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  1. 1. Your best travel mate in Spain!
  2. 2. We are your best travel mate in Spain! On Spain is a specialised group travel agency in Spain. We organize package and themed bespoke travel for arts, history, sports, and gastronomy and company incentive groups. We have been organising ´the´ Spanish experience for over 90 study and company groups annually since 2005 and we have become an experienced travel mate throughout Spain. Quick overview of what we do: On Spain is your best travel mate on: 1. Your Cultural trips (roundtrips or city base trips) 2. Your Language immersion trips 3. Your Sports training programs 4. Your corporate Incentive group Program or bespoke? We carefully composed balanced group package programs and selected centrally located accommodations. However if you feel your group would need a tailor made program, we are more than happy to scout new options for you or let you pick our mind for different options. After all, we have travelled everywhere and know what else is out there. Please indicate the objective of your travel, the group size and dates of travel and we will set up an exclusive proposal for you. We request a fee of 500€ for tailoring your Spain Travel, which will be deducted from the total amount once you book with us. On Spain established in 2005 Number of years experience On Spain director as family and activities coordinator >10 years Typical group sizes 8-55 pax Average number of selected families in database 50, 80 in Málaga Families in the direct vicinity of the school 95% Number of school groups ages 13-19 handled by On Spain per year: 90 Number of young students accommodated in host families since 2005 >1.500/year on average Accompanying teachers accommodated an average of 150 per year ISO 9001 & 14001 certified for quality and environmentally caring business Since October 2010 On Spain on Health, Safety, Security and Insurances Whenever you are travelling, one of the first things you arrange is insurance and your concern as a traveler is always to avoid any unnecessary risks. When travelling with a group or travelling with young students and in some cases even minors, the concerns for preventing and avoiding these unnecessary risks are of the highest concern. 2 Risk assessments in writing for all components of the itinerary. We aid teachers to fill out the risk assessments required by the school and or parents board. Health and safety checks on all excursions and activities, plus On Spain staff always has a first aid kit at hand. Quality Certified and stable suppliers of accommodation and transports. Our suppliers fully Public Liability Insurance with MAPFRE, the biggest insurer in Spain. Please ask us for a copy. This means that any possible incident is covered by our insurance. Reliable and responsible guides and teachers who have the proper education and experience working with young, foreign students. Good, fast and timely communication. We put a conscious effort into thorough vetting procedures & family manuals, teacher manuals, guide manuals, staff manuals, and accompanying teacher manuals. Included in these manuals are our health and safety requirements and company policy that we require everyone working with us to adhere to. One of the requirements in all of these manuals is that all personnel comply with our communication policy. That means that you should receive an answer within 24 hours after writing us. Please ask us for a copy of this procedure. 24-hour emergency. Our responsible coordinator carries a phone at all times, in case of an emergency or if any family needs to contact the student. Accommodation options As you will read in this catalogue, On Spain offers many different accommodation options from hotels, to hostels, residences, apartments and Host families. The latter has been quite popular with our young student groups. On Spain families are selected and verified and when you select through us we cover a number of essential checks on your behalf: before accommodating students – to verify appropriate profile and to interview to check suitability, on arrival – on the second day to check with you the teacher and with your pupils if they are comfortable in their homes, Linguistic Program At On Spain we understand the concerns of parents and teachers about their children travelling to a foreign country by plane or by bus and staying overnight or for several days. Apart from our structured preparation and organization of the group programs, we are also happy to inform you that we can provide you with the following guarantees for a care-free trip: ISO certification in Quality 9001 and Responsible business 14001The certificate is updated every year. Please ask us to see a copy! We are certified for ISO at the destination Málaga. comply with the EU legislation where applicable and with the national or local government regulations in regard to hygiene, fire and other safety standards. Furthermore we review supplier performance on a regular basis according to our