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Spanish Club 50+ courses, Alicante
Our Spanish Club 50+ courses in Alicante take place at our Old Town school, located in the heart of this famous coastal resort. Nestled on Spain’s eastern Costa Blanca - the ‘White Coast’, so named for the bright sand of its beaches - Alicante has a unique atmosphere that blends traditional Spanish elements with the distinctive Catalan culture. The language centre here is part of a group of schools that was founded in 1956 and therefore has over 60 years’ experience teaching Spanish to international students of all ability levels. The building has 5 air-conditioned classrooms, each with modern audio-visual equipment. There is a maximum of just 9 students per group - this, combined with the school’s small size, allows the staff to provide highly personalised care and attention to each pupil. You’ll also benefit from access to the school’s library and its student lounge, which has vending machines serving drinks and snacks.
Some of the most emblematic symbols of the city are within easy walking distance of the language centre, such as the Explanada de España, perhaps Alicante’s most prized feature. Stretching almost a kilometre along the seafront, this promenade is decorated with over 6.5 million coloured tiles! To experience Alicante the local way, take an evening paseo down the Explanada; at the end, you’ll find the iconic Playa del Postiguet, the city’s longest beach. Other attractions close to the school include the 9th-century Santa Bárbara Castle, which overlooks the city atop Mount Benacantil, and the bustling port area, where you’ll find lively local restaurants serving delicious regional fare.
With full accreditation from the Cervantes Institute and the National Federation of Schools of Spanish for Foreigners (FEDELE), plus its well-established pedagogical experience, we can guarantee that the standard of tuition at this school is very high. The school’s proximity to local amenities and public transport links make it a sought-after location for Spanish language courses!
Courses in Alicante (Old Town)
The Club 50+ programme offered by this school consists of 20 Spanish lessons each week (4 classes per weekday) in groups of no more than 9. Lessons take place between 09:00 and 12:15 and are followed by a selection of social/cultural activities designed with mature students in mind. Tuition is suitable for students with A2 - B2 level Spanish experience and is therefore not appropriate for complete beginners or very advanced learners. Classes follow the same format as the standard Intensive programme, with the exception that students must be over the age of 50 to be eligible. As with the general adult courses offered by this school, the Club 50+ course is supplemented with 4 complementary culture lessons per week, providing a well-rounded insight into Spanish life.
The Club 50+ course can be taken for 1 or 2 weeks at a time and has specific start dates throughout the year.
- 20 Spanish lessons per week
- Small class sizes that benefit mature students
- Free course materials
- 4 additional culture lessons per week
- Half-board homestay lodging
- Daily activities (excludes Sundays)
- A full-day excursion to a local town or city
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure
Accommodation with a local homestay host is included in the Club 50+ package. Hosts are all native Spaniards, so you’ll be able to practice your language skills with them and carry on learning even outside the classroom. Hosts offer private single or twin* bedrooms and 2 meals per day as part of your lodging package (breakfast and dinner). Special diets can be provided for an additional fee (includes vegetarian, vegan, lactose-/gluten-free diets, etc.). You will share bathroom and living facilities with your host(s) and any other students in the home. Bed linens, towels, and one laundry load per week are included as standard. You will have your own keys to come and go as you please, but you must respect house rules and schedules.
Private apartments may be available on request. Available apartments vary in size and cost; please contact us if you are interested in exploring this option. Do note that this lodging option will affect your package price.
*Twin rooms are only available to students travelling together.
Accommodation is available from the Sunday before your course starts until the Sunday after your course finishes. Check-in and check-out times are usually very flexible.
The Club 50+ programme includes a selection of social and cultural activities designed to supplement your Spanish tuition and give you the best possible experience in Alicante. You’re guaranteed to have 5 activities per week, though others may also be available. Possible activities may include:
- Guided tours of the city
- Visits to local museums and/or art galleries
- Walks around the Santa Cruz district
- Spanish film screenings
- Going to dance, music, and/or theatre shows
- Trips to important historical/cultural sites such as the Roman city of Lucentum and Santa Bárbara Castle
- A traditional dinner with your classmates
- Weekend excursions to local points of interest such as Elche, Tabarca Island, or Fuentes del Algar
You are also welcome to attend the sessions offered to all students on the general activity programme if you wish.
This programme is ideal for mature students wanting to study Spanish with students of a similar age. Tuition is suitable for students with A2 - B2 ability level, and is therefore not appropriate for complete beginners or very advanced learners.
Please contact us if you are unsure if this programme would be suitable for you; we will be happy to advise you.
How to get there
Alicante-Elche Airport is located around 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and is accessible from many European cities.
A transfer service on arrival and departure at this airport is included in the Club 50+ package. A driver will be waiting for you when you land and will take you directly to your accommodation. You will be collected from your lodging on your last day and taken back to the airport in time for your departing flight.
You should arrange to arrive in Alicante on the Sunday before the course starts and depart on the Sunday after the course finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if needed.
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