Spain | Benalmadena | Intensive Spanish for Young Adults
Intensive Spanish Course for Young Adults
For students aged 18 – 22 years, this course is a perfect combination of lessons and fun! The course in Benalmadena combines formal classroom tuition with a varied programme of leisure activities, visits and excursions to introduce the students to Spanish culture, sports and lifestyles.
Benalmadena is a friendly coastal town on the Costa del Sol, situated on a hill at the foot of the beautiful Mijas mountains range. Originally a sleepy Andalusian fishing village with beautiful white washed houses, Benalmadena has developed into a lively and animated town which retains its old charm and character.
Young people find Benalmadena a great destination as it is small enough to provide a peaceful and secure environment, while large enough to offer fantastic amenities. With its amusement park, water park, outdoor cinema, modern shopping centre, aquarium, sports centre, extensive beach and parks, there is never any danger of being bored!
Benalmadena is situated only 18 km from Malaga city and 8 km from Malaga international airport.
The Spanish Language School is located in a modern building right in the centre of Benalmadena. It boasts 20 large, sunny classrooms, all with air conditioning and the latest audio-visual technology to enable students to learn Spanish in a contemporary and innovative way. There is also a library containing a wide range of material, a 25-seat cinema, a large sun terrace with cafe, student common room and free WiFi access throughout the school.
The language course comprises 20 lessons of 45 minutes length each, which concentrate on learning and actively using Spanish. The school caters for all abilities from beginners to more advanced Spanish speakers. The tuition is very much practice oriented, you will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4 classes per day and these take place during the morning. Outside of lesson times there is a varied programme of leisure activities, visits and excursions to introduce you to Spanish culture, sports and lifestyles.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality.
At the welcome meeting on the first day of your course you will receive a weekly programme of activities. The Summer Course activities include:
- Sports activities: volleyball, basketball, swimming, badminton, table tennis
- Beach sports
- One full day excursion to Ronda, Granada, Cordoba or Seville
- One half day visit to Malaga, Marbella, Mijas or Nerja
- One evening activity at the school
For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected Spanish host families. They will not only introduce you to the Spanish way of life and help you practise the Spanish language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.
Students also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students where single rooms are available.
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our host family guide.
Transfers from Malaga airport are included in the price of this package.
Due to a public holiday on 16/08/21 lessons are replaced with a full day excursion.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
This course is Sunday arrival and Sunday departure
- 20 Spanish lessons per week
- Host family accommodation
- Return transfers from Malaga airport
- Welcome meeting
- Evening welcome party
- Afternoon and evening activities
- Half day excursion to Malaga, Marbella, Mijas or Nerja
- Full day excursion to Granada, Seville, Ronda or Cordoba
- Course materials
- Course Certificate
- Insurance (Optional)
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay.