Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To Benalmadena
The rich cultural traditions and warm climate of Andalucia make it a delightful destination for language groups.
Granada’s Moorish Alhambra fortress
Seville, home of bullfighting and flamenco
Thrills and shows at Tivoli World amusement park
A lesson in making paella
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The best place to learn Spanish is in Spain and we can arrange language lessons at a local language school with a native speaker. This gives students a chance to work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation and to discuss cultural and social aspects of Spain with the teacher. Afterwards, students can use what they have learned in a real context.
Pupils can enjoy the colourful spectacle of this traditional Andalucian art form on stage. The passion, strength and confidence of Flamenco performers make for an unforgettable show. See how they artfully convey their full range of emotions – from humour, happiness and love to envy, anger and bitterness – within a strict framework of rhythmic patterns.
A lesson in how to make Spain’s famous rice-based dish provides a great new skill, plus some historical background. Paella originated in the fields of Valencia in eastern Spain. Today it is made in every region of Spain, using just about any ingredient that goes well with rice.
A full day is needed to explore the city of Granada with its stunning Moorish architecture. The highlight is the famous Alhambra fortress, built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain. With fortified gateways, splendid palaces and beautiful gardens, it will not fail to impress your students.
Visit some of the main sites of Andalucia’s largest city, with its winding medieval streets and hidden plazas. See the impressive gothic cathedral and the Reales Alcázare, a royal palace that was originally a Moorish fort. The city is rich in art and architecture and is the home of bullfighting and flamenco.
Pupils discover the attractions of the port city of Malaga, with its winding old streets, impressive monuments, beautiful gardens and countless shops and cafés. Highlights include the ancient fortress of Gibralfaro – which overlooks the modern city – and a visit to The Museo Picasso Malaga, housing about 155 works by Malaga’s most famous painter.
There’s much to learn at this institution in Jerez de la Frontera. It is devoted to conserving the ancestral abilities of the Andalusian horse, maintaining the traditions of Spanish baroque horsemanship, and preparing horses and riders for dressage competitions. Pupils can also find out about blacksmithing, saddlery and the care and breeding of horses.
This amusement park, surrounded by beautiful fountains and gardens boasts more than 40 thrilling rides. Pupils can drop 60 metres on the Free Fall Tower or walk through the Passage of Terror. There is also entertainment from dance to magic on themed stages such as the Show Boat.
An evening of tapas tasting makes for an enjoyable way to learn about Andalucian food and culture. The menu includes cold tapas, such as air-dried ham, cheeses and olives, and hot options such as chopitos – battered, fried baby squid – succulent bull’s tail, and flamenquines – deep fried ham rolls.
- Get out of the classroom and engage Spanish speakers in any number of spontaneous, unscripted conversations.
- Develop confidence and fluency in speaking Spanish through practice in everyday situations.
- Learn about the Spanish culture and get to know the people who speak the language.
- Develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for the country and its language
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Develop speaking and listening skills by talking to native speakers in real-life situations
- Gain confidence and practical learning
- Find out about everyday life in a Spanish family
- Experience Spanish culture by meeting Spanish people