Gran Canaria School of Languages


Accommodation


Advantages of staying at our accommodation


Staying in any of the residences of Gran Canaria School offers you the advantage of living with the other students of the school and sharing their company during meals and excursions. This facilitates friendship between all of them and puts into practice the use of Spanish as a common language, as excursions, groups and gatherings to go out for dinners, meetings on the beach, car rental, hiking, etc, will be composed of students of different levels and nationalities. Thus, although you may only visit the school for 1 to 2 weeks, you will not feel lonely because you will be integrated from the first day in the group of all students living in the residence.

The Gran Canaria School's policy is not only to teach efficiently but to create a club of lovers of the Spanish language which will result that your stay will not only be profitable but will also make you feel happy during your stay with us. And we hope this will encourage you to repeat your stay with us.

Especially important is to participate at your first Sunday dinner because there you will meet other students of our residences and we will provide you some information about the school and the city.



Description


Description

The School has its own student residences: the Best Residence and the Plus Residence.

 

Both residences are located a short distance from the airport bus station, a shopping mall and leisure centre, shops and commercial areas, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and banks.

 

The Best Residence: it was built in 1997, with 15 single rooms and some double rooms. All windows are soundproof. All rooms have a private bathroom and are equipped with satellite TV, safety deposit box and free WiFi internet access. There are common premises for all students equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, water-boiler, coffee-maker, dishes and cutlery for small meals only. No cooker nor pots or pans are available.

 

It is located only 50 m from the beach and 10 minutes' walk from the school along the beach promenade.


 

The rooms are equipped as follows:

  • 1 Single bed per room and a side table,

  • Desk with lamp and two chairs,

  • Private bathroom with WC and shower,

  • Big soundproof windows with curtains,

  • Closet and cupboard,

  • Safe box,

  • Free WiFi internet access,

  • Satellite TV with channels in Spanish, German and English,

  • Bed sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided.

Following services are included in the accommodation price:

  • Breakfast on class days (8:30 a.m.). Half-board is optional: lunch on class days and only dinner (7 p.m.) on weekends and bank-holidays. (Breakfast and half-board are described at the bottom of the page),

  • Cleaning of the room every 8 or 9 days (first cleaning is before occupying the room),

  • Bed linen and towels are provided and are changed with the cleaning of the room.

  • A break coffee or fruit on class days

  • Weekly excursion

  • Access to our online course (levels A1 and A2) as from the payment date to the starting date of the course

  • Free grammar book

  • Free use of the tuition book (with a deposit)

  • Free use of a bodyboard (with a deposit)

  • Certificate/Diploma.

Following services are not included in the accommodation price:

These services are paid extra

  • Extra cleaning of the room with change of bed linen and towels,

  • laundry of personal clothing (not ironing).

 

 

 

The Plus Residence: it was built in 2008, with 8 double rooms, some of which can be used as single rooms. Some rooms may be occupied by 3 people. All rooms have a private bathroom and are equipped with satellite TV, safety deposit box and free WiFi internet access. There are common premises for all students equipped with a microwave, toaster, water-boiler, coffee-maker, dishes and cutlery for small meals only. No cooker nor pots or pans are available. The same common premises may be used as meeting point or gathering area.

 

It is located a short distance from the airport bus station, a shopping mall and leisure centre, shops and commercial areas, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks and only 50 m from the beach and 4 minutes' walk from the school.

 

 

The rooms are equipped as follows:

  • 2 Single beds per room and side tables,

  • Desks with lamps and two chairs,

  • Private bathroom with WC and shower,

  • Big soundproof windows with curtains,

  • Closet and cupboard,

  • Safe box,

  • Free WiFi internet access,

  • Satellite TV with channels in Spanish, German and English,

  • Bed sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided.

Following services are included in the accommodation price:

  • Breakfast on class days (8:30 a.m.). Half-board is optional: lunch on class days and only dinner (7 p.m.) on weekends and bank-holidays. (Breakfast and half-board are described at the bottom of the page),

  • Cleaning of the room every 8 or 9 days (first cleaning is before occupying the room),

  • Bed linen and towels are provided and are changed with the cleaning of the room.

