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Spanish language immersion holidays 

Spanish language, local culture, history, tourism

Spanish language immersion holidays are ideal for adult learners of the Spanish language (or young adults of 14 years+) who want to combine a fantastic experience of developing their Spanish language with local culture, history, cuisine, tourism and some great Spanish sunshine.

Your accommodation & learning base

Finca Casa Sanz is an original 18th century country house, carefully restored and renovated by internationally renowned architect Ramón Esteve, Finca Casa Sanz provides premium country accommodation for our guests, and a beautiful location to learn Spanish and immerse yourself into local culture.

We have three ensuite double/twin bedrooms and two double/twin bedrooms with private bathrooms, so our groups are always small and personal.

We grow organic vegetables and fruit in the garden, so you can also enjoy tasty and healthy food during your stay!

Meet your Spanish tutor

Phil Knock, your tutor for the week, is a professionally qualified teacher, with a first-class degree in languages and economics. He studied at both the University of Bordeaux in France, and the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French, with a rapidly expanding knowledge of Valenciano since moving to live in the Valencia region. He has extensive experience as a language teacher, achieving Head of Department in two schools, and is also a qualified GCSE examiner.

 

We offer 3 hours each day of formal Spanish classes (totaling 15 hours per week), where Phil will focus on providing you with the vocabulary and grammatical structure of the Spanish language, to enable you to practise listening and speaking.

Your Spanish tutor will also join you for lunches and excursions to enable you to make the most of the formal teaching, practise with real-life experiences, and experience an enjoyable holiday with tourism, culture and gastronmic delights.

 

Study materials and a GCSE Spanish Grammar and Translation Workbook are also included.

Aspiring level
Learning outcomes are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please check the CEFR Self-assessment grid or ask if you have any questions about which week is most suitable for you. We're here to ensure you get the best learning experience and enjoyable week possible.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) A1/A2.

Outcomes:

  • The ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and expressing oneself in a limited manner in most common situations in daily life.

Skills:

  • Focus on listening and speaking with elements of reading

  • Grammar

  • Adjectives

  • Key vocabulary

  • Present, simple past and near future.

Developing level

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B1/B2.

Outcomes

  • This effectively means the ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information.

Skills

  • Focus on listening and speaking with elements of reading

  • Grammar

  • Variety of past tenses, simple future, conditional and introduction to subjunctive

  • Connectors, giving reasons, justifying and explaining

  • Interacting with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

 
Excursions included
  • Afternoon excursion to explore the historical town of Bocairent

  • Afternoon excursion and entrance to Xativa Castle

  • Two lunches at local restaurants to practise understanding menus and ordering

  • Bodega wine tasting tour, including wine tastings and jamon/cheese plate

  • Full day excursion to Valencia

  • Visits to Ontinyent old town and Pou Clar lakes

  • Ontinyent Moors & Christians museum

  • All transportation

Activities may change during the week due to local festivals or opening hours but we will always arrange an alternative because there is always something interesting to see or do.

What's included
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in the beautiful Finca Casa Sanz

  • Daily room service

  • Group airport transfers (please see below for further information)

  • Sunday Paella evening on arrival

  • Breakfast daily with cereals, breads, pastries, fresh fruit, jamon y queso, organic porridge and eggs your way

  • Freshly baked cakes

  • Three course/light evening meals (as specified in the itinerary)

  • Lunches, including a tapas afternoon (as specified in the itinerary)

  • Tea, coffee and water available at all times

  • Fruit bowl

  • Two lunches at local restaurants to practise understanding menus and ordering

  • Drinks served during meals, including soft drinks, wine, and beer

  • Restaurant reservations for two evenings

  • Swimming pool & pool towels

Price

£1,095 per person on a shared room basis with private bathroom.

  • £140 supplement for single room occupancy with a shared bathroom (shares with one other person)

  • £280 supplement for single room occupancy with a private bathroom

Maximum group size: 10 guests.