Instituto Español Murallas de Ávila - IEMA
IEMA was founded in 1989. The school is located in the historic city centre.
IEMA is the only school in Ávila that has been accredited by the Spanish Government, and therefore, meets the conditions established by the Sistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes, the only official international accreditation that is exclusively focused on teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
If you want to improve your fluency and immerse yourself in the Spanish way of life, IEMA is the right place for you!
José controls all aspects of our academic activities.
Raquel supports our students in anything they need.
Rainer is the director of programmes and principal of the school.
Culture and communication
Having knowledge of just grammar or vocabulary is not enough: you need more to be able to successfully communicate with others.
Therefore, as a part of our language instruction, we ensure that you understand the background of Spanish culture and society. You will explore the day to day lives of Spaniards and develop practical communicational tools and strategies.
Our “Homestay” programme provides an opportunity for real cultural immersion. We strongly recommend you to stay with a host family during your time with us. Many of our host families have been working with us for over 20 years and thus offer a welcoming and authentic experience.
Staying with a family will offer you an amazing opportunity to practice your Spanish whilst experiencing every aspect of the Spanish lifestyle.
There is also the possibility of staying in a nearby hotel, hostel or apartment if you prefer.
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