Malaca Instituto

Learn Spanish in Malaga, Spain

The Area & School

Malaga is a Spanish city located on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The city boasts a true mix of modernity and classic old world charm. In Malaga you will find beautiful gardens, gorgeous narrow streets, wide boulevards, gardens, museums, high end shopping and a plethora of cultural activities and arts. Like hitting the hay early? Malaga probably is not your place. Malagueños (like many of their Spanish countrymen) are known for staying out late and sleeping in. People of all ages can be seen in restaurants, cafes and patios until the wee hours of the morning all week long. The vibrant nightlife in Malaga is made even better by bars and clubs that stay open all night.

The Instituto campus is world-class, with beautiful views, top notch accommodation, an on-site restaurant and pool, and modern classrooms. Free WiFi is available throughout the school and campus grounds.

Immersion consistently ranks as the most effective method of learning a new language, or improving existing skills. Our Malaga program is a unique immersion experience the pool at Malaca Instituto. Students of all ages kick back after class, sipping drinks by our private pool or in the bar area. Does this sound like fun? Follow the hot sun and learn Spanish in Malaga!

Spanish Courses

Standard 20 Spanish

20 lessons of group Spanish courses per week totaling 16 hours and 40 minutes. Focus will be on reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar structures and vocabulary. Courses begin every Monday throughout the year.

Starts at €205 for one week

Intensive 30 Spanish

20 lessons of group Spanish courses per week plus 10 extra conversation courses, totaling 25 hours. Focus will be on reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar structures and vocabulary. Courses begin every Monday throughout the year.

Starts at €292 for one week

4 Week DELE Exam Preparation

This 4 week course is designed to prepare students to take the official DELE exam. It is recommended that students enroll for the weeks leading up to their designated test date, but it is possible to take the course starting any Monday throughout the year. *Exam prep courses for Levels A2, B1 and B2 only are available at this location. * All classes are taught by native speakers using an immersion method. Students will attend four one hour classes each morning, Monday through Friday for four weeks...

Starts at €206 for one week

Spanish For Adults 50+

This is a 2 or 4 week program designed for adults aged 50 and up interested in experiencing new cultures, meeting fellow travelers, and learning Spanish. Over the years, more than 3,000 students have participated in this course, and the curriculum and itinerary have been perfected based on feedback from past participants...

Starts at €317 for one week


Standard Room - Single

( 10 meters sq.) This is the most popular accommodation option at The Institute. The Residential Club is centrally located on campus, close to social events, the swimming pool, and classrooms. The following features and services are included with all rooms:

  • 24 hour reception service
  • En suite facilities
  • Hi speed WiFi internet acces
  • Direct dial phone in room
  • Use of pool and recreation areas
  • Proximity to student lounge, bar and restaurants
  • Use of multimedia study center and conference rooms
  • Maid service

Starts at €287 / week

Executive Studio

( 25 meters sq.) Executive Club Studios present a standard of luxury never before seen in a language school environment. Tastefully decorated and modern, the studios offer high end accommodation just steps from classrooms and recreation areas. The following features and services are available with all Executive rooms:

  • Kitchenette for preparing meals
  • Flat screen television
  • Large bathroom with shower
  • Hi speed WiFi internet access
  • 24 hour reception service
  • Use of pool and recreation areas
  • Proximity to student lounge, bar and restaurants
  • Use of multimedia study center and conference rooms
  • Maid service

Starts at €581 / week

Additional Details

The school will be closed on the following Spanish and Andalusian public holidays

  • January 1 New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
  • January 6 Epiphany (Día de Reyes / Epifanía del Señor)
  • February 28 Regional Holiday (Día de Andalucía)
  • March or April Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo)
  • March or April Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
  • March or April Easter Monday (Lunes de Pascua)
  • May 1 Labour Day (Día del Trabajador)
  • August 15 Assumption (Asunción)
  • October 12 Fiesta Nacional de España (Fiesta Nacional de España)
  • November 1 All Saints Day (Día de todos los Santos)
  • December 6 Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución)
  • December 8 Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
  • December 25 Christmas Day (Navidad)

The school and residences will also be closed between the following dates:

From 20 December 2015 until the morning of 2 January 2016 and from 18 December 2016 until the morning of 7 January 2017 (Club Hispánico) and 9 January 2017 (school) - provisional.

The school recommends booking your flight into Malaga International Airport (Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso, Malaga). The school is a short twenty minute drive from the airport.

  • Airport Transfer: The school can arrange a 2 way airport transfer for you for 80 EUR. Please inform your booking representative upon registering if you would like to book a transfer.

  • Taxi: You can also take a taxi from the airport. If staying in the residential club or shared apartments, ask to be driven to "Club Hispanico en el Cerrado de Calderon". If you are staying with a host family, have the address clearly written out to give the driver. The taxi fare should be between 30 and 35 EUR.

  • Airport Train: Trains from the airport to the central railway station run from 6:50 to 23:50 (11:50pm) and take around 30 minutes. The ride will cost around 2 EUR and you can take a taxi from the railway station to the school for around 10 EUR.

  • Airport Bus: Buses from the airport to the town center run every 30 minutes from 7:00am to 24:00 (midnight). The bus will cost around 1.50 EUR and a taxi from the town center to school will be another 7-10 EUR.

Max Group Class Size: 10.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 250 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €12.30 per class hour

The following are examples of activities included with course tuition:

  • On-campus swimming pool
  • On-campus restaurant and bar
  • Dance classes
  • Cultural talks
  • Concerts
  • Cooking classes
  • Movie nights
  • Parties
  • Themed evenings

Free and inexpensive (0-100 EUR) activities organized by the school include:

  • Tapas bar tours
  • Picasso gallery tour
  • CAC gallery tour
  • Arts and crafts museum
  • Malaga orientation tour
  • Granada day trip
  • Cordoba day trip
  • Sevilla day trip
  • Pot holing
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Cathedral visit
  • Gibralfaro castle tour

All language courses are fully accredited by Instituto Cervantes. All classes are taught by native speakers. Each student will take a placement test before beginning their program and be placed in one of the 6 core levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C2). Classes consist of a combination of exercises, role playing, reading, conversation, and grammar. Each Spanish teacher will customize a program from a variety of lesson materials based upon the level of the participants in the class. Students will be amazed at how they improve their oral, writing, listening, reading and comprehension skills. Classes begin each Monday throughout the year.


Does the school close for Christmas and New Years holiday weeks?

Yes, the school in Malaga generally closes for the two weeks leading up to Christmas and New years. For example, in 2016, the school will be close from 20th December 2015 until the morning of 2nd January 2016. Obviously the exact dates will change from year to year, but you can assume that the school will be closed for two weeks around Christmas and New Years and email for exact dates.