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Spanish Over 50s Courses

Spanish Over 50s Language Courses

Malaga |  Nerja   Barcelona  |  Seville   |  Palma de Mallorca  l  Cadiz  l  Madrid  l  Benalmadena

Is this Spanish language course for you?

Yes, if you wish to work on your Spanish language skills with others of your own or similar age, on a course not solely geared to an academic syllabus.
The Over 50s Courses are tailored to teach day to day language needs. These Spanish language programmes are ideal if you plan to live part of the year in Spain or have a favourite holiday destination, or visit friends or family abroad.

         

Spanish Over 50s Factsheet    Download our Spanish Over 50s PDF details now

Do remember that you are welcome to join any of the Spanish language courses offered by CESA.
If we feel the college is not right for adults or it's a bad time of the year to choose, we will let you know, not let you go!

        
     

MALAGA
College Description
2 or 4 weeks language course duration
Open to 50 yrs + age group
Max. 10 people per class
15 group language lessons per week + activity programme
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Timetable: Morning lessons plus a social programme
Accommodation: With local Spanish hosts or in the college residence (various room sizes are offered,
CESA has quoted a small single en suite room, higher standard options are available).

Aimed at those older students who wish to study with their peers whilst concentrating on developing
their communication skills and enjoying a varied social activity programme. Courses are aimed at three abilities; beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Beginners concentrate on highly practical
situations whilst more advanced students will discuss aspects of Spanish life, society, culture and
politics.

Activities may include shopping in the central market, a cookery or Sevillanas dance class,
lunch with a teacher, a visit to the Alcazaba (castle) and the Cathedral or a trip to the botanical
gardens. There will also be a full day Saturday excursion i.e. to Granada.

The college is located up a steep hill and there are number of steps from the pavement to climb. If you have any
difficulties with walking, please discuss this with CESA before booking.

Course Dates: 2014
03 February, 17 February, 03 March, 17 March,
31 March, 14 April, 28 April, 12 May, 26 May

01 September, 15 September, , 29 September,
13 October, 27 October & 10 November 

  
Tuition: 2 weeks - € 698.00    4 weeks - € 1305.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00

Host accommodation: 2 weeks -  € 448.00 4 weeks - € 896.00
Residence accommodation: 2 weeks - € 416.00 4 weeks - € 864.00
Residence, exec room accomm: 2 weeks - € 806.00  4 weeks - € 1674.00

Transfer service: Malaga airport / €55.00 one way
Public Holidays: 28 Feb, 17 & 18 Apr, 01 May, 08 Sept, 13 Oct

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NERJA
College Description
2 weeks language course duration
Open to 50yrs + age group on set dates each year
Max. 10 people per class
15 group lessons per week plus social programme
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Timetable: Morning programme plus activities
Accommodation: With local Spanish hosts or in the college residence (or local Hotels)

Spanish language course aimed at adults, over 50 years of age who wish to study with their peers in an informal atmosphere and enjoy the social programme offered (the programme includes a full day excursion, Sevillanas dance classes, a half day excursion, wine tasting, a seminar on bull fighting, a cookery class and a Sevillanas dance show).

Activities can include: talk on Flamenco dancing, wine tasting, salsa evening, talk on Bull fighting and a full day excursion to Malaga or Granada etc on Saturday, and a half-day trip to Frigiliana or the prehistoric caves. This is a programme designed for people with free time, ready to have a new experience in the south of Spain, in Andalusia, and to learn Spanish in an enjoyable and encouraging way with their peers. 

