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Learn Spanish in Malaga (Premium)

Come with us to the capital of the Costa del Sol and learn Spanish in Málaga, a city which has been dubbed ‘the Very Noble’, ‘the Very Loyal’, and ‘the First to Defend Freedom’ by various Spanish monarchs. Málaga has been popular with international visitors since the early 20th century - partly because of its sunny, temperate climate and the scenic vistas at its 16 beaches, and partly because it is an easily accessible location from many European destinations. Málaga is still very much Spanish, however. Restaurants serve Spanish food - specifically the ‘classic’ Mediterranean cuisine typical of Málaga - Spanish music plays on the radio, and people speak the Spanish language on the streets. In fact, Málaga is one of the leading mainland destinations for language learning; in 2017, nearly 17,000 international students visited the city to study Spanish! Why not join their ranks and learn Spanish in Malaga at our Premium school today?

Perhaps counterintuitively, this tourism capital has a lot of history - in fact, evidence of settlement in the area dates back some 40,000 years! Little survives from these ancient peoples except a few cave paintings in nearby Benaoján and some dolmens near Antequera. More remains from the Phoenician settlement Malaka, a seafaring colony that made the area a vibrant trading centre. Artefacts from this period are displayed in the Málaga Museum, an interesting collection of history and world art just a few minutes from the famous Muelle Uno shopping district. The Romans also left their mark on the city, not only through structures like the 1st-century-BC amphitheatre near the seafront (it remains mostly intact and is free to visit) but also through their language and culture. Wine, olive oil, and fermented fish sauce made or grown in Málaga were sold throughout the Roman Empire, which helped to increase Málaga’s importance in Europe and beyond. Overlooking the amphitheatre is another grand monument: the Alcazaba. A relic of the centuries-long Arabic occupation of Spain, this palace sprawls across the hilltop and boasts lush gardens and gorgeous panoramic views of the bay below.

It’s not just history that people come to Málaga for, however. Málaga is largely a city of the arts, and is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. The city has five schools dedicated to the teaching of music, dance, and fine arts, while its Cervantes Theatre showcases the best in drama, opera, and orchestral concerts. Various sculptures and works of art dot the city, making it very interesting to walk around! Each year Málaga hosts its own Film Festival, which celebrates the best of Spanish cinema; it’s one of the most important events in the Spanish calendar and has been running for over 20 years. Málaga is also one of the cradles of flamenco, arguably Spain’s most important cultural heritage. The regional variant, verdiales, originated in the nearby town of Almogía and consists of high, fast music played on guitars, drums, tambourines, and bandurrias by musicians dressed in colourful ribbons and vibrant flower hats. This traditional folk music accompanies a fast-paced group dance that makes an appearance at almost any large party in the area. Málaga is also a city of contrasts, combining modern urban areas with the verdant, mountainous backdrop of the Montes de Málaga, an excellent location for a peaceful hike through nature.

Book a Spanish course at our Malaga Premium school with single room on-site residence accommodation and bring your partner for a free twin room upgrade! Applies to courses starting in January, February, March, October, November and December. Your partner can choose to pay for tuition also, or just take advantage of the free on-site accommodation and facilities.

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Our school in Malaga (Premium)

25 fully equipped classrooms
Residence block with 96 rooms
On-site restaurant and bar
Study centre with computers
Video room for Spanish film screenings
Dance studio for flamenco/salsa lessons
Practice kitchen for cookery lessons
Student lounge with games area
Mini-gym
Outdoor swimming pool
Terraces and gardens
Course materials included (school’s own)
CSN and Bildungsurlaub approved (various states)
Award-winning school accredited by the Cervantes Institute
Wi-Fi throughout the campus

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Learning Spanish
Cookery lesson
Dance lesson

If you learn Spanish in Malaga, you’ll benefit from the extensive facilities that this school offers and get to practice your language skills with real Spanish speakers. Located in a popular suburb around 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, this school is based on a self-contained campus decorated in traditional Andalusian style. The area, Cerrado de Calderón, is mainly residential, though there is a hub of shops and restaurants close to the school which includes a bank, two mercados, and a bar. Around 10 minutes’ walk from the campus is the Parque Canino, a lovely public park overlooking the coast that’s a favourite dog-walking spot for locals (the name actually means ‘Dog Park’!). Just 20 minutes from here you’ll find Playa del Palo, a small but bustling area filled with cafés, bars, and restaurants, many with outdoor seating. To the west is the city centre; as you approach, you’ll find Gibralfaro Castle, a restored Phoenician fortress offering excellent views of the city.

