Spanish 50+ Master Class

This excellent Spanish Master class for those over the age of 50, in Malaga, Spain, is structured for three levels of students - from complete beginners to advanced. So whether you can't speak a word of Spanish or have a good grasp of the language you will find like minded people, from all over the world, on this course. It is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish culture and language.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 2 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 15
  • Maximum class size: 10
  • Typical student age: 55 - 71
  • Typical student mix:
    58% European, 24% Far Eastern, 18% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 31 Mar 2014
    • 14 Apr 2014
    • 28 Apr 2014
    • 12 May 2014
    • 26 May 2014
    • 1 Sep 2014
    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 13 Oct 2014
    • 27 Oct 2014
    • 10 Nov 2014
  • Tuition fees: From 628.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 2 weeks: 628.00 EUR
    • 4 weeks: 1235.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 70.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Why choose this course ?

This is a two week programme aimed specifically at the mature student who appreciates new cultures, likes getting to know people and has a love of learning - especially languages.

Over 3000 people have participated in this programme, making Malaca Instituto the undoubted leader in courses of this type in Spain.

The principal reasons our mature students choose Malaca Instituto and this prgramme in particular are:

  • Experience: Malaca Instituto has over 15 years’ in special 50s+ programmes
  • Mini-campus – ideal, relaxing, convenient, secure environment
  • Specialised course books – created by Malaca Instituto
  • Accommodation on site – comfortable and suitable
  • Special activities programme – designed for the 50s+
  • High standard of service

Teaching programme

The teaching programme has been carefully designed to provide an intensive, progressive course, with a good balance between the various skills and continual practice of the new points introduced each day.

Teaching method

The teaching is focussed on role plays and simulations with the aim to improve your ability to communicate in Spanish in the typical situations you will encounter in daily life in Spain.

Classes are sometimes integrated with lessons. So for example your morning Spanish class might revolve around learning the language of food items and then visiting the market to buy food for a paella which students then learn how to cook in the afternoon.

The course combines highly practical language study with social activities and visits to places of cultural and historical interest. The course includes practical Spanish for: 

  • Asking directions
  • Introducing yourself
  • Ordering drinks and food
  • Shopping in markets
  • Visiting the doctor

Textbooks

The focus is different from the textbooks that are used for the general courses. Specific learning materials help you develop communication skills in a series of key areas drawn from daily life, rather than teaching the complete language.

It is most unusual to have a range of textbooks for a specific course of this type and it  is very much appreciated by our Master Class students.

 

Social programme

As an integral part of your Spanish learning process the school actively encourages you to enjoy some of the great sporting and excursion opportunities that are available. 

This course offers Master Class 50+ students an excellent mix of learning Spanish together with some excellent time-tabled activities and excursions most of which are included in the price. 

Some of the things to look forward to include:

  • Cultural and social activities
  • Dance classes (Sevillanas and Salsa)
  • Cookery lessons
  • Shopping in the market
  • Museum and gallery visits
  • Walking in the hills
  • Visit to the Botanical gardens
  • Excursions, Granada, Sevilla, etc.

Master Class - Club 50+ Highlights

  • 15 Spanish classes per week (3h/day).
  • Daily cultural and social activities.
  • 1 Cultural talk per week.
  • 1 Film and discussion per week.
  • 1 day trip.
  • 1 half-day trip. 
  • Dance classes and sports activities

This is a very special programme which is attracting more and more people every year from an increasing number of countries. 

Come and join them, and discover the new you !

Sample timetable – Week 1 

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Notes: 1. This is a sample timetable only and is subject to change and amendment. 2. Meals are dependent on the meal / accommodation package you have purchased.

 

07:15 to 08:45 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:00 Arrival

School tour +

visit to Malaga

Spanish class All day excursion to Mijas Spanish class Spanish class  All day excursion to Granada
12:30 to 13:45 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions14:00 to 18:30 Arrival

Spanish class

Master course presentation

Picasso route and tour.

 

All day excursion to Mijas Outing to central market Cookery lesson All day excursion to Granada
19:00 to 20:30 Dinner Welcome drink and Dinner          
Evening activities: 21:00 to 23:00 Introduction and welcome Free time

Salsa dance class

Film + discussion

Free time Cultural talk Flamenco class Free time

Sample timetable – Week 2

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Notes: 1. This is a sample timetable only and is subject to change and amendment. 2. Meals are dependent on the meal / accommodation package you have purchased.3. Extra charge for Sunday activity - 45€ 4. Extra charge for Wednesday evening Tapas outing 15€ 5. Optional day excursion to Seville 50€
07:15 to 08:45 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:00

Hiking and lunch

in Montes de Malaga*

or Free time

Spanish class Spanish class Spanish class

Spanish

class

Spanish

class 

Optional

day trip to Seville*

 

12:30 to 13:45 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 18:30

Hiking and lunch

in Montes de Malaga*

or Free time

Cathedral visit

12:30 Cookery class

16:00 Film

 

Free time

17:30 Glassware 

museum visit

Free time

16:00 Cultural talk

Botanical

Gardens visit 

Optional 

day trip to Seville*

19:00 to 20:30 Dinner            
Evening activities: 21:00 to 23:00 Free time Free time Latin dance class Tapas outing*

Theatre show

Teatro Cervantes

Flamenco class

Farewell

 
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