Madrid

Capital city of Spain and home of 4 million inhabitants, Madrid is located in the heart of the country. A city full of charm and contrast, all visitors fall in love with its architectural mix of old and modern.

Madrid is packed with superb monuments and palaces, as well as some of the world’s most beautiful museums (El PradoMuseo Reina SofíaThyssen-Bornemisza Museum, etc) or parks and gardens such as El Retiro.

The city that only sleeps when it feels like it. Swinging, jiving, and rocking, the capital of Spain boasts of an incredible entertainment scene. shopping along Gran Vía (Madrid’s main throughfare), Real Madrid‘s football matches, Rastro flea market, concerts, nightclubs, exhibitions, tapas bars… No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something suited to your needs. Alive day and night, this city never stops moving – and neither will you!

Enforex Madrid is located in the city centre, 5 minutes on foot from the university and the Plaza de España, with 9 bus lines and San Bernardo and Argüelles metro stations nearby. Just 10 minutes from the school is the Malasaña neighbourhood, the best place to go out in all of Madrid. The school has been renovated very recently and offers comfortable facilities for students.

The school is accredited by Instituto Cervantes, FEDELE and ELITE. It is also recognised by the Bildungsurlaub in Germany and Sweden’s CSN, as well as a wide range of Spanish and American universities.

School facilities include:

  • 40 spacious and modern classrooms
  • Audiovisual technologies
  • IT room with 20 computers and free Internet access
  • Library
  • Reading room
  • Large common room
  • Inner courtyard
  • Refreshments and coffee machine
  • WiFi access throughout the school

Spanish language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 55 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 10 (6 on average)
  • Schedule: 80% of general Spanish courses take place in the morning, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm, but can also be arranged in the afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm, depending on the time of year
  • Level test: the first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation at the end of the stay
  • Free access to the e-learning platform
  • Teachers graduate to teach their mother tongue to foreign students

20 lessons per week

You will have classes from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm where you will develop the 4 basic skills: writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Language level: beginner to advanced

 25 lessons per week

In addition to 20 general Spanish lessons, you will attend 5 conversation workshops per week. This programme is intended for students wishing to improve fluency and oral skills.

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week

Ideal course for fast progress. It includes 20 general Spanish lessons + 5 cultural workshops of your choice + 5 private or semi-private lessons (maximum 2 students per course) per week, adapted to your needs.

Language level: beginner to advanced

Examples of cultural workshops: civilization, press, cinema, creative writing, pronunciation, gastronomy, folklore, games and exercises favouring dialogue and oral communication, etc.

20 Spanish lessons per week (from the age of 18)

Preparatory sessions for these exams are available 2 and 4 weeks before each examination session (see Dates & Prices tab) according to the skill level at the rate of 20 lessons per week.

The DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the only certificate for foreigners officially recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. This degree holds great value for people wishing to study at a Spanish university or work in an environment where one speaks Spanish. We recommend that you take Spanish lessons for a sufficient amount of time before you start DELE preparatory courses and pass the exam.

Language levels: Elementary (A2) to Upper intermediate (B2)

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks

As an Enforex student, you will be able to enjoy a diverse range of social and leisurely activities every week, in the afternoons or weekends. You are very welcome to participate in these activities, although they are not mandatory. Many of these activities are free of charge, but some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change without and differ depending on the season.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Visits to different neighbourhoods in the city (Bourbon Madrid, Habsburg Madrid, modern Madrid etc.)
  • Visit of the Royal Palace
  • Visits to museums (El Prado, Reina Sofia, archaeological museums, etc.)
  • Parque del Buen Retiro
  • Excursions to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Ávila, Seville, Granada and the Costa del Sol.

