Spanish and cooking course

Andalucia, Malaga, Spain

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Whatever your Spanish level; choosing to combine Spanish lessons in Malaga, Spain with Spanish cookery lessons is the best way to accelerate your learning experience. Immerse yourself in the local culture and take home two new skills that will stay with you long after your trip is over.

At this friendly language school in Malaga, you will be taught by highly qualified native Spanish speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques.

Lessons are highly interactive and you will speak Spanish from day 1 both inside and outside of the classroom. With four language lessons per day and interesting and social optional activities organised by the school, each day will see you increasing in confidence as you put your new skills into practice.

In the afternoon, don your apron and head into the kitchen to learn all about classic Spanish gastronomy as you learn how to make dishes such as paella, Spanish omelette and gazpacho during hands-on cooking lessons.

Who is it suitable for?
- Suitable for all Spanish language levels from complete beginners to advanced
- Non-beginners are welcome to start on any Monday throughout the year
- Beginners will be asked to start on specific start dates throughout the year and there are typically one of these dates per month
- Cooking lessons are suitable for all levels and experience (please note lessons will be held in Spanish)
- Minimum age 18

Who will I meet?
- People come from all over the world and you’ll never be placed in a class with just English speakers so that you use the language you are learning rather than resorting to chatting in English
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls in to the 20-60 age bracket though we have no age limit and we’ve had guests in their 70s and 80s studying languages with us
- During the summer and in university holiday times the average age typically drops and there are many guests in their 20s
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and every school organises social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture

When can I start?
- The language school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Spanish and cooking courses start on Mondays and finish on Fridays
- If you choose to book the optional accommodation, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out the following Saturday
- Students can stay more than one week; for prices and information, please contact us at

Typical class schedule
- Spanish classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
- Classes start at 9am
- You will have 4 group classes per day lasting 45 minutes each; 2 lessons will focus on grammar and vocabulary and 2 lessons will focus on listening and conversation skills
- You will have a short break in the morning
- You will have 3 private Spanish cooking lessons during the week lasting two hours each
- Cookery lessons will take place in the afternoon and exact times will be confirmed on arrival

What will I learn?
- The language lessons are highly interactive and you will speak Spanish from day 1, both inside and outside of the classroom
- This course has been designed to improve your general Spanish level and will give you the confidence and fluency to help you to communicate
- 2 lessons per day will focus on grammar and vocabulary and the other 2 will focus on listening and conversation skills
- In the cookery lessons, you will learn about Spanish gastronomy and its classic dishes
- During hands-on lessons, you will prepare great dishes such as Spanish omelette, gazpacho and, of course, paella
- The lessons are also a great way to learn and improve your Spanish vocabulary

What can I do in my free time?
- The school offers a host of optional cultural activities throughout the week
- You will have the chance to take part in different activities such as tapas tours, paella parties and cultural excursions to the city’s museums (some activities may come with an additional charge)
- You will also have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax by the beach on this learning holiday with a difference

Level test
- The language school may ask you to complete an online level test before your arrival
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

Where can I stay?
- This school offers optional accommodation in a host family or a shared apartment with other students and Spanish locals
- This can be added during the booking process and more information can be found under the ‘Optional accommodation’ tab

Compulsory extras
- Please note that this school charges a compulsory course enrolment fee, this is not included in the price and will be charged as an extra during the booking process