Learn Spanish in Nerja

Learn Spanish in Nerja

Spanish School

Spanish school in Nerja

The Spanish School in Nerja (Established 1980) is located in the very centre of town, housed in a typical Andalusian building with a good-sized tropical garden. It is only a few minutes’ walk from the local scenic beaches. Nearby, you will find all types of shops, boutiques, restaurants and night spots, which will help make your stay both lively and enjoyable.

The School has 16 fully-equipped classrooms (interior and exterior). Special mention should be made of the garden, which is perfect for holding class or just relaxing during breaks at our outdoor cafeteria.

A short stroll will bring you to the Schools Residence. Here, apart from having one of the possible choices of accommodation that we offer our pupils, you will be able to make use of the Students’ Common Room, Internet, Wi-Fi zone, bookshop, library, cafeteria, as well as a spacious courtyard (patio), where you can study or chat with your classmates in a friendly, restful setting.

Our teachers are Philology and Arts graduates, who are all specialists in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and form a well co-ordinated, enthusiastic team ready and able to make your learning as effective as possible.

We offer a wide variety of courses designed to meet the needs of pupils, and combine our professional experience with the most up-to-date methodology and resources.

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Spanish Courses

Minimum age: 16 (18 for super-intensive course)

Intensive course

With the intensive Spanish course in Spain you will learn the Spanish´s language, culture and civilisation, for adults of all nationalities, imparted using the communicative method, with emphasis laid on the performance of tasks that enable real communication processes to be practised and the respective language skills -speaking, reading, writing and listening- to be put to use. Course timetable: mornings or afternoons. From 9.00h to 13.00h or from 15.00h to 19.00h.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-32 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 16

Super-Intensive course

In the super intensive Spanish courses, content and goals coincide with those of the Intensive Course, the additional hours are devoted to more intensive, faster language acquisition, in line with pupils’ specific needs. Course timetable: mornings. From 9.00h to 14.30h.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 1-16 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 6
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Spanish for 50+ Course

Learn Spanish in Spain for adults is designed to give pupils over 50 years of age the chance of having a cultural experience while learning the language. Ideal for practising Spanish while enjoying our customs and culture. For more details see: Spanish for 50+ Course

Private tuition

The Spanish private tuition course “one to one” is a custom-made course catering to students’ individual interests. It is a specialised intensive course for pupils with very specific needs in general or professional Spanish, such as business, corporate affairs, tourism, banking, medicine, etc., or for specific examinations, such as the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera – D.E.L.E), university, school-leaving and others.

Lessons per week 20 or 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 16

DELE preparation course

The Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official qualifications certifying the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. Students follow the Intensive Course (20 hours per week) + 5 hours of private class to prepare for the examination. DELE exams are held in May, August and November.

Lessons per week 25 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 16

Special courses

Students can combined the Intensive Spanish course with activities in Nerja. Options available are:

  • Flamenco - plus 5 Flamenco lessons in “Escuela de baile”
  • Salsa - Over 5 hours of SALSA lessons. Course timetable: afternoons.
  • Tennis -  Over 5 hours of TENNIS lessons. Course timetable: Afternoons.
  • Diving - Explore the natural cliffs of Maro or dive off the coast where the Spanish Armada once sailed. If you have the PADI license it is possible to dive into marine places of 30 metres deep.


Host family

Ideal for pupils who wish to live with a Spanish family, learn about their customs and get even more Spanish language practice. All our registered families will treat you as just another member of the family. Host families are located a short walk from the school, they are usually a maximum of 20 minutes walk away.

The school offers host families on a single room basis or double room if students are travelling together. Half-board (breakfast and lunch) is offered. The main meal of the day is Spain is “al mediodía”, i.e., lunch, which is usually from from 1:30pm to 3:00 p.m.

Club Costa School Hotel

The Moorish-Andalusian style Club Costa Hotel with 30 rooms, is located in the Old Quarter, just a few minutes' walk from the school and beaches.

