When students arrive in Granada to do a Spanish course with Escuela Delengua the city can seem overwhelming. The unique sights and sounds are irresistable and before long you are drawn in and begin to wonder if you’ll ever be able to leave.
There is so much to do in the city and surrounding areas that it almost seems impossible that you will be able to do everything you want during your stay and still improve your Spanish… Fear not! You can do both! The key is finding ways to incorporate your Spanish learning into your afternoons and evenings in Granada…
At Escuela Delengua we have a range of activities that are designed to help you get to know Granada, practice your Spanish and, of course, have fun. These are posted each week on our website. For example, to celebrate International Book Day our students headed down to Granada’s 32nd annual book fair where they talked to everyone from booksellers to radio crews about their favourite books and the traditions surrounding the event. To hear our students on Radio Granada click here!
We also go on cultural visits each week to sites such as the Alhambra, the Cathedral, the Capilla Real and the Cartuja Monastery. The activities are always taken by a teacher so that our students can get the most out of these historical and cultural trips and practise their Spanish at the same time!
Every Monday we go for tapas! This is one of our most enjoyable activities as it’s when we get to meet all the new students and catch up with our old ones. Every week we go to a different bar and last week we even took part in a ‘ruta de tapas’ which took us to 7 bars around the city centre! Going for tapas is part of the way of life in Granada, but so is Flamenco. We frequently head to a local bar where they do amazing Flamenco shows (and great tapas of course!) and it is even possible to take Flamenco classes with your Spanish course.
If you’re hoping to see a bit more of Spain during your time with Escuela Delengua, we’ve made it much easier for you. Every weekend there are trips to other cities such as Córdoba and Seville as well as the Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada and the Costa Tropical. You can reserve your place in the school office, but don’t forget that spaces are limited!