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Spanish Club 50+ courses, Salamanca
Our Spanish Club 50+ courses in Salamanca take place at our Spanish language school in the heart of the city. With a long history of educational excellence, Salamanca is one of the best places to learn Spanish. It’s home to the renowned Cervantes Institute - the government authority responsible for the promotion and assessment of Spanish-language education worldwide - and welcomes over 25,000 language students each year! Our school has 7 air-conditioned classrooms and a library with multi-media learning resources. There’s a cinema room for watching Spanish films and several study areas that you can use between your lessons. There are also vending machines serving hot and cold drinks, although the nearest café is only down the road if you prefer something more substantial.
Salamanca boasts a huge amount of history - so much so that its Old Town is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within a few minutes’ walk of the school is the majestic Plaza Mayor, which is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful public squares in Spain. The Plaza is lined with restaurants, ice cream parlours, and tourist shops, and is a key focal point of the city. Other attractions in the immediate vicinity include the striking Casa Lis, with its collection of modern art and jewellery, and La Clerecía, the towering former Jesuit college that has an impressive Baroque façade and a vast golden altarpiece. We highly recommend climbing La Clerecía’s towers for an excellent bird’s-eye view of the city.
This school is accredited by the Cervantes Institute and is a member of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), an organisation committed to maintaining high-quality language tuition. Thanks to average summer highs of 30° C and winters highs of around 20° C, even at its worst Salamanca is a delightful location for a course abroad! Furthermore, locals generally only speak Spanish, so it’s the perfect destination for maximising your linguistic immersion.
Courses in Salamanca
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 12:30 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, so is not appropriate for complete beginners or advanced-level 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 in the home of a local homestay host is included in the Club 50+ package. You’ll stay with a local Salamantino and be able to practice Spanish with them, allowing you to carry on learning even outside the classroom. Hosts live up to 20 minutes from the school by public transport and all offer a safe and comfortable living environment. You’ll have a private single or twin* bedroom and 2 meals per day as part of your lodging package (breakfast and dinner). A small supplement is applied for students requiring special diets, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-/lactose-free, etc. You will share the living and bathroom facilities with your host(s) and any other students in the home. Bed linens, towels, and a weekly laundry service are included in the accommodation package. You will have your own key to come and go as you please, but you must respect house rules and schedules.
If you prefer complete privacy in your accommodation, we may be able to arrange studio apartment lodging for you. Available apartments vary in size and cost; please contact us if you would like to explore 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 between the Sunday before the start of your course and 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 Salamanca. You’re guaranteed to have 5 activities per week, though others may also be available.
Possible activities may include:
- Walking tours of the city
- Wine-tasting workshops
- Visits to local museums and/or art galleries
- Tapas ‘caminas’ in the city centre
- Spanish film screenings
- Grammar, history, and/or culture seminars
- Evenings at a live flamenco show
- Half- and full-day excursions to local towns and cities, including Alberca, Toledo, and Ávila
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
Though Salamanca has its own airport, this is only used for internal flights. The nearest major airport is Alfonso Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, which is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Salamanca.
A transfer service on arrival and departure at this airport is included in the Club 50+ package. School staff will be waiting to meet you when you land; once all students have arrived, you’ll take a private coach or train together to the school in Salamanca. Your host will be waiting for you at the school and will take you to your lodging. On departure, you’ll meet at the school at the agreed time to take the private coach or a train back to Madrid Airport. School staff will be on-hand to assist with the check-in process.
Due to the nature of this transfer service, you’ll need to ensure that your flights arrive and depart at an appropriate time. Arriving flights should land before 18:00 on the Sunday before your course starts and departing flights should leave after 12:00 noon on the Sunday after your course finishes. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this.