Spanish courses in Benalmádena

The town of Benalmádena is located at the foot of the Sierra de Mijas, around twenty kilometres from Málaga. The friendly locals, sports facilities (water sports, golf, horse riding), flamenco demonstrations and the natural beauty of the coastline make it the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. Its geographical location, in the south of Andalusia, makes it easy to organise excursions to the major cities of this region with its rich historical and cultural heritage.

Highlights:

  • In the south of Andalusia, not far from Marbella
  • Great school, 10 minutes’ walk from the beach
  • Warm atmosphere
  • Large shaded terrace
  • All-inclusive “Special Summer” programmes for 18-22 year olds and adults with courses and activities

Our partner school Colegio Maravillas is located in the residential area of Benalmádena, 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. It occupies the premises of a prestigious private secondary school founded in 1976, now fully equipped with the most modern facilities.

Accreditations: school recognised by the Instituto Cervantes, accredited by ELITE, FEDELE, the German government’s Bildungsurlaub and recognised by the Swedish government (CSN).

The school offers you

  • 20 large, fully-equipped classrooms
  • A large library
  • A multimedia room
  • A multi-purpose room (projection room for Spanish films, conference room)
  • A cafeteria on a large sunny terrace
  • Several common rooms
  • Free WIFI access throughout the school

Spanish course: general information

  • Length of lesson: 55 minutes (one-to-one lessons: 60 minutes)
  • Maximum number of students per class: 10
  • Timetable: classes are usually held in the morning but can also be organised in the afternoon in high season. Group courses run from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Level test: on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • All teachers are qualified to teach their language to foreigners and are native speakers of Spanish

Standard course

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20 lessons of general Spanish per week

With this programme, you will have lessons from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm, Monday to Friday. You will develop the 4 basic skills of written and oral expression, listening comprehension and reading.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

Combined courses

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20 lessons of general Spanish + 5 private lessons per week

In addition to the standard programme, you will have 1 private lesson per day from Monday to Friday, in the afternoon. These sessions give you the opportunity to discuss subjects of particular interest to you with the teacher, or to tackle specific problems.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

Option: 5 additional private lessons per week (please contact us)

Cultural options

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Cooking (3 hours per week): the course is taught by a professional chef. The Spanish dishes prepared during the course are “tortilla de patatas” (omelette with potatoes), sangria, “gazpacho” (cold tomato and vegetable soup), “ensalada malagueña” (typical Malaga salad), paella, “porra Antequerana” (similar to gazpacho but thicker) and “pescaito frito” (fried fish).

Flamenco (3 hours per week): the flamenco dance class is an introduction to the basics of this Andalusian dance inherited from the gypsies and typical of southern Spain.

Special summer programme – 18-22 years old

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20 general Spanish lessons per week + activity programme included
During summer, you can combine your standard course programme with an activity programme specially designed for young adults aged 18 to 22.
This activity programme includes (per week) :
1 half-day guided tour of Málaga, Mijas, Marbella or Antequera (transport and entrance fees included)
1 recreational activity (escape room, cinema, bowling) and one sporting activity (kayaking, hiking, windsurfing)
1 day excursion on Saturday to Seville, Cordoba, Granada or Ronda (guide, transport and entrance fees included)
Cultural seminars at the school
1 welcome and farewell party at the school with drinks and music
Transfers from and to Malaga airport to place of residence

SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAMME – ADULTS

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20 general Spanish lessons per week activity programme included
In summer, you can combine your standard course programme with an activity programme specially designed for adults.
This activity programme includes (per week) :
1 half-day guided tour of Málaga, Mijas, Marbella or Antequera (including transport and entrance fees)
1 half-day visit to a winery or tropical fruit farm, or walk along the famous Caminito del Rey
1 day excursion on Saturday to Seville, Cordoba, Granada or Ronda (guide, transport and entrance fees included)
Cultural seminars at the school
1 activity with a teacher, such as a tapas tour of the city, flamenco dance lessons, etc.
Return transfer from and to Malaga airport to place of residence

Features :

  • Single room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Breakfast included
  • Travel time to school: maximum 20 minutes by public transport (usually a short walk)

Options at extra cost :

  • Hot meal provided by the school at lunchtime
  • Half board

Practical information :

  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels not provided
  • Laundry facilities (washing machine usually available once a week)

The residence flats belong to Colegio Maravillas and are located right next to the school.

