We offer high quality English courses for adults in modern, well equipped classrooms. Our teachers are experienced and well-qualified. As well as general English courses, you can choose from a variety of skills courses.

We want you to be motivated by and enjoy our classes and we believe that language learning is more effective when: students interact and participate actively in English; students enjoy classes; classes encourage independent learning and student autonomy; students get involved and strive to progress both in the classroom and beyond.

English courses for adults

English courses at our Alcala de Henares teaching centre cover all abilities, from beginner to advanced. At some levels you can prepare for a Cambridge Exam, such as First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency or you can focus on a specialist area such as speaking skills. We also offer specialised courses in communications skills. 

All classes feature the British Council’s comprehensive learning support, which include a well-stocked library. Our varied timetables mean you can choose to come to class for the number of hours and days that best suits you.

Learn more about English courses for adults

Summer courses

We have a wide range of courses during the summer for adults. In July you can take one of our 80 hour intensive general English courses, a great opportunity to complete a full level in one month. We also offer 50 hour Oral Communication Skills courses in July.

Summer courses for adults

Which course is right for you?

To make sure your course is at the right level for you, you’ll need to take a ‘level test’, which assesses your spoken and written English. The test takes an hour at most. You have to do the test if:

  • you’ve not studied with us before or
  • you haven’t done any study for at least six months

If you have passed the Cambridge First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) in the last year, you don't need to take the level test, but please bring your certificate when you come to register.

Madrid Alcalá de Henares

We offer courses during the academic year divided into two terms, the first from October to January and the second from February to May. We also offer intensive courses from early May to early June that focus on exam preparation for Cambridge PET, FCE and CAE exams and IELTS as well as speaking and listening skills courses. In July we run two types of intensive courses, one of 50 hours based around Oral Communication Skills and the other a general English course of 80 hours. You can find more information on these pages and reserve a placement test. This allows us to register you in the course and level that is appropriate for you. We also invite you to have a look at our video gallery to see examples of our classes.

Kevin McLeod
Alcalá de Henares teaching centre manager
  • Testimonial Teacher Jo Marriot
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  • Testimonial Student Araceli Perez
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Location and Opening Times


Universidad de Alcalá Facultad de Económicas Plaza de la Victoria s/n
28802 Alcalá de Henares


91 885 51 56



Opening Times

October – June

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 - 14:00 & 15:30 - 19:30

Friday: 15:30-18:30

17 June – September

Monday - Thursday: 10:30 - 14:30 & 15:30 - 18:00

Friday: 10:30 – 13:30

Public Transport

Economics faculty

Train: Cercanías line C2 or C7 to Alcalá de Henares station

Bus: 223, 251, 252 from Avenida de América station

Polytechnic school

Train: Cercanías: C2 to Alcalá de Henares University station

Bus: 2P, 2C from Plaza Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares

227 from Avenida de América station

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