Spanish Language School in Bilbao

Instituto Hemingway

Instituto Hemingway is a Spanish language school in Bilbao located in the city center. This school provides outstanding Spanish courses in Bilbao to foreigners that want to learn about the Spanish culture by studying or working abroad.

Instituto Hemingway founders are bilingual people with previous experience in education and other fields, therefore they understand the challenges of learning a new language and know the best ways to succeed. The school educational programs will allow you to reach a total immersion in the Spanish lifestyle while becoming proficient in Spanish.

This Spanish language school in Bilbao is also accredited by the Instituto Cervantes.

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Spanish Language School in Bilbao

Instituto Hemingway

School features

Instituto Hemingway

Accredited by the Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization established by the Spanish government committed in improving the quality of institutions teaching Spanish.

Accredited by CSN

CSN financial aid offered by Swedish Government to Swedish students is available at this school.

Free leisure activities

Every afternoon Instituto Hemingway organizes cultural activities and visits so that you get to know the city. These free activities offered by this Spanish language school in Bilbao include tours, outings, fiestas, barbecues, concerts, cinema, and sports. You will have the chance of meeting Spanish people, make friends, and practice what you have learned in class.

Accepts Beginner Students

If you haven’t had the chance to study Spanish before, don’t worry! You can start as a complete beginner at this school.

Free Wifi

The school offers free Wi-Fi in common areas.

All ages welcome

This school doesn’t have any age limit.

School's Location

Spanish Language School in Bilbao

Bilbao is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain. As well as the well-known Guggenheim Museum, this Spanish city boasts great architecture with a mix of old and modern buildings. Nature is another noteworthy aspect, you only have to look around to see mountains and the sea.

Bilbao is also one of the stages of the Camino de Santiago and a wonderful place to go surfing, there are several beaches that can be reached by metro.

One of Bilbao ́s characteristics is its rich gastronomy. Fish, seafood, cod in a pil-pil sauce (cod in a garlic and pepper sauce), and bonito are some of the local specialties as well as the famous Pintxos, a type of tapas, which you can find on the counters of many bars. You can accompany all of this with a glass of wine produced in the region, ́txakoli ́, or a Rioja.

Instituto Heminway is located in the center of the city.

Abando – Subway (5 mins)

Bilbao Metro Line

Instituto Hemingway

Spanish Language School in Bilbao

Course Introduction

The General Spanish Course has 20 Spanish lessons in Bilbao per week, the classes combine speaking and listening activities with writing, grammar, and reading exercises. Lessons are interactive and include discussions, role-playing, and several types of projects.

Your progress will be closely monitored in order to quickly boost your Spanish skills. Instituto Hemingway has six Spanish levels available, all of them in line with the Instituto Cervantes and the Common European Framework.

Course length

Without a student visa: 0-3 months

With student visa: 3-12 months

Student visas not required for EU members.

Available starts

School usually starts every Monday of the year.

Schedule (weekdays)

Lessons from Monday to Friday: 09:30 – 13:30

Course hours per week ≈ 20

School Intensity

Medium-high intensity means you can take Spanish courses in Bilbao while exploring the city, having enough time to discover the Spanish culture. Instituto Hemingway programs are tailored to meet your needs to make sure you can become bilingual in Spanish in no time.

Visa eligibility

This course is eligible for the visa application.

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Students can decide the exact number of weeks they would like to study. The prices provided above are for reference purposes only. Keep in mind that one month typically consists of 4 weeks, while a year comprises 48 weeks.

Registration fee


Registration fee is not included in the price

intensive spanish course

Total course costs

The total costs include Spanish classes in Bilbao, level test, cultural activities, and a course certificate (80% of attendance is required). It also grants you access to all the school facilities, free wifi, and computers.

Registration fee


Registration fee is not included in the price

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Other Courses and Features

Discover all the Spanish courses offered by this school.

One-to-One Course

You have the option to add private one-to-one lessons, available year-round. These personalized Spanish lessons allow you to progress at your desired pace.

Spanish Language School in Bilbao

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school

United States
United Kingdom
Other countries

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Frequently asked questions

No, you don’t. Upon your arrival at Instituto Hemingway, you will undergo a simple assessment test to determine your current language proficiency level. This assessment helps the school place you in the appropriate course level.

It’s advisable to make a reservation at least 15 days in advance. However, Instituto Hemingway accept last-minute bookings from students.

Instituto Hemingway offer six levels of instruction, aligned with the Common European Framework: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. These levels are categorized into beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Certainly. If you feel that your classes do not align with your current skill level or if your progress differs from your peers, you can discuss this with your teacher or the Director of Studies to find the most suitable solution.

Instituto Hemingway closes on national and local holidays. However, they organize full-day excursions during these times to help you explore nearby attractions.

Yes, you will receive a certificate specifying the number of hours attended and your proficiency level according to the Common European Framework upon completing our course.

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