standards, which are a direct translation of our clients´ requirements. Our coach company complies with all EU requisites and also has ISO Certification. Similarly, the Host Families and Residences we work with also comply with EU requirements and have ISO Certification. Almuñécar Barcelona Cádiz Córdoba Granada Madrid Málaga Salamanca Santander Sevilla Valencia stay for both the families as well as the students. and on completion of your group program with us to check customer satisfaction. Host families are selected, interviewed and screened by means of our Vetting procedures (Please ask us for a copy) to ensure a pleasant Rotating schedule morning or afternoon vailable? Cultural Program The hotels, hostels, residences we work with are selected based on quality of service, health & safety procedures. But also they are selected because they offer that little bit extra for groups, quadruple or triple rooms, group meal packages and activities and reserve dorm rooms exclusively for your group. Moreover, these accommodations can easily be reached and are centrally located. Please ask your account On Spain manager for the options at your destination of choice. Sports Program Work Placement Program (winter) 3
  3. 3. About the School Price 2012 per student: 366€ (with 1 teacher 15 students travelling) In the residential area of Pedregalejo the language school is at walking distance from the families and the beach, as well as hotels, bars and restaurants. At the school classes start at 9.30 and last until 13.30 every day. Each classroom has its own design as we refurbished in 2011 and have space for 10 to 15 students max. All materials are included and a tailor made class program composed by our head of languages. All of our teaching staff is carefully selected on experience, qualification, didactic capacity and enthusiasm. Moreover the school offers quality guarantee of all educational services, by adhering to the ISO 9001 quality regulations. Standard Linguistic Program Deep South Spain, welcome to the Costa del Sol This is the buzzing town of Málaga, where the proud Alcazaba Fortress overlooks the modern port and the famous ´La Manquita´ Cathedral still mourns over its missing second tower. Due to its mild climate, Málaga offers a very pleasant stay throughout the year, summer and winter. Málaga has grown explosively over the last decade and grown into a dynamic city. The city displays a series of interesting attractions: art museums- such as Thyssen and the Picasso museum gastronomy (sea food, traditional cuisine and fusion) and active tourism (bicycle tours, water sports and of course Malaga is the perfect kick-off for trekking and adventure sports in the Sierras and many natural parks of Andalusia). The large and newly pedestrian areas guarantee a safe and comfortable leisure at any time. Malaga´s renovated port moreover welcomes its 1 millionth cruise ship passenger by 2013. The docking area has been transformed into a haven for shopping and dining with sea vistas. With the international airport at just 20 minutes away, Málaga is comfortably connected to many European capitals as well as to Madrid, Cordoba and Barcelona by high speed train AVE, making Málaga an excellent base camp for all your Spain travels. 6 • • • Transfers by private coach, security belts and AC included 20 hours of classes divided into 5 days 6-nights’ accommodation half-board (breakfast and lunch), double or triple shared rooms, teacher accommodation either apartment (no meals included) or home stay, Individual rooms, half board. Activities program: Welcome refreshment at the school Visit to Málaga I: Alcazaba fortress and Roman theatre Visit to Málaga II: The arts. Either Picasso Museum or Thyssen museum Volleyball at the beach Excursion to Córdoba: include packed lunch, entry tickets to the Mosque Cathedral h Flamenco Classes • ------- Options at Málaga: Courses • 15H, 25h, 30 h • Private courses for the teachers Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms -- Full board supplement: €30/stay/student • Hotel or hostel, youth hostel inturjoven Activities • Full or half day excursions -- Visit to Granada, Ronda, or Seville, Antequera / Torcal, Orange plantation • Additional activities: -- Paella or Andalusian cooking class -- Arabic tea house -- Tapas tour -- Salsa Class Other • Individual student airport pick up by public Transport • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Málaga -- Canyoneering, surf (paddle and kite, wind) activities -- City Game -- Work Placement program 7 or 14 days -- Exchange with local school 7
