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DeblaMalaga, Spain

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4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall school rating of Debla, Malaga
Ranked #4 of 21 Spanish schools in Malaga
School
Location of the school
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Facilities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

(7)
Students 18-30 years
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

(12)
Students 31-49 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(8)
Students 50+ years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(44)
What we like about the school
  • Excellent location only a 5-minute walk from the beach and a 10-minute walk from the historic centre.
  • The school is housed in a typical Andalusian building surrounded by terraces and gardens with fantastic views over the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Free city centre tour on your fist day.
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.7/5.0)
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Debla is a Spanish language school located in the coastal city of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. The home to infamous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Malaga is ripe with museums and cultural sites of interest in addition to the beach. The school is housed in a typical Andalusian whitewashed building with a garden, within walking distance of many eateries, restaurants, and attractions such as the Picasso Museum of Malaga, the birth home of Pablo Picasso, Parque de Malaga, the Alcazaba, the Centre Pompidou Malaga and the Playa la Malagueta.

Course selection: Debla provides Spanish courses suitable for students of all levels and various necessities. In addition to General Spanish taught over several schedules and intensities, the school offers a range of combination programmes, a 50+ programme for more senior students, and Exam Preparation (SIELE, IELTS). Combination programmes include Spanish with several additional subjects such as dance, gastronomy, literature and guitar. Summer camp programmes for junior students aged 12-17 years are also readily available during the summer months.

Social and Cultural: The school arranges many activities and excursions to highlight the Andalusian culture and beauty. Excursions can include trips to cities such as Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Ronda and Puerto Banús, Tarifa & Bolonia, Nerja, Cuevas de Nerja, Frigiliana and Bengalbón and more
  • The language school Debla was founded in Malaga, Spain in 1979.
  • Legal name / parent company: Debla Cursos de Español S.L.
  • Tax registration ID: B93455483
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Online
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Debla

Comments about courses

In cases where there are only 1 or 2 students in a group, the school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons in that course.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 42 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 28 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 19 Aug 2024, 09 Sep 2024, 12 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 06 Dec 2024, 09 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Debla, Malaga can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Debla

“We are passionate about teaching Spanish and showing you the Spanish culture and gastronomy to make your stay a unique experience ”
Miguel Ochoa Steensbjerre
– 
Miguel Ochoa Steensbjerre
Director of Debla
Accreditations and Quality seals
AEEAFEDELESistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalNACEM, EEA
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Student gender mix
33% male / 67% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Debla and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in most classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 1
    Free parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 50
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 25
Junior courses - In summer: 20
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 5
Minimum age of students
14 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Malaga Airport:
50 € one way
87 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Malaga and how to get from the airport to Malaga on your own here on our Malaga page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
100 €
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet3 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking-
Dancing-
Diving5 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music2 km
Sailing4 km
Skiing120 km
Squash3 km
Swimming-
Table Tennis-
Tennis3 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing4 km
Yoga2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Guided visit to Málaga

Adults - Paid activities

Visit to museums, monuments, arab baths, paddle surf, kayaking, cooking classes, dancing classes, etc.

Junior - Free activities

Guided visit to Málaga

Junior - Paid activities

Visit to museums, monuments, arab baths, paddle surf, kayaking, cooking classes, dancing classes, etc.
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
Sample activities
Sample activities

Accommodation

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Student opinions about Debla, Malaga

