Here's what happens on our immersive Spanish trip to Andalucia
30 Mar 2023, 13:26
by Sam Taylor
Want to get a better picture of what your students will get up to on our immersive Spanish language school trip to Andalucia? These snapshots school groups have shared from their stay at the Spark Spanish centre should do the trick. ¡Vamos!
School trips to Spain led by native Spanish speakers
The first thing to know is that your trip will be led by one of the monitores—a team of native speakers based at the Spark centre who deliver the learning and get your students speaking Spanish at every opportunity.
Your monitor leads students on a walking tour through the charming El Puerto de Santa María, the historic Spanish town where the centre is based. Take a guided tour through the medieval Castillo de San Marcos and make an obligatory stop at a heladería—where learners can use their language skills to order an ice cream in Spanish. Delicioso.
One day of this tried-and-tested Spanish school trip itinerary is dedicated to exploring the stunning port city of Cádiz, a short hop away on the ferry. Wander through the oasis of Parque Genovés botanical garden with its waterfall and exotic plants, then visit Torre Tavira, an 18th century camera obscura with a terrace offering views over the old town and Bay of Cádiz.
...and of course take a moment to indulge in some chocolate con churros.
Benefit from plenty of opportunities for spontaneous speaking
Students are challenged by monitores to embark on a market mission to purchase ingredients to make a traditional Spanish dish—and they'll have to interact with the friendly vendors in Spanish. Today's special? Paella!
...and where better to enjoy the meal than on the centre's rooftop terrace?
The programme is complemented by formal on-site Spanish lessons led by a monitor in the morning to maximise the language learning on the trip. Students are provided worksheets with exercises and vocabulary that they'll use on the trip.
The immersive Spanish trip also includes a full programme of evening entertainment delivered by the monitores back at the centre. You can expect your students to get involved in fun cultural Spanish activities such as flamenco dancing on the rooftop (and teachers are invited to dress up and show off their moves too!).
An unforgettable school trip to Spain for your Spanish class
We think it's safe to say that you'll be returning to school with a class full of enthused Spanish learners and plenty of fantastic memories, too. Now it's time to sign off, take a look at Clevedon School's slideshow of their recent trip with us to Andalucía.