  4. 4. About the School Price 2012 per student: 516€ (with 15 students travelling) The school in the heart of the old centre in Cordoba has been coordinating tailor made programmes since 1954 making them pioneers in the study of Spanish as a second language and cultural immersion programmes. The school is located in two adjacent, typical Andalusian buildings with patios full of plants and flowers. Our Tailor- made courses are designed for primary, secondary schools, colleges, universities, agencies, or any other type of organisation wishing to immerse in the heart of Andalusian culture and the Spanish language. We also arrange activities and excursions that showcase our traditional festivities such as the “Cruces”, the “Festival de los patios”, the “Feria”, the “Semana Santa”… etc. and the modern amenities the city has to offer. For example flamenco dance and guitar lessons, cooking lessons, hiking trips, excursion to the surrounding towns, or other Andalusian cities. But one of our most popular activities is the opportunity we offer students to meet and interact with local “Cordobeses”. Standard Linguistic Program • • • • • Transfer from and to Airport Seville* 20 hours of classes 6-nights’ accommodation, home stay shared rooms, half board Half day excursion to the magical Island (entertainment park) Afternoon activities program: Welcome tour of the city Visit to the Mezquita Cathedral and Jewish area Visit to the palace Alcazár de los Reyes Cristianos and Caliph Baths Flamenco show at a ´tablaos´, includes one drink Dance classes Sevillanas (1h x 2 groups) 2 free places for the teachers included per 15 students, same accommodation single room. • The city of history, religion and culture Our students have the opportunity to experience the real essence of the Andalusian Culture through the visits we organise in our Historical City, with its well preserved monuments, “medieval streets”, and through its typical Architecture. While exploring our city, students will discover Cordoba´s famous “tabernas”, bodegas, teterías, tablaos flamenco, baños árabes, casas con patios cubiertos de flores” and we dare not skip the Mosque Cathedral, the ultimate fusion of religious architectures. 8 ------ Options at Córdoba: Courses • 15H, 25h • Private courses for the teachers Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms -- Full board supplement: €46/stay/student or teacher Supplement per extra night, half board: €35 -- Supplement per extra night, full board: €40 Activities • Full or half day excursions • Additional activities Other • Individual student airport pick up by public Transport • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Málaga, Madrid (at supplement). • Hotel, hostel or youth Hostel Inturjoven 9
  5. 5. About the School Price 2012 per student: 490€ (with 15 students travelling) We believe that only in truly small class groups is it possible to make progress, practise and enjoy fluent communication with a teacher who is always really close to you. For this reason there is an average of 4 or 5 students per group and never more than 8. All didactic Materials are included in the course as well as an end – of-course diploma, accrediting your studies. In order to maintain the high quality of our courses, we evaluate your progress, ensure that you achieve your goals and continually update our teaching materials and methodology. The school guarantees a perfect stay, in which you will learn in the best possible environment. The school is in the centre of Salamanca, close to the shopping centre and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Plaza Mayor, the soul of Salamanca’s community life. The student residences, flats, private apartments and our host families are all between 5 and 20 minutes’ walk from DILE. As a result, it is not generally necessary to use public transport to come to school, go shopping, go to the cinema, a concert or the theatre, or simply to go out with your friends. The train station, which is in the north of Salamanca, is about 30 minutes’ walk from the school. Standard Linguistic Program • Transfer Madrid Barajas –Salamanca-Madrid pick up by tour guide and private coach. On return to Madrid panoramic tour by coach and visit to Prado by On Spain tour guide 20 hours language course, WIFI access 5 cultural, afternoon activities: Visit to University library Riddles game 2 guided visits of Salamanca Cinema Accommodation half-board with Spanish families, shared double rooms 1 teacher for free included, Spanish families, individual rooms. • • • ----- • Why Salamanca? Salamanca is with 180.000inhabitants a city that offers all the advantages and facilities of urban life, without losing its historical charm, nor the buzz of a vibrant University City or the advantages of a clean, secure town and largely pedestrian centre. Many students travel to Salamanca in search of THE centre of the purest spoken Castilian spoken word in Spain. 10 Options at Salamanca: Courses • 15H, 25h • Private courses for the teachers • DELE preparation courses Accommodation • Host Families • Individual Rooms • Private apartments, University Campus area, or residence • Hotel, hostel Activities • Full or half day excursions -- Ávila • • • • • • • Multimedia tutorials Spanish movie Guided walking tours Sports activities group dinners Disco club Concert, theatre, museum. Other • Airport pick up by public Transport -- Max arrival time 17.00h • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Madrid 11
