WE at Instituto eCenter

Our team is composed of highly trained Spanish teachers, passionate about learning international students Spanish. The teachers are native Spanish speakers and locals. Therefore, they know everything about the city Malaga, the Spanish culture, are enthusiastic about showing the best places in Malaga and excellent teachers.

We are destined to give the student the best learning experience in Malaga, where the well-being of the students stands central. Our school and the atmosphere has been described by many of our students as ‘warm and typical Spanish’, which we want to cherish. The well-being of our students stands central, as well as in- and outside of the classroom.

We ensure high-quality lessons by giving our teachers the freedom to be creative with their lessons, based on a proven framework of learning. We hire University degree teachers, where in our opinion passion and enthusiasm are key to let students learn Spanish in Malaga!

Our goal is to learn our students the skills to communicate effectively in the Spanish language, where learning Spanish by doing and experiencing so with a smile, that is what we value as highly important.

~What we learn with pleasure, we never forget~ Alfred Mercier


Instituto eCenter, your language school!

Instituto eCenter has a perfect location at the lovely heart of historic centre of Málaga. The city centre offers to its visitants countless restaurants, shops, wine shops, tapas bars and markets with local products where you can soak-up the unique atmosphere of the city. It is situated nearby all the famous sightseeing points of interests such as Cathedral, Alcazaba, The Roman Theatre, Plaza de la Constitución and Plaza de la Mérced. The whole area of the historical centre is completely walkable and it does not take long time to pass through it.

Perfect environment

The modern building is equipped with the latest technology, making it a pleasant, clean and user friendly learning environment. We promote technology integration during the classes such as use of tablets, video projectors and combine classical learning of Spanish with online Spanish exercises. Our goal is to create a friendly spontaneous and creative environment that helps to make learning Spanish enjoyable and efficient at the same time.

The whole area is connected to free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned. All our students are can make use of our little library as well as the computers available.

Small classes

Small classrooms where teachers have personal attention is one of the attributes where Instituto eCenter wants to distinguish themselves with. It is important to guide students in their journey to master the Spanish language. The classes contribute up to 10-12 students from all over the world, with the help of the teachers, exercises and city tours, students can relate to the topics discussed.


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.


The accommodations of Instituto eCenter are right above the school in the city centre and are equipped with everything you need when staying in Málaga. There is also the possibility to stay at a host family with half- or full board.

On the rooftop of the accommodation there is an rooftop bar with a unique view. Especially in the summer nights this is an amazing place to relax, listen to music, join the (almost) weekly BBQ or a pre-party before diving into the nightlife of Málaga!

computer zone of language school in Málaga
About Málaga

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

beach in Nerja near Málaga
About us
About eCenter

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 language school was founded.

building of language school in Málaga
Activities & Trips

Activities and services

Instituto eCenter has prepared for you a wide range of weekly activities to help you saving your time deciding about leisure activities in the city. The tours will be guided by your Spanish teacher, where learning the language is still the goal of the trip. Learning Spanish by seeing, absorbing and experiencing is a very effective way of learning.  Together with your fellow students, you will explore the city guided by your teachers.