Most schools know about the tremendous success of our French language centres, but did you know we have one in Spain as well? Our Spanish immersion centre is located in the wonderful region of Murcia and boasts a perfect position on the banks of the beautiful Mar Menor. Within easy reach of Alicante and Muria airports, it's no wonder our base in Spain continues to attract so many Party Leaders.
Often called the world's largest swimming pool thanks to its warm, clear waters, the Mar Menor is host to a plethora of water sports and important marine habitats. Just like our French Language Immersion programme at the Chateau de la Baudonniere, the emphasis in Murcia is on learning Spanish outside the classroom. Its all about combining Spanish language immersion with fun hands-on experiences and activities. Every activity involves the use of practical spoken Spanish.
Activities include cooking typical Spanish dishes such as Paella and Gazpacho on the local beach, sailing on the centre’s fleet of boats, observing flamingos and herons in the bird sanctuary opposite the centre, visiting local lead and silver mines, structured visits to the local village where students are expected to interact with the locals and excursions to Cartagena, Murcia, Salinas de San Pedro or even the Terra Mitica theme park.
Activities in Spanish
Spanish Cooking Workshop
Children work in teams to cook two different dishes. The activity is designed to reinforce food and cooking vocabulary as well as team building skills.
Children are given a workbook and taught the specific vocabulary needed to practice water sports (always repeated in English to ensure all members of the group understand). As part of a team led by a Monitore, they will have the opportunity to try out windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.
San Pedro Nature Reserve & Mud Bath
Students use vocabulary found in their workbook, related to nature and the environment as they enjoy a guided walk through the nature reserve at San Pedro, where they will see the famous salt flats and the flamingoes in the wild. The group will need to take towels and flip-flops as there is a popular mud bath experience to finish off the excursion.
Students find their rhythym, as they learn the basics of the Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Cha cha cha.
Your party will be divided into groups of 10 each accompanied by a centre ‘Monitore’ who will be speaking Spanish to your students as well as leading the group throughout the week.
As you'd expect, this is one of our most popular activity centres - so if your students like water sports, call us today on 01273 827 327. This is a 5 day sample itinerary, you can add to or change. Please contact us for a quote on a tailor-made tour or complete our online quote request form.
Cartagena is an historical city that has maintained its strength and power because of its much coveted defensive port, which has remained one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. The confluence of civilizations as well as its strategic harbour, together with the rise of the local mining industry has resulted in the culmination of an unique artistic heritage, with a number of landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings that came out of the bourgeoisie settlements in the early C.20th. The visit is supported by a workbook with vocab, grammar and exercises.
Murcia is a popular university town, which makes it ideal for younger groups. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral, a number of beautiful baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, works of art by the famous Murcia sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the celebrated Spring Festival.