Málaga has so much to offer anyone going on a language trip to learn Spanish. It’s got the language schools, the beaches, the climate, the culture and the history to make it a fascinating destination to travel to. We’re going to look at all of the above and perhaps you’ll be convinced enough to go there and see for yourself, and maybe book a Spanish course.

Language Schools In Málaga

Let’s start with the language schools. Málaga is often listed as the most popular city for foreigners to study Spanish in Spain. The choice of schools is wide and varied so you may want to consider things such as location, distance from the beach and types of course before you opt for one or the other language school.

Debla language school: Located just 5 minutes from the beach and in an Andalusian style villa, Debla is popular for its intensive Spanish courses and its Spanish for the over 50s courses. It’s also only a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Cervantes International: Cervantes is located slightly further away from the city centre in the Pedregalejo suburb. 5-minute walk to the beach and good transport connections to the city centre. Popular intensive Spanish courses and DELE exam courses too.

Maestro Mio: Formerly known as Alhambra Instituto, this language school is located in the city centre near both the cathedral and the famous Ataranzas market. Popular with all age groups, it offers attractively-priced Spanish courses.

Enforex Malaga: Enforex language school can be found in the northern edge of the old town in the city centre. This means it’s slightly further from the beaches (15 minutes on foot), but is close to the cultural action. Popular especially with the 16-19 age group but with a wide range of Spanish courses for everyone.

AIL Malaga: AIL actually has TWO language schools in Málaga - one just a stone's throw from the beach, the other in the quiet La Luz suburb of town. Both are perfectly located for seeing the city sights. Excellent reputation and range of language courses for all ages.

At Estudia-España, you will save up to 10% on Spanish courses at all the above-mentioned language schools in Málaga.

What Does Málaga Have To Offer Language Travellers

The beauty of language travel is that there is so much more to learning a language than just sitting in the classroom. The free time is just as important - both to practice what you learn, and to really immerse yourself in the life and culture of the city. In the case of Málaga, the choice of what you do is huge. Here’s a few of our favourite things to do:

Visit the Ataranzas market! This place is great for using your Spanish and hearing it spoken by locals. The range of fish, meat, fruit and vegetables will take your breath away, and if you fancy trying something cooked up as a tapas or lunch, visit one of the bars located within the market. The crispy fried vegetables are my personal favourite here.

The Alcazaba! This fortress set high above Málaga will provide you with stunning views of Málaga’s port, the bullring and the city itself. Before you set off on the walk up, be sure to visit the Roman amphitheater at ground level too. The theatre is free of charge and is a great introduction to the long and fascinating history of Málaga.

Picasso! Did you know Picasso was born in Málaga. This is celebrated in the form of the Picasso Museum and a museum dedicated to the house where he was born and spent his early years.

Take Time Out At The Beach

A large proportion of people taking a Spanish course in Spain like to spend their free time at the beach - just like the Spanish tend to do too. All of the language schools are within easy walking distance to Málaga’s beaches. If you want to do it like the Spanish, take a cool box full of food and drinks, a bit of shade in the form of a few parasols and cool off regularly in the water. You can also make use of the fantastic “chiringuitos” - beachside bars/restaurants offering quality food and cocktails. How better to end the day after a morning learning Spanish in the classroom? 

Make Use Of The School’s Free Activities

If you are doing a language holiday in Málaga, ALL the schools offer a wide range of activities that take part outside of classroom hours. These can range from beginner flamenco classes to learning how to make paella or a tour of the city. Other activities will be aimed at improving and using your Spanish skills: film nights, quiz nights at the beach and tapas tours for example.

All In All…

Málaga really is a great place to study Spanish in Spain. Most classes take place in the morning (although in high-season it can be in the afternoon too) and this means there is plenty of opportunity to get out there and enjoy the city. Culture, cuisine, history and nightlife - or, as mentioned above, chilling at the beach after your Spanish classes and watching an amazing sundown. 

Would you like to find out more about Spanish schools in Spain or organising a language holiday in Málaga? Check out Estudia-España's page dedicated entirely to studying Spanish in Málaga