Spain | Granada | Work and Study
Work and Study
Our unique package provides opportunities for language students to study intensive lessons abroad whilst taking on a short-term work experience at one of our varied work placements. Working with our partner language schools across Europe, we provide a package tailored to suit your needs; study, work placement, accommodation, transport, transfers, insurance.
Work and Study packages are available for students studying at A Level or equivalent or higher. It is also suitable for Gap Year students and for university students or adults looking to improve their languages skills, even if it has been some time since they last studied languages formally.
Work placements are available from a range of business categories. Students state their preferences as part of their application and our Placement Coordinators match students to the available placements. Work and Study work placements take place in the afternoons / early evening depending on the sector.
The Work and Study programme runs every Monday to Friday throughout the year. Accommodation is available from Sunday to Saturday. Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.
Granada is most famously known for the Alhambra, a breathtaking palace reflecting Granada’s historic Moorish influence. This influence runs right through the city and can be seen in it's architecture, culture and narrow winding cobblestone streets. Granada is the capital of the province and is home to one of Spain’s greatest universities. Despite being a small city, with over 60,000 students Granada is a bustling place with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. With cafés, restaurants, bars and terraces all offering a variety of tapas and other local treats, Granada is the perfect place to study Spanish and experience southern Spanish culture.
The school is located in the heart of Granada close to the cathedral and at the foot of the Albaicín, 5 minutes walk from the Alhambra. Set in a recently renovated historical building, the school is spread over 4 floors; the ground and first floor house the school office, library, classrooms, computer lab with free internet connection, and a patio for the students to meet. The upper two floors consist of fully equipped apartments and a terrace which offers a panoramic view over Granada.
The core course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using Spanish. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4 classes per day and these take place during the mornings. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their Spanish, meet new people and have some free time to participate in Spanish culture and life in Granada.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.
Optional Social and Cultural Programme
The school offers a range of activities included in the price of your package during the week, as well as longer full day excursions at the weekends for a small charge. These activities change weekly but include the following:
- City tour
- Tapas making classes
- Visit to City of Arts & Science
- Language exchange nights
- Ceramic Art Museum tour
- Beach Volleyball
- Paella cooking classes
- BBQ party
- Tapas tour
- Spanish culture classes
- City treasure hunt
- Graffiti tour
- Fallas museum trip
- City bike tour
- Spanish Films at the school
- Walking Tour of the Old Town
- Games Evenings
For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected Spanish host families. They will not only introduce you to the Spanish way of life and help you practise the Spanish language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.
Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available.
Typically students travelling to Granda fly to either Granada Airport directly or Malaga Airport. There are many more direct flights to Malaga than Granada from the UK.
Transfers can be arranged for a fee on request from either airport. See prices in the booker below. Alternatively, we can provide directions and all the details you need to use public transport - the ALSA bus (the equivalent of the UK National Express) runs from the airport to Granada bus station and is very cost effective. It takes approximately 2 hours and costs between €13 and €30. We are happy to arrange this additional transport for you as part of your package for the cost of the transport and a small arrangement fee.
We can arrange transfers from Granada Bus Station or Train Station.
For further information about travel to Granada please do not hesitate to contact the team.
On 07/04/23 and 08/12/23 the school will be closed for bank holidays with no classes.
On 28/02/23, 06/04/23, 01/05/23, 03/05/23, 08/06/23, 15/08/23, 12/10/23, 01/11/23 and 06/12/23 the school will be closed for a public holiday but lessons missed on that day will be delivered on the other days in the week when the school is open.
Travel, Medical and Workplace Insurance is included with this package. For more details and policy wording please see our Insurance page.
I had an amazing time in Granada and greatly improved my confidence in speaking Spanish. Blue Stamp were brilliant and ensured the whole trip ran smoothly.
- 20 Core Spanish lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
- Work Placement (afternoons / evenings)
- Accommodation (optional)
- Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
- Course Certificate
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office
- Comprehensive, Travel, Health and Workplace Insurance
Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks. We have prices for 1-4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.