This course is specifically designed for people over 50, who want to study Spanish and learn about Spanish Culture. The Club 50+ Spanish and Cultural Activities Course consists of a one or two week course which is compromised of 20 hours of Spanish classes per week and many extra hours devoted to cultural activities! Would you like to learn Spanish in classes of a maximum of 8 persons and experience the Spanish Culture? If so, do not hesitate to get yourself enrolled for this course!
The main part of the Club 50+ Program consists of Spanish Classes. Our Spanish Classes are offered, every week from Monday to Friday, between 9.30 and 13.20. A cultural activity is arranged each afternoon / evening. Please see below for a typical itinerary.
|Monday||Spanish Class||Welcome Tapas and Drinks Evening + Spanish Gastronomy|
|Tuesday||Spanish Class||Guided Walking Tour of Central Madrid + Dance class|
|Wednesday||Spanish Class||Flamenco show|
|Thursday||Spanish Class||Spanish film|
|Friday||Spanish Class||Visit to the Prado Museum|
|Monday||Spanish Class||Welcome Tapas and Drinks Evening + Workshop on Spanish songs
|Tuesday||Spanish Class||Excursion to Alcalá de Henares
|Wednesday||Spanish Class||Visit to the Royal Palace|
|Thursday||Spanish Class||Dance theory class + Workshop on Don Quijote
|Friday||Spanish Class||Visit to the Thyssen-Bornemizsa|
Please note the actvities listed above are indicative and may be subject to timetable changes and/or replacement by other similar actvities.
At AIL Madrid you will lose no classes due to public holidays. We are the only Spanish School in Madrid which makes up all classes and activities, independent of the course type, the length of booking, the number of public holidays in the week and time of the year.
The Club 50+ Spanish and Cultural Activities program costs €230 per person for one week, €410 for the two week program, including the enrolment fee.This price includes:
If you want us to organize accommodation for you, we'll gladly do it.
Many mature students choose to fully immerse themselves in the Spanish culture and cuisine by electing to stay with one of our Spanish host families. Our Spanish hosts live in well furnished comfortable homes in central Madrid and offer half board (breakfast and dinner) accommodation. Besides, it is definitely a great way to put your Spanish language skills into practice and get to know the real Spanish habits. Besides living in a host family, we also offer the opportunity to stay in one of our best recommended hotels.
Accommodation is not included in the price of the course.
Please note, the Club 50+ courses start on a Monday. In order to take full advantage of the Monday classes and activities, it is preferable to arrive in Madrid the day before.
|Month||One week course||Two week course|
|July 2013||1st and 8th||1st|
|October 2013||7th and 14th||7th|
The Spanish classes in the Club 50+ course are completely focused on the needs and interests of our students, with emphasis firmly placed on communication skills. During the classes, students are taught practical conversational skills. Skills that can be used in everyday situations. This way, you will definitely learn how to express yourself in Spanish! The topics covered by our qualified teachers get everyone talking, and make the lessons much more enjoyable, productive and interesting. The Spanish classes take place during the mornings, between 09.30 am and 13.20 pm, from Monday to Friday. There are 6 different levels (A1 - C2) that correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference(CEFR). Whenever you are a beginner or already have some basic Spanish knowledge, we will offer you the right course. Club 50+ students are placed in Spanish classes based on their level of Spanish and therefore should expect to be in groups with students of all ages, not just other students on the Club 50+ program.
At AIL Madrid, we know that our Club 50+ students are looking for more than just learning Spanish, therefore we organise many cultural and social activities which are included in the price. These activities usually take place inside and outside the school. During these hours you will get to know other people from different countries with whom you are able to practice your Spanish! Each day there is a different activity, which can include museum visits, a guided tour through the city centre of Madrid or dance classes.
AIL Madrid can help you to organize more cultural activities during your stay in Madrid. These additional activities are not included in the price.
For example, AIL Madrid helps you organize weekend trips in Madrid and nearby cities. At the beginning of your course you will receive an activity package that will be a hands-on help to organize your trips in and around Madrid easily. It includes lots of information about the city of Madrid itself and the surrounding historical places and a range of optional cultural activities and excursions.
Would you like to completely immerse yourself in the Spanish language? Take your chance and focus yourself on whichever part you would like to improve your Spanish during the individual classes. Just come into the office and we will arrange individual Spanish classes - at the most convenient time for you.
There is one Spanish Dance class per week included in the price. But whenever you would like to gain some more dance skills during your stay in Madrid, we would be more than happy to arrange extra Dance classes for you. You are free to choose from our wide range of Spanish and Latin Dances that includes Cha-Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Flamenco, Tango and Sevillanas. At AIL Madrid we do more than our best to suit everyone's wishes.
Madrid is surrounded by different interesting cities. Would you like to see some other parts of Spain? Please consult AIL Madrid's team and we would be more than happy to help you arrange your travel to a different city. Previous students have visited the following cities with pleasure:
Toledo, with a history dating back over more than 2000 years, is a true melting pot of Jewish, Islamic and Christian cultures. Toledo is the previous Spanish capital city that demonstrates the rich history of Spain. This medieval city is absolutely a must-see for art lovers.
|San Lorenzo de El Escorial and El Valle de los Caídos
The main attraction of El Escorial is the huge monastery built by order of King Phillip II. Many past monarchs are buried here. El Valle de Los Caídos is the burial site of the Spanish Dictator, Franco. The site, an unusual structure, was carved into the mountain side by political prisoners during the fascist regime of the last century.
Located to the West of Madrid, the city's main feature is its extensiv 1.5 mile wall, which surrounds the stunning Cathedral within. Outside the walls is the Basilica de San Vicente, almost as large as the cathedral itself, which is the supposed burial site of Saint Vincent and his sisters.
Segovia, located to the North West of Madrid, is definitely worth a visit. The Aqueduct of Segovia is the most recognized, impressive and famous symbol of this capital city of 'Castilla y Leon'. It was built at the end of the 1st century by the Romans and it is still an attractive monument by several visitors.
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