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MEALS TIME IN MALAGA

 

The Spanish have different meal times to most other European countries. Breakfast is normally between 07:30 and 09:00, before starting work or school, followed by a snack at 11:00 and the main meal then is usually from 14:00  to 15:00. The last meal of the day consists of something light between 20:30 and 22:00.

 

BUSINESS OPENING HOURS IN MALAGA

 

Business hours in Spain and Malaga depend on the type of business but the majority open from 09:00 – 13:30 and re-open at 17:00 – 20:00. The supermarkets and retail outlets don´t tend to close at noon, whereas the local markets for buying fresh fruit, meat and fish open from 08:00 – 15:30.

 

MEANS OF TRANSPORT

 

In the city you can move around by bus, train, metro or bicycle and of course by foot. As Debla is so close to the city centre and the beach you will be able to make it to most places walking.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE SCHOOL?

HOW LONG FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CITY CENTRE?

 

It takes 20-25 minutes by car to get to the school from the airport.

 

EMERGENCY NUMBER

 

In case of any emergency during your stay with us you can contact Debla on +34 638603490

 

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

 

Students coming from European countries or Switzerland should bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). We recommend that non EU students obtain a study abroad insurance. Debla has an agreement with an insurance company that covers medical assistance as well as repatriation. The rate is variable, depending on the number of course weeks. For further information please contact our administrative team.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF MY FLIGHT HAS BEEN DELAYED AND I HAVE BOOKED THE AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE TO MY APARTMENT/HOST FAMILY?

 

If your flight is delayed, it is necessary for you to contact the driver via the telephone number provided to you. Additionally, if you have reserved accommodation with a host family we recommend you contact them and inform them of the delay.

 

WHERE IS OUR SPANISH SCHOOL LOCATED?

 

Debla is located in one of the finest areas of Malaga overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, only five minutes walking distance to the beach and a short ten minute walk to Malaga´s city centre.

 

 

 

WHAT TYPE OF TEACHING MATERIAL IS USED IN CLASS?

 

Debla has developed and produced it´s very own teaching material which meets the standards set by the “Instituto Cervantes”. We use all types of innovative material in order to adapt to new technologies.

 

WHAT IS THE COURSE SCHEDULE?

 

The lesson times: – Intensive Spanish course  times are as follows: 09:00 – 13:00 or 0 14:00 – 18:00 (schedules are subject to change) – Superintensive Spanish course  times are as follows: 09:00 – 15:00 or 14:00 – 19:00 (schedules are subject to change).

 

WHEN CAN I START MY SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE?

 

Our Spanish language courses begin every Monday.

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH SPANISH COURSE WILL SUIT ME BEST?

 

In order to determine which Spanish language course will suit you best, it is important to identify your objectives – are you looking to improve your language skills and knowledge of Spanish culture? Or are you looking to prepare for the official exams (DELE or SIELE). Your language level and

length of your stay will also determine the best course to reach your goals. If you have any questions or concerns choosing your course, please contact our friendly and helpful administrative team.

 

 

DO I NEED TO PAY REGISTRATION FEES AND BOOK COSTS?

 

There is no registration fee and books are included in the course cost. There are no additional fees.

 

CAN I DO A COURSE EVEN IF I AM A MINOR?

 

Yes you can, but your parents or legal representatives should sign an authorization before the course.

 

WHEN CAN I START MY SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE?

 

Our Spanish language courses begin every Monday

 

DO I GET A CERTIFICATE AFTER COMPLETING MY SPANISH COURSE AT DEBLA?

 

Debla´s certificate guarantees that you have successfully completed the selected course and reached the proficiency level stated following our study plans which meet the standards set by the Instituto Cervantes. In order to be awarded our certificate, it is necessary to have attended at least 80% of the course lessons.

 

CAN I CHANGE MY SPANISH COURSE OR CLASS?

 

In situations where a student wishes to change their selected course or assigned class, a student should inform our administrative staff directly who will then arrange for you to discuss this with our Director of Studies. The Director of Studies will review the situation and if appropriate and/or necessary you will be assigned a new class.

 

 

 

CAN I CHANGE MY CHOSEN ACCOMMODATION?

 

Should you have a serious problem with regards your accommodation; we advise that you to inform administration as soon as possible so that we can find a solution or should it be necessary arrange a change of accommodation. Please refer to our terms and conditions. Our school office staff are friendly and welcoming and willing to assist you with any concerns or queries that may arise with regards your accommodation during your stay with us.

 

CAN I HAVE VISITORS STAY AT MY ACCOMMODATION?

 

Please inform our office staff if you will be receiving visitors at your accommodation so that we can discuss the best options for you.

 

SHOULD I PAY A DEPOSIT FOR MY ACCOMMODATION?

 

A refundable deposit of 30 € should be paid on the first day of school in cases where students have booked our on-site or any of our other shared apartments. This deposit will be refunded to you at the end of your course, via bank transfer, once we have confirmed that your accommodation has been left in the same condition as it was found.

 

WHEN CAN I ACCESS MY ACCOMMODATION?

 

Accommodation is available from 12:00 Sunday, the day before the course begins. Should you wish to arrive a few days earlier, please inform administration who will check availability and options.

 

 

WHEN SHOULD I VACATE THE ACCOMMODATION?

 

Our accommodation should be vacated in the morning, before 11:00.