Spanish Courses in Palma de Mallorca
The city of Palma is a fitting capital, not only of Mallorca, but also of the Balearic islands. Set in the beautiful bay of Palma, famous for its stunning sunsets, the city’s most imposing site is the huge 13th century cathedral. This beautiful building is close to the 10th century Arab baths- and the gateway to the city’s old quarter of narrow winding streets and ornate squares where orange and olive trees give shade to the many charming street cafés.
Part of Palma’s charm is that it is also a very developed society. Its population of just over 300,000 is among the most diverse to be found in Spain. The Mallorcans themselves are descendents from a mix that includes Spanish, Arabs and Carthaginians, and today they share their island with people from all over Spain and Europe, as well as with a substantial population of South American and African migrants. There is a lively arts scene and a nightlife to suit any taste. There is a large sailing community and the sailing year culminates every summer when the city hosts the Copa del Rey yachting competition.
Palma is historical and liberal, Spanish and cosmopolitan, nearly always sunny and always addictive. Wherever you are from, it will give you a warm welcome and we are certain you’ll love it.
The island of Mallorca:
Most people know that Mallorca is the most popular tourist destination in Europe. It is also arguably the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean, largely because of the stunning variety of its scenery, the warm hospitality of the islanders and the richness of its food and drink. There are two main resorts for people who are looking for only sun, sand and nightclubs, and then there is the rest of the island-so carefully protected against over-development by the proud Mallorcans that stars like Michael Douglas and Claudia Schiffer choose to holiday here.
Visitors today can benefit from the same inspiring beauty and tranquility that so impressed the composer Chopin, the poet Robert Graves and others before and after them. A drive from one side of the island to the other can take less than two hours, but in that time the visitor can stop to gaze out towards the sea from awe inspiring rugged cliff tops, cross the spectacular Tramuntana mountain range, or leave the car to hike to pristine sandy beaches only accessible by foot.
Spanish Courses in Palma de Mallorca at International House
International House Palma de Mallorca (IH Palma), established in 1982, occupies all three floors of a modern, spacious building in the center of Palma, just off the prestigious Passeig Mallorca Avenue and a couple of minutes’ walk from the old city.
IH Palma has its own street level entrance and reception, from where students can take the stairs to the classrooms. There are also toilet facilities and classroom facilities for learners with reduced mobility. The school occupies 3 floors of the building and has 14 air-conditioned classrooms, as well as a number of offices and recreational areas, including a computer lab which students are able to use either before or after class, and a chill-out area where students can relax.
Wi-Fi access: The whole third floor of the school is also an internet wireless hot-spot, so students may connect to the internet using their own computers or smartphones if they wish.
Please click on the following tabs for more information on our Spanish Courses in Palma de Mallorca:
International House -Spanish Courses in Palma de Mallorca
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
Minimum enrollment age: 16. Each lesson is 55 minutes long. Minimum enrollment for group courses: 1 week.
Spanish Courses offered:
Intensive Spanish Courses: max 10 students per class (average 8). Course consists of 4 Spanish lessons per day (9:30 AM to 1:30 PM*), Monday through Friday. A program of social activities is included in the prices.* In July and August the school reserves the right to schedule classes in the afternoon.
Intensive Spanish Courses – Long Term: max 10 students per class (average 8). Course consists of 4 Spanish lessons per day (9:30 AM to 1:30 PM*), Monday through Friday. A program of social activities is included in the prices. * In July and August the school reserves the right to schedule classes in the afternoon.
Spanish Courses – Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Course Description||One Week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Twelve weeks||Twenty-four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Standard Intensive Spanish Course:20 lessons per week||$270||$540||$770||$1,030||$2,930||$4,940||$258|
International House Spanish Courses – Starting dates 2017: Elementary, Intermediate and advanced students may start any Monday during 2017. Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 2, 16 or 30 January / 13 or 27 February /13 or 27 March /10 or 24 April /8 or 22 May / 5 or 19 June / 3, 17 or 31 July / 14 or 28 August /11 or 25 September / 9 or 23 October / 6 or 20 November / 4 or 18 December. Notes: When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Holidays 2017: 1 January, 6 January, 20 January, 1 March, 14 April, 17 April, 1 May, 15 August, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December, 8 December, 26 December. Classes lost due to public holidays are not made up. When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday. When 2 holidays fall in the same week (weeks of 10 April, 4 December and 25 December) the price for that week will be reduced by USD 80.00.
