Driving test for English - Driving, hiring, buying and owning a car in El Puerto de Santa María - El Puerto de Santa María forum - Costa de la Luz forum in the Cadiz province of Spain

Join the El Puerto de Santa María forum

Join the El Puerto de Santa María forumMy name's Alex and this is my website all about El Puerto de Santa María in Spain. Register now for free to talk about Driving, hiring, buying and owning a car in El Puerto de Santa María and much more!

Driving test for English

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:49am
10 replies97 views3 members subscribed
jdcrowley

Posts: 12

3 helpful points

Joined: 31 Oct 2020

I live in El Puerto, does anyone know how I take my Spanish driving test in English please in Cadiz province

Many thanks

Steve

mikebenalup

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:57am

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Joined: 20 Feb 2022

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:57am

The theory test you can elect to do in English, however the practical is in Spanish.   The Cadiz & San Fernando examiners will however if your instructor asks limit their instructions to about 20 words of direction.

jdcrowley

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:34am

jdcrowley

Original Poster

Posts: 12

3 helpful points

Joined: 31 Oct 2020

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:34am

mikebenalup wrote on Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:57am:

The theory test you can elect to do in English, however the practical is in Spanish.   The Cadiz & San Fernando examiners will however if your instructor asks limit their instructions to about 20 words of direction.

Thank you Mike

Do you know any driving instructors who offer the English driving test 

mikebenalup

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:04am

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Joined: 20 Feb 2022

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:04am

The driving school can organise English language manual and practice questions / exams, plus there are lots of free (and paid) resources on the Web along with the DGT site.

Finding an English speaking instructor is a matter of footwork to call and ask, however remember the practical driving exam I am pretty sure will be in Spanish ONLY so you would need to know a certain amount of Spanish.  DM me for how I did it (process and cost).

Also if you are rear Rota then you could also contact the US base there for  their recommendations however the troops are covered by exemption and non residential driving arrangements so it might be fruitless, but always worth a try.

marjez

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:28pm

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Joined: 15 Jul 2021

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:28pm

mikebenalup wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:04am:

The driving school can organise English language manual and practice questions / exams, plus there are lots of free (and paid) resources on the Web along with the DGT site.

Finding an English speaking instructor is a matter of footwork to call and ask, however remember the practical driving exam I am pretty sure will be in Spanish ONLY so you would need to know a certain amount of Spanish.  DM me for how I did it (process and cost)....

...

Also if you are rear Rota then you could also contact the US base there for  their recommendations however the troops are covered by exemption and non residential driving arrangements so it might be fruitless, but always worth a try.

Hi there,

My son is looking to do his driving license here in Spain. We live in Jerez. I would be most grateful on any insight you can give us. What websites do you study for the theory? His Spanish is not great but he is fluent in Portuguese which is a good basis.

Once you pass the theory do you then get a learners permit and do your lessons? We can then look for an instructor who has a little English... hopefully!

Any help you can give us, we would be most grateful.

All the best,

Maria.

jdcrowley

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:39pm

jdcrowley

Original Poster

Posts: 12

3 helpful points

Joined: 31 Oct 2020

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:39pm

marjez wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:28pm:

Hi there,

My son is looking to do his driving license here in Spain. We live in Jerez. I would be most grateful on any insight you can give us. What websites do you study for the theory? His Spanish is not great but he is fluent in Portuguese which is a good basis.

Once you pass the theory do you then get a learners permit and do your lessons? We can then look for an instructor who has a little English... hopefully!

Any help you can give us, we would be most grateful.

All the best,

Maria.

I suggest trying here, I found this today and am going tomorrow

Autoescuela El Rubio

Facebook (23) · Driving school

Calle Porvenir, 34, Jerez de la Frontera · 

692 788 525

Steve


mikebenalup

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:51pm

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Joined: 20 Feb 2022

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:51pm

marjez wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:28pm:

Hi there,

My son is looking to do his driving license here in Spain. We live in Jerez. I would be most grateful on any insight you can give us. What websites do you study for the theory? His Spanish is not great but he is fluent in Portuguese which is a good basis.

