WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL?
There are similarities in all European educative systems, for example, the four major stages in education: primary and secondary education, vocational studies and university. However, there are also some differences which may be novel for some of you: that is the case of the Spanish network of Official Language Schools.
These state schools provide people of all ages (minimum of 14 years of age) with courses in different languages according with the new levels of reference of the European Council, which means that our students can get official certificates according to European standards: A1, A2, B1, B2 (and C1 in certain communities).
We are already 100 years old and the prestige of our institution among Spanish citizens (and people from other countries as well) has increased throughout this period because of the level of competence acquired by our students. There is a lot to say about the past, present and future of Official Language Schools in Spain, but for the time being here you have a fourteen-minute video which we have kindly translated, transcribed and subtitled for you: you will find everything you need to know about our system so that you can visit Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Spain) with the right expectations. Enjoy it!