Our long-weekend combines learning and practising Spanish with a great holiday
For 11 to 17 year olds:
Summer holidays in Mallorca with a family. Spanish lessons and sport
This is the perfect combination of having a great holiday while learning Spanish at the same time. Come and spend a week or two with a local Spanish family at their villa, with a private swimming pool, in a small village in the south of Mallorca. You will have the choice of a single or twin room with sea views.
You will be able to speak Spanish all day. 10 lessons a week, 2 hours every day. We are able to tailor the classes to your specific needs, eg for GCSE, AS or A2 exams.
Sports options include sailing, horse riding, swimming and tennis.
FULL SPANISH IMMERSION, THE WAY TO LEARN!
What students say:
"Carmen is a most welcoming and enthusiastic teacher and host, a whirlwind character, it was impossible not to like her very much. She is great fun; so keen for us to learn Spanish and experience all the things she had organised and it was much appreciated. She said at the beginning that she wanted us to dream in Spanish by the end of the weekend and I must tell you it happened to me! Since my return, I have been processing all the learning, new words and experiences and often find myself searching for a word in Spanish when waking or looking words up for a sentence I am saying or would have to use with her!! I really enjoyed my weekend and thought it was excellent value for money with all the teaching, accommodation, food and outings. Our formal classes were great, very varied and she packed a lot in which made the 3 hours fly by most enjoyably. The games, singing, working in pairs, changing venues all helped to break it up well. It was a lot to take in but I managed and was really pleased with my progress and growing confidence. I liked the fact that she talked to us all the time, in the car, in the house, on outings and made us use our brains"- Lesley
Come and improve your Spanish on a long weekend in a friendly environment. There is plenty of opportunity to practice the language with your tutor, fellow students and locals. You will be staying in a beautiful 5 bedroom villa by the sea.
9 lessons- 3 each morning with a friendly and experienced teacher.
2 excursions- escorted by a guide: On Saturday there is a leisurely walking tour around Palma de Mallorca, the capital city. On Sunday, we will take you to the beautiful west coast visiting the exquisite villages of Valldemosa and Deia, a must when visiting Mallorca.
LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND WARM WEATHER EVEN IN WINTER
Mallorca enjoys a mild mediterranean climate, with lots of sunshine and very little rain. There are around 300 days of sunshine per year.
The average daytime temperature in February is around 15°C, climbing to 22°C in May and over 30°C during the summer months.
Palma de Mallorca is one of the best connected cities in Europe with many airlines flying daily. Flights can be as little as £50 return! Check Easyjet, Ryanair, Norwegian, Vueling, Monarch....
The villa is situated in Bahia Azul, a quiet coastal village in the south of Mallorca. It is only 15 mins drive from the airport and 25 mins from Palma.
Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. This is due to the outstanding natural beauty of its mediterranean coastline, the drama of the mountains and valleys of the interior, all bathed in a mild climate.
The beauty of Mallorca has provided inspiration for many writers and artists such as Robert Graves, Frederick Chopin, Joan Miró and others.
"Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell and now a movie starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, has many scenes filmed in Mallorca. It provides the perfect backdrop as doubles for New Zealand and Hawaii.
The winter in Mallorca can be as warm as the summer in many northern european cities.