The Spanish Institute Language School works to promote the Spanish language and 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 programme.

About us


Our Spanish Language School was ounded in 2001, the Spanish Insitute has been at the forefront of language teaching and the Spanish-Latin American community in Auckland ever since. We are located centrally in downtown Auckland on the 9th floor of Acrossia house, 155 Queen St. Through our school we have taught thousands of New Zealanders how to speak the Spanish language over 15 years.

Our Spanish Language Courses


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 Spanish.

Instructors: Native Spanish speakers, experienced and qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language (ELE). All Spanish teachers hold University degrees in Education from Spain or Latin America.

Method: Developing communication skills through the latest communicative and task based approaches in Spanish teaching and by incorporating the use of video, audio, games and printed materials.

Courses: A wide variety of courses are available at all levels and interests for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers and are scheduled at various convenient times.

Class Sizes: Classes have a maximum of around 10 students to ensure a personalised and a student-centred experience.

Prices: Our prices are the best we can offer, the course price includes free coursebooks.

Course Levels: We teach Spanish to students of all ages, levels and ability.

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



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)