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Málaga

Program Outline

Our main Spanish program is the Intensive 20, 24 or 26 Group Lessons. Each lesson is a 50 minute block, with class times from 8:30am to 12:30pm or 4pm to 8pm, Monday through Friday. There is a maximum of ten students per class. Classes focus on general Spanish: Reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar structures and vocabulary as well as different aspects of Spanish culture and customs. There are six levels of Spanish, 2 beginner, 2 intermediate and 2 advanced. All students are given an oral and written evaluation before the start of the program to determine their correct level of ability.

There are additional program options that can be added onto the Intensive Group Lessons option: Super Intensive 30 Lessons Group, Spanish and Dance, Spanish for Cooking & Spanish for Business. Each of these add-on lessons occur in the afternoon. For the Super Intensive you receive two additional Conversation lessons each day with a maximum of 6 students from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. They also have a DELE Preparation Course, which is offered immediately before the examination and are for A2, B1 & B2 exams. We have additional detailed information on all of our options upon request.

Location

Our campus is located near the Pedregalejo neighborhood, a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute public bus ride into Malaga center. Our facilities are second to none in all of Spain. We have 25 modern, air-conditioned classroom, all equipped with audio/visual equipment. Our Study Center has a library and multi-media room with computers, TVs and DVD players with a full catalogue of films and documentaries. There is a swimming pool, bar, gym, restaurant, free wifi and multiple terraces and patios with wonderful views of the mountains. We also have 24/7 reception in case of emergency.

Accommodation

Our Homestay Option is with specially selected families and included; half board, private room, shared bath and weekly laundry. Staying with a family is the best way to practice Spanish and learn about the local culture. Our School Residence Options are on campus, so super convenient. All have private baths and the Executive Studio has a small living/dining area with kitchenette. is in the center of town and a short walk to the school. Students have private rooms, shared baths and a common area with kitchen. We also have 1 and 2 bedroom apartment options 10 to 30 minutes’ walk from the school.

Cultural

Organized outings are always accompanied by a teacher. A typical monthly program of activities and excursions could be composed of:

  • Welcoming and departure parties.
  • Tour of the City: El Palo y Pedregalejo, the beach, the Post Office, monuments and museums.
  • Videos and documentary films.
  • Theater and concerts.
  • Sports activities and games, such as beach volleyball and football.
  • Dinners and informal outings. Excursions to Granada, Seville, Cordoba and “White Villages.”

Start Dates

All Group Course begins every Monday of the year that is not a National Holiday. Beginner start dates are every other Monday, check with us for exact dates. Classes missed on account of National holidays will not be made up. For 2015 we observe the following holidays: Jan 1, Feb 28, March 28 & 29, May 1, Aug 15 & 18, Sept 9, Nov 1, Dec 6 & 9. The school and residence are closed from December 19, 2015 through January 8, 2016.

Climate

Málaga enjoys a warm sunny climate throughout the year and is surrounded by beaches. Summers are hot and somewhat humid, but with sea breezes to cool you off. One should bring Spring/Autumn type clothing in the winter months.

Local Color

Studying on the Costa del Sol offers students the chance to combine Spanish language studies with an unforgettable vacation in Málaga. Leisure time activities are unlimited. During the second or third week of August, a festival is held with bullfights and open-air concerts. Students can also visit many historical buildings.

Points of Interest

The Historic City Center; the Cathedral, the Alcazaba-Gibralfaro, the Plaza de la Constitución, the Roman Theatre and the Paseo del Parque (Park Walk). Leaving the center of the city, students should stroll along the Paseo Marítimo (Promenade) to the fine-sand beaches of Pedregalejo and eat fresh fish in a chiringuito (open air restaurant) by the sea. The processions at Easter and the Málaga Fair in August are very popular.

Hot Tip

The school’s large swimming pool and terrace are a favorite spot for students to hang out year round, but especially in the summer. Students frequently gather there to pass the time after classes enjoying the sun, food and drink from the school's own restaurant and bar. Various other activities take place there as well so it is a central point of every student's social life.

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