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Learn Spanish in Malaga

Malaga

Malaga is vastly underrated; which is great, because you can get all the history and local Spanish vibe without many other tourists around.

Malaga is a jigsaw puzzle that reflects 2000 years of history. A Roman amphitheatre stands close to a Moorish fortress. Picasso was born here and his museum is inside a 16th-century palace. A baroque cathedral is just steps from modern graffiti and contemporary Michelin-star restaurants.

At first you may think that this is many cities in one. The beauty of spending time in Malaga is that you discover a unique thread that ties all the different pieces together. Here is a city that honours a multi-layered past, while creating its own future. Now is the time to be here, before the rest of the world finds out.

An afternoon spent relaxing in Malaga can take you in many directions. Go in search of a specific history, perhaps at the Alcazaba. Hang out on a Mediterranean beach, possibly with a little beach volleyball. Follow the Picasso trail or check out Soho, the new art district. Relax in the parks or stroll along the new coastal promenade.

Slowly you’ll come to love the city and what makes it so special. And you’ll probably like to keep Malaga a secret for yourself. 

Malagueta Beach

Malaga is a city that stands right on the beach. Visiting Malagueta isn’t something you do once, it’s something you do almost every day. Come to swim in the Med, eat from the seafood shacks, and stroll the tree-lined promenade.

Picasso

The 20th-century’s most recognisable artist was born in Malaga. His museum takes you on a journey from formative works to famous masterpieces, as well as showing inspirational pieces that Picasso himself collected.

Alcazaba

Brimming with Moorish beauty, the Alcazaba is an old citadel perched high above the Mediterranean. Fountains fill the gardens and fortified ruins showcase the time when Malaga really evolved. The Alcazaba is lit up in the evenings, making it an excellent compass point for your stay.

Malaga Port

The modern side to Malaga, this port has become a lively place to be throughout the day and evening. You probably won’t be setting sail from here but you can walk the promenade and get to know its distinct energy.

Old town

Malaga’s old town is older than most. It stretches back through 2000 years of history, with different centuries along the cobblestone lanes. Get to know the old town and you’ll find favourite tapas bars and local shops, plus plazas for enjoying the Spanish way of life.

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Our school in Malaga

Spanish learners have been studying at Linguaschools Malaga since 1982. It was one of the very first Spanish schools in Malaga and will place you in the heart of the old city. Walking around the local neighbourhood is a joy, with al fresco cafes, stunning architecture, and plenty of little tapas bars to try. Just how central is the school? Well, Picasso was born just across the square, in a townhouse that’s been converted into a museum. So if you want to truly know Malaga then you are in the right place.

The school itself is situated in a period building, with high ceilings that make for very open and spacious classrooms. 9 different classrooms help accommodate learners of all abilities while the experienced teachers have been proving their worth for more than 3 decades. As with all Linguaschools locations, there’s a welcoming mix of students of different ages from all around the world, learning in a relaxed environment.

CLASSROOMS 9 spacious classrooms with natural light
ACCREDITATIONS CEELE, Instituto Cervantes, CSN, SICTED, NACEM, Málaga Chamber of Commerce
Location right in the city’s historic centre (Plaza de la Merced)
MULTIMEDIA all classrooms have multimedia devices
OTHER FACILITIES Wi-Fi, free to use computers , library, discounts for breakfast or lunch offered by bars next to the school
Languages spoken by staff English, Spanish, German

Nationality mix

20%
DE
5%
NL
7%
IT
8%
UK
7%
FR
11%
Scand
13%
Rest West-EU
10%
US&CA
6%
ASIA
13%
OTHER

Age mix

Spanish courses in Malaga

Thanks to the number of classrooms and teachers, Spanish courses in Malaga are carefully designed to your ability. For group lessons you are placed with students of similar language proficiency, usually students of vastly different ages and backgrounds. We believe that varied groups make for interesting and engaging learning.

All our Spanish courses have at least 20 lessons per week. You can combine 20 group lessons with 5 or 10 extra individual lessons. Or just choose individual classes. Courses start every Monday and the school arranges weekly welcome parties so you immediately start getting to know new friends from across the world.

Class duration 1 lesson = 50 minutes
Group size Max. 10 students
Minimum age 16 years old

Intensive Courses

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Intensive 20

Combination Courses

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Intensive 20 + 5
Intensive 20 + 10

Individual courses

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Individual 10 and Individual 20
Customised Individual Lessons
Customized Semi-Individual Lessons

Exam preparation courses

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DELE 20 (group)

Please note that the school is closed on bank holidays. Generally, missed group lessons are unfortunately lost. When there are 2 public holidays in 1 week, 1 day of missed group lessons will be made up for.

Accommodation

Whether staying with a host family or in a shared fully-equipped apartment, you will enjoy the comforts of independence while also practicing your Spanish. All accommodations are within walking distance of the school and help you connect with Malaga’s history and culture. Expect them to be clean and comfortable with all the necessary privacy and amenities. 

Availability All year round
Distance 25 minutes walking distance
Shared with Locals and or language school students
Standard apartment Standard single and double room
Availability All year round
Distance 25 minutes walking distance
Shared with Locals and or language school students
Host family Single and double room half board
Host family Single and double room full board

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Activities

In Malaga you are always learning, even when taking part in the varied program of local activities.

It’s fun to get involved with local culture. Think flamenco dance classes, Spanish cooking lessons, or simply an organised get together with other Spanish speakers. Weekday activities are free or low cost, an exciting way to practice your language in a real environment. And when staying in Malaga there’s a superb choice of weekend activities, including day trips to Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Gibraltar or even Morocco.

Week Sangría and trivia evenings

Week Flamenco or salsa dance classes

Week Beach volleyball

Week Gastronomy workshop

Weekend Day trip to Sevilla, Gibraltar or Cádiz

Weekend Visit to the white Andalucian villages

Weekend Day trip to Caminito del Rey

Weekend Visit to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas