Professional learning

Erasmus+ funded opportunities


Erasmus+ is a Europe-wide fund to support and encourage the mobility of teachers, students and other adults. Erasmus+ funding offers primary and secondary teachers, of languages or any other subject, the opportunity to attend language courses at all levels, from beginner to advanced, in language schools across Europe. Funding covers travel, course fees, accommodation and food.

Applications must be made by the school rather than the individual teacher and demonstrate how the opportunity would sit within medium-term objectives of the school as well as in line with Erasmus+ objectives. More information on how a school can register with the programme is below. The closing date for applications is around the end of January each year. Projects are then given approval by May/June of the same year and can start within a few days. Funding should be applied for under Key Action 1.

Malaca Instituto

Malaca Instituto is an award winning School of Spanish and is widely recognised amongst its peers to be one of the leading language schools. Dedicated to the teaching of Spanish for over 40 years, it is located in a residential suburb of Malaga, 15 minutes’ bus-ride from the city centre and 10 minutes walk to the beach. The school and its residence create a mini-campus with outstanding leisure and learning facilities.


  • Intensive/Super Intensive: 20, 24, 26 or 30 lessons/week
  • DELE preparation
  • University Access: Pathways to Selectividad and Masters
  • Spanish for Academic Purposes
  • Hispanic Studies: cultural gap-year
  • Spanish for International Trade and Commerce
  • Spanish for Business
  • Spanish for Teachers
  • Master Class (50 years+)
  • Spanish + Cookery
  • Spanish + Dance
  • Summer Course for young adults
  • Spanish + Internships
  • School group programmes

More information

LFEE Europe

LFEE Europe has been a Course Provider since 2002, delivering expert professional development training for teachers. Based in Edinburgh, LFEE Europe’s teaching team consists of French native speakers who are all experienced and fully qualified teachers and are committed to promoting French language and culture throughout Europe. Our French Immersion Courses take place in Lyon and Salignac, and our Spanish Immersion Courses take place in Málaga. Both are supported by the British Council (UK), Léargas (Republic of Ireland), and other European Agencies under Erasmus+ (KA1) European funding programme. For more information, email us.

Caledonia Worldwide

Intensive language courses in Europe

Nice marketA wide range of language courses designed for language teachers is available in Europe with funding provided by Erasmus Plus to help cover fees. Edinburgh based Caledonia Worldwide works closely with carefully selected language schools in many parts of Spain, France, Italy and Germany, keeping up to date with developments in each location through regular visits. The Caledonia team are all linguists who have worked and travelled abroad before joining the company, and offer personalised advice and recommendations for language courses in Europe.

Some courses may be offered on specific dates only, whilst others are available all year round. However, the key common factors are:

  • Courses are provided by fully accredited language institutions with professionally qualified, experienced native teachers 
  • Intensive courses enable teachers to refresh their own language skills and update their knowledge on current affairs as well as discover new teaching techniques 
  • Flexible dates and course content mean that you can customise your learning experience 
  • Accommodation is supplied in local homestays, residences or small local hotels/ apartments

Locations for specific Teacher Refresher courses include some well known cities and towns such as NiceRouenGranada and Lucca. However, intensive language courses are also eligible for Erasmus+ funding and this considerably opens up the choice of locations on offer.

"The school [in Lucca] uses an interesting teaching method which I hadn’t encountered before and suited me well. It was pretty exhausting and challenging but worthwhile. The lessons were well-organised and engaging and my tutors were excellent. Patient, responsive and talented at explaining culture and language." (SM, October 2015)

Established in 1996, Caledonia Worldwide is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. It offers language and cultural school trips not only in Europe, but also Cuba and South America and is a specialist tour operator for music and dance trips. For further details, please contact Caledonia Worldwide on 0131 621 7721, by email or visit the website.

Information for organisations

Individuals must apply through their organisation and before being able to apply for Erasmus+ funding the organisation must register as follows:

University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages