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  • The state of emergency officially ended on June 21 and Spain reopened its borders with most of the EU countries. There will be a gradual opening of borders with non-EU countries based on a list of safe countries prepared and approved by the European Commission, and will be subject to restrictions related to epidemiological situation of the country of origin.
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Academia El Capitán, Las Palmas
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.011 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Standard Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
315€ 300€
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Spanish Language School Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 05 October 2020

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0158 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0
Standard Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
330€ 330€
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What our students said about Las Palmas

8
beautiful place

beautiful place

Marialuisa
Italy
12
A charming, lively city, always a pleasure to...

A charming, lively city, always a pleasure to come back to.

Anna-Liisa
Finland
10
A really interesting city and diverse enough for...

A really interesting city and diverse enough for a long stay. Very convenient location to explore all of the amazing island from.

Danielle
Australia
10
Las Palmas is not a beautiful city at first glance,...

Las Palmas is not a beautiful city at first glance, but it does tend to grow on you. We were there in August, which is very humid, and it might be more pleasant in winter. The old city of Triana and Vegueta has considerable charm. We found the locals very friendly and tolerant of out attempts to learn the language.

John
Australia
8
A lot of noise at night.

A lot of noise at night.

Ginette
Canada
10
Las Palmas is a nice city with lots of activities...

Las Palmas is a nice city with lots of activities and a beautiful beach. As a woman I always felt safe, even at night. There are clubs, bars, restaurants, a beautiful old town and the rest of the island is easy to reach from Las Palmas.

Alexandra
Germany

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Las Palmas

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 11 reviews

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.
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.

17 September 2019
Course: Standard Intensive 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Danielle
Australia

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 11 reviews

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.
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.

13 September 2019
Course: Standard Intensive 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 67 years

John
Australia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The Teacher, Anna was really good. I learnt a lot. She was well prepared, it was interesting to listen and talk to her.

7 August 2019
Course: Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 64 years

Ruth
Germany

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The proximity of the city center and the beach.

31 July 2019
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Loïc
France

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 11 reviews

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.
Muchas gracias amigos!

19 March 2019
Course: Standard Intensive 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Alexandra
Germany

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 11 reviews

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!
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!

22 January 2019
Course: Standard Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 48 years

Valeri
Estonia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The weather.
Sometimes it is demanding to be in a group of 65+ people who are slow or very slow:-)

14 January 2019
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 52 years

Zdenek
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

It was difficult to get to know people in my class as so few stayed for more than 1 or 2 weeks. In previous Language School I stayed with families so there was a chance to talk Spanish outside of the classroom. I found your school a lonely place.

14 January 2019
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 82 years

Karoline
England UK

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

Very well structured lessons and good teaching staff.
The course was overcrowded for a week with 14 participants, which was quite unpleasant not only because of the large number of participants, but also because of the small classroom.

8 December 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 5 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Burkhard
Germany

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

I lived in a hotel, about 7 min from the school. I combined 2 weeks vacation with Spanish learning. I liked the atmosphere in the school and the teachers were very professional.

3 November 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Krzysztof
Sweden

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

Super professional, teacher Rita created both a safe learning environment and that she explained everything extremely well. Fast paced course, but because of her clear explanation it all really worked out well. The teaching method / books are also very well structured.
The tour to see more of the island was canceled at the first stop due to a visit to the hospital by one of the participants. The organizers could not do anything about this situation, although it would have been good to give us all a full refund as the they cancelled the tour at a very early stage (only recovered half after inquiring).

19 June 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 35 years

Anouk
Netherlands

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

Very good atmosphere, good reception. Competent teachers, open, dynamic.

19 February 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Michenaud
France

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The course was well structured and the books were very good. The teacher (Carlos) was both competent and nice.
There was no written test before the course, just an oral interview. During the course the focus was on speaking, we did not get any training in writing such as letters, summary or argumentation. No listening comprehension or films (I was in B2).

5 February 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Gunnel
Sweden

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The professionalism of the teacher and the quality of the people who formed the group of students with whom I had the pleasure of studying. I also liked that the school is small and the fact that the school offers excursions.
I put 3 stars for the equipment because the rooms are sometimes a little small and there is no library but these elements are not very important in my evaluation. It's the same thing for leisure activities.

11 December 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Carole
Canada

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The teachers and the small classes.
The classroom was facing a busy road, very noisy!

7 November 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 54 years

Christian
Sweden

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

Teaching, teacher, fellow students.
Very good. Very satisfied.

13 March 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Berit
Norway

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

Combination of meals, socializing and the classes. Good course Good meals Good value for money Rooms Location in City Great
Prompt answers from Amanda Ekeberg at LanguageCourse

6 March 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 37 years

Rasmus
Denmark

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The teacher Carmen and good textbooks.

27 February 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 52 years

Marita
Sweden

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

Teaching of Samuel was great, fantastic, very effective.

12 February 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Stjepan
Switzerland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 158 reviews

The cheerful atmosphere thanks to the teachers, but also students.
I thought I would receive a certificate at the end of the course.

6 February 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 60 years

Markku
Finland

Key Facts about Las Palmas

Las Palmas: The city has 400,000 inhabitants and four different main areas. Las Palmas is today a very cosmopolitan city with its popular beaches nearby and the busy harbor (Puerto de la Luz harbor) - one of the busiest ports in the world during the 70s and early 90s. As a result, many people from all over the world live and work in Las Palmas. The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the most typical and famous parties of the city, and is not only well known in Spain, but also has worldwide fame.

Population: 382,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Canary Islands, Provincia de Las Palmas

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1375 USD)

Las Palmas quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 (175 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

High season: January

Low season: May

Average course price per week (High season): 145 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 165 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:37* (63% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:44* (56% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Spain average):4.02 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Gran Canaria (LPA) - 18 km. from Las Palmas city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 5,00 €, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto LP, Lady Harimaguada

Taxi: 20 €, 20 minutes drive to city center of Las Palmas

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin

Weather in Las Palmas

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Water Temperature
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What to do in Las Palmas

Christopher Columbus House Museum
Christopher Columbus House Museum
Santa Ana Cathedral
Santa Ana Cathedral
Pueblo Canario
Pueblo Canario
Guayadeque Cliff
Guayadeque Cliff
Maspalomas Lighthouse
Maspalomas Lighthouse
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    FAQ about schools in Las Palmas

  • Academia El Capitán has received the best overall rating in Las Palmas.
  • Spanish Language School Gran Canaria, located in Dr. Grau Bassas 27 has been voted as the school with the best location in Las Palmas.
  • Academia El Capitán was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Shared flat' at Academia El Capitán is the best rated accommodation in Las Palmas.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Spain is 3 weeks.
  • The student price index in Las Palmas is 52.88. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Las Palmas with 4.4 stars out of 5.
  • In Las Palmas electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Las Palmas is Gran Canaria (18.8 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Las Palmas.
  • In Las Palmas the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Group.
  • Schools in Las Palmas offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE.

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