Spanish Immersion Program in Cadiz
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|Levels:||A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2|
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INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
This program has been designed for students of all Spanish levels. Whether your students are advanced speakers looking to master the language or beginners hoping to have a strong start, they will all have the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in Cadiz. All that is necessary is a genuine interest in improving Spanish as well as the desire to learn more about Spanish culture. This activity will allow students to experience Spanish immersion in a beautiful environment firsthand. Students will learn about language and culture in class and see them come to life when participating in the excursions and activites we offer.
Students will be able to study abroad in Cadiz, which is the oldest city in Western Europe. Students will lose themselves in the endless white sand beaches and the amazing city streets. Ensure your students have the summer of their lives by enrolling in this program!
BONUS! Consider the possibility of combining our Cadiz and Seville programs for your students. Spend time studying and living in both cities.
All inclusive-package (24 hour support, airport pickup, student housing with Spanish families, etc).
Students learn about the customs of Spain by living with a carefully selected family. They can even live with a friend, or be paired up with a new one.
Students experience the culture through interactive visits, as well as social and sporting activities. Design your own program!
Excursions to other cities including Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Gibraltar, etc. Design your preferred excursions! Mundolengua offers the ideal amount of both structure and flexibility so that your students have the most enjoyable trip possible.
Students can make new friends in a fun and safe atmosphere with both Spanish and other international students.
Students challenge themselves and boost their resumes for college applications.
|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||Classes at school (Monday-Friday), 3hrs/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 the ancient 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-||12:00||Group nighttime activities: tapas nights, group dinners, musical concerts, school dances, movie nights, etc. (some optional). Curfew following the last activity.|
|Spanish Immersion Program in Cadiz||Flexible||A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2||Family homestay, hotel||MS/HS||Ask for a quote|
|Weekend Excursions||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)||Family Homestay|
|Health Insurance||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
|Airfare||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
What is my role in organizing this trip?
Teachers announce the trip at school, usually some time in advance. The trip may be a school sponsored trip, or a trip taken by the teacher outside of the school system. Teachers encourage students to consider the trip, and spread interest. They will normally hold an informational meeting with parents and students, to inform them about details. A Centro MundoLengua director can be on-site for the meeting, or available by Skype/phone. In terms of payments, this can be done online by each individual student (so teachers do not have to handle any money).
What exactly are my responsibilities as a chaperone during the trip?
Chaperones normally come to school each day, in order to check-in with their students. Some come at the beginning of class, while others choose to come during the break, or even after classes have ended. Chaperones normally accompany the students and Centro MundoLengua guides during cultural visits, as well as any excursions. In the event that a student becomes ill, Centro MundoLengua will always accompany him/her to the doctor. The chaperone will normally come along, for added support. In general, in case of any type of issue with students, Centro MundoLengua relies on the added advice and support of chaperones before taking action.
Will I have to pay anything?
Teachers travel for free. Your costs are included in the overall package. As well, we can work with you to include your airline cost.
Will I have free time?
Absolutely. Given that our program is highly structured, you will find that you have a lot of free time to pursue outside interests, or to simply relax. Each group is assigned their own Centro MundoLengua coordinator who takes care of them. As well, there is always a program director onsite for added support. Some teachers use the time to study, investigate, get in shape at the beach, shop, catch up on summer reading, etc. There is no shortage of activities in Cadiz!
Do I need to buy flights for my group?
You are responsible for purchasing your own flights. It is very important to make sure all students have passports 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. That being said, we can help. We work with an agent that can book flights for groups of at least 10 individuals total (for airlines, a group needs to be at least 10). If you have less than 10 in your group, you can either ask a local travel agent, or simply book flights online. 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 the Spanish level of my students?
Before arrival, you students will take an online placement exam. This will help us determine their level. In addition, they will supply us with the number of years of high school Spanish that they have completed.
What are the classes like for my students?
Above all else, they are interactive and communicative. Students develop a close relationship with both their teacher, as well as new friends in the class. Class sizes tend to be around 12 students (with a maximum of 15). Students have the opportunity to actually practice their Spanish by speaking a lot. They will study the language and culture at the same time. In fact, they study the language through the culture. Classes are not intended to give homework and exams. Students complete the majority (if not all) of their work in class.
What are some examples of the activities?
Do your students know how to salsa dance? How about flamenco? Do they like sports (beach soccer and volleyball, running club)? Or are they more history buffs? How about a visit around the ancient city center, discovering its’ hidden gems? In addition to the afternoon activities, your students will be able to meet other Centro MundoLengua participants during our nighttime program. This includes tapas nights, group dinners, musical concerts, movie nights, school dances, and special events.
What will my students do on the weekend?
Depending on the size of your group and when you study with us, we can work with you to customize excursions. Or you can participate in the excursions that we have planned for other students in the program during your dates. There are many possibilities, including Seville, Gibraltar, Vejer de la Frontera and Bolonia beach, Tarifa, Cordoba, Granada, Morocco, etc.
What are the families like?
You want your students 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. Students will most likely share a room with a friend, or other student from the program. They will also most likely share a bathroom. Families make all of the meals for students, 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. Families also wash any clothes for students. Some families have children, 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 students 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 my students have?
One thing that students love is that this program combines the best of both worlds. They have the daily structure of their classes and activities, which also allows them 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, enjoy sports, shopping, etc. See a typical day in this section, but rest assured that they will have some free time every day for themselves.
Will my students meet other international and Spanish students?
Absolutely! For our summer programs, we tend to have a mix of American, Canadian, and European students at any given time. We also have exchanges set up with local Spanish schools. For dates outside of summer, it will depend on the groups studying at that time. At the very least, we will continue to have our exchanges set up with local Spanish schools, so your students will meet other Spanish teens.
How much supervision will my students have?
All students count on 24 hour / 7 day a week supervision from our multi-lingual staff. Their safety is our top priority. As such, all students will be required to carry a Centro MundoLengua ID card with emergency phone contacts. Their families will also have this information. They will be able to rely on an extensive network of directors, teachers, and coordinators to facilitate their stay in Cadiz. We also will be checking in with students on a daily basis, during the classes and activities.