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Spanish course for Young Students, Vejer de la Frontera(13-17)
The Spanish course for Young Students in Vejer de la Frontera is located in the heart of the town, just a short walk from the castle and only a 10-minute drive from the nearest 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 the homes of local host families. Students stay in double rooms with other international students on the course and are paired by age and gender as appropriate. Families are located within walking distance of the school, and weekly laundry and cleaning is included in the programme price. Students receive 3 meals a day and are provided with a packed lunch on excursion days.
Spanish lessons take place between 09:00 - 12:50, with a 30-minute break in between. There is a maximum of 10 students per class, allowing each child a highly personalised language experience. Course materials are included in the cost of the programme. As well as the residential package, teenagers interested in this programme who already have accommodation in the area can book just tuition at our school. On public holidays, children spend the mornings with their hosts and come to the school for afternoon activities as normal.
Activities are included in the programme price, scheduled in the afternoon after Spanish lessons have finished. These activities - supervised by qualified staff or instructors - are designed to be fun and age-appropriate and can include:
- Beach activities such as sports, windsurfing classes, surfing, or sea kayaking
- Bicycle rides to local natural parks or the nearby Roman aqueduct
- Horse/donkey riding through the countryside or to local beaches
- Cookery classes
- Music or dance workshops
- Cultural talks on topics such as local history, art, and current affairs
- Spanish film nights
- Art workshops
- Excursions on Saturdays to local points of interest, such as el Pinar de Barbate national park, Seville, Cadiz, Tarifa, and Jerez de la Frontera
Permission to go out unaccompanied 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 school.
This course is suitable for students of any nationality aged 13 - 17. The programme is suitable for students of any ability, even complete beginners.
If you want to have fun, improve your Spanish skills, meet students from across the world, and experience Spanish culture in a beautiful location, this is the course for you!
Lessons for children are held in one of the town’s traditional white-washed buildings located just a short walk from the city centre. It’s ideally placed to provide a culturally immersive language experience for young students looking to learn a new language or improve their skills in a familiar tongue. Given the town’s medium size, students can enjoy a peaceful learning environment during their stay.
The school is a small, family-run education facility with over 20 years of experience in teaching Spanish to students of all ages and nationalities. Lessons take place in a renovated Andalusian mansion with 8 classrooms, a library, a computer room, and a beautiful enclosed patio area that’s great for studying under the sun or simply relaxing after lessons have finished. There is also a kitchen that staff use to teach students how to prepare, cook, and serve native Andalusian dishes as part of the supplementary activity programme.
The building overlooks the countryside surrounding the city - on a clear day, the shores of Morocco can be seen from across the Strait of Gibraltar. The nearest of the Costa de la Luz - or ‘Coast of Light’ - beaches are just 10 - 15 minutes away by car, meaning students can easily spend an afternoon playing sports or soaking up the sun. They may even take a donkey down to the seafront!
Sat atop a hill in rural Andalusia, Vejer de la Frontera once represented the frontier - hence ‘de la Frontera’ - between Muslim and Christian Spain. Occupied by Moorish forces for over five centuries, the city still retains much of its Arabic past, evidenced in various landmarks around the once-walled settlement.
Its narrow, winding streets and hidden courtyards give Vejer a distinctly Andalusian feel, and its stark white architecture makes it stand out from the surrounding plains like a beacon. This wash of white is contrasted by lush green palms and the vibrant flecks of colour from flowerbeds, hanging baskets, and the ubiquitous orange trees of southern Spain. The city’s historical centre is one of the best preserved in Spain, with impressive sites such as the Casa del Mayorazgo - an expansive manor house with a typical Spanish courtyard that’s home to 450 potted plants - the ancient town gates, and the 16th-century Church of the Divine Saviour. Dotted around Vejer’s outer edges are several flour mills, landmarks of identity for the town that tell of its agricultural and industrial past.
Said to receive around 300 days of sunshine each year, Vejer de la Frontera’s peaceful atmosphere makes it an ideal location for young students to learn Spain’s language and culture. Each Thursday the town hosts a local fruit and vegetable market, while a second-hand market showcases local crafts on the first Sunday of each month. Vejer also has a rich cultural calendar, including June’s Night of the Candles, when locals decorate the entire town with hundreds of candles, culminating in a spectacular display at the Plaza de España, colloquially known as the ‘Square of the Little Fishes’. At the centre of this square - the town’s hub, surrounded by palm trees and lined with restaurants and cafes - is a traditional Moorish-style fountain decorated with coloured tiles and aquatic motifs. This fountain is the focal point for the festivities and plays host to an evening music concert amongst the candles. Other annual festivities include the Verbena San Juan, when locals gather to burn straw figurines, and the late-summer Flamenco por los Balcones, when musicians and dancers perform traditional flamenco from balconies around the town.
How to get there
Transfers on arrival and/or departure are not included in the programme price but may be arranged for an additional fee. This service is offered at Malaga, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, or Gibraltar airports.
Students should plan to arrive in Vejer de la Frontera on the Sunday before their lessons are due to start and leave on the Sunday after their lessons have finished. This allows them to take part in one final weekend excursion before they return home.