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The Out of the Beaten Track Spanish Language School

Discover Wonderful International Programs in Benalmádena, Málaga. Your Premier Spanish Language School on the Costa del Sol

The Language School boasts over 40 years of excellence in teaching Spanish to international students. Located in the picturesque town of Benalmádena, Málaga, our partner school offers a unique opportunity to learn Spanish in a less crowded, idyllic setting.

 Why Choose Maravillas Programas Internacionales?

  • Experience and Expertise: With more than four decades of experience, we are pioneers in Spanish language education on the Costa del Sol. The institution is a benchmark for quality and innovation in language teaching.

  • Cervantes Institute Accreditation: They are proudly accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the highest authority in Spanish language education. The school is also an official examination center for DELE and CCSE exams.

  • Qualified Instructors: Their team comprises highly qualified, native Spanish-speaking teachers who are active participants in didactic courses and ELE conferences. Most of the instructors are also certified DELE examiners.

 

 Comprehensive Learning Experience

  • Diverse Courses: We offer a variety of Spanish language courses tailored to different proficiency levels and learning needs.

  • Additional Services: Beyond language classes, we provide accommodation, excursions, seminars, and leisure activities to enrich your stay.

  • Modern Facilities: Our school features 26 spacious, sunlit classrooms equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and air conditioning. Additional amenities include a library, a cinema, a cafeteria with a sunshade terrace, and free WiFi throughout the campus.

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Why Benalmádena?

Benalmádena is a charming coastal town in the province of Málaga, known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and excellent weather. It offers a tranquil and inspiring environment for studying Spanish, away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Here, you can immerse yourself in Spanish culture and enjoy various tourist attractions such as the Benalmádena Marina, Tivoli World amusement park, and the stunning Paloma Park.

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The Spanish Language Courses 

Comprehensive Learning Experience

 

 Diverse Courses: We offer a variety of Spanish language courses tailored to different proficiency levels and learning needs.

 

 Join Us Today!

Experience the best of Spanish language education in a beautiful, serene setting. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner,

 

 They offer the perfect environment and resources to enhance your Spanish skills and enjoy a memorable stay in Spain.

 

 For more information and to book your course, browse the courses below or contact us directly.

 

They look forward to welcoming you in Benalmádena!

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Intensive Courses (20,25 & 30 Hours/Week)

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Teenagers Program: Spring & Summer Courses

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Spanish for Young Adults

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Master Class - Club 50+ Programme

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Gap Year 

 

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DELE Preparation Courses

Accommodation Types

Club Hispánico - Mini Campus

Rooms Accommodation

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Choose between single, double, triple rooms.

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Club Hispánico - Mini-Campus

Executive Accomodation

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Choose between executive rooms & studios

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External Apartments

Shared Students Apartments

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Host Family

Local Spanish Host Family Accommodation

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Intensive

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Super-Intensive Courses

Our Intensive 20, 25 & 30 hours/week courses offer one of the best immersion experiences in Spain, designed for rapid language acquisition.​

 

 Course Spanish Language 20

 

Description: Ideal for those wanting to learn general Spanish, integrating reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills with grammar and vocabulary. Learn progressively about the Spanish way of life and culture.

  • Timetable: 9:00 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 13:30

  • Lessons per Week: 20

  • Maximum Class Size: 10

  • Minimum Age: 18

  • Course Length: 1-48 weeks

  • Course Dates: All year round

  • Days: Monday to Friday

  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

  • Accommodation Options: Host family, Aparthotel, Residence

 

 Spanish Language Course 25

 

Description: Combines morning group classes with two daily individual lessons, totaling 30 lessons per week. Afternoon sessions address specific language needs.

  • Timetable: 9:00 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 13:30

  • Lessons per Week: 30 (20 group + 10 individual)

  • Maximum Class Size: 8

  • Minimum Age: 18

  • Course Length: 1-48 weeks

  • Course Dates: All year round

  • Days: Monday to Friday

  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

  • Accommodation Options: Host family, Aparthotel, Residence

 

 Spanish Language Course 30

 

 Description: Features morning group classes and one daily individual lesson, totaling 25 lessons per week. Focus on specific language challenges in the afternoon sessions.

  • Timetable: 9:00 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 13:30

  • Lessons per Week: 25 (20 group + 5 individual)

  • Maximum Class Size: 8

  • Minimum Age: 18

  • Course Length: 1-48 weeks

  • Course Dates: All year round

  • Days: Monday to Friday

  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

  • Accommodation Options: Host family, Aparthotel, Residence

 

Why Choose a language school in Benalmádena?