Shared rooms are only available for 2 students travelling together

Conors Residence

This mini-residence has 7 rooms (4 doubles and 3 singles)

  • Single room with TV, desk, electric heater and fan
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared lounge with air conditioning and large flat-screen TV
  • Large fully-equipped kitchen (3 fridges 2 washing machines)
  • Self catering
  • Journey time to school: a few minutes’ walk from the school, 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from the beach

Residence Parquemiel

This mini-residence has 4 single rooms

  • Single room with desk and TV
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared living room with large flat-screen TV and computer
  • Kitchen with laundry facilities and sun terrace
  • Air conditioning in all rooms
  • Self catering
  • Journey time to school: a few minutes’ walk from the school, 15/20 minutes’ walk from the beach

Flat Torremiel

This flat has 2 double bedrooms

  • Double room for single use with desk and TV
  • Shared bathroom
  • Large living room with modern open-plan kitchen and TV
  • Air conditioning in all rooms
  • Self catering
  • Journey time to school: a few minutes’ walk from the school, 15/20 minutes’ walk from the beach

Practical information

  • Bed linen and towels provided

Travel

  • Day of arrival: Sunday
  • Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival airport (transfer possible at extra cost) :

  • Malaga: approximately 20 minutes (by train and taxi)

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay (approximately 4 days after payment of your deposit).

Visa information

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information, please see our Visa Information page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information.

Dates 2024

Starting dates: Courses start every Monday throughout the year, unless otherwise indicated below. If Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Session start dates for complete beginners: 08/01, 05/02, 04/03, 01/04, 22/04, 06/05, 20/05, 03/06, 17/06, 01/07, 15/07, 05/08, 19/08, 02/09, 16/09, 07/10, 21/10, 04/11, 25/11

Dates of the “Special Summer – 18-22 years” programme: between 17/06 and 18/08

Dates of theSpecial Summer – Adultsprogramme: between 24/06 and 11/08

Public holidays: 01/01 to 08/01; 28/02, 29/03, 01/05, 15/08, 12/12, 01/11, 06/12, 09/12 and 21/12 to 31/12

Note:
There are no more available programmes starting on:

  • 10/06
  • 17/06
  • 24/06

Prices 2024

All taxes and registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Courses & accommodation
Type of course20 lessons20 lessons20 + 5 lessons20 + 5 lessons
DurationHomestay, single room, breakfastResidence "Conors", single room. without mealHomestay, single room, breakfastResidence "Conors", single room, without meals
1 week 525 425 670 570
2 weeks 895 700 1.175 980
3 weeks 1.330 1.035 1.720 1.425
4 weeks 1.720 1.335 2.220 1.835
6 weeks 2.490 1.910 3.300 2.720
8 weeks 3.240 2.465 4.280 3.505
12 weeks 4.860 3.700 6.420 5.260
16 weeks 6.385 4.835 8.420 6.865
18 weeks 7.185 5.440 9.470 7.725
20 weeks 7.980 6.040 10.520 8.580
24 weeks 9.580 7.250 12.625 10.300
32 weeks 12.450 9.345 16.515 13.410
36 weeks 14.115 10.620 18.685 15.195
Extra week 395 295 520 425
Special Summer program for 18-22 year olds (courses, accommodation, activities and transfers included)
DurationHomestay, single room, breakfastResidence "Conors", single room, without meals
1 week 795 765
2 weeks 1.450 1.235
Special Summer adults program (courses, accommodation, activities and transfers included)
DurationHomestay, single room, breakfastResidence "Conors", single room, without meals
1 week 795 765
2 weeks 1.450 1.235
Homestay supplements - per week
Half pension 40
High season supplement (June to September) 20
Residence accommodation supplements - per week
Summer - (July to September) 65
Parquemiel or Torremiel residences (January to June and October to December) 50
Parquemiel or Torremiel residences (July to September) 140
Delivery of keys for people not taking the transfer 20
Cultural options supplements (in addition to the standard course)
Flamenco (3h/week) 145
Cooking (3h/week) 155
Malaga Airport Transfer
One way ticket 45
Round trip 80

The above prices include:

  • The course chosen
  • Accommodation according to chosen option
  • Welcome pack with city map and orientation tour
  • Teaching materials
  • Level test
  • Course participation certificate
  • All taxes and school administration costs
  • For “Special Summer” programmes, return transfers from Malaga airport

Not included:

  • Return travel to destination
  • Transfers from Malaga airport (except for “Special Summer” programmes)
  • Meals according to chosen formula
  • Optional insurance

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