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.
FAST WIFI (4×300 Mbit/s up + down)
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.
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).
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.
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!
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:
Avenida Marqués Villanueva del PradoCentro Comercial La Cúpula Local n° 6938400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
(+34) 922 389 303
Monday to Friday from 8:45h to 16:00h
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.
Spanish School & Accredited DELE, SIELE and CCSE Exam Testing Centre.