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FAQs host family accommodation PDF Print Email

Looking for accommodation? We offer you a wide range of options according to your specific needs.

Bear in mind that it is very important for you to book your host family before your arrival so we will have it ready for you. Otherwise we cannot guarantee any availability.

Further details will be shown ahead.

What does “host family accommodation” mean?

When we talk about “host families”, we usually refer to both conventional families or single women who want to share their homes and enjoy the company of foreign students while they speak Spanish to them. Be aware! They will treat you like one of their own.

Without any doubt, this is the best combination: to take a professional language course and at the same time experience the real Spanish life. In no time you will be picking up common expressions and idiomatic phrases. We are completely convinced that you will feel very much at home and will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with the independence of having your own key.

Where are they located?

We guarantee that your home will be no more than a 25 minute walk away from the school. Many of our host families live within a 10 minute walk from IH Murcia school.

Are host families reliable?

Our staff personally interviews all the families before placing students in their homes. We can match them with a family and a roommate – if required - with whom we think they will be compatible.

Our families accommodating students do not run this scheme just like a family business; they have a personal interest in intercultural contact, and you will be accepted and treated as a family member.

What kind of atmosphere can I expect?

The family will speak only Spanish (our families are trained to have foreigners in their homes) and serve typical Spanish food. We have collaborated with many of these families for three or more years without problems and we feel confident that you will be satisfied.

Type of accommodation in hosting families

You can select a single or a double room and have a choice between full board, with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) or half board, with two meals a day (breakfast and lunch or dinner).

Please note that double room is only available to students coming together.

How do I book?

The reservation is made on a night basis. Check in from 14,00 h and check out until 16,00 h. Please let us know any requests.

All students should inform IH Murcia or the host family in advance of their approximate time of arrival. In the event that one of the previously mentioned parties is not contacted, IH Murcia will not be held responsible for greeting or picking up the student upon arrival.

Host family accommodation fees do include once a week laundry, bed linens and the number of meals requested but no ironing services. Students should bring along towels with them.

For last minute registrations we cannot guarantee to fulfill required preferences. In the event that a student is not satisfied with the assigned accommodation and he/she is rightfully justified in his claim, he/she will be allowed to change to another accommodation of the same type.

All students living with a Spanish host family must notify IH MURCIA well in advance of any special dietary requirements or health problems.

What rules do I have to follow?

IH Murcia will provide the student’s host family information within the week prior to the starting course dates to avoid any uncomfortable last minute cancellation or changes.

Try to accept and understand the habits and customs of your family. The more you share with them, the richer your experience will be.

If you intend to arrive at a different hour than you initially told us, inform us in advance.

Do not expect too much luxury in your room; you will find the essential things you need (bed, chair, table and a cupboard). It is advisable to keep your room tidy in order to allow the family to regularly clean and change the bed linen.

You can come to an agreement with them on certain cleaning days.

Each family has their own eating times, so you have to adjust to their timetable. If you come at a different time or don't come at all, always inform the family in advance; If your breakfast time is at a different time to the family’s one, they will leave you breakfast ready the night before.

You are not allowed to prepare your own meals.

If you want to change your accommodation after arrival, you have to tell the school administration.

Always apply common sense but:

  • If you want to leave something in the fridge, it is advisable to ask the host family beforehand.
  • If you come home late at night, try to be as silent as possible.
  • If you break something in your family’s home, you will be asked to replace it.
  • You are not allowed to wash and iron your clothes by yourself.
  • You can only use the phone for receiving calls.
  • Try not to waste water and light; there is a huge concern about water consumption in Murcia.
  • The family living room is not always the best place for studying or doing homework. We suggest you use your own room for this.
  • Try to avoid using family belongings without their permission.

Take care of your family home as you would take care of your own home.


Other useful information

If a you decide that you want to postpone or take a break from any course for unjustified personal reasons, you will loose any right to a monetary refund, and the course/accommodation will not be made up. If there is any problem with your accommodation it is imperative that you inform school staff immediately in order to find a solution. There will NOT be any administration charge for the change the first time; after that, 50 € will be charged for administration fees.

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Sprachkurs als Bildungsurlaub PDF Print Email

bildungsurlaub Murcia(only in German) Wir möchten, dass sich unsere Schüler wie Spanier fühlen, indem wir ihnen durch einen ausgezeichneten Service und eine Vielfalt an sportlichen und gesellschaftlichen Unternehmungen das spanische Lebensgefühl vermitteln.