  6. 6. About the School Price 2012 per student: 540€ (with 15 students travelling) The school is located in the Eixample quarter, the heart of “el Modernisme” in Barcelona, and close to the streets of Diagonal, Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Cataluña. On the doorstep of the school, you find markets, shops, gyms, banks, bars, restaurants, terraces, museums, theatres, parks, libraries... You can reach the famous Pedrera by Gaudi just by walking. Sagrada Familia, Plaza Cataluña, Las Ramblas and the Old town are just 10 minutes by metro or bus. In less than 20 minutes by metro or bus, you are at any of the 7 city-side beaches. We organise special educational tourism for high schools, university students and private groups. Classes, accommodation, airport transfers, activities, tours, excursions and meals. Everything in the trip can come as one package combining tourism with Spanish learning. Standard Linguistic Program • • • Transfer from and to Barcelona Airport 20 hours of classes, 55 minutes per class. 6 nights- Accommodation home stay, half board, shared room double or triple (many alternative accommodation options available). 1 teacher accommodation per 15 student included Activities program: - Walking tours in Barcelona like Born Quarter, Gothic Quarter or Barceloneta Quarter. - Museums like Macba, Barcelona City History Museum, Fundació Miró or Picasso Museum - Visits to La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, , La Pedrera or FC Barcelona Stadium. - Tapas or Pinchos Tour (food included) combining gastronomy with sightseeing - Montserrat Tour: Mountain & Monastery on the Sunday after you arrive • The fact that the student speak Spanish literally throughout the course of the program is the one the mayor advantages of our stay in Spain. A cultural dream Our city is one of the most beautiful and fashionable cities in Europe. With a population of 3 million people and located in the Mediterranean Sea, it is the cultural and economic centre of Catalonia in Northern Spain. Taking a walk in Barcelona is unbeatable! There is gothic and medieval architecture in the winding streets of the Old town, Gaudi’s modernist buildings such as La Pedrera or La Casa Batlló in the Eixample quarter, Las Ramblas with its human statues, the La Sagrada Familia, the Olympic village by the sea and the beaches just 20 minutes from the school and the Barceloneta quarter with its terraces to try the typical Spanish tapas. 12 Options at Barcelona: Courses • 7,5, 15H, 25h • Private courses (for the teachers) -- Supplement of €450/20h Accommodation check in/out SAT • Host Families • Shared Double rooms -- Full board supplement: €40/stay/student Activities • Full or half day excursions • Additional activities Other • Individual student airport pick up by public Transport • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Barcelona • Student residence or apartments • Hotel 13
  7. 7. About the School Price 2012 We have been teaching Spanish as a foreign language for more than 25 years. The friendly atmosphere and per student: 575€ (with 2 free places for tutors, 15 students travelling) personal touch of our Spanish classes as well as Granada’s Andalusian charm will turn your language holidays into an unforgettable experience. The school building, characterised by its Andalusian style, its friendly classrooms, and its beautiful courtyard, retains much of the charm and intimacy of a family home. It is situated in a quiet location just ten minutes away from the city centre. Standard Linguistic Program • • Transfer from and to Málaga Airport 20 hour language course, schedule: 8.30 until 12.15h, 15 min break in between. 4 hours per day, 5 days. educational material; free Internet access, max 10 students per class Accommodation at Hostel-Residence, shared rooms per 2 or 3, half board (Afternoon) Cultural Program: Guided visit to the Arabic quarter Albaicín and Flamenco at the Sacromonte Visit to the Arabic bath (includes massage) Visit to the Alhambra compound and palaces Gymkhana in Granada city centre Daytrip on the Saturday (depends on season) to the Alpujarra Mountains or to the Costa Tropical (Nerja). • • • If I were to describe our stay in Spain in three points I would say: fun, very informative and a big linguistic progress. The last stronghold of the Moor kings Pearl of the Moorish architecture, at only 90 minutes from Málaga Airport, sitting at the foot of the massive Sierra Nevada mountain ring, is the fairytale city of Granada. Its winding streets are bursting with all the best that a Modern Spain has to offer, whilst maintaining the proud heritage of its ancestors. On the top of the hill lies the Alhambra, overlooking the city and the labyrinth like Albaicín area, savouring its secret stories of 1001-nights. 14 ----- Options at Granada: Courses • 15H, 25h • Private courses for the teachers Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms -- Full board supplement: €30/stay/student • University Campus area • Hotel, hostel, inturjoven -- Visit to the science museum -- Visit to a concert or play -- visit to Arabic tea house Other • Individual student airport pick up by public Transport • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Málaga Activities • Full or half day excursions • Additional activities 15
