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Paraninfo Spanish School, Madrid, Spain

Princesa, 70 1 - 28008 Madrid - see on map
Paraninfo Spanish School

What we like about the school

  • First School to achieve Instituto Cervantes seal
  • Special courses and experiences offered such as Spanish and flamenco, cinema, art, gastronomy and more.

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: Paraninfo Spanish School Madrid is located in the heart of Madrid, a short walk from Plaza de España, the Parque del Oeste, el Templo de Debod and the Museo Cerrablo. Housed in a beautiful 19th Century building, the school is over 500m2 in size, has large windows letting in the natural light and creating a warm and inviting classroom atmosphere. Close to the school, you will find many eateries with Madrid's finest in tapas, markets and shops, with attractions such as the Museu Del Prado and the Museu Del Reina Sofia just a short Metro ride away.

Course structure: For more than 45 years, Paraninfo Spanish School has been supplying Spanish courses, suitable for all levels, to the highest of standards. As well as General Spanish courses for both Intensive and Super Intensive schedules, the school supplies DELE and SIELE Exam preparation courses, Junior courses, Gap Year programmes, Private Tuition, an Au-pair course, Evening courses, along with further options offering Spanish with experiences such as Flamenco, The art of Madrid and Madrid through Cine.

School facilites: The school's facilities include free WI-Fi, a library, a student lounge area, a computer room, an on-site café and a study room. There is also air-conditioning in all classrooms, making sure everyone is comfortable in class throughout the whole year.

Accreditation: The consistency and high-quality care and tuition that Paraninfo Spanish School Madrid give students is outlined by their accreditation from the Instituto Cervantes.
  • The language school Paraninfo Spanish School was founded in Madrid, Spain in 1973.
  • Legal name / parent company: Servilinfir S.L.
  • Tax registration ID: B82745803
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Paraninfo Spanish School
Comments about courses

The first book is included in the course fee.

Lesson duration
55 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 34 €. 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):
01 Jan. 2023, 06 Jan. 2023, 20 Mar. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 09 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 02 May 2023, 15 May 2023, 08 Jun. 2023, 25 Jul. 2023, 15 Aug. 2023, 12 Oct. 2023, 01 Nov. 2023, 09 Nov. 2023, 06 Dec. 2023, 08 Dec. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Please note that this school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if the minimum number of students is not reached.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Academia Paraninfo, Madrid can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Paraninfo Spanish School

Accreditations and Quality seals
FEDELEIALCSistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)ISO 9000/9001AMACFE
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 9:45
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Paraninfo Spanish School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 20
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age

Average number of students
In summer: 500
Throughout the year: 500
Minimum age of students
16 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport:
65 € one way
120 € 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
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 55 €
North America: 55 €
South America: 55 €
Africa: 115 €
Oceania: 115 €
Asia: 115 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing5 km
Football (soccer)10 km
Skiing30 km
Squash5 km
Tennis5 km
Yoga1 km


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FAQ about Paraninfo Spanish School, Madrid

  • Spanish courses at Academia Paraninfo start at 38 € for Spanish Literacy Course 4 course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (65 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Paraninfo varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 10 students (Intensive Course 20)
  • 100% of teachers at Paraninfo Spanish School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Paraninfo Spanish School offers courses from 12 years (Summer Junior Madrid Urban Experience, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.


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