Spanish in Spain in the city of Alcalá de Henares. Escuela Internacional has
Spanish language schools designed to help students learn to speak Spanish in a
realistic environment such as this beautiful city.
This Escuela Internacional Spanish language school is located in the heart of the
charming and historic university city of Alcalá de Henares. Alcalá is a peaceful
and enjoyable city for Spanish studies. Learn to speak Spanish in this beautiful
city. With a population of 170,000 people,
Alcalá is a very comfortable, safe, and walkable city. Living in Alcalá’s
pleasant surroundings with the school just a short walk from your
accommodations allows for a relaxing daily schedule. E.I. students
enjoy meeting with friends after class in the popular Plaza de Cervantes.
Surrounded by historical buildings and landscaped gardens, this plaza is the
true social center of the city. With numerous shops, boutiques, cafes and
restaurants in the area, Calle Mayor's the perfect place to take an afternoon stroll or gather with friends at an outdoor café on a warm
sunny day. The
friendly and peaceful atmosphere of the city, its beautiful Spanish Renaissance
architecture and the hospitality of the local Alcalaínos create the perfect
environment for immersing yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Don’t miss the
population of storks who make their home among the
steeples, towers and rooftops of the city center.
Alcalá de Henares was named a “Cultural Heritage
City” by UNESCO for its historical university, cultural and literary tradition.
The peoples and cultures who mark the history of this place are evident in the
many fine examples of architecture and cultural events which take place in the city throughout
the year. Besides the many theatrical and musical representations year round in
the theaters, in April you can enjoy a book fair and presentation of the Cervantes Award for
the King of Spain, in August the Feria de Santos
Niños and the local festival of San Bartolomé, and a medieval marketplace during the Semana Cervantina in October with street theater, music, typical foods and
crafts, the film festival in November, and the annual outdoor theater presentation of “Don
Juan Tenorio” on November 1 and 2.
Alcalá, within the Community of Madrid, offers the advantage of being very near
Madrid capital city. It is
located 25 kilometers northeast of Madrid, and is conveniently connected by way of commuter trains and buses
which brings all that the capital has to offer into easy reach. Madrid's
nightlife, its theatre, flamenco shows, restaurants and discos, as well as
its museums, monuments and shopping centers, will surely draw students to
discover the capital on the weekends. Alcalá’s central location and
connections by train and bus lines are perfect for students who wish to
explore other regions of Spain. Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, Aranjuez or El Escorial
are interesting places to visit for a day or weekend and are just a short trip
away from Alcalá de Henares. Escuela Internacional's Spanish language school in
this fine city provides a great environment to learn Spanish.