Taronja School

Learn Spanish in Valencia, Spain

The Area & School

Valencia is a sunny destination on Spain's Mediterranean coast, and is a wonderful place to learn Spanish. The weather is nice year-round, the beaches are plentiful, the people are friendly and the food is remarkable.

The Taronja Spanish School is an independent family owned institute in the heart of historic Valencia. The school accepts adult students of all ages and the staff likes to claim that their courses are for “the young and the young at heart.” The school building itself is one of the most unique in all of Spain, with each classroom and common area displaying a custom, hand painted artistic theme. Students will also enjoy high speed WiFi throughout the campus. All Taronja programs are accredited by The Instituto Cervantes and The International Association of Language Schools.

Classes begin every Monday throughout the year.

Spanish Courses

Standard 20 Spanish

20 lessons of group Spanish courses per week and 5 bonus cultural lessons, totaling 20 hours and 50 minutes. Small group courses are limited to a maximum of ten students per class, and are broken into four, 50 minute lessons each morning plus one 50 minute cultural course.

Starts at €180 for one week

Intensive 30 Spanish

20 lessons of group intensive Spanish courses, 10 conversation courses and 5 bonus cultural lessons per week totaling 29 hours and 10 minutes. Group courses are taught each morning and conversation courses each afternoon. Minimum A2 Level.

Starts at €310 for one week

30-49 Spanish Course

This Spanish immersion course is designed for students between the ages of 30 and 49 who wish to study Spanish abroad. It is held at Taronja School in Valencia, Spain during the summer months. If features courses specifically designed for adults in their thirties and forties, as well as a customized activity schedule and accommodation options. Students will receive 20 Intensive Spanish lessons per week plus five bonus social lessons...

Starts at €180 for one week

DELE Exam Preparation

This 4 week intensive Spanish course is designed to prepare students to take the official DELE examination. Students will take four, one hour classes each morning and one bonus social lesson each day, Monday through Friday. The morning classes will focus solely on preparing students for all aspects of the DELE exam including grammatical concepts, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking. All classes are taught by native speakers in an immersion environment, and students will have the opportunity to practice with mock tests and problems taken from past DELE exams...

Starts at €220 for one week


Shared Apartment

(Private room) The school also offers shared apartments near the city center. Students will have their own bedroom with common living areas. The apartments are outfitted with air-conditioning, common room, shared bathrooms and a kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking but no meals are included in the price. Check-in begins at 12:00pm on the Sunday before your program begins. Students must check-out by 12:00pm on the Saturday after their program ends. Students staying in apartments must leave a deposit of €50 on the first day of class.

Starts at €120 / week

Host Family

(Private room, half-board) Living with a local Spanish family is the best way to learn a lot of Spanish in a short amount of time. Host family students are given a private room and their own key so they can come and go as they please. Half board (daily breakfast and dinner) is included in the price of the host family. Families are hand selected by the accommodation staff and are very accustomed to hosting students from around the world. They can accommodate virtually any diet, allergy or preference. If you have any special needs, please indicate them on your registration form.

Starts at €195 / week

Additional Details

The school will be closed on the following public holidays. The school will make up missed class time during the rest of the week on which the holiday falls.

  • January 1st
  • January 6
  • March 19th
  • April 3rd
  • April 6th
  • May 1st
  • December 25th

Students are encouraged to fly into Valencia International Airport. Students are required to inform the school about their arrival details including day, time, and flight number at least one week before their arrival date. This is very important in order to ensure that someone will be waiting for the student in the accommodation.

  • One week before the beginning of the course Taronja will send an e-mail with the accommodation details.
  • Students should arrive between 12:00 noon and 11:00pm on the Sunday before their course begins Students arriving after 23:00 must book and pay the Taronja airport transfer service.
  • Students must check-out before 12:00pm on the Saturday after the end of their course.
Max Group Class Size: 10.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 140 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €8.64 per class hour

The school organizes a variety of activities that are open to participation from all students. Students will be presented with a list of available activities each Monday, and there is no need to reserve in advance. Weekday activities are organized a few evenings per week and are usually free or between $5-10 USD. Some of these include:

  • Welcome paella party!
  • Cooking classes
  • Movie nights
  • Walk and learn tour
  • Beach soccer or volleyball
  • Flamenco
  • Parties
  • Museums

Taronja uses a total immersion approach to teaching Spanish both in and out of the classroom, encouraging maximum conversation and student interaction. Each student will take a placement test upon arrival 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.

All programs are offered starting each Monday for those with some Spanish experience. Total beginners have specific start dates. (See registration tool for exact dates)