It’s the world’s second-most spoken language, but why learn Spanish in Malaga? According to Babbel, “if you want a language that will open up whole continents to you, Spanish is your best bet”. As well as opening doors to you, learning Spanish isn’t too difficult and it sounds nice. So, if you’re a linguist, want to get to know the locals better or just fancy a new challenge, why not learn Spanish in Malaga? Read on to discover 10 reasons why you should pick Spain’s sixth largest city to learn the lingo.
Malaga is easy to get to
Malaga Airport has a great choice of flights from northern Europe and all year-round. So, it’s easy to find a flight at any time of year and if you choose the right month, cheap too.
Friendly happening city
This would be our top reason to learn Spanish in Malaga. We can’t think of a nicer and friendlier city to learn a new language. So much to do and see. Lots of events all year round.
Good choice of schools
Every year, thousands of students choose to learn Spanish in Malaga and as a result, there are plenty of language schools throughout the city. Malaga City Council publishes a list here.
When choosing yours, take some time to compare location, prices, hours of classes and facilities. Then take a look at online reviews and see what other students have to say. And don’t forget to have a look at the student profile to find out if your fellow language learners are older or younger.
Warm, welcoming locals
Feeling at home is an important part of travelling anywhere and Malagueños are well-known for their particularly warm welcome. They’ll not only love that you’re learning Spanish in their city, but be happy to help you out when you come unstuck.
Opportunities to practise
When you’re learning a new language you want to get maximum opportunities to try it out. Unlike other resorts on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has kept its true Spanish character and remains very authentic. This means that, as a language learner, you won’t find yourself surrounded by other foreigners all speaking your language. You will actually have to speak Spanish.
Lots of exchanges
Lots of venues in Malaga run language exchanges during the week. These are meet-ups where you speak your language for half the meeting and practise Spanish for the other half. You get to meet new people, practise your Spanish and it’s free (what’s not to love there?). One group running language exchanges is Pachange with weekly meet-ups – check their webpage for details.
Easy to get to other places
While you learn Spanish in Malaga, you’ll want to explore other places in the region. Andalusia is home to a long list of great cities and towns, all worth visiting as well as some stunning countryside. Malaga is well placed to visit – regular bus and train services connect the city to Granada, Córdoba, Ronda, Seville, Marbella, Jerez…
With 320 days of sunshine a year, Malaga has some of the best year-round weather in southern Europe. So, even if you’re really struggling to learn Spanish, you know you can take a break in the sunshine later. Or take your homework to the beach…
Good value destination
Unless some of resorts on the Costa del Sol, Malaga offers amazing value for money. You can eat out well and cheaply, and do lots of things free or without breaking the bank. So, if you’ve chosen to learn Spanish in Malaga, you needn’t worry about it being an expensive holiday.
You’ll be back
We can’t quite put our finger on it, but Malaga is one of those cities that people fall in love with. Don’t be surprised if you do too. Once your language course has finished and you’ve gone home, you’ll probably be thinking about another visit. And hopefully with a few more words of Spanish!