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La Playa Escuela de Español, Malaga, Spain

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Paseo de las palmeras 1 - 29720 Malaga - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Malaga
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (5.0/5.0)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

Location: La Playa Escuela de Español is located in the Andalusian town of La Cala Del Moral, on the outskirts of the city of Malaga, in southern Spain. Housed in a unique building, surrounded by a lush garden, swimming pool and lounge bar area, La Playa Escuela de Español is in a safe and very hospitable area of Malaga, within a moment's walk of the magnificent Butibamba Beach. Students have eateries, supermarkets and beachside restaurants within proximity, with all of the treasures of Malaga City centre within a 30-minute journey of the school.

Course selection: Course selection at La Playa Escuela de Español has something for everyone, with General Spanish lessons available to all levels of students, over a variety of schedules, throughout the whole year. Residential packages for students local to Malaga, as well as fully immersive International Summer Camps for Junior students, are also on hand, ensuring something is available for a variety of necessities. The school also offers courses to learn English.

School facilities: As mentioned, the facilities of the school are of a very high standard, offering many amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a lounge area, a garden and a rooftop terrace, designed to bring as much comfort to students learning experience as possible. There is also a cafeteria, library, free parking and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise.
  • The language school La Playa Escuela de Español was founded in Malaga, Spain in 2011.
  • Legal name / parent company: La Playa Escuela de Español S. L.
  • Tax registration ID: B93107886
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by La Playa Escuela de Español
Comments about courses

Junior course lessons last 50 minutes each.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
45.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. 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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 06 Jan. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 12 Oct. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022.
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.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by La Playa, Malaga can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Taking a dip
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  • Terrace
    Terrace5/24
  • Group excursion
    Group excursion6/24
  • School grounds
    School grounds7/24
  • Meeting new people
    Meeting new people8/24
  • Outdoor class
    Outdoor class9/24
  • A break in our bar
    A break in our bar10/24
  • Paella class
    Paella class11/24
  • Sports under the sun
    Sports under the sun12/24
  • Cooking masterclass
    Cooking masterclass13/24
  • Explanation
    Explanation14/24
  • Music lessons
    Music lessons15/24
  • Sunny patio
    Sunny patio16/24
  • In the pool
    In the pool17/24
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool18/24
  • Shady grove
    Shady grove19/24
  • Water sport
    Water sport20/24
  • Explanation
    Explanation21/24
  • Learning together
    Learning together 22/24
  • Sharing a meal
    Sharing a meal23/24
  • group lessons
    group lessons24/24

La Playa Escuela de Español

Accreditations and Quality seals
Sistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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 9:30
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Serramar (La Cala del Moral).
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 5 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 15 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at La Playa Escuela de Español and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoPayPal - logoWestern Union - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years
4 years for specific Junior courses
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: 19 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Málaga Airport:
50 € one way
100 € return (both ways)

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.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
15 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
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
Cooking-
Dancing-
Diving10 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf5 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music-
Swimming-
Table Tennis-
Tennis-
Volleyball-
Windsurfing-
Yoga-

Accommodation

Reviews

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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The Wednesday meetings at La Granja: language exchange with different native speakers (language speed dating)
Other comments: Brilliant
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Other comments: I miss it :( I would 100% return.
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Other comments: It would be nice if the school had flyers for opportunities to spend free time in La Cala del Moral, e.g. guided hikes, visits to various Cuevas, sporting and cultural activities (concerts) etc.

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FAQ about La Playa Escuela de Español, Malaga

  • La Playa Escuela de Español accepts students from 16 years old on its adult courses. They also offer specific programmes for adolescents from 12 to 16 years. In addition to Spanish lessons, the package includes the following: homestay accommodation; full board; sports, cultural, communicative outdoor activities and exchange with local students as well as two visits per week.
    Rubén de Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from LanguageCourse.Net - Sep 17, 2021
  • The Family Course is available in the summer only - the same dates that International Summer Camp is running.
    Chiara Culot from La Playa Escuela de Español - Mar 18, 2022
  • The school is located outside Málaga city, in La Cala del Moral. La Cala del Moral is 20min direct bus line to Málaga center.
    Tanja, Area Manager - German from LanguageCourse.net - May 27, 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.
    Lisa Lebret, language travel agent from LanguageCourse.net - Sep 20, 2022
  • 100% of teachers at La Playa Escuela de Español hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at La Playa Escuela de Español comes from Germany with a 28% representation, followed by students from England (22%) and Italy (16%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • La Playa Escuela de Español offers courses from 4 years (International Summer Camp - Day, 10 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 19 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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