The campus boasts a wide range of amenities including its own restaurant/bar, which offers a wide selection of daily meals and drinks at great prices. There’s a large study centre with student computers and desks and a video room used for watching Spanish films. The site also has a kitchen used for cookery lessons, a dance studio used for flamenco and salsa classes, a mini-gym, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive gardens with several terraces. Every student has access to these facilities and the 25 on-site classrooms for the duration of their stay. Most elect to lodge in the campus residence, allowing them to hop out of bed and straight into class!

As well as offering excellent facilities, this language centre also provides high-quality course materials, which it makes itself with input from its teaching staff. These materials are given free of charge, so you won’t need to pay extra to benefit from them. The school is highly certified, with Instituto Cervantes accreditation and approval for CSN and Bildungsurlaub programmes (various states); it can also offer Lånekassen-eligible preparatory courses to Norwegian students and programmes that can be used to gain course credits at US colleges. The school is a 5-time winner of Study Travel Magazine’s Super Star School award, and in 2018 it won the PIEoneer Language Educator of the Year award. Altogether, this means that tuition at this school is of the best possible standard! Not only that, but its well-equipped campus places students close to the attractions of Málaga whilst still affording insight into authentic Spanish suburban life. The campus is on the main bus route into the city, providing students with easy access to and from the centre.

Please note: this school is located at the top of a steep hill and the campus has several sets of steps (though there is an elevator within the main building). It may not be suitable for students with reduced mobility.

Location: Cerrado de Calderón, Málaga
Nearest convenience store: 190 m
Nearest café: 62 m
Nearest bus stop: 160 m (Flamencos)
Nearest metro stop: 4.8 km (Málaga Centre Mall)
Distance from train station: 5.5 km
Distance from airport: 14.7 km (Málaga Costa del Sol Airport)

Courses in Malaga (Premium)

Available courses

  • Intensive (20)
  • Intensive (24)
  • Intensive + Cookery (24)
  • Intensive + Flamenco (25)
  • Intensive + Salsa (25)
  • Super Intensive (26)
  • Super Intensive (30)
  • Private Lessons (20)
  • Academic Year (20)
  • Business Course (30)
  • Business Course (30)
  • Club 50 (15)
  • DELE Exam Prep (20)
  • Teachers Course (30)

The standard course is the Intensive programme of 20 group lessons per week, which takes place in the morning from 08:30 to 12:30 Monday to Friday. You’ll be placed in a class according to your starting ability level; there’s a maximum of just 10 people per group, guaranteeing you highly personalised attention from the tutor(s). For a more rigorous programme, you can add an extra 4, 6, or 10 mini-group sessions to your Intensive course. These mini-group sessions have a maximum of just 6 students per class - further increasing your chances of improvement - and focus on oral communication.

Please note: if you have no knowledge of Spanish you will need to start your course on a specific date - contact us to find out about available start dates for beginners.

If you have certain topics in mind that you want to study, or if you feel that you need extra support with your studies, you should book private lessons. You’ll have 20 or 30 one-to-one lessons per week on the standard package, but can book more if you wish. With the teacher’s undivided attention and the maximum opportunity for language practice, you’re sure to progress quickly!

Students interested in working in a Spanish company can select one of the school’s two Business Spanish courses. The standard business course consists of the core Intensive programme plus 2 mini-group sessions per day (max. 4 students per class). These extra lessons focus on general commercial vocabulary relating to every-day practices such as presentations, meetings, purchasing, and sales. If you want a more focused programme you can select the Spanish for International Trade & Commerce course. This package follows the same structure as the standard business course, but the mini-group sessions on this programme focus on the language used in specific sectors such as banking, import/export, customs, or marketing. It’s much more suited to preparation for the Madrid Chamber of Commerce exam than the standard business course. The specialist business lessons can be arranged as one-to-one tuition if you have a particular sector in mind that is not offered as standard.

If you want to sit the internationally recognised DELE exam in order to demonstrate your language ability level, our school can help you get up to standard with a specialised DELE exam preparation course. You can study for 2 or 4 weeks directly before your exam if you simply need a refresher, or take 10 to 20 weeks of tuition if you need to markedly improve your skills and achieve a certain level. The course is open to students of all abilities; how long you’ll study for will depend on your starting level and the level you’re looking to achieve in your exam. Please note that exam fees are not included in this programme, though our colleagues at the school will be happy to help you arrange your test if you need assistance with this. There are set start dates for this programme based on the year’s exam dates. Please contact us for further information.

