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Spanish Over 50 Course: Madrid

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Fabulous location in the city, just one block’s walk to Retiro Park. Over 50 Courses are offered on set dates each year. Excellent activity programme included in the course.
Levels offeredElementary to High Intermediate
Age range50 yrs+
Course duration1 or 2 weeks 
Number of lessons20 lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class09 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 levels available for students

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  € 464.002 weeks  € 809.00
Spanish Host/ess  Single room, half-board
1 week  € 270.002 weeks  € 505.00
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Course Dates 2020

12 Apr – 2 wks19 Apr – 1 wk27 Sept – 2 wks
04 Oct – 1 wk18 Oct – 2 wks25 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. 2020: 01 & 06 Jan, 10 Apr, 01 May, 12 Oct, 02 & 09 Nov, 08 Dec. When courses start on Tuesday, instead of Monday due to a public holiday, students will take their placement test and go on a tour of the city on the Monday.


4 cultural activities per week (Museum visits, wine and tapas tasting, traditional dinner,
flamenco show, etc.) and an Excursion to Toledo

First Day

Placement tests take place usually between 9.00 am and 10.45 am. Students taking morning group classes will then receive two lessons that first day, from 11.00 am. If you are timetabled to have afternoon group lessons you will have the full 4 lessons on the first day, from 3.30 pm. This only applies to the first day of the course for group courses. Whether you are assigned to a morning or afternoon group lessons is entirely dependent on your placement test and ability and is not a matter of personal choice.

Practical Information

To be confirmed


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.

Travel & Transfer

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday 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 college transfer service at additional cost from Madrid airport to your accommodation if preferred (one or two way service offered).