Spanish language School in San Sebastian

Lacunza International House

Lacunza International House is a Spanish language school in San Sebastián founded in 1956. This Spanish school is located in the cultural heart of the city, next to the ‘Tabakalera’ and the ‘Cristina Enea’ park. All the school teachers are highly qualified and specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. There are 2 teachers per class supported by the Teacher Trainer and Director of Studies.

Lacunza IH has modern and purpose-built facilities ensure a comfortable studying environment with a spacious open-air terrace with snacks, coffee and drink machines, large reception with sofas and notice boards, social area, a library and 18 classrooms with ozone friendly, reverse cycle air-conditioning and HIFI sound system.

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Spanish language School in San Sebastian

Lacunza International House

School features

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.

IALC Member

The International Association of Language Schools (IALC) guarantees that all its members provide outstanding language education to students all over the world.

DELE Examination center

This language school is an official DELE exam center which means that you take the DELE exam in there. DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as Foreign Language) are official diplomas issued to show the Spanish language level.

Affiliate member of International House

International House World Organization (IHWO) is a leading organization with more than 60 years of experience improving the quality in language teaching. International House work with 159 schools in 52 different countries all around the world. Each language school must fulfil all the IHWO’s quality requirements.

Gastronomic experience

Visit a private cooking society and get a taste of the local cuisine. Since you will be part of the Lacunza family, a professional chef will teach you how to prepare a typical Basque dinner. At the end of the experience, you will eat dinner with the rest of the participants and the host.

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 San Sebastian

San Sebastián is a lively coastal city with beautiful urban beaches surrounded by mountains, it’s located in the north of Spain.

This Spanish city is well connected to Madrid and Barcelona as well as to other European capitals. San Sebastian is one of the most popular Spanish tourist destinations due to the beaches, tradition, gastronomy and special events. It’s is considered the gastronomic capital of Europe for its ‘pintxos’, having more Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world, and it was voted “world’s best destination for food” in 2018.

Lacunza International House is located next to one of the largest parks in San Sebastian. The school is a 5min walk to the city center and 10min walk to the surf beach.

Tabakalera – Bus (3 mins)

Lines 9, 42, B3

Lacunza International House

Spanish Language School in San Sebastian

Course Introduction

The General Spanish Course has 20 lessons per week of 45 mins each. The classes have a maximum of 12 students providing personalized teacher attention with a close relationship between teachers and students.

Lacunza has a methodology based on the International House one that helps the students to speak Spanish in the classroom. The school teachers encourage participation and communication which leads to a good progress rate.

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 (except for absolute beginners).
Schedule (weekdays)

Lessons from Monday to Friday: 09:30 – 13:00

The group course might be in the afternoon in the month of July.

Course hours per week ≈ 20

School Intensity

Lacunza language exercises are controlled extending the students’ language range in no time by integrating new structures and vocabulary with known structures. The school also organizes tests in order to properly check the student’s progress.

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

Disclaimer: Prices in currencies other than euro are estimated based on the latest exchange rates.

Summer Supplement: 35€ per week (from June to August, both included)

The total costs include Spanish lessons, assessment and monitoring of your level of Spanish, all class materials (except for beginners, they need to buy a book for €18 their first day of school), a welcome pack with handy things like a notepad, a pen, a city map, a folder and a bag, free additional tutoring every Tuesday between 15.00 and 16.00 and a social activities program and a certificate with your level of Spanish when you leave (80% of attendance is required)

Registration fee


Registration fee is not included in the price

Lacunza International House

Other Courses and Features

Discover all the Spanish courses offered by this school.

Surf program

Combine your Spanish Course with Surf lessons. Learn how to surf from Monday to Friday, one hour per day. It’s available for all the levels. The course can be booked all year round. It includes all materials and insurance and it’s held at Zurriola Beach.

Business Spanish course

This course is designed for professionals who need Spanish for their job. As recognized partners of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, Lacunza offers an official Business Spanish Exam in conjunction with Alcalá University. At the end of the course, students can take this official exam.

Teen Summer Camp

Including Spanish lessons, accommodation, and daily activities. Perfect for teeenagers who want to have an immersive experience.

Social activity program

This program is run all year with a variety of educational, social, cultural and recreational activities and a weekend excursion in summer. All students can participate.

Super Intensive Spanish Course

The perfect course for students who want to make the most of their time at the school and improve their Spanish skills very quickly.

Dele Preparation Course

Specialized prep courses for the DELE exam (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) available. DELE is the globally recognized certification for non-native speakers.

Spanish language School in San Sebastian

Student demographics

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

USA & Canada
UK & Ireland
Other countries

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Frequently asked questions

Lacunza International School stands out for several compelling reasons:

1. Decades of Experience: With over 60 years of teaching languages, Lacunza institution has a rich history of language education.

2. Engaging Learning Methods: Lacunza employ active, interactive, and socially oriented teaching techniques, making the learning journey enjoyable and effective.

3. Personalized Attention: Their small class sizes ensure that each student receives individualized support and attention from their expert teachers.

4. Experienced teachers: Lacunza’s faculty members are highly qualified and provide continuous monitoring to facilitate your language progress.

5. Comprehensive Support: From the moment you join Lacunza, they offer assistance and support throughout your stay, ensuring a smooth and enriching experience.

Lacunza International School prides itself on accommodating students of all ages, proficiency levels, and diverse needs. Their multicultural environment, seasoned educators, and intimate class settings enable them to cater to a broad spectrum of learners. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, a young or mature student, they tailor their offerings to suit your unique requirements.

The school’s active and interactive teaching methods are meticulously designed to transform the language acquisition process into an engaging and enjoyable experience. By integrating classroom activities with real-world interactions, supplemented by materials beyond traditional textbooks, they immerse the students in the Spanish language and culture. This dynamic approach not only accelerates language proficiency but also fosters cultural integration by enabling students to embrace the local lifestyle and customs.

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