  • A break coffee or fruit on class days

  • Weekly excursion

  • Access to our online course (levels A1 and A2) as from the payment date to the starting date of the course

  • Free grammar book

  • Free use of the tuition book (with a deposit)

  • Free use of a bodyboard (with a deposit)

  • Certificate/Diploma.

Following services are not included in the accommodation price:

These services are paid extra

  • Extra cleaning of the room with change of bed linen and towels,

  • laundry of personal clothing (not ironing).

 

 

 

Half board:

 

Breakfast on the school's terrace

Lunch in the canteen

 

On the breakfast buffet you will find water, orange juice, milk, red tea, green tea, black tea and tea of other flavours, coffee, chocolate, sugar and sweetener, yoghurt, muesli and corn-flakes, rye bread, 5-seads bread, margarine, peach or apricot and strawberry marmalade, honey, chocolate spread, cheese and York ham or chopped pork.


For lunch or dinner we serve local, Spanish or international cuisine dishes in three courses: a salad, a main course with side dish of either meat (veal, pork), fish, rice (paella or similar), pasta or chicken; and a dessert (ice cream, vanilla custard, yoghurt or fruit of the season, etc.). Water and sangria are included in the meals. Beer, wine and refreshments may be purchased.

Our cook can also prepare special dishes for vegetarians and celiacs (gluten-free).


Arrival


Airport of Gran Canaria

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Bus to Las Palmas:

You will find the bus to Las Palmas (line 60) as you cross the parking lot in front of the arrivals terminal. Turn to the right towards the red CEPSA petrol station. The bus stop is just in front.


Bus timetable (PDF)


 

 

Buses depart to Las Palmas at H.15 minutes and H.50 minutes and cost approx. 3 Eur. Both stop at the San Telmo bus station but only the first one (departing at H.15 minutes) drives all the way to the Santa Catalina Bus Terminal. That is your final destination. If you take the San Telmo bus you can finish your trip by taxi (San Telmo bus station to Best Residence or Plus Residence costs approx. 5 Eur). If you have reached the Santa Catalina Bus Terminal by bus you can walk (150 m) to the Best Residence. If you don't carry too much luggage you can also walk to the Plus Residence. See the city map below for details.





If you prefer to drive by taxi you will find these at the exit of the arrivals terminal.

A Taxi from the airport costs about 40 Eur.





Transfer service:

if you have booked our transfer service you are expected at the 'Meeting point' (se airport map). Our employee will hold a sign with your name and our logo.



Once you have arrived at your accommodation use the entry code for the main door that we have sent you together with your documents. In the entry hall you will find an envelope with your name containing your room keys.

Make yourself comfortable. The beach is only 30 meters further down.

On the weekend we expect you at 7 p.m. for dinner at our canteen located at the Plus Residence: 43 Nicolás Estévanez street.

 

On Sunday the placement test takes place at the school at 6.30 p.m. You can also do this test online here: Online placement test. Then you don't need to do the test again.

 

Only a ten minute's walk separates the school from the Best Residence. It is a nice walk along the Las Canteras beach promenade. The Plus Residence is even closer, just around the corner.

 



Prices


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Here you will find a map with the situation of the school and the residences:

 


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The school was well recommended by a friend. I rate the course overall as excellent and I recommend the school to other students. I will book a Spanishcourse at the school again."


Kristin Sigurttardöttir, Iceland.

 




Saving tip:


Book our special offer for 4 weeks Standard course + accommodation and save 25%.


Book our special offer for 4 weeks Standard course + accommodation and save 25%




Learning tip:


Work a little on your Spanish knowledge before you arrive – do some reading and review the grammar. Some prior study will make the beginning easier.




Private tuition on Skype:


235 Eur/10 hours


Private tuition on Skype




Online Spanish course for levels A1 and A2:

abclingua.net: online Spanish course




Spanish grammar explained in English: