Learn Spanish in Nerja, Spain
Nerja, on the south coast of Andalucia is an ideal place to learn Spanish in Spain. Nerja is a small town, with a wonderful sunny climate and beautiful unspoilt beaches, where students find it easy to make friends. The best way to learn Spanish is on a language course at a school where the local people are friendly and happy to speak to you, such as in Nerja. There is plenty to see and do in Nerja, but if you want to explore more of Spain during your Spanish course, the cities of Malaga, Granada and Seville are close by.
I spent 3 weeks with a host, a woman in the family home in one of the old characterful streets two minutes from the school?she fed me and the my housemates magnificently, and was delightfully relaxing to ask practicalities.
Excellent location with very good teachers and a good level in small groups. Very satisfied. Accommodation was of a very high standard in a student residence.
My accommodations were simple and clean - the breakfast fantastic and the facilities so culturally original. Loved the whole experience - would definitely return.
I did the basic A1 intensive course which I enjoyed and got good grades at the end.
Enjoyed the course. It was fun, the teachers were really good, classes very animated and I worked on what I needed help with (the reason I went was for language content of course) ... I would go again and recommend it to people I know.
The teaching staff were excellent and catered really well for beginners. The student residence was ideally located and very clean and comfortable.
A great experience, absolutely fantastic, the teachers were very professional and all lovely people who are totally dedicated to their students.
The course wass very well organised with very helpful teachers.
Having been before, I knew what to expect, and was not disappointed. I had damaged my knee the week before I went and the staff took my temporary disability into consideration during excursions etc.
The course was very good overall. The accommodation was excellent.
Our school in Nerja
Our Spanish school in Nerja is in the heart of the old town, in a typical Andalucian house with its own gardens. The school has 12 air-conditioned classrooms, as well a bookshop, library, comfortable student lounge and cafeteria.
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||14|
|Average class size:||10|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (100) - Winter (60) per week|
|Affiliations:||Instituto Cervantes, IALC, UCLM, Fedele,|
|Included in fees:||Welcome and presentation of activities programme. Every Monday, based on an afternoon timetable. Continuous assessment. Certificate and Diploma (of a personal and private nature). Seminars on Spanish Culture and Civilization. Seminars form part of the language course. School parties.|
|Typical activities:||Welcome meeting, Visit to Surround Villages, Excursion to Andalusia cities, Cultural Seminars, Cookery and Wine seminars, Volley Ball, etc.|
|Paid activities:||Visits and excursions, cookery and wine seminars|
|School closed on:||28/02, 18/04, 01/05, 15/08, 10/10, 08/12|
Christmas holidays: 21/12/2014 to 11/01/2015
You can learn Spanish on an ‘Intensive’ Spanish course of 20 lessons/week or on an ‘Intensive Mini-Group’ course, with 30 Spanish lessons/week (maximum of just 6 students/class). There is also a Business Spanish course, DELE exam preparation course and ‘Spanish for Teachers’ course.
For students over 50 years old who prefer to learn Spanish with students of a similar age, our Nerja school runs a ‘Spanish Club 50+’ course, combining Spanish lessons with a program of visits and activities.
If you want a particularly good standard of accommodation, the school’s own high standard residence is just a few minutes walk from the school and beach. All rooms in the residence are air-conditioned and have an en-suite bathroom. The residence also has a rooftop swimming pool with sun terrace, as well as a café and Internet access.
Alternatively, our school offers reasonably priced shared self-catering student apartments, or accommodation with carefully selected Spanish host families. All accommodation is within walking distance of the school and of the beach.
Our school in Nerja organises a program of 4-5 after class activities per week, including parties, dance and cookery classes, Spanish film evenings, visits and excursions to Granada, Seville and Cordoba, to help students enjoy their stay in Nerja.
How to get there
Airport transfers to Nerja are available from Malaga Airport, or there is an excellent public bus service.
Laid back in Nerja!
I just couldn’t have chosen better... Nerja was the perfect place to lie back and enjoy the very finest of the traditional Costa del Sol! There were lovely golden coves, beachfront tavernas, whitewashed buildings, fantastic sunshine and a backdrop of the dusty hills of southern Andalucía – it was a picture postcard of everything I could’ve hoped a coastal town in the south of Spain to be!
I truly loved every second of my time in Nerja. After visiting so many of the larger, bustling cities of Andalucía, coming to Nerja was a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing breath of fresh air. Everywhere you go you can see Nerja’s heritage as a sleepy fishing village, with low-rise, white washed villas, cute mosaic patios, palm trees, and a lovely traditionally Spanish high street, where every store name ends in ‘–eria’ J ... the panaderia, ferreteria, dulcerias, zapaterias, pescaderia... you won’t find ugly, neon clad chain stores in Nerja. It was charming and wonderful! Yet you still have absolutely everything you need, and if you were really and truly desperate for a big city ‘fix’, Malaga (which I spent a day in and really liked!) was only 40 minutes away!