For a culturally in-depth experience, we highly recommend the school’s Spanish & Cookery programme, which consists of the core Intensive course plus two 3-hour cookery workshops each week in the school’s kitchen. You’ll learn about local ingredients and how to put them together in popular dishes like ajoblanco, pescaito frito, or espetos. You’ll then get to enjoy the food you’ve cooked as part of a group meal! Each week you’ll also receive one gastronomy-related cultural talk, watch one gastronomy-related film, and visit one local place of gastronomic interest. This course is available throughout the year; a basic level (A1+) of Spanish knowledge is required to be able to follow the tuition.

Active students can combine their language tuition with salsa or flamenco lessons on the Spanish & Dance course and learn the styles that are so important to Spanish culture. If you select this course, you’ll have Intensive Spanish tuition plus five 1-hour group dance sessions in the school’s on-site studio. The dance lessons are also available as one-to-one sessions where, if you prefer, you can cover tango and/or ballroom styles. Dance classes are suitable for Spanish students of any ability level; they offer an introduction to the various styles so aren’t suitable for advanced dancers.

If you’re over the age of 50 and want to study with like-minded peers, you should book this school’s excellent Club 50+ package. Suitable for students of any language ability, this programme is available for 2 or 4 weeks at a time at various points throughout the year and includes a selection of cultural activities designed with mature students in mind.

Two types of Teachers’ course are available. These combine Intensive tuition with extra mini-group or private lessons focusing on key pedagogical skills like ice breakers, language games, and grammar strategies. Please contact us if you’re interested in attending a teachers’ course and we will help you select the right programme for your needs.

This school also offers a work experience programme consisting of at least 4 weeks of Spanish tuition and a minimum of 3 months working in a Spanish company in the city. Internships are available in industries such as customer service, tourism, marketing, and infant education. Others may be available on request. Please get in touch if you would like further information on the possible options. Do note that internships are unpaid.

On the first day of lessons, you should arrive at the school at 08:30 in order to sit your level test. This test is used to assess your starting language ability and place you in a group that’s most suitable for that skill level. This will give you the best possible opportunity to improve your Spanish knowledge, no matter your starting level. After this, you will have an orientation tour of the school followed by a free tour of the city. In the evening, you will have a free welcome aperitif in the school’s bar.

At the end of your course you’ll receive a certificate of achievement, which can be used to demonstrate the language ability level you have reached during your course.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us today to see if we can arrange a bespoke package for you!

Special courses in Malaga (Premium)

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Host Family
  • On Site Residence
  • Shared Apartment
  • Shared Apartment Plus

The best way to maximise your language immersion is to stay with a local homestay host! Hosts live up to 30 minutes from the school by public transport and all offer a safe and comfortable environment for you during your language course. You’ll stay with a native Spanish person and be able to practice Spanish with them, allowing you to carry on learning even outside the classroom. Hosts offer single or twin bedrooms and 2 meals per day as part of your lodging package. You can select a shared room even if you’re travelling alone; if you do this, you’ll be allocated to a roommate of a similar age and the same gender. The school tries to pair students of different nationalities together so that Spanish is the common language between them, thus allowing you to maintain the educational benefits of this type of experience. As standard you will share the living and bathroom facilities with your host(s) and any other students living in the home, though some hosts can offer their guests private bathroom access (by request only). Bed linens and towels are included as standard (house towels; you should bring your own beach/pool towels). All hosts have Wi-Fi access in the home.

If you’d rather spend your time in Málaga with other students, you can select one of the school’s shared apartments. Both types of apartment are only available to students over the age of 18, and are booked in 2-week blocks for up to 8 weeks at a time. Both have Wi-Fi access guaranteed and a maximum of 7 other students per apartment. Utilities are included. Standard shared apartments are located up to 30 minutes from the school by public transport and offer single or twin bedrooms and shared living, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. Even if you’re travelling alone, you can select a shared room and be paired with another international student of the same gender and a similar age. Outside high season, you can also select a twin room for sole use. Apartments have comfortable furnishings and are within easy reach of public transport. Note: apartment lodging is most popular with young students; our school therefore does not allow students over the age of 30 to book standard shared apartments.

‘Plus’ shared apartments are located within 10 minutes’ walk of the school and have a higher standard of furnishings, décor, and facilities than the standard apartments. You will have a private bedroom* with its own safety deposit box and share living, kitchen, and bathroom facilities with your fellow residents. You will also have access to the apartment complex’s pool (these may close over winter). All ‘plus’ apartments are fully air-conditioned. Note: apartment lodging is most popular with young students; our school therefore does not allow students over the age of 35 to book ‘plus’ shared apartments.

The jewel in the crown of this campus is undoubtedly its on-site residence, which is almost entirely newly renovated and which boasts a total of 95 rooms. All rooms have a direct-dial telephone, an en-suite shower and WC, a safety deposit box, and Wi-Fi access; many also have balconies. Other facilities are available depending on the type of room you select.

