Our center is located in San Sebastián, 10 minutes from the city center on foot and 1 minute on foot from the train and bus stations and from Tabakalera – the cultural center of the city. Our school is
in front of Cristina Enea, the largest park in San Sebastian.

Our school was founded in 1989, although the Lacunza group was born in 1956 with English classes for local people.

The school has 17 classrooms, a room for multiple activities, a library, a space with coffee machines, snacks and board games. All classrooms are heated/air conditioned. In addition, we have a terrace where students can study or rest in the sun.

The school is attended by students from more than 40 countries, from 6 to 65 years old.

In addition to Spanish classes, the school organizes various cultural and linguistic activities during the week (surfing classes, yoga, cooking, hiking, Spanish workshops, language exchanges, museum visits… and much more)

The school is accredited by the Cervantes Institute and is a member of International House, IALC and FEDELE.

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Training program

All teachers at the school have received excellent training and have been selected for their academic merit. The teachers are native Spanish speakers, have graduated in Philology (or equivalent) and many have completed a Masters in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and International House’s excellent teacher training course. All teachers undergo continuous refresher courses and additional training.

The school forms small groups of up to 12 people. The minimum age is 17 years in adult courses and 6 years in summer courses for juniors. Training takes place throughout the year for adults and in the summer for juniors.

• The Intensive Course includes 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week, lasting from 1 week. Groups have a maximum of 12 people.
• The super-intensive course includes 25 or 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week, with a duration from 1 week. Groups have a maximum
of 12 people.
• The DELE exam preparation course consists of 25 lessons of 45 minutes per week, in small groups.
• The Business Spanish Course consists of 25 lessons of 45 minutes per week, in small groups.
• For seniors General intensive course of 20 lessons of 45 minutes in general groups + 10 lessons in a mini group with people of the same age related to cultural events, dance classes, excursions… Maximum 12 people per general group and 8 in small groups. The course is designed from 1 week.

Accommodation options

• House
• Single or double room for students traveling together. With half board or only breakfast. No access to kitchen.
• Shared apartment
• Single or double room for students traveling together, with access to the kitchen. Shared apartment with other students or local people.
• Home
• Single or double room for students traveling together.
• Private bathroom and with breakfast or half board.


From 1950 AED

(1 week, including Spanish course and accommodation)
Registration fee – 270 AED
Textbooks and manuals – 0 euros for non-beginners


Intensive (15 hours/week) – 790 AED euros outside the summer

Accommodation (1 week, single room)

Apartment accommodation (1 week, single room)
Placement fee: 225 AED
Student apartment – 666 AED – outside the summer


These are the official prices of the school, which can be modified at any time by the decision of the school management. You can ask the current prices for all the school programs by asking us directly. At the Agrupación Educativa de Lengua Española (AELE) we do not charge any management fees or commissions to students.

Why choose LACUNZA?

• 60 years of history and more than 30 years teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language with the best native teachers and training more teachers in our teacher training course.
• In a coastal city with fantastic urban beaches surrounded by mountains that will make you fall in love.
• We offer a wide variety of courses for all levels of Spanish at any time of the year (except beginners) and that you can combine with activity courses such as surfing or dancing and a social program with activities.
• We have several accreditations and collaborations with the most important entities in the field of foreign language teaching that visit us periodically to maintain the high quality of our courses and allow us to offer scholarships (Bildungsurlaub, Erasmus+, etc.)
• A trained, international team with extensive experience in the sector will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience during your stay.
• A destination that offers many interesting activities and events throughout the year: Jazzaldi, Zinemaldia are examples of our international Jazz Music and Film Industry festivals.
• With a pleasant climate throughout the year, without extreme temperatures in summer or very cold in winter. The perfect climate to study.
• Our city is very safe and all urban areas are within easy walking distance.
• With a Basque cultural and historical heritage, you can get to know two cultures for the price of one.
• Our city, San Sebastián, is considered the gastronomic capital of Europe for its “pintxos”, for having the highest number of Michelin stars per square meter and for being awarded the title: “best gastronomic destination in the world” according to the company Caterwings in the 2018.