Learning Spanish doesn’t have to be a difficult and tedious process, but it cannot be done solely within the four walls of a classroom; you have to escape the confines of a school and travel to Spain, surrounding yourself in its culture and its people. For school groups looking to do exactly that and learn Spanish in the country itself, Escuela Delengua in Granada is the place to be!
The intensive Spanish courses for school groups at Escuela Delengua consist of both academic classes and cultural activities, all of which can be tailored to the specific needs and interests of individual groups. The course is made up of three to six classes per day, which can deal both with grammar and conversation, and groups are free to choose topics of their choice. With the help of the excellent native Spanish teachers at the school, the students’ language skills will visibly improve in a matter of days. Learning Spanish doesn’t stop with the classes, however: during their stay, students live in Spanish host families scattered throughout the centre of Granada, which means they have the opportunity to practice what they have learned when they go home, as well as gaining an authentic insight into the Spanish way of life.
However important it may be, studying is just one part of a Spanish course for school groups at Delengua. As the saying goes, “work hard, play hard!” Every day at Delengua includes a cultural or leisure activity in and around Granada with a guide or teacher from the school. These activities range from going to the most visited tourist site in Spain – the spectacular Alhambra and the gardens of the Generalife – to walking in the picturesque Sierra Nevada, which is only a short bus ride away. And if your group decides to do a course of two weeks, day trips are organised for the weekend, and students are able to explore the wonders of Andalusia, such as the stunning cities of Córdoba or Seville.
The school groups that have come to Granada in the last couple of months to do a Spanish course with Delengua had an amazing time. March saw many groups come to the school: The Italians from Liceo Porta, Monza, the Norwegians from the Dalane Videregaaende Skole, Egersund, and two Dutch groups – The Rijnlands Lyceum from Oegstgeest and Rijn IJseel College from Arnhem. The group from Oegstgeest enjoyed hiking along the “Ruta de los Cahorros” in the Sierra Nevada, and watching a traditional flamenco show in a cave in the enigmatic district of Sacromonte. The last group to visit the school was the Sixth Form College from Colchester, UK. On one of their days in Granada, they learnt about the city’s most famous son– Federico García Lorca –, and they were taught to sing and dance to one of the popular songs which Lorca himself immortalized in writing. All in all a very interesting day!
So, what are you waiting for? Come and learn Spanish in Granada with Escuela Delengua! For more information about the school, visit our website.