Course Dates:    
17 February, 17 March, 31 March,  05 May,  02 June, 21 July*, 
18 August*, 15 September*,  06 October & 03 November 2014

Tuition: € 546.00
CESA Fee: €50.00
Host accommodation: € 390.00
Residence accommodation: €572.00 or €650.00 (for higher standard room)

* Summer supplements will be applied to the above costs in August/September/ €40.00 per week

Transfer service: Malaga airport / €90.00 one way
Public Holidays: 28 Feb, 01 May, 10 Oct

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BARCELONA
College Description
2 weeks language course duration
Open to 50+ age group
15 group lessons per week
Max. 10 people per class
Timetable: 10.00 to 13.00hrs (30 mins break)
Levels: Open to all ability levels
A short course aimed at older students who wish to study, in a more relaxed environment, with their peer group.
Structured Spanish lessons are complimented by an activity programme including an evening flamenco show, a full day excursion to the Costa Brava, Figueras & the Dali Museum and a meal out in a typical Spanish restaurant.
Activities can include: welcome drink and city tour, guided tour of the Gothic Quarter, visit to the Barcelona Museum or Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, evening flamenco show, full day excursion to the Costa Brava & Dali museum, guided tour of Montjuïc and the Miró Foundation, visit to Gaudí's Park Güell, visit to the Picasso Museum and a lunch at a local restaurant.

Course Dates: 
12  May,   15 October 2014

Tuition: € 445.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00
Host accommodation, single room: Half-board € 460.00   B&B € 380.00

Transfer service: Barcelona airport / €80.00 one way
Public Holidays: Not applicable

Additional Option: Over 50s plus Creative Arts Workshop

4 workshops are scheduled to take place over the two weeks of your course, with two workshops per week, each lasting between 1 and 1.5 hours. All materials are provided and you are welcome to take home any work you produce.
Painting Ceramics workshop ~ This workshop consists of decorating a porcelain dragon figure (designed by Gaudi) which has previously been fired at 1200º C. The decorative mosaic technique often used by Gaudi is also explained in detail.
Glass‐fusing workshop ~ Students will study the many marvellous possibilities of working with molten glass. Each participant will produce a plate or bowl and decorate it according to their own preferences.
Pottery workshop ~ Following a demonstration of the art of 'throwing' a pot on a wheel, each participant will be given the opportunity to produce a bowl, plate or jug of their own.
Sculpture workshop ~ This workshop focuses on how to make sculptures appear well balanced and less static than is often the case. Each participant will be then be given the opportunity to make a Picasso‐style Spanish bull.

Course Dates: As above options
Tuition: Prices on request

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SEVILLE
College Description
2 weeks course duration
Open to 40 yrs + age group
20 group language lessons per week plus 4 optional cultural lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
Levels: Elementary to Upper Intermediate levels A1 to B2
Timetable: Morning timetable plus social programme
Accommodation: With local Spanish hosts, in College residence accommodation or can be
arranged in local Hotels on request

Aimed at those older students who wish to study with their peers whilst concentrating on
developing their communication skills. The course focuses on the social and cultural aspects of the
Spanish language rather than grammar analysis and written skills. It also includes four cultural
activities per week; visits to museums and monuments, a show, an evening meal with a teacher
and a Saturday excursion.

Classes are in small groups with the emphasis on oral expression, as well as social and cultural
aspects rather than grammar analysis and written skills. The teachers who impart this course are
conscious of the specific needs of the students as well as their different rhythm of learning and
the importance of special emphasis on culture (festivals and traditions, history and literature and
the Spanish life style).

The programme includes Seville airport or train station transfer upon arrival, 20 Spanish classes
per week, welcome drink and cultural activities, four days a week. Entrance tickets to the
museums and monuments are included as well as a concert or theatre evening, a meal with the
teacher and a Saturday full day excursion.

Course Dates:  2014
07 April,  21 April, 05 May,  15 September, 06 October 

Tuition: € 595.00 + CESA Fee: €50.00

Host accommodation, single room: Half-board € 360.00  En suite € 424.00
College residence, single rm: Half-board € 360.00   En suite  € 424.00

Single occupancy studio apartment: From €780.00 + €40.00 cleaning fee
Apartment deposit: €150.00
High season supplement for apartment: 22 March/17 May: 20%

Transfer Service: Seville airport / €46.00 one way
Public Holiday: 13 Oct

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PALMA DE MALLORCA
College Description
2 weeks language course duration
Open to 50+ age group on set dates only
15 group lessons per week
Max. 10 people per class
Timetable: 10.00 to 13.00hrs (30 mins break)
Levels: Open to all ability levels
A short Spanish language course aimed at older students who wish to study, in a
more relaxed environment, with their peer group. Structured Spanish lessons are
complimented by an activity programme including a tour of the Modern Art
Museum, a full day trip to the Drac Caves and a meal in a typical Palma restaurant.

