Covid-19 update: If for reasons beyond our control the school has to partially or completely close its premises, the students affected will receive their classes online or will have the option to postpone their classes for up to one year.

Confirmation of your registration

Once we have received the enrollment form and a deposit of 155€, we will send you an information e-mail, confirming the enrollment and enclosing the bill for the course which encloses all expenses regarding your stay. Approximately 7 days before the start of the course, Cervantes E.I. will send you an email with detailed information for your journey and stay in Malaga (information about your accommodation, transfer info, emergency telephone number, how to get from the airport, etc).

Payment method

Bear in mind payments are only accepted in € (EUROS) and must be received by Cervantes E.I. before the start of the course.

Enrolment cancellations

All cancellations should be notified in writing, within 10 days in advance of the start of the course. CERVANTES E.I. will return the amount paid in advance, except for the deposit of 155€. If for any reasons you cannot continue the course once started, your money will not be refunded.

Students who require any type of invitation letter to obtain a student visa for their course and subsequently have to cancel due to denial of the visa, must send an original official certified document directly from the Embassy. If Cervantes E.I. does not receive this document, 100% of the program cost will be charged.

For cancellations after an invitation letter has been issued, the penalty will be the one explained above, plus the cost of sending the invitation letter if the student had selected the express courier option.

Cancellations for students who already have visas will only be considered once the student provides proof of leaving the country and when the visa obtained through Cervantes EI is no longer valid. Furthermore, the cancellation will only be valid on the student’s return to their country of origin.

We cannot be held responsible for cancellations due to Acts of God, health issues, or personal problems.

Number of students per class

Maximum 10; average 6

The school reserves the right to reduce the class time of the Intensive course from 4 to 3 classes per day if there are only 1 or 2 students per level in a group. Students will not receive financial compensation for the reduction in the duration of the class. Culture classes will be reduced from 4 to 2 (Intensive Plus) or 10 to 5 classes (Super Intensive).

The school reserves the right to inform the student about the reduction in the duration of their classes at any time during the course.

Specific courses (legal, tourism, Hispanic Studies, DELE Preparation, University Preparation, teacher training) in which there is only 1 student in class will reduce class time by 25%.

In the Junior Program and Senior Course courses, if there are less than 3 people at the same level, the students will attend the general courses maintaining the activities of their special program as long as the total minimum number is 3 people in the full program.

Schedule

The class schedules can be in shift in the morning or afternoon depending exclusively on academic reasons and the type of course. The hours of the Intensive course are from 09:00 to 12:40 or from 14:30 to 18:10. Complementary classes take place before or after. Under no circumstances can be choose the schedule.

Levels/Test

Before arriving at school, all students will have taken an online written test. The oral test is carried out by telephone before arrival or on the first day of the course at 8 in the morning. Our levels are defined according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) prepared by the Department of Language Policy of the Council of Europe, specifically the Curriculum Plan of the Instituto Cervantes.

Certificate/Report

Minimum Age

General course: 14 years, Junior programme: 13 years, Spanish + Internship: 17 years, Family Course: All ages. The minor student needs to be authorized by his/her parents or legal guardians.

Delays or no assistance

If you are going to be late for class, you must let us know in advance. If you are late, you will not be able to recover lost hours. The time limit to enter class is 10 minutes after its start.

Exceptional circumstances

Holidays in Spain

There are no lessons on bank or public holidays and classes lost on those dates cannot be made up at other times. If there are 2 bank holidays in the same week, the school will give classes on one of these days. Classes missed due to public holidays will not be recovered. For bookings of 1 or 2 weeks in which a public holiday falls, a 50% discount in the enrollment fee will be offered (except for private classes which will be recovered during that week). You need to take into account that if there is a bank holiday on Sunday, the celebration of this holiday will move to Monday. However the lost hours of the private classes can always be made up.

Holidays 2021

Jan 6, Mar 1, Apr 1 and 2, May 1, Aug 16 and 19, Sep 8, Oct 12, Nov 1, Dec 6 and 8.

Christmas holidays 2021

From the 20th of December 2021 till the 1st of January 2022 (both included).