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What does ELE USAL offer?

An official initiative of the University of Salamanca and USAL International Courses.
A highly prestigious brand, recognized in the Spanish language teaching market.
A tested and profitable method, endorsed by USAL International Courses.
A job pool where the investor can find the best graduates to join their business, as directors of studies or teachers.
Teaching materials developed by the Department of Language and Literature of the University Salamanca (ELElab USAL).
ELE USAL Schools will also be Authorized SIELE Centres of the University of Salamanca.
A computerized management system custom made for ELE USAL Schools.
Geographical sole rights within an urban area and the possibility of becoming a master franchise for larger areas
Training courses to guarantee homogeneity in the method and to facilitate setting up a school.
Support for the opening of the school and continuous follow-up.
Help in seeking financing for new entrepreneurs.
Complementary digital support applications for teaching.
The enthusiasm and commitment of the ELEUSAL team to innovate, improve, and seek the highest degree of quality for our schools and satisfaction for their students.

Spanish in numbers

Spanish around the world

In today’s world, almost 470 million people speak Spanish, that is, 6.7% of the world’s population are native Spanish speakers (according to data from the Instituto Cervantes in 2015). This number is expected to rise, and by 2030, 7.5% of the world’s population will be Spanish-speaking (535 million people). Thus, Spanish comes before Russian (2.2%), French (1.1%) and German (1.1%). Within three or four generations, 10% of the world’s population will be able to communicate in Spanish. By 2050, the United States will be the number one Spanish speaking country in the world.
People who speak Spanish
World population
according to estimations by the Instituto Cervantes
People who speak Spanish
World population

Next languages by population

Within three or four generations
of the world population will be able to understand each other in Spanish
Spanish speaking country

Spanish on the Internet

Spanish is the third most predominant language on the Internet (7.7% of users communicate in Spanish), only behind English and Chinese. From 2000 until today, the use of Spanish online has increased more than 1,424%. Spanish now places as the second most used language on the two principal social media sites: Facebook y Twitter.

Spanish now places as the second most used language on the two principal social media sites: Facebook y Twitter

Spanish in education

The demand for learning Spanish language and culture is still growing. Spanish is competing with French and Chinese Mandarin for the second place in the classification of languages most studied as a second language. There are currently more than 21 million students studying Spanish as a foreign language (according to estimations by the Instituto Cervantes). Interest in learning Spanish is particularly strong in the two main English-speaking countries: the United States and the United Kingdom. In the European Union, France, Sweden and Denmark stand out especially for the high demand of Spanish as a foreign language.
Annual worldwide growth
Students of Spanish as a foreign language
according to estimations by the Instituto Cervantes

How to open an ELE USAL School

Starting a franchise under the banner of Spanish Language Schools University of Salamanca has some minimum requirements that must be fulfilled:
Initial fee
Publicity fee
1% of sales
8% of sales
Contract duration
5 years
Contract renewal
Zones of sole rights
Minimun size of the school
Preferred location of the school
Hightly visible areas, if possible in representative buildings
To guarantee the quality of the system, it is essential that the Director of Studies should have a postgraduate degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreing Language or proven experience in teaching Spanish.