About us | CASANA

Welcome to Casana

Are you looking for summer courses in Spain?

If you are looking for a way to study Spanish through an immersion in the country with Spanish classes, quality accommodation and activities to have fun and learn.

We are a Spanish school located near Bilbao, in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain. We teach Spanish classes at different levels, organize stays in Spain to learn Spanish, and organize free time activities, all in small or individualized groups.



We care about making a complete accompaniment to the student, from his arrival in Spain until his return to his country of origin.



Our theoretical classes are accompanied by a practical part that includes activities at street level, which allow us to live the language, enjoy it and learn it.



Our groups of students do not exceed 4 people. The groups are made by taking into account the knowledge of each of the students.

Our goal is that students have unforgettable experiences when learning Spanish.


Casana is formed by a team of native teachers who share a single objective: to make their students learn Spanish in a practical and efficient way. The groups are formed by a maximum of 4 students, and in addition to the Spanish classes, activities that help learning are carried out.


(A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

We offer intensive courses, individual reinforcement classes, as well as long-term classes throughout the year. The 6 levels recognized at European level are offered (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) grouped in 3 levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced.


Our hallmark of distinction

Our hallmark of distinction is the learning methodology we have designed: from the classroom to the street. The students will test what they have learned in the classroom through practical cases, real, on the street, always accompanied by their teacher. Thus, you will gain confidence and fluency with the Spanish language.


During the time you are with us

Thus, we also manage accommodation in Spain, during the time you are studying with us. The accommodation can be in families, shared flats with other students or if you prefer, we can help you to contact the hotels in the area.


Get to know our culture

In addition, you can choose between numerous and varied complementary activities to enjoy your stay: surfing on one of the best beaches on the coast of Spain, explore it breathtaking landscapes, visit their popular festivals and their customs or prepare Typical Spanish dishes and regional cuisine with an authentic Basque chef.



Sopela is an unparalleled destination to discover Spain and the Basque Country, to enjoy their customs and make a total immersion in the language.

The Basque Country is recognized internationally by:

  • Its gastronomy: From pintxos, tapas and traditional food to Michelin starred restaurants.
  • Its cultural offer: with the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Music Festivals, Arriaga Theatre.
  • Its sports offer: with its football club founded in 1898, Athletic Club de Bilbao, in first division and formed exclusively by players born or trained in the Basque Country.
  • Its festivals and folklore: like the Semana Grande de Bilbao, 9 days of celebration to live on its streets.
  • Its landscapes: Beaches with blue flag, cliffs, forests and mountains.


We are located in Sopela, a coastal town of Bizkaia (Basque Country), only 20 km from Bilbao. A privileged place thanks to its beaches, cliffs, as well as its wide cultural, gastronomic and sports offer.

The Spanish school Casana is located 5 min walk from the underground station. Its facilities will make you feel at home, decorated with lots of love and natural materials that will give warmth to your stay.

It has classrooms specially prepared for learning, in addition to audio, video and reading resources that complement the training of students. The school provides all the necessary material for the course free of charge, so that the student only has to bring desire to learn and have fun.


Ana - Director and Spanish teacher

I love travelling and meeting people, something that has been possible thanks to the years I have dedicated myself to language learning. Knowing languages opens borders, helps you to fall in love, get knowledge and discover the world. And I want you to experience it too. And to do it in a fun and simple way. That is why I have created a different, innovative and simple methodology that will allow you to learn Spanish, while discovering the culture, history, customs and others that go hand in hand with this important language.

Gartxot - Spanish Teacher

Our most international native teacher. He speaks English, French, Japanese and he manages in Russian. Person of great human quality, professional and with great capacity for adaptation. He loves music in all its styles, live concerts and knows the history of our city as a true explorer. Let yourself be guided through the streets and enjoy your company.

Patricia - Spanish Teacher

Bachelor in education, she is a specialist teaching our youngest students. Committed to people, cooperator in different NGOs, always willing to help everything the student needs. Fashion is one of her biggest hobbies, she can advise you where and what to buy so that you can take home the best souvenir.

Rosa - Spanish Teacher

This girl from Seville settled in Bilbao after falling in love with the city and its people. With his experience and his constant dialogue she sure to get you to know a lot of words and a smile. Specialist in pintxos and tapas route, knows the best bars and restaurants where to can try something very typical and Spanish, always accompanied by a good wine and in the best of the companies.



It is not necessary. In Casana you will take a test to know your level and you will join the group of your level: beginning, intermediate or advanced. If you prefer, we can also send it to your home before you arrive at school.

The courses start every Monday, but we wait for you until you arrive so that you can complete all the sessions. We recommend you to book your course and accommodation as soon as possible, minimum 30 days, since the groups are very small, 4 people maximum, and they usually fill up easily. The reservation deadline is one week before you start your course.

The summer courses last from a week to three months. If you happen to be a resident of the Basque Country or Spain, we recommend individual or long-term courses from 1 to 9 months.

To book your course and accommodation it is essential to make a bank transfer of 140€, which includes 40€ registration and 100€ of the chosen course. The rest of the total amount can be paid in cash at school, once you are with us, or by bank transfer.

Sopela (formerly called Sopelana) is a municipality located in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain. It is a 100% safe, peaceful and nature lover. As it is not a big city, nor it is an international tourist destination, it will allow you to easily introduce yourself to the customs of the community, as well as being able to easily practice your Spanish. It will be a total immersion in the local language and culture!

The climate in Sopela is classified as warm and temperate. With rains during the winter and higher temperatures in the summer months, between 25º-30º.

Sopela is 12 km from the Bilbao International Airport, accessible by bus or taxi, or by car rental.

No way. Due to its proximity and good means of transport with Bilbao, it has a direct underground line every 10 minutes. All cities of great tourist interest are only 5 or 15 minutes by train: The Bridge of Bizkaia (World Heritage), the Old Port of Getxo, the Villa de Plentzia and an endless number of places that you can meet with us while we practice Spanish.

The sports offer is wide. You can practice any sport outdoors; paragliding, climbing, skateboarding, cycling and especially those related to the sea; Referent of surfing worldwide, kayak, paddlesurf, coastering and diving. Casana gives you access to any of them giving you preferential treatment if you go on our behalf.

We manage the accommodation directly from Casana, and you have several options: in native families, in a private house, apartment shared with other students, in a hotel room, campsite, in the accommodation section you have all the options, recommendations and prices: aloka rooms, Modus Vivendi, Camping Sopela.