Marbella Language Schools
The glitzyresort of Marbella, for many the hottest place on the Costa de Sol in terms of glamour, gastronomy and nightlife, offers a variety of different language schools, catering for all levels from beginners to advanced. There are large schools, and some smaller privately-run schools which offer a more local and relaxed learning atmosphere.
Levels and courses
Normally the school will assess your knowledge of the Spanish language, using a simple written and/or verbal test, before allocating you to a particular class or level, making sure that you are in a group of students with similar capabilities. One-to-one and intensive courses are usually also on offer for those who need to speed up the process, perhaps to start a new job. Special business Spanish is also frequently on the curriculum, since many foreign people come to live and work in Andalucia.
Invariably, course content covers many aspects of the colourful Spanish lifestyle and history, as well as the rich culture. This helps you understand more about the local people and their customs, which, of course, is all intertwined with the language and how it is used.
The Andalucian people are very friendly and open. Since so many British and other foreign visitors and residents often speak no Spanish at all, especially on the Costa del Sol, they are always delighted when you make the effort. With just a few useful phrases, you will begin to feel more involved in Andalucian life.
Most language schools have special summer courses, designed for school and college students from other countries, when they can spend from one week to two months combining Spanish studies with a full social agenda. Accommodation can often be arranged by the language centre, in the form of living with a selected Spanish family.
Being located on the Costa del Sol in Spain, there is no shortage of excursion opportunities in Marbella, where you can practice your Spanish, from watersports to nightclubbing So whatever your learning style and objective, there is sure to be a school to meet your needs in Marbella.