Centro Melkart

Learn Spanish in Cadiz, Spain

The Area & School

The Centro Melkart School in Cadiz offers courses for all levels of Spanish speakers and is fully accredited by the Cervantes Institute. Cadiz is a 3,000 year old port city located on "La Costa de la Luz" in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and possibly on the entire European continent. The campus sits in a historic, three story Andalucian home, in the old section of the city. There is a lounge, library, computer lab with free WiFi, three restrooms, and multiple comfortable classrooms. The town of Cadiz offers students world class restaurants, grocery stores, banks and fun night life. Our campus and accommodations are located within walking distances of gorgeous beaches and the historic Cathedral District.

All programs include:

  • Free high-speed wireless internet
  • Initial level test
  • Final level test
  • Complimentary activities and tours
  • Info and advice about Cadiz
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Certificate of completion

Spanish Courses

Standard 20 Spanish

Consists of 20 small group lessons per week (Four 45 minute lessons per day) totaling 15 hours. This course is offered to all levels and starts every Monday throughout the year.

Starts at €165 for one week

Intensive 30 Spanish

Consists of 25 small group lessons per week plus 5 private one-on-one lessons, totaling 22.5 hours per week. This course is offered to all levels and starts every Monday throughout the year.

Starts at €240 for one week

DELE Exam Preparation

This program consists of the Standard 20 Spanish course (20 lessons per week) plus an extra 5 classes per week focused on preparing for the official DELE exam. The DELE examination is the official Spanish language proficiency test issued by the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid. DELE Exam The DELE exam is the official Spanish language proficiency test, issued by the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, Spain. The Academy in Cadiz is one of the official testing sites, so students can prepare in the weeks leading up to their test date, and take the exam without moving locations...

Starts at €265 for one week


Shared Apartment

(Private room, no meals) The shared student flats are located in the historic portion of Cadiz and are within walking distance of the language school campus. Flats include a fully equipped kitchen, ironing board and iron, television, 1 or 2 bathrooms, a living room and a dining area. Flats are cleaned before new student arrivals and utilities are included in the weekly rate.

Starts at €122.72 / week

Host Family

(Private room, half-board) A home stay is a great way to supplement your Spanish immersion experience and shorten the learning curve. All host families are hand selected by the staff at the school. The host family option is half board (lodging, breakfast, dinner and laundry service is included). Students should indicate if they have any specific dietary requirements when registering.

Starts at €208.86 / week

Additional Details

The school will be closed on the following Spanish and Andalusian public holidays

  • January 1 New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
  • January 6 Epiphany (Día de Reyes / Epifanía del Señor)
  • February 28 Regional Holiday (Día de Andalucía)
  • March or April Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo)
  • March or April Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
  • March or April Easter Monday (Lunes de Pascua)
  • May 1 Labour Day (Día del Trabajador)
  • August 15 Assumption (Asunción)
  • October 12 Fiesta Nacional de España (Fiesta Nacional de España)
  • November 1 All Saints Day (Día de todos los Santos)
  • December 6 Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución)
  • December 8 Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
  • December 25 Christmas Day (Navidad)

The closest airports to book flights into are Jerez, Sevilla and Malaga. Jerez is the closest, about 45 km from Cadiz, but often, cheaper flights can be found into Sevilla or Malaga. You can also fly into Madrid and take a train to Cadiz.

By Bus
Buses from the following companies run from Sevilla, Malaga and Jerez:

By Train from Madrid

A convenient way to book your trip is to fly into Madrid, Sevilla or Jerez and then take a train to Cadiz. See timetables at the link below.

Max Group Class Size: 7.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 75 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €11 per class hour

The school strives to provide a fun and diverse learning environment each and every day. As part of this commitment, they organize weekly free and inexpensive (5-15 EUR) activities each week.

Regular activities include:

  • Guided tours of Cadiz
  • Welcome drink for new students
  • Spanish guitar and flamenco
  • Spanish cuisine workshop
  • Beach volleyball or football
  • Spanish cinema nights
  • Visit to a wine cellar in Jerez
  • White village excursions
  • Art and cultural excursions

Don't worry about booking these activities ahead of time as the school organizes them each week depending on student interest.

All programs are fully accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and classes are taught by a dedicated team of native speakers. Each student will take a placement test before beginning their program and be placed in one of the 6 core levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C2). Classes consist of a combination of exercises, role playing, reading, conversation, and grammar. Each Spanish teacher will then customize a program based upon the level of the participants in the class.