Spanish for Academic Purposes

This high level pre-sessional Spanish course, in Malaga, Spain is designed for students who are about to enter Spanish University at either undergraduate or Post-graduate level. It deals with the study skills that you will require to be able to successfully study at a Spanish university

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.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 4 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 10
  • Typical student age: 18 - 25
  • Typical student mix:
    71% European, 14% Far Eastern, 5% Middle Eastern, 10% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 1 Jun 2015
    • 29 Jun 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 765.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 4 weeks: 765.00 EUR
    • 8 weeks: 1469.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

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

Spanish for University

This is a high level Spanish course for students about to enter Spanish university. It deals with the study skills in Spanish that you will need:

  • Essay writing
  • Note taking
  • Participating in tutorial classes and debates
  • Rapid reading
  • Dictionary skills
  • Interpretation of graphs, numerical tables etc.

This programme can form part of the University Access (Selectividad) course but is also ideal for students entering post-graduate courses.

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 methodology

The school uses an eclectic, integrated method combining many aspects of the communicative approach with structured learning of grammar and syntax. Each day, according to the progress of each class and our detailed course syllabus, a new area of language is introduced and practised in a systematic manner.

This involves some elements of traditional teaching methods, as well as classroom activities such as language games, pair work and role-plays aimed at developing communicative fluency.  Students are actively encouraged to speak in Spanish from the very beginning.

After class study

Integrated homework exercises are used to practise and reinforce the previous day's work and students are also encouraged to make use of the excellent self-access study centre either as a place to do the homework or as a resource facility for further study. 




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. For some activities there is a small extra charge others are free.


The school provides you with all the information that you need to make the most of Málaga's excellent sports and social facilities. There is a huge range on offer:

  • Fitness training at the school’s gym
  • Tennis on the courts by the beach
  • Hiking
  • Golf and one of a number of nearby courses
  • Jogging trails
  • Aerobics classes in the dance studio

Excursions and activities

The school passionately believes that all these things help bring your Spanish alive. So do we ! We urge you to take the opportunity while you are in Malaga to learn about Spain, see the countryside of Andalucía, eat Spanish food, meet Spanish people and visit the great cities. The schools dedicated excursions team help you to do all this and more!  The school organises visits  to:   

  • Cordoba
  • Granada 
  • Sevilla 
  • Ronda 
  • White-washed villages like Nerja and Frigiliana.

You can also go to Africa for the weekend and you will be able to see first hand a little of the modern-day Moroccan culture that in the past had such an influence in forming the traditions, way of life and architectural heritage that we see in Andalucía and Málaga today. 

The school offers a great range of other activities:

  • Learning to cook real paella,
  • Preparing a perfect Gazpacho, and understanding how to make the best Tortilla in Malaga
  • Walking in the mountains
  • Learning to dance the Sevillanas 
  • Enjoying the sounds of the wonderful musicians and dancers that are regular visitors to the school for "fiestas"
Note: Some activities are free others there is a small charge
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Accredited by these organisations : ICEF, English UK