Learning Spanish in Seville Spain

Spain, Andalusia, Seville Province, Malaga, Plaza de Espana
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It's important to choose wisely when selecting a place to learn Spanish in Spain. Learn what it's like to learn Spanish in Seville.

What Language Do They Speak in Seville?

This question is not as silly as it may sound as there are a number of languages spoken in Spain. In Seville, they speak standard (Castillian) Spanish.

The Accent and Dialect You'll Hear in Seville

Sevillanos (inhabitants of Seville) speak with quite a strong accent.

They drop a lot of letters, including most occurrences of the letter 's' in the middle or end of words. So "two o'clock", which would be 'a las dos' in the rest of Spain, becomes "a la' do'". They also speak very quickly. This makes it quite hard to follow even quite simple conversations in the street.

Lifestyle in Seville

Seville is the capital of Andalusia and has a very rich culture. Bullfighting, flamenco, and tapas dominate. There is a large number of museums, which will take you a long time to get through.

In summer, Seville shuts down as the inhabitants escape the sweltering heat and head to the cooler coast. If you are staying long-term (more than a month) we wouldn't recommend learning in summer in Seville. Most people stay for just a few weeks in summer. In spring and autumn, people stay for whole semesters.

Climate in Seville

Seville temperatures in summer are painfully high - it regularly reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees centigrade).

Spring and autumn are much more pleasant and it never gets too cold in winter.

Language Schools Where You Can Learn Spanish in Seville

  • CLIC Sevilla A part of the very reputable International House franchise, they come highly recommended.
  • Don Quijote Language School
  • Lenguaviva Sevilla
  • Estudio Hispanico Sevilla
  • Babylon Idiomas Seville
  • Linc Seville
  • Giralda Center Sevilla