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AILMadrid, Spain

From 23€ per week
4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Overall school rating of AIL, Madrid
Ranked #2 of 23 Spanish schools in Madrid
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Social activities
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Value for money
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

(1)
Students 31-49 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 50+ years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(7)
What we like about the school
  • Central location next to the Retiro Park, considered to be one of the most attractive parts of Madrid.
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.7/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (4.6/5.0)
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: AIL Madrid is located in the culturally rich Spanish capital city, Madrid. Housed in the Salamanca neighbourhood, the school is close to several commercial shops, many eateries, links to public transport and several attractions. AIL Madrid is 500m from El Retiro Park and within walking distance of sites such as the Puerta de Alcalá, Cybele Fountain, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. It is well-positioned for students to enjoy all the city has to offer.

Course selection: The school provides many Spanish courses suitable to students of all levels. AIL Madrid also runs several other courses throughout the year, including Club 50+, Exam Preparation (DELE, SIELE), Internships, and combination programmes of Spanish and other subjects such as art, cooking and dance.

Getting around: The school is within a moment's walk from several subway stations (Retiro, Goya, Velázquez, O'Donnell), bus stops and train stations (Recoletos).
  • The language school AIL was founded in Madrid, Spain in 2006.
  • Legal name / parent company: Academia Internacional de Lenguas Madrid SL
  • Tax registration ID: B84717180

Spanish Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by AIL

Comments about courses

Enrolment fee includes:

  • Level test outside class time
  • Welcome tapas and drinks evening
  • First textbook and all learning materials
  • Course assistance certificate


    4-5 Days prior to the students' arrival, the school will confirm where the classes will take place.

    The school has 3 schools and the distance between them is approximately 10-15 minutes walking distance.

  • C/ O'Donnell 27, 1º Izq
  • C/ de Juan Esplandiú, 15, bajo
  • C/ de Bárbara de Braganza, 11

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 06 Jan 2024, 28 Mar 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 May 2024, 15 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 12 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 09 Nov 2024, 06 Dec 2024, 09 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Please note that this school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if the minimum number of students is not reached.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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
Note: All courses offered by AIL, Madrid can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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AIL

Accreditations and Quality seals
FEDELESistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)FIDESCU, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Lånekassen, CCSE, Unir, CCIS
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at AIL and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 40
    Number of public PC workstations: 2
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age

Minimum age of students
17 years
17 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 35
Adult courses Throughout the year: 35
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Airport transfer

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport:
75 € one way
125 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Madrid and how to get from the airport to Madrid on your own here on our Madrid page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 70 €
,
North America: 90 €
,
South America: 90 €
,
Africa: 90 €
,
Oceania: 90 €
,
Asia: 90 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking-
Dancing2 km
Tennis-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Not offered.

Adults - Paid activities

The school provides students with after-class activities that are organised by a different teacher throughout the week. These vary from week to week, and displayed for students to see at the start of each week.

Accommodation

Ratings of AIL compared to ratings of all schools in Spain

 AIL MadridAverage of all other schools in Spain
Overall school rating4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Student opinions about AIL, Madrid

Liked
I liked the contact with the teachers. The teachers are very friendly and know the Spanish language very well and the differences it has with other languages. I love the activities of the 50+ program that give you the opportunity to get to know some people from other countries well.
Disliked
Our classes took place in a small room. One of the activities for all students (Archaeological Museum) was organized with a teacher who did not know anything. The other activities were very interesting.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Club 50+ (1ª semana) + Semi-Intensive Course (2ª semana) - 2 weeks
3. Aug. 2022
Liked
I really appreciated the teacher (Miriam), very competent, kind and communicative. Also, I appreciated the diversity of the group (5 nationalities, various ages from 17 to 63).
Disliked
Only when we arrived in Madrid did we understand that our main contact was actually an intermediary. A direct contact with the school could have avoided some misunderstandings.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Interesting offers, which allow you to be in a different group than the one on the course. I really enjoyed the cooking class, but also all the other offerings.
Other comments We thought that we were in direct contact with the school from the beginning and we did not quite understand why this was not the case. Without questioning the competence of the intermediary, a direct contact might have avoided misunderstandings (related to organization, payment, accommodation...). Having said that, once the problems were identified, the school employees (especially Varun) were very supportive. Having heard other people over the age of 50 complain about the accommodation, there may be some room for improvement on that front.
Course: Club 50+ - 1 week
26. Jul. 2022
Liked
We felt very comfortable. Very nice staff and teachers. Very good excursion destinations.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Flat
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Good.
Other comments Very good and recommendable school.
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
13. Jun. 2022
Liked
I liked that there were students from all over the world and that I could talk to them.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The activities were very good, especially the cooking.
Course: Club 50+ [Spanish] - 1 week
28. Sep. 2022
Liked
Very lively and different teachers with different concepts, so it was never boring.
Disliked
Interior decoration. One teaching room had no windows, which can seem cramped.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very intensive and educational
Course: Total Immersion Course - 1 week
27. Dec. 2023
Liked
Teachers, leisure activities.
Disliked
The school is located in three buildings. I was not informed in advance where the classes were going to take place.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Have an entry level, at least A1, A2.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I will definitely repeat the course in the 50+ group.
Course: Club 50+ (2 недели) / Spanish+Cooking (1 неделя) - 3 weeks
25. Oct. 2023

Map  

Calle O'Donnell, 27, first floor - 28009 Madrid
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Questions and answers about AIL

  • Yes, you can book accommodation as well as classes. In addition to the shared apartment option, host family and residence are also offered. When booking, of course, it always depends on the availability.
    Tanja, Languagecourse.Net - Nov 21, 2022
  • Yes, accommodation is usually organized from Sunday (one day before the course starts) to Saturday (one day after the course ends). Extra nights can be booked depending on availability.
    Tanja, Languagecourse.Net - Nov 21, 2022
  • You will complete the level test before the start of your course, so the school could place you in a group suitable for your level. Therefore, you should be ready to attend lessons with students of different ages. Then you will participate in cultural activities which are specifically oriented towards 50+ students.
    Irina Zotova, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 24, 2022
  • This course is not available for students who start learning Spanish from scratch. We always recommend choosing Intensive or Premium courses for those students.
    Irina Zotova, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 24, 2022
  • Yes, there are exclusive activities in the senior course, available only for the students attending this particular programme.
    Louise Granath, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 19, 2022
  • AIL is approved by CSN.
    Louise Granath, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 19, 2022
  • You cannot choose your flatmates, but the school will take into account your gender, nationality and age when placing you in one or another flat.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 11, 2023
  • Yes, at the end of the course the school will issue a certificate of attendance for the student.
    Martin Zakostelecky, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 06, 2023
  • AIL Madrid currently has three locations in Madrid, and students can be allocated or moved between any of them

    - C/ O'Donnell 27, 1º Izq 28009 - Madrid
    - C/ de Juan Esplandiú, 15, bajo, 28007 Madrid
    - C/ de Bárbara de Braganza, 11, 28004 Madrid

    All three locations are very close to each other, within 10-15 minutes walking distance.

    AIL Madrid informs all students of the location/address where the lessons are going to take place around 4-5 days before arrival.
    Ángel Marcos Portoles, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 04, 2023

FAQ about AIL,

  • We must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of any changes to the schedule or cancellation of classes. Otherwise, you will be charged the full price of the lesson. If you inform us in advance, the school will be able to accommodate your schedule!
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 25, 2023
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of AIL
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (75 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at AIL varies from 1 students (Online One-to-One Course) to 10 students (Weekend Course)
  • 100% of teachers at AIL hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • AIL offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.

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