Unsere Sprachkurse sind auf die praktische Anwendung des Spanischen ausgelegt. Hierbei werden die vier Sprachfertigkeiten - Sprechen, Hörverstehen, Lesen und Schreiben - über Lehrmethoden entwickelt, in welche die Teilnehmer anhand von hauptsächlich kommunikativen Übungen logisch und Schritt für Schritt eingeführt werden.


Der Sprachkurs muss in der Regel mindestens 5 aufeinanderfolgende Tage dauern und die tägliche Unterrichtsdauer darf 6 x 50 Minuten (30 Wochenstunden) nicht unterschreiten.

Intensiv Spanischkurs für Unternehmen


Intensiv Spanisch + Kultur Spanischkurs


Nützliche Informationen

  • + 16 Jahrebildungsurlaub Murcia
  • 30 Lektionen/Woche
  • Niveaus: A2 / B1
  • Max. 8 Personen pro Gruppe
  • Programm 1 Woche: 190 €
  • Programm 2 Wochen: 380 €
  • Datum 2013:bildungsurlaub Murcia

          9. und 23. Januar

          6. und 20. Februar
          5. und 20. März
          9. und 23. April
          7. und 21. Mai
          4. und 18. Juni
          2. und 16. Juli
          6. und 16. August
          2. und 13. September
          7. und 18. Oktober
          4. und 15. November
          2. und 13. Dezember


Instituto Hispánico de Murcia besitzt die Anerkennung für Bildungsurlaub in Deutschland. Siehe auch Hinweise zu Bildungsurlaub. Anerkennung erfolgte durch Berlin, Brandenburg, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein und Sachsen-Anhalt.


Wir sind Experten für Spanischunterricht und was wir machen, machen wir gut!


Weitere Informationen zum Thema Bildungsurlaub erhält man unter oder i.d.R. über das zuständige Landesministerium für Bildungsfragen:
Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein, Sachsen-Anhalt.


Viaje a la tamborada de Mula PDF Print Email

tamborada MulaEl martes 19 de Abril es la fiesta de los famosos TAMBORES DE MULA, declarada fiesta de interés turístico nacional. Es una fiesta brutal con miles de personas en las calles y bares de la ciudad.

La Tamborada tiene sus orígenes en una revuelta popular de prohibir el toque de tambores fuera de los cortejos procesionales, en el siglo XIX. El día álgido es el Martes Santo, donde miles de tamboristas esperan en la Plaza con los palillos en alto, el toque del cornetín, a las 12 de la noche, que da paso a un atronador estallido de tambores por toda la ciudad. El toque se prolonga hasta la tarde de Miércoles Santo, continuando el toque la mañana de Viernes Santo y durante el Domingo de Resurrección.

Más información sobre la fiesta aquí.



  • Salida desde Murcia, martes 19 de Abril, a las 21,30 h desde Plaza Circular (Mercadona)

  • Llegada a Mula a las 22,30 h
  • Breve visita guiada por la ciudad
  • Cena de tapas en un bar típico (precio no incluido)
  • Desde las 12 en adelante, hay tamborada por todo el pueblo y FIESTA en todos los bares y calles con miles de personas.
  • A las 5,00 am salida desde Mula y regreso a Murcia (puntualidad absoluta)


  • 15 € con carnet de descuento de Instituto Hispánico de Murcia
  • 16 € sin carnet
  • Incluye: autobús de ida y vuelta, breve visita guiada y seguro de viaje

 Información y reservas:


No podéis faltar a esta fiesta, sin duda una de las más interesantes y divertidas de nuestra Región.

Beach PARTY! PDF Print Email
boat_party_2(en español) ¡Vuelve la legendaria fiesta en barco y el día de playa de Instituto Hispánico de Murcia!

Si te perdiste en octubre la fiesta de principio de curso aún estás a tiempo de venir a la última gran fiesta antes de volver a casa.

International students welcome programme PDF Print Email

instituto hispanico murcia welcome weekOur Student Development Dept. would like to invite all newly commencing international & domestic student to a welcome week party starting Monday 2nd February  2015.

