Spanish courses and events in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.

The Spanish Institute is an official Spanish School in New Zealand with Spanish schools in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. The Spanish Institute is the only accredited Siele Spanish Examination centre in New Zealand. The Spanish Institute works to promote Spanish and Latin American Culture in New Zealand. Our aim is to develop the teaching and learning of Spanish, and encourage communication between Iberophiles and hispanophiles and all New Zealanders through our modern cultural and educational language and learning programme.

Founded in 2001, the Spanish Insitute is the largest Spanish school in New Zealand and has been at the fore front of language teaching and the Spanish-Latin American community in Auckland and now has Spanish schools in Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.

We offer immersion Spanish classes using the official Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) all over Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. Through our cultural programme and the quality of our teaching the Spanish Institute aims to be an exciting cultural force for all the peoples of Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.

Spanish Language Courses in auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and wellington

We have been offering the highest-quality Spanish teaching instruction for almost 20 years. With 100s students a year, we are the largest language school in New Zealand dedicated to the instruction of the Spanish language.

  • SIELE EXAMINATION CENTRE: Certify your level of Spanish with the SIELE Spanish exams at the Spanish Institute.
  • Instructors: Native Spanish speakers, experienced and fully certified to teach Spanish as a foreign language (ELE).
  • Method: Developing communication skills through the latest communicative and task based approaches in Spanish teaching and by incorporating the use of video, audio, and printed materials, carefully selected to best fit New Zealand students' needs.
  • Courses: A wide variety of courses at all levels and interests for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers are scheduled at various convenient times.
  • Class Sizes: Classes have a maximum of around 10 students to ensure a personalised, student-centred experience.
  • Prices: Our prices are the best we can offer, the course price includes free course materials.
  • Course Levels: We teach Spanish to students of all ages, levels and ability from A1 to C2.
  • Specialist courses: We offer corporate classes and specialty courses tailored to your particular needs and outcomes.
  • Technique: Our teaching conforms to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of References for languages.

Learn about our courses


  • Auckland Central -Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
  • Hamilton - The Link, 4 Te Aroha Street, Hamilton East, Waikato
  • Meadowbank - Tahapa Crescent Hall, 22 Tahapa Crescent, Meadowbank
  • Northcote - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, North shore, Auckland
  • West Auckland - Point Chevalier Community Centre, 18 Huia Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland
  • Palmerston North - Hancock Community House, 77 King St, Manawatu
  • Tauranga - Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
  • Whanganui - Community House, 60 Ridgway Street, Whanganui
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro St, Wellington
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Centre 48 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington


The Spanish Institute runs the following events:

  • Spanish Movie Nights
  • Spanish language days
  • Spanish and Latin American Wine tastings
  • Spanish Quiz Nights
  • Spanish Open Days and Markets
  • Seminars from dignatories from the Spanish and Latin American Embassies


The Spanish Institute is a member of the following associations:

  • STANZA (Spanish Teachers Association of New Zealand)
  • NZALT (New Zealand Association of Language Teachers)
  • LANZBC (Latin America New Zealand Business Council)

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About Us

Spanish Institute is an official immersion Spanish Language School situated in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn Spanish in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker Spanish teachers from Latin America and Spain using the latest teaching methodologies. We offer a wide range of Spanish lessons for beginner (A1) to master (C2) levels following the official Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and we will prepare you for the official Spanish language exams (SIELE) and travel to Latin America & Spain. The Spanish Institute is the only official SIELE Spanish language exam centre in New Zealand.
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Spanish Institute
Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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