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El Aula Azul, San Sebastian, Spain

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in San Sebastian

El Aula Azul

  • El Aula Azul does not only occupy one of the most iconic buildings in town, but is also attractively placed within walking distance from La Concha beach. The unbeatable sunsets of San Sebastián is where many students have found themselves not only falling in love with Spanish language, but also the rich Spanish culture of this coastal town. The school finds itself in the heart of the city and makes it possible for students to discover and explore quaint little shops, bars, restaurants and places of cultural interest by foot. El Aula Azul is an official SIELE examinator center and has been accredited by numerous quality control associations.

    Expect to find a modern space with five spacious, fully-equipped classrooms designated for a variety of courses that include insensive, extensive ...
    and semi-extensive lessons; as well as private, group and senior class options. The school itself makes it easy for students to make the most of their studying experience with a free library and use of computers. Furthermore, El Aula Azul maintains both junior and family programs throughout the academic year. For those who wish to combine their studies with more outdoor activities, the school also offers up to 4 courses that combines horse riding, cultural studies, music and surfing.
  • The language school El Aula Azul was founded in San Sebastian, Spain in 2009.
  • Address: Calle San Martín No. 50, 20007 - San Sebastian, Spain (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: El Aula Azul S.L.
  • Tax registration ID: B75190058
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

FEDELE Instituto CervantesPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 4 years for specific Junior courses

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):

10
50
5
10
10
5
10

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Bilbao.

Bilbao Airport:
170 € pick up
340 € return (both ways)
San Sebastián Airport:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)
Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport:
95 € pick up
190 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 19 Mar. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020 - 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 31 Jul. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

