Spanish courses in Granada, Spain
Castila, International Spanish School
Castila was founded in 1988 by a group of Spanish teachers
who felt a true passion and enthusiasm for their language
...and a vocation to
Our philosophy is to transmit the real Spain, so full of contrasts,
a society where cultural exchange is so important.
language school in an unbeatable setting...
Castila is located in the Albaicin area, the famous Arabic
quarter in the centre of Granada facing the Alhambra. Plazas,
green spaces, narrow, traffic-free streets, fountains and
the whitewashed walls of the houses.
... in a traditional
The traditional houses in the Albaicin quarter are the famous
“Carmen”*, and Castila is housed in one of them
- the Carmen de los Gatos.
* A “Carmen” is the traditional Arabic house found
in Granada, with a beautiful garden surrounded by a perimeter
At Castila, everyone
knows each other...
We have intentionally kept our school down to a medium size,
allowing more personal contact between the students and everyone
else at Castila.
...so that you can
take full advantage...
We have a maximum class size of 6 students, so that the atmosphere
and relationship between students and teachers could not be bettered.
...in a professional,
yet familiar, atmosphere.
Thanks to the training, experience and dedication of our teachers,
both inside and outside the classroom.
And we are proud of our students:
intensive learning experience in and out of the classroom" Ally Ladha,
Princeton University, United States
“Castila is not
just a Spanish school, Castila is a way of living”.
Ally Ladha, again
“The teachers are
of the highest quality and full of passion for their language.
Everyone - students as well as staff - become friends. No
matter what your level, you will speak, eat, live and dream
Spanish. Katherine Burns (United Kingdom)
“There is so much
to say about Castila, not just about its numerous activities,
but also about those little things that make up its soul:
the in-jokes, breakfast at the Mirador de San Nicolas, the
friendship between teachers and students... How can I mention
just one of all these things? Castila is a world of its own”.
Agns Christeler (Switzerland)
Recognition and Certificates
Castila, as a FEDELE member and an Acredited Centre by
Instituto Cervantes, is a registration centre for DELE exams in Granada.
CEELE: Certificate of
Quality in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language,
issued by the University of Alcal de Henares (Madrid), which
certifies the quality of Spanish teaching at our school.
AEEA: Castila is a founder
member of AEEA, the Andalusian Association of Schools of Spanish
as a Foreign Language. AEEA is a semi-private organisation
which oversees the quality of teaching of its members.
programmes are recognised by several of the Federal States
of Germany, such as Bildungsurlaub
More about acreditations