The world is currently facing a difficult situation never seen in our modern era. An unprecedented crisis that has ended with the free mobility of people and the closing of borders throughout the world. Therefore, Spanish teaching centers in Spain faced with a total collapse of the sector, demand support and help. Our demands are:


Relaxation of measures relating to the temporaty lay-off

In order to extend its validity or make the reincorporation of the employees flexible and gradually as the economic reactivation allows it.

Tax exemption

Avoiding the shutting of our schools and, thus, safeguarding our sector which will take time to recover from this crisis.

The importance of our sector

Spanish centers in Spain generate great wealth for our contry through:

  • Economic wealth for teachers, administration, cleaners, and hundreds of host families, student accommodation and hotels.  
  • Cultural wealth by conducting immersions of students from all over the world in our country.
  • Tourist wealth since it is a sector that destabilizes demand and contributes to the growth of other complementary products.  

Join our demands

The Platform for ELE centers affected by Covid-19 in Spain is a platform open to all centers and schools that wish to join it, regardless of whether they are or not federated.

The spread of the COVID-19, the limited mobility due to the state of alarm and the closure of borders is causing serious consequences on countless economic sectors in our country and where language tourism is among the most affected. That is why FEDELE (Federation of Spanish Schools in Spain), representing 102 Spanish schools distributed throughout the national territory, requests the government more support and special measures to guarantee the survival of the sector.

According to the recent FEDELE’s 2019 sector report, more than 138,000 foreign students visited Spain and stayed more than 470,000 weeks in our cities.

Our schools receive students from all over the world, who have an interest in our language and in our culture: live Spanish in our streets, meet our people and enjoy our gastronomy. Travelers who seasonally adjust tourism traveling at any time of the year, and who have an average expenditure per stay greater than the tourism sector average.



  • all Spanish schools are closed and have requested a temporary lay-off for all workers until the situation is normalized, just as other key sectors to our economy
  • the situation of our sector is even more delicate since its reactivation depends directly on the recovery of the international mobility and the confidence of the travelers.
  • The sector faces massive reserves cancellations from March to June and it is not excluded the idea that the arrival of summer will not improve the situation if international mobility is not revived.

Open letter on the situation

The open letter launched by the Platform for ELE centers affected by Covid-19 in spain is now available.

Press package

We have prepared a package with images, texts and other material so that the information reaches the press in a pertinent way.

Open mailbox

We make available to any center, teacher, ELE professionals or interested party the following open mailbox. In it you can express your claims, personal requests or any other issue related to this situation and the impact of Covid-19 on the language tourism sector in Spain. 

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Federated members centers:

  • A Coruña:
    • Academia Iria Flavia
  • Alicante:
    • Colegio Internacional Alicante
    • Proyecto Español Alicante
    • TLCdenia
    • Top School
    • Estudio Sampere Alicante
  • Ávila:
    • Instituto Español Murallas de Ávila
  • Barcelona:
    • BCN Languages
    • BCNLip
    • Camino de Barcelona
    • Escuela Mediterráneo
    • Idealog
    • Don Quijote Barcelona
    • Enforex, Barcelona
    • Linguaschool Barcelona
    • Olé Languages
  • Cádiz:
    • CLIC Internacional House Cádiz
    • Gadir, Escuela Int. de Español
    • K2 Internacional
    • Spanish in Cádiz (SIC)
    • Tenidiomas
    • Academia de Idiomas Trinity School
    • Escuela Hispalense
  • Castellón:
    • ágil Spanish Institute
  • Granada:
    • Carmen de las Cuevas
    • CastiLa
    • Enforex, Granada
    • Escuela Montalbán
    • Instituto Montalbán
    • Instituto Mediterráneo Sol
    • Proyecto Español Granada
  • Guipúzcoa:
    • El Aula Azul
    • Lacunza IH San Sebastián
    • Tandem San Sebastián
  • Islas Baleares:
    • Berlitz Palma de Mallorca
    • Instituto de Idiomas Ibiza
  • Madrid:
    • Academia Contacto
    • Academia Intern. de las Lenguas
    • Don Quijote Madrid
    • Enforex, Madrid
    • Estudio Sampere Madrid
    • Eureka, School os Spanish Lang.
    • Inhispania
    • Internaciona House Madrid
    • La Aventura Española
    • Madrid Plus
    • Paraninfo
    • Tandem Escuela Internacional
    • Vamos Madrid
  •  Málaga:
    • Maravillas Programas Internacionales
    • Academia AIFP
    • Cervantes Escuela Internacional
    • DEBLA
    • Enforex Málaga
    • Instituto Andalusí de Español
    • Malaca Instituto
    • Málaga Plus
    • OnSpain
    • Enforex, Marbella
    • Instituto Internacional de Idiomas
    • CLIC Málaga
    • Spanish Language Center
    • Centro de Idiomas Quorum
  • Navarra:
    • Pamplona Learning Spanish Insti.
  • Tenerife:
    • Desilena, escuela de español
    • FU International Academy
    • Don Quijote, Tenerife
  • Salamanca:
    • Academia Berceo Salamanca
    • Academia Mester
    • Colegio de España
    • Colegio Delibes
    • Colegio Hispano Continental
    • DICE Salamanca
    • Don Qujote, Salamanca
    • Estudio Sampere Salamanca
    • ISLA
    • Letra Hispánica
    • Salminter
    • Spanish Courses Unamuno
    • Tía Tula
  • Sevilla:
    • CLIC International House Sevilla
    • Enforex, Sevilla
    • Giralda Center – Spanish House
    • St. Gabriel School
  • Toledo:
    • Aula Toledo
  • Valencia:
    • Academia La Pagoda
    • AIP Language Institute
    • Costa de Valencia, Escuela de Español
    • Don Quijote Valencia
    • Españolé International House Valencia
    • Hispania, escuela de español
    • Intereuropa
    • Taronja School
  • Valladolid:
    • International House Valladolid

Non-federated members centers:

  • ILE Spanish School (Valencia)
  • Escuela de Idiomas Carlos V (Sevilla)
  • ELE USAL Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca)
  • Academia Británica (Córdoba)
  • TCLanguages (Almuñécar)
  • Inter (Almuñécar)
  • Unilang Idiomas (Santander)
  • ELE USAL Alicante (Alicante)
  • Escuela de Español Santa Bárbara (Madrid)
  • Lince Spanish School (Bilbao)
  • Ail Málaga – Bright Future Idiomas (Málaga)
  • Academia Atlántika (Conil)
  • Spark Languages (El Puerto de Santa María)
  • Native Language College (Madrid)
  • Spanish in Nature (Madrid)
  • ALE (Zaragoza)
  • ALCE Idiomas-The Asturias Language College (Oviedo, Asturias)
  • Sevilla Habla (Sevilla)
  • Instituto San Fernando de la lengua española (Sevilla)
  • TEC Sevilla (Sevilla)
  • IELE (Sevilla)
  • Bblingua Spanish School (Sevilla)
  • Instituto de Español Pablo Picasso (Málaga)
  • Kings College London (londres)
  • Linguaschools Granada (Granada)
  • Liceo Hispánico (Cáceres)
  • Cronopios Idiomas (Madrid)
  • Prestige Idiomas Internacional (Gerona)
  • Centro de Lenguas Modernas (Granada)
  • Albir idiomas (Alicante)
  • Agualivar Spanish School (Málaga)
  • Fundación para la Difusión de la Lengua y Cultura Española
  • Escuela Delengua (Granada)