  8. 8. About the School Price 2012 per student: 403€/425€ We have an open-mind and modern philosophy about the learning of the Spanish language, but at the same time we are very serious and concerned in our teaching methods. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities (air-conditioning, audiovisual systems, wifi…) which allow students to study in (with 15 students travelling) a comfortable atmosphere. Our teaching method is based on a communicative approach, which means that we focus on the practical use of the Spanish language. Consequently, some of the classes will take place in real life, for example on the street, in a museum... just as if they were real Spaniards living in the city. The school in Valencia offers morning classes and a rotating morning and afternoon schedule (discount applies). Standard Linguistic Program The school offers a Linguistic Program package consisting of the following standard ingredients: • • • Transfer from Valencia Airport 20 hours of classes divided into 5 days, morning schedule Cultural week program: Visit to the Maritime Promenade. Sport Activity or Gymkhana Game Old Town + paella at night at the school Science Museum and New town route Central Market and Spanish Cooking Class Oceanographic, the biggest seawater aquarium in Europe. Accommodation option included in this Program Price: 6 nights stay with Spanish host families, with full board: (breakfast –Picnic lunch- dinner). For every 15 students we include one free teacher accommodation. • The coordination of the programme and all activities have been excellent. The accanying tour guides are so pleasant and friendly. Welcome to the Modern City Located on the East cost of Spain, Valencia enjoys year round sunshine, boasts fantastic beaches, great food, culture, leisure, history, classical and modern architecture…and much, much more. Come to Spain, make new friends, learn and enjoy Spanish customs, discover Valencia and learn Spanish creating unforgettable memories in the process. We make learning Spanish fun! 16 ------- Options at Valencia: Courses • 15H, 25h • Private courses for the teachers Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms • University Campus area, -- To be reached in 15 minutes by public transport reception and monitoring night security • (University) Residence Double shared rooms + kitchen • Hotel Activities • Full day excursions -- Bike trip to the Saler Beach or Albufera -- Guided visit to the futuristic and well known city of arts and sciences -- Guided visit to Bioparc, a Zoological Park of a new generation. -- Guided visit to Xativa, the City of The -- Dinner “SPANISH TAPAS” -- Afternoon Bowling -- ‘SALSA’ Lessons -- Going to a Disco Club Other -- Individual student airport pick up by public Transport “Borgia”. -- Transfers by private coach -- Guided visit to The Roman City of Sagunto -- From Airports Valencia, Alicante or Madrid and Peñíscola, City of “Moon Pope”. 17
  9. 9. About the School Price 2012 per student: 630€ (with 10 students travelling) The school is located in a 150-yearold building with several floors, which have been refurbished and renovated by the school. It is between La Puerta del Sol and The Royal Palace. Located nearby are the city’s major museums, landmarks and monuments (La Fuente de la Cibeles, La Puerta de Alcalá). Our faculty is formed by qualified teachers certified in subjects such as Classical Spanish, Spanish Language and Art and Literature. All our teachers have been carefully chosen by the school’s academic board and trained to use our exclusive method in order to ensure the greatest success of our students. Our method is based on the direct contact between teacher and student, and the creation of a relaxed atmosphere so that learning comes naturally, and thus it is reinforced through practice and communication. Standard Linguistic Program • • 20 h, 4 hours per day, between 9 and 13H. Max. 8 students per class. 7-day accommodation, half board, Spanish Families. Teacher individual room, students in shared rooms Cultural program, afternoon activities: A tour of Old Madrid: The Austrian part of Madrid. We will learn about the history of Puerta del Sol, La Plaza Mayor, La Plaza del Ayuntamiento, El Palacio Real, and other sites. El Museo Del Prado: Spain’s most important art collection and one of the best in the world. We will observe paintings by Goya, El Greco, Ribera, Zurbaran, Murillo and Velázquez. Parque retiro. 1 excursion: Toledo or El Escorial & El Valle de los Caídos 1 teacher included for free. • --- • • The magnificent capital of art Madrid - the business, government, cultural and entertainment centre of Spain - is a modern and cosmopolitan city, hospitable to all visitors, regardless of nationality and occupation. Madrid boasts the most prestigious museums in the country (among them El Museo del Prado, El Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and El Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) and the greatest number of theatres and clubs. All the central government institutions are located in this capital city, as well as major world banks and national and global companies have headquarters in Madrid. 