The Instituto de Estudios de la Lengua Española (IELE) is a private language center dedicated to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. IELE has years of experience offering a variety of courses year round to all types of students regardless of their current level of Spanish. Students come to IELE from countries across Europe, Asia and the United States, thus creating an international atmosphere in the school. Classes are kept small, generally about 8 students per class to provide an optimal level of interaction between the professors and other students. The professors at IELE are native speakers who have taught Spanish as a foreign language for many years. Also, the school is flexible and adept in its methods to meet individual needs. IELE is located in the center of the city in one of the most lively and picturesque areas of Seville. It is right down the street (only 50 meters) from the city's famous Cathedral and is around the corner (about 200 meters) from the City Hall.