Apart from its attractive terrace and swimming pool where you can sunbathe, with views across to the sea and mountains, the building is equipped with all modern conveniences, including a lift, air conditioning, heating and solar energy.

Standard rooms: double or single rooms

Premium rooms: double or single rooms. Mini bar and kettle.

All rooms come with bathroom and flat screen TV. Continental breakfast is included.

The cleaning service operates from Monday to Friday. Rates include a change of towels twice a week and change of bed linen once a week.

The Club kitchen is a shared facility, freely available to all students staying there.

Available to all students:

  • Student's Common Room : meeting place for e-mailing, doing homework, requesting reading matter, consulting a teacher or just relaxing over a quiet drink.
  • Cafeteria with TV.
  • Internet service.
  • WIFI zone.
  • Library.
  • Study Room.
  • Cinema with a wide selection of films in Spanish.

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Club Costa Apartments

The Club Costa apartments are situated directly on the school grounds and offer a modern and comfortable accommodation. Each apartment has a sitting room with flat screen TV and WiFi, as well as a bedroom, bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. These apartments have a terrace with a beautiful school garden view.

  • Apartment size: 75m2 approx.
  • Double bed (1.50 x 2.00 mtr.)
  • For 1 – 2 people.
  • Kitchen with washing machine, microwave.
  • Coffee machine, kettle, toaster.
  • Iron and hair dryer.
  • Air-condition/heating.
  • Change of bed linen and towels once a week.

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Shared apartments

The Spanish school can offer students the option of staying in a very comfortable flat, near the School and beaches. Each student has his/her own room with shared common areas (fully-equipped kitchen, living room with TV and bathroom) Bed linen and towels are provided, and the end-of-stay cleaning service is included. This is ideal for students that want their own independence of cooking for themselves but also want to socialise with other students. Single room, self-catering basis.


A transfer service is available at an extra cost for students learning Spanish who wish to be met at Malaga airport and taken to their accommodation in Nerja. Alternatively students can take a taxi or bus from Malaga to their accommodation in Nerja.


The Spanish school in Nerja offers students a weekly social programme including a variety of cultural, sporting and fun activities to further help them with learning Spanish in Nerja. Activities include:

  • Outing to the prehistoric caves of Nerja and the picturesque towns in the vicinity, such as Frigiliana and Almuñécar.Day-trips to Granada, Seville, Malaga and Cordoba.
  • Three-day trip to Morocco
  • Sports activities: beach volleyball, horseback riding and kayaking.
  • Social activities: school parties, “tapas tour”, Spanish films and other interesting events.
  • Seminars on Spanish culture and civilisation.
  • Salsa, flamenco and tennis courses.
  • Cookery classes and wine tasting.

Every Monday there is a welcome gathering where a presentation of activities is given and where new students can meet one another and enjoy the typical Spanish hospitality.

An example of a weeks social programme at the Spanish school in Nerja:

  • Monday: Welcome presentation for new students
  • Tuesday: Volleyball on the beach
  • Wednesday: Trip to the Nerja Caves
  • Thursday: Spanish film
  • Friday: Fiesta at the school
  • Saturday: Excursion to Cordoba


About Nerja

Nerja is a town of around 20,000 inhabitants, situated just fifty minutes from Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, which has successfully preserved its essential Andalusian character. Surrounded by mountains and stunning beaches, the town has an ideal climate, with an average annual temperature of 20ºC. Agriculture, fishing and tourism are the main productive sectors. Although its history harks back as far as the Palaeolithic, the town owes its name and origin to Moors, i.e., “Narixa” in Arabic means “abundant spring”. The warm, extroverted nature of the locals, traditions such as Carnival, Holy Week, patron saint feast days and festivities, and the town’s proximity to major cities (Malaga, Granada, Seville), make Nerja an ideal place to learn our language and get to know our culture.

The Prehistoric Caves of Nerja and the small white-washed villages in the environs are worth visiting for their cultural interest and special charm.

