Adult education and learning spanish / basque

Adult education at certain centres is free. The courses provided by the Getxo Adult Education Centre are as follows:

  • basic beginner’s Spanish.
  • secondary education certificate.
  • preparatory work for university access for those over 25 years old.

There are two ordinary periods of enrolment:

  • For the first four-month period: may, june and september.
  • For the second four-month period: january.

However, in the case of basic Spanish and Spanish for foreigners, students may be taken in all year if there is a place for them.

Once they have been accepted, they must provide three identity-card sized photos and a photocopy of their identity card, passport or residence permit.

Where?

Basque and other languages: Escuela de Idiomas language school

The Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Official Language School) is a public entity providing classes and qualifications in Basque, English, French and German. Getxo also has a number of private entities.

Specific Basque classes: Euskaltegi Basque Language School

The Euskaltegi Municipal is a public entity which teaches the Basque language, Euskera, at all levels.

It is part of the AISA programme run by the Basque Government, which provides an initial subsidised course of a certain duration, to promote the learning of the Basque language among foreign nationals.

There are also other private euskaltegis in Getxo running Basque teaching programmes:

For professional training

There are a number of centres for Professional Initiation, Professional Training or secondary level Bachillerato.

Convalidation of studies

Validation of educational qualifications awarded in other countires for university and non-university studies is possible.

Further information

For further information or other problems, foreigners may consult the following:

Getxo Town Hall Department of Education.

Basque Government Territorial Education Department Immigrant Student Service.