- Standard: Single or shared* room with all the basic facilities. Shared rooms also have a fridge. Twin rooms for single use can be booked outside high season, and there are some triple rooms available which are ideal for young students attending the teenagers course . You can select a shared standard room and be placed with a roommate of a similar age and the same gender.
- Executive: Single- or double*-use rooms that are usually larger than a standard room and have a higher quality of decoration. You can select an executive room and have the 2 single beds to yourself, or you can share the room with a friend or partner. Executive rooms also have a fridge, a television, and tea-/coffee-making facilities.
- Studio: Single or shared* studio apartments, each with a fully equipped kitchenette (fridge, sink, microwave, and hotplate; no oven), a television, drinks-making facilities, a guaranteed balcony, and air-conditioning throughout.

Executive studios are also available, with interiors designed by local artists. These are ideal for anyone wanting ultimate luxury and some artistic flair during their time on campus. These are available on request - please contact us if you’re interested in receiving more information. Rooms in the student residence are offered on a no-meals basis as standard; you can, however, add 1, 2, or all 3 meals per day in the on-site restaurant if you prefer.

All accommodation is available between the Sunday before your course starts until the Saturday after your course finishes (check-in and check-out times vary based on the type of lodging selected). We may be able to arrange extra nights in your accommodation for you if needed - please contact us about this prior to making your booking.

*Twin rooms are only available to students travelling alone when booking homestay lodging or a standard shared room in the residence. If you select a twin executive room or studio but are travelling alone, you will be swapped to a single room.

You can select a twin room for sole use in standard shared apartments and a standard residence room outside high season. If you select a twin room for sole use in high season, you will be swapped to a single room.

Activities

To get the most out of your experience in Málaga, we recommend that you take part in the school’s social and cultural activity programme. As well as helping you to get to know your fellow students, the activities are designed to be educational and entertaining. Each session is held in Spanish, allowing you to maintain your language immersion and helping you to continue to learn through experience in real-life scenarios.

Some activities are offered completely free of charge, while others may incur an additional fee to cover entrance and/or transportation costs. The exact schedule changes throughout the year but may include:

- Welcome meeting on arrival day
- Guided walking tours of the city
- Party evenings in the restaurant/bar
- Cultural talks
- Visits to local museums and/or art galleries
- Tapas caminas
- Spanish film screenings in the on-site cinema
- Introductory dance classes
- Hiking in the Málaga Mountains
- Cookery workshops in the on-site kitchen
- Fitness/aerobics classes twice a week
- Full-day excursions to nearby locations such as Granada, Seville, or Morocco
- Plus seasonal activities available in the local area

    Sample activity programme

How to get there

Málaga Costa del Sol Airport is located around a 30-minute drive from the city and is easily accessible from many European locations.

From here, you can either take public transport to your accommodation or we can arrange an airport transfer service for you for an additional charge. If you book this service, a driver will be waiting for you when you land and will take you directly to your accommodation. If you select this service on departure as well, you will be collected from your lodging on your last day and taken back to your chosen airport in time for your departing flight.

You should arrange to arrive in Málaga on the Sunday before your course starts and depart on the Saturday after your programme finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if needed.


Location of our school in Malaga (Premium)

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Average score for our school in Malaga (Premium) based on 107 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

Well constructed using school's own book to cover common grammatical problems combined with new vocabulary making it challenging as well as a revision course. My teacher was excellent - probably the best I have ever had. Laundry facilities appreciated.

Accommodation was very spacious, bright, view from balcony.

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Levelled test was good and I was placed at the right level. All teachers were helpful.

Quite good accommodation but I didn't realise I could have paid extra for air conditioning which I would have.

Overall very enjoyable.

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The teachers were excellent and fun, and the staff as well. The other members of my class had a good level of Spanish, and the class was small so we all had a chance to participate.

My accommodation was superb, big room, gorgeous home with garden, pool in the complex. My host senora spent a lot of time talking with me, which was great practice, and she was very helpful and friendly. I would go back there again!

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Excellent teachers made learning fun. Very good humoured and helpful.

Was pleasantly surprised at the accommodation I expected something perhaps a little more basic. Room was lovely, comfortable bed, heater provided, clean and quiet.

Very happy with the level of service I received would be happy to return to Malaga for a follow on course.

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Was a great balance between lessons and free time.

Very modern and clean accommodation, the maids came every morning which was a lovely service.

All of the teachers were extremely helpful and I felt very welcomed

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Really enjoyed the lessons, the teaching was very good.

My accommodation was easy to find, nice and clean and welcoming.

Really enjoyed my time in Malaga, nothing bad to say.

