Well established, professional English Academy in Southern Spain

School profile

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ELA is a medium size, well-established English school which opened in 1987. The school has progressively expanded over the years and now has nine classrooms. Since 2010 the school has been an official Premium Preparation Centre for the University of Cambridge exams. The school is also a member of A.C.E.I.A. (the Andalusian Association of Private Language Schools) and belongs to F.E.C.E.I. (the Spanish Federation of Private Language Schools).

There is a friendly, supportive team of 7 EFL teachers, a director, a director of studies (DOS) and two secretaries. A lot of emphasis is placed on teacher training at the school. This takes the form of both in-house and external training. The school also subsidises attendance at major TEFL conferences around Spain.

We offer general EFL courses from total beginners to proficiency level, to children from 3 years old, teenagers and adults. Students in this centre prepare for the whole range of the Cambridge exams (Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE). We have a very high exam pass rate.

The school guarantees a maximum of 12 students per class and we believe in dynamic, communication-based lessons. All of our classrooms are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards and internet connection.

The town of Ubeda is a lively, cultural centre and is host to a number of annual music and arts festivals.

Language courses at English Language Academy (ELA)

  • General English