The Debla team is made up of a group of enthusiastic and experienced professionals who are not only qualified and passionate about teaching the Spanish language but also its culture, cuisine and the Spanish way of living. The school has a permanent teaching team of 5 teachers, but in high season we can have up to 15 teachers. The care and attention given to students by our staff, both inside and outside of the classroom, contributes greatly to the friendly and happy atmosphere at Debla. We take great pride in the progress our students make, both linguistically and personally, and our ability to satisfy our student´s needs. Our dedicated team ensure the highest standards of student care at all times.
Debla was founded on the belief that the best way to learn Spanish is by creating a programme that provides students with a well-rounded experience of both study and leisure, combining them to aid in the learning process and allowing students to immerse in the culture while also sharing new experiences with other students from different nationalities.
What do we, at Debla, have in common? Our shared passion for the south together with our enthusiasm for teaching the Spanish language brings us to Debla. For the Debla team, teaching is more than just a job; it has become a way of life.
Our motto: “Cultural differences foster knowledge and enrich us as individuals”
1. Debla´s history
- 1979 – Debla is founded in Pedregalejo (Malaga) by Kirsten. It is one of the very first Spanish language schools to be established in Malaga.
- 1992 – The EEA (the Andalusian Association of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is set up.
- 1994 – Debla relocates to Camino del Monte (located 10 minutes walking distance to Malaga´s historical centre and 5 minutes from the beach).
- 1997 – ACEM (Spanish Language Schools Association in Malaga) is created.
- 2007 – Debla obtains certification from the “Instituto Cervantes”.
- 2012 – Miguel, Kirsten´s son, joins the team.
He was born in Montilla (Córdoba) and he has been living in Malaga since 2009. He loves good music, good food and the countryside. He always says that the best thing about being in Debla is working with friends who form a family. The perfect person to deal with any idiomatic challenge.
"This is how his colleague Juan describes him"
Juan is one of those people who brings you a smile just by looking at him as well as representing very well Debla´s philosophy: he treats his students as if they were family and connects with them easily. In addition to this he is a super-energetic and positive person.
“This is how his colleague Miguel describes him”
Since walking through Debla´s door in 2002, Amaya has dedicated herself to the school. She is a fantastic Director of Studies, teacher and colleague and above all a very good friend. Always keen to keep up to date with new teaching techniques as well as anything related to the school. Her students are very fond of her for both her teaching and personal qualities. Intelligent, cultured and incredibly active, Amaya´s hobbies include photography (she takes magnificent pictures), social networking, modern art and exhibitions in general.
"This is how her colleague, Kirsten, describes her"
A music enthusiast, he plays the guitar strings with the same passion in which he teaches Spanish grammar.
Fond of reading, discovering where words come from and the changes that languages go through, he enjoys a good debate, sharing his experiences with others as well as listening to students´ stories.
His lessons are not only fun but also exciting and will always surprise you. Learning and entertainment are to be expected during Pepe´s lessons.
"This is how his colleague, Tony describes him."
In the office...
A passionate, cheerful and spirited woman is how we would best describe our school Director. Born in Denmark, she has spent more than half her life here in Malaga managing our Spanish language school. An admirer of the arts, she also enjoys good food, walking and knows how to make the most of her free time. In school she manages, organises, motivates, supervises, listens, evaluates, advises…a little bit of everything.
"This is how her colleague, Pepe, describes her"
It could be said that Miguel was born in the school and that they have both grown up together. No-one knows what´s going on at Debla better than him. He is a fantastic organizer, colleague and friend; always interested and concerned for the well-being of those around him. His endeavours and drive to continue making improvements at the school encourages and motivates us all with energy and excitement. I cannot imagine Debla without Miguel.
"This is how his colleague, Amaya, describes him"
Why did we choose the guitar?
Debla´s logo is represented by a Spanish guitar, a musical instrument that is very much related to flamenco.
One of our specialities at Debla are our flamenco and guitar lessons. If you wish to find out more about our lessons, please click here: