The Cervantes Institute was founded by Spain in 1991. This public institution promotes teaching of both the Spanish language and the cultures of all Spanish-speaking countries.
The institute has had a home in Brussels since 1997, in a beautiful building on Avenue Tervuren, a stone's throw away from Merode metro station. Our headquarters are in Madrid, but the Institute also boasts 78 cultural centres in over 44 countries.
An important branch
The Brussels branch is located at the heart of the European city. It is also a port of call for Spanish language teacher training, with flexible teaching using the latest technologies. Lessons take place in a stimulating environment which will help you to actively participate in your own learning development process. There are four levels of General Spanish classes: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency. Students take two 54-hour modules at each level. Our team is made up of native teachers, university graduates who have been specially trained to teach Spanish as a foreign language. Teachers receive ongoing training in the latest teaching tools and the most up-to-date techniquesfor teaching Spanish.
Learn online too!
The Cervantes Institute has recently used the latest language-teaching technologies to design the Aula Virtual de Español, a learning portal where those who do not have time to attend regular lessons can learn Spanish via the Internet. When you sign up, you receive an access card for a four-month period. That way, you can plan your time according to your needs. In addition to teaching, the Cervantes Institute also promotes Hispanic culture. We work together with schools, businesses and bodies in the public and private sectors, both in Spain and abroad. We offer a space for dialogue and meetings between specialists in different areas. The aim of the Cervantes Institute in Brussels is to offer information and specialised documentation services to do with Spanish and Latin-Ameican languages and culture, through the Gerardo Diego library. The library houses over 25,000 documents including books, periodicals, CDs, videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs, as well as a teaching resource centre to support the Institute's pedagogical activity. In addition, the Institute organises a cultural programme with conferences, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, festivals and film nights. These events take place both on site and at other locations (BOZAR, Flagey, CIVA, La Monnaie, Cinematek etc). The Cervantes Institute is also a member of EUNIC Bruxelles.