Unsupervised Teen Study Program in Malaga, Spain

Quick Facts
Start: June through August
Age: 16-20
2 Week Cost:  $1,995
Num. Weeks:  2 - 6
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Consistently one of the top rated Spanish immersion programs in Spain.
Extensive culture program coordinated by onsite Activities Director
Nice onsite swimming Pool and outside lounge area available to all students.
Free Flamenco & Aerobics classes

For Ages: 16 - 20 years old
Absolute Beginner to Advanced Spanish
Unsupervised Program

To meet growing demand for programs geared toward the needs of older teens and young adults, we offer a special summer program specially designed for students age 16 to 20. The materials and teaching methodology have been modified, taking into account the different interests of this age group. The course remains serious with daily homework assignments, but also integrates cultural and social activities into the program.

Over the 25 years of its existence, the school staff and administration have developed a highly effective teaching system which has been made into a series of textbooks. These books form the basis of most of the teaching but they are also supplemented by other materials drawn from TV, radio, music, magazines, etc. The books contain a progressive series of lessons with integrated exercises and homework, each of which are intended to form one day's work. The integrated homework assignments are used to practice and reinforce the previous day's work. Students can use the Self-access Study & Multi-media Center as a place to do their homework or as a resource facility for further study. Examinations are held every 2 weeks during normal class hours. The maximum number of students per class is 10.

Classes take place in the afternoon, usually from 16.00 - 19.00 (4:00PM - 7:00PM), leaving plenty of time during the day and evening for excursions, sunbathing, water sports, siestas, as well as homework.

Although the teaching is essentially "communicative" and students are encouraged to speak Spanish from day one, the school ensures that students gain a good understanding of the grammar and structure of the language. The teachers have been trained in both traditional and more modern teaching methods and frequently use role-plays, suggestopedic methods, rhythm exercises and word games. This highly tuned approach enables most students to rapidly learn the Spanish language. Every class is taught by well educated and specially selected teachers. Teachers are selected based on their ability to motivate students and conduct their class in an interesting, lively way. Every teacher has a University degree, and is a native speaker of Spanish.

Self-Access Study Center - An excellent new facility created to help students practice and revise individually identified areas of weakness or specific need. It is equipped with video and audio, worksheets, graded readers and reference books.

Video Rooms - Three video rooms are available for showing prerecorded videos which are integrated into the teaching program.

Language Laboratory - The school has a 10-booth fully interactive Tandberg Language Laboratory which is used for intensive listening practice. In addition, they have high quality radio/cassette recorders for use in the classrooms.

Cinema - The school cinema is used for showing Spanish-version feature films in the evenings -an excellent way to improve your Spanish.

Sun Terraces, Swimming Pool - There are 2 large sun terraces for relaxation and for doing your homework in the open air. One of these is by the side of the swimming pool. For those who prefer to sun-bathe on the beach, this is only 15 minutes walk away. 

Accommodations - Student Residence
Accommodation in a shared room with bath in the Student Residence is provided. The 24-hour reception allows the guests to come and go as they please and receive messages. This also provides a high degree of security. There is a daily maid service and bed linen is changed once a week. As the residence is on the same site as the school, it is extremely convenient and allows students to use the swimming pool, sun terraces, bar, cinema, etc. without having to go more than 50 yards. Additionally students may use the pool, cinema, and computer lab.

Included in the Program

  • 4 levels available: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced.
  • 15 lessons of Spanish classes with native qualified teachers, Monday through Friday, 45 minutes each lesson.
  • Small groups of 8-10 students.
  • Accommodation in the Student Residence in a shared room (triple), daily maid service, linen changed once a week, and access to the on-site cafeteria, pool, cinema, and computer lab with free internet and e-mail.
  • Meals - Breakfast - Daily, Lunch - Monday through Friday and Dinner Daily (except Saturdays)
  • Use of Self-access Study & Multi-media Centre.
  • Activity Program
  • Introductory party and tour of Malaga.
  • Sporting activities such as: beach football and volley-ball, swimming, table-tennis, etc.
  • Introduction to salsa and sevillana dance
  • Tours of the historic centre
  • Films in our cinema
  • Parties and flamenco shows
  • Boat trips and visits to water fun park.
  • 1 full-day excursion every 2 weeks.
  • Free Flamenco & Aerobics classes upon request.
  • Class material and course books.
  • Certificate of Attendance.
  • Arrival and Departure transfer from Malaga airport.
  • NRCSA emergency insurance for program dates in the foreign country:
    • Accident insurance up to $10,000
    • Emergency medical evacuation up to $25,000
    • Emergency reunion up to $5,000
    • Repatriation up to $7,500
    • Life insurance up to $5,000
    • 24 Hour emergency worldwide multi-lingual telephone assistance.

2021 Start Dates

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26

2021 Program Fees

  • 2 weeks: $ 1,685
  • 4 weeks: $ 2,879
  • 6 weeks: $ 4,154

Upgrade to Shared Room (double): $58 per week
Upgrade to Singe Room: $84 per week
Upgrade to Large Single Room: $336 per week
Upgrade to Studio: $445 per week

Upgrade to Homestay (breakfast & dinner daily, single room): $95 per week

Malaga, Spain - City Info
Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, with a population of about 450,000. Its situation, first-class tourist attractions, constant blue sky and Mediterranean Sea, warm hospitality, folklore, mild climate and wide variety of night sports and restaurants make Malaga an ideal setting for spending your time learning Spanish and enjoying yourself.

Located at the heart of Andalucía, Malaga has excellent transportation connections with Granada, Seville, Córdoba etc. The Malaga International Airport is only 20 minutes drive from the school. All students will receive an arrival transfer from the Malaga airport when they arrive in Spain, and a mini tour of the city at the beginning of their program.

In Málaga you will learn pure Spanish (Castillian) not a mixture of Spanish and Catalán, Basque or Valenciano. The city also boasts excellent sports facilities: Golf, water sports, horse riding, skiing, hang-gliding, etc. Málaga is a totally Spanish City. You will eat paella and Gazpacho, you will drink Rioja and Sangria, listen to flamenco and Falla and Dance Sevillanas.

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