Benalmadena coastline from the Alboran Sea
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Spanish course in Benalmádena

Learn Spanish by the warm, sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, in sun-drenched Benalmádena! This is a colourful, lively town, yet it remains small enough to offer tranquillity and a glimpse into the traditional Spanish way of life. During your Spanish course in Benalmádena, you can walk the medieval streets of Benalmádena-Pueblo (the old town), discovering sights such as Castillo de Colomares (a magnificent monument to Christopher Columbus). Take the cable car up Mount Calamarro for superb views of the Spanish countryside, Gibraltar and even Africa on clear days. Then you can head back to the coast for a leisurely dinner, or to party the night away!

Our school in Benalmádena

20 classrooms
Library and multi-media room
Conference room for watching Spanish films
Spacious sun terrace
On-site cafeteria
Student common areas
Air-conditioning and heating
Course materials included
Accredited by the Cervantes Institute
Member of the FEDELE organisation
Wi-Fi throughout the building
Authorised for Bildungsurlaub (various states) and CSN courses


Learning Spanish
Bright, airy classrooms
Students in class
Breaktime on the school terrace

Tempting golden beaches lie just a 15-minute walk away from our school! Nearby you’ll find Tivoli World theme park, as well as many cafés, restaurants and shops. The school has 14 spacious, air conditioned classrooms, as well as a shaded café area, small cinema, library, student lounge and a multimedia room with a free Internet connection. Best of all, our Benalmádena school retains a close-knit, family atmosphere, which will immediately make you feel at home!

Location: north-west Benalmádena
Nearest convenience store: 88 m
Nearest café: 21 m
Nearest metro stop: N/A
Distance from train station: 600 m
Nearest bus stop: 120 m (Farmacia)
Distance from airport: 14.3 km (Málaga Costa del Sol Airport)

Courses in Benalmádena

Available courses

    If you want to study general, everyday Spanish, our school’s Intensive Course of 20 lessons per week will be perfect! You’ll learn in groups no larger than 10, with students from all over the world.

    The Combined courses also consist of 20 group lessons each week, plus 10 additional Private Spanish Lessons. Individual classes allow our school’s expert tutors to devote more time to improving your Spanish!

    Our Benalmádena school runs an exciting range of special interest courses. You can complement your Spanish course in Benalmádena with extra classes in Flamenco dancing, Spanish cookery or golf!

    The school even organise a teacher training course for non-native Spanish teachers, which provides a focus on current teaching methodology, covering issues such as lesson planning and preparation, selecting and producing course materials and the use of computers and audiovisual equipment in the classroom.

    Students can also gain an internationally recognised qualification in Spanish, with a DELE Exam Preparation course.

    At Easter and during the summer months, the school also offer a popular course for younger students aged between 13-17 years, combining Spanish lessons, host family accommodation and a programme of daily activities.

    For further details on any of these Spanish courses, please contact us.

    Special courses in Benalmádena


    Available accommodation

    • Host Family
    • Shared Apartment
    • Student Residence

    Our school will happily arrange accommodation for your stay in Benalmádena. The best way to fully immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture is to stay with a native host family, practicing your vocabulary with the locals! Each family is chosen for their hospitality, suitability to host students and the standard of their accommodation. Choose a bed and breakfast arrangement or half board, including 2 meals a day. Most families live within walking distance of the school.

    Alternatively, you could share an apartment with your fellow students whilst you learn Spanish in Benalmádena. Each self-catering apartment has a communal living room, kitchen and bathroom.

    If you’d prefer your own space, private studio apartments are also available. The apartments, complete with an outdoor swimming pool, are located just a 10-minute walk away from the school, close to the town centre and beach.


    Get the most from your Spanish course in Benalmádena with our school’s varied activity program! Enjoy activities such as tapas tours, Flamenco classes, horse riding, Spanish film nights, windsurfing, museum visits, beach volleyball and sangria parties!

    You can also join our school’s excursions, taking in places like Granada, Córdoba, Seville and Ronda. Some activities are included in the price of the course, whilst others incur extra charges.

