Spanish schools for foreigners in the province of Malaga

The province of Malaga has become one of the best places to learn Spanish. Good weather, great food, and diverse culture enrich the language, and the open and friendly character of locals opens the door to learning. We know you’ve thought the same or you wouldn’t have got here, so in this article we’ll tell you the benefits of a language immersion in the Costa del Sol. We’ve also handpicked a selection of great language academies so that your learning journey is the most fulfilling it can be. There are countless Spanish schools for foreigners in the province of Malaga and you deserve the best. Enjoy learning Spanish in the Costa del Sol. 


An exceptional place for learning Spanish

The Costa del Sol sets itself apart from other areas of Spain for a number of reasons. With an average annual temperature of 20ºC, sunshine and a wide variety of natural attractions, the province of Malaga is a paradise for immersing yourself in the local language.

If the Spanish language could be summed up in three words, they would be openness, nature and richness. These elements form part of everyday life in the Costa del Sol, where you can spend hours learning the language while you do adventurous outdoor sports, meet charming people or explore natural sites of true beauty whether it be by the sea or in the mountains.

And we can’t forget to mention the rich culture shaped by past kingdoms and communities, proudly treasured by the region. Here you can discover the roots of flamenco, the Arab influences in the south still present today thanks to the Muslims who lived here from the 8th century all the way up until the 15th, and the many art movements that had such an impact on the world, from Mudejar architecture to the art of Picasso.

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For people who love the language and Spain’s architectural heritage, the province of Malaga is a museum. From east to west, north to south, explore the diverse towns, villages and historic enclaves. Delve into the ancient traditions and civilisations that have lived here, shaping the Spain we know today. Roman roads, Arab baths, Megalithic dolmens and sites that allow us to trace the province’s historical evolution.


A social life great for learning

Another reason why learning Spanish in the province of Malaga is a great choice is because of its lively social life and nightlife. Malagueños are friendly, tolerant people who give visitors an warm welcome creating a safe and comfortable environment to learn Spanish and meet people.

It’s not all about studying, but also practising speaking the language, immersion and new experiences. In the province of Malaga you can feel the night’s magic in all its splendour. Vibrant and edgy bars and pubs turn into hubs for sharing languages and meeting people at social gatherings. From bars with traditional charm to chiringuitos (beach bars) brimming with cosmopolitan vibes, these environments allow you to improve your Spanish outside of the stuffy classroom.


A place where gastronomy and language share roots

An alternative way to learn about the culture, and therefore the language of a country, is to get involved with the local cuisine. It’s no wonder this idea is growing in popularity and value. Discover a world of flavours and experiences through culinary Malaguña traditions. From the Mediterranean kitchen by the sea, where the stars of the show are espetos - sardine skewers - and pescaíto frito - fried fish, to typical products and dishes from inland villages, the local cuisine here in Malaga and the Costa del Sol is rich in variety and flavour. Restaurants, chiringuitos on the beach, tapas bars, winery tours where you can taste the best local wines and plenty of Michelin-star chefs cooking for you, the flavour of the Costa del Sol will not disappoint.


Check out Spanish academies and schools for foreigners in the Costa del Sol


AIFP Academy

Situated in the heart of Malaga city, AIFP Academy is accredited by Instituto Cervantes and has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and a team of teachers focused on making the learning process fun and dynamic for students learning Spanish. They also offer accommodation and packages for school groups.



CILE is a Spanish school situated in Malaga’s historic centre in a building dating back to the 19th century only 10 minutes from the beach on foot. Thanks to its communicative, fun and dynamic approach, here you can improve your Spanish skills while exploring the Malagueña culture at the same time.

Spanish schools in malagaSource: Centro Internacional de Lengua Española - CILE


Cervantes Escuela Internacional

Cervantes Escuela Internacional is another school accredited by Instituto Cervantes located in Malaga, just 200 metres from the beach and 10 minutes from the city centre. Great effort is put into a cutting edge high-quality teaching methodology, offering students a personalised treatment that ensures their stay is a one-off experience.



Debla has a friendly family atmosphere and is just five minutes walking distance from the beach, 10 minutes from Malaga’s old town. This academy, accredited by Instituto Cervantes, has several terraces, a garden and beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast. Classrooms are modern and fully equipped.


Enforex Málaga

Enforex Málaga, found right in the centre of the city next to Museo Picasso in a totally refurbished beautiful historic building, is only a five-minute walk from the beach. It sits in an attractive lively neighbourhood where you can spend time living life like a true Malagueño/a. 



In the middle of Malaga city and accredited by Instituto Cervantes, MaestroMío boasts a large team of native-level qualified teachers and offers complete packages that include accommodation, activities and days trips.

Spanish language schools malagaSource: MaestroMío


Malaca Instituto

As the most awarded Spanish school in the world, Malaca Instituto covers more than 10,000 square metres in which you’ll find the school, 95 bedrooms, terraces, a gym, pool, gardens and 24/7 reception desk. And all this only a stone's throw away from the beach and Malaga’s historic centre.


Maravillas Programas Internacionales

Maravillas Programas Internacionales is recognised by Instituto Cervantes and is also the founder of AEEA (Asociación de Escuelas de Español de Andalucía). Located in Benalmádena, it is home to 13 bright spacious classrooms all fully equipped with audiovisual aid and air conditioning.



In Ronda, Rondalingua awaits. This academy has an excellent team of passionate teachers that work to boost students’ Spanish levels, treating each person as one of the family. Every group receives a cultural and language immersion experience designed especially to provide a 360º insight into modern Spanish life.



Also in Ronda, Entrelenguas is a fun Spanish school that combines lessons, immersion programmes and online courses so you can learn at your own pace. And all this with a common goal: students enjoy the Spanish language and culture in their own way with a native-level qualified teacher always at hand. 

As you can see, you’re not short of options when it comes to learning Spanish in the Costa del Sol. Come and improve your Spanish and discover the marvels of this wonderful part of the world. The best tourist attractions are waiting for your arrival.

Guide to Spanish Schools Ebook - Costa del Sol


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