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The experience overall was exceptional. Teachers were very motivated, friendly and organized. The classes had a good size, around 6-8 students depending on the days. On the first day I found out that with 4 hours (4x50min) of classes, you have 2h of grammar and 2h of conversation. It is a very good split, the teachers adapt very well to the level of the class and keep everyone involved. The school is a bit up the hill about 300m from the sea with fabulous views from the bright classrooms and the terraces. I can definitely recommend Debla.
Disliked
Nothing negative to tell.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared Apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The DELE exam preparation class that I took focused a lot on speaking and organizing a talk to prepare for the speaking part of the exam. The teachers were very challenging, which was exactly what I needed to make progress with my speaking.
Course: DELE Exam Preparation - 2 weeks
20. Feb. 2023
Liked
I really like the culture of the school. It's small and friendly, and the teachers do their best to make you feel comfortable and part of the Debla family. The teachers are professional and courteous of everyone - we had a wide mix of cultures, age ranges in our class - and I always felt part of the class and made welcome. The grammar lessons were particularly strong and well structured - although quite challenging - which I liked! The teachers were really kind and funny - and made even difficult lessons great fun!
Disliked
This was my first experience of a language school and I think I had unrealistic expectations of what I could achieve in conversation classes. My grammar was at a higher level than my speaking and I felt that this impeded my learning and my conversation. I would recommend that someone considering a language school, ask questions about how conversation classes are run and how you might expect to improve, so your expectations are realistic.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I would recommend this experience for anyone who is serious about learning languages - but you get out what you put in - so expect it to be hard work. I would also recommend that you search for an Intercambio (a native speaker that wants to learn English) to practice informal conversations in addition to having lessons at the school. This will help you build your confidence with native speakers. There are lots of websites where you can connect with people (safely) to do this. It's brilliant meeting classmates from all over the world. This is also something that makes the experience fascinating. Finally, think carefully about your accommodation. You might learn more quickly if you are living with a host family versus in student accommodation, where you might be with others that may not be able to communicate in Spanish due to their level.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: 4 x 50 min study per day was perfect for me, as I studied for 9 weeks at Debla. There was homework 3-4x per week, which could take you 1-2 hours, depending on your knowledge. It's essential to take the time to do this properly as it supports your work for the following day and reinforces what you have learnt in class. I expected it to be challenging and I would say it was slightly more difficult, and tiring, than I expected. This was primarily because of all the new vocabulary and grammar I was learning.
Other comments Overall a great school with passionate teachers and a good range of activities. I had an excellent 9 weeks at the school.
Course: Intensive Course  - 9 weeks
21. Mar. 2022
Liked
The teachers were super nice and funny and it was fun to learn! I learned a lot in the 2 weeks and would have liked to have extended the time. The afternoon activities are not organized by the school itself, but by another organization that then offers them to all schools. As a result, the school does not have so many options to control what is on offer. Nevertheless, everything was there, from museums and beach volleyball tournaments to trips to Seville or Granada.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared Apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course + Dance [Spanisch] - 2 weeks
29. Sep. 2021
Liked
The school's location, learning materials, teachers' preparation for the class, some teachers had a very motivating way of conducting the lessons. The organisation of the excursions with an amazing guide Lorenzo - the information was passed on in an understandable and interesting way. Nice atmosphere at the school.
Disliked
Additional activities inadequate to their price - entry to the Wine Museum costs 15 euros without a guide, where atthe place itself the price was 5 euros for tourists, 3 euros for groups - you could feel cheated. Flamenco classes without music, in a place unsuitable for such activities, interrupted by a long telephone conversation of the teacher - embarrassing. Too many explanations in English - people who did not know it felt lost, some classes lacked tasks integrating and activating the group
Insider tips about what future students should not miss To learn Spanish you need to know English very well... Before departure you should check when the bank holidays fall as the classes do not take place on those dates (it is included in terms and conditions, but it can be missed)
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I would like to give soecial thanks to Maria and Pepe - open minding lessons
Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
17. Aug. 2021
Liked
The atmosphere was wonderful because the staff created a relaxed and happy environment for us to enjoy our learning and the company of the other students in our group. The views from the terraces were lovely. We watched a squirrel running through an olive tree during our coffee break.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Enjoy Malaga.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I learned a lot from my super tutors who put a huge amount of energy into helping me learn more about the language of Spain. The course was too advanced for me at this moment so I came home after the first week but as I live in Spain I can work at home to make the best use of my course work. Please thank my tutors. They were super!!!
Other comments Enjoy your lessons
Course: 50+ Course  - 2 weeks
17. Jun. 2019
Liked
Very nice people, good ambience, location very nice with good views, but exhausting to walk every day 8 minutes up the hill. You certainly don't want to do that 2x a day if you have deposited something there, since the school is also a bit outside the center.
Disliked
That everything only goes via the Internet such as appointment changes. If you don't look at your phone all the time, you're not informed. Changes to the program or schedule can be announced the day before in class? Regarding the accommodation, I would have expected it to be tested and known by the school - not just by phone. After a change: very good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Cultural events, cooking courses and excursions - also on weekends.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Is there then a 50 + course? I was in a course with 17 year olds, 30 year olds and 70 year olds!
Other comments Unfortunately, the access on the hill a bit difficult - rewarded by a good view and no traffic noise.
Course: 50+ Course [Spanisch] - 2 weeks
4. Nov. 2021
Liked
The price/quality ratio, the location of the school, the organisation and facilities were very good. The excursion to Seville was very well organised, as was the city tour.
Disliked
I cannot rate the quality of the teaching as very good. The teachers spoke very quickly, so I often didn't understand the tasks and explanations. I was at level A2. The blackboards in the grammar section were not structured, it was written chaotically. I would have liked to see a coloured picture to memorise the word endings or something similar. The language section was okay, with good ideas.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
27. Sep. 2022
Liked
All our teachers were so nice. The classes were nice structured and pedagogic well done. The atmosphere in the classes was great. So, I learned much. Thank you!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 1 week
30. May. 2022
Liked
Excellent teachers, good written materials, classes stopped and started promptly. Overall, we were super pleased with our experience at Debla.
Disliked
We would have preferred to have written answers to the workbook materials so that we could check our work.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Our B1A teachers were terrific.
Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
4. Mar. 2024
Liked
The office girls were always helpful and some of the teachers were very good. Teachers and Sara and Pepe made it interesting and amusing.
Disliked
The classroom had unfortunate shape, and when classes only had 2 students there were fewer classes. It would have been nice to talk to the students about it and take notice what would suit them.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
22. Nov. 2021
Liked
The school has a good culture of learning and is located in the vibrant town of Malaga in a location that is away from the traffic.
Disliked
The facilities are a little cramped for the number of students attending, particularly when there are large classes outdoors as well as the indoor classes.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: It was nice to have a mix of people from different countries, but also to have post-university students in their late 20s and early 30s. Perhaps it should be called "mature students" - 50+ age should not be a restriction.
Course: 50+ Course  - 2 weeks
15. Oct. 2023
Liked
The teachers were incredibly nice and helped me understand subjects I used to have a lot of trouble with.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
28. Jul. 2020
Liked
Very good grammar lessons. Conversation with interactive methods also very good for 50+ learners.
Disliked
For better preparation, it would be useful to get the grammar book online beforehand, so that you can prepare the exercises according to your level or information in advance about which chapter to start from.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: 50+ Course  - 1 week
29. May. 2023
Liked
The instructors were excellent. The materials are very very good. The staff were very helpful
Disliked
Nothing to say
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Both sections, oral and written in part, were very good.
Other comments Enjoyed it very much. Would do it again.
Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
17. Oct. 2023
Liked
Small classes with excellent enthusiastic teachers. Many interesting out of class activities.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Super intensive course was excellent as I was the only student in the class.
Course: Super Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
8. Oct. 2021
Liked
Good teachers, small groups and good structure with both grammar and conversation.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: 50+ Course  - 1 week
3. Nov. 2022
Liked
Teacher, teaching materials, communication in Spanish, small learning group
Disliked
Very different entry levels of participants, starting with lesson 8!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Flamenco night
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Expectations met
Course: 50+ Course [Spanish] - 1 week
3. Nov. 2023
Liked
Great teachers. Ideally located accommodation. All round excellent school.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared Apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
23. Oct. 2023
Liked
The teaching, organizing such as the whole stay in Malaga was amazing.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course [Spanish] - 3 weeks
15. Aug. 2021
Liked
Very nice school with warm, smiling, patient and friendly people
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
2. May. 2022
Liked
Small, accessible school, small classes, friendly teachers.
Disliked
Students change per week, therefore there is a difference in learned material, which causes delays. Many changing teachers, especially in the first week.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: It was not clear that the activities did not take place with the class but with several schools. Class is a mix, sometimes also people of 17 or 18. I booked 2 more days of school for 32 euro per day. Remarkable because the 50 plus was above 500 for 2 weeks while there were hardly any large excursions that were included.
Other comments I like the teachers, but sometimes it was a bit messy. Nevertheless, I had a good time, but I needed some time to adjust.
Course: 50+ Course  - 2 weeks
18. Oct. 2021
Liked
I liked the lessons very much. Small groups, good teachers
Disliked
Some of the classrooms are too small and the walls are very thin, so it was sometimes very noisy when a "lively" group was having lessons next door.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 4 weeks
21. Mar. 2023
Liked
The professors are very funny and make classes nice.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 4 weeks
3. Sep. 2019
Liked
The lively and varied teaching by different teachers.
Disliked
The rooms that were too small and the desk pad that was attached to the armrest.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The excursions on offer such as Camino del Rey.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: For me, at 69 years old, very challenging, but you learn a lot.
Other comments Great working atmosphere of the teaching staff, probably due to the nice owner.
Course: 4 Wochen Super Intensive Course (30) + 2 Wochen DELE preparation - 6 weeks
19. Apr. 2023
Liked
Nice and competent teachers, good location, price
Disliked
Nothing
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared Apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Learned a lot
Course: Semi-Intensive Course - 1 week
19. Sep. 2023
Liked
Mostly good teachers, clean and tidy classrooms
Disliked
A few of the teachers, the location, some of the teaching
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Shared Apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course [Spanisch] - 10 weeks
7. May. 2022
Liked
Very good trainers. Well structured documents.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive Course [Spanisch] - 2 weeks
10. Nov. 2021
Liked
Friendly and accommodating teachers and staff
Disliked
I was in a large group and there was only me and one other absolute beginner so it was too fast a pace for me as everyone else already had the basics.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Read up on grammar before the course starts
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Too large a group and too many people who had several weeks of course behind them mixed with complete beginners. Not an optimal solution right away. Didn't like when the course was in the evening, the day was ruined especially if you lived far from the school and had half board with lunch.
Other comments Good but was on a hell of a road up the mountain. If you have heart problems like me, it is very tough.
Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
30. May. 2022
Liked
Inspiring and interested teachers
Disliked
This is not necessarily a criticism. I realised in a class of Italian, Danish, German and Chinese speaking students how much the Italians (and probably the French) are facilitated in the study of language. This implies a faster possibility of progress, at least at the initial level, than a class like the one I took part in. Very nice to meet and compare, but a very large gap in Spanish comprehension.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 1 week
3. Oct. 2022
Liked
Teachers are very kind and funny.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Try it.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course  - 1 week
24. Sep. 2019

