Why FUIA?

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So Why Should You Study with Us?

We teach Spanish and ONLY Spanish

Our school specialises, which means all of your teachers are completely focused on teaching you Spanish. Why do we do this?

We know the best way for you to learn a language is from an experienced teacher who knows what they’re talking about. Our teachers are all native speakers and teach Spanish every day, so they know exactly how to get you from beginner to fluent.

Only teaching Spanish has other advantages too. We have become experts in learning Spanish, so we created our own Spanish teaching system.

Students and Teacher in Class

We Have Divided the European Reference Framework into 48 Sub-levels

Each level = One week of intensive Spanish

The classes are grouped in accordance with the European Reference Framework from elementary A1, then A2, B1, B2, C1, to C2 (proficiency).

Each level is subdivided into different sub-levels, for example: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4, A1.5, then B1.1, etc.

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Spanish Levels

How Can You Be Sure You’ll Advance Your Spanish Skills with Us?

Our FUIA team are Spanish teaching experts

Our Spanish teachers

Each and every one of our teachers is not only highly-qualified in teaching, but they’re all native speakers!

How do we select our teachers?

We choose staff who can bring new teaching methods and ideas into our school, which is why our teaching methods are always advancing.

Besides qualifications, we also prioritise having friendly teachers! The best way to learn is from a native who you can have REAL conversations with. Which is why we make sure all of our teachers are chatty and fun to work with.

Our staff are all here because they love helping students to advance their skills. We also choose people who want to work with us long term, meaning you can make lasting friendships with your teachers year on year!

We never say no – Individual wishes of our students are fulfilled everyday

We can book hotels, organize any excursions you have interest in, print out boarding passes, help obtain visas, accompany our clients to the doctor, help you if you lose your keys and we even have a 24/7 emergency phone number.

Why do we do this? That’s an easy one – because we value our students and always work hard to do our best to keep them happy and satisfied. We know this approach works as we have many returning students and others who extend their course once they are here.

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FU International Academy Tenerife

The perfect place for learning Spanish

Located next to the beautiful Botanical Garden and within a 10 min walk to the beaches and the city center, our school in Puerto de la Cruz is a quiet, relaxing environment for studying Spanish.

Our school is equipped with all you need for a productive day. In our bright and welcoming classrooms, we use modern techniques to teach you Spanish in a diverse and interactive way. Spend your lunch break soaking up the sun on our big terrace and refresh your energy enjoying a barraquito (Canarian coffee specialty) in our own cafeteria, called FU Café.

When studying with us in Puerto de la Cruz you’re joining the most popular Spanish language school in the Canary Islands. What are you waiting for?

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Our Spanish school in Puerto de la Cruz

You find us in the green north of Tenerife

The landscape in the North is uniquely beautiful. The beaches have black volcanic sand and are often located below steep cliffs. In this region everything is very green and fertile as winter showers refresh the landscape. The Orotava Valley can sometimes be cloudy compared to the South which is generally a few degrees warmer.

Our school is located in Puerto de la Cruz which retains its old world charm as a local fishing port. Here, life has a gentle pace and tourism mingles harmoniously with everyday Spanish life. Around the main town square, La Plaza del Charco, there are numerous restaurants and bars and it is the focal point for the many traditional local fiestas.

Also in the north is the lively university town of La Laguna. With its beautiful historical centre, it obtained UNESCO world cultural heritage status some years ago. It’s only 25 minutes by bus from Puerto de la Cruz.

From Salsa to Surf

There’s always something going on

In our school, life never gets boring and no one need feel alone. We are open all year and our students come from all over the world, even over Christmas and New Year.

After the lessons, we offer a variety of free leisure activities. Salsa, Flamenco, beach volleyball or a visit to the Botanical Gardens are some of our most popular options.

The absolute highlight is the surf instruction course on Tuesday afternoons. With professional surf instructors you can try two hours for just €10.