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Price in CZK 3971 7942 11912 15883 19853 23824 27795 31765 39706 47648 3971
Lessons take place in either the morning or the afternoon depending on language level.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
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Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 285 271
Price in CZK 7073 14146 21218 28291 35364 42436 49509 56581 70727 84872 7073
This course is for students who are looking for a faster way to reach their learning goals.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
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Price in CZK 4964 9927 14890 19853 24817 29780 34743 39706 49633 59559 4964
For two students with the same level booking and studying together. The lessons can be tailored to the students' needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly.
Price per student.Each lesson is EUR 20 per person.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in CZK 4840 9679 14518 19357 24196 29035 33875 38714 48392 58070 4840
Flexible schedule subject to availability.
Starting dates
2020: 01 Jan. 2020 - 26 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020 - 18 Dec. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
Senior course promotion: - Get a 5 euros discount on the registration fee .
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Junior
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Price in CZK 7942 15883 23824 31765 39706 47648 55589 63530 79412 95295 7942
This course consists of 10 language lessons and 10 activities per week.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020 - 19 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020 - 18 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
2 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: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in CZK 5460 10920 16379 21839 27298 32758 38217 43677 54596 65515 5460
This course consists of 10 language lessons and 10 music lessons per week.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020 - 19 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020 - 18 Dec. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course consists of 10 language lessons per week plus 2 hours per day of activities with local Spanish children.
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
2 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: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course consists of 10 language lessons per week.
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in CZK 4840 9679 14518 19357 24196 29035 33875 38714 48392 58070 4840
This course includes 20 Spanish language lessons and 5 individual DELE exam preparation lessons. Spanish language lessons take place in either the morning or the afternoon depending on language level. Each individual lesson is EUR 35 per person.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in CZK 6453 12905 19357 25809 32262 38714 45166 51618 64523 77427 6453
This course consists of 20 language lessons and 4 horse riding lessons (Tuesday to Friday, introductory level) per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
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Price in CZK 6453 12905 19357 25809 32262 38714 45166 51618 64523 77427 6453
This course consists of 20 language lessons and 5 music lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
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Price in CZK 6329 12657 18985 25313 31641 37969 44297 50626 63282 75938 6329
This course consists of 20 language lessons plus 5 surf lessons per week. Wetsuit and board included. The surf lessons will take place in La Zurriola beach.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 €
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:If only one student is registered at a specific level, 1.5 private lessons per day will be offered instead. If there are two students, 2 private lessons per day will be offered.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 180 310 440 570 700 830 960 1090 1350 1610 130 50
Price in CZK 4703 8098 11494 14890 18286 21682 25078 28474 35266 42057 3396 1307
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Flat shared with Spanish locals (the owner of the flat among them).
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes walking (average reported by 7 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 70
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 160 280 400 520 640 760 880 1000 1240 1480 120 50
Price in CZK 4180 7315 10449 13584 16719 19853 22988 26123 32392 38662 3135 1307
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Flat shared with Spanish locals (the owner of the flat among them).
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 70
Accommodation can only be booked for up to 4 weeks.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball2 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving20 km
Field Hockey2 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf20 km
Horse riding20 km
Ice Hockey2 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing20 km
Skiing100 km
Squash5 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Other
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What students liked about El Aula Azul, San Sebastian
Warm welcome. Teachers are devoted and adapt their courses so that the students can make the most of it. The whole AulaAzul team is very nice. The teachers are creative and very good pedagogue. I loved everything about this school. The students were nice and very motivated to learn, a good group. I improved my accent and my grammar. My sentences are more complete.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I highly recommend to the students to take part to the evening exchanges. I noticed that the ones who participate to these events used to slightly increase their speaking.
Other comments: The school is very well located in Concha Bay, only 5 minutes walk from the sea. It's fantastic!
The teachers were brilliant and the small class sizes meant you had plenty of opportunities to speak and ask questions. The general atmosphere of the school was warm and friendly and it was very easy to get to know everyone and make some friends!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Apartment High Season
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Pintxopote every Thursday evening is not to be missed! Do not worry about stationery because paper and folders will be provided. Make the most of the activities that are put on by the school because it's a great way to meet people. Join the WhatsApp group as well so you can make plans!
Other comments: Overall I had a great two weeks in San Sebastián thanks to the great staff at El Aula Azul who made everyone feel so welcome. The only very minor complaint I had is that some of the classes did not have air conditioning and could get quite hot on some days (although generally in San Sebastián that isn't a problem!). Overall though that didn't ruin my experience at all though and I'd highly recommend the school. Hopefully I'll be back next year!
So friendly, very encouraging, teachers very experienced in helping adults in learning Spanish. A nice mix of teaching styles.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Say yes if you are unsure! For example the language exchange (intercambio) was very good.
Other comments: I want to go back!
Enthusiasm; professional teachers who knew their subject who on the whole are good at teaching Spanish as a foreign language
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay Low season
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Other comments: There was an error. The school's website said I’d be sent a test before the course started. When I hadn’t received one, I emailed the intermediary at your organisation who replied I would be tested on arrival. I wasn’t. I was given a feedback form by the school on the Tuesday morning and I stated that perhaps, I was in too high a class. Anyway there were only 3 in the class and I felt that one of our 2 teachers needed to make more allowance for me. One of the 2 directors asked to discuss what I’d written on the feedback form. She said she had seen my test result and I was in the correct class but would talk to the teacher. On Wednesday morning, the director was very apologetic. They had not sent me a test. I have accepted compensation from the school which I feel is just but also generous. The full cost of the course is being reimbursed - paying for an extra 1 hour private lesson whilst I was there and there will be 4 Skype lessons. However, I haven’t had any further contact regarding these. I will contact them.
The school is very familiar. The class room was no more than 4 students. Also the teachers are very helpful and engaged.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay High Season
2.0
Other
2.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
2.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: We had a whatsapp group to meet us and speak outside of the school in Spanish. We had a very funny group
Other comments: In my opinion, I really liked the school because of the atmosphere of familiarity.

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    FAQ about El Aula Azul, San Sebastian

  • Spanish courses at El Aula Azul start at 91 € for Spanish Only for Children course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment High Season is the most popular among all our clients of Aula Azul
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bilbao Airport (170 €), San Sebastián Airport (70 €), Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport (95 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Aula Azul varies from 1 students (Spanish for Seniors) to 9 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at El Aula Azul hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at El Aula Azul comes from England with a 50% representation, followed by students from Germany (10%) and Holland (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • El Aula Azul offers courses from 4 years (Spanish and Activities for Children, 10 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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