Spanish with Hispanic Studies

This Spanish with Hispanic Studies course, in Malaga, Spain is an excellent programme which combines Spanish from beginner to advanced levels, with an overview of Spanish cultural heritage and way of life. It is ideal for gap year students or anyone else who wants to have 'fluent in Spanish' as a career enhancing qualification.

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
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 18-35
  • Typical student mix:
    71% European, 14% Far Eastern, 5% Middle Eastern, 10% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 5 Jan 2015
    • 31 Aug 2015
    • 4 Jan 2016
  • Tuition fees: From 757.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 4 weeks: 757.00 EUR
    • 16 weeks: 2594.00 EUR
    • 20 weeks: 3118.00 EUR
    • 36 weeks: 5214.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

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

Course overview

This excellent course has been designed for students who want to not only attain a high level of Spanish but also want to study the history, culture and way of life of the Andalucians and Spaniards in general.

This is an ideal Gap Year programme and you can study from 4 to 37 weeks.

The course is divided into two terms (Term I: September – December, Term II: January – May) which may be taken separately or combined depending on your language level and/or time available. 

Course highlights - key elements

  • General Spanish
  • Spanish history
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Spanish way of life
  • Media
  • Social and political institutions

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 more 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 as well including:

  • 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; for others there is a small charge


Academic year

Term 1

Beginning towards the end of August early September you follow the Intensive Course of General Spanish until the end of December. You can start this course as a total beginner.

Term 2

This begins in January each year and combines advanced Spanish with the study of aspects of Spanish history and culture. The level of the teaching of the cultural content is pre-university. 

Term 2 is divided up into five 4-week units so that students who have the level of Spanish required can take the entire Term or just a 4-week unit or combine consecutive units. The content of the modules of Term 2 is as follows:

January - 4 weeks

Hispanic 1: Advanced Spanish + Spanish Cinema and the Media

February - 4 weeks

Hispanic 2: Advanced Spanish + Social, Political Institutions and the Economy 

March - 4 weeks

Hispanic 3: Advanced Spanish + Geography, History 1 & History of Art 1 

April - 4 weeks

Hispanic 4: Advanced Spanish + Spanish Way of life, History II, Literature I 

May - 4 weeks

Hispanic 5: Advanced Spanish + History III, History of Art II, Literature II 

Social programme

Make the most of your time in Malaga by  choosing from the great range of the activities and excursions on offer from the school.


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


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