The staff

Carlos Portillo 
(Director)
Alvaro De la Sierra
(Study Manager)
José Moreno
(Administration)
Laura Rivas
(Teacher)
David Gutiérrez
(Teacher)

Our professional team is composed of highly trained people, passionate about their job, willing to deliver the best results. All its members are locals, devoted to their mother language, Malaga city and Spanish culture.

Our teachers are native speakers highly competent and especially trained in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and carefully selected for their interpersonal skills, ensuring a warm and friendly atmosphere for the students. They have the highest qualification and experience regarding their profession.

The school

Instituto eCenter, your spanish school !

Our modern building, is equiped with the latest technology, making it a pleasant, clean and user friendly environment. We promote technology integration during the classes such as use of tablets, video projectors, internet, etc. The whole area is connected to free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned. All our students are provided with working tables and after or before their classes they can use a little library as well as the resting space with computers.

Instituto eCenter has a perfect location at the lovely heart of historic center of Málaga. It is situated only 15 minutes walk from the beach and all the important points of interests such as Cathedral, Alcazaba, The Roman Theatre, Plaza de la Constitución, Plaze de la Mérced, etc. The city center offers to its visitants countless restaurants, shops, wineshops, tapas bars and markets with local products where you can soak-up the unique atmosphere of the city. There is plenty of night life that makes a stay in Málaga incredibly vivid. The whole area of the historical center is completely walkable and and it does not take long to walk much of it.

Why choose Instituto eCenter ?

  1. We apply modern, interactive and dynamic teaching technologies that have been proved  to be amazingly effective in the foreign language acquisition process. Our goal is to create a friendly spontaneous and creative environment that helps to make learning Spanish enjoyable and efficient at the same time.
  2. The number of students in each class matters. That is why we organise courses attended by up 10 or 11 students to provide you with more personalized attidude of the teacher.
  3. We want students to learn as much as possible in the time available to them, ensuring them enjoyable experience that they will want to repeat.

Our history & Málaga !

How Instituto eCenter started

The first steps go back to 1980 when the Portillo’s family started helping foreign students in Málaga to ensure shared accommodation in the previous building of eCenter. Later on, the Portillo’s family started organising private trips and activities in the city and its surroundings to give the students a chance to see the beauty of Andalusia.

The passion for helping and providing complex services to the students led Carlos Portillo, the son of Mr. Portillo, to renew the building and establish Instituto eCenter, where the students could take advantage of Spanish courses and being provided with accommodation and a range of interesting activities at the same time. In 2012, based on a family tradition, the current spanish language school was founded.

The perfect emplacement

Málaga is a fantastic coastal city; oozing with Andalusian charm, it’s incredibly compact, with all the main attractions just a short stroll away from the seaside. This city has so much to offer that no one can get bored. Just dare to explore it!

Get lost in an incredible labyrinth or narrow streets of the city center that makes this lively city is one of the top places in Spain to be. For history lovers there are plenty of fascinating monuments such as The Alcazaba of Málaga, Cathedral and many more. If you feel for going shopping then you should not miss lovely Calle Larios, one of the Spanish most famous shoping streets. The beautiful sea shore and beaches just a few steps from the center will make you feel for staying forever.

Activities and services

As we know your stay is not just about learning spanish, we have prepared for you a wide range of weekly activities and extra services to help you saving your time deciding about leisure activities in the city. You can take advantage of the weekly schedule with all the activities available for you.

Thanks to our partnership with Málaga South Experiences , the best travel agency offering leusure time in Málaga. We offer organized tours, events and nightlife for international people visiting the city of Málaga. Our adventurous, young and professional team is waiting to make your travels and events an memorable experience during your stay in Málaga!