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20 Best language schools in Malaga (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Malaga? Malaga is a city that sparkles. It is a vibrant, Spanish city with a real southern port atmosphere and a developing cultural scene. Being the second largest city in Andalucía, it boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, lush gardens and a breezy ambience. If you want to combine sun, sea and folklore with studying Spanish, then Malaga is the ideal choice.
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What our students said about Malaga

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Malaga is stunningly beautiful. I took the open top red bus tour a couple of times and found the history fascinating. I also walked for hours along the pretty paved areas around the parks and gardens and explored the old City. I will always remember Malaga.

Lynn
England UK

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Outstanding venue for our purposes. A most memorable working/studying vacation. We are encouraged to return for another update on our Spanish language skills. Our instructors were fabulous. It is on us to continue our progress here at home.

Patrick

Rating: 4/5

4.0

I lived in an apartment which sadly had few heaters and wind was blowing through the windows and so on... I was freezing and had to keep my gloves on indoors! (This has nothing to do with the school though, they have efficient heaters.)

Hannele
Finland

Rating: 4/5

4.0

La Cala del Moral is very beautiful. We didn't want to have any night life, so I don't have opinion about it. The house where we lived was peaceful, and that's the most important thing for me. For me the nights are for sleeping.

Carita
Finland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I am so happy that I decided to come to Malaga. The people are really nice and the city itself has a beautiful landscape and so much history.

Maja
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Very professional and committed teachers. The entire Debla staff are amazing.

Britt-Marie
Sweden

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Highly recommended but I was already living there when I started the course.

Josina
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

So much to do, museums and other attractions, so little time to explore.

Alan
England UK

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Malaga

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 11 reviews

The teacher Pedro and the other male teacher whose name I cannot recall were both very good.

17 May 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

Tiia
Sweden

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 13 reviews

The teachers were incredibly nice and helped me understand subjects I used to have a lot of trouble with.

28 July 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Maja
Germany

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 11 reviews

Good location near the beach
Nice and friendly staff

17 October 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Carita
Finland

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 51 reviews

The teacher, Maria, was the best at school. I liked the atmosphere too, both young and old students together. The secretaries were very helpful and nice, thanks!

1 October 2019
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Maritta
Finland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 12 reviews

Character, architecture, style, friendliness of staff, teachers and administrators.
I will be returning to the school again in 2020 for another week or two en route to Menorca Cami-de-Cavalles.

17 September 2019
Course: Intensive Standard - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Alan
England UK

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 13 reviews

The professors are very funny and make classes nice.

3 September 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 16 years

Kim-Elia
France

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 40 reviews

The teachers were very nice and helpful.
I really liked the small groups! We were all able to get the support when needed.

21 July 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Ellen Hege
Norway

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 11 reviews

The teachers and the service in the reception.

5 March 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Kent
Sweden

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 40 reviews

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.
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.

12 February 2019
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 59 years

Tarja
Finland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 40 reviews

The quality of the teaching but also the relationship with other students.

11 February 2019
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 64 years

Norbert
Austria

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

Located in the centre of the city. Bright and clean facilities. Friendly teachers.
I didn’t like being ignored along with other new students for the first half an hour when all the teachers arrived back from winter holiday. Sitting awkwardly without a greeting does not make me feel welcome.

14 January 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Grainne
Ireland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The teachers, Cristina, Noelia and Paula were all excellent.
You work to a weekly program driven by their textbook.

2 January 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 52 years

Kevin
Ireland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 12 reviews

The location was good and the activities, with many teachers present, were also really good. It's good that the teachers are included.
In my opinion it was too much focus on grammar, it's hard to learn the language when it's almost only grammar and not that much speaking. Everything went too fast, I felt like I hardly learned any Spanish. A lot of focus on exercises and grammar. Was it all necessary? Also, after two weeks learning from one teacher the female teacher replacing him told us that what we've learned was wrong. So two teachers from the same school saying different things? Sometimes it felt like the teacher was just someone that the school picked up from the street because they needed some more teachers. Could've been better. Also the whole living situation could've been better from the school. It was so messy and so confusing this whole time. First three of us had to move so the school can keep people that are not even going to school and then no one in the school payed attention to my course extension and sent two new people in to our apartment saying that we had to move out. We've had a lot of problems that could've been better handled. I'm just thinking that if this was low season and still there was so many problems and mistakes, what is high season going to be like?

7 December 2018
Course: Intensive Standard - 7 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Elisabeth
Sweden

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 40 reviews

Great atmosphere, small class sizes with people at the same level. Teachers were really lovely and terrific teachers.

28 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Malcolm
Australia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 40 reviews

Lectors, location, organization of classes, additional classes
Nice atmosphere, great location.

28 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Malgorzata
Poland

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 51 reviews

The teaching method and organization

27 November 2018
Course: Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Francesca
Italy

What school directors said about Malaga

Malaga is one of Spain’s cities with the largest number of quality Spanish language schools this is because in Malaga you can combine your Spanish course with many cultural activities, with tourism, with beach holidays. The sun shines more than 300 days per year, people like to come to study in a destination with a good climate. The friendly and communicative Andalusian people is always disposed to help and the city size is excellent to move easily through the city.

Malaga is a Mediterranean city with warm temperatures and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. It has excellent conditions for outdoor sports: golf, tennis, beach volleyball, horse riding and all water sports. You can learn a language and relax with a wonderful holiday in Spain's most welcoming city. It is perfectly communicated with other cities by surface (Granada, Seville, Cordoba, etc. ...). It has an important international airport with daily flights to different countries of the world. You can visit the monumental center in a beautiful city and the coast known internationally for the environment, beaches, marinas and golf courses (Torremolinos, Marbella, Nerja ...). The temperatures will allow you to enjoy a magnificent nightlife with a variety of cultural activities and fun. Our city and our people will make you fall in love.

Malaga offers the following; the sun and the beaches, people, tourist attractions, an International airport, nightlife, good, a different accent and affordable prices.

Matthias Roskoschek

One of the great characteristics of Malaga is the excellent climate. With an average annual temperature of 22ºC, Malaga offers around 330 sunny days.

Rita Fah

Malaga is an excellent year-round student city. It has good shopping, social life and nightlife.

Key Facts about Malaga

Population: 569,000

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Andalusia, Provincia de Málaga

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1875 USD)

Name of city in Spanish: Málaga

Malaga quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (224 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 213 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:57* (43% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:40* (60% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:48* (52% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Spain average):3.85 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Malaga

Weather in Malaga

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Events in MalagaBest time to take a language course in Malaga

November
Dia de todo los santos- Tosantos
Dia de todo los santos- Tosantos

01 November 2021In Spain, to celebrate All Saints Day, tradition sees families visit cemeteries to tend the graves of their loved ones. This sombre event is actually a great opportunity to try some local specialities: roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes are available from street vendors, and pastry shops have the traditional huesos de santo (saints bones), buñuelos and borrachuelos.

April
Easter Processions
Easter Processions

April 2022Holy Week in Málaga has been declared an event of International Tourist Interest. Málaga is the city with the largest number of Easter processions in Spain (46). Starting with ten processions on Palm Sunday alone, there are processions every day of the week except on Saturday.

August
Málaga Fair
Málaga Fair

August 2022Ten days of celebration in late summer Málaga. There is a huge fun fair, bullfights, traditional dances and music in the streets of the city centre, shows and activities for all members of the family.

What to do in Malaga

Alcazaba
Alcazaba
Gibralfaro Castle
Gibralfaro Castle
Atarazanas Market
Atarazanas Market
The Promenade
The Promenade
Marina Square
Marina Square
Malaga
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Arrival Airports

Málaga (AGP) - 8 km. from Malaga city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 5,00 €, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto Malaga, Malaga Centro-Almeda

Every 10 minutes, 3,00 €, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Villarosa, Malaga

Taxi: 12 €, 11 minutes drive to city center of Malaga

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock, Shannon
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy
Federico García Lorca (GRX) - 77 km. from Malaga city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 25,00 €, 150 minutes.

Main stops: Granada Airport, Estacion de Autobuses + Estacion de Autobuses, Malaga

Taxi: 100 €, 75 minutes drive to city center of Malaga

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London City

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