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School groups

Course Overview

This program has been designed for school groups interested in spending one week in Benalmádena (Malaga) attending a Spanish language course in the morning and optional social activities, conferences, visits and cultural excursions in the afternoon and weekends. The program is available all year round for school groups of any size and age travelling with a teacher and based on family stay or accommodation in hotel **/*** Shorter / longer stays also available.

Important information

  • Timetable: flexible
  • Lessons per week: flexible
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum age: 11
  • Course Length: 1-10 weeks
  • Course Dates: All year round
  • Days: flexible
  • Levels: Beginners A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Accommodation included: flexible
  • Accommodation options: Host family – Aparthotel – Hotel **/***
  • 15 hours tuition per week, taught by experienced teachers, 5 mornings per week ( 09h30 / 13h00 Monday to Friday )
  • All levels available: from beginner to advanced.
  • Text booklet, Assessment test and Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course. Free internet access.
  • Family accommodation, double rooms and on full board basis. All families situated within walking distance from the school.
  • Return transfer from the airport by coach to Benalmádena with assistance.
  • A visit to Malaga, by train, accompanied by the teachers: train fares and entrance fees included to the Cathedral, the native home of Picasso or the Picasso Museum
  • One free place for the teacher, with family accommodation and single room.
  • Conferences on Spanish arts, literature, tourism and travel, spanish traditions etc.
  • Flamenco dance lessons
  • Cooking clases (paella)
  • Spanish guitar lessons
  • Spanish movies at the school
  • Meeting with Spanish students or class integration at Maravillas Programas Internacionales High School.
  • Museums (Picasso Museum, opened in 2004, Contemporary arts Museum, both in Malaga)
  • Visit to firms, to a winecellar or to an olive oil factory
  • Tapas tour in town
  • Sports at the municipal sport centre or at the Marina for sailing, diving, kayak or windsurfing
  • Sealife centre aquarium.
  • Selwo Marina dolphinarium
  • Tivoli World Amusement park, Aqualand.
  • Parties at the school
  • A weekend away with hotel accommodation, visiting other cities in Andalusia.
  • All our fees are based on the group-size (number of students + teachers) as stated in the form.
  • Should the number of participants vary after receiving the first offer, the quote will be updated accordingly.
  • Lessons can be scheduled either in the morning or in the afternoon depending on availability.
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights/ 5 days.
  • Minimum number of lessons – 6 hours (60 minutes)
  • Group classes of max 16 students.

 

Cancellation policy (individual students):

  • Notice of cancellation received:
  • Up to 15 days before the group’s arrival to Malaga – no charge
  • From 7 to 14 days before the group’s arrival € 100 per student canceled
  • From 2 to 6 days before the group’s arrival € 150 per student canceled
  • No show – no refund

 

Cancellation policy cause COVID19:

If the entire group cancels their reservation due to COVID19

  • Less than 14 days before arrival in Spain, reimbursement of the amount paid, EXCEPT the expenses already incurred by the school for the payment of tickets to the monuments, hotels or reserved apartments to other external providers and an additional amount of 60 € per student for cancellation fees
  • 14 days or more, before the arrival of the group: reimbursement of the amount paid, EXCEPT for the expenses already made by the school for the payment of tickets to the monuments, hotels or reserved apartments and to other external providers.

All cancellations must be notified in writing.

Enrolments:

The complete list of students with their personal details (complete name, date of birth, pairing and allergies) must NOT be sent later than 8 weeks before the arrival.

The tuition form with indications about the student’s level of spanish and requests to prepare the content of the lessons must NOT be sent later than 2 weeks before the arrival.

Program of activities:

Once the quote has been accepted and we receive the final list of participants we will send a preliminary program of activities (day-by-day) to the teacher to be approved. From that moment we will proceed with the reservation of all services, such as coaches, entrances to monuments, attractions etc. Any request of changes, or for any additional activities etc must be forwarded up to 15 days before the arrival. Less than 2 weeks before the group arrival the requested amendments cannot be guaranteed. Some monuments must be booked months in advance. In the case of last-minute changes, group space might not be available.

Insurance:

Our fees do not include travel insurance. We strongly recommend that all groups get an insurance policy covering medical expenses, accidents, civil liability etc.

Host family accommodation:

The walking distance from the host family to the school could be longer than the usual average of 20 minutes (up to 40 minutes)

Students may have to share with students coming from another foreign school

We may not always be able to give 2 weeks’ notification of accommodation details

Dietary requirements:

In the case of a student having specific dietary requirements (gluten free or vegan or severe allergies) there is a supplement of 15 € per week.

Payment terms:

Full payment is expected two weeks before the group’s arrival.

COVID19 POLICY

Our school has a Contingency Plan and a specific protocol to minimize the risk of infection within the center. Our security measures will be adapted to the current situation at all times and always respecting the indications of the health authorities.

Safety measures

In order to reassure students and parents that our school is safe to continue operating face-to-face classes and following the Spanish Health Authorities we are introducing temporary safety measures.

Here a brief summary of guidelines:

  • All students arriving in Spain must present a negative PCR or antigen test upon arrival and return.
  • On the first day all students must sign a declaration and acceptance of this protocol. The school has the right of refusal of entry if students or staff are unwell or with Covid19 symptoms.
  • 70% alcohol hand-rub at the entrance of the premises, in each classroom and at strategic points throughout the school. Signs are posted prominently throughout the school to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing and hygiene.
  • Students and staff are required to wear face masks at all times on school property
  • In the school cafeteria, during break time and before or after class, when eating or smoking, Students must respect the minimum distance of 2 meters apart from each other
  • The manipulation of food and products will be done by the cafeteria employees exclusively. No self-service.
  • Tables, chairs, cutlery and any other utensils will be disinfected before and after their use.
  • We will keep the contact details of all people accessing the premises for 28 days.
  • A specific protocol is in place for host families who must sign acknowledgment and protocol acceptance in the secretariat before welcoming the students.

 

Please contact us if you wish to receive a copy of our updated PROTOCOL.

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Group info

The general level average of the group.

Min 15 / Max 50

Min 1 / Max 6. 2 teachers free from 15 to 30 students, 3 teachers free from 31 to 40 and 4 teachers free from 41 to 50 students.


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Basic program including:
  • 15 hours tuition per week taught by experienced teachers, 5 mornings per week (09h30 / 13h00 Monday to Friday)
  • All levels available: from beginner to advanced.
  • Text booklet, Assessment test and Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course. Free internet access.
  • Orientation tour in town with a teacher.
  • Host family accommodation, in double rooms and on full board basis (hot buffet lunch at the school)
  • All families located within walking distance from the school.
  • Transfer, with assistance on arrival, from the airport by coach to Benalmádena and return.
  • Free of charge teachers, with family accommodation in single room and full board.

Visits & Excursions

Leisure activities

Depending on the activity duration is between 1 hour and 4 hours average.


Visits to local firms

Depending on the activity duration is between 1 hour and 4 hours average.

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