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Reviews of Academia CILE, Malaga, Spain

Total number of reviews: 39
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 39 reviews of former students of Academia CILE
Overall Rating
Academia CILE, Malaga, Spain

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
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Individual Reviews

Academia CILE
10. Mar. 2020
1. Reinhard (57 years) - 
101. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Feb. 2020
2. Lenka (31 years) - Czech Republic
102. Course:  Standard Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

13. Feb. 2020
3. Reinhard (57 years) - 
103. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

11. Feb. 2020
4.  (48 years) - Canada
104. Course:  Standard Course + Yoga - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were very knowledgeable and able to explain things in Spanish.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Hamman bath
28. Jan. 2020
5.  (62 years) - 
105. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
4. Dec. 2019
6. Mariyan (38 years) - Bulgaria
106. Course:  Standard Course [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

27. Sep. 2019
7. Rachael (28 years) - United Kingdom
107. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

19. Sep. 2019
8. Caroline  (41 years) - Belgium
108. Course:  Standard Course [Espagnol] - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

18. Sep. 2019
9. Sinead (47 years) - Ireland
109. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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28. Aug. 2019
10. Barbara (33 years) - Switzerland
110. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

21. Jul. 2019
11.  (58 years) - Norway
111. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were very nice and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Be prepared to always have sharpened pencils - a lot of writing.
Other comments
I really liked the small groups! We were all able to get the support when needed.
4. Jul. 2019
12. Gerard (67 years) - France
112. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
---
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

30. Apr. 2019
13. Agata (31 years) - United Kingdom
113. Course:  Super-Intensive Course I (20 group + 5 individual) [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 1/5.0

16. Apr. 2019
14. Miriam (28 years) - Austria
114. Course:  Standard Course [Spanisch] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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25. Mar. 2019
15. Mia Nicole (21 years) - Italy
115. Course:  DELE Preparation - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Feb. 2019
16.  (59 years) - Finland
116. Course:  Standard Course [Spanish] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
School is physically situated in a very beautiful old building in Malaga Center. Teachers were nice. The methods and facilities could be more modern. Me, as the beginner in Spanish, felt that the rhythm of the education lessons followed mostly those who had already learned more. There should be a starters’ group or the student should know some basics of the language beforehand. Anyway, all over the experience of short course was ok.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you go for a short course: learn some basics of the language before you go! Enjoy Malaga!
Other comments
When teachers used any kind of printed word lists and pictures, it helped to follow the theme (although my vocabulary was small). I highly recommend to use pre-prepared materials with word lists etc. to support the learning process of the students.
11. Feb. 2019
17.  (64 years) - 
117. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The quality of the teaching but also the relationship with other students.
4. Feb. 2019
18. Sofie (19 years) - 
118. Course:  Standard Course [Spanisch] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

5. Jan. 2019
19. Thomas (48 years) - 
119. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

28. Nov. 2018
20.  (49 years) - 
120. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Lectors, location, organization of classes, additional classes
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you want to spend the whole day outside the apartment, there is no point in taking accommodation with your family. If you do not know the language at all, you will not take advantage of the extra curricular activities that are organized with a guide in Spanish.
Other comments
Nice atmosphere, great location.
28. Nov. 2018
21.  (41 years) - Australia
121. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Great atmosphere, small class sizes with people at the same level. Teachers were really lovely and terrific teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Get involved with activities!
27. Nov. 2018
22. Marketa (36 years) - Czech Republic
122. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 3/5.0

27. Nov. 2018
23.  (55 years) - 
123. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The location
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The Pachange interchange programme
Other comments
In the first week, I was in a group that did not match my level, which either nobody noticed or did not interest anyone. I had to take the initiative myself. The decor of the school and also the toilets was pretty "scrapped". We sat in the classroom in jackets because it was windy due to the leaky windows. It has a certain charm, but a little renovation would not hurt in my opinion.
30. Oct. 2018
24.  (45 years) - 
124. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course [Spanska] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Amazing teachers. I want to come back soon.
Other comments
Really good education and competent teachers
29. Oct. 2018
25.  (59 years) - 
125. Course:  Standard Course [Spanisch] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

29. Oct. 2018
26.  (67 years) - 
126. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teaching quality and teachers, the teaching materials provided and included in the price. The best school I tried in Spain.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Malaga is the city of museums: many things to see even if the city lacks a little of charm.
Other comments
The only complain would be the premises but the location compensates.
11. Oct. 2018
27.  (35 years) - 
127. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 25 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

24. Aug. 2018
28.  (32 years) - 
128. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
grammar lessons
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
apartments suitable for the price
Other comments
kindness and politeness
3. Jun. 2018
29. Andrea (38 years) - Switzerland
129. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

3. May. 2018
30. Tatsiana (27 years) - 
130. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

5. Feb. 2018
31.  (64 years) - United Kingdom
131. Course:  Standard Course [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Maria is an excellent language teacher.. Tamara is a very responsive and flexible oral teacher, Dolores is a lively Flamenco teacher. There is a good selection of trips and discounts for activities I like doing.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Come prepared to do homework to reinforce what is learnt in class. Malaga was colder and wetter than I expected so come with layers of warm clothes and boots. It's worth going to the cinema in town - good range of independent or thoughtful films, many in English with Spanish subtitles - good way to improve the language. Also lively and open music scene at Shakespeare pub, a great way to meet new people and socialise in Spanish.
Other comments
I think the teaching would benefit from role-play, acting out scenes to help expand vocabulary in context and apply grammatical structures.
16. Jan. 2018
32.  (47 years) - 
132. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Dec. 2017
33.  (65 years) - 
133. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Sep. 2017
34. Thomas (31 years) - United Kingdom
134. Course:  Standard Course - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Other comments
I was disappointed with the school and would not recommend to anyone. Really a budget experience. Mattheus was not helpful or accommodating for changes to the course when I had to leave unexpectedly due to a family emergency. Just took my money and ignored emails. Not very professional service.
28. Aug. 2017
35.  (39 years) - France
135. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The location, the quality of teaching.
28. Aug. 2017
36.  (37 years) - France
136. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
location and books
11. Aug. 2017
37. Zsófia  - Hungary
137. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

19. Apr. 2017
38.  (47 years) - 
138. Course:  Intensive Spanish Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The location in the middle of the city at the cathedral. The friendly teachers.
Other comments
The school is already very old. For one week, because of overfilling in a windowless overflow room.
17. Apr. 2017
39.  (53 years) - 
139. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were sympathetic, the location of the school perfect.

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