  • Extensive Experience: With over four decades of teaching Spanish to foreigners, they are pioneers on the Costa del Sol.

  • Accredited Excellence: Our accreditation by the Instituto Cervantes ensures the highest standards of Spanish language education.

  • Qualified Instructors: Our native-speaking teachers are highly qualified and frequently participate in ELE conferences. Most are also DELE Certified Examiners.

  • Comprehensive Services: Beyond language classes, we offer accommodation, excursions, seminars, and leisure activities to enrich your learning experience.

 

Join our Intensive 20,25 or 30 hours/week Spanish courses and experience a fun, effective, and professional language learning environment.  

 

Start your Spanish immersion journey today!

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Spanish for Young Adults

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Discover Spanish in a vibrant and immersive environment tailored for young adults!

 

 Our dynamic Spanish language course combines interactive classroom sessions with exciting leisure activities, cultural outings, and sports experiences. Dive into Spanish culture, language, and lifestyle with our expertly crafted program designed to ignite your passion for learning.

 

 Key Details:

  • Timetable: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Monday to Friday

  • Lessons per week: 20

  • Maximum class size: 10 students

  • Minimum age: 18

  • Course Length: 1 to 6 weeks

  • Course Dates: Summer holidays

  • Levels: Beginners A1 to Advanced C1

  • Accommodation options: Host family, Aparthotel, Residence

 

 Methodology: Benefit from our school's flexible and proven methodology, tailored to cater to your individual interests and aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our eclectic approach emphasizes practical communication skills through interactive learning experiences.

 

 Inclusive Package:

  • Spanish Intensive course with 20 lessons per week

  • Comprehensive school materials, textbooks, and a diploma upon course completion

  • Exciting activity program including weekly half-day visits and full-day excursions

  • Engaging evening activities hosted at the school

  • Hassle-free return transfer from/to Malaga airport via private car

 

Join us and start your Spanish journey! Last start date available in August for one-week courses.

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Academic Year in Benalmádena

Embark on an enriching academic journey with Educational Tourism in the vibrant coastal town of Benalmádena, nestled on the sunny shores of Costa del Sol.

 

Our partner school has an esteemed secondary school, recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain.They extend a warm invitation to international students seeking to immerse themselves in the Spanish education system.

Their comprehensive curriculum follows the structure of the Spanish education system, guiding students through the pivotal stages of their academic growth. Upon completing compulsory E.S.O. studies by the age of 16, students earn a Diploma that opens doors to further education. Transitioning into the Baccalaureate program, students embark on a two-year journey, delving into specialized tracks of either Sciences or Humanistic studies.

 

With classes ranging from 30 to 32 lessons per week, the academic year spans from mid-September to the second week of June, punctuated by traditional Spanish holidays and observances.

To ensure a fulfilling educational experience, they maintain minimum requirements for enrollment.

 

Prospective students should be between 16 and 18 years old, possess a proficient level of Spanish, maintain a commendable academic record, and exhibit good health and adaptability to new environments.

Explore our accommodation options to discover the perfect complement to your academic adventure.

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DELE Exam Preparation Courses

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Unlock the gateway to global opportunities with our DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) preparation course, meticulously designed to equip students with the skills needed to excel in the internationally recognized DELE exam, administered by the prestigious Cervantes Institute.

 At our partner Spanish Language school in Benalmádena, they offer comprehensive preparation courses tailored to five proficiency levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1, spanning the spectrum of language mastery from beginner to advanced.

 

 Since 2004, Maravillas Programas Internacionales has proudly served as an authorized examination center, ensuring our students receive the highest standard of preparation and examination facilitation.

 Notably, our A2 level course holds special significance as it fulfills the mandatory requirement for obtaining Spanish nationality. For those aspiring to conquer the DELE A2 exam, meticulous preparation is paramount.

 Here's how to get started:

  • Register on the official Instituto Cervantes website: examenes.cervantes.es

  • Select "FEDELE BENALMADENA – Maravillas Escuela de Idiomas" as your examination center during registration.

  • Complete the registration process, including payment, securely via credit card. Please note that registration is exclusively conducted online through the Instituto Cervantes website.

 

 It's important to note that Maravillas International Programmes does not facilitate or manage registrations for CCSE or DELE exams. For seamless registration and comprehensive preparation, trust Maravillas Programas Internacionales to guide you towards DELE success.

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Related Programs: For a classic “Gap Year” experience, consider our Hispanic Studies program, which includes B2 preparation in Term II.

