Learn Spanish with us

Aprende español con nosotros

About us

We love the Spanish language and Hispanic culture and want to bring both of them to you. When we think of Spanish we immediately think of the bright, vibrant colours of the sun, the sea, and the mountains. We think of passionate music, spirited conversation, wonderful food, and colourful fabrics. No other language travels as well or reminds us with its sounds and rhythms of the rich layers, hues and tones of the many cultures it embraces.

We have been teaching languages in Galway since 2007 but have decided to focus all of our efforts and attention on Spanish and have assembled a great team of experienced teachers and support staff. We have invested in the most up-to-date classroom and on-line teaching technologies and have all kinds of exciting plans to further develop the Spanish Institute. Come join us on our journey.

We love to work with people and make our visitors feel welcome from the moment they step into our school.

We want to teach our students to both speak and understand Spanish and so we focus on interaction in our lessons.

Here’s the view from our office. Visitors tell us we have the best location in Galway.

Meet the teachers

Of course, when it comes to creating the best learning environment, nothing is as important as the teacher. We pride ourselves on having talented, native teachers who strive to make their classes effective, interesting, and fun.


Rocío is from Salamanca, which is known worldwide as the city of Spanish when referring to the teaching of the language. After eleven years teaching in Galway, her classes are very dynamic and enjoyable because she loves her job.


Laura is from Madrid. She really enjoys teaching Spanish and has been doing it for the last fifteen years. She is our online teaching expert. If you would like to learn Spanish from your own home, click on the link https://calendly.com/spanishinstitute to check her availability and book an online class with her.


Bernardita is from Chile, Latin America. Over the past few years she has been travelling and teaching Spanish in different countries and meeting people from other cultures. Berni really enjoys working with students of all nationalities and ages and sharing her experiences and opinions with them.


Soraya comes from the South of Spain. She enjoys teaching Spanish to adults and children and also helping young people to prepare for the Leaving Certificate. She loves travelling, meeting people from different cultures and sharing experiences with them.


Paco comes from the South of Spain. He is passionate about languages and reading. He loves teaching Spanish culture through language.


We offer Spanish courses for adults, teenagers and children. All of our courses are designed to be both functional and fun and are led by qualified, native Spanish teachers.

There are two terms of long courses. One starts in February and finishes in May and the other one begins in September and ends in January. However, our short courses for beginners and our one to one classes take place throughout the year.We also run Summer camps for teenagers in June and courses for children in June and July.

A place in any of our courses can be secured with a deposit of €50 that must be paid at least one week in advance of the start day of the course. The rest of the fee must be paid in full the first day of class.

Payments can be made by cash, card (in our office or over the phone), cheque or bank transfer.

Our bank account details are as follow:

• Bank: AIB.
• Account Name: The Spanish Institute
• IBAN Number: IE98AIBK93709645114087


We use a course book in our long term courses for adults that can be bought in our school. Please, note that the price of the book is not included in the course fee.

You can also buy the books from Amazon by clicking below:

Aula Internacional 1 / Aula Internacional 2 / Aula Internacional 3 / Aula Internacional 4 / Aula Internacional 5

Adult Courses


Child and Teenage Courses

Other Courses

All of our courses:

Have a maximum of 10 students per class

Are taught by a qualified native speaker with fluent English

Emphasise everyday verbal communication

Are located in the city centre in Galway, directly on the River Corrib

Take place in our bright, comfortable study centre

Make use of state of the art teaching resources

Other Services

;Visit the wonderful city of Málaga: One of our team members is now living in this beautiful and lively city located in La Costa del Sol. We offer accommodation, Spanish classes, tours, advice and assistance in Málaga city. Please, let us know if you are planning to visit La Costa del Sol and we will give you more details of our services.

Translations from English or Italian into Spanish language: Please, send us the documents you would like to translate and we will give you a quotation. Our minimum fee is €35.


58 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland

091 456345 / 085 7247654

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Find us

Our address is 58 Dominick Street, Galway.

To find us, look for the Arabica coffee shop on Dominick Street. Between it and the next building is a red-brick laneway that leads to a courtyard of buildings.

Come down this laneway until you reach the last building, which is called Granary Suites. We are on the first floor.

This is what you see when you come down our laneway.