Adult education and learning spanish / basque

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

  • basic beginner’s Spanish.
  • secondary education certificate.
  • preparatory work for university access for those over 25 years old.

There are two ordinary periods of enrolment:

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

However, in the case of basic Spanish and Spanish for foreigners, students may be taken in all year if there is a place for them.

Once they have been accepted, they must provide three identity-card sized photos and a photocopy of their identity card, passport or residence permit.


Basque and other languages: Escuela de Idiomas language school

The Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Official Language School) is a public entity providing classes and qualifications in Basque, English, French and German. Getxo also has a number of private entities.

Specific Basque classes: Euskaltegi Basque Language School

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

The Town Council provides grant aid for adults who wish to study Basque

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

Within the SENDI programme, the Association EGIZU also offers workshops

For professional training

There are a number of centres for Professional Initiation, Professional Training or secondary level Bachillerato.

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:

Getxo Town Hall Department of Education.

Basque Government Territorial Education Department Immigrant Student Service.