Spanish Senior Program 50 +
We offer a broad range of Spanish courses for mature students with a program of cultural & leisure activities and excursions.
Is this Spanish language course for you?
Yes it is, if you wish to work on your Spanish language skills with other adults, of your own or similar age in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The 50+ Spanish Course is tailored specifically to the needs of our elderly and mature students. It combines the learning of the Spanish language with interesting cultural visits and excursions in Spain. Of course you always have the possibility to participate in a General Intensive Spanish course, but from past experience we know that Seniors 50+ language courses are a good, nice and comfortable solution for our elderly students to learn Spanish, but also enjoy relaxing and unforgettable holidays.
The extracurricular activities: The courses are enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities. The program of these activities can be requested via the contact form. A few examples of possible activities are: guided tours to the city and surrounding areas, cooking classes, Flamenco Sevillanas lessons, visit the wine museum + wine tasting, visit to Bullfight Ring and Bullfight Museum and a lot more. The extracurricular activities are included in the price
Lessons per week: Intensive course 20, 20 lessons + afternoon/evening cultural activities
Lessons duration: 55 minutes
Course duration: 2 weeks
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 13.00 a.m.
Levels: All levels, from Beginner to Superior
Price: 495 € / two weeks. Included: Course, books and school material, airport pickup two ways and a cultural program.
IMPORTANT: If there are insufficient students to make the minimum number (3) for a senior group, students will be change to a general intensive course and the School will refund, the first day of classes, the difference paid by the Club50’s student.
Semi-Intensive Spanish Course for Seniors
Spanish Course for Seniors 50+. We offer a wide range of Spanish Courses for Seniors, combined with exciting activities and excursions
Have you always dreamed of learning Spanish or traveling to Spain for a Spanish Course? Our 50+ offers tailor-made Spanish Courses that have been developed especially for our elderly students. If you stayed young at heart: Come to Alhambra Instituto and learn Spanish – the course is available during the whole year!
Courses for seniors are special Spanish programmes that have been developed for people 50+. They offer the opportunity to study Spanish in Spain (Malaga) together with students from all over the world. The course will support you in your communication, reading and writing skills and give you confidence, so that you will not be afraid anymore of traveling into Spanish-speaking countries.
All students in senior age have 3 lessons in the morning. These concentrate on grammar, building up vocabulary and speaking fluently. The average of every class is 5 students with a maximum of 10 students, so that a quick improvement and much personal attention is guaranteed.
The “Golden Age” Semi-Intensive Spanish Course offers the opportunity of an incomparable language experience: You will have 3 Spanish lessons daily, afterwards you can enjoy exciting cultural activities, guided tours through the city and excursions on the weekend. This way, you can combine your Spanish Course with nice and relaxing holidays – and at the same time get to know Spanish culture and history!
Program details for Senior Courses:
A Semi-Intensive Spanish Senior Course consists of 15 lessons per week and four activities organized by the school as well as an excursion on the weekend (to Sevilla, Granada, Còrdoba, Ronda, Gibraltar..), so that you get the perfect balance between learning a foreign language and sightseeing and furthermore get the opportunity to meet international students from all over the world. We offer many different kinds of accommodation which can be tailor-made to your special needs and wishes.
The programme Spanish for Seniors offers you the unique opportunity to learn Spanish with other seniors in Malaga. You have 15 lessons per day as well as a wide range of activities so that you do not only learn Spanish but also see a lot of Spain and its culture.
Alhambra Instituto was established in 1980. It is located 100 meters away from the beach and only 15 minutes by bus from city centre. Our school has 10 classrooms with air conditioning and a fully equipped dance room for Flamenco & Salsa. Furthermore there is free WIFI access for the students. The school is fully insured for 3rd party liability. It’s a non-smoking school, but we have a smoking area outside.
Alhambra Instituto gives you all of the Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge necessary for success in today’s world. For more than 30 years, we’ve been teaching students from all over the world, and we’ve also been working with employees from international companies like Audi, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, AEG, Bayer, Deutsche Bank, Hoechst, Lufthansa, SAS, Siemens, Swissair and Volkswagen.
Our school is a caring school where learning Spanish is fun and qualified teachers help you achieve your goals in the fastest possible time. Furthermore we organize various social activities every day as well as courses for cooking and dancing.
