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Spanish courses for Teenagers in San Sebastian

Open to 14 – 17 yr old students     

These Spanish courses for teenagers in San Sebastian offer the best way to improve your Spanish each summer – students get to practise, practise, practise! Learn Spanish, with other language learners plus optional surfing lessons whilst enjoying the fabulous summer sunshine of San Sebastian, on the fabulous Atlantic coast.  Spanish language courses enable teenagers to learn Spanish with native speaking teachers AND meet other young language learners, from all over the world.

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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 or Cookery

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Teenage Course Fees
1 wk 2 wk 3 wk 4 wk
€ 430.00 € 800.00 € 1170.00 € 1540.00
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
 Supplementary course options/pr week
Surfing: € 75.00 Cookery: € 90.00
Accommodation Fees
1 wk 2 wks 3 wks 4 wks
Single rm
€ 396.00 € 742.00 € 1088.00 € 1434.00
Shared rm (friends only)
€ 318.00 € 586.00 € 854.00 € 1122.00
Dietary supplement € 25.00 per week: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, Lactose intolerant, Halal, Kosher


Course Start Dates 2022

May   June
30 06,  13,  20,  27
04, 11,  18,  25
01,  08,  15,  22

Public holidays: 25 Jul & 15 Aug 2022. Beginners are welcome: 30th May, 4th July & 1st August. Final week of programme: 22nd/26th August

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Course Content:

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.

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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.

Programme details:

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

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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:
08:00 to 9:00: Breakfast with family
09:30 to 14.00: Classes and breaks
14:00 to 15:00: Lunch with monitor
15:00 to 19:00: Mon, Wed, Fri supervised activities
19.30 to 20.30: Homework and revision
20:30: Dinner with the family

Plus the option to Surf: Tuesday & Thursday PM (at extra cost) or Cookery (offered first Wednesday of June/August).

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Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00: Full day excursion
Sunday: Free day with the family

Curfew Rules:

Hosts eat at around 8.30/9.00 pm, 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.

14/15 yr old students – Will not be allowed out after the evening meal

16 and 17 yr olds can go out in accordance with the following curfew limits:
They must be in by 11.00 pm Sunday to Thursday nights,
& 1.00 am on Friday and 2.00 am on Saturday nights


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)

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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

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.

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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.

Travel & Transfers

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
Bilbao airport
Biarritz airport
Irun/Henaya train station
Prices are quoted on the CESA Course Finder and PDF

Unaccompanied Minor Service:
Arranged for students 15 yrs or younger
Arrival: EUR 20.00 per person
Departure: EUR 50.00 per person