Once you pass the theory do you then get a learners permit and do your lessons? We can then look for an instructor who has a little English... hopefully!

Any help you can give us, we would be most grateful.

All the best,

Maria.

To learn / study for the theory test ............... start with a google general search for materials and test practice sites, plus look at DGT site and AEOL site.   I think you could do the theory in Portugese, but check with DGT.   However practical test I believe is Spanish only, and even if the examiner could speak another language (like Portugese or English) they must examine in Spanish !  Lesson here is learn Spanish or at least the key 20 phrases most used and ask the driving instructor to tell the examoner this....mine was very assistive and compliant.

If your son is totally new to driving then it might be harder for him, but not impossible, to get a driving instructor that speaks Portugese but a tough one.

There is no provisional or learners licence in Spain, like in the UK.   The process is as I did it.....

1. get a medical certificate fom a DGT authorised medicla organisation (about Euro 50)

2. register with driving school with the above certificate, and they could give you training materials (about Euro 150) and register you on the DGT database

3. learn to drive (must be through a driving school as "home" training like in UK is not allowed).... (depending where you are budget Euro 30 an hour).  The number of lessons needed depends on how good the pupil is and learning speed, etc.  As an example the RAC in the UK highlights that the average learner driver requires around 45 hours of lessons before being test-ready, but everyone learns at different rates !!!!

4. sit and pass theory test (about Euro 100)

5.  sit and pass practical (about Euro 150)

marjez

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:24pm

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Joined: 15 Jul 2021

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:24pm

mikebenalup wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:51pm:

To learn / study for the theory test ............... start with a google general search for materials and test practice sites, plus look at DGT site and AEOL site.   I think you could do the theory in Portugese, but check with DGT.   However practical test I believe is Spanish...

... only, and even if the examiner could speak another language (like Portugese or English) they must examine in Spanish !  Lesson here is learn Spanish or at least the key 20 phrases most used and ask the driving instructor to tell the examoner this....mine was very assistive and compliant.

If your son is totally new to driving then it might be harder for him, but not impossible, to get a driving instructor that speaks Portugese but a tough one.

There is no provisional or learners licence in Spain, like in the UK.   The process is as I did it.....

1. get a medical certificate fom a DGT authorised medicla organisation (about Euro 50)

2. register with driving school with the above certificate, and they could give you training materials (about Euro 150) and register you on the DGT database

3. learn to drive (must be through a driving school as "home" training like in UK is not allowed).... (depending where you are budget Euro 30 an hour).  The number of lessons needed depends on how good the pupil is and learning speed, etc.  As an example the RAC in the UK highlights that the average learner driver requires around 45 hours of lessons before being test-ready, but everyone learns at different rates !!!!

4. sit and pass theory test (about Euro 100)

5.  sit and pass practical (about Euro 150)

We are actually Irish but by the grace of God we speak English!!!!

I really appreciate the advice and the time you have spent to reply. We are on the case.

Many, many thanks,

Maria.

marjez

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:28pm

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Joined: 15 Jul 2021

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:28pm

jdcrowley wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:39pm:

I suggest trying here, I found this today and am going tomorrow

Autoescuela El Rubio

Facebook (23) · Driving school

Calle Porvenir, 34, Jerez de la Frontera · 

692 788 525

Steve


Hiya Steve,

We would be grateful if you could let us know how you get along. Really appreciate your reply.

Good luck,

Maria.

jdcrowley

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:44am

jdcrowley

Original Poster

Posts: 12

3 helpful points

Joined: 31 Oct 2020

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:44am

marjez wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:28pm:

Hiya Steve,

We would be grateful if you could let us know how you get along. Really appreciate your reply.

Good luck,

Maria.

Hi Maria

They are very nice and helpful, Mauricio and Millie, happy to recommend them

Good luck

Steve

Sign up for free or login to reply to this topic

Want to reply to this topic? Login or register for free to post your message:

Find more Driving, hiring, buying and owning a car topics from a particular area:


Register for free!

Login to your account

Advertise your business here
Advertise your property
Help with my computer