There are two official languages in Donostia-San Sebastián. They are Spanish and Basque. Every Donostiarra (person from Donostia-San Sebastián) speaks Spanish, whereas Basque is the native language in the Basque Country. 

Road, airport, and public office signs are generally written in both languages. Many people in Donostia-San Sebastián also speak French, being so close to the border with France, or English, which is taught in schools at an elementary level. There are many Spanish and Basque learning centres in town where you can learn grammar, vocabulary, and communication skills.

Information on Spanish

Information on Basque

Learning Basque

Euskaltegis

Euskaltegis are learning centres specialising in the teaching of Basque. At Euskaltegis you can take theoretical lessons and communication courses.

Donostia-San Sebastián Official Language School

In the Basque Country, Official Language Schools are public language learning centres for adults. They belong to the Department for Education, Research, and Universities of the Basque Government. In Donostia-San Sebastián, the Official Language School teaches Basque at different levels, from elementary to advanced.

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Private academies teaching Basque

There are several private academies offering Basque courses in Donostia-San Sebastián.

Learning Spanish

Donostia-San Sebastián Official Language School

In the Basque Country, Official Language Schools are public language learning centres for adults. They belong to the Department for Education, Research, and Universities of the Basque Government. In Donostia-San Sebastián, the Official Language School teaches Spanish as a foreign language at different levels, from elementary to advanced.

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Private academies teaching Spanish as a foreign language

There are several private academies offering multiple-level courses of Spanish as a foreign language.