11 Best Language Schools to Learn Spanish in Madrid

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Are you ready to speak Spanish like a native? Do you want to travel and make friends around the world? Learning Spanish in Madrid can make it happen. We researched the best language schools so you don't have to.

Spanish is one of the World’s most phonetic languages. On the off chance that you know how a word is spelled, you can quite often know how it is pronounced.  According to Expatica, Spanish is the mother tongue of an estimated 400-450 million people, making it the world’s second most spoken language.

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Ailola Madrid

In a quiet, central Madrid neighborhood, hidden among boutique clothing stores and chic corner coffee shops, you'll find a language school called Ailola Madrid. It is a locally owned and operated Spanish language school in Spain with 15 years experience in one of Europe's most dynamic, cosmopolitan capitals. Ailola Madrid offers a range of Spanish language courses for students of all levels. Their methods are based on recognized European standards of language instruction and assessment. 


Inhispania is located in one of the best areas in the city, at the intersection of Gran Via and Alcala. The school is very close to many of the most important monuments and places of Madrid. Inhispania is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes as a centre for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. This guarantees high quality teaching and customer service for the student during their Spanish course.

Tandem Madrid

Accredited by the Instituto Cervantes since 2000, Tandem Madrid offers various classes that make learning Spanish fun and engaging. These include standard small group classes, usually made up of 10-12 people and ideal for those who like conversing with others in a new language. 

Academia Contacto

Certified by Instituto Cervantes, this popular school in central Madrid offers a wide range of courses to suit different student needs. If you’re happy to learn in a more relaxed way, the school’s standard courses may be best. Classes are kept deliberately small (2 to 9 per group) to ensure that all students receive maximum attention from the teachers. There’s also the option of highly personalised one-to-one courses.

LAE Madrid

Located in the picturesque, upscale district of Barrio Salamanca in the heart of the city, LAE Madrid is a Spanish academy accredited by the Instituto Cervantes. Classes are fun and interactive, run by highly qualified teachers who undergo continued training to keep them up to speed with the latest methods, skills, technology and neuro-language innovations. The school maintains small class sizes to ensure all students get plenty of attention.


Spaneasy is an educational project aimed to teach Spanish as a foreign language. Their school has a team of qualified native teachers who are specialized in teaching Spanish through a dynamic and practical methodology. Spaneasy methodology allows students to learn and improve their Spanish level easily and enables them to communicate in any situation in which they need to use the Spanish language. Moreover they are located in Madrid city center, an unbeatable environment to live an authentic immersion in Spanish culture and getting to know the city.


Eureka is located in the historical centre of the city, only a few meters from Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace. Well served by public transport and close to the main museums and places of interest in the capital. The school has modern facilities in a historical building, which is completely renovated and equipped for teaching. Eureka language school was founded in the year 1988. Since then they have been dedicated to teaching the Spanish language. All of their teachers have a university degree and certificates to teach Spanish as a second language according to Eureka method.

Santa Barbara Spanish School

The Spanish School Santa Barbara which belongs to the Cooperativa de Enseñanza San Andrés y Santa Bárbara, is a center specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The school is located in the charming and traditional district of Chamberí in the heart of Madrid, one of the most attractive gastronomic areas of the city. If you want to come to their school with your whole family in Santa Barbara, they offer a joint program for parents and children, which includes Spanish classes and accommodation. This way you can enjoy the language tourism of Madrid together.

Tilde Madrid

Spanish lessons for adults in the very center of Madrid. Tilde Madrid classes are designed for adults: professionals, new graduates and experienced travelers that come to their school looking for a professional learning environment. Whatever your needs and interests are, Tilde Madrid will adapt to them. Not only do they offer classroom Spanish lessons in Madrid, but also lessons via Skype.

AIL Madrid

AIL Madrid encourages its students to live Spanish to the full. It combines academic excellence with a fun ethos to create a complete Spanish immersion experience. The school itself is located just a stone’s throw from Retiro Park in one of the city’s most elegant districts. A daily programme of activities offer a great opportunity to practice Spanish, make new friends, and absorb the energy and culture of the city. The school is stylishly decorated and has state of the art facilities that help create an optimised learning environment.

Madrid Spanish Institute

Madrid Spanish Institute was created with the idea of offering a different method to learn Spanish easily and quickly. MSI principles are based on cutting edge educational technology and innovative approaches designed with the student at the core. MSI students have the opportunity to build their own knowledge, solve real world problems, reflect on experiences and learn in context.

If we missed one of your favorite Madrid language schools, even if it's your own, don't hesitate to email us at outreach@vidalingua.com.

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