Welcome to Academia Iria Flavia

and Santiago de Compostela!

About us

Academia Iria Flavia is an Institute Cervantes accredited school school established in Santiago de Compostela in 1994. 

From that time thousands of students from all continents have discovered the wonders of our monumental city, its countless parks and its gastronomy while learning Spanish in our classrooms.

The school is strategically located, only 2 minutes away on foot distance from the monumental area.

We organize your full stay: course, accommodation, and also your airport transfers.

What's more, we provide you a range of free and paying activities in order to use the Spanish language outside the classroom environment, and to socialize with other students.

We have a big variety of courses aimed at adult learners, university students, secondary school students, as well as specific formation for Spanish teachers, native and non native alike. Our own team of teachers, with a long experience and also a great sense of humour, will help you enjoy your stay.

Metodología

The main goal of our courses is the communication. And so, the activities developed in the classroom aim to encourage dialogues and an exchange of ideas. We thoroughly enjoy working with current topics, offering exercises and situations which will be useful "out there".

Our classes follow these approaches:

  • Work with motivating and relevant tasks according to levels and needs
  • Up-to-date and assorted materials, as well as student handbooks from the most prestigious publishing companies.
  • Focus on communicative skills.
  • Attention to the improvement of the fluency, self-confidence and fear of mistakes.
  • Dynamic and enjoyable lessons.
  • Build-up of a good work environment, flexible and playful.

We always speak to you in Spanish and we constantly use mime techniques in order to not turn to bridge-languages, continuously exposing you to the language which you are studying. We teach you standard Spanish but we will also mention Latin American varieties.

All our programs, methods and materials have been assessed and evaluated by the Instituto Cervantes on its regular audits.

TEACHERS

Our staff is made up of native teachers with university degrees related with teaching, and they all have good communicative skills and wide experience in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

Accreditations and collaborations
INSTITUTO CERVANTES

Our Intensive course 25+5 is recognised as Bildungsurlaub (educational holidays) by the official administrations of the following German states: Berlin, Brandenburg and Rheinland-Pfalz.

FEDELE

CSNOur courses have been accredited by the Swedish agency in charge of financial aid for studies and home equipment loans - Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN).

BILDUNGSURLAUB

Our Intensive course 25+5 is recognised as Bildungsurlaub (educational holidays) by the official administrations of the following German states: Berlin, Brandenburg and Rheinland-Pfalz.

CENTRALA STUDIESTÖDSNÄMNDEN

CSNOur courses have been accredited by the Swedish agency in charge of financial aid for studies and home equipment loans - Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN).

CENTRO COLABORADOR DEL BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE DE DALLAS

We collaborate with Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas (USA) as Partner Language Institute, so the students from Brookhaven and other high schools and universities can obtain student hourly credits transferable through their Multinational Academic Program (MAP) studying Spanish in our school.

SOCIO DE
Collaborating centre
AELE

We are an associated centre in AELE (Asociación Nacional de Escuelas de Español para Extranjeros). Some of the essential requirements to be an associated centre are: being legally established and qualified for the activity of teaching, having a quality assurance certificate in ELE, the availability of native teachers with university degrees, having the adequate facilities...

TURISMO DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

For the program Spanish + Working Experience we have signed a collaboration agreement with the public company Turismo de Santiago. With this agreement, our students can do a work experience in the city's tourist information offices.