IB Spanish Language Program in Cadiz
|Date:||June 30, 2019-July 13, 2019|
|* See details below|
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Is this course for me?
The purpose of the IB Spanish course is to improve and acquire new strategies to excel in the internal and external exams that form the evaluation of the Diploma Program. Through the course material and the dynamic, engaging activities, you will develop linguistic abilities in comprehension, expression, and interaction to excel in the Diploma exam.
You have the opportunity to study abroad in Western Europe’s oldest city, Cadiz, with endless white sand beaches, and a beautiful ancient city center. Get ready for the best experience of your life!
When you’re in the IB Spanish program you develop intercultural awareness, autonomy, an investigative spirit, a reflective attitude with respect to the learning process, communicative abilities, etc.
All inclusive-package (24 hour support, airport pickup, housing with Spanish families, etc.).
Learn about the customs of Spain by living with a carefully selected family. You can live with a friend, or be paired up with a new one.
Experience the culture through interactive visits, as well as social and sports activities.
Excursions to other cities including Seville, Gibraltar, Bolonia beach and Roman Ruins, Vejer de la Frontera, Tarifa, etc.
Make new friends in a fun and safe atmosphere with other international and Spanish students.
The Spanish IB test center evaluates half of the student’s grade with respect to the Diploma Program as follows: Weighted 20% in writing and 30% in speaking. Written and oral exams constitute the majority of the final grade.
|8:00||Time to wake up!|
|8:00 -||8:45||Shower and dress.|
|8:45 -||9:30||Breakfast with family.|
|9:30 -||10:00||Allow time to walk or take bus to the school for classes.|
|10:00 -||1:30||Prep classes to equip students to perform well on the IB Spanish exam (M-F), 3 hrs./day with 30-minute break included.|
|1:30 -||2:00||Time to return home to have lunch with family.|
|2:00 -||3:00||Lunch with family.|
|3:00 -||4:30||Free time after lunch for “siesta” or spending time with family/friends.|
|4:30 -||5:00||Allow time to walk or take bus to the school for afternoon activity.|
|5:00 -||6:30||Afternoon activity at school: salsa or flamenco lessons, Spanish cooking classes, surf lessons, cultural visits in theancient city center, sports at the beach, etc.|
|6:30 -||8:30||Free time with friends before dinner.|
|9:00 -||10:00||Return home for dinner with family.|
|10:00-||00:00||Group nighttime activities: tapas nights, group dinners, musical concerts, school dances, movie nights, ect. (some optional).|
|00:00||Time to meet up and return home.|
|IB Spanish Program in Cadiz||June 30, 2019-July 13, 2019||IB||Family homestay||MS-HS student||$2600|
|Weekend Excursions||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
|Health Insurance||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
Do I need to buy flights?
You are responsible for purchasing your own flights. It is very important to apply for a passport and secure your flights early. Southern Spain is one of the most popular destinations worldwide. The longer you wait, the more you are going to pay for flights. The process is quite simple and nowadays can be done online. Don’t worry about travelling “alone”. There will inevitably be other Centro MundoLengua students on your flight, and we will connect you with them in advance. As well, we will pick you up at the arrival airport in Spain. For Cadiz, you should look for flights into Jerez de la Frontera airport. It is possible to arrange pick-up in Seville or Malaga airports, but there will be a surcharge. As well, it is possible to fly into Madrid and take the high-speed train down to Cadiz. Ask us for more details.
How do you determine my Spanish level?
Before arrival, you will take our online placement exam. This will help us determine your level. In addition, you will supply us with the number of years of high school Spanish that you have completed. In any case, it is possible to change classes if you feel that the class is either too easy or too difficult.
What are the classes like?
Above all else, they are interactive and communicative. You will develop a close relationship with both your teacher, as well as new friends in the class. Class sizes tend to be around 12 students (with a maximum of 15). You will have the opportunity to actually practice your Spanish by speaking a lot. You will study the language and culture at the same time, investigating culture will serve as a means to learn Spanish language.
What are some examples of the activities?
Do you know how to salsa dance? How about flamenco? Can you cook any Spanish dishes? Are you a soccer fan? Or perhaps you’d like to try your hand at surfing? Are you more of a history buff? How about a visit around the ancient city center, discovering its’ hidden gems? In addition to the afternoon activities, you will be able to meet other students during our nighttime program. This includes tapas nights, group dinners, musical concerts, movie nights, school dances, and special events.
What will I do on the weekend?
You will have the chance to travel to other cities outside of Cadiz. These trips include visits to the capital city of southern Spain, Seville, along with a trip to the Rock of Gibraltar with its’ amazing views of both Africa and Spain, Bolonia Beach and its’ Roman Ruins, the small whitewashed village of Vejer de la Frontera, and the coastal beach town of Tarifa, where you can sit on the beach and contemplate the continent of Africa rising out of the water right in front of your very eyes. Trips will be announced as we get closer to the program start date.
What is living with a family like?
You wanted to be immersed in the culture and language. This is the best manner! Host families have worked with us for many years, and are all carefully chosen and visited by our housing director. Most families live in middle-class apartments, with the usual comforts of life. You will most likely share a room with a friend, or other student from the program. You will also most likely share a bathroom. Your family will make all of your meals for you, so this is an excellent opportunity to try many new home-cooked Spanish foods. We can also deal with special diets, but we need to know this in advance. Your family will also wash any clothes for you. Some families have children your age, whereas others don’t. Some have pets, and others no. Families come in all shapes and sizes. Our housing director is onsite every day, willing to help you with even the smallest of issues. Students develop close bonds with their families, and really love this aspect of the program. They also have the opportunity to practice their Spanish in a real-life setting, outside of the classroom.
How much free time will I have?
One thing that students love is that this program combines the best of both worlds. You have the daily structure of your classes and activities, which also allows you to meet new friends, with some free time thrown in. Some students are more independent than others, and relish this time to explore the city, make friends with the locals, shopping, etc. See a typical day in this section, but rest assured that you will have some free time every day for yourself.
Will I have the chance to meet other international and Spanish students?
Absolutely! Our program tends to draw students from the US, Canada, and Europe. As well, we have a summer program for Spanish high school students on our campus. You will have the opportunity to interact with students from different nationalities, making lifelong friendships in the process. You will also be able to connect with friends after the program has ended, as you follow our social network pages.
How much supervision will I have?
All students count on 24 hour / 7 day a week supervision from our multi-lingual staff. Your safety is our top priority. As such, all students will be required to carry a Centro MundoLengua ID card with emergency phone contacts. Your families will also have this information. You will be able to rely on an extensive network of directors, teachers, and coordinators to facilitate your stay in Seville. We also will be checking in with you on a daily basis, during the classes and activities.