18 -- Options at Madrid: Courses • 30 h • Private courses Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms -- Full board supplement: €50/stay/student • Hotel or hostel, youth hostel, dorm rooms, studios, shared flats Activities • Full or half day excursions -- Visit to Avila, Salamanca, Segovia • Additional activities: -- Museum visits Other • Individual student airport pick up by public Transport • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Madrid -- Cooking classes -- Bike tours 19
  10. 10. About the School Price 2012 per student: 435€ (with 15-19 students travelling) The school in Almuñécar is located in a small square in the old centre, a pedestrian precinct and shopping area, away from traffic noise. Within walking distance only 50 metres from the school, you will find one the best beaches on the coast. The school is equipped with air conditioning and the services we provide at the school are use of the Books, Video and DVDLibrary, Free Internet access & WIFI, 4 computers. Classes start every Monday throughout the year. Standard Linguistic Program • • Return trip from and to Malaga or Granada airport 20h Spanish lessons / week, MO-FR (except bank holidays), lesson of 45 minutes, 9.00AM until 10.30 & 11.00 – 12.30, language test on arrival + attendeance certificate+academic report for the teacher. Max 10 per class. Home stay accommodation, shared double or triple rooms for 8 days and 7 nights, half board. Daily activities´ program: Visit to the flea Market Sport on the beach Music Workshop Guided visit to the Town Centre I, 1, 5 hours Knowledge game at the local market Guided visit to the Town II, Visit to Castle San Miguel, Archaeological museum. 1,5 hours 1 night outing, with tapas tour included FREE TEACHER/ GROUP LEADER / 19 students. Either apartment or Home stay, Individual Room. • • Stay at the Costa Tropical! Almuñécar has been home to Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs before the arrival of the Catholic king and queen in the 15th Century. Its old town centre is a historical, sightseeing and cultural treasuretrove. The streets are paved with traditional cobblestones, and there are innumerable little squares, patios and corners where neighbours pause to chat. Almuñécar is a town located on the Mediterranean Coast of Granada, which has a unique tropical microclimate, hence the name “Costa Tropical”. This yet-to- be-discovered town on the Costa in the province of Granada is a perfect option for those groups wanting to enjoy the beach and not worry about staying in an overwhelmingly big city. Almuñécar sits beach front where you can enjoy water sports, visiting one of white villages that the South of Spain is famous for, Granada and the Alhambra Palaces at little over an hour distance. 20 • Options at Almuñecar: Courses • 15H, 25h • Courses for the teachers (free) Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms -- Individual Room +€35/stay/student -- Full board instead of half board, home stay: +€20 Activities • Excursions and additional activities´ options Granada, Alhambra -- Visit to mountain area Alpujarra -- Visit to Nerja, the caves and Balcony of Europe -- Cooking workshop -- Press workshop or cultural workshop • Apartment instead of Host families -- No meals included -- excursion to la playa Calabajio • Hotel -- ´City´ Game -- Visit to subtropical Fruit plantation -- Aquatics Games (in summer) -- Snorkelling, surfing or diving in La Herradura, dia del Mar day, with Catamaran Sailing -- Additional activities organised depending on the cultural agenda Other • Transfers by private coach -- From Airports Granada or Málaga (ca. 1 hour) • Bank holidays and ferias -- There are no classes on Bank Holidays but the classes will be replaced. 21
  11. 11. About the School Price 2012 per student: 440€ (with 14 students travelling) The School is located in the heart of the historical centre of Seville, in the Santa Cruz quarter, at a few meters from the Cathedral, Royal Alcazár Palace and Archivo de Indias and occupies two premises, on the street Mateos Gago and the Plaza de Santa Cruz. Our main objective is to develop students’ communicative ability. Our immersion method favours the communicative aspect of theory: grammar put into practice. We combine a solid grammatical approach with real communicative situations to consolidate the learning process. A human approach to education, based on respect for cultural differences. Standard Linguistic Program • • • Transfer from and to the Airport Seville* 20h, certificate Accommodation Half board with families (breakfast and lunch), Shared Double Room. Afternoon activities: Visit to the Santa Cruz Quarter Visit to the Cathedral