Features:

  • Double room with another student from a different nationality*
  • Shared bathroom
  • Half board
  • Distance from school: maximum 20 minutes by foot or public transport

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom in a double room (only possible for two students travelling together)
  • Full board

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided
  • Most families will have access to WiFi, but if you wish to ensure they do you can choose this as an option for an extra fee
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

Features:

  • Double room, shared with a student of a different nationality*
  • Shared bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included
  • Distance from school: a 5 – 15 minute walk
  • Located in the city centre
  • Deposit to be paid upon arrival that will be reimbursed by the school when you leave if there is no evidence of damage in the apartment (see Dates & Prices tab)

Services and facilities available:

  • Bed linen provided
  • WiFi
  • Bedrooms and residence are cleaned once a way, but the students are in charge of cleaning the space the rest of the time
  • This residence does not have access to a kitchen

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom in a double room (only for two students who are travelling together)
  • Half board
  • Full board

Features:

  • Double room, shared with a student of a different nationality*
  • Shared bathroom and toilet
  • No meals included
  • Distance to school: 15 minutes by foot
  • Capacity: between 3 and 6 students
  • Deposit to be paid upon arrival that will be reimbursed by the school when you leave if there is no evidence of damage in the apartment (see Dates & Prices tab)

Services and facilities available:

  • Fully equipped and furnished apartments
  • Communal kitchen with microwaves, pans, cutlery, etc.
  • TV
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bed linen provided
  • WiFi
  • Heating
  • Cleaning is to be carried out by each student

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom in a double room (only for students who are travelling together)

*Shared room with an Enforex student of the same gender. If you are placed in a double room and you are the only occupant, the school reserves the right to switch your room.

Travel

Arrivals : Sunday (after 12:00)
Departures : Saturday (before 12:00)

Arrival airport/station: (transfers available on request – fees apply)

  • Madrid train or bus station
  • Madrid airport: 15-20 minutes (by metro), 40 minutes (by bus)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after deposit payment).


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) If Monday is a holiday then classes will start on the Tuesday. In the event that Sunday is a public holiday, the school is closed on the Monday and the session begins on the Tuesday.

Holidays and vacations (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 06/01, 10/04, 01/05, 15/08, 12/10, 01/11, 06/12, 08/12, 25/12

Local holidays: 09/04, 02/05, 15/05, 02/11, 09/11, 07/12

DELE exam preparation sessions (registration at least 10 weeks in advance). Exam dates: 14/02 (A2), 17/04 (A1-C1), 16/05 (A1-C2), 10/07 (A2-C1), 11/09 (A2), 02/10 (A2-B2), 14/11 (A1-C2) – please contact us for prices.

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1
Course of 20 lessons & accommodation in shared room
DurationAppartment, no mealsHost family, half boardResidence, b&b
1 week 395 495 515
2 weeks 690 870 910
3 weeks 1.000 1.270 1.330
4 weeks 1.310 1.670 1.750
6 weeks 1.865 2.405 2.525
8 weeks 2.465 3.185 3.345
12 weeks 3.540 4.620 4.860
16 weeks 4.695 6.135 6.455
18 weeks 5.185 6.805 7.165
20 weeks 5.750 7.550 7.950
24 weeks 6.890 9.050 9.530
32 weeks 9.160 12.040 12.680
36 weeks 10.295 13.535 14.255
Extra week 295 270 405
Extra's : DELE course - Per week
Intensive course (20 + 5) 20
Super intensive course (20 + 5 + 5) 130
Private lessons (+5) 150
Private lessons (+10) 350
Surcharges accommodation - per week
Type of accommodationAppartmentHost familyResidence
Individual room 60 30 50
Half board-- 40
Full board- 30 70
Private bathroom 55 55 55
Extra night 45 45 45
Special dietary requirements (vegan, lactose intolerant, ...)- 25 25
Transfer - Per journey
From Madrid airport / station 85

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Accommodation as described
  • Half board with a host family
  • Breakfast in student residence
  • Enforex guide to help with school queries, classes, activity and excursion programmes, outings etc.
  • Course materials (for level 1)
  • Language proficiency test
  • Certificate upon completion of the course
  • All administrative and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Madrid and airport transfers
  • In apartments: all meals
  • In student residence: afternoon and evening meals
  • In a host family: lunch
  • Transport in and around Madrid
  • Deposit – where required (€150, to be paid on site)
  • Exam fees for DELE (if required)
  • Possible visa fees
  • Optional insurance
  • Course materials (in case of level change)