Learn Spanish at the Instituto Cervantes


Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organisation created by the Government of Spain in 1991 for the promotion of Spanish language and culture. Presently, the organisation has over 65 branches spread in 20 countries where some 5,000 courses are offered in Spanish.

Other than teaching Spanish language, the goal of Instituto Cervantes is to contribute to the overall advancement and dissemination of Spanish and Hispanic American cultures. It offers a variety of Spanish courses and organises cultural events in relation to the traditional elements of Spanish speaking countries.

The institute teaches Spanish language to small groups of students with qualified teachers, modern technologies and educational methods. Students also get to use the libraries of Instituto Cervantes centres and attend wide range of cultural activities.

Spanish courses at Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes brings a comprehensive range of Spanish language courses which primarily focus on the aspects of student’s ability to understand, speak, read and write in Spanish. Spanish linguistic teachers emphasizes on conversation and how to communicate in day-to-day life.

Of course, communication is the objective of classes, so students are encouraged to converse in Spanish from the day one. The small group of students in class further helps students in improving their language skills by directly interacting with the teachers and fellow students, with ample opportunity to practice speaking and improve grammar.

Primarily, there are Beginning Levels, Intermediate Levels, Advanced Levels, Special Courses and many other Customised Spanish Courses. You need to visit the official website for more details regarding the course curriculum of Instituto Cervantes.

–          In the Beginning Level, students are taught basic grammar contents along with an idea of socio-cultural views of the Spanish speaking countries. With a total of 30 instructional hours, you will achieve the basics of listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish.

–          The Intermediate Level takes forward the basics of conversation in Spanish language in which students will be able to understand and speak keeping in mind the simple grammar structure, understand the main ideas of a written text, write long passage, thereby expressing their opinions.

–           Those who opt for advanced level Spanish classes will be taught complex linguistic structures to interact spontaneously in different scenarios, both oral and written. Understanding and speaking on various situations and expressing personal opinions on diverse topics are in the communicative contents.

–           Instituto Cervantes offers some special courses designed for professionals from different career fields, such as health, education, law, economics, etc. in which they use Spanish in their daily work situation. Besides, there are courses for travellers who require to converse in the language when travelling abroad.

This apart, you can obtain “official diplomas” – the ‘Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE or Diplomas of Spanish as Foreign Language), issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. You may check all levels of exam here.

For further information, visit the official website of Instituto Cervantes.


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