and Giralda Tower Visit to the Alcazár Palace Visit to the Plaza de España Day excursion to Cordoba, Cadiz, Huelva or Granada Courtesy of 1 teacher per 10 students travelling included, accommodation with Spanish family, individual room • • Capital and crown jewel of Andalucía Seville, the political and cultural capital of southern Spain, Andalusia, is located in the Guadalquivir River Valley, 45 minutes from the Atlantic coast. Seville, with a population nearing a million inhabitants, is an ideal city in which to learn Spanish. It is one of the safest cities in Spain, offering an excellent climate and an impressive artistic patrimony. Seville’s vibrant fiestas, Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Feria (April Fair), attract thousands of Spanish visitors, representing tradition, cultural expression and fun. The traffic-free historical centre, the creation of 70 Km. of bike paths, the metro and tram, make our city an urban space designed for people. 22 ------ Options at Sevilla: Courses • 10H, 20h • Private courses for the teachers Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms -- Full board supplement: 46€ per student/ stay • Hotel Activities Other Comments • Full or half day excursions -- Huelva, Granada, Jerez (including visit to • Transfers by private coach -- From Airports Seville and Málaga (at • Other Activities -- Visit to Oil mill Carmona • Bank holidays, feria, Semana Santa (holy week) a Bodega) -- Tapas Tour supplement) -- Limited opening hours of the school and monuments -- Visit to Hotel Seville -- Flamenco / Sevillanas Classes 23
  12. 12. About the School Price 2012 per student: 588€ The Spanish school is situated in the geographical centre of the city, a few minutes’ walk away from the historical downtown and from the train or bus stations. The school has strived to establish innovative (with 10 students travelling) teaching methodologies to optimize the learning of Spanish. We have developed an interactive methodology to foment not only the learning of the Spanish language, but also its assimilation. Our method is structured in different levels to enhance the acquisition of linguistic and grammatical aspects of Spanish, but also the culture and the more subtle ways of communication. Our staff is composed of university graduates in Spanish Philology and Spanish Literature who work together as a team to capacitate students in effective Spanish communication. Standard Linguistic Program • • • • Min. 10 Students + 1 Group leader. Transfer from and to airport Jerez*. 15 hours Spanish Classes: MO-FRI, 3 hours/day 6 Nights, student Accommodations: (Doble or tripple room when available – Full board spanish family (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner). 6 Nights, Group leader accommodation: (Single Room) Full Board Spanish family (Breakfast, lunch and dinner). Cultural Activities: Visit of Cádiz with a professional Guided Tour: Museums, Monuments, Cathedral, etc. Santa Catalina Castle & Exposition + Beach Afternoon in La Caleta. Visit to the Cámara Oscura Tower with a guided Tour in Spanish and English with a Guded Tour in Spanish and English or French or German. Scavenger hunt picture contest Taking place in the old quarters of the city – Taking in consideration all monuments, squares and notorious “Gaditanian places” through a picture taking contest with a final price to the winning team. Afternoon shopping Tapas Night + “adios” party • • Welcome to the Costa of Light! Space, light: Cadiz, the capital city of the province of the same name, stands on a 10.58 Km peninsula and has a population of approximately 157,000 inhabitants. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, except for a narrow strip of land which connects the city to another island, San Fernando. Until the construction of the Carranza Bridge in 1969, this was the only land nexus to the rest of Europe. Cadiz is strategically situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; this idyllic location played a determinant role in its history. The province enjoys 138 Km of white sandy beaches, dunes and transparent waters, while the capital has three beaches Its rich history is present in historic buildings, magnificent parks and charming squares.. Cadiz has an excellent climate: warm and temperate and is proud to be one of the few cities in the world where inhabitants and visitors enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine per year. 24 ------- Options at Cádiz: Courses • 15H, 25h • Private courses for the teachers Accommodation • Host Families Shared Double rooms • Hotel, hostel Activities • Full or half day excursions • Additional activities -- Going to a water park, visit to the Spanish Equestrian School of Horses, surf lessons, flamenco lessons etc. Other • Individual student airport pick up by public Transport • Transfers by private coach -- From Airport Málaga, Seville at supplement 25
  13. 13. “ El hecho de que los estudiantes hablen español todo el tiempo es una de las mayores ventajas de la estancia en Málaga. Teacher