Queen Letizia at the first meeting of the Directors of the INSTITUTO CERVANTES in San Sebastián

From December 20 to 22, the Instituto Cervantes held its Directors' meeting for the first time in the Basque Country, specifically in San Sebastián.

Queen Letizia was invited to the inauguration ceremony held on December 20 in Tabakalera, a cultural center located next to our school.

This long-awaited annual meeting had the collaboration of the Guipúzcoa Provincial Council, the Basque Government and the San Sebastián City Council and brought together more than 70 Directors who manage Cervantes at its headquarters in Madrid and in the 45 countries in which it is present. Present.

On behalf of our center, Ignacio Grande Ruiz, Director of Studies, attended.

Precisely this 2022 Lacunza Escuela Internacional celebrates 20 years as an Accredited Center by the Instituto Cervantes, becoming one of the first 10 centers to obtain quality accreditation. Accreditation that helps us to continue deepening, reflecting and improving the quality of all the services that we make available to our students. 

Since then, each year more students take the official DELE exams (Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language) to certify their level.

There are also many candidates who go through our school to obtain their CCSE certificate (Constitutional and Sociocultural Knowledge of Spain), a requirement to obtain Spanish nationality.

For example, in 2021 nearly 300 students took the DELE exam with us and more than 400 candidates took the CCSE tests in Lacunza. Congratulations to all those approved!