A network of district adult education centres funded by the regional government is dotted around the islands, often in partnership with the local town halls. These provide free classes in Castilian Spanish specifically for foreign residents (and Catalan and other subjects). They are known as CEPAs (Centros de Educación para Personas Adultas). These courses are open to all registered island residents, including foreign nationals. See below for a list of the towns where the centres are and registration is normally in September, however questions can be answered at other times. For more information, search online for the names and the website of your nearest centre, or ask at your local council which your nearest CEPA centre is.
CEPA network (the weblink on this page will take you to a pdf map. The phone number and email is to the coordination office for the service in Palma).
14 in Mallorca, 2 in Menorca and 2 on Ibiza. In addition there are 36 smaller, local centres in partnership with many local councils.
CEPA Alcúdia, CEPA Amanecer (Palma), CEPA Artà, CEPA Calvià, CEPA Camp Rodó (Palma), CEPA Es Raiguer (Binissalem), CEPA Francesc de Borja Moll (Inca), CEPA La Balanguera (Palma), CEPA Llevant (Manacor), CEPA Mancomunitat del Pla (Vilafranca de Bonany), CEPA Sa Pobla, CEPA S’Arenal, CEPA Son Canals (Palma) and CEPA Sud (Campos).
CEPA Ciutadella and CEPA Joan Mir i Mir (Maó).
CEPA Pitiüses (Eivissa) y CEPA Sant Antoni (Sant Antoni de Portmany).