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Questions and answers about Debla

  • In the summer, students from 12 to 17 years old can attend the Junior Programme. In case your son would like to attend the Standard Programme, this is also possible as the minimum required age is 16 years old.
    Ana Carolina, LanguageCourse.net - Jun 16, 2022
  • Private lessons tailored to your needs can be organized on 3 weekdays. You can focus on general Spanish or the DELE Exam if you wish.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 10, 2022
  • In case of accommodation in the shared apartment there is a kitchen, which can be used by all residents together.
    Olga, Administration from Debla - Nov 28, 2022
  • The first 50+ programme starts in April and is available as a one or two week programme. The course is then repeated throughout the year in May, September and October.
    Fraser Provan , LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 07, 2022
  • Yes, sometimes this is possible. Lunch in Spain, however, is a much more elaborate meal compared to breakfast, so there will be an extra cost per day.¡
    If you want to have the exact same food for lunch as is offered for breakfast then this is no problem. Just leave a note in the remarks when booking.
    Olga Vjatere, Administración from Debla - Feb 17, 2023
  • Yes, Debla, Malaga school participates in the Erasmus+ programme.
    Aurora Jiménez, Administración from Debla - Jun 19, 2023
  • Even if you are advanced, you will definitely benefit from the course. You will be given a language test on the first day of the course and, based on those results, you will be placed in the right group.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 14, 2023

FAQ about Debla, Malaga

  • In the senior course at Debla you will follow your Spanish classes with the other 18+ students in the general Intensive Course. The activities next to the Intensive Course will be with only 50+ students.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 04, 2022
  • The DELE preparation course consists of Intensive course (4 classes of grammar and conversation) + 1 class of specific DELE themes per day.
    Olga, Administration from School - Jun 23, 2022
  • The detailed student schedule is given on your first day of class. You will be placed in a group of the same level and based on your level. Please note that most of the conversation lessons take place in the afternoons. A morning course only can not be guaranteed with this school.
    Lisa Lebret, language travel agent from LanguageCourse.net - Sep 20, 2022
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Malaga Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Debla varies from 1 students (Online Private Lessons) to 8 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Debla hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Debla comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from Italy (17%) and Switzerland (16%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Debla offers courses from 14 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.

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