Accredited center by Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes promotes and safeguards Spanish language and culture around the world and is responsible for Spain's Accreditation scheme for Spanish language centres. Any language school that wishes to receive this official recognition is exhaustively inspected in all aspects of its program (academic, administrative, accommodation, leisure activities, veracity of publicity claims and more).

iStudy Magazine Award Winner 2018/2019: ISLA Salamanca - Modern Language School of the Year – Spain

We are extremely proud to announce that after being proposed externally and then short-listed by the iStudy team, we have been proclaimed Modern Language School of the Year (Spain) by their board of expert judges. This positive evaluation by an impartial team is very gratifying for us and, more importantly, it vouches for the quality of the courses and services you can expect at our centre.

ISLA - New examination centre for the DELE diplomas.

Cervantes accredited schools undergo an exhaustive inspection of all aspects of their programs. ISLA was one of the first schools to receive DELE accreditation and is now an approved examination centre test for the DELE diplomas. You can sign up your DELE exam direct with us.


CREA is dedicated to creativity in Spanish language teaching. It’s principal event is a yearly meeting for Spanish teachers working both in Spain and internationally. The Jornadas CREA comprise presentation of unique tools for teachers to hone their craft and new interactive materials to use in their lessons. It is also a lively home for debate. CREA also organize mini workshops and have an online platform and disussion group.


FEDELE is the Spanish Federation of Schools of Spanish for Foreigners and is composed of six associations, which in turn encompass 90 schools of Spanish as a foreign language. The main goal of FEDELE is to promote Spain’s image as destination which offers quality Spanish Teaching. All federated schools hold the official seal of quality in teaching Spanish (Certificate of accreditation by the Instituto Cervantes).

College/university credit

College/university credit, grants, training ISLA courses are approved by the Catholic University of Salamanca for university credit which in turn is recognized by international universities and colleges. ISLA is an approved partner for Erasmus plus language projects and has a PIC (Personal Identification Code).

ISLA - experts in continuing education for teachers of Spanish

ISLA distinguishes itself from others in its role as an established training centre for Spanish teachers. Over 150 teachers from more than 40 different countries visit our school each year to stay up to speed with the latest in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language ... and revisit popular teaching topics on the arm of an expert. On our website you will find additional information:
If you are a Spanish teacher and would like to participate in one of these training courses, please contact us.

Grants and training

ISLA is an approved centre of training courses and seminars for Spanish teachers, organizing around 5 courses sessions each year for around 100 teachers. It is the beneficiary of around 50 Junta de Castilla León local authority educational grants per year which include one week's training, accommodation and activities.

Duke of Edinburgh

ISLA is recognized by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme as providing a suitable residential experience for those doing their D of E Gold. Simply bring your booklet with you and the school director will fill out the relevant details and provide you with a report! (if you are a teacher contact


We are a preferred training provider for several international institutions including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Red Cross as well as several multinational companies.