The big advantage of summer schools in Spain is the opportunity to combine study with a vacation on the Mediterranean coast. The Verbalists Language Network takes you to one of the most Mediterranean cities and one of the best summer schools in Spain.
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While Barcelona and Madrid have the fame, Valencia, bathed by the Mediterranean sea, is happy to stay out of the spotlight.
Different, open, and with a rich cultural offer, Valencia offers all the advantages of a big city without losing its hospitable and friendly character, typical of a small town. This is a superb place for understanding the Spanish way.
Valencia has 8 miles of coastline and nearly 280 days of sunshine per year. Its beaches are clean, wide, not overcrowded, and have nearby cafes and restaurants.
With one foot in the past and the other one in the future, it is hard to find a European city more architecturally intriguing than Valencia. Among the multitude of styles, Valencia particularly excels at the cutting-edge contemporary architecture. She owes it to her own born and bred architect, Santiago Calatrava, renowned for his hyper-modern-surreal designs. In the course of nearly two decades, from 1991 to 2009, Calatrava produced an ensemble of futuristic buildings and bridges, including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum, that make up the famous City of Arts and Sciences complex.
Attention, foodies and gourmet lovers! Valencia is also a land of gastronomy, with the specialties that are famous throughout Europe. The famous paella originates from Valencia.
Fine sandy beaches, grandiose architecture, tasty gastronomy – this city definitely has everything you could dream of for a perfect language travel holiday in the sun!
Valencia is ideal for experiencing the Spanish way and quickly improving your language skills.
Españolé IH Valencia is one of the best Spanish language schools in Spain and our favorite in Valencia. This is a friendly school that offers Spanish courses of the highest quality.
It is housed in an impressive Gothic palace from the end of the 13th century, in the city center, surrounded by shops, historical sites and the energetic Spanish city life. When you enter the school’s building you will be amazed how well the charm of its historical past is combined with the modern, fully equipped facilities.
The school is situated on one of the main streets of Valencia Old Town, in the district of El Carmen. El Carmen has become Valencia’s most famous and fascinating neighborhood, with its tangled web of narrow streets, alleys and plazas packed with terraces.
The ancient remains of the Arab wall run through the school and coexist with 28 modern classrooms, which are all equipped with interactive whiteboards. The classrooms are spacious and bright so that each student has a comfortable work space. In the school there is free WiFi as well as computers for free use.
All school’s teachers are native Spanish speakers and university graduates. They have many years of experience and specialize in teaching foreign students.
Españolé is a member of the International House World Organization (IHWO) which has over 50 years’ experience in improving quality in Spanish language teaching. The school is also is accredited by the Cervantes Institute.
Our Verbalists Language Network students can enroll in a wide range of Spanish courses, including General Spanish, Spanish for Business, DELE preparation, and many specialized programs. They will be able to make long-lasting friendships, since the school has an excellent nationality mix, with students from over 50 different countries every year.
Discover the school!
Españolé IH Valencia also runs one of the best summer schools in Spain, designed for young learners aged 13 through 19, with all levels of Spanish.
Summer School Program
The program combines Spanish language lessons with attractive activities and excursions in a warm and relaxed atmosphere, where young students can not only learn Spanish, but also make the most of their summer experience in the beautiful city of Valencia.
The school’s management, teachers and staff have always put great effort into opening the minds of our teenagers through total cultural immersion, which is one of the main reasons why Españolé IH Valencia has been our valuable and exclusive long-term partner. Young Verbalists walk away with new skills, new appreciation for world cultures, new friends from across the world and new insights into what they can achieve.
The Summer School Program takes place in an exclusive wing of the school to ensure that young learners are always together – during the breaks and after classes. Students are divided into two different programs depending on their age:
Summer Camp (13-16)
Summer camp is perfect for our younger learners (13-16 years old), since this is a carefully supervised program. Nevertheless, this program still gives the students some free time after lessons and activities to spend with their new international friends.
Summer Getaway (16-19)
This is a free-style program aimed at students aged 16 through 19 who want to have free time to go out on their own and discover the city with other students of their age.
The courses are divided into 6 different levels: from beginner to advanced, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In general, the number of students per class is between 6 and 10 and each lesson lasts for 50 minutes. Due to the smaller groups, the teacher is able to deal with the specific needs of each student on a more personal basis.
