Instituto Cervantes – Manila in its New Home

In August 2015, my C1.6 class was the last batch that moved out of Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s (ICM) old location in Kalaw, Manila. We had it in the Miguel Hernández Library, probably the best area in the entire building due to the natural light that penetrates its floor to ceiling windows (but not so good for those who have the propensity to sweat a lot, like me).

When I continued for C2.1, after a year of not studying Spanish, I found myself in the new and ritzier address of ICM. It is brighter and livelier, albeit, a little smaller. It has retained most of its natural light, and it is three skips and two hops away from several restaurants. 🙂

Instituto Cervantes – Manila in its new home, Makati City.

These flags of European Union, Spain and the Philippines stand at the main entrance of Instituto Cervantes – Manila (Makati City).

Staff and students of Instituto Cervantes – Manila can feel the holiday season as soon as they enter the main door with the presence Christmas tree. The stairs to the right leads to the second floor where the classrooms are located.

This classroom is on the left side and has the view of the garden outside and of Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library. This was our classroom for C2.1.

This classroom is on the right side. It has no view but it feels like the North Pole this time of the year. I have felt my innards freeze three times in four sessions. 🙂

The red chairs are still alive and kicking inside the classrooms of Instituto Cervantes – Manila.

Top view of Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library

Another top view of Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library

Inside Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library

The comfortable and airy interiors of Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library

These chairs are new addition to Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library. I have not used them yet, but they look divine (I have not used my library privileges yet this cycle, and I have not borrowed a book or DVD in years).

View of Instituto Cervantes – Manila’s Miguel Hernández Library from the outside. This photo was taken from the garden.

Address of Instituto Cervantes – Manila: Ayala Tower One, Ground Floor, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines

Contact Numbers of Instituto Cervantes – Manila

Telephone Number: (+632) 5261482      Fax Number: (+632) 8868931

Website of Instituto Cervantes – Manila: www.manila.cervantes.es

Facebook of Instituto Cervantes – Manila: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila

 

2 thoughts on “Instituto Cervantes – Manila in its New Home

  1. Hi May I know how may levels are the courses? I read from your previous post that there are 30. I would like to know if each level costs 4K plus? so thats 30x4k+? thanks

    1. Hi, April.

      I belong to the old curriculum, and there are 30 levels in total. They are divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. The payment varies per schedule. For extensive course schedule like mine (every Saturday), it is P5300 as of my last enrollment and will be the same for the coming enrollment. The intensive courses cost a little less. Your estimate is around that amount. It sounds a lot especially if one has has to factor in the books that need to be purchased, but the classes are worth the while. Each level has 30 hours of lecture and the professors are all fluent in Spanish, most of whom are native speakers. The Filipino professors are very good, methodical in their ways and highly qualified.

      Please check the Instituto Cervantes site linked in the entries for more detail. 🙂 Thank you.

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