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.
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.
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.
The Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization established by the Spanish government. This organization is committed in improving the quality of institutions teaching Spanish.
The International Association of Language Schools (IALC) guarantees that all its members provide high-quality language teaching methods. The goal of IALC is to provide an outstanding language education to students all over the world.
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.
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.
If you haven’t had the chance to study Spanish before, don’t worry! You can start as a complete beginner at this school.
The school offers a pick-up service from the closest airport.
The school offers free Wi-Fi in common areas.
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.
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.
Without a student visa
With a student visa (not required for EU members)
Do you prefer a more immersive experience?
School usually starts every Monday of the year (except for absolute beginners).
Course hours per week≈20
The group course might be in the afternoon in the month of July
Other Courses and Features
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.
Specific courses for the preparation of the DELE exam (Diploma of Spanish as Foreign Language). DELE are the official titles certifying Spanish proficiency for non-native speakers.
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.
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.
Students of all ages are welcomed. Senior students also study Spanish in this school, so the course doesn’t have any age limit.
Tuition Cost Breakdown
Note: Summer Supplement: 35€ per week (From June to August, both included)
The total costs above 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)