Most students over 50 years of age are happy to join our normal language courses worldwide, at any of our schools, as the programmes are intended for adults of all ages. Indeed, at most of our schools a significant number of the students are often in their forties, fifties and over. This is especially true for locations that are more preferred by the older student, including Aix en Provence in France and Sorrento in Italy.
Some students aged 50 and above prefer to have their language classes and activities exclusively with students of a similar age. It is for these students that we offer our Club 50+ courses.
Suitability of our Club 50+ courses
On all our Club 50 courses, the students are aged fifty years old and above. The majority of these courses are offered at different levels, attract students of all nationalities and have special start dates (which you can see below).
The Club 50 courses are normally composed of language classes in the morning, with activities in the afternoon/evening, plus excursions. Three sample activity programmes are given below, but the exact programme may vary.
As on our general language course programmes, the teaching approach is practical and communicative. This means that students learn the language by using it, rather than simply by studying it.
Accommodation for older students
Students on Club 50 courses can stay with local host families, to experience total immersion in the language, or in comfortable studio apartments. “Executive” host families are sometimes available, with private bathrooms and close to the school. Some of our schools even have high-standard residences, with en-suite facilities in all rooms and on-site swimming pools.
If you are an older student and would like a special language course with us, please contact us to discuss the wide range of courses and locations available to you.
2018 start dates for Club 50+ courses
Please find below links to our Club 50 language travel pages and start dates for our 2018 courses.
We will continue to update this page throughout the year. Do contact us at any time if you would like further information and start dates for any of the locations below.
Check the available start dates and click on the links below for more information on each location.
Spanish Club 50 courses
|Malaga (2 wks)||05-Feb||19-Feb||05-Mar||19-Mar||02-Apr||16-Apr||30-Apr||14-May||28-May||27-Aug|
|Malaga (4 wks)||05-Feb||19-Feb||05-Mar||19-Mar||02-Apr||16-Apr||30-Apr||14-May||27-Aug||10-Sep|
|Alicante (2 wks)||02-Apr||07-May||17-Sep|
|Alicante (1 wk)||09-Apr||14-May||24-Sep|
|Nerja (2 wks)||22-Jan||12-Feb||05-Mar||16-Apr||07-May||04-Jun||16-Jul||20-Aug||17-Sep||15-Oct|
|Nerja (1 wk)||22-Jan||29-Jan||12-Feb||19-Feb||05-Mar||12-Mar||16-Apr||23-Apr||07-May||14-May|
|Palma de Mallorca||04-Jun||No more 2018 start dates, but welcome to join the standard course|
|Madrid (2 wks)||12-Mar||01-Oct||12-Nov|
|Madrid (1 wk)||19-Mar||01-Oct||19-Nov|
|Ibiza||Please contact us for details|
|El Puerto||No specific club 50+ course for 2018, join the standard group course|
|Salamanca (2 wks)||16-Apr||03-Sep||15-Oct||Contact us for more information on this location|
|Salamanca (1 wk)||22-Apr||10-Sep||22-Oct|
French Club 50 courses
|Nice||07-May||27-Aug||29-Oct||Intermediate level of French required|
|Antibes||12-Feb||23-Apr||07-May||06-Aug||22-Oct||Intermediate level of French required|
|Bordeaux||Courses start on every Monday, all year round|
Italian Club 50 courses
|Florence (40+)||16-Apr||18-Jun||03-Sep||29-Oct||Intermediate level of Italian required|
|Elba||14-May||03-Sep||No more 2018 start dates – contact us for 2019|
English Club 50 courses
|Edinburgh||07-May||18-Jun||06-Aug||24-Sep||12-Nov||Intermediate level of English required|
German Club 50 courses
The following sample activity programmes give you an idea of what is available for Club 50 programmes in Spanish, Italian and French.
Sample Club 50 activity programmes
Sample activity programme for our Spanish Club 50 course in Malaga, Spain:
Sample activity programme for our French Club 50 course in Nice, France:
Sample activity programme for our Italian Club 50 course in Florence, Italy:
Please remember that you are welcome to study at any of our schools, not just those which offer Club 50 courses.
Updated 22nd May 2018