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I have attended for one week at a time for 4 years. The school is in a rich suburb and is modern and well equipped. The teachers are friendly and enthusiastic. I enjoyed the free flamenco show.

I take accommodation in the city centre in a cheap hotel as I like being close to tourist attractions.

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The teaching staff was very competent. I learned a lot. The excursions were a nice way to see other areas of Spain.

I stayed with a family, the hostess was very helpful and found time to chat with me on a regular basis.

It was a great experience and I would recommend it to others .

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I felt I progressed well even though I only spent one week there. Very like basic college accommodation, our room was fresh and good quality.

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Well organised, excellent teachers, small class size of appropriate standard, convenient location. Daily extra cultural activities/visits.

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It was an amazing course! I would definitely go back to Malaga. The teachers were friendly and helpful. I started as a complete beginner and after 4 weeks I had a strong base for my Spanish.

The apartment provided by the school was excellent. Although the walk involved many stairs, the apartment was worth it.

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This was my second time there and if anything it was better than the first. The main teacher Maria José was perhaps the best I have ever encountered, but the whole experience was first rate.

The accommodation was Spartan, but it had everything that I would require. I believe that the Institute has more comfortable rooms and I'll ask about one of these next time.

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All staff were approachable, profesional and willing to help with any problems ( didn't have any). Accommodation was simple, and although basic all essential requirements shower, desk etc were there and it was spotlessly clean. Our "teacher" was Yolande. She was ace - though as I say all staff, my little group and I engaged with were excellent.

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The teaching is excellent, fun and informative, in a lovely facility and I met interesting students of all ages from other countries. The school is quiet at this time of the year. The extracurricular activities are limited due to too few numbers of students. The weather was quite cold but it was January/February.

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Only attended for one week, teaching excellent, would have liked to have been stretched a bit more. Accommodation clean, adequate and comfortable. I loved the fact that all the staff spoke Spanish slowly and clearly. The restaurant staff were excellent, efficient and helpful. The cultural outings were interesting. I found the week enjoyable after the test. I thought the week was excellent value for money and the school is in a lovely location. The teacher was brilliant and coped well with the different abilities in the class.

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Very well organised and delivered. My intermediate/advanced course was just want I wanted. I liked the frequent change of teachers. They communicated well with one another and all were very good, some exceptional. The campus is lovely with a pool and reaasonably priced cafe/bar. It's a short bus ride or long walk into the centre.

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The course was excellent. Modern buildings, small classes, enthusiastic teachers. Also excellent facilities for self study. A bar and restaurant and a friendly atmosphere. The extra curricular activities were frequent, varied, interested and well organised. I would recommend this course to anyone.

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Very positive experience. Teachers very sympathetic to their learners . Relaxed atmosphere in classroom was conducive to learning.

Room in accommodation very well serviced and clean . Excellent shower etc .

Very impressed with variety and quality of after class activities.

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The only thing that was difficult for me was the 8.30 start! Unused to continental ways! You undersell yourself. I did not know the school and course would be so good. You should let potential students know more about what is in the programme and what the price they pay includes because it is very good value for money.

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A great experience! Lessons conducted totally in Spanish slightly unnerving at first, but it works. It gave me the confidence to speak Spanish like never before. Teachers were great actors in explaining themselves and made the lessons fun. I only spent one week here - don't make my mistake. Spend as long as you can. I will next time :)

I had a single room in the on-site residence, which was small but comfortable and functional. I was on the 5th floor which is recently decorated, the others appear quite dated. All beautifully clean with clean towels daily. The restaurant onsite is very good and reasonably priced. Plenty of local tapas/restaurants nearby. Swimming pool a bonus!

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I was placed in the beginners over 50's Spanish class which worked out perfectly. The tutors and other students were all very friendly.

I was in one of the student rooms on site which was small but had a shower and toilet. It could get noisy at night but that was to be expected as there were so many young energetic students on site.

The whole experience was very enjoyable and I plan to go again sometime in the future.

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Very enthusiastic teachers, altogether an enjoyable course. Accommodation had two single beds, spacious and clean room

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Our group was only in the school for one week, this being the maximum that we could manage together. Our teacher tailored our week's teaching to one specific area which I believe was highlighted on the initial test. I found sections of the subject so much clearer afterwards and I am grateful to Ana our teacher for her hard work and patience.

My room was basic but adequate for the purpose required. I am 73 years old now and have become accustomed to more comfort. The room was always clean and fit for purpose.

One week was far too short. I would like to return perhaps next year and stay for longer.