    How to get there

    From Malaga Airport, a direct train service will take you to Benalmádena in around 30 minutes. Alternatively, our school will gladly provide one or two-way airport transfers from/to Málaga Airport, although this service carries an additional cost. We’ll be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our Benalmádena school, or about the town itself. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Location of our school in Benalmádena


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    Average score for our school in Benalmádena based on 14 previous client reviews.

    Student reviews & feedback

    This course was beyond my expectations. I felt very welcome. Teachers explained in a clear and calm way and they were very helpful. My course included excursions and activities, they were wonderful too!

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    Interactive and interesting classes, accommodation was basic but clean.

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    Impeccable teachers, couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful and fun. I’ve been to several language schools in Europe and Latin America studying French and Spanish, and this school was the best of all. Monica, our teacher for the conversation portion, is quite gifted in her ability to engage the students and the school is lucky to have her. I don’t often write reviews but I was motivated to do so now because I was so impressed with the school. And nobody is paying me to say this!

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    Dominic had a lovely experience,lots of activities organised which we found great that Dominic was busy doing things and not hanging around with lots of free time on his hands.

    His house Mum was very nice also, overall it was a great experience and I found Apple Languages great to deal with.

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    The school was fantastic, professors and admin staff. It was lovely to meet other students from all over the world. Not really a classroom set up more discussion led, which going back to school at my age was great.

    The apartment was in a super location, clean, and the lady of the house Josefa was marvellous. Very friendly and chatty (only in Spanish though) and she made us breakfast every morning.

    I will certainly come back to Benalmadena again. The over 50 programme was fantastic, lots to see and do most days.

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    Wow, what great teachers they have there. I have never had such great service. Would like to thank Juliana for being a true professional and gave so much time to help my friend and myself Thank you.x

    Accomadation was great, very clean. The lady of the house spoke Spanish to us all the time even though I couldn't reply back most of the time.

    What a great experience, would go again

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    The course was very good and enjoyable. I wish I was staying for a few more weeks.

    The Tutor Elena Beltrain was outstanding and I hope I have her again when I next come for a week. The classes are held in Spanish which I found hard to understand in the beginning and maybe lost a bit of momentum (but I guess you would say it helps with the learning ) ?

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    The staff were terrific and I came home feeling more confident about understanding Spanish and about speaking myself.

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    I visited with my two neighbours and had a great time. I cannot fault the tuition - our teachers were highly professional and often very entertaining.I certainly felt that my Spanish had improved and I am motivated to continue to learn. I hope you will pass on my thanks to the College for such an enjoyable and fruitful course.I would definitely recommend it.

    Our course included activities usually in the afternoon and these were highly enjoyable and all helped our appreciation of the language and the area.

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    The teachers were excellent without exception, both in the classroom and on the additional activities. I applied for the course for seniors, and had been assessed at level B1.2. I was allocated to the B2 course, 6 students, including 4 young students who had been at the school for 8 months So I found the 2 weeks very challenging but fun.

    First week I had individual lessons, the second week I was in a group. Both weeks the lessons were good. The extra Flamenco classes were great!

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    R. Sullivan

    An excellent week. Very well equipped and friendly school. Plenty of opportunity to speak the language and practise outside of lessons. Student apartment very convenient for the school. Clean and well serviced.

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    It was just what I wanted, with lots of revision on past tenses. The teachers were excellent; their lessons were informative and very entertaining. I was very sorry to be only staying for one week. I have every intention of returning to Benalmadena to do more courses. The accommodation was very good with excellent facilities, I would hope to stay there next time.

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    The teachers were good and friendly. The course was good and it was very satisfying to be able to speak Spanish well after 4 weeks.

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    School statistics

    Nationality (%)

    Czech republic (4.5)
    Denmark (6.5)
    France (7.3)
    German (10.2)
    Great britain (8)
    Holland (8)
    Italy (5)
    Japan (10.5)
    Norway (5)
    Sweden (13)

    Average Student Numbers

    Average ages (June - Aug)

    * Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

    Prices for Benalmádena

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    NOTE: The start dates marked (b) are suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.

    (b) = start dates suitable for complete beginners and all other levels