International House Spanish Courses – Starting dates 2018: Elementary, Intermediate and advanced students may start any Monday during 2018. Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 2, 15 or 29 January / 12 or 26 February /12 March /9 or 23 April / 7 or 21 May / 4 or 18 June / 2, 16 or 30 July / 13 or 27 August /10 or 24 September / 8 or 22 October / 5 or 19 November / 3 or 17 December. Notes: When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Holidays 2018: 1 January, 6 January, 20 January, 1 March, 29-30 March, 2 April, 1 May, 15 August, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December, 8 December, 25-26 December. Classes lost due to public holidays are not made up. When 2 holidays fall in the same week (weeks of 26 March and 24 December) the price for that week will be reduced by USD 80.00. When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Special Spanish Courses in Palma de Mallorca:
Senior Spanish Courses for Students 50+: If you are a mature student, you are of course always welcome to join any of our Spanish courses. However, if you prefer to study and socialize with people of your own age, and are over the age of 50, International House Barcelona has Spanish courses specially designed for you. This 2 week Senior Spanish Program consists of 15 Spanish Lessons per week (3 lessons per day from Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM), with an afternoon activity program and a weekend excursion included. Class size: 7-8 students per class average, with a maximum of 10 per class. All Spanish language levels from Beginner to Advanced are offered.
The Activity Program features, among other activities: an evening visit to a show, a full day excursion the the famous Drac Caves, a tour of the Museum of Modern Art, as well as a meal in a typical Mallorcan restaurant.
Senior Spanish Courses’ price include: The price of the course includes the pre-course level test, all course materials, 15 Spanish lessons per week (30 total), a special program of social and cultural activities (transport, entrance fees and guide included); and access to all the school’s facilities, including free Internet usage. Note: accommodations are not included in the course price but are available upon request (see options and prices under “Accommodations” tab).
Senior Spanish Courses starting dates 2018: 4 June
Senior Course Price 2018: $ 605.00 for 2 weeks
Additional Spanish Courses available at International House Palma: (please contact us for prices and details!)
- Private Lessons
- Spanish Courses plus Sailing
International House Palma de Mallorca Accommodations
International House Palma de Mallorca offers accommodations in host families (single room or double room occupancy available for students traveling together), in shared apartments or in studio apartments (studios are only available on a monthly basis). There is also a limited number of “Executive Host Families” available, these families live in larger apartments and offer a private room, private bathroom as well as laundry service. The pricing for executive family stays reflects the extra services provided.
International House Palma de Mallorca – Accommodation Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Family: (Single room / breakfast)||$270||$540||$810||$1,080||$258|
|Host Family: (Single Room / 2 meals a day)||$320||$640||$960||$1,280||$309|
|Executive Host Family: (Single room / breakfast)||$322||$644||$966||$1,288||$309|
|Executive Host Family: (Single Room / 2 meals a day)||$393||$785||$1,178||$1,570||$380|
|Apartment Share: (Single room / no meals)||$335||$670||$999||$1,330||$309|
Important note: students requesting apartment share or studio apartment accommodations will have to pay an additional refundable security deposit (200 Euros) upon arrival.
International House Palma de Mallorca – Activities:
International House Palma organizes a varied program of social activities for our Spanish students. These include a “Welcome” cocktail, visits and excursions to places of interest in and around Palma, video films in Spanish, concerts by local musicians, and “exchange evenings” at which students can meet and talk with local students who are learning English or German in the school. IH Palma also takes students out in the evening to experience some of Palma’s unforgettable nightlife. All these activities, including local transport costs, are included in the course fee.
We also organize optional excursions to towns and places of interest outside Palma. These excursions are organized at least twice a month.
The Social Program is changed frequently so that students staying for longer periods will not have to repeat specific activities. All students are given a copy of the Social Program planned for the following 2-week period when they arrive.
A typical 2-week social program may be as follows:
Monday: Welcome to IH cocktail
Tuesday: Guided tour of the Old Quarter and Cathedral
Thursday: Classical train ride to Soller*
Friday: Evening visit to some ‘tapas’ bars or to a disco (food and drink not included!)
Tuesday: Castillo de Bellver
Wednesday: Visit to Santa Maria market
Thursday: Exchange evening with students from IH Palma
Saturday: Full-day excursion to one of the island’s beaches*
*Excursions outside Palma for which students are asked to pay a €25 supplement.
Airport Transfers: From Palma de Mallorca airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 77 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.