Libby Adam – 2 weeks on a Spanish teenager course in Tarifa:
I expected it to be a bit childish but I hoped and thought that whatever happens my linguistic ability would improve.
Linguistically I have improved however the common language was English so out of class time I only learnt vocab.
Generally it was perfectly pitched for 14-17 yr olds and I had an amazing time.
3 weeks Spanish teenager course in Salamanca
Before I had arrived, I hoped that during my 3 weeks in Salamanca I would learn a lot more and improve my Spanish.
My experience was amazing and the course definitely matched up to my expectations. I learned a lot of Spanish as well as making many friends from all over the world.
The lessons at the Spanish language school in Salamanca were in general very good. I loved how the classes were in the afternoon, allowing us to do activities in the morning. Read More
2 weeks Leaving Certificate & Surfing Course
I expected a very intensive learning environment. I was unsure as to what our teachers would be like and whether I would be able to understand them or not. I didn’t know the teachers at the French school in Biarritz were going to be so helpful and pleasant. My experience surpassed my linguistic and general hopes.
The French language lessons really worked for me. It was obvious the teachers put great effort into their lessons. I learnt more from talking to the teachers and asking questions that I did with a book. Good interaction with teachers, and they were fun! We repeated videos a lot, we would have gotten better exposure to vocabulary if there were more variety of videos shown in the oral class.
I was very comfortable at the school. All teachers and members of staff were very approachable. The location was good and whilst it would of course have been nice to be in the town centre we were really close to the bus line, which took us directly into the centre and the main beach, Grand Plage.
I loved learning to surf and being able to chill at the beach after class. Wasn’t so keen on the early morning starts though(!). Was really surprised at how well we were looked after by the hosts and how much fun we had and how beautiful I founed Biarritz.
I felt I could have taken another lesson each day, to make the most of my time, but then again the social activities were good so we had a good mix of free time, social activities and classes over the two weeks. Also I got on really well with the other students at the school. I loved that I put my language skills into practise a lot with local people. There was loads to do in Biarritz and I felt very safe.
I was so happy with my hosts. They were kind and chatty. Their apartment was beautiful and I flet very comfortable there and the food was delicious. Plus it was very clsoe to the centre of Biarritz, which was perfect!
CESA staff were very helpful and friendly and answered all my questions very well. They were very punctual when returning answers to my questions.
Would I go again?
Yes – every student learning French should go!
Clair O’Callaghan : 1 week Summer school
I was hoping to learn some basics and make friends in the class to spend time with sightseeing and socialising when not in class. My trip FAR exceeded my expectations.
The lessons were brilliant, much better than the German language lessons I remember from secondary school. Read More
Sophie Golding :
2 weeks Summer Programme
I thought that a Spanish course would be of benefit to me, in terms of language skills but I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of how the lessons were taught, what the social side would be like and what kind of people would be there.
My Summer Programme was brilliant and far exceeded what I expected from it. Read More
If you’re looking for a Spanish course for 14/17yr old students, Tarifa is the perfect mix of summer sunshine, sociability and Spanish.
The school only caters for 60 students max in a session – and July is already over 50% full, so a quick decision is recommended.
You can view the course information on line > Tarifa
but below we’ve answered a range of questions that parents ask about the programme. Read More