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Summer Camp (13 – 15 Years)

Spanish Summer Camp

For students of 13 – 15 years old, this course is an excellent way to learn the Spanish language while having fun!

Suitable for beginners or more experienced linguists, students can immerse themselves in Spanish life and culture whilst learning the language and taking part in the wide range of activities on offer.

The school provides comprehensive supervision which enables young people to safely discover the fantastic city of Valencia and have fun learning and socialising with other students of the same age from across the globe.

This course is Sunday arrival and Saturday departure with the course at the school running from Monday to Friday. There is a full day excursion every Saturday, please book an extra night on the end of the trip if you would like this to be included.

The Summer Camp runs from 17/06/24 to 17/08/24 and students can book for 1 week, 2 weeks or more.

Location

Valencia, Spain's third largest city, is on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. This beautiful Spanish language school is located deep in the heart of Valencia's old town, just a step away from all the interesting sights and services. The four storey former palace has been carefully renovated into a stunning language school that compliments history with modernism. Inside the school you will see walls from its 11th Century Arab roots which penetrate through the classrooms and open spaces, creating both an atmosphere of history and mystique. There are 28 classrooms, all of which are filled with natural light, have full air-conditioning facilities and interactive whiteboards. If studying in a stunning location rich in history isn't enough, during breaks students can also make the most of the relaxed, well equipped social spaces, use the computers and wifi, enjoy the reading area with books and magazines, relax on a choice of two patios or bask in the sunshine on the breathtaking roof terrace, complete with sun loungers, fruit trees and a shower in which to cool off.

Language Course

The language course comprises 20 lessons of 50 minutes length each, which concentrate on learning and actively using Spanish. The school caters for all abilities from beginners to more advanced Spanish speakers. 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 morning. During the afternoons there is a varied programme of supervised leisure activities, visits and excursions to introduce you to Spanish culture, sports and lifestyles.

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.

Activities

At the welcome meeting on the first day of your course you will receive a detailed weekly programme of activities with a timetable and meeting points. The Summer Camp for 13 – 15 Year Olds offers activities every weekday afternoon, on some evenings and a full day excursion every Saturday (please request to stay for an extra night on booking if you wish to join the Saturday excursion). Activities vary from week to week to ensure students who stay for multiple weeks experience a varied programme. Activities may include:

  • Beach sports
  • Tour of Valencia
  • Evening barbecue at the school
  • Visit the Valencia FC Football ground
  • Visit to the City of Arts, Museum of Sciences area
  • Bike tour of the riverbed park
  • Bowling and cinema trip
  • Paint-balling
  • Paella cooking workshop
  • One full day excursion

All activities are supervised by the entertainment team from the school.

Accommodation

Host family accommodation is available and is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Your host family will not only introduce you to the Spanish way of life and help you practice the Spanish language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. Host families are carefully selected and are situated within walking distance of the school. They provide full board accommodation in twin rooms from the Sunday before your Summer Camp starts to the Saturday after it finishes. (Students opting for a Sunday departure will be able to stay with their hosts for an additional night.)
 
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Host family Guide.
 
Optionally, if you would prefer to stay in a student residence with other international students from the camp, located close to the school, this is available. 24 hour supervision is included. Students are provided twin, triple or quadruple rooms with a shared bathroom. 
 
Accommodation is full board in both host family or the student residence. 
 
If you are travelling with a friend or several friends, please indicate at the time of booking if you would like to share with your friend or an international student in your accommodation. 

Transfers

Transfers from the airport, train station or bus station can be arranged for a fee on request. 

School Closures

The school is closed on 24/06/24 and 15/08/24. On these days the school arranges a full day excursion as a replacement for lessons.

Insurance

Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.

Included in this Package

This course is Sunday arrival and Saturday departure. An extra day can be added to enable a Sunday return, allowing for a full day excursion on the last Saturday (supplement applies). 

  • 20 Spanish lessons per week
  • Host family accommodation
  • Return transfers from Valencia airport
  • Welcome meeting
  • Afternoon and evening activities
  • Half day excursions
  • Full day excursion (for students staying until Sunday)
  • Supervision during lessons and free time
  • Course materials
  • Course Certificate and academic report
  • Insurance (optional)
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay.
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