If you are looking for the ideal Spanish Language Course in Spain, then look no further. The Alhambra Instituto International of Spanish, with a wealth of experience offers a warm and friendly personal teaching environment. Alhambra Instituto International has been established since 1980 and is located in southern Spain making it the perfect location for study with convenient access to most of the main cities of Andalucia including Sevilla and Granada. Our Clients choose from a popular number of learning options which include intensive, superintensive and one to one courses as well as specialized classes. These are conducted and delivered in a supportive, welcoming and professional atmosphere designed to provide our students with a rewarding experience during their stay in Malaga. Bienvenidos a España, bienvenidos a Málaga Joaquín Chacón ¡Mucha suerte!
Why Study Spanish? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world; about 340 million people speak Spa- nish as a mother tongue. Actually there are more than 30 million Spanish speakers in the USA. Spain is the second most visited country in the world. The ability to speak Spanish enlarges the opportunity to enjoy everything that our country has to offer. Why in Spain? Because the easiest place to learn a foreign language is in its country of origin! In Spain you will always “live” the Spanish language throughout your visit, you will participate in a lot of activi- ties and you will have many opportunities to practice what you have learned in class. You will be surprised by how quickly you will make progress and, furthermore, you will better appreciate the way of life in Spain. Why with Alhambra Instituto? THE LONG EXPERIENCE: Established in 1980 we are exclusively geared towards teaching Spanish in Spain and have become the leading specialist in this field. THE PROVED HIGH QUALITY: The excellent quality of our teaching staff is well-known. EVERY LEVEL AND EVERY DURATION AT EVERYTIME: All courses are available from beginners to advanced level (6 levels), with a maximum of 10 students per class (average 6). Each lesson lasts 55 minutes. STUDENT CARE: Our student come at first place! Each school offers a consulting service and individual as- sessment of each student’s needs. Everything is done to make our students feel at home. TIME-OFF GUARANTEE: The option to take time off and then come back and continue the course without incu- rring extra charges. SELECTED FAMILIES AND FLATS, GUIDED EXCURSIONS and Cultural activities are always accompanied by teachers.
The best in learning The best in learning and the best in leisure The best country in which to learn correct Spanish is Spain and one of the best schools in Spain is Alhambra Instituto. We know that a successful language course does not just mean excellent teaching. Good accommodation and a well-designed leisure programme are both equally important. Over 30 years of experience and development have enabled us to create a well-balanced learning programme for you. We have built a world-wide reputation for excellence in teaching, accommodation and leisure (since 1980). * Excellence in learning: Alhambra Instituto has a first-class record of academic achievement. * Excellence in accommodation: our families are all personally known to us, and only those who meet our extremely high standards. * Excellence in leisure: we have well-designed and comprehensive programme of activities and excursions. Málaga enjoys a subtropical climate. Here are the warmest winters in Europe, with avera- ge temperatures above 17.2 °C (63.0 °F) during the day in the period December to February. The summer’s season lasts about 8 months, from April to Malaga is a city with a welcoming, Mediterranean spirit and an artistic, cultural and historical heritage that enthrals visitors from all over the world. Situated on the Sud Medite- rranean coast, the city enjoys mild temperatures the whole year round. November. Malaga is the southernmost large city in Europe. It lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterra- nean Sea, about 100 km beaches.
Alhambra Instituto Alhambra Instituto opened its first school in Málaga in 1980. It is one of the greatest centres specialised in Spanish as foreign language. All our teachers are native Spanish and have a Univer- sity Degree with many years of experience. Numer- ous institutions and teachers abroad recommed our schools to their students. Courses start every monday throughout the year (we only close 2 weeks in Christmas). Our students come from more than many different countries. At Alhambra´s schools you will learn more about them and their culture. After 28 years of intensive work, our School is in- ternationally known. Our committed team consists of highly qualified native teachers who refer to our extensive experience. Learn to communicate effectively and more fluently in eve- ryday Spanish on these lively, international courses for adults of all ages. We offer you original texts which are devised exclusively for your course and you’ll have the chance to benefit from the new technology for teaching languages which are in place at the school. Of course, our teaching methods include audiovisual and Superlearning tech- niques.
The best way to learn Spanish Learn how to communicate in Spanish clearly and effectively and more confidently in everyday situations attending one of our Spanish Courses. Intensive, Specialized or part time courses for stu- dents of all ages. Your classmates are students, graduates and working people drawn from over 30 countries (during summer). The course develops all your practical communi- cation skills, with special emphasis on speaking, pronunciation and listening. By learning and prac- tising new language in imaginative and structured lessons, you achieve greater fluency in everyday Spanish. This includes grammar, vocabulary, col- loquial Spanish... Students Services - Wifi in the school and terraces. Free Internet access in all our schools. - Whenever there are 2 holidays in a week we shall make up for one of them. - The first day, students receive a Alhambra folder with the book, a map and practical information of the city. - The school offers a consulting service and individual assesment of each student´s needs. - Cultural Activities, trips, sports, paella, flamenco and salsa lessons,parties - Mail box for letters and mail. - Last minute bookings are accepted - Video service, you can borrow films. - Library service, you can borrow books. - We offer pick up services from airport and railway station. - Free receipt of faxes and the possibility to send them. - A certificate is given to every student who attends our courses.
