All our students receive individual attention for their specific needs and requests.
Our teaching philosophy is based on the old motto "enseñar deleitando" ("teach so that learning is a delight"). We want every student to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge in the classroom as well as knowledge based on real world experience. That is why we encourage and promote personal contact with professors, writers, artists and intellectuals in addition to other students from Salamanca. The genuine regard we have for Hispanic culture fosters our dedication and enthusiasm. We are committed to a vision without stereotypes.
Our classrooms are located in a modern and spacious building in the heart of Salamanca, three minutes walk from the Main Square, (La Plaza Mayor). Our academy is fully equipped with all modern amenities; air conditioning, computer access, broadband and WIFI, multi-media screens and sound devices, wheelchair access…
In addition to the quality education we offer, Letra Hispánica provides accommodation in carefully selected families, apartments, residences or shared flats.
Every student attending Letra Hispánica recieves:
Credits valid in foreign universities: Once we have made an agreement with your university/college. We will be pleased to talk to your advisor so that he/she can supervise course work and determine class numbers. For more details about the validity of credits, please contact with Ada Calvo.
Accredited or Associate Centers:
The Instituto Cervantes every three years required for the extension of accreditation for quality "Letter Hispanic" as an accredited inspection center.
This Accreditation System of Instituto Cervantes centers is the only accreditation internationally focused exclusively on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
Only Accredited and Associate Centers may use Instituto Cervantes logos:
Letra Hispánica is Accredited Center by the Instituto Cervantes.
Inviting Salamanca. With a population of 170,000, Salamanca is a safe and peaceful city. The old city can be traversed from one side to the other in 30 minutes, where you will encounter an open and friendly local population. As Cervantes, who knew the city well, wrote: “Everyone who experiences the peace of Salamanca is enchanted, and must return to her.”
Collegiate Salamanca and Salamanca by night. Known as "the Athens of Castile” and "Little Rome,” Salamanca has three universities with more than 40,000 students. The public university was founded in 1218, and has grown to encompass a city full of libraries, theatres, cinemas, galleries and much more. The city at night is a hive of student activity, which continues into the early hours of the morning with “la marcha” moving into its many clubs and bars. For a more tranquil experience there are the “la tuna” players serenading the beautiful Castilian women on their balconies, and moonlit walks through the historic Old City.
Monumental Salamanca. Salamanca’s variety and multitude of historic buildings has earned it the title of ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site.’ The local sandstone, from which the city is built, gives the name: “Salamanca, the Golden City.” Of particular interest are the magnificent Plaza Mayor, the two Cathedrals, and the innumerable convents, palaces, churches and private houses.
Salamanca and the Humanities. From the Songs of Alfonso the Wise of Castile, to Nebrija’s celebrated first Spanish Grammar, Salamanca has consistently brought Spanish letters and language together. Her streets ring with the steps and voices of Fray Luis de Leon, Fernando de Rojas, Garcilaso, the unknown author of Lazarillo del Tormes, Góngora, Esproncedo and Unamuno, Carmen Martín Gaite and Torrente Ballester, among many, many others.
Are all fully qualified with a minimum bachelor’s degree and in many cases hold a Doctorate. All teaching staff are fully trained and certified in ELE, with many years teaching experience, including syllabus design and co-ordination, as well as organizing cultural events and programs for foreign students.
We offer a wide range of programs, activities, classes (language, literature and different cultural aspects such as film, art and history), workshops, cultural trips, seminars and conferences.
For foreign institutions interested in a Study Abroad program, we can organize courses according to your specific needs. If you are interested in such a course, ("Letra Mensajera"), please contact us with your needs for a detailed syllabus and price list.
These are special classes where the students put into practice some aspect of Hispanic culture, develop their creative capacities and have fun working in a group setting.
These include activities outside the classroom where the student can learn more about and enjoy Spanish culture.
Cineforum is an exciting element of Letra Hispánica’s teaching methods. We show and discuss films from some of Spain’s greatest directors:
Letra Hispánica has fostered an excellent working relationship with Salamanca’s local population. We offer the chance to meet with native speakers for linguistic and cultural exchanges. If your stay is for at least one month, we will pair you with a native speaker for informal language exchanges.
We have created an aesthetic environment that is conducive to the enjoyment and discussion of the arts. You will notice upon entering an array of artworks from our exhibitions of contemporary Spanish artists.
We also host book launches and readings by our collaborators and other local poets and novelists. And finally, our “Ocean of Nectar” room is a meeting point for the friends of Letra Hispánica.
Whether lodging with a family or in a residence, all your accommodation needs are carefully considered by our expert staff at Letra Hispánica. We also offer the option of sourcing a flat or other private residence for you.
When a group is accompanied by a teacher, we will offer free accommodation for accompanying teachers plus methodology individual classes individual and counseling, Salamanca guide, possibility to attend high level courses, internet access and guidance on the options study, culture and leisure in the city. We also provide the option of having our principal Ada Calvo handle the group, without shifting by a teacher.