Spanish Language School in Granada is an innovative educational and cultural center offering Spanish language classes, volunteer social service opportunities, and special programs to introduce you to the Nicaraguan people, their history, culture and natural environment.
Granada is a jewel of a colonial city, and it is common for international travelers to fall in love with it at first site. Many of our students return again and again, and some of have been drawn to make it their home. It is not overrun with tourists and language students, yet it provides a cosmopolitan and sophisticated ambience, with charming cafes, good restaurants, an active night life, and plenty to see and do. It is within easy traveling distance to some of the most magnificent attractions in Central America, including Lake Nicargua and its Ometepe Island, the gorgeous Pacific beaches, the volcanic parks of Mombacho and Masaya, the arts and crafts centers of Catarina and San Juan del Oriente, the rainforests and mountains of central and northern Nicargaua, and the wonders of northern Costa Rica.
Despite the poverty and turmoil of Nicaraguan life, it is a country of stunning cultural achievements. This is a land where working-class people regularly write and quote poetry, and the greatest national hero, Rubén Darío, is a 19th Century poet, not a president or general. The country is still producing world-class writers like Ernesto Cardenal, Daisy Zamora, Gioconda Belli, and Sergio Ramirez. Nicaraguan artists are known for their stunningly colorful paintings and Mayan-themed pottery.