The first day in school all students take a placement test (except absolute beginners). After the test, they will attend a welcome meeting during which they will receive useful information and get to know other new students and the staff of the school. Once the tests have been reviewed, every student is placed in a group according to his/her language ability and the classes can begin. During the course students’ progress is monitored closely by the teacher.
There are four Spanish lessons every day. Normally classes are in the morning (09:30–13:20) and activities in the afternoon (16:30–19:30), although it is possible to have a zig zag schedule (some days lessons are in the morning with activities taking place in the afternoon, while some days activities take place in the morning and lessons in the afternoon).
During the course students become immersed in Spanish language and culture and learn how Spanish is used in real life, so that they can immediately practice their language skills outside the classroom. Young learners from both programs might share some lessons.
Every day there are activities which include cultural visits, sports competitions, barbecues, dancing lessons, afternoons at the beach or shopping.
On Saturdays the school runs full-day excursions, while on Sundays students are free to spend the day with their host family or to meet friends and join school activities in the evening.
Supervision and safety
Students are expected to attend lessons and activities as scheduled, and have to respect the program curfew that is established depending on age.
Experienced teachers and coordinators take care of our students and accompany them during all the cultural activities, visits and excursions. As an added measure of care and safety, during their stay in Valencia, students are accompanied by Verbalists Language Network’s group leader. Our group leaders represent a team of experienced professionals who themselves participated in language study and professional training programs. Furthermore, they were trained by partner colleges to assess, analyze and counsel a student.
Students have the choice to be totally integrated into the Valencian life by staying with a host family, or share their experience with other international young students by living in a student residence.
Host families are carefully chosen by the school to provide the utmost comfort and care for our students.
The average journey to school is 25 minutes (public transport: bus or metro might be needed), however, for the early bookings the Verbalists Language Network will likely be able to secure the accommodation with the families living closer to school.
Young learners staying with host families are accommodated in double rooms on a full board basis, and they are placed together with another teen who speaks a different mother tongue (at a special request, for example in case of siblings, we can ask our partner for a different accommodation arrangement). Lunch can be packed or hot, that is students can choose whether they would like to go home for lunch or take it packed to school.
Weekly laundry and cleaning are included.
On Monday morning, host families accompany the teens to school and show them the way back home, either walking or by public transport.
Summer Camp (13-16)
Our younger students live in Resiolé Mercado residence, located in the old town, just 6 minutes walking to school. They are accommodated in double, triple, or quadruple rooms with shared bathrooms. Meals are taken in the residence canteen (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Summer Getaway (16-19)
The students of the Getaway program live in a modern residence, located just 12 minutes walking from the school, in double rooms, with private bathroom. Meals are taken in the residence canteen (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
On Monday morning, the first day of school, students accommodated in residences will be accompanied to school by the school staff.
Dates and Prices
The program starts on June 19 and ends on August 19.
Arrivals are normally on Sundays and departures on Saturdays (extra nights might be possible at additional cost).
|Summer School in Valencia||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks|
|Host Family (full board)||€1,460||€2,215||€2,920|
|Residence Resiolé (full board)||€1,650||€2,400||€3,200|
|Residence The City (full board)||€1,790||€2,575||€3,360|
Note: PRODIREKT Application Fee of 50 € is not included in the above prices
Airport Transfers: On arrival the students are picked up at the airport and taken to the host family or residence. On departure young learners are picked up at their accommodation and driven to the departure terminal of the airport. Parents who have booked the UM (unaccompanied minor) service with the airline will also have to book that service with the school (at extra cost).
Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation that your child attends the course you are inquiring about. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise program details and check program/accommodation availability. A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole course fee is settled. Please fill out and sign:
- Application Form (download here) and
- Terms and Conditions (download here), and send back to email@example.com
When you enroll for foreign language study abroad with us you are not only getting the expert advice, guidance and dependability of an accredited organization and a world-leading language network, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:
- scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT/Verbalists students and our International Ambassadors;
- special discounts – you often pay less than what a school charges for the same program;
- enrollment advantages – faster processing, lower or no deposits, no charge when you change your booking;
- priority in reserving your residential or homestay accommodation;
- less strict cancellation policy;
- free visa application assistance;
- travel and airport transfer arrangements;
- in case of some young learner programs and summer schools, guidance and care of our staff and group leaders during the duration of a program.
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