The 4 best places to learn Spanish in Spain in January

The summer is over but winter months don’t have to be a bummer. Actually, it’s the ideal time to take a language course. Today, we’ll have a look at why picking up Spanish can be very useful and the best places to learn it in Spain in winter.

The Spanish language around the world

With more than 400 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese. Additionally, it’s the official language in 20 countries.

Did you know that there are more people that speak Spanish in the United States than in Spain? With nearly 45 million native speakers and around 10 million bilinguals, the U.S. has the second-largest Spanish speaking population after Mexico.

Why learn Spanish?

Spanish is the third most studied language worldwide after English and French. That’s why learning it is a great investment not only professionally but also personally.

Going to a Spanish school is a good start. However, if you want to learn faster and make a difference, doing a course at a Spanish language school in a native speaking country is the best choice.

At Linguaschools we offer Spanish courses for all levels in different locations around the world. All our schools are open year-round and have their advantages and disadvantages depending on your interests. Today we’ll have a look at the best places to learn Spanish in Spain in January.

What are the 4 best places to learn Spanish in Spain in January?

There are many excellent places to take a course and learn Spanish in Spain. January is the coldest month of the year in the Iberian peninsula so this is our selection of locations to go next January.


With temperatures that go from 10ºC to 15ºC in winter, Barcelona is one of the top places to learn Spanish.

The city has a number of stunning attractions such as the Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter, Park Güell, and Las Ramblas, just to name a few. The best part is that, apart from Catalan, locals speak Spanish with a very clear accent making it easier to understand. 

Additionally, Barcelona has great connections to other destinations making it a great base to explore both Spain and Europe.


If you want to learn Spanish in a city with a vibrant atmosphere, a rich Moorish history, huge tapas, and the stunning Alhambra, Granada is your choice.

Even though temperatures can drop to 0ºC in winter, you can go skiing in Sierra Nevada, the southernmost ski resort in Europe.

Granada is an excellent choice to learn Spanish for those who prefer a medium-size city with plenty of attractions and nightlife.

Still not convinced? Here you’ll find the 15 reasons why you should visit Granada


Apart from being a popular holiday destination, Malaga is a superb place to learn Spanish.

The city has experienced great development in recent years and has some of the best beaches in Andalusia. Temperatures in winter rarely drop below 10ºC so it’s perfect for those who want to escape from the cold.


Normally in the shadows of Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is one of the most underrated cities in Spain. 

With temperatures rarely dropping below 5ºC in winter, great beaches, and fantastic food, this coastal city is a superb option to learn Spanish in January.

Apart from speaking Valencian, locals speak Spanish very clearly making it easy to understand. Additionally, it has good flight connections for those who want to explore more of Spain and Europe.

Want to know more? Read the 13 reasons why you should visit Valencia

What Spanish course should I do?

Once you’ve decided where to go to learn Spanish, you need to choose a course. This will be determined mainly by the time you have. At Linguaschools we offer different courses and classes: individual, intensive, combination, semi-intensive, as well as exam preparations. You can find more information about our Spanish courses here or contact us if you have any queries.

These are just some locations where you’ll have an amazing experience. However, in January we offer courses in other locations in Spain. You can check them out here.

Do you prefer the beach? Find the 6 best places to learn Spanish near the beach.

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