LANGUAGE CLASSES and ESCUL offer their program in Valladolid, Spain exclusively for families participating in the Spanish Workshop. We will be glad to host parents and children wishing to learn Spanish in an intensive, yet fun language course!
- 1. To offer parents and children an intensive program in Spanish language and culture.
- 2. To help participants learn about life in Spain through visits, workshops and exchange with local people.
- 3. To introduce participants to some of the most significant cities in the area.
How many people will participate?There will be between 15 and 30 participants, adults and children.
When will the program run?The program dates are July 6-23, 2017
What is the program like?This program is specially designed for families of the Spanish Workshop for Children. It features intensive language training, creative cultural activities, field visits and excursions. It offers special Spanish classes for children and for adults, organized by levels, workshops in cuisine, crafts, and dance will help participants practice what they are learning in class.
Where will the program run?The program will be held in Valladolid, the capital of the Community of Castilla y Leon, 2 hours North of Madrid.
The city has 340,000 inhabitants, but the downtown area is relatively small. The majority of the activities will be held within walking distance of the accommodation facility. The city offers many amenities: parks, museums, restaurants, theater, galleries, shopping areas and even a beach by the river. It has a very active cultural life and during the summer there are many special concerts and performances. It is famous for its cuisine, and, in the area there are many local wineries that produce the top class wines of Ribera del Duero.
Upon arrival, there will be time to visit Madrid and some of its many attractions. From Valladolid we will visit Salamanca, Santander and Segovia. Santander is a famous beach resort and Salamanca and Segovia have been appointed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Where will participants stay?Families will stay in apartments that are fully equipped. Depending on the number of family members, the apartments may have one, two or three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and bathroom. This allows the family to spend time together, to cook their preferred meals and maintain their usual schedule.
The apartments are all in the same building, in a pedestrian area, right in the heart of the old town, within walking distance of the main square and many of the main sites of the city, shopping areas and an open air market.
Where will the classes take place?We will use fully equipped classrooms and meeting rooms in an academic facility with everything we may need for our program. It is located about 15 minutes away from the apartments, very near some of the city’s main monuments and sites.
There may be other groups using the same facility, but in separate programs.
Who will be the teachers?The program is organized by Language Programs, which has been providing language services for nearly ten years. It provides company classes, both at the headquarters of the firms and over the phone. It has offered programs in Valladolid for the last five years.
The program will be hosted by ESCUL, an academic center that offers language training and technical courses for teenagers and adults.
All the teachers are university graduates and many of them hold Master’s degrees. The Spanish teachers also hold a special certification in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
The program coordinator has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of foreign language, early education and multicultural education. He is the author of several books for teachers and is a featured speaker in international conferences every year. He has hosted numerous study abroad programs from different countries, both for children and for adults.
The curriculum for this program will be designed according to the prescriptions of the Spanish Workshop for Children so as to build on what the children already know and to ease their integration in the program in the U.S. upon return. As for the adults, the program will focus mainly on oral communication and will provide parents with some tools to reinforce what their children are learning in their Spanish classes.
What is the program like?There will be classes every morning, Monday to Friday. Three afternoons a week we will have workshops with other specialists: cooking, dance, crafts. One afternoon a week we will explore our host city and we will dedicate the weekends to excursions and field visits.
Click here to download a detailed preliminary program.
What are the program fees?Program fee for the full program is per person, based on a group of 15 participants: 1,950,00 €
4 hours of Spanish lessons per day, total of 20 hours per week.
How do I register?You will need to fill out a registration form that you can download here.
A registration fee of 25% of the selected program fee is required. You can choose to pay via PAYPAL or by Credit Card.
The remaining 75% of the program fee must be paid ten days before the program begins.
To pay using PAYPAL click on the next button.
To pay using a CREDIT CARD click here.
What is included in the fee?All options include:
• Airport transfers
• Accommodation in Madrid, double rooms, with breakfast, upon arrival and on the night before the return flight
• Orientation session
• Madrid city visits and bus tour, entrance to the Prado Museum
• Two meals in Madrid
• Accommodation in family apartments in Valladolid
• Spanish language program
• Four cultural workshops
• Visits in Valladolid as listed
• Full day excursions to Salamanca with city visit with local guides and Santander (beach)
• Day in Segovia on the way to Madrid with city visit with local guide
• Entrance fees to museums as listed in preliminary program
• Lunch in Salamanca and Segovia, picnic lunch in Santander
• Medical and accident insurance
• Information materials on cities to be visited
• Tour escort
Parents not participating in the language lessons can deduct 650.00 € from the program fee.