Spanish Residential Summer School for Teenagers

Spanish Residential Summer School for Teenagers, Marbella

(14-18)

The Spanish Residential Summer School for Teenagers in Marbella takes place in a secure campus just a 5-minute walk from the historic city centre. This is an ideal location in which to learn Spanish and enjoy the wide range of activities and facilities on offer

Full supervision
2- or 4-week summer programme
20 lessons per week
Residence camp, day camp, or course-only
Full-board accommodation included
Residence or homestay lodging
Workshops, activities and excursions included*
Extras available for an additional fee

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Spanish Residential Summer School
Learning Spanish
Chatting with the campus staff
Playing games and practising Spanish

Details

20 Spanish lessons per week + activities and excursions + full-board accommodation in the Albergue residence or in the homes of local hosts. Students staying in the residence sleep in 3- or 4-bed dormitories, each with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Students selecting the homestay option stay in twin rooms and share living and bathroom facilities with their hosts. There is no air-conditioning in host family accommodation. Children will be grouped as appropriate based on age and gender. When on-site, tutors and monitors provide supervision (and stay on-site themselves); hosts provide supervision in the home. 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 in a school just 15 minutes’ walk from the residence. Staff members accompany students staying in the student residence to and from their lessons each day. 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-day excursions during the week and full-day excursions on weekends. These activities - supervised by qualified staff members or instructors - are designed to be fun and age-appropriate and can include:

- Night-time shows e.g. talent shows, costume shows, music or theatre performances
- Traditional camp games
- Spanish film screenings
- Discos/dances
- Sports such as tennis, football, and horseback riding
- Yoga sessions
- Workshops covering: the outdoors, journalism, music and percussion, theatre, juggling and circus skills, lifesaving, arts and crafts, cooking, and dance
- Conversation sessions for supplementary learning
- Half-day trips around Marbella, to Puerto Banus, Mijas, and Sierra de las Nieves
- Full-day trips to Seville, Granada, Tarifa, and Ronda

Did you know? Parents can arrange adult courses for themselves at our school, while children enjoy their specialised programme at the camp across the city.

Suitability

This course is suitable for students of any nationality aged 14 - 18. The programme is suitable for students of any ability, even complete beginners.

If you want to have fun, improve your Spanish skills in the company of students from across the world, and experience Spanish culture in a beautiful coastal location, then this is the course for you!

School

Lessons for children take place in the Albergue campus in the centre of Marbella’s historic Old Town. The campus is a large, fenced complex in a peaceful area close to the Represa Park, with its activity playground, lakes, tennis courts, and other sports facilities. Older students have some freedom to explore the town in groups and the beach is just 1 km away, meaning the campus is ideally placed to offer a fun and engaging learning environment.

The school also teaches English to local Spanish children, meaning that teenagers booking onto this course will have the opportunity to practise their Spanish with people their own age.

The camp’s main building houses the residence, a canteen, open-air terraces, and various common areas including a TV and cinema lounge. Students sleep in triple or quad dormitories, each with air-conditioning and its own en-suite bathroom. A camp counsellor and other staff members are on-hand at all times to meet your child’s needs. Students are grouped according to age and gender; friends travelling together can room together if they wish.

Other facilities include: a swimming pool; a multi-purpose sports area with tennis courts and ping-pong tables; a small football pitch; a games room, and gardens. During their time at the camp, students can play football, volleyball, golf, tennis, handball, take part in supervised swimming sessions, take part in theatre groups, dance classes, or yoga sessions, or attend one of the specialist workshops offered alongside their Spanish tuition.

Students aged 15 and over have free time to explore the city in pairs or small groups. Permission to leave the camp is only granted to students who provide a signed permission form prior to arrival.

Marbella (City centre)

Marbella has long been synonymous with wealth and glamour - many celebrities own mansions and villas in the city and surrounding area, 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’) contains the remains of an ancient Moorish castle and the 10th-century city walls, as well as the gorgeous Orange Tree Square which was built in 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 relaxing surrounds 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 Saturday after their lessons have finished.


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