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Teenagers Program:
Spring & Summer Courses

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Immersive Spanish Courses for Teenagers (Ages 13-17)

 

Looking for an unforgettable educational experience for your teenager this spring or summer?

Our Spanish Language Courses for Teenagers are designed for students aged 13 to 17 who want to improve their Spanish language skills while enjoying an exciting vacation in Spain.

 

 Why Choose Our Spanish Language Courses?

  • Perfect Timing: Our courses are available during spring break and summer holidays, ideal for maximizing learning during school breaks.

  • Comprehensive Learning Experience: The program combines Spanish lessons with social activities, sports, excursions, and cultural visits, ensuring a well-rounded and enjoyable learning experience.

  • Individual and Group Options: Whether your child is traveling solo or with a group, our courses cater to both individual clients and small groups accompanied by their teachers.

 

 Course Features

  • Age Range: 13 to 17 years old

  • Duration: Spring break and summer holiday periods

  • Activities: Spanish lessons, social activities, sports, excursions, and cultural visits

  • Group Size: Small group sizes to ensure personalized attention

  • Travel Options: Available for individual students and small groups

 

 Benefits of Studying Spanish in Spain

  1. Immersive Environment: Students will be surrounded by the Spanish language and culture, accelerating their learning process.

  2. Cultural Exposure: Our program includes excursions and cultural visits, offering students a deeper understanding of Spanish heritage and traditions.

  3. Social Interaction: Engaging social activities help students make new friends from around the world, enhancing their social and language skills.

 

 Why Choose Our Program?

  • Expert Instructors: Our Spanish language courses are taught by experienced and qualified teachers who specialize in teaching teenagers.

  • Fun and Engaging: We believe in learning through fun, so our courses are packed with interactive and enjoyable activities.

  • Safety First: We prioritize the safety and well-being of our students, providing a secure and supportive environment throughout their stay

  • Grading test on arrival and Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

  • Text book on loan and school material.

  • Free internet access.

 

 Enroll Now!

 

 Don't miss this opportunity to give your teenager a head start in Spanish while enjoying a memorable spring or summer in Spain. Enroll now in our Spanish Language Courses for Teenagers and let your child embark on an educational adventure they'll never forget!

Experience the best in Spanish language education and cultural immersion with our top-rated program for young learners.

 For more information and to book your spot, contact us directly.

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Master Class – Club 50+ Programme

Our Master Class – Club 50+ Programme offers a unique blend of Spanish language learning and cultural immersion, tailored for mature students aged 50 and above. Enjoy 15 lessons per week of practical, everyday Spanish combined with a vibrant schedule of cultural and social activities.

 

Course Details:

  • Lessons: 15 per week (50 minutes each)

  • Focus: Everyday Spanish for real-life situations

  • Activities: A tailored programme of cultural and social events

 

 Ideal for:

If you enjoy holidays with a focus on activities like creative writing, tennis, cooking, hiking, or skiing, you'll love this Spanish language and cultural immersion experience. Meet and connect with like-minded individuals from around the world while improving your Spanish skills in a fun, relaxed environment.

 

 Why Choose Us?

  • Experience: Over 20 years of offering this programme with more than 4,000 satisfied clients.

  • Levels: Suitable for all levels, especially Beginner to B1.

  • Focus: Practical, situational Spanish for everyday use.

 

 Everyday Spanish Activities:

  • Shopping at the market

  • Ordering food and drinks

  • Introducing yourself

  • Asking for directions

  • Visiting the doctor

 

 Note: If a Master Class at your specific level isn't available, we will place you in an appropriate general class group. We always find a satisfactory solution, especially since the average age during Master Class dates is well over 35.

 

 After-Class Activities:

After your lessons, enjoy a specially designed activities programme for your age group. Spend your free time with new friends, exploring the historic city center or beachfront restaurants of Pedregalejo.

 

 Sample Activities Programme:

  • Creative cultural workshops

  • Guided city tours

  • Social gatherings and networking events

 

 Accommodation:

We offer high-quality, on-site accommodation at Club Hispanico, a key to the programme's success. Choose from Executive rooms, Studios, or twin rooms for single use. Enjoy 24/7 support, comfort, security, and an ideal environment for socializing and networking.

 Join our Master Class – Club 50+ Programme for an enriching and enjoyable Spanish learning experience in Spain. Book now to start your journey!

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Club Hispánico Accommodation

Why Choose Club Hispánico?

