The best way to improve your Spanish is to practise, practise, practise! Why not also enjoy the fabulous summer sunshine of San Sebastian, try surfing or kayaking, whilst learning Spanish with native speaking teachers AND meeting people from all over the world?
|Levels offered||Beginner to Advanced|
|Course duration||1 to 4+ weeks|
|Age range||14/17 yrs|
|Group lessons/AM||25 lessons|
|Lesson duration||45 minutes|
|Maximum per class||12 students|
|Supplementary options||Surfing, Paddle-boarding,|
Football or Kayaking
|Teenage Course Fees|
|1 wk||2 wk||3 wk||4 wk|
|€ 400.00||€ 740.00||€ 1080.00||€ 1425.00|
|CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person|
|Supplementary course options/pr week|
|Surfing: € 68.00||Paddle-board: € 68.00|
|Kayaking: € 48.00||Football: € 48.00|
|1 wk||2 wks||3 wks||4 wks|
|€ 371.00||€ 692.00||€ 1013.00||€ 1334.00|
|Shared rm (friends only)|
|€ 294.00||€ 538.00||€ 782.00||€ 1026.00|
|05, 12, 19, 26|
|03, 10, 17, 24|
|01*, 07, 14, 21|
Public holidays: 25th & 31st July & 15th August 2017 (Tuesday 1st August is a start date, due to the holiday on 31st July)
Beginners are welcome: 3rd July & 7th August
Final week of programme: 21st /25th August
San Sebastian is an ideal destination to study Spanish for teenagers (14-17 yrs). San Sebastian offers the best of all worlds: a wealth of cultural opportunities, fantastic beaches, a beautiful coastal landscape, it is also small enough to be safe, comfortable, and less overwhelming than many cities.
During the summer this Spanish course takes advantage of everything that San Sebastian has to offer; combining sports, excursions, culture, history and events.
Teenagers are supervised by a school monitor who coordinates teachers, host families, organisation of activities, and the overall well being of the students. However, students will have two free afternoons (unless a supplementary option is booked) as well as all day Sunday to get to know their host family and become familiar with Spanish traditions and culture.
5 classes a day, Mon/Fri
groups of 4-12 students
3 or 4 language level classes
3 afternoons per week – organized activities
Saturday – full-day excursion
Generally 25/35 students present each week
Duration: One to Twelve weeks
Generally students stay for two to four weeks
Supplementary activities offered on Tuesday and Thursday (at extra cost) to be booked in advance.
Monday to Friday:
08:30 to 9:00: Breakfast with family
09:30 to 13:45: Classes and breaks
14:00 to 15:30: Lunch with monitor
15:30 to 19:30: Mon, Wed, Fri supervised activities
20:00: Dinner with the family
Plus the option to surf, kayak, paddle-board or play football: Tuesday & Thursday PM (at extra cost).
10:00 to 18:00: Full day excursion
Free day with the family
Hosts eat at around 8.00/9.00pm, so students won’t be free to go out until around 9.30pm.
Some choose to go out for a walk or an ice cream for a short while, others decide to stay at home.
Younger students are expected to be home at the latest by 11pm (exact arrangements for 14/15yr olds will be confirmed by host families or you as parents can set an earlier, but no later, curfew). Friday and Saturday night, a later curfew is possible.
16 and 17yr olds must be in by 11pm Sunday to Thursday nights and 1am on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday nights, at the latest.
Two week sample:
Monday: 2 hr bike ride to explore the city
Tuesday: PM Surf lesson (must be booked in advance – at extra cost)
Wednesday: Climb Urgull Montaun & explore the paths and ruins of Mota Castle + visit the giant Oceanarium
Thursday: PM Surf lessons (must be booked in advance – at extra cost)
Friday: Salsa class – learn the salsa and merengue!
Saturday: Visit the famous Guggenheim museum and walk through Bilbao’s Old quarter
Monday: Visit the amazing Koldo Michelena Biblioteca
Wednesday: Picnic on Sta Clara Island (travelling over by boat)
Friday: Visit Fuenterrabia, with a guided tour around this typical fishing village
Saturday: Explore the French Basque countryside, visiting St Jean de Luz & Biarritz
If the weather turns bad, alternative activities are arranged such as visiting the shops, viewing a Spanish film or going to the public swimming pool.
With Spanish hosts
Each student will be placed with a family with whom they will live during their stay here. Breakfast and dinner will take place with the family (hosts will also provide a picnic lunch).
Students receive the support of the family structure and will be looked after when not participating in school functions.
Students are placed in single rooms, or shared rooms (if travelling with a friend).
The families are carefully chosen with the Teenager programme in mind.
The student will receive a warm welcome and become another member of the household.
Students must respect the programme schedule and inform the family of any outings they have during the designated free time periods.
Students can fly to one of the nearby airports, and book the school arranged taxi transfer to San Sebastian, at additional cost.
San Sebastian airport
Irun/Henaya train station
Prices are quoted on the CESA Course Finder.
Unaccompanied Minor Service: Offered at additional cost, on request.