Cervantes Escuela Internacional in Malaga Cervantes International Spanish Language School is located in the lovely neighborhood of Pedregalejo, a residential area just 15 minutes east of Malaga's downtown area. Originally a fishing village, Pedregalejo was later annexed by the city of Malaga, though its past can still be seen in the many fishing boats and seafood restaurants which line the neighborhood's picturesque shoreline.
Pedregalejo's beaches are located just a two minute's walk from the school.
Cervantes International School is part of the network of Cervantes Institute Accredited Centres, a group of centres dedicated to the teaching of Spanish whose quality has been recognized by the Cervantes Institute. This top-quality certificate is awarded after a rigorous inspection, which takes place every 2 years and assesses the programme of study, qualifications and level of the teachers, teaching methods, audiovisual and teaching materials, and all academic and extracurricular activities offered by the school. Learn more..
We offer appropriate courses for all ages, interests and language skill levels.
Cervantes International is open the whole year round, with starting dates every Monday (or every 2 Mondays approximately if you are a beginner)
On your first day at school, besides doing the examination to determine your level, and finding out about your class group and teachers, you will receive an info-pack with the following information:
Information bulletin about Cervantes International
Information guides and city plans
You will meet the person who can help you to with travel arrangements, bookings, car hire, complementary activities, the bank, the post office, restaurants, etc.
Certificates and Diplomas
At the end of the course Cervantes International will present you with:
An Attendance Certificate, specifying the type of course you have taken and the number of hours attended.
A school report: regularly we will make a test to evaluate the progress of each student. The tutor will explain how your learning is progressing, revising and consolidating the necessary points. At the end of the course and at the end of each four week period, you will receive a report on your progress with detailed comments on each skill area. Your tutor will give you regular reports, so that you can check your progress.
On the first day you will receive a text book that covers grammar, exercises, vocabulary, composition and conversation material. Our experienced teacherssupplement this with our own teaching materials, special publications, information from the internet and audio-visual material in order to give you a complete immersion in all aspects of the language.
During our 25 years of experience our teaching staff have continually improved and updated the Cervantes International teaching materials and all our written material is supported by the latest developments in audio, CD and video, and interactive materials. You will have access to a library with more than 400 books by Spanish and Latin American authors. Many of them are sorted according to levels of difficulty of Spanish, and the teachers will help you choose the books most suited to your requirements.
Our wide professional experience has enabled us to develop a teaching system that combines the communication process with structured grammar that is integrated in the communication itself. In our courses we have integrated: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral and written expression; and the three objectives: linguistic, communicative and sociocultural.
This method is organised throughout the six levels (Europe common framework of Reference for Languages), to allow you to learn and perfect all the skills of the language according to your requirements, in a form both practical and enjoyable. Through different types of activities you will acquire and perfect the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing Spanish fluently.
To learn a language means to live it and to do this one must immerse oneself in the culture. We offer our students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of our culture: customs, civilization, history, art & literature.
Social and Cultural Activities
Every week we offer a dynamic, lively and imaginative program of extracurricular activities, which are the perfect complement to your Spanish studies. They will help you to learn new vocabulary and practise what you already know thanks to our highly qualified team of activities and excursions leaders who will answer any query you may have. At Cervantes EI we want you to take part in the activities we offer, so we are always open to your suggestions for new activities and excursions.
The accommodation is an essential part of your stay in Malaga, Spain, that is why Cervantes International pays special attention to its selection, through periodic visits and the feedback from students. Most students select Spanish host family and we highly recommend this choice. However, for those students who wish to be more independent we can highly recommend the School Residence or the Shared Apartments, managed by the Cervantes International School. Whichever option you choose you can be assured of the best quality accommodation which has been inspected and recommended by a member of the Cervantes International school.
Excursions and Visits
Cultural visit of the town centre during which we will discover the different civilizations that have passed through Malaga and visit the most important monuments in the city. This activity enables students to get their bearings around the city, find out how to get around, and the opening hours of shops, banks, etc.
Spanish Cooking Class
Spanish style fiesta, with Spanish music, sangria tasting and preparation of some of the typical Spanish dishes: paella, Andalusian gazpacho, Spanish omelette, Malaga white garlic soup, fruit salad or Malaga salad, etc.
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