 Experience the best in on-site student housing at Club Hispánico. A 95-bedroom residence, renowned as one of Spain's largest and most popular year-round language school residences.Alongside 25 classrooms, terraces, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a dance studio, Club Hispánico offers a unique and immersive learning environment in Málaga.

  • Convenient Location: Live where you learn, with all facilities just steps away.

  • Popular Choice: Preferred by 50% of our students, including executives, diplomats, and those aged 50+.

  • Comfort and Affordability: Enjoy comfortable accommodations at reasonable prices, creating a welcoming campus atmosphere.

 

 Room Options:

  • Standard Single Rooms: Perfect for students seeking privacy with en-suite facilities.

  • Twin Rooms: Ideal for sharing with a friend or booking half a twin to meet a new roommate. Available for single use in the off-season.

  • Triple Rooms: Great for school groups or friends wanting to share.

  • Executive Rooms: Modern or traditional furnishings providing high comfort, suitable for single use or sharing.

  • Executive Studios: Top-of-the-line accommodation for executives, offering a more engaging option than a 4-star hotel.

Executive Rooms & Studios

 Executive Rooms: Our Executive Rooms blend modern and traditional furnishings, delivering exceptional comfort for a language school residence. Ideal for single occupancy or sharing with a partner or friend, these rooms ensure a cozy and pleasant stay.

 Executive Studios: Preferred by our executive clients, these top-tier rooms provide a more engaging experience than a typical 4-star hotel. Perfect for single use or sharing with a partner or friend, our Executive Studios offer the ultimate in comfort and style.

Flow & Art Executive Rooms

 At the Club Hispánico, Immerse yourself in the perfect fusion of art and comfort at our FLOW & ART Executive Rooms. They’ve collaborated with international artists to transform these spaces into vibrant, dreamlike environments. Each room on our 5th floor boasts unique and exuberant decor, creating an eclectic and inspiring setting for the students.

 Since 2014, nine talented artists have brought their creative visions to this ongoing project, ensuring every stay is a distinctive artistic experience.

Join us and sleep in a masterpiece!

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Shared Apartment

 Shared Student Apartments: Ideal for young adults (18-35 years) seeking independence and budget-friendly accommodation.

 

 These apartments, shared by 4-7 students, offer private or shared bedrooms with communal living areas, kitchens, and bathrooms.

 

 Key Features:

  • Affordable & Independent: Perfect for long-term stays, also available for stays of 2 weeks or more.

  • Comfortable & Well-Equipped: Higher comfort level with essentials like gas/electric cooking rings, microwave/oven, TV, washing machine, free WiFi, and safe deposit boxes in each bedroom.

  • Inclusive Services: No extra charges for utilities (electricity, gas, water). Full maintenance service provided at no extra cost.

  • Regular Cleaning: General cleaning is the students' responsibility, with staff cleaning common areas bi-weekly for a €10 weekly fee. Weekly sheet changes and optional air conditioning available for an extra cost.

  • Amenities: Access to a swimming pool.

  • Cultural Exchange: Enjoy the camaraderie and cultural exchange with international students, often taking turns cooking meals from different countries.

  • Meal Options: Self-catering with fully equipped kitchens, or opt for pre-paid meal plans at the Malaca Instituto residence restaurant.

 

 Important Considerations: Living in a shared apartment with diverse students requires adherence to certain rules to ensure a harmonious environment.

Experience the blend of independence and community in our well-appointed shared student apartments.

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Local Spanish Host Family Accommodation

 

Experience Spanish life firsthand with our welcoming host families, enhancing your language learning journey in a supportive and authentic setting.

 

Host Family Accommodation: Immerse yourself in the Spanish way of life with our host family option, perfect for younger students and those on our Young Adult courses.

 

 Why Choose Host Family Accommodation?

  • Authentic Experience: Live with friendly locals who make you feel at home, offering a true glimpse into Spanish culture.

  • Comfortable Living: Assigned a single or twin room with study space, storage, and access to shared bathrooms and common areas.

  • Meal Plans: Enjoy half board (breakfast and lunch) or full board for students under 16. Discuss additional kitchen use with your host.

  • Personalized Matches: We consider your preferences (diet, pets, smoking) when assigning families.

  • Cultural Immersion: Participate in family meals, particularly lunch, for a better chance to practice Spanish and engage with your hosts.

  • Suitability for Young Students: Students under 16 must stay with host families and take the full-board option, ensuring a safe and supportive environment.

 

 Note: Adapt to your host family's customs and traditions for a richer cultural experience.

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