Our Spanish School
in Puerto de la Cruz

FU International Academy Tenerife

The Perfect Place for Learning Spanish

We’re incredibly lucky to offer Spanish classes in such a beautiful setting! We are situated in Puerto de la Cruz, a lovely harbour town north of Tenerife. The school is located in a quiet neighbourhood next to the Botanical Garden. The beach is just a 20 min walk away!

Our own cafeteria’s sunny terrace overlooks Volcano Teide and the lush green mountains. The café is a great place to relax during breaks and chat with your classmates and make plans together.

Providing a perfect learning environment is one of our top priorities. We have bright, air-conditioned classrooms with modern teaching equipment.

But that’s not all. Read on to find out why your Spanish course at our school will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

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School & Services

At our academy you’ll find a friendly and comfortable learning environment.


Bright Classrooms


Permanent Support


Certified Teachers


Own Cafeteria


Sunny Terrace


Quiet Library


Comfy Lounge


FAST WIFI (4×300 Mbit/s up + down) 

Coworking Space


Quality First

Our Accreditations & Partners

What Makes Us Different from Other Spanish Schools?

As far as teaching quality, activities and accommodation options go, we are among the best schools in Spain. Ultimately, all Instituto Cervantes-accredited schools are excellent. And there are plenty of them. The question remains, what makes our school unique?

1st Answer: 23

23 Degrees is our average Temperature in the Canary Islands – every single month of the year. A subtropical climate where it rarely gets colder than 18ºC and almost never warmer than 30ºC (only when the Sahara winds blow) makes us the best climate zone on earth. It also means you can learn Spanish in the morning and swim in the Atlantic Ocean in the afternoon – ON CHRISTMAS!

2nd Answer: Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the most beautiful islands in the world and the biggest (and we think best!) of the Canary Islands. It’s known as “The island of eternal spring”. You can better understand our love for Tenerife by reading our full guide on this amazing island.

FU International Academy

Our Accreditations

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Instituto Cervantes

We are inspected and accredited by Instituto Cervantes (the largest organization in the world that promotes the Spanish language and culture). This is the highest quality proof available. The inspection is repeated every 3 years.



The FU International Academy is one of 900 examination centers accredited by the Cervantes Institute for the DELE Exam.



In addition to the DELE exam, you can also take the SIELE exam at our Academy in Puerto de la Cruz. Since 2017 we have been operating as an official test centre.



To obtain Spanish citizenship, you have to pass the CCSE exam. In Tenerife, you can take the test at FU International Academy, where CCSE exams are held every last Thursday of every month, except August and December.



FU International Academy is a member of The Spanish Federation of Associations of Spanish Schools for Foreigners (FEDELE). It was founded on the initiative of regional associations to represent and promote Spanish teaching.



FU International Academy is a verified center for educational leave (more info here).


Education and Culture

With Erasmus+, teachers, staff, and students of different educational institutions have the chance to finance their own professional experience in a foreign European country. At FU Academy Tenerife we provide all kinds of courses for Erasmus+ participants.



With a group of schools in 2004, we established the Professional Association of Spanish Schools (Asociación NACIONAL de escuelas de Español para Extranjeros) in order to guarantee the continuing prestige and integrity of the sector. On their website, you can learn more about AELE.

Why We Love Puerto de la Cruz

Here’s why you’ll love studying Spanish in the north of Tenerife:

Playa Martianez, Playa Jardin, and more beaches to explore

Under cloud cover, Puerto de la Cruz never gets too hot

Endless Spring climate means it’s never too cold

Relax and take in the green scenery all around

Take a hike up into Teide National Park, or down into Masca

Or try a new sport like paragliding, surfing, and diving

Delicious local Canarian dishes at guachinches

Events and parties all throughout the year

Loro Parque – parrots, tigers, and orcas in one place

A short drive to go shopping in Santa Cruz

Chat with locals and put your Spanish skills to use

Refresh yourself with a swim in the sea or Lago Martianez

Unusual volcanic landscapes and black sand beaches

Zero reasons to stay away from Puerto de la Cruz!

Location & Contact

We’re located right next to Africa, but we still belong to Spain.

We are situated in the district of La Paz (translated as “peace” in English) which is a calm and peaceful area and therefore the perfect place for learning a foreign language.

However, we’re well connected, so after your day of concentration you can easily find your way to a sunny beach, tasty restaurant, or the local nightclubs. Everything you might need during your stay is within reach of our language school:

  • 18 min. walk to Playa Martiánez
  • 20 min. walk to the city centre
  • 15 min. bus ride to Playa Jardín
  • 15 min. bus ride to Loro Parque
  • 2 min. walk to the Botanical Garden
  • supermarket downstairs
  • in-house café

Avenida Marqués Villanueva del Prado
Centro Comercial La Cúpula Local n° 69
38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

(+34) 922 389 303

Monday to Friday from 8:45h to 16:00h

We Are a Small, Big Spanish Language School

On the one hand, we are small enough to call ourselves a family. Of course our students change every week, but our teachers, staff, and cafe members stay the same, meaning you can create lasting friendships and become a part of the FUIA family.

We’re also small enough that we can invite all of our students to a welcome breakfast on our sunny terrace every week. Which means you get the chance to talk to other students and visitors to our school. Plus, with all the extracurricular activities on offer, it’s easy to make friends.


When it comes to classes we know smaller is also better. So there are rarely more than 6 students in one class at the same time and never more than 10.

But make no mistake we are big enough to offer every student the right class corresponding to the exact language level that they require. We’re also big enough to have connections all around the island to help you get the most out of your language experience.

Now is a good time to get to know our team.

Are you excited to enroll in one of our courses?

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