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The course was excellent. I do not like tests and did not do as well as I could have, however I was in the correct group. There are not many English students I was only 1 of 2 , my class consisted of four people Dutch, German and Swedish. I enjoyed the fact that everything was taught in Spanish and I was surprised that I understood 90% of it. The tutors were great, over the two weeks we had three different tutors, once all three in three hours but mostly two a day.

A very good course, all the staff of the school and in Club Hispánico were friendly and helpful. The bar/ restaurant meals were good and the price was reasonable. Good choice on the menu. The area around the school has supermarkets, restaurants , tapas bars etc.

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An excellent school. The staff were very professional and the course was well run. I will certainly go again. Very private, quiet and clean accommodation, a standard room with everything that was needed.

It was a great opportunity to meet and speak with students from all over Europe and the USA. Good facilities, restaurant, bar, pool and terrace. Nice food also. It was like a friendly hotel with classrooms.

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Hi, yes just back from a great course in Malaga. Everything was excellent, including all the teachers. My host family was lovely and only 10 mins from school.

I certainly can recommend this place to anyone and it was very well run.Thank you for all your help with all my questions and was certainly not disappointed with anything. Also cookery course was great!!

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I throughily enjoyed my course. In particular the teachers were of a very high standard, and the classes varied and productive. I was pleased with my accomodation. The room was pleasing and the family welcoming

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I was very happy overall with the course, I thought it was well structured and the staff anf teachers were very friendly and helpful. Very happy overall, Enjoyed course much more than expected.

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I have never enjoyed "school" so much. The teachers were all very good, kind and friendly. The course was well structured and the sessions broken by short pauses so that 4 hours of lessons in a morning were easily manageable without feeling tired by the end of them.

I only used my room for sleeping and changing so was content with it for the price, it was basic but adequate. The residence was conveniently situated next to the school. The food in the cafe was reasonably priced and tasty. Both staff and students were friendly and I can't wait to go back again.

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This was the best holiday of my life. The school put me in exactly the right level of class for my understanding and I was amazed at how I was able to understand most of the grammer classes, even though they were taught entirely in Spanish. I now understand grammer that I never even leaned in English!

My room was simple but perfect for my needs. Having a desk, a lamp and shelf space for books is very useful. Also, the in-room safe is handy to save you having to keep going to Reception.

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The teachers were very energetic and helpful. the camaraderie between students was great and every worked and co-operated together. Very good course, I learnt a lot.

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I really enjoyed the lessons and i feel i learned quite a lot. I had a wonderful time and i met lots of people from all over the world which was a fantastic experience

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I found that the course was very well organised, and all the teachers and staff were friendly, helpful and very enthusiastic. I had an amzing two weeks, and met people that i will never forget, and that i will stay friends with for life, so thank you!

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Extremely good in the end - first few days were very difficult for me as the whole envioronment was very new i.e. lessons only in Spanish - great at the end but 'muy dificil' in the begining.

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First class teaching, excellent content - intensive but productive. Lessons of 50 minutes then a 10 minute pause worked really well. I found it necessary to spend at least 2 hours a day on the homework, and this seemed to be the norm.

The executive room was better than I had expected and the standard was very high. I was delighted.

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For me as a complete beginer I initially found the couse intense and demanding.Having decided to stick at it I can now look back and appreciate how much I have learned and retained over the 4 week period. For someone with a only a few words of Spanish, I now have a recognition of approximately 400 words. The teachers were of a high standard and passionate about their language.I enjoyed my stay and would not hestitate to return to Malaga. An experience to treasure. Muchos Gracias.

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I really enjoyed the course and can now speak proper sentances in Spanish. The teachers were very professional. the lessons were challenging but we were encouraged to speak as well as complete the homework. a great experience. The activities were interesting and we were lucky enough to be in Sevelle at the time of the Ferias. I would recommend this to anyone who wanted to learn a language.

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I enjoyed my time in Malaga very much, the teachers were great, facilities good and I would recommend it to others. Accommodation was a bit dated in parts but perfectly adequate and I enjoyed my stay.

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After spending a week at the school they rated me at higher intermediate. It has taken me 2 years of studying to attain this level but after just one week at the school this year my confidence in speaking and listening to Spanish has improved more than I could wish for. If you really want to learn a foreign language you should attend one of these schools. They can provide you with an insight to the language and culture of the country of which you are studying.

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It was really nice, the school is situated in a beautiful place. you can do your homework on the beach and study around the swimming pool! Very good teachers. special topic for each day. Lot of speaking course really good.

The accommodation was very clean. New towels every two days, the beds were made up every day!!! Very very very good, it was like a hotel with a private safe and private shower....

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The course was excellent; the teachers professional and fun, and fully involved with making it a good experience for everyone.

