Written by:Apple Languages
Date posted:October 22, 2019
Posted in:Home / Information / Language courses for older students – Club 50+

Language courses for older students – Club 50+

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.

2020 start dates for Club 50+ courses

Please find below links to our Club 50 language travel pages and start dates for our 2020 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 2020 Club 50 courses

Malaga (2 wks) 03-Feb 17-Feb 02-Mar 16-Mar 30-Mar 13-Apr 27-Apr 11-May 25-May 31-Aug
14-Sep 28-Sep 12-Oct 26-Oct 09-Nov 23-Nov
Malaga (4 wks) 03-Feb 17-Feb 02-Mar 16-Mar 30-Mar 13-Apr 27-Apr 11-May 31-Aug
14-Sep 28-Sep 12-Oct 26-Oct 09-Nov
Alicante (2 wks) 09-Mar 18-May 02-Nov
Alicante (1 wk) 09-Mar 18-May 02-Nov
16-Mar 26-May 09-Nov
Seville 09-Mar 30-Mar 20-Apr 04-May 01-Jun 21-Sep 19-Oct 09-Nov
Benalmadena 07-Jan 03-Feb 02-Mar 30-Mar 04-May 01-Jun 29-Jul 07-Sep 05-Oct 09-Nov
30-Nov 14-Dec
Nerja (2 wks) 20-Jan 10-Feb 02-Mar 13-Apr 04-May 01-Jun 20-Jul 17-Aug 14-Sep 19-Oct
09-Nov
Nerja (1 wk) 20-Jan 27-Jan 10-Feb 17-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 13-Apr 20-Apr 04-May 11-May
01-Jun 08-Jun 20-Jul 27-Jul 17-Aug 24-Aug 14-Sep 21-Sep 19-Oct 26-Oct
09-Nov 16-Nov
Palma de Mallorca 01-Jun
Madrid (2 wks) 13-Mar 28-Sep 19-Oct
Madrid (1 wk) 13-Mar 28-Sep 19-Oct
20-Mar 05-Oct 26-Oct
Ibiza 06-May 07-Oct
Cadiz 20-Mar 30-Mar 04-May 01-Jun 28-Sep 26-Oct 30-Nov
Salamanca (2 wks) 23-Mar 04-May 13-Sep
Salamanca (1 wk) 23-Mar 04-May 13-Sep
30-Mar 11-May 21-Sep

French 2020 Club 50 courses

Nice 11-May 24-Aug 26-Oct Intermediate level of French required
Montpellier 11-Mar 06-May 09-Sep 07-Oct
Antibes 10-Feb 27-Apr 11-May 25-May 10-Aug 19-Oct Intermediate level req.
Vichy To be confirmed

Italian 2020 Club 50 courses

Salerno 13-Jan 10-Feb 09-Mar 06-Apr 04-May 01-Jun 13-Jul
10-Aug 07-Sep 05-Oct 02-Nov 30-Nov 28-Dec
Sorrento 08-Apr 07-Oct
Taormina 02-Mar 30-Mar 04-May 14-Sep 05-Oct
Florence (40+) 27-Apr 02-Nov Intermediate level of Italian required
Elba 13-May 02-Sep

English 2020 Club 50 courses

St. Julians To be confirmed
Edinburgh 13-May 17-Jun 05-Aug 11-Nov Int. level
Torquay 11-May 08-Jun 10-Aug 07-Sep 12-Oct

German 2020 Club 50 courses

Kitzbuhel, Austria 01-Jun 31-Aug

Please find below the remaining 2019 Club 50 language course start dates

Spanish 2019 Club 50 courses

Malaga (2 wks) 28-Oct 11-Nov 25-Nov
Malaga (4 wks) 28-Oct 11-Nov
Seville 04-Nov
Benalmadena 04-Nov
Nerja (2 wks) 04-Nov
Nerja (1 wk) 04-Nov 11-Nov
Madrid (2 wks) 11-Nov
Madrid (1 wk) 18-Nov

French 2019 Club 50 courses

Nice 28-Oct Intermediate level req.
Vichy 09-Dec

Italian 2019 Club 50 courses

Salerno 11-Nov 09-Dec 30-Dec

English 2019 Club 50 courses

Edinburgh 11-Nov Int. level

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 October 2019

Comments

  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.

    Geraldine

    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 info@applelanguages.com
      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 info@applelanguages.com

      Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:17 am
  9. Bernadette

    Je voudrais savoir où se donne le cours d’espagnol pour + de 50 ans à Benalmadena, quand, heure, prix.
    Mer i

    Posted May 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Bonjour,

      Merci pour votre commentaire ! Nous vous avons envoyé des renseignements par email qui répondent à vos questions. Si vous avez besoin de plus d’informations, n’hésitez pas à nous recontacter.

      Bien cordialement, Apple Languages

      Posted June 27, 2018 at 8:35 am
  10. Lizelle

    Any Portuguese courses available?

    Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Hi Lizelle,

      Thank you for your enquiry – I would be happy to help you find the right Portuguese course!

      Unfortunately our Portuguese schools do not offer a Club 50+ programme, but you would be welcome to attend one of our general language courses or a course of private lessons which are suitable for students of all levels and have start dates every Monday.

