*** 2020 Courses have been cancelled due to COVID 19***
We will return to offer this course in 2021. Dates will be scheduled as soon as possible.
1 week = 1450€
2 weeks = 2790€
3 weeks = 4110€
We are excited to be presenting this new collaboration with IBWise Revision Camps to offer a programme of Spanish language immersion and active social, community and environmental work. Our emphasis will be on the Essential Learning Outcomes of the IB CAS program with reflections based on Theory of Knowledge pedagogy. An enriching and rewarding experience to remember in a small Andalucian town.
Students will experience full Spanish immersion, staying with host families who they will share meals and family time with. They will be taken on a journey of Spanish history, culture and traditions with coordinated activities and workshops. A specialist educator and CAS facilitator with more than 20 years experience in International Schools will be the point of contact mentor for the students and will guide the students in their learning reflections.
Vejer is a small friendly and safe town with many local traditions which have been maintained. Students will participate in culinary workshops with the Galindo family who run the language school, Mari and her mother Oliva guide the students in the preparation of a traditional dish which is then shared in the school patio.
Students will learn about the geographical context of this special area through experiential integration; they will learn about how the close proximity to Africa makes it an important area of migration, of whales, birds and humans. We will visit a bird observatory in the Straights of Gibraltar where scientists count the migration between June and October, a spectacular natural phenomena that occurs in the skies above the area each year. They will also take a whale watching excursion where they will learn about the whales, dolphins, orcas that migrate through the Straights of Gibraltar to the Mediterranean sea.
We work with local partners to offer students the experience of voluntary work in organizations and associations that are of benefit to the local environment and community. Students will be able to make an impact whilst integrating with different areas of our wider local community. There will be options for working with animals, children, in sustainability projects, community projects and in the area of environmental education.
We also include in our afternoon activities a range of traditional craft workshops. Vejer is fortunate to maintain some of its traditional craft makers and to have a respect for its past traditions. Juani Marchan is a cousin of the Galindo family who run the language school and she is also the only female basket maker of Vejer who is carrying this tradition. Juani will show the students techniques for basket making and explain the local materials that used to make some of the traditional products still very much in use in the town.
Sports and Activities
There will be sporting activities arranged for students during some of the afternoons. Surf classes in El Palmar making use of the wonderful beaches of Vejer on the nearby Costa de la Luz. (now nicknamed Cadizfornia!) No experience is necessary for surf classes, we have been working with trusted surf school for over 10 years who are experienced in working with beginners and helping all abilities enjoy surfing. For those who choose not to participate there are games on the beach. There is also a kayak trip to the Castle of Sancti Petri, the old site of a temple to Hercules, it is an interesting kayak trip in the wetlands of Chiclana.
The language classes are fun and dynamic, we encourage active learning. Spanish language theory is put into practical use, we encourage students to participate in real life situations. Classes are taken in and out of the classroom with experienced teachers.
Price includes: tuition, mentoring, materials, support for voluntary work, accommodation in twin room, full board with Spanish family within walking distance from school, comprehensive activity programme, (cultural visits, sports – surf classes, kayak trip, excursions, including bird watching and a whale watching boat trip in the Straits of Gibraltar).
Airport transfer is included for arrival on the 5th and 12th of July before 5pm from Malaga airport. We can accommodate arrivals on different days or from different airports at extra cost.
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