Student information

Your first day at the school

Please arrive at 8.30 am on the first day so you can take the placement test. If you have already done it online or we sent it to you by email you’ll only need to the oral test.

If you are a complete beginner, you should aim to arrive at 9 am.

When you arrive at the school, make your way to the reception area to let them know that you are here and also to make sure that your enrolment is complete.  You will then be introduced to our Director of Studies who will give you the placement test.

Once the placement test has finished and we know your level, the reception staff will tell you which classroom you will be in and give you your welcome pack which includes:

  • a folder with information about the school and Madrid
  • a notebook and pencil to use in class
  • a student card which you can use to get discounts in various places around the city
  • a map of Madrid
  • the list of activities for the week

Before going to class the Director of Studies will give a tour of the school so you can get your bearings and to show you where everything is. She will also let you know what the social programme is for the coming week.

Once you are in class, your teacher will tell which book you will need and you will be able to collect it from reception.  Your book is included in the enrolment fee!

The social programme

Every week we have a different social and cultural programme.  The activities for each week will be displayed on the notice board in reception and you will be able to sign up for any of the activities you would like to go on! We really recommend you take part in the activities as it’s a great way of practising your Spanish you’ve learnt in class and also of getting to know other students.

The programme changes every week and we like to vary it as much as possible.  You’ll be able to visit the some of the most iconic art galleries and museums, go on guided tours of the various areas of interest in Madrid such as Madrid de los Austrias or de los Borbones, visit the famous Bernabeu football stadium, go out in the evening with other students to have cañas y tapas and also go on the weekend day trips to places of interest outside Madrid like Toledo or Segovia.

We also programme flamenco classes, international food days, trips to the cinema and language exchanges with Spanish students.