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Spanish Over 50 Course: Barcelona

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Follow a Spring or Autumn Over 50 Programme in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Can be combined with an Arts programme at an Arts Studio
Busy social programme offered.
Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Age range 50 yrs+
Course duration 2 weeks 
Number of lessons 20 lessons per week
Lesson duration 55 minutes
Maximum per class 10 students
  • Timetable: 10.00 to 13.00 hrs (30 mins break)
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A short course aimed at older students who wish to study, in a more relaxed environment, with their peer group.
Structured Spanish lessons are complimented by an activity programme including an evening flamenco show, a full day excursion to the Costa Brava, Figueras & the Dali Museum and a meal out in a typical Spanish restaurant.

Course Fees
CESA admin fee € 60.00 per person
2 weeks  € 490.00
Spanish Host/ess  Single room
Standard/ B&B 2 weeks  € 430.00
Plan B/ B&B 2 weeks  € 510.00
Standard/ half-board 2 weeks  € 520.00
Plan B/ half-board 2 weeks  € 630.00
Higher Standard Residence  Single room
B&B 2 weeks  € 700.00
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Course Dates 2020

04 May 21 Sept

Public Holidays: The school is closed on the following public holiday. Group lessons are not made up or refunded. 2020: 01 May, 01 & 24 Jun, 15 Aug, 11 & 24 Sept


Activities can include: welcome drink and city tour, guided tour of the Gothic Quarter, visit to the Barcelona Museum or Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, evening flamenco show, full day excursion to the Costa Brava & Dali museum, guided tour of Montjuïc and the Miró Foundation, visit to Gaudí’s Park Güell, visit to the Picasso Museum and a lunch at a local restaurant.

Sample programme…

Week 1

Monday: Welcome cocktail and introductory city tour
Tuesday: Guided tour of the Gothic Quarter
Wednesday: Visit to the City of Barcelona Museum
Thursday: Visit to Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia
Friday: Evening visit to a flamenco show
Saturday: Full-day excursion to the Costa Brava and Dalí museum
Sunday: Free day

Week 2

Monday: Guided tour of Montjuïc and the Miró Foundation
Tuesday: Visit to Gaudí’s Park Güell
Wednesday: Visit to the Picasso Museum
Thursday: Evening visit to the theatre or cinema
Friday: Lunch at a local restaurant

You can also combine your Spanish course with four 1.5 hour creative arts workshops on painting ceramics, glass-fusing, pottery and sculpture. For more information, please contact us.

4 workshops are scheduled to take place over the two weeks of your course, with two workshops per week, each lasting between 1 and 1.5 hours. All materials are provided and you are welcome to take home any work you produce.
Painting Ceramics workshop ~ This workshop consists of decorating a porcelain dragon figure (designed by Gaudi) which has previously been fired at 1200º C. The decorative mosaic technique often used by Gaudi is also explained in detail.
Glass‐fusing workshop ~ Students will study the many marvellous possibilities of working with molten glass. Each participant will produce a plate or bowl and decorate it according to their own preferences.
Pottery workshop ~ Following a demonstration of the art of ‘throwing’ a pot on a wheel, each participant will be given the opportunity to produce a bowl, plate or jug of their own.
Sculpture workshop ~ This workshop focuses on how to make sculptures appear well balanced and less static than is often the case. Each participant will be then be given the opportunity to make a Picasso‐style Spanish bull.

First Day

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Practical Information

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Students can stay with local Spanish hosts on a single room, 1/2 board basis, or in local Hotels (there are some great choices within easy reach of the language school).

Travel & Transfer

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday AM

Fly to Barcelona’s airport and take the train/metro connection to the accommodation or a taxi (but as its quite a way out the train is generally a better option).  You are welcome to take the college transfer service at additional cost from Barcelona airport to your accommodation (one or two way service offered) if preferred.