Language studies in Marbella

Marbella is a famous seaside resort on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, which has preserved its typical Andalusian charm.

Situated between the sea and the mountains, Marbella lives up to all its promises, with some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, picturesque streets in the heart of the old town, magnificent parks and gardens and a host of luxury yachts.

The highlights

  • A chic and renowned seaside resort on the Costa del Sol, with typical Andalusian charm
  • 3 different campuses depending on age and dates of stay
  • Numerous organised activities
  • Possibility of choosing a sports option
  • 60% foreign students and 40% Spanish students
  • 24-hour supervision

Students are split between 3 different campuses in Marbella, depending on their age.

Located on one of the hills surrounding Marbella, in a beautiful residential area with spectacular views of the Mediterranean. A private bus service is available to take children to the beach several times during their stay.

Rooms with 4 to 6 beds or 6 to 8 beds for younger children

Facilities :

  • Classrooms
  • Auditorium, study room, common rooms
  • Football pitches, tennis courts, paddle tennis
  • Athletics tracks
  • Equestrian centre and golf course nearby
  • Large swimming pool
  • Large gardens
  • Close to beaches

This vast campus is located on the site of the prestigious Colegio Alboran. It is surrounded by a thick pine forest and is very well located: 15 minutes from the beach and 13 km from the centre of Marbella. A private bus service is provided to take students to the beach several times during their stay.

Facilities :

  • Classrooms
  • Study room, common rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Sports fields, football pitches, tennis courts, paddle courts, basketball courts
  • Climbing wall
  • Horse riding centre and golf course nearby
  • Gardens planted with trees

This campus is located in the centre of Marbella, just an 8-minute walk from the beach and the old town, and is ideal for 14-17 year-olds. In this centre, young people have a few hours of free time per week.

Rooms with 3 or 4 beds

Facilities :

  • Classrooms
  • Video and TV room
  • Conference room
  • Sports fields, football, tennis courts, paddle, basketball
  • Equestrian centre, golf course and swimming pool nearby
  • Surrounding gardens

Spanish course

20 Spanish lessons per week

  • Length of lesson: 45 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 15 (average 8)
  • Level test: on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their mother tongue to foreigners
  • Levels offered: beginner to advanced

Activities and excursions

Activities included: alongside their Spanish lessons, students take part in a full programme ofcultural, sporting and leisure activities.

Example of possible activities:

Cultural, leisure and sports activities every afternoon: guided tour of the city, flamenco shows, various sports, visit to Puerto Banûs, Bonsai museum, etc.

1 day excursion every 2 weeks : Cordoba, Seville, Malaga and the Picasso Museum, Ronda, Mijas, the Nerja wine cellars, etc.

Below is an example of a day’s planning (given as an example and subject to change):

Options at extra cost(one option per 2-week stay to choose from):

  • Tennis: 12 sessions
  • Paddle tennis: 12 sessions
  • Horse riding: 12 sessions
  • Football: 16 sessions
  • Golf: 18 sessions
  • Swimming (Elviria campus): 8 sessions

Number of sessions per 2-week stay

Please note: your option may not always be compatible with other activities at the camp, as timetables may overlap.



  • Depending on the campus, students will be accommodated in rooms with 3 to 8 beds, grouped by age and gender (6-8 beds per room for younger students)
    • Elviria” campus: rooms with 4 to 6 beds or 6 to 8 beds
    • Marbella-Centro” campus: rooms with 3 to 4 beds
  • Shared bathrooms for younger students
  • Bathrooms and toilets in each 6-bed room for older students
  • Full board
  • On-site residence
  • Capacity: between 180 and 220 students
  • Location: within the centre
  • Laundry service: once every 15 days (to facilitate this service, your child must bring a laundry bag and his/her clothes must be marked)


Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival station or airport :

  • Malaga airport, train station or bus station: return transfer at extra cost

Note: do not book your travel ticket until we have confirmed your stay.

Authorisation to leave the school (from age 15)

Young people aged15 and over with parental authorisation are allowed to go out in the evenings until 10.30pm unaccompanied by an adult, for a maximum of 3 outings per 2-week session. The days of the outings are set by the centre director.
Young people under the age of 15 or those aged 15 and over without parental authorisation are not permitted to leave the campus under any circumstances. The course programme and the various activities are designed to make the most of their time.

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 & Prices 2023

Dates 2023

Sessions last 2 weeks; it is possible to combine 2 sessions.

Marbella ‘Elviria’:

  • 5 to 13 years: 02/07 to 15/07; 16/07 to 29/07
  • 14 to 18 years: 30/07 to 12/08; 13/08 to 26/08

Marbella “Las Chapas” (fully booked for the summer)

  • 14-18 years: 02/07 to 15/07; 16/07 to 29/07

Marbella “Centro

  • 14-18 years: 02/07 to 15/07; 16/07 to 29/07

Bank holiday (no lessons and not made up): 15/08

Prices 2023

WPCS 42.0.3
Prices include course, residential accommodation, full-board & activities
DurationCampus Elviria or Las Chapas
2 weeks 2.170
4 weeks 3.950
Prices include course, residential accommodation, full-board & activities
DurationCampus Centro
2 weeks 1.865
4 weeks 3.490
Sport options for 2 weeks
Swimming (8 sessions / 2 weeks) 100
Tennis (12 sessions / 2 semaines) 250
Paddle tennis (12 sessions / 2 semaines) 250
Haorse riding (12 sessions / 2 semaines) 300
Football (16 sessions/ 2 semaines) 250
Golf (18 sessions / 2 semaines) 500
Other extras
Transfer from/to Malaga airport or station (each way) 95
Extra night (on request only) 95
Uniform (optional) 110

The above prices include:

  • Lessons (20 lessons per week)
  • Accommodation in residence
  • Full board
  • Teaching materials
  • Sports and cultural activities and excursions
  • 24-hour supervision
  • All taxes and school administration costs

Not included:

  • Travel to and from Marbella
  • Return transfer from Malaga airport, bus or train station
  • Sports options
  • Optional insurance

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