Carmen de las Cuevas is a Spanish language school acknowledged by the Instituto Cervantes, as well as a leading Flamenco centre, a popular choice owing to its spectacular location and authentic Andalusian ambience. The school building, a charming whitewashed house cut into the hillside, boats several sun-drenched terraces with breathtaking views of the Alhambra. Founded in 1984, it is perfectly situated between the historic neighbourhoods of the Albaicin and the Sacromonte, and, more than 30 years on, continues to combine experience and enthusiasm to provide a unique learning experience.
· Have a unique learning experience in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Teaching groups are kept small, allowing greater individual attention and more personal relationships with the teachers, all of whom are academically qualified, highly motivated and very experienced in teaching Spanish to foreigners. Lessons are well-planned, following a structured programme which is continually undergoing revisions and improvements. In addition to the Intensive courses available from A1 to C1/C2 (7 levels), according to the Common European Frame of Reference we offer Hispanic literature, preparatory courses for the official exams of the Cervantes Institute (D.E.L.E.), history of flamenco courses and Spanish teacher training courses.
· Feel at home with your own key of the school
The school’s friendly and relaxed atmosphere will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive at Carmen de las Cuevas, allowing you to really make the most of your stay with us. You will have your own key to the school, giving you access between 9am and 10:45pm, 7 days a week, to all our facilities, such as free internet and WIFI, the library, dance studios, the shaded patio and the terraces with their panoramic views of the Albaicín, Alhambra and Sierra Nevada.
· Spanish school and leading Flamenco centre
If you would like to combine your language classes with flamenco, Carmen de las Cuevas is considered one of the most prestigious schools in Andalusia, a meeting place where both professionals and aficionados of flamenco come together. We have 4 sound-proofed flamenco studios, and offer dance, guitar and compas (rhythm clapping) lessons for all levels, from beginner to professional.
· Live in the old quarter of the city
Student accommodation is located in the historic quarter of the Albaicín, close to the school and city centre and has free WIFI. You can choose to rent a private apartment or a single or double room in a shared residence, or you can opt to stay in a charming hotel or with a Spanish family.
· Enjoy our cultural programme
A free cultural programme is available to all students enrolled on a course, and offers guided tours through the city, as well as special recommendations for flamenco and cultural events that take place in Granada. Besides, we also offer weekend excursions to places of interest around Granada, such as the Costa Tropical, the villages of the Alpujarras, Cordoba and Seville.