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7 Spanish Language Schools in Tenerife 2024

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Best Spanish schools in Tenerife by category - student age group, value for money

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Students < 18 years
SMS Spanish Experience
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
SMS Spanish Experience
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
SMS Spanish Experience
Students 31-49 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(4)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Students all ages
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Quality of teaching
FU International Academy
Quality of teaching
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(53)
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Leisure programme
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Enforex
Leisure programme
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Value for money
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Location of school
Don Quijote
Location of school
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(29)
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Tenerife ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Tenerife

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Tenerife
257 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Tenerife
Nightlife
3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Geographic setting
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Public transport
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Climate
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Cleanliness
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Affordability
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shopping
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Safety
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

What our students said about Tenerife

Tenerife is versatile and with the Teide you have almost all climatic zones on the island. Santa Cruz has a great big city character and you can find everything you can expect. The rural areas above the coast are relatively densely built up. A lot of industry and energy systems can be found on the south coast. In this respect, Puerto de la Cruz is the ideal place.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Manfred Germany

You can easily spend up to 2 weeks in Santa Cruz. There is something to explore in every direction. In general, I have noticed that the air quality has deteriorated. I hate the pollution from bottles and cans in the barrancos. There were even plastic bottles floating in the water at "Las Teresita's" local beach in Santa Cruz.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Nina Germany

I'm not particularly interested in Puerto de La Cruz and I don't perceive it "as a city". The small historic centre still has flair and I like it. But I travelled to this tourist stronghold exclusively because of the course. (I like Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz very much "as a city").

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Ulrike Germany

Tenerife has a lot more to offer than beaches but if you want sun in winter it’s best to go to the south of the island as Puerto de la Cruz has a lot of clouds and rain. You can catch a local bus to the southern resorts at weekends for GBP 10 return.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Liz England UK

Unfortunately, there are no beaches in the immediate vicinity of the school that can be reached without a long walk. The exception is Playa de Martianez, but it is difficult to get into the water because of the rocks.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Björn Germany

I have been a frequent visitor to the island and the town of Puerto de la Cruz has become my favorite. The island is so beautiful and there are so many places to visit that are also culturally interesting.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Annelie Sweden

The island is very varied. You can get everywhere easily by bus and the travel costs are reasonable. The price-performance ratio for food and accommodation was very good. There are only a few beaches.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Birgit Germany

I think Tenerife is a very beautiful island. I would not repeat Santa Cruz - very weather-determining experience (weather divide clouds/mountains), no Maritimo, no city beach to linger - what a pity

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Meike Germany

Unfortunately very touristy and often very dirty (lots of dog poo on the pavements, rubbish is simply dumped in the ravines/slopes). Puerto de la Cruz loses its charm due to the many hotel bunkers.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Doris Maria Germany

My assessment was of the town of Adeje, which could desperately do with a pedestrian zone. Tenerife's south is very crowded with tourists in November.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Anette Germany

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Tenerife

Canarias Cultural, Santa Cruz

The organisation was very good. Everything took place on time. The teacher was super nice, was able to answer all questions, explain things well and spoke very clearly.
The instructor was able to give us lots of tips about the island. There was a very pleasant atmosphere.

29 April 2024
Course: Intensive Spanish Course - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 127 reviews
FU International Academy

Great teachers, activities help to get to know people quickly, which is important as many students are travelling alone.

5 April 2024
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 34 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 55 reviews
Canarias Cultural, Santa Cruz

Only the teacher Daniel
worst language school ever attended

5 March 2024
Course: Intensive Spanish Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 62 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 127 reviews
Canarias Cultural, Santa Cruz

Small, cosy, manageable, roof terrace, very nice open team - thank you Daniel

22 February 2024
Course: Intensive Spanish Course - 1 week
Student age: 56 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 127 reviews
FU International Academy

International, positive atmosphere in general and in particular. On request, we also responded to topic requests and used a lot of new vocabulary, verbs, etc.

21 February 2024
Course: Intensive 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 64 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 55 reviews

Information about Tenerife

Why Tenerife? Here in Spain's tropical paradise you will experience an extremely varied plant-life, large wooded mountains, but also soft golden beaches. The island´s landmark and most popular sight is the snow covered volcano Teide, which reach one of the highest altitudes in Spain.
What we like about Tenerife
  • Warm all year round.
  • Economic budget choice.
  • Great range of landscape - sandy beaches and mountain ranges.
  • Good base for island hopping.
What we dislike about Tenerife
  • Very touristy throughout the year.
  • Hard to mix with the locals.
Population: M  205,000
Elevation: 10 m. above sea level
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: Canary Islands, Provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0715 USD)
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Spain in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Spain on the official website - Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Union Europea y Cooperacion.
High season: February
Low season: May
Average course price per week: 195 €
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Spain average): 4.45 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Water Temperature
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Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Garcia Sanabría Park
Garcia Sanabría Park
Basilica of Candelaria
Basilica of Candelaria
Los Gigantes Cliff
Los Gigantes Cliff
Teide's Peak
Teide's Peak
Old Town
Old Town
Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz
Arona
Arona
Tenerife North (TFN) - 8 km. from Tenerife city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 22 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto Norte, Intercambiador Santa Cruz

Taxi: 12 minutes drive to city center of Tenerife

Tenerife South (TFS) - 56 km. from Tenerife city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto Tenerife Sur, Intercambiador Santa Cruz

Taxi: 40 minutes drive to city center of Tenerife

Q&A - Questions and answers about Tenerife

  • FU International Academy offers intensive + surf lessons. The minimum age of students is 16 in this school so that's perfect! How many Spanish lessons per week would he like to follow?

    The school also offers an airport transfer both ways from/to Tenerife South Airport.

    As he is 17 years old his only accommodation option at FU is a homestay family. Homestay is the option that I recommend for a true, full-on immersion experience and if you include either full or half board, then you also get to keep practicing around the dinner table, learning much more about the culture and traditions than you would otherwise.

    Contact us if you have more questions or if you need help booking the trip. We'll be happy to assist you.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 14, 2023

FAQ about schools in Tenerife

  • Departures are always individual, neither we nor the schools organise group departures.
    Antonio Zoppo, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 08, 2023
  • It depends on the age of the child. If the child is under 18, it is advisable (if not obligatory for many schools) to include the transfer to and from the airport, and there will be a school representative waiting for him/her and accompanying him/her to the family.
    If, on the other hand, the child is at least 18 years old, the transfer is not compulsory but recommended only if the plane arrives after 19:00 - 20:00, depending on the time of year.
    In this case, there is nothing to prevent you from also making arrangements with the host family to meet them or some member of the family at the airport.
    Antonio Zoppo, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 08, 2023
  • Yes, in the months of July and August, the school SMS Spanish Experience in Tenerife offers a Junior Programme for students between 4 to 16 years old.
    The course includes lessons only, taught in a play-based methodology but in an effective way.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 01, 2022

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