      For Portuguese, you can choose to study in either Portugal or Brazil, and each school offers a range of courses, including our standard ‘intensive’ programme of 20-25 lessons per week, private one-to-one lessons and even, in some locations, Language & Surfing! During your trip you can choose to stay in a student residence, shared apartment, or lodge with a local host family. For more information on our schools and the courses and accommodation options they offer, you may like to visit the following page of our website: http://www.applelanguages.com/en/learn/portuguese.php

      We have sent you an email with more details, and look forward to hearing back from you about how you would like to proceed.

      Posted June 15, 2018 at 9:37 am
  11. JeffreyLyn

    I would like more info on 50’s club and Spanish courses

    Posted May 24, 2018 at 11:17 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Hi Jeffry,

      Thank you for your enquiry – I would be happy to help you find the right Spanish course!

      Our courses are totally immersive, taught by native speakers educated to degree level. The language of study is the only one used in the classroom and, as such, the focus is on improving conversational skills as well as developing grammar and written proficiency. Have you studied Spanish before?

      Our Club 50+ programmes are generally available in Spring and Autumn, although the school in Nerja does have some availability in July and August. The programme is specially catered to older students, with smaller classes and a great selection of activities available

      We have sent you an email with further details about the courses on offer, and look forward to hearing back from you about how you would like to proceed.

      Posted June 15, 2018 at 9:33 am
  12. Helena Kane

    Hello,

    Do you have any adult French courses available in Aix en Provence in September 2018 ?

    Regards, Helena Kane.

    Posted July 26, 2018 at 8:54 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Hi Helena,

      Thank you for your enquiry – I would be happy to help you book a course in Aix-en-Provence!

      The school in Aix-en-Provence has courses starting on September 3rd and September 17th, so you could start on either of these dates. You can choose between a variety of courses and accommodation.

      We have sent you an email with more details, and look forward to hearing back from you about how you would like to proceed.

      Posted July 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm
  13. Lupe Toledano

    Hello,
    Please I would like information about Activity Programme-Club 50 Nice.
    Is there a similar one, specially dates; some other cities in France? Paris, Lyon?
    Do all the Programmes last seven days?
    Thank you

    Posted August 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Dear Lupe,
      Thank you for contacting us regarding our Club 50+ programme in Nice!
      All programmes run from Monday to Friday with accommodation generally from Sunday to Saturday. These specialised Club 50+ programmes are available on set dates (as above) and can be booked between one and four weeks, depending on the location. We also offer French Club 50+ courses in Montpellier and Antibes. However, you are welcome to attend our standard group courses for adults in Paris and/or Lyon, starting on any Monday throughout the year.
      We will also send you the relevant information via email, but please feel free to contact us with further questions at any time.
      We wish you the very best and an excellent time on your next French language course!
      – Apple Language Courses

      Posted August 7, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  14. Christine Romano

    Hello
    Are there any Club 50 Spanish courses [in Spain] planned for January/ February 2019?
    If so please would you mail me details

    Posted September 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm
    • Stephanie Milsom

      Hi Christine,

      Thank you for your interest in our Club 50+ programmes!

      We do have several locations offering this package in January or February of 2019. We will send you an email as requested with more detailed information.

      If you have any further questions, please do get in touch with us either here via our blog, via our LiveChat function on our website, via email using info@applelanguages.com, or call us on +44 1509 211 612.

      Kind regards,
      Apple Language Courses

      Posted September 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm
  15. John Doughty

    I am interested in your 50s courses in French particularly in Nice in the spring.
    Quite happy to phone you as then you can assess my verbal skills but the note on your site says intermediate level required. Also I am not interested in written French.
    Please send details.

    Posted September 28, 2018 at 11:13 am
    • Stephanie Milsom

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your interest in our Club 50+ programmes!

      I have sent you an email as requested with further information on the dates available at our Nice school in 2019. If you have further questions, please do get in touch with us either here via our blog, via our LiveChat function on our website, via email using info@applelanguages.com, or call us on +44 1509 211 612.

      Kind regards,
      Apple Language Courses

      Posted October 11, 2018 at 11:07 am
  16. Patrick Keaney

    I am interested in the Club 50 Spanish Courses. Please send me details

    Posted January 15, 2019 at 10:51 pm
    • Apple Language Courses

      Thank you for your comment! I can see my colleague replied to you by email last week. I hope we answered all your questions. Please do let us know if we can give you any further information about our incredible Club 50+ language programmes. You can also call us to speak with one of our language travel advisors on 01509 211612 between 9:30 and 17:30 Monday to Friday.

      Posted January 25, 2019 at 11:03 am
  17. Linda

    Hello
    Do you have a 50 plus cooking class in Italy
    (I already speak Italian with a few mistakes here and there) I am mostly interested in the cooking classes and tours
    I am also interested in 50 plus Portuguese classes in Portugal
    I appreciate your advice

    Regards
    Linda

    Posted May 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm
    • Stephanie Milsom

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us! We have a variety of courses that may be of interest to you. We’ve just sent you an email with further details – do feel free to respond to this email with any questions you may have. You are also welcome to call our office on (UK) 01509 211 612 if you would prefer to discuss this over the phone.

      Kind regards,
      Apple Language Courses

      Posted May 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm

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