Adult education and learning spanish / basque

Adult education at certain centres is free. The courses provided by the Durango Adult Education Centre are as follows:

  • basic beginner’s Spanish.
  • in possession of the Secondary Education Certificate.
  • languages (English).
  • Computer Studies (beginners).

There are two ordinary periods of enrolment:

  • For the first four-month period: june and september.
  • For the second four-month term: january.

Once the application has been accepted, a copy of ID, passport or residence card must be presented for registration and the original and photocopy of completed studies (this only applies to those who have the Secondary Education Certificate).


The E.P.A offers two options:

In person:

Distance Learning:

Basque and other languages: Escuela de Idiomas language school

La The Official Language School is a public institution that offers language tuition and officially recognised diplomas in the folowing languages: Basque, English, French and German. In Durango, as well as this public institution, there are private language schools.

On-line language courses: e-learning programme

The e-learning programme offers the chance to learn English, German, French and Italian to all residents in the Basque Country over 23 years of age.

There are two options:

  • On line learning through
  • Learning with CDs.

The four language courses cost 45 Euros. The CD method costs 29 Euros for each language pack of CDs.

Further information


Specific Basque classes: Euskaltegi Basque Language School

The Municipal Euskaltegi is a public entity which teaches the Basque language (Euskera) at all levels.

It is part of the AISA programme run by the Basque Government, which provides an initial subsidised course of a certain duration, to promote the learning of the Basque language among foreign nationals.

There are also other private euskaltegis in Durango running Basque teaching programmes:

Abarrak AEK Euskaltegia

Professional training

There are various centres where courses in Basic Vocational Education, Intermediate and Higher Level Vocational Education and the Baccalaureate are offered.

There is also a distance learning Higher Secondary Education course available:


Convalidation of studies

Validation of educational qualifications awarded in other countires for university and non-university studies is possible.

Further information

For further information or other problems, foreigners may consult the following: