We want our students to enjoy their time in Spain, as well as learn Spanish. For this reason, we organise an extensive cultural programme, enabling students to find out more about Spanish life and culture as well as at the same time providing them with extra opportunities to meet Spaniards and practise their Spanish. Learning Spanish at our schools and practising the language out of class, is the most effective way to learn as much as possible in the time you have available to you.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Students on excursion in Mallorca
The Cultural programme consists of:
Cultural Lessons on topics connected with Spanish Culture, Art, Literature and History. A teacher shows a few slides, or a short video, or gives a short talk, and then students join in a debate. This helps develop students' listening skills and gives them extra practice in speaking Spanish.
A programme of visits to places of interest
Visits are offered each week to places of interest, such as the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona or to Puerto Banús in Marbella. There are also guided walks, tapas tours or parties. These activities are offered free-of-charge or at a minimal cost and are very popular with our students. The visits are an integral part of our Spanish language program.
Full-day excursions each weekend
From Madrid these excursions are to such locations as Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, or from Barcelona to the Dalí museum in Figueres, to Gerona or to Montserrat. From Marbella the excursions are to Seville, Granada or Cordoba. There is a charge if you go on these excursions, but it is kept as low as possible.
For students who are interested, we organise 'intercambios' at most of our Spanish schools in Spain (conversation exchanges) with local Spaniards, enabling students to meet and make friends with Spanish people of a similar age.