Language courses for au pairs in Spain

Are you looking for a language school for au pairs in Spain? Find out more about a language course in Spain!


Information  at a glance

  • Every au pair has to have enough time off to be able to take language classes.
  • Normally, the host family pays for the language course.
  • The prices for a language course vary, depending on the school. They are similar to the prices in other European countries.


Spain and Spanisch

spanien aupairTake flamenco, paella, siesta and bull fights, add a vibrant culture with friendly people – and you get Spain, the lovely country between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean sea.


Discover Spain's different places: its capital Madrid, the city that never sleeps, the cities on the sunny coast in the South of spain, or the many beautiful islands of the country.


Become part of a Spanish host family and have an unforgettable au pair stay in Spain!


Spanish is the official language in over 20 countries in the world. If you speak Spanish you can communicate with 300 million people. Spanish is a romance language and, compared to other languages, relatively easy to learn.


The official language in Spain is Castilian, but there are also many regional languages and dialects, such as Aranese, Asturian, Basque, Galician and Catalan (Barcelona).


Language Courses in Spain

Working as an au pair in Spain you will also have the opportunity to take language classes. Your host family can help you find a good language school close by. It is very important to take Spanish classes, as it will considerably improve your language skills. Also, it is a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and even meet travel mates.


Course Length

The length of a course depends on the language school and also on your working schedule. Usually, one lesson lasts about 1 – 2 hours per day, 2 or 3 times a week. You can only take language courses during the school year. During the school vacation, most language schools are closed.



Usually, the au pair has to pay for the language course. However, if you talk to your host family, they might agree to help you pay for your classes.


Language Level

When you sign up for a language course you will have to take an initial exam to evaluate your Spanish level (A1 to C2). After this, you will be placed in the appropriate language course.


The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the basis for evaluating your language level in Europe. There are 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. A1 stands for beginner while C2 corresponds to the level of a native speaker. You can find more information about language schools and certificates in Spain at the Instituto Cervantes. This institute promotes knowledge of Spanish language and culture worldwide.


Language Schools in Spain

sprachschule aupairBarcelona

  • Speak Easy
  • C2 Barcelona Languages
  • Bcn Metropol


  • In Hispania
  • Estudio Sampere
  • Ail Madrid


  • International House Palma
  • Saragossa
  • Vicerrectorado


  • International House


  • Espanol para extranjeros



Do you know other language schools that are missing from this list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!



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