Marbella is an excellent location for a young students’ course, as it offers all the cultural attractions of an historic city with some fantastic beaches. Located on Spain’s southern coast, in the province of Andalusia, Marbella is also easily accessible from most of Europe via Malaga. Spain’s answer to the Riviera, Marbella is known as a favourite holiday spot for the rich and famous and it is easy to see why! There is much to see and do here, from fascinating museums, to world-class shopping and magnificent restaurants showcasing the best of Spanish cuisine.
Our Spanish school for young students in Marbella sits on top of a hill overlooking the coast, about 19 km from the city centre and 6km from the beach. The school is in a quiet, residential area, which is perfect for students of this age group. You will find everything you could possibly need on-site, including student residence accommodation, a dining hall, a canteen, student lounges, classrooms, and even sporting facilities including a swimming pool, soccer field, volleyball courses, a basketball court and a handball court.
At the camp will also be Spanish students learning English. You will be separated for the language lessons, but will take part in the activities and be accommodated together, so you will have lots of opportunities to practice speaking Spanish with native speakers of a similar age to yourself!
Before you start your lessons, you will take a short level test. Our colleagues will use this to make sure that you are placed in the correct group, with international students of your level. Your teacher will then target the lessons to meet the requirements of your group. The main focus will be on communication, in order to improve your listening comprehension and your confidence in speaking Spanish on an everyday basis. Of course, you will cover all aspects of the language to make sure that you improve your overall level.
Your teachers will be native Spanish speakers, who are fully qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language. They will also be very experienced at teaching students of your age and will do their best to make sure that your lessons are as fun, interesting and engaging as possible.
You will have 20 lessons per week, each lesson lasting 45 minutes. Your lessons will take place in the mornings from Monday to Friday. In the afternoons and evenings you will take part in activities which will give you the chance to put what you have learnt in the classroom into practice!
Your accommodation will be shared with students of the same gender and similar age, but with a mix of nationalities (including local Spanish students). If you are aged 5-10 years, you will sleep in rooms of 6-14 students with shared bathrooms. If you are aged 11-13 years, your room will sleep 5 or 6 students and will have its own bathroom.
You will be provided with all your meals, usually eating a light breakfast, large lunch and light evening meal. If you are on an activity/excursion over lunch then you will be provided with a packed lunch. If you have any special dietary requirements, these can normally be catered for, but you must inform us of these at the time of booking.
Activities will be arranged on a daily basis, so there will always be something fun going on! You and the other international students will join the local Spanish students during activities, so you will be able to practice speaking Spanish with them! The activities will vary from week to week, but some examples of typical activities arranged include: contests and treasure hunts; theme nights; discos; cultural workshops; excursions to places such as Seville, Granada, Tarifa, Ronda, Puerto Banus, and Mijas, amongst others!
Student welfare is taken very seriously on this programme and you will not be permitted to leave the school premises without adult supervision. You will be fully supervised during all lessons, activities and excursions. A supervisor will also sleep in the room, to make sure that you are also safe at night.
Airport transfers from/to Malaga Airport are included in the course price for students arriving on the Sunday before the course starts and departing on the Saturday after the course finishes.