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Academia El Capitán, Las Palmas, Spain

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Spain
4.7/5

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Outdoor Classes: Speak fluently in real environments
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Academia El Capitán

The language school Academia El Capitán was founded in Las Palmas, Spain in 2017. Definitely the right choice if you want to learn Spanish in the Canary Islands. This school has a familiar atmosphere and is constantly innovating. Their intensive courses in small groups focus on communication and their Outdoor Classes and Cultural Activities are unique occasions to practice your Spanish and discover the island. You’ll make a great experience out of a Spanish course.

And best of all: Gran Canaria has a constant temperature of >20ªC. Whenever you come, the sun and the beach will be waiting for you.


The school address is: Avenida Rafael Cabrera 13-15, 35002 - Las Palmas, Spain (see on map)

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Academia El Capitán

Covid related secutiry measures:
- In all classrooms 1,5 meter distance between students and teacher will be granted.
- Disinfection of classroom and common spaces will be undertaken prior to every class.
- Classroom will be ventilated between classes.
- Hydroalcoholic gel will be available at the entrance of the school.
- Students must enter the school and the common areas with their own masks, and can take them off during the class.
Not as of today, there are no further restrictions.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 5-25 € per course level.

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 06 Jan. 2020, 25 Feb. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 16 May 2020 - 31 May 2020, 24 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 08 Sep. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

Spanish Courses

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Price in € 170 162 315 300 450 428 525 499 840 798 1050 998 1365 1297 1745 1658 1890 1796 2025 1924 2100 1995
Price in US$ 191 354 506 590 944 1179 1533 1960 2123 2274 2358
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 16 May 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 270 257 515 490 750 713 925 879 1440 1368 1850 1758 2365 2247 3045 2893 3290 3126 3525 3349 3700 3515
Price in US$ 304 579 843 1039 1617 2078 2656 3419 3695 3958 4155
20 group lessons + 5 private/semi-private lessons.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 16 May 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 370 352 715 680 1050 998 1325 1259 2040 1938 2650 2518 3365 3197 4345 4128 4690 4456 5025 4774 5300 5035
Price in US$ 416 803 1179 1488 2291 2976 3779 4879 5266 5643 5951
20 group lessons + 10 private/semi-private lessons.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 16 May 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 14 15 16
Price in € 570 542 1115 1060 1650 1568 2125 2019 3240 3078 4250 4038 5365 5097 6945 6598 7490 7116 8025 7624 8500 8075
Price in US$ 640 1252 1853 2386 3638 4772 6024 7798 8410 9011 9544
20 group lessons + 20 private/semi-private lessons.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 16 May 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 370 352 715 680 1050 998 1325 1259 2040 1938 2650 2518 3365 3197 4345 4128 4690 4456 5025 4774 5300 5035
Price in US$ 416 803 1179 1488 2291 2976 3779 4879 5266 5643 5951
This course is designed for students who wish to be well prepared for business situations such as meeting and negotiations. Class topics cover sales, finance, marketing, HR and various aspects of the Spanish economy. Students who wish to study for a specific purpose eg. Spanish for sales & marketing etc. can also do so under this course title.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 16 May 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Brochures
Academia El Capitán Brochure (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € 370 352 715 680 1050 998 1325 1259 2040 1938 2650 2518 3365 3197 4345 4128 4690 4456 5025 4774 5300 5035
Price in US$ 416 803 1179 1488 2291 2976 3779 4879 5266 5643 5951
These preparation courses aim to prepare students for the A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 official exams which are organized by F.E.D.E.L.E. and the Instituto Cervantes and can be taken in Gran Canaria as well as in other Spanish cities and centers abroad. They combine the efficiency of the standard intensive course with 2 extra classes per day of intensive work with the teacher in order to cover the specific topics of the D.E.L.E., S.I.E.L.E. or C.C.S.E. exams. Exam fee not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 16 May 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
Academia El Capitán Brochure (PDF)
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Note: All courses offered by Academia El Capitán, Las Palmas can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Classes do not take place during public holidays and students will not be reimbursed from these days. If 2 public holidays fall in the same week, then classes from one day will be made up.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 180 325 450 525 705 850 975 1050 1375 1575 180
Price in US$ 213 385 532 621 834 1005 1153 1241 1626 1862 213
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices for extra weeks:
- 15 weeks: EUR 1725.
- 20 weeks: EUR 2250.
- 22 weeks: EUR 2525.
- 24 weeks: EUR 2700.
Price extra night:
20 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 180 325 450 525 705 850 975 1050 1375 1575 180
Price in US$ 213 385 532 621 834 1005 1153 1241 1626 1862 213
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
20 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.7/5.0

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about Academia El Capitán, Las Palmas
I loved the approach to teaching with regular formal style classes and one day a week of outside of the classroom study. Excursions and cultural outings are a great idea and bonus also. Loved the staff and cheerful approach to conducting things.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Give it a go. This is a delightful language school on an amazing island. The school nicely reflects the warm, relaxed island character of this amazing part of the world.
Other comments: The staff and teachers also embody the best qualities of this fabulous archipelago. Serious Spanish within a professional framework but gaining much more thanks to the location and spirit of place.
We had a small class ranging (over a month) from 4 to 6 students. All were friendly and supportive and created a fine ambiance for learning. Our teacher, Pilar, was also very friendly, supportive and highly competent.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I would suggest that students try to use the weekends to see other parts of the island; to hire a car if possible. Gran Canarias has much to offer and it would be a shame not to venture beyond Las Palmas. We found the cultural progam very enjoyable and informative and it was a pity that we were the only ones to take advantage of it.
Other comments: We enjoyed our time with the administrators of the course, Monika and Angel, when we participated in the cultural program. Both were friendly, informative and great company.
Friendliness of the teachers and staff, quality of the classes is really high, excursions and activities that are fun, interesting and offered at an affordable price. And most of all the passion with which the people there work.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Every Thursday it's tapas night in the old town of Vegueta, don't miss it!
Other comments: Muchas gracias amigos!
Open class day and additional excursions. My class had students in the same age group, 40+, which helped to keep the study process on equal levels for all!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared flat
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Do the language level test before you book a school and trip - then you won't be disappointed!
Other comments: Good school,location and helpful staff. Very easy and fast communication with administrator Monica, thanks to her! If you would like to do a morning español class and an afternoon surf class then book to live next to Playa Las Canteras!

Brochures

Academia El Capitán Brochure (PDF)

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Other Spanish schools in Las Palmas offering Spanish courses: 
  1. Spanish Language School Gran Canaria

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    FAQ about Academia El Capitán, Las Palmas

  • Spanish courses at Academia El Capitán start at 162 € for Standard Intensive 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared flat is the most popular among all our clients of Academia El Capitán
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Standard Intensive 20, Intensive 25, Intensive 30 , Super-Intensive 40
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Academia El Capitán varies from 8 students (Standard Intensive 20) to 8 students (Standard Intensive 20)
  • 100% of teachers at Academia El Capitán hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Academia El Capitán offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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