We are the only language school in Spain that offers this to its students!

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Surfer
Beach Volley Ball
Salsa Teacher and Students
Botanical Garden Puerto de la Cruz

We’ve Reached New Levels of Quality

Every Friday we get the confirmation of just how good we are

You Don’t Have to Take it From Us! See What Our Former Students Think of Our Spanish School

996 out of 1000 would recommend us (statistics from 2018)

The 4 who didn’t recommend us, surely must have filled in the questionnaires wrong 😉

Participant of Spanish & Surf

“Starting with the first day of school, I felt as if I came to Puerto de la Cruz to visit my friends and family. The entire team at the language school and surf school were so nice and friendly. I absolutely recommend FU International Academy to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish skills while having a wonderful time and trying new things on one of the most beautiful islands in the world!”

Inga (Lithuania) – Spanish & Sports

“I have been to several different schools in Spain and I wasn’t happy with them but I like this school a lot. I didn’t have any problems, everything was well organised: the accommodation, the leisure activities and of course the classes. Our teacher was very nice and kind; she explained everything very clearly and patiently, and I have learnt a lot. I would recommend FU International Academy to my friends!”

Tatiana (Russia) – Long Term Course

Spanish Student Noemie

“I attended the DELE exam preparation courses for one month. The courses are very complete and with diverse topics. The exercises done in class are very similar to those of the exam. During the classes we spoke, listened to conversations and wrote texts. After a short time we improved our Spanish. Daphne helped me a lot and thanks to her and the preparation courses, I passed the exam. Thank you!”

Noémie (Switzerland) – DELE Exam Preparation

Spanish Student Paolo

“In the beginning, my Spanish language level was at zero, but thanks to the solid organization and professionalism of my teacher, I was able to reach as far as level A1.4 during my stay!

Paolo (Italy) – Intensive 30

Spanish Student Kathrina

“During one week I attended the Business Spanish Course and I am of the opinion that this course improved my language skills. My teacher did a lot of different exercises and thus, it never got boring. Thanks to the course I became more confident concerning using Spanish in daily life.”

Kathrina (Germany) – Business Spanish

Spanish Student Jean Marc

“Everybody who intends to learn Spanish I would recommend coming here to this school where you can study and enjoy a pleasant ambiance in form of a vacation at the same time by taking private lessons.”

Jean Marc (France) – Individual Lessons

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How Can You Be Sure We Offer You a Quality Spanish Course?

When you’re searching for a Spanish course online, it can be hard to trust that you’re going to get what you’re paying for.

There’s so many Spanish schools and courses available, but how can you tell the legitimately good schools from the bad ones? That’s where accreditations come in.

An accreditation means someone from that particular organisation has assessed the school and decided they’re good enough to carry their stamp. No one wants to put their name on a bad school so the criteria for each accreditation is comprehensive, to ensure quality teaching.

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ISO Certified

Two key accreditations to look out for are Instituto Cervantes and ISO 9001. This is because the Instituto Cervantes are the main authority on Learning Spanish in Spain and therefore only endorse the best schools in the country (they are the DELE examiners after all, so they know what they’re talking about!).

Being ISO certified shows that a business has demonstrated their ability to fulfill customers needs and that they have an effective quality management system to monitor their standards. At FUIA we have both of these important accreditations along with a few others!

We’re proud of our language school and as you can see by the list when you click on the button below, we have reason to be!

Have a look at all our accreditations

But Are We Really All that Different from Other Language Schools?

Spanish School Reception

If you just look at our classes, or the language we teach, we certainly have similarities to other language schools. However, when you look at our school as a whole, you can see we offer not just a language course but an experience.

Whatever attracts you to our school, teaching quality, excellent customer service, fun activities or sandy beaches, you can be assured your experience here will be like no other. Don’t just take a Spanish course, make memories and get the most out of being in a Spanish speaking country!

That’s what makes us unique.

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