Spain | Malaga

Intensive Spanish Course

Spanish A Level Revision Course

These courses are available throughout the year starting every Monday. Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.

Aimed at students taking A Level or equivalent standard, this course is a mix of group classes combined with 1:1 lessons, tailored to suit your needs in preparation for exams or ongoing development. 

This course is available to students over the age of 17.

Location

With the backdrop of the rocky Iberian mountains and sparkling Mediterranean Sea, Malaga is an stunning city in the South of Spain – capital of the Costa del Sol region. Birthplace of the famous Pablo Picasso, Malaga has a perfect mix of historical monuments with trendy neighbourhoods. A wide range of influences can be found throughout the city’s architecture like the Gothic-Mujedar Iglesia de los Mártires, Moorish Alcazaba and the French-influenced Palacio de la Tinta. As well as a variety of museums to visit including the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Centre Pompidou and Museo Carmen Thyssen, the city is not short of things to do. Malaga also has a thriving art scene which can be found in the neighbourhood of Soho. Decorated by colourful street art, Soho is full of artsy cafés, innovative restaurants, and extravagant art installations.

An event not to miss is the Feria de Malaga – a week-long festival in August. The city comes alive to celebrate with activities like concerts, funfairs, flamenco and of course lots of delicious food!

 

  • Capital of Costa del Sol
  • Birthplace of Pablo Picasso
  • Variety of museums
  • Mix of history, culture (Alcazaba), Moorish, Roman & modern, trendy (Soho), bohemian
  • Backdrop of rolling hills
  • Feria de Malaga- Early August

Course

The core course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using Spanish. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other international students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4 classes per day and these take place during the morning.

In addition you will attend 5 group conversation classes with students of a similar ability to yourself.

You will have an additional 5 individual classes throughout the week, the content of which will be decided by you in advance. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic, conversation or pronunciation.

This course is designed for students who wish to rapidly improve their Spanish with a view to taking public examinations.

You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.

Once your level of Spanish and class have been established you will be invited to purchase the text for your lessons at a cost of approxiately €30. This will be available from the school on your first day. 

Optional Social and Cultural Programme

The school offers a range of activities during the week, as well as longer full day excursions at the weekends. These are available for a charge and you can book through reception during your stay. You will be introduced to the activities as part of your induction on your first day.  These activities change weekly but include the following:

  • City tour
  • Visit to the bull ring
  • Visit to the Alcazaba
  • Visit to the Thyssen Museum
  • Visit to the Picasso Gallery
  • Visit to the local theatre
  • Visit to the Arabic Baths
  • Visit to the Malaga Museum
  • Visit to the Car Museum
  • Visit to the Gibralfaro Castle
  • Games Evenings

For those whose visit includes a Saturday there are excursions available to: Córdoba, Sevilla, Rona and Stenil and other local towns. These vary from week to week so those that stay for a longer period can take different excursions.

 

Accommodation

For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected Spanish host families. They will not only introduce you to the Spanish way of life and help you practise the Spanish language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.

Students also have the option of staying in one of the school self-catering residences with Spanish and international students, or shared apartments with other international students; single rooms are available.

Transfers

Transfers can be arranged for a fee on request. Alternatively, we can provide directions and all the details you need to use public transport - the efficient and clean Metro runs straight from the airport to the city centre in only 20 minutes. Taxis are also very reasonable, efficient and reliable in Malaga and can be taken from directly outside the airport to the city centre. 

School Closures

The school will be closed on 28/02/24, 28/03/24, 29/03/24, 30/04/24, 14/08/24, 18/08/24, 08/09/24, 11/10/24, 01/11/24, 06/12/24 and 09/12/24. On these days lessons are not replaced and no price adjustment is made. Any individual 1:1 lessons will be made up on the remaining days of the week. 

Insurance

Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.

Malaga

Weekly Programme

  • 20 Core Spanish lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
  • 5 1:1 lessons
  • 5 Group conversation classes
  • Accommodation (optional)
  • Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office
  • Travel and Medical Insurance (optional)

Longer stays

Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks. Many students will travel to the school for long (12 weeks+) at a time, even starting from limited or no level in the language. We have prices for 1-4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school.  Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.

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