Please read on for further info. Be ready... and indeed, don´t be a loser! IT´S FREE!

Committed with the environment PDF Print Email

Curso Intensivo

The latest edition of Energy Efficiency Index shows that SMEs - small & medium entrerprises - have a capacity of 17.1% savings of the energy they consume, only by changing some habits and equipment. This savings potential is equivalent to 2,137 million Euros that would create 83,000 jobs in SMEs.  

At Instituto Hispánico de Murcia we have implemented the following measures:

  • Adjustments to the real spending power. It is a very important decision, because companies often hire a power greater than they actually consume. Have an expert determine your needs through an energy audit, where your positions and how to distribute the electricity consumption throughout the day will be analized.
  • Beware of reactive power. During the production of heat or electricity, many appliances consume more energy than is actually used to their operation. This energy goes into the environment and it is wasted, but occurs on the bill and also may be subject to penalty. To avoid this reactive power and the resulting fine, we installed capacitor banks. Santiago Chivite, commercial director of Centrica Energy, can see it very clearly:”You can fix that penalty with an investment of $ 1,000 to compensate for two months. “
  • Elevator. The next-generation elevators consume up to 60% less energy than conventional ones. Also, as always are on classical lighting should be replaced by other low-power and instill within them a presence detector to switch on when someone is inside.
  • PCs. Laptop computers spend less than desktop ones. They have liquid crystal displays that consume between 50% and 70% less than those of cathode ray tube. For an average of eight hours of work, saving of a laptop in contrary of a traditional desktop PC can reach 100 kW per year. Furthermore, properly setting the resting state of the equipment can save up to 50% of energy. The guide of the efficient office WWF explains that the savings can achieve between 10% and 20% of energy with an appropriate use by employees: with stops more 10 minutes or turn the monitor off. In case of a stop more than an hour, turn off completely the computer. Adjusting the brightness of the monitor at an average level also results in a saving of between 15% and 20%, and if the brightness is low, you get up to 40%.
  • Air conditioning. The heating and cooling equipment are the biggest consumer per year, representing between 25% and 30% respectively. It is important to adjust the temperature properly for which energy is not wasted. Use thermostats and try to adjust summer temperatures  between 22 degrees and 25 degrees and in winter between 20 and 22 degrees. For every extra degree, over or under, energy expenditure is increased by 8% to 10%.
  • Lighting. By using low energy light bulbs you get an overall savings of 80%. The fluorescent bulbs consume 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. Those with electronic ballasts consume up to 30% less than conventional and extend up to 50% the bulbs life.
  • Electronics. When purchasing photocopiers, printers and even computers, it is important to choose those that are highly energy efficient. They carry the Energy Star label and use less energy. The advantage is that after some time of non-using them they pass to a resting state where they consume 15% of energy in the normal state.


One tip: Would you like to get rid of your old mobile phone? Please click here for information about where to recycle any item in Murcia.

... and now ask yourself what you do to make a better world.




Spanish Teacher Training Course Print

spanish course for teachers murciaThere are many Spanish as a foreign language (ELE) teacher training courses out there, but "very few with such an important, useful and handy practical component..."

This is what more than 100 students which already took this Spanish course for teachers in Murcia state, like Susana Gallego Pelegrín, who wrote: "... ha sido una experiencia muy positiva y estoy encantada de haber hecho el curso. Seguir el devenir de las clases y tener la oportunidad de impartirlas yo misma después es una gran oportunidad. Gracias."

Emilia Colino García recently said: "Mil gracias al Instituto Hispánico por su maravilloso curso de formación de Profesores de ELE y por darme la oportunidad de trabajar con ellos. Gracias a su confianza, he conseguido trabajo en Barcelona :) Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo. ¡Hasta pronto, equipazo!"

And José Mª Franco Reverte: "Gracias por la organización del curso. ¡Tenéis una valoración excelente! El curso realmente es muy práctico y útil, ahora me veo capaz de dar clase a alumnos de cualquier nivel, desde los que empiezan de cero hasta los más avanzados. Podéis contar conmigo para ser parte del equipo."


spanish training course murciaThis 95 hour training course has been developed by Mr José Luis Vega, Spanish as a foreign language teacher at the University of Salamanca. It is based on a 35 hour theory component - that can be taken in participants own home - and a 60 hour teaching & practice component with real foreign students of Spanish.