As Nerja is a coastal town on the Mediterranean, all water sports are within your reach, as are tennis, swimming, horseback riding and hiking, all of which are compatible with our intensive courses.

You can also take advantage of your leisure time by visiting the town’s restaurants and bars, which serve the regional specialities, or enjoying our traditional art form, flamenco. Indeed, Nerja offers visitors a great atmosphere, as well as a superb range of places to eat, cafés and services catering to all tastes.

How to arrive in Nerja

By taxi: school pick up service
One of our taxi drivers will pick you at Malaga airport and he will accompany you to your chosen accommodation in Nerja. Trip lasts approx. 60 minutes.

For more information, please contact the office.

By bus
From Malaga´s Pablo Ruiz Picasso International airport to Málaga central bus station.

From Malaga Central bus station you can purchase your ticket to Nerja. More info: www.alsa.es. Trip lasts approx. 90 minutes

Distance from Nerja bus station to your accommodation is approx. 10-20 minutes walking.

Course Prices


1 lesson = 50 minutes  /  Minimum age = 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



20 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class


30 lessons per week/ Max. 6 per class

1 € 221.00 € 317.00
2 € 388.00 € 588.00
3 € 545.00 € 853.00
4 € 698.00 € 1103.00
6 € 988.00 € 1593.00
8 € 1278.00 € 2083.00
12 € 1568.00 € 2573.00
16 € 2148.00 € 3553.00
20 € 2728.00 -
24 € 3308.00 -
extra weeks € 145.00 € 245.00
DELE PREPARATION COURSE 25 group lessons per week/ Max. 6 per class Prices as Intensive course above
20 lessons
 € 888.00
1 week 2 weeks
€ 345.00 € 588.00
1 week 2 weeks Extra weeks
 € 388.00  € 688.00 € 300.00
Enrolment Fee € 40.00 per person

Accommodation Prices


Sunday to Saturday


Single room / Half board


Double room / Half board

1 € 192.00 € 360.00
2 € 416.00 € 780.00
3 € 640.00 € 1200.00
4 € 864.00 € 1620.00
6 € 1312.00 € 2460.00
8 € 1760.00 € 3300.00
12 € 2656.00 € 4980.00
16 € 3552.00 € 6660.00
20 € 4448.00 € 8340.00
24 € 5344.00 € 10,020.00
extra weeks € 224.00 € 420.00
extra night € 32.00 € 60.00
Summer supplement

1 Jun- 30 Sep

€ 25.00 per week € 60.00 per week
Booking Fee € 35.00 € 35.00
April, May & October (breakfast included) € 50.00 € 71.00
June, July, August & September (breakfast included) € 53.00 € 75.00
January, February, March, November & December* € 30.00 € 50.00
En suite bathroom & Free WiFi.    * Continental breakfast not included.        Lunch or dinner - € 95.00 per week
April, May & October (breakfast included) € 53.00 per night € 73.00 per night
June, July, August & September (breakfast included) € 61.00 per night € 83.00 per night
January, February, March, November & December* € 38.00 per night € 55.00 per night
En suite bathroom & Free WiFi.    * Continental breakfast not included.        Lunch or dinner - € 95.00 per week
June, July, August & September € 93.00 per night € 108.00 per night
Rest of the year € 63.00 per night € 75.00 per night
Free WiFi /  air-conditioning.
SHARED APARTMENTS Please contact the office for details.

2020 Dates

INTENSIVE, SUPER-INTENSIVE, DELE PREPARATION & SPECIAL COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED. *Tuesday start date due to public holiday.
JANUARY 7* 13 20 27
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 31
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 12 19 26
NOVEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
SPANISH FOR 50+ COURSE 20th January, 10th February, 2nd March, 13th April, 4th May, 1st June, 20th July, 17th August, 14th September, 19th October, 9th November.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 6th January, 28th February, 10th April, 1st May, 24th June, 12th October, 2nd November and 8th December. Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded.

Christmas break: 19th December 2020 to 10th January 2021.

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