My executive single room was everything I had hoped for and more, even a little cava and fruit on my arrival. It's a great set-up.

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The standard of teaching was excellent. All the lecturers were approachable and clearly very experienced. They explained the grammar ponts clearly and didn't move on until everyone understood. The atmosphere in the classes was very relaxed and I enjoyed all of them. The salsa was great. Herman knows every dance there is and managed to teach everyone the steps with supreme patience ! I really looked forward to his class every day.

Before coming, I was a little apprehensive about being on my own but was made to feel very welcome by everyone.

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Course was excellent; welcoming introduction and good assessment of individual language ability. Relaly enjoyable way of emersing into Spanish with a variety of teachers and methods of learning.

Accomodation was basic and fine if you are still used to student accomodation but not if you are a litle older. Once discussed with Manager I was allocate a more comfortable executive room.

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High quality teaching. School provided perfect environment for Spanish conversation and development in language skills in general. Best feature was probably the cultural programmes, which I really enjoyed. The school ability testing also worked very well. Would take on a longer course in the future!

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The teachers were fantastic :)

Fairly basic accommodation in the [school on-site] building but clean and adequate - cleaned daily.

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An excellent course, I would higly reccomend it. The accommodation was Very good, with an amazing view. I would higly recommend this course.

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Loved my time in teh school. Amazing location, great language course and beautiful weather with great people.

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We were lucky enough to stay in the only room with air conditioning and also one of the biggest rooms. I loved it. I also loved the fact that the rooms were cleaned my the cleaning staff which made our stay alot more comfortable

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Muchas gracias para todo :) Lo pase bomba

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The course was brilliant ! I LOVED the trip to Granada it was gorgeous ! The classes were brilliant as there was only 9 people in my class . It was far better than my last spanish course I went to in Dublin as there was around 15 in my class . I learned sooo much more in Malaga :)

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I only got the standard room but it was lovely and the cleaners came everyday so it was great :)

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Can't wait to go back :)

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Pitched at right level. Teachers always on time and I liked having a lot of different teachers, felt I learnt a lot.


Clean and comfortable accommodation, if a bit small

Would have been nice to have a few arranged in the bar at night, possibly quiz or local music to help students to meet others.

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Very well organised with in house course material, a new exercise book for each week containing organised units per day setting out clear goals. The teachers were motivated and enthusiastic and made us all feel welcome.

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I stayed at club hispanico and it was like a university halls of residence attached to the school, very convenient with excellent facilities.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the school and the whole experience, the facilities at the school were fantastic and the location appealed to me.

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It was comprehensive and well-presented. We needed more conversation although we did get quite a bit. I can read and write Spanish but I have a difficult time speaking

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It was a dorm room: spare but comfortable. The only thing I really missed was a hair-dryer but I adjusted. The building itself was lovely.

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I was surprised how many activities there were. Not only was there the trip to Morocco but excursions to nearby points of interest and movies once a week.

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The course was a little more intensive than at previous schools. All seemed very well organized. The rotation of teachers was good. There was an end of level B1 2 hour exam which was a good marker of progress. The study facilities were good.

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I booked my own accommodation in a city centre hotel.

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Despite being in the winter season there was a good number of fellow students with opportunities for organized activities and making friends casually.

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We got a lot of chances to play games in Spanish such as 'Apples to Apples', Hangman, etc which meant we were learning without realising it. We did a lot of speaking practice on topics we were actually interested in and which we would find useful when talking to people in Spanish. I thought the lessons were very well designed and everybody got a chance to practice the language and have a go at everything.

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The room was really nice and I loved having my own balcony which I could sit out on. The wifi connection was excellent although I have heard this was not the case in all rooms. I would have liked there to be air conditioning though as it did get very hot, and I often found that the cleaners came in just after lessons finished which was not great timing.

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Really good location, in a village just outside of Malaga so that we were not right in the city but it was easy to get to for shopping or nightlife, and we were just a short walk from the beach! Also the fact that lessons finished at 12.30 gave us almost a whole day to relax and enjoy experiencing the country. For the cafeteria food, I thought the breakfast muffins were excellent but there could have been more variety at lunch and dinner.

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Was put in a group at exactly the right level, so could follow but was stretched. Good variety of activities, excellent teachers and a lot of conversation. Teh accommodation was clean, comfortable and had good facilities. Plenty of activities for the 50+ group. Restaurant on site very good.

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Course was excellent. The teaching was exceptional! A very professional language school. The initial assessment ensured I was placed at the right level. Course material is very good. The pace and volume was pressing but not over whelming. The mix of grammar, comprehension and practical skills was also well balanced. A very rewarding experience. Overall the accommodation is very good in a very nice location. Good facilities and the Bar / Restaurant was very good, I was half board and food was fine. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall I found this course exceeded my expectations. The school is a very professional teaching facility with very capable staff in all areas.

