The Costa del Sol is a 150 km long with calm waters, permanently blue skies, beautiful beaches, hills, mountains, lakes, forests, traditional villages, towns and historic cities - an ideal location for a Spanish language school in Spain. Málaga, named "the city of paradise" by Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre, is the capital of this lovely region. It enjoys an extraordinarily mild climate with an average temperature of 22°c and 330 sunny days !! It was founded by the Phoenicians and has been a Roman colony and a Moorish city, reflected in its many monuments such as the Roman Theatre and the Arab Alcazaba. Málaga offers sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, tennis, squash and, of course, golf. All along the coast are numerous riding stables where horses are available for long excursions into the mountains or for riding along the sandy beaches at dawn. There is a wide range of popular festivals such as bullfights, Flamenco music, Holy Week processions, the August Fair. Numerous Tapas bars and restaurants where you can share local Spanish life. Málaga is in the centre of Andalusia and close to Granada with its Alhambra, the Sierra Nevada with its skiing facilities, La Mezquita of Córdoba and Seville. Just across the Strait of Gibraltar is the magic of Africa.
Our Spanish language school is located in the historic centre of Málaga in a completely restored modern art building, surrounded by the city's historical monuments and parks. This is an ideal environment for combining a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with high quality Spanish tuition and academic success. The school has the additional advantage of being close to all amenities. Within a few blocks you can find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, banks, cinemas and theatres. The beach is only 10 minutes away. Our Spanish language school is, of course, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the official institution for the promotion of the Spanish language.
Our Spanish Language School in Malaga Spain offers a wide range of courses for students wishing to learn or to improve their Spanish. Students always learn the language with a background of information about life and attitudes in Spain. The Spanish courses are designed to help students learn to speak fluent Spanish with confidence in all kinds of social situations. From the first day, only Spanish is spoken in class. Group classes (1 lesson = 45 min.) are usually held in the mornings, from Monday to Friday, and are kept very small (max. 8 students) in order to ensure the highest teacher contact and efficiency. Students with previous knowledge take a Level Test in order to determine the most appropriate class for their level. Course fees include:
Text books and study material
Certificates of attendance and Diplomes
Welcome and farewell meetings every 4 weeks
1 guided visits per week to museums and monuments in Málaga
2 video sessions/week
2 flamenco dancing lessons/week
Use of books, newspapers, magazines, videos in the students’ common room
Students card which gives you special discounts or free admission to many places
Standard Course: general Spanish tuition on ten levels, from 2 to 16 weeks. Studies cover all aspects of the Spanish language: listening, talking, reading and writing. There are daily homework assignments and grammar review every Friday. The Spanish course programme meets the Spanish Ministry of Education’s DELE examination requirements for which you may register at our Spanish language school.
Complementary Standard Language Course: we offer 6 complementary courses to the general language course for students who can stay for upto 10 months.
Intensive Courses: short, intensive rapid-results programmes for students with limited time consisting of 6 lessons a day, four in the group Standard Language Course (max. 8 students/group), and 2 extra lessons in a special intensive group (max. 6 students/group).
Superintensive Course: if you need more personal attention, you can enrol for the Intensive Course, 6 lessons/day, 4 lessons in a Standard Language Course, plus 2 extra private lessons.
Specialised Spanish Courses: for business, examination preparation, Hispanic studies, sport, sailing, diving, golf, horse-rising, tennis and judo.
The real value of any Spanish language school is in its teachers. All our teachers are university educated native Spanish speakers, experienced in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. They work with an emphasis on fun, creating a friendly teacher/student relationship which guarantees the best in learning success.
Tuition is based on the most modern methods of education. We have developed own study materials which are exactly suited to our Spanish courses, creating the confidence needed to learn to speak fluent Spanish. From the very first day, Spanish is the only spoken language in school.
Homestay: one of the best ways to get to know Spain and its language is by living with one of our carefully selected local Spanish host families. Students can choose between single or double room, half-board or full-board.
Shared Apartments: an alternative to family accommodation is living in fully equipped apartments, in single or double rooms, together with other students, enjoying privacy and independance. We offer two types (A and B) of apartments, type B being near the school (max. 10 Min. walking).
Independent Apartments: for students who prefer complete independence with additional comfort, we offer independent apartments for one or two persons. These apartments are completely equipped and not more than 10 minutes' walking distance from the school.
Hotel or Pension: we can reserve rooms in a hotel or a pension. More information on request.
Social and Cultural Activities
We fully realise that not all learning takes place in the classroom and that a language course should consist not only of lessons. Therefore our Spanish language school in Malaga Spain offers a varied and exciting social activity programme for students. In our afternoon dancing course, you can learn the flamenco dance “sevillanas”, thus participating in one of the most popular expressions of Spanish life. We organises meetings where you can practice your Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere and have the opportunity to talk to students from other countries. Theatre and cinema visits, concerts, talks and discussions on special aspects of life in the host country, visits to museums and monuments and excursions to other cities will introduce you to Spain and its people. Students also have books and daily newspapers at their disposal in the students’ common room. In our video library they can find a rich variety of programmes: movies, news, documentaries about different aspects of Spanish life etc..
Excursions and Places of Interest
Granada with its Alhambra Palace, the Sierra Nevada with its skiing facilities, La Mezquita of Córdoba and Seville. Just across the Strait of Gibraltar is the magic of Africa.
Sailing, diving, golf, horse-rising, tennis and Judo.
All staff are always at your disposal to offer any help you may need during your stay with us. Our secretary, who speaks several languages, can provide you with information on travel, theatres, cinemas etc. And arrange any medical appointments where necessary.
The Institute prepares students for the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) examinations held by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Instituto Cervantes in Spain and many other cities in the world every June and November. Also, the Chamber of Commerce examinations, held in Madrid and other European cities every June and November, to obtain the Commercial Spanish Certificate or Diploma.
Certificates and Awards
At the end of their studies at our language school in Spain students are awarded the Institute's Certificate or Diploma which states the type of programme, level, dates and marks attained. There are no fees for exams held at the Institute.