Filed Under (General) by admin on marzo-25-2010

P1010706Isn´t it about time you saw some sun?

2009-10 has been Europe´s coldest and harshest winter for 50 years. We´ve suffered travel chaos, rain, sleet, flooding, freezing temperatures, lots of winter accidents and unusually high snowfall. It´s about time we turned our attention away from the arctic winter and thought about sunshine and warmer days.

If you are thinking of improving your Spanish, don´t sit shivering in a college night class, hop on a plane flying direct to Santander or Valladolid where the Spanish Departments of our IH Academies are located.

Santander on Spain´s northern coast makes a great base for exploring the magnificent Picos de Europa mountain range and the rugged coastline and lush countryside of the Cantabria and Asturias regions. Valladolid on the other hand makes the perfect centre for touring Castilla y León and the historic cities of Ávila, Segovia, Burgos, León and Salamanca. The city is also within easy reach of Madrid.

Direct flights to Santander:

• Germany : Frankfurt-Hahn (Ryanair)(seasonal), Düsseldorf-Weeze (Ryanair)(seasonal)
• Belguim : Brussels South -Charleroi (Ryanair)
• Ireland : Dublín,(Ryanair)
• Italy : Bérgamo-Orio al Serio (Ryanair), Pisa (Ryanair)(starting 30/04/2010), Rome-Ciampino (Ryanair)
• United Kingdom : London-Stansted,(Ryanair)

Direct flights to Valladolid:

• Germany : Düsseldorf-Weeze (Ryanair)
• France : Paris-Orly (Iberia)
• Italy : Bérgamo-Orio al Serio (Ryanair),
• United Kingdom : London-Stansted,(Ryanair)

Interested in taking a Spanish course with International House Valladolid & Santander? Contact us via the website

Filed Under (General) by admin on septiembre-22-2009

AlumnosActividades2Valladolid has many claims to fame; it is the birthplace of kings, a former capital of Spain, it was home to the great writer Cervantes towards the end of his life and Christopher Columbus died here in 1506. Perhaps most relevant to today’s language student however is the fact that Valladolid is the cradle of the Spanish language, famed as being the city having the best spoken Spanish in the world.

With a reputation for being the place where the purest Spanish is spoken, it is hardly surprising that the city has become a specialist centre for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and attracts thousands of “language tourists” every year from all over the world.

In its ambitious tourism strategy, the regional tourist board of Castilla and Leon plans to double the 30,000 foreigners who come to the region to learn Spanish each year. It quotes International House Valladolid as one of its centres of excellence, confident that the school provides the kind of quality language tuition on which to base its reputation as THE city in which to learn Spanish.

To find out more about Spanish classes at International House Valladolid and Santander see To find out more about Valladolid and language tourism see