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The profesores made it such good fun. They were very animated made grammar sessions much more interesting. My class was a particularly good mix, leading to a great ambiance within the classroom and enabling us to have interesting discussions. The accommodation was good. Very convenient. However the single rooms really are small. The upside is that you are not likely to be in your room very much and it did have everything that I needed. As a fifty something, I thoroughly enjoyed the social aspect. Everyone is open to making friends and talking. It was a great way of meeting people of a range of nationalities and getting to know a bit more about the wider world. The combination of the school, swimming pool, accommodation and proximity to the beach and city made it the perfect place to go.

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The Language course was very good. It was very efficiently run and the quality of the teaching was very good. The professors were helpful and very approachable. The room was satisfactory and good value for money. It is in a very nice location, handy for amenities such as shops and cafes and is a short walk to the beach and not far from central Malaga. The complex was very good with a lovely pool and a good restaurant and very good learning facilities. The extra activities offered in the school were very good. The dance teacher was excellent.

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I liked the course. Teaching method was well organized, teachers were skilful, nice activities besides class, and school staffs were friendly. I always felt comfortable to stay in the school. I stayed in a shared apartment. Enough size, secured, house utilities complete. School is located on the hill with beautiful scenery, and apartment is located near the beach. I also liked that. Thank you, Apple Language for having good school selection.

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M. Morrissey

The teachers were 'muy simpatico' and keen to help. As a beginner at 60 years of age I was never made to feel 'silly'. As a vegetarian I was a little worried about how my hostess would cope but she couldn't have been more helpful. I ate more and better than I normally do at home!

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S. Campbell

I absolutely loved it! From the moment I arrived, staff were friendly and everything was really organised. The course was just what I needed. I was there for 4 weeks so I had the chance to progress to the higher class. Teachers were friendly and easy to talk to. Regarding the accommodation, I was amazed that there was a maid service. Wow. I was in a shared room and my roomate was really friendly and Swedish. The room was big enough for both of us and so was the bathroom, which included a bath AND a shower!. There was even a fridge! I was really impressed with the accomodation. I would just like to say thank you for an amazing 4 weeks away from home. There was so much to do and so many people to meet that I didnt miss home once. I will definitely recommend this course to a friend and I am definitely going to do it again in the future.

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H. Biggs

I really enjoyed everything about it. The classes were really fun but also really challenging - I was put in at exactly the right level. I also thought that the activities were fun and also interesting, I especially liked the trip to Granada and the bicycle tour around Malaga. The woman I stayed with was really nice and friendly and every thing about the accommodation was good. I really, really enjoyed my time in Malaga, everyone was really friendly and I made some really good friends as soon as I arrived. I think the summer course setup was really good, as it meant you didn't have to get up early after a late night out. The teaching was really good and all of the staff were very friendly and the teachers definitely keep you entertained, even when looking at all the variations of the subjunctive tense! I would recommend this course to everyone!

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This was the eighth time that I have attended a course at this school in Malaga. I think that sums it up!

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C. Gilman

The teaching was excellent and I would like to try another Club 50 course in Spanish in the future.

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Interesting experience, extremely good teachers, hard but enjoyable work involved in the course. The accommodation was very satisfactory, comfortable and house-keeping staff were good. Extremely good cultural visits.

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K. White

Tutors and course content excellent. Conducted at a comfortable pace whilst still covering a lot of ground. Atmosphere in classes relaxed and fun. Tutors encouraging but not pressurising. Everything needed to prepare own meals if required. Very spacious and comfortable. Quiet with own entrance and small private garden. Next to the school so very convenient. Hotel standard maid service. Bed made every day, apartment cleaned and fresh towels left. Generally the course, the tutors, accommodation, excursions and staff were excellent.

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J. Toms

My trip to Malaga was just fantastic. The teachers at the school along with the staff were great and so helpful. I learned more than I thought I would have. I met so many amazing people at the course and the whole experience was just fantastic. My accommodation was great value for money. The rooms were big and spacious and very clean. The people I shared the apartment with were great too. The whole trip was so good that my friends and I are going to have a reunion there next year.

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The course was very well organised and we were both placed in classes very well-suited to our abilities. The accommodation was excellent.

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School statistics

Nationality (%)


Chinese (6.2)
Dutch (7.5)
French (5.8)
German (15)
Norwegean (5.9)
Russian (7.2)
Swedish (4)
Swiss (11.50)
British (3.4)
American (6.2)

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Average ages (June - Aug)

* Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

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