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Spanish Over 50 Course: Madrid

Fabulous location in the city, an easy 10 minutes walk to Retiro Park. Over 50 Courses are offered on set dates each year. Excellent activity programme included in the course.
Levels offered Elementary to High Intermediate
Age range 50 yrs+
Course duration 1 or 2 weeks 
Number of lessons 20 lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 09 students
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This special course is designed for senior students, aged 50 and up, who not only want to improve their Spanish level, but also want to spend a pleasant and cultural vacation in Spain. Students will be placed, according to the placement test, in mixed groups and in the other part of the day they will participate in special activities designed for this age group.

There are three class levels offered

A2 – Elementary
B1 – Lower Intermediate
B2 – Upper Intermediate

Students with other levels (beginner, advanced and proficiency) can also attend, but are likely to be placed in mixed age group classes.

Course Fees
CESA admin fee € 60.00 per person
1 week  € 509.00 2 weeks  € 844.00
Spanish Host/ess  Single room, half-board *
1 week  € 270.00 2 weeks  € 505.00
* Half-board: Breakfast and lunch
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Course Dates 2021

12 Apr – 2 wks 19 Apr – 1 wk 27 Sept – 2 wks
04 Oct – 1 wk 18 Oct – 2 wks 25 Oct – 1 wk

Public holidays:
The school is closed on the following public holidays. Group lessons are not made up or refunded. Private lessons will be made up in the week. 2021: 12 Oct & 01 Nov.


4 cultural activities per week (Museum visits, wine and tapas tasting, traditional dinner,
flamenco show, etc.) and a Saturday excursion (example: Toledo).

First Day

Placement tests take place usually between 9.00 am and 09.30 am. Students taking morning group classes will start a little later than normal on their first day. After lessons, students take lunch with their hosts and then meet up again to enjoy a guided tour around Madrid.

Practical Information

No beginners accepted on this programme
Main focus will be communication skills
Very small groups formed (on average 5-6 students)
Students may be placed in a Standard Course, with students of other ages, if there are insufficient students at their level to form a specific Over 50 class


When studying in Madrid you can choose to live with local Spanish hosts to give you the best exposure to Spanish culture and the language out of class or select to stay in a 2* or 3* Pension or local Hotel (all categories) if you’d prefer your own space.

You will be provided with breakfast and lunch by your hosts.  On Saturday, your hosts will provide a picnic lunch to take with you on the excursion.

Travel & Transfer

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Sunday AM

We recommend students fly to Madrid’s Barrajas airport and then take a taxi, bus or train/metro to their accommodation. Public transport in Madrid is good value for money, efficient (allowing for traffic congestion) and easy to tackle even if this is your first visit to Spain. You are welcome to take the school transfer service – free of charge if staying with hosts – or at additional cost if you’ve booked alternative accommodation, from Madrid airport to your accommodation (one or two way service offered).