Activities can include: a tour of the Modern Art Museum, a full day trip to the
Drac Caves and a meal in a typical Palma restaurant.

Course Dates: 09 June 2014

Tuition: € 445.00
CESA Fee: €50.00
Host accommodation, single room: Half-board € 460.00  B&B  € 380.00

Transfer service: Palma airport / €60.00 one way
Public Holiday: Not applicable

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 CADIZ

College Description
2 weeks course duration
Open to 50 yrs + age group
20 group language lessons per week plus 4 optional cultural lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
Levels: Elementary to Upper Intermediate levels A1 to B2
Timetable: Morning timetable plus social programme
Accommodation: With local Spanish hosts or can be
arranged in local Hotels on request

Aimed at those older students who wish to study with their peers whilst concentrating on
developing their communication skills. The course focuses on the social and cultural aspects of the
Spanish language rather than grammar analysis and written skills. It also includes four cultural
activities per week, an evening meal with a teacher and a special topic.

Special topics: 2014
June: Natural Environment
August: Art & History
September: Wine Tasting

Classes are in small groups with the emphasis on oral expression, as well as social and cultural
aspects rather than grammar analysis and written skills. The teachers who impart this course are
conscious of the specific needs of the students as well as their different rhythm of learning and
the importance of special emphasis on culture (festivals and traditions, history and literature and
the Spanish life style).

The programme includes tuition, material, orientation walk and welcome drink, meal with the teacher, a flamenco show and cultural visit of monuments, plus one "highlight" as indicated in each course date. 

Course Dates:  2014
16 June*     18 August*     15 September 

Tuition: € 595.00 + CESA Fee: €50.00

Host accommodation, single room: Half-board € 360.00  
* High season supplement: €20.00 per week

Transfer Service: Cadiz airport / €46.00 one way  Jerez airport / €60.00  Seville / €150.00 one way
Public Holiday: Not applicable

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MADRID
College Description
2 weeks language course duration
Open to 50yrs + age group on set dates each year
Max. 09 people per class
20 group lessons per week plus social programme
Levels: A1, B1 and B2 abilities
Timetable: Morning programme plus activities
Accommodation: With local Spanish hosts (or local Hotels)

Spanish language course aimed at adults, over 50 years of age who wish to study with their peers in
an informal atmosphere and enjoy the social programme offered.

Activities include:  
4 cultural activities per week (Museum visits, wine and tapas tasting, traditional dinner,
flamenco show, etc.) and an Excursion to Toledo 

Course Dates:  2014
10 February,  17 February,  07 July,  14 July*,  10 November, 17 November 

Tuition:  One week/ € 546.00   Two week/ €1138.00
CESA Fee: €50.00
Host accommodation: One week/ € 246.00   Two weeks/ €461.00

Transfer service: Madrid airport / €79.00 one way
Public Holidays: Not applicable

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BENALMADENA
College Description
2 weeks course duration
Open to 50 yrs + age group
20 group language lessons per week
Max. 10 people per class
Levels: Elementary to Upper Intermediate levels A1 to C1
Timetable: Morning timetable plus social programme
Accommodation: With local Spanish hosts or in local Hotels on request

Aimed at those older students who wish to study with their peers whilst concentrating on
developing their communication skills. The course focuses on the social and cultural aspects of the
Spanish language rather than grammar analysis and written skills. It also includes an activity programme.

The course focuses on practical Spanish to enable the student to use our language in situations of everyday life. The course also includes a special programme with activities and cultural excursions in a two week all inclusive package.

Activities include:
One full day excursion at the weekend: Granada, Seville or Ronda
Two half day visits per week to local pla