Accommodation for Senior Course:
We offer accommodation in carefully chosen Spanish host families with half-board as well as shared apartments in double or single rooms and private studio apartments.
Staying in a host family offers many advantages:
- 1) An important factor are the costs. Sometimes living in a host family is cheaper because food and washing facilities are already included.
- 2) Immerging in the culture: life in a Spanish family can offer a more authentic cultural experience. Depending on how much time you spend with the family, it can give you a first impression of daily life in Spain. Normally the members of Spanish families are more than willing to introduce students to Spanish culture, history and traditions which they otherwise may not have known.
- 3) Language skills: If you live in a hostel or in a shared apartment with other travelers, you will most likely speak more English. In a Spanish host family, however, you need to use the Spanish language with Spanish native speakers.
All of our host families have been visited by our staff before-hand to guarantee that our students have the best stay possible.
We understand that most of our senior students would like to live as close as possible to the school. Therefore none of our host families is located more than 10 minutes from the school.
Learning Spanish should not be limited to the classroom. Therefore we organize lots of cultural and leisure activities during your stay. Our programme of extracurricular activities and excursions is designed to help students become familiar with the Spanish culture and make the most of their stay.
The extracurricular activities: The courses are enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities. The program of these activities can be requested via the contact form or sending us an e-mail. Examples of possible activities are guided tours through the city and surrounding areas, cooking classes, Flamenco Sevillanas lessons, visiting the wine museum + wine tasting, a visit to Bullfight Ring and Bullfight Museum and more! The extracurricular activities are included in the price. Below you can find some more information about possible activities during the Spanish for seniors program.
Visit the Central Market in Malaga:
It is a great place to go if you want to learn new vocabulary. Worth a visit for any student of Spanish, the market hall with its impressive entrance door, displays some of what the city has to offer.
The look of tons of fish and the beauty of flowers, fruits, vegetables and seafood. Outside the market hall, we will stop in one of the oldest bars or “bodega” of Malaga: “Casa El Guardia”.
Chocolate y churros:
This is a nice activity, we go with a teacher or person from the school to a special cafe. The typical Spanish delicacy of ‘churros y chocolate’ is a great treat during the cold winter months. Churros are a sort of cake, similar to a doughnut, but long and thin and dusted in sugar- usually created in a loop shape. In the “cafetería” they serve their churros with a hot chocolate that is so thick and creamy that it is generally enjoyed with a spoon or of course for churros-dipping!
Cultural and Historical visit of the city centre:
This is a visit with a teacher that explains the main places of Malaga from a cultural point of view, is like a cultural Spanish lesson walking through the city.
Paella cooking lesson:
Discover the secret of Spain’s most recognized dish, the Paella. This gives students the opportunity to learn how to cook typical Spanish dishes and afterwards, of course, they get to eat them. The idea of this lesson is not only to learn how to cook the paella, but simultaneously enjoy yourselves as in small fiesta with relaxed and great atmosphere with the other students and teachers.
You have to learn the vocabulary and the recipe in order to make correctly when you will be back.
“Safari de Tapas”:
The Tapas in Malaga are influenced by many parts of Spain, but especially from Andaluasia. During the “Málaga Tapas Tour”, we’ll take you on a stroll through the city to try specialties like “pescaito frito”, seafood like “concha finas”, the best jamón and sweet Malaga wines.
We’ll also introduce you to culinary traditions from the Malaga’s region and point out some great little places for tapa hopping while you’re learning Spanish in Malaga.
Flamenco dance (Sevillanas):
We organize courses in the afternoon for the students who are interested in learning to dance Flamenco. We offer groups or individual “one to one” lessons.
The Sevillana is not an extremely energetic dance, compared to Salsa or Flamenco for example, so it is perfect for those who want a more relaxed session of exercise. You could also choose it as a complement to a more vigorous dance, in order to have a good balance.
Salsa or Tango dance:
You can combine your Spanish language course with lessons of Salsa or Tango dance lessons. You’ll be surprised how quickly you will learn the language and how much fun you have dancing! Make your study holiday more interesting and enjoyable! Feel the vibes of Spanish and Latin American dance run through your veins.