Learn Spanish and soak up the best weather in Europe. Enjoining a truly buzzing city on the coast of the Costa del Sol, providing you wit a lot of bars, beach bars, great nightlife and delicious Andalusian Food. Oh, and don ´t forget the culture! We take you on Malaga city tours and visits to Museums and in weekends you can join our city trips, especially put together for all students at the Picasso Institute. The Spanish lessons are 20 hours per week, and all of this takes part during Spain’s biggest festival, the Malaga Feria.
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Combining 20 hours of Spanish with loads of really cool cultural activities in the major city of Malaga, and joining weekend trips to Marbella, Seville, Cordoba or Granada, with some optional Xtreme adventures along the way, you can top up your tan, devour tasty tapas, and immerse yourself in flamenco culture all the while perfecting your Spanish on this exciting Spanish and Sun 2 or 4 Week Crash Course in Spain.
- Picking up new Spanish language skills during Malaga Feria week
- Soaking up the sun in the sunniest cities in Europe
- Plenty of beach time
- Immersing yourself in Andalusian culture with tapas crawls, cooking classes and a flamenco show
- Hitting stunning ancient cities in weekends
- Discovering your Picasso’s from your Dali’s in the Picasso Museum
The Feria weeks In August
We run the strip once a year to coincide with the Malaga Festival which is a huge party in Andalusia. Expect a week of parades partying great food and music right on your doorstep. There’s loads of fun stuff to do which makes it so much more than just a typical Spanish crash course. Please contact us for exact dates.
The Feria is divided into two parts, day and night…….The daytime events start around noon in the main shopping street in Malaga and carries on until about 7pm. Be tempted by Spain’s national drink of sherry from the open air bars as you soak up the city’s daytime party atmosphere.
The night time party takes place on the huge fairground a short way from the city centre. Starting around 9pm you can party until dawn breaks. Hundreds of stalls selling food and drink, fairground rides and lots of loud party music, this is the event the Malaguenos save up for all year.
What will I do on a daily basis?
We have daily classes in the morning and afternoon, and you will be given a timetable schedule during your orientation.
In general you will be learning Spanish getting to know your classmates, but you will also have plenty of free time to enjoy the awesome vibe of living in Malaga a truly beautiful city.
Really social environment
The great beauty of studying Spanish and Malaga, is that not only is this one of the sunniest cities in Europe it also boasts several beaches within walking distance to the school accommodation. The language school set in the heart of the city, is in a historical building, located right next to the ancient Moorish citadel, and just a couple of metres from the old town. Groups tend to get very social, and on downtime you can expect to be hanging out with your new friends from all over the world and exploring the city, and nightlife. No two days will be the same however, as we also organise quite a few excursions and trips during the course.
This trip really represent the perfect mix for a great summer, a couple of hours a day devoted to learning Spanish in improving your life skills, with amazing weather, good times with new friends and superb nightlife that really does go on all night if you want it.
Just be sure you can handle it if you’ve got an early morning class the next day!
You will need to fly into Malaga which has hundreds of cheap low-cost airline connections from the UK and the rest of Europe (check Ryanair, Monarch, EasyJet and sky scanner).
Further details on the activities can be found on our blog here.
The majority of this program takes place in Malaga, the major city on the south coast of Spain. Malaga has beautiful beaches, beautiful architecture and is an exciting student town with plenty going on during the day and late into the night. Walking through the winding backstreets of the old town you can follow in the footsteps of Picasso or wander along Calle Marques de Larios, Malaga’s finest shopping street. Take in the sights of the beautiful cathedral and the Alcazaba, a muslim fortified palace, or sit back and relax with a glass of chilled cava along the ultra-chic waterfront.
Our partners the Picasso language school will conduct your lessons in the centre of Malaga, right amongst all the heart of the action with the hundreds of bars and shops and restaurants all around. When you are not studying there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful city.
Whilst all of your lessons (20 hours per week) will be conducted in Malaga there are day trips to other cities and locations in Andalusia, one of the highlights will be heading to Granada, a couple of hours inland from Malaga. Here you can get involved in the Xtreme adventure canyoning, as an optional extra, before you check out the world famous Alhambra Palace and take a stroll through the charming Moorish streets and alleys.
Also included during your time in Malaga there will be a trip to the Picasso Museum. Christened with no less than 23 names, Pablo Picasso has become known as the son of Malaga. See one of the famous Andalusian flamenco shows and then hit some of the bars and restaurants in Malaga centre to finish off your evening. Don’t forget of course to spend plenty of time in the gorgeous sunshine on the beach.
For those interested in doing some extreme activities during the weekend we can head down to Tarifa, aka the wind capital of Europe, where you can learn to kite surf with some of the worlds top kite surf instructors. Check out our YouTube channel on kite surfing in Tarifa to see what all the fuss is about.
With Malaga being located on the south coast you are just a stones throw from Africa so for the really adventurous you can do weekend trip to Morocco to go and haggle in the markets, and eat some tagine.
You can’t come to the Costa del Sol without trying some paella, so during the week you will be taken out to dinner with the rest of the group to eat this mouthwatering Spanish delicacy. Of course it might not be as delicious as it should be because you will in fact be doing the cooking. On our paella evening we will be teaching you how to make the dish!!!!
If you have any room left over you’ll be pleased to know there are hundreds of tapas bars located on your doorstep. Tapas are small snacks that can be washed down with a cool glass of San Miguel, a locally brewed beer. Be warned all this tasty food is incredibly moreish.
Spanish lessons are fun and educational with native Spanish speakers and take place twice a day. There are two main sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with up to 4 hours per day. There’s plenty free time to explore the city, hit the beach and hang out with your new friends. Both beginners and intermediates are very welcome to join as classes are tailored to your level so whether you want to pick up the lingo or improve your already strong Spanish levels you will be well looked after.
Depending on numbers in the group you will be housed in either a hostel or an apartment located near the school. There are plenty of inexpensive restaurants and eating out is a very social activity in Spain. Visit one of the local restaurants, sit outside with some of your new friends, share a jug of chilled sangria and watch the world go by.
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- Paella cooking class
- Tapas Bar Crawl
- Welcome drink
- Flamenco show
- Trip to the Picasso Museum
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- Weekend trip to Morocco (optional extra about £200)
- Kite surfing trip to Tarifa (optional extra about £100)
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