At TANDEM San Sebastián, we offer tailor-made language courses for anyone who wants to learn Spanish in a unique city. Our mission is to promote intercultural integration and communication. With us, you’ll learn quickly in a professional and welcoming environment. Our school is located in the Gros neighbourhood, a stone’s throw from the Zurriola beach and the old town of San Sebastián.
We have been offering an extensive programme of Spanish courses for over 30 years. Our school is recognised by Spain’s Instituto Cervantes, which has certified the quality of our language courses. Our team of highly qualified staff individually tailor their lessons to the needs of students. All our teachers have extensive experience and are trained in the latest methods of foreign language instruction. We also work with a range of European institutions. We offer individual support and work in small groups of up to eight students. Our services also include accommodation finding and TANDEM language exchanges with local people. To make sure our students have a learning experience they’ll remember forever, we organise a range of cultural events that give you the opportunity to meet the people of the Basque Country. You’ll learn Spanish and get to know our unique culture.
Want to use your Spanish outside the language course and immerse yourself in Basque culture? We recommend sharing an apartment with local students. If you prefer not to cook, you can book accommodation with a host family who will provide breakfast and dinner. We can also help you reserve a hotel room or private apartment.
At TANDEM San Sebastián, we want to show you Spain’s cultural diversity both during and outside lessons from the unique perspective of the Basque Country. We offer a varied cultural programme with many activities and excursions in the city itself and in surrounding villages such as Zumaia or Hondarribia, as well as workshops on the Basque language and culture, salsa and merengue courses and much more.
On the Cantabrian coast and at the foot of the Pyrenees, just 20 km from the French border, San Sebastián in northern Spain is where the mountains meet the sea. Everything in our city is within easy distance. Why not head straight to the seafront after your Spanish lesson? Take a walk along La Concha Bay or go surfing at Zurriola beach. The city is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, and its streets hum with an indescribable atmosphere. San Sebastián has fantastic architecture and a fascinating cultural offering. World-famous events such as the international film festival and jazz festival take place here. The outstanding Basque cuisine makes this a foodie’s paradise. The city is famous for its 16 Michelin-star restaurants and its many bars serving “pintxos” – the region’s distinctive tapas. When the sun goes down, it’s time for a glass of red wine in one of the old cafes and a club night down by the legendary La Concha Bay. San Sebastián is also a great base for excursions further afield. Surfing, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a visit to Biarritz or Mundakazu, climbing in the Pyrenees or a hike along the Camino de Santiago are just some of the varied leisure options.