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Written by:Apple Languages
Date posted:November 20, 2017
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Language courses for older students – Club 50+

club50coupleMost 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
10-Sep 24-Sep 08-Oct 22-Oct 05-Nov 19-Nov
Malaga (4 wks) 05-Feb 19-Feb 05-Mar 19-Mar 02-Apr 16-Apr 30-Apr 14-May 27-Aug 10-Sep
24-Sep 08-Oct 22-Oct 05-Nov
Alicante (2 wks) 02-Apr 07-May 17-Sep
Alicante (1 wk) 09-Apr 14-May 24-Sep
Seville 05-Mar 19-Mar 09-Apr 23-Apr 21-May 17-Sep 15-Oct 05-Nov
Benalmadena 08-Jan 05-Feb 05-Mar 02-Apr 07-May 04-Jun 03-Sep 01-Oct 05-Nov
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
04-Jun 11-Jun 16-Jul 23-Jul 20-Aug 27-Aug 17-Sep 24-Sep 15-Oct 22-Oct
05-Nov 12-Nov
Palma de Mallorca 04-Jun
Madrid (2 wks) 12-Mar 01-Oct 12-Nov
Madrid (1 wk) 19-Mar 01-Oct 19-Nov
Ibiza Still to be confirmed
Cadiz 21-May 04-Jun 24-Sep 15-Oct
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
Montpellier 05-Mar 04-Jun 10-Sep 08-Oct  
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

Salerno 05-Feb 26-Mar 23-Apr 07-May 18-Jun 16-Jul 10-Sep 08-Oct 05-Nov 03-Dec
Sorrento 09-Apr 08-Oct  
Taormina 19-Mar 09-Apr 07-May 17-Sep 15-Oct  
Florence (40+) 16-Apr 18-Jun 03-Sep 29-Oct Intermediate level of Italian required
Elba 14-May 03-Sep  

English Club 50 courses

St. Julians 05-Mar 09-Apr 07-May 10-Sep 08-Oct  
Edinburgh 07-May 18-Jun 06-Aug 24-Sep 12-Nov Intermediate level of English required
Torquay 14-May 11-Jun 13-Aug 10-Sep 15-Oct  

German Club 50 courses

Kitzbuhel, Austria 04-Jun 03-Sep


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 November 2017


  1. Judy

    Please send me all of the information regarding the 50+ club

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm
  2. Eva

    Please add me to your mailing list regarding the 50+ club – Spanish.

    Posted July 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm
  3. Jacques

    I am over 50, French but British resident for 40 years. I have a few notions of Italian but would like to start with a course for beginners at Sorrento on 10/10 followed by an intermediate course in Florence on 24/10. Happy to stay with hosts or in a comfortable residence (swimming pool/ tennis courts much appreciated) and have plenty of cultural activities. What would you suggest?

    Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Dear Jacques, thank you very much for your interest in our Italian courses for older students! We can certainly arrange a Club 50+ programme in Sorrento (who cater for all levels), then follow this with an Italian course in Florence. I can see you also enquired about a course through our website, so please feel free to reply to us that way or phone us on 01509 211612 and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

      Posted July 27, 2016 at 10:30 am
  4. Daphne isaac

    Please send me information about the 50+ club French courses for 2017

    Posted October 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm
  5. Patricia Vezinapapp

    I would like to take french classes in your 50+ program.

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 4:31 am
    • Apple Language Courses

      Dear Patricia, thank you for your comment. We would love to arrange a French course for you. I can see that you have expressed interest in our French courses in Paris. You would be more than welcome to attend a standard language course here, or we can offer you a Club 50+ programme in Nice, Montpellier, Antibes or Bordeaux! Please contact us for further information.

      Posted April 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm
  6. Gene

    Please advise me of scheduled over 50 classes in Russia for 2017.

    Posted June 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    • Dear Gene, thank you for your comment. We don’t offer any specific Club 50+ courses in Russia, but you are welcome to attend any of our programmes in Moscow or St Petersburg. Please also feel free to contact us by email or phone using the details below.

      Posted June 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm
  7. Geraldine molloy

    Dear Sir/madam
    Over 50’s french classes

    Please advise if you offer beginners’ french classes. I have school french only. looking forward to hearing from you.


    Posted June 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Dear Geraldine,
      Thank you for your message! We don’t offer specific Club50+ beginner courses in France, but we would be delighted to find out if you could join a beginner French course in a one of our partner schools but have the same activities as the Club50+ students?
      If you have a location in mind please let us know, or feel free to email us at
      Looking forward to hearing from you!
      Best regards,
      Apple Language Courses

      Posted July 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  8. Zahran

    I am 50+ native speaker of Arabic (dialect of Oman)
    I am 50+ yrs old. I wish to improve my Russian, Spanish, french and Japanese through immersion programs (course + home-stay).

    Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:43 am
    • Peter

      Dear Zahran, thank you for your comment! I lived for two years in the Azaiba part of Muscat in Oman! What an incredible country 🙂
      You are very welcome to attend any of our Russian, Spanish, French and Japanese courses. We have specific start dates for our club 50+ programmes as detailed on this page. If you would like further information of any of our general language courses then please contact us by phone or email on

      Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:17 am

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