Spanish language course for teens in Tarragona !
The Spanish program for teenagers takes place in Tarragona; a pleasant seaside resort located about 100 km south of Barcelona. Tarragona is a provincial capital with a population of about 115 000 inhabitants. Located on the Costa Dorada, it is the ideal place for a program for teenagers. A large sandy beach is within walking distance of the school. Tarragona is very close to Port Aventura, one of the largest amusement parks in Europe and only 1 hour from Barcelona by bus or train.
Our partner school in Tarragona was founded in 1980. It is located near the main street of the city (the Rambla) in a typical house in the city center. It has 2 floors and a total of 10 classrooms, a study room and a lounge for students.
The Spanish course include 15 lessons per week from Monday to Friday (03h per day) and can take place in the morning or the afternoon with a maximum of 12 students per class (international). They are open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Classes are taught by a team of experienced teachers who specialize in teaching Spanish as a foreign language with a focus on communication.
Students have the choice between 2 types of accommodation: a local host family or in a student residence. The arrival takes place on the Sunday before classes start and departure on Saturday after the end of the course.
1. Host family:
The school carefully selects all families to ensure that students have a comfortable stay in shared rooms that are well furnished, with possibility of laundry, and with bed linen and towels included (bed linen changed once a week). The distance between the host family and the school can be done on foot in the majority of cases. However, it may be necessary in exceptional cases to take the bus to go to school. All host families live within 25 minutes’ walk of the school. A bus pass is included in the course price (for any student whose family is more than 15 minutes’ walk from the school). Full board (picnic daily) is also included. Be aware meal times may vary than from your home country.
2. Residence Sant Jordi:
It is located in the city center, within a 15 minute walk from the school. Accommodation is available in spacious and shared rooms, doubles or triples. Bed linen and towels are provided. The rooms feature wardrobes, desks and chairs, desk lamps and a shelf. The residence includes: TV room, computer room, study rooms, small gym. Washing machines are available for a small charge. Reception is open 24h / 24.
Note: The school establishes a curfew to ensure that all students aged 13-14 have returned to their homes by 22:30 (23:30 on weekends) for 15-17 years, the curfew is set 23:30 (0:30 on weekends). The curfew is strictly followed by the host families and the instructors of residence. Full board (picnic daily) also included.
The program includes a wide variety of activities and excursions. Example of activities / excursions: visit Tarragona on foot, welcome party, Aquapolis water park, beach Arrabassada, sports, picnics on the beach, karaoke, bowling, water and Roman ruins, Poblet and Montblanc, day excursion in Barcelona, Port Aventura, etc..
2017 Dates and Fees
- Host family: 1 week 845 EUR / 2 weeks 1.320 EUR / 3 weeks 1.835 EUR / 4 weeks 2.340 EUR / 5 weeks 2.845 EUR
- Residence: 1 week 930 EUR / 2 weeks 1.580 EUR / 3 weeks 2.235 EUR / 4 weeks 2.870 EUR / 5 weeks 3.505 EUR
The price includes :
- 15 lessons/week (Monday- Friday)
- Accommodation in host family or residence, full board from Sunday to Saturday.
- Activities & excursions on the weekend (Port Aventura : dates à confirmer)
- Teaching tools, placement test, certificate
- Inscription fee’s
- Transfers there and back from Barcelona airport (between 8h & 21h arrival Sunday, departure Saturday)
- Service for students booked as unaccompanied minors with the flight company
* Flights and international health insurance are not included