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Spanish course for Young Students, Marbella(12-17)
The Spanish Summer course for Teenagers in Marbella takes place on a private campus located just 5-10 minutes from the beach. This is an ideal location in which to learn Spanish and enjoy the wide range of activities and facilities on offer.
20 Spanish lessons per week + activities and excursions* + full-board accommodation in dormitories suitable for 8 - 12 children. Children will be grouped as appropriate based on age and gender. Students can choose to book the full programme, tuition plus activities, or just tuition at our camp.
Spanish lessons take place between 09:00 - 12:30. There is a maximum of 15 students per class, allowing each child a highly personalised language experience. Course materials are included in the cost of the programme.
Activities are included in the programme price, scheduled every weekday afternoon and evening until 19:30, plus half- or full-day excursions on weekends. These activities are designed to be fun and age-appropriate and can include:
- Contests and treasure hunts
- Night-time shows e.g. talent shows, costume shows, music or theatre performances
- Traditional camp games
- 12 additional classes per 2-week period covering: Robotics, Creativity, Modern Dance, Yoga, Theatre
- Workshops covering: the outdoors, journalism, music and percussion, theatre, juggling and circus skills, lifesaving, arts and crafts, cooking, and dance
- Half-day trips around Marbella, to Puerto Banus, Mijas, and Sierra de las Nieves
- Full-day trips to Seville, Granada, Tarifa, and Ronda
Permission to leave grounds can be given to certain students, providing parental permission forms are signed and returned prior to arrival at the school.
Did you know? Parents can arrange adult courses for themselves at our school, while children enjoy their specialised programme at the camp just outside the city.
This course is suitable for students of any nationality aged 12 - 17. The programme is suitable for students of any ability, even complete beginners.
Dates: 30th June - 24th August
(30th June, 14th July, 28th July, 11th August)
If you want to have fun, improve your Spanish skills, meet students from across the world, and experience Spanish culture in a beautiful coastal location, this is the course for you!
Lessons for children take place on a typical Spanish finca (camp/ranch) surrounded by pine trees, which creates a tranquil atmosphere for study and entertainment. Just 5 miles from the centre of Marbella and only a 15-minute walk from the beach, the finca is ideally placed to offer a protective and fun learning environment.
The school teaches Spanish to non-native students and English to local Spanish children, meaning that children booking onto this course will have the opportunity to practise their Spanish with people their own age.
The finca’s central building houses the dormitories, the dining hall, and a residential area for counsellors and coaches - this means that staff are always on-hand to meet your child’s needs. Students’ dormitories are furnished with bunk beds and closets and accommodate 8 - 12 students per room. Children are grouped according to age and gender.
Other facilities include: a large swimming pool; showers; a covered, multi-purpose sports area; a paddleball court; 2 football fields; a basketball court; a handball court; and 2 stables. There is also a news-stand and game hall. During their time at the camp, students can play football, basketball, golf, tennis, paddleball, go swimming or horse riding, take part in theatre groups, dance classes, or yoga sessions, or attend one of the specialist workshops offered alongside their Spanish tuition.
Marbella has long been synonymous with wealth and glamour - celebrities such as George Clooney, Melanie Griffiths, Sean Connery, and Simon Cowell all have mansions in the city, and many other famous faces can be spotted along Marbella’s Golden Mile. The strip - which actually stretches for 4 miles and runs from the western edge of the city into Puerto Banus - gets its name not just from its golden beaches but also from its palatial homes and estates.
Behind the glitz and glamour, Marbella has a youthful feel that contrasts with its rich history. Its Casco Antiguo (‘Old Town’) includes the remains of an ancient Moorish castle and 10th-century city walls, as well as Orange Tree Square, which was built around 1490 and has buildings dating back to the 16th century. Not far away, you can stroll along the Paseo Maritimo, the seaside promenade stretching along the coast. Its 6km of boardwalk, shops, restaurants, and palm trees offer not just a feeling of contentment, but also an insight into the modern lifestyle of the Marbellís.
Between the vibrant Alameda Park and the marina, Avenida del Mar can be found. This broad avenue is lined with palm trees and sculptures designed by the infamous Salvador Dalí and local artist Eduardo Soriano. Marbella is also home to 24 beaches stretching a whopping 17 miles in total. Many of these beaches have won Blue Flag awards for their cleanliness, safety, and quality of services, and each offers golden sands, moderate surf, and the chance to broncearse (lit. “bronze oneself”) beneath the Mediterranean sun.
How to get there
The closest airport to Marbella is Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport. A transfer service on arrival and/or departure can be arranged for an additional fee. We may also be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure to fit in with students’ flights.
Students should plan to arrive in Marbella on the Sunday before their lessons are due to start and leave on the Sunday after their lessons have finished.