The Spanish language courses + 5 Mini-Seminars* Intensive Course 20 Super - Intensive 30 Intensive Combi 20 plus 5 Superintensive Combi 30 plus 5 l 5 lessons Individual tuition l 20 classes in Group per week lComplementary Cultural and Social Activities program l Course suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced lFlexible start dates - students can start on any Monday l Flexible course duration – 1 to 28 weeks l Minimum age 16 l Option to combine with an Individual Spanish lesson daily. l End of course certificate l Daily homework Course consists of 30 lessons each week. It is designed for those who want to rapidly improve their Spanish. Classes are small with 6-10 partici-pants per group. The course duration is 1 week mini- mum. The level of Spanish spoken in class is adjusted to suit the le- vels and needs of the students. You have 2 hour daily more conversation and practice than in the Intensive Course 20. The other caracteristics see the Intensive Course on the left. Also you have the option to combine with an Individual Spanish lesson daily Course consists of 30 lessons in Group per week and 5 lessons ndividualOne to One per week. It is designed for those who want to rapidly improve their Spanish. Classes are small with 6-10 partici-pants per group. The course duration is 1 week minimum. The level of Spanish spoken in class is adjusted to suit the le-velsand needs of the students. The other caracteristics see the Intensive and SuperIntensive Course on the left. l Small groups; maximum 10, average 4-6 l 20 classes per week lComplementary Cultural and Social Activities program l Course suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced lFlexible start dates - students can start on any Monday l Flexible course duration – 1 to 28 weeks l Minimum age 16 l Option to combine with an Indi- vidual Spanish lesson daily. l End of course certificate We offer many diffe- rent options for closed groups (with or wi- l Daily homework thout their teachers) and special Spanish courses for groups of students.
Spanish language courses II + 5 Mini-Seminars DELE preparation Individual Course 10-40 Spanishfor Business Individual Spanish Cour-ses are completely tailor-made Spanish programmes, in which your teacher will work closely with you to identify your needs and objectives. This One-to-One programme is aimed at those who want to rapidly improve their general Spanish and who want to study specific areas of interest such as marketing, finance, law and sales. Also is suitable for a family or a group of 2 3 people. We can help you to prepare for business presentations, negotia- tions or meetings This course is designed for people who already speak and understand Spanish. The goal is to learn how to structure your speech correctly, how to define concepts and how to speak and write properly in the Spanish business world. General business correspondence, nego- tiations, discussion of commercial topics, dialogues in business situ- ations, how to set up a business in Spain, commercial law. This course is ideal for those who wish to work in any branch of business in Spain or Latin America, such as people working in banking, insurance and the import/export sector. l 10 lessons Individual tuition l 20 classes in Group per week Alhambra Instituto Internacional offers an intensive 2 to 4 week preparation course to obtain this internationally recognized diploma offered by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. The exam is offered at three levels; inicial, básico and superior. To obtain the ‘inicial’ diploma, students require at least a pre- intermediate level, for the ‘basico’ diploma, an intermediate level and for the ‘superior’ an advanced or superior level to begin the course. l 5 lessons Individual DELE tuition l 20 classes in Group per week SummerCourse Our Summer Course is a holiday course with a maximum of 10 stu- dents per group. We combine clas- ses with a large variety of outdoor activities. Summer Courses at the Al-hambraInstititutoInternacional are really something special! l 15 lessons Semi-Intensive Course These Spanish courses are desig- ned for those who want to start or continue studying Spanish while ta- king advantage of the considerable amount of free time left over to participate in the city´s social life. l 1o or 15 lessons per week.
Activities and Excursions Accommodation in Spain Alhambra Instituto includes a dynamic, interesting and fun leisure program that is complementary to the process of learning the Spa- nish language. All activities are directed towards socialising in a learning environment and increasing the student's knowledge of Spanish Culture. This way you will learn the language more effectively and also discover foreign customs and culture. You will gain a better understanding of the Spanish culture and way of life of the Spain. Always you will find something to complementthe Spanish lessons and those experiences will transform a simple language course into an unforgettable experience. There is no doubt that with Alhambra Institutoyou are choosing one of the best Spanish pro- grammes offered in Spain! Activities in the school l Welcome/ Farewell Party l Flamenco / Salsa lessons (opt.) l Cinema in the school l Paella lesson/party l Spanish songs lessons Activities out of the school l Visit Museums and monuments l Tapas excursion... (more info in our Web) Excursions to other cities l Excursion to Sevilla l Excursion to Granada l Excursion to Cordoba Apartments, flats Appartments : the possibility to live in shared furnished apartment, in individual rooms (or double if you come with two friends). The minimum reserve in apartmentsis 2 weeks. All the participants of our courses can reserve an apartment from the school or search by themselves another type of accomodation. Thus you shared your life with 3, 4 or 5 people of the Institute. You have in common: a living room where you can meet or watch television, a kitchen to prepare your meals and one or more bathroom. That means that you will ivewith people of different nationalityand that you will endeavour to speak Spanish. Spanish Family Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture by having us arrange your accommodations with a host family. Almost 80% students choose to live with a host family during the first weeks of their program. Staying with a host family is an important and rewarding part of the student’s learning process. The students receive their own house key and are only required to bring their own towels. Students can choose half-board or full-board, as accommodation in a single or a double room. If there is more than one student with a family we will look for an international room- mate in order to encourage the use of Spanish 24 hours a day. To select the type of accommodationthat suits you best or to inform us of any special (nutritional) needs, you can indicate your preference on the bottom of the registration form