

Please, contact us to receive more information on DELE preparation courses in our school in Bilbao.

Business Spanish, 20 classes / week

This course requires minimum intermediate level of Spanish B1.

The course consists of: 8 hours of business Spanish, 4 hours of grammar and vocabulary, 4 hours of conversation and 4 hours of reading and writing.

Intensive Spanish Course for Teachers (ELE)

This is a course for everybody who are interested in the methodology of the Spanish language or who are/would like to become Spanish as a Foreign Language teachers (ELE). The course gives an up-to-date insight into the practical aspects of teaching, methodology, and the historical/social aspects of Spain.

Duration: 40 hours in 2 weeks (4 hours per day)

Starting dates for all courses: All courses start every Monday (except Bank Holidays, where classes will take place on the next working day). For DELE Preparation courses there are specific begin dates.

Spanish Host Family

You can choose between the option of half board (breakfast and dinner) or full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Our families live close to the school and you can get there either by foot or in less than 30 minutes by train, tram or bus.

Shared apartments

The flats are shared with other students from the school, so it´s a guarantee of a truly international environment. The shared zones are: two bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living room. The apartment has a fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, washing machine and dishwasher as well as a TV and WIFI connection. It is located very close to the school so you can get there on foot.

Student residence
The student residence is a new building located 5 minutes walking from the school. The rooms have their own en suite bathroom and kitchenette area with microwave, fridge and sink. The residence has communal areas where you can meet other students from our school and from the local universities.


COURSE TYPE 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
Intensive (20) € 170 € 330 € 480 € 630
DELE Preparation (20) € 170 € 340 € 510 € 680
Business Spanish (20) € 240 € 480 € 720 € 960
Course for teacher/ELE (20) € 240 € 480 € 720 € 960

Enrollment fee: 60 €



Host family, full board € 220 per week
Host family, half board € 180 per week
Shared apartment € 140 per week
Student residence (individual room) € 700 per month
Student residence (double room-per person) € 600 per month


All the accommodation prices are per person and week (a week is composed by 6 nights-from Sunday to Saturday).

Pick up service from Bilbao airport:  40 €

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