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AIL, Madrid, Spain

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Calle O'Donnell, 27, first floor - 28009 Madrid - see on map
AIL

What we like about the school

  • Central location next to the Retiro Park, considered to be one of the most attractive parts of Madrid.
  • Best rated school in 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 Courses
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

    Free enrolment fee applies for:
  • 9+ week programs with a minimum of 20 group classes, 18+ weeks of Semi-Intensive Course
  • all courses which include only private lessons
  • all online courses

    Online courses:
    Free e-book for: 9+ week programs with a minimum of 20 group classes or 18+ weeks of Semi-Intensive course.
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
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 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
06 Jan. 2023, 20 Mar. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 15 May 2023, 15 Aug. 2023, 12 Oct. 2023, 01 Nov. 2023, 09 Nov. 2023, 08 Dec. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023.
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.

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)Cámara de Comercio de Madrid, FIDESCU, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Lånekassen, CCSE, Unir, CCIS, Arbeitsmarktservice
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

Optional airport transfer
Adolfo Suárez 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 Nigeria require a visa to enter and study in Spain.
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 €
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North America: 90 €
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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 - 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

Reviews

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
AIL, Madrid
6 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
School
Overall city rating

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Social activities

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Course
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
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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.
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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.
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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
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We felt very comfortable. Very nice staff and teachers. Very good excursion destinations.
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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.
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Course: Club 50+ [Spanish] - 1 week
28. Sep. 2022

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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, Area Manager German from 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, Area Manager German from 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.
  • This course is not available for students who start learning Spanish from scratch. We always recommend choosing Intensive or Premium courses for those students.
  • Yes, there are exclusive activities in the senior course, available only for the students attending this particular programme.
  • AIL is approved by CSN.
  • 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.

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