This course is addressed to both native and non-native Spanish speakers, including teaching practice and feedback from a personal tutor and observed teaching practice.


Those students successfully completing this Introductory Training course will receive a certification from Instituto Hispánico de Murcia.

For full course information and FAQs (Spanish) please click here.

Course Information

    • Starting dates: any Monday all year round
    • Length: 95 hours
    • Levels: from C1 if non native Spanish speaker
    • Fees: 295 €
    • Optional accommodation (host family or students´ flat) if requested
    • Don´t forget to read our general conditions on bookings & prices


WHY study with us?

  • We don´t believe in online education.
  • More than 100 happy students. Awesome feedback from all of them!
  • Highly positive results.
  • Practice makes perfect: 60 hours of practical component with real foreign students.
  • We are the only specialists in teaching Spanish to foreigners in Murcia.
  • 14 years experience.
  • Qualified teachers members of our team for at least 4 years.
  • Small groups size and close monitoring. High quality language teaching always guaranteed.
  • Classes on bank holidays will be always made up.
  • School located right in the heart of the city. No need to use transportation.
  • And...



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Stephan_Vogel_France_Stefan Vogel. Francia
"Me han encantado las clases. El IH de Murcia se distingue por tener un alto nivel de profesionalidad... lo recomiendo a todos."

Steffi_Buck_Germany_Steffi Buck. Alemania

"Me han gustado mucho las actividades y las clases. La ciudad de Murcia con su historia y sus restaurantes me encanta. ¡Quiero seguir aprendiendo español en Murcia!"

Marta_Kaktina_Latvia_Marta Kaktina. Letonia

"Todos son profesionales. Ahora puedo entender español mejor y tengo muchos amigos nuevos. El Instituto me hace sentir protegida y bienvenida en una ciudad tan bonita como Murcia."

Bart_Verhelst_Belgium_Bart Verhelst. Bélgica

"Me encantan las actividades que organiza el Instituto Hispánico."

Olga_Zhadobina_Russian_Federation_Olga Zhadobina. Rusia

"Muy satisfactorio, muchas gracias por la acogida que me habéis dado, me voy muy contenta."

Marlies_Hueskes_Netherlands_Marlies Hueskes. Holanda

"Aprendí mucho en sólo una semana. Creo que todas las personas del Instituto son muy simpáticas. Me encantó Murcia y también la escuela."

Tine_Juhl_Denmark_Tine Juhl. Dinamarca

"Las actividades son muy interesantes. Me gustó hablar en las clases de temas de actualidad y practicar mi español."

Nicole_Seneels_Belgium_Nicole Serneels. Bélgica

"Los profesores son todos increíbles y amables. Hay solamente 2 ó 3 alumnos en una clase y así podemos aprender mucho."

Ivaylo_Kostadinov_Bulgaria_Ivaylo Kostadinov. Bulgaria

"Me han gustado mucho las actividades del Instituto, la comida y la Catedral. He aprendido mucho y estoy muy satisfecho con mi estancia en el Instituto y en la ciudad."

Mike_Jeffers_United_Kingdom_Mike Jeffers. Inglaterra

"En el Instituto todos son amables y serviciales. Las clases de conversación me han gustado mucho."




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Included in all our Spanish language courses in Murcia for FREE

  • Placement level test before your arrival.
  • Teacher´s counselling assistance.
  • 24/7 emergency phone service.
  • Medical assistance, and if needed, a member of our staff will be able to take you to ER.
  • Pre-arrival information when you confirm your booking.
  • Full info pack with a street map of Murcia and information about the school and the city.
  • Two hour guided city tour every Monday.
  • Free sangria and welcome party every Wednesday (not in August).
  • Spanish films every week.
  • Cooking lessons for groups +10 students.
  • Salsa lessons - just pay as you drink! (not in August).
  • Most afternoon activities are free of charge (cultural visits, sports, ...).
  • Use of our computer service, access to Internet and Wi-Fi. You will be able to receive emails too.
  • Usage of book collection, video & audio materials, music CDs, Spanish films and DVDs.
  • We will help you with the introduction of an "intercambio" to help you improve your Spanish by meeting local people who are also interested in practising your language.
  • Diploma at the end of the course.
  • And above all, a very special approach.


What we do, we do it well!


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