Español Total Programme
*** All students must arrive to Spark (Calle de los Espadas 6, El Puerto de Santa Maria) on Saturday before and in time for the 09.30 presentation ***
09.30am to 10.00am: Breakfast and introduction to all students attending the weekend. Switching to Spanish, psychological “cambio de chip”, which means that after this point it is Spanish only. Also, each student will be assigned to a team, an extra incentive to help achieve speaking only in Spanish.
10.30am: Depart from Spark, designation bound to El Bosque, where we will be spending the weekend.
12.00pm: arrive to El Bosque. Check in to the rooms. Please, note that we will normally lodge by gender in triple rooms. If it works out, couples may be able to lodge together though this can’t be guaranteed.
01.00pm: Start walk along the river to Benamahoma. It isn’t a difficult walk but we strongly suggest you wear trainers or walking shoes to enjoy the hike. There is also a place where you can swim, so bring your swimming gear as it’s likely that the weather is nice. We will have a packed lunch (provided by Spark) along the way and will also play language games at different stops.
02.30pm: stop at El Bujia to eat our packed lunch (included) or for a well-deserved coffee, ice cream or drinks (not on Spark).
04.30pm: return walking along the river.
06.00pm to 08.00pm: arrival to El Bosque. Free time! Showers (of course, in Spanish) and chill out Spanish games in the Albergue El Bosque until dinner time.
08.00pm to 09.30pm: buffet dinner at Albergue El Bosque where we will play some language games to round off a great day. Dinner provided by Spark including a moderate amount of wine, beer and soft drinks. Additional drinks and any extra food beyond the standard meal are on each individual.
10.00pm to 01.00am: Flamenco at local Peña Flamenca + other night out activities.
08.00am – 09.30am: breakfast set for the whole group in the Albergue (provided by Spark)
09.30am to 11.30am: Free time and check out.
11.30am to 02.30pm: conversation class with exciting role plays and presentations.
03.00 to 05.00: lunch in a restaurant around El Bosque’s main square provided by Spark
with some language topics to discuss. Closing ceremony with certificates and prizes. The official closing of “Español Total”.
06.00pm: head back to Spark, communicating in the languages of our choice!
07.30pm: return to Spark. Drops offs can be provided to Jerez de la Frontera airport and El Puerto
Train Station only on the way back and not at later times.
|Duration||A full weekend, with one night away in a rural hotel or hostel. Start 09.30 Saturday morning and return around 18.00 Sunday evening.|
||To ensure this programme is run to the highest standard and to maximize Spanish usage each “español total” programme has a maximum of 7 students.|
|Spanish levels||Is recommended for students from pre-intermediate (A2) upwards but is suitable for any student of any level as long as they are prepared to commit to the “español total” rule of ONLY Spanish throughout weekend.|
||April 13-14 and October 12-13. Click here for Total Spanish Programme dates.|
|Includes||One night’s stay in a rural hotel or hostel in shared accommodation. Jam-packed programme run by Spark staff members. All meals*2 including a special Saturday dinner. Transportation there and back. Certificate and small prizes.|
|Price||125€. Click here for Total Spanish Programme prices.|
*1 this is an example timetable and is hence open to variation.
*2 alcohol and/or refreshments are provided at all meals but limited to a normal quantity needed for the meal. Drinks thereafter are paid by the students to the restaurants directly.
The Total Spanish Language Holiday is the ultimate test for your Spanish language skills as it combines a two week Spanish language course with our Total Spanish weekend where the Spanish only rule is strictly enforced. Added to this, the weekend takes place in the wonderful Sierra de Grazalema meaning you also get to see another side to Spain and be in the outdoors. Our cultural activities programme will also have a minimum two español en acción events where only Spanish is permitted meaning your Spanish learning is going to be great during this time. Have a holiday in Spain, get a tan, see the outdoors and improve your Spanish…