Learn Spanish walking holiday
Learn basic Spanish whilst walking on beautiful Menorca or Mallorca"
Our learn Spanish walking holidays are a wonderful combination of easy walking, whilst learning conversational Spanish. The accommodation and food on offer, as with all of our holidays, is of the highest level. Whilst we do enjoy a morning briefing session, this holiday is not indoor based and our classrooms are a combination of wonderful beaches, beautiful forest clearings and timeless Balearic villages. The objective of this holiday is not to gain a diploma of any type, but to grasp a decent level of spoken Spanish in order to be the envy of your firiends at your local tapas bar or to be able to show off a little bit whilst on holiday in Spanish speaking countries. All of our holiday partners (hotels, restaurants , local shops, etc. are pre briefed to engage our guests in basic conversational Spanish. It goes without saying that, as with all of our other holidays, the accommodation, food and wine are all way above what you'd normally expect from an activity holiday.
How does the whole thing work?
Whilst possibly subject to the odd tweak, here's a typical daily running order:
08.00 - Breakfast
09.00 - Morning briefing at hotel (each day will have a different theme. For example; ordering in restaurants, shopping, basic phrases or basic verb formulation)
10.00 - Following a short transfer time, we start a 3-4 mile walk, during which we practice what we've been taught during the briefing. This light conversation would be between guests, although with help from the course tutor and bilingual back up guides where necessary.
12.00 - We arrive at the end of the walk, which will be an inspirational beauty spot, such as a stunning beach, forest glade or charming village square. Here we'll enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits, whilst summarising the mornings themes. After this, we play an interactive game or 2 in order to practice our newly acquired language skills.
13.30/14.00 - Lunch is taken at a typical Spanish restaurant, where the waiters have been briefed to engage our guests in conversation around the theme of the day.
16.00 - The rest of the day is free for you to relax in the wonderful holiday surroundings.
Our 2019 holiday was excellently received and, with this in mind, we'll be organising a level 2 holiday in order for people to return and pick up where they left off last year, along with those who already have a reasonable level of Spanish. We'll also be running a complete beginners week later in the year. The relevant dates are shown below.
About your Spanish tutor
We're pleased to have Katie Devine as our tutor for the Learn Spanish week. Katie grew up on the island of Menorca and is fluent in both English and Spanish. After graduating from the Sorbonne with a degree in Applied Foreign Languages and a Masters in International Studies, she completed her teaching diploma. Since then, she has lived in multiple countries teaching students of all ages and capabilities, from university students to business men and women.
Having lived abroad, she understands how frustrating it can be to learn a foreign language. This experience has taught her how important it is to show her students never ending patience and to give them plenty of encouragement. She knows that languages can't be learnt from a book and that the best way to learn is through practice and experiencing everyday life in said language. She sees how her students thrive when they are enjoying themselves and will apply this method during our Learn Spanish week.
Accommodation 1 - Level 2 Spanish on Mallorca
The base for our level 2 holiday during week of 17th April
is The "adults only" 3 star superior Hotel Romantic
. The hotel is on the Port of Pollensa on Mallorca, which is generally considered to be one of the most up market resorts in the Balearic Islands. It's perfectly located, being in front of the beach, and is only a short stroll to the bars and restaurants in the area. The Port of Pollensa itself was originally a working fishing village and still plays home to a significant residential community. This gives it a really nice Spanish feel, which is ideal to practice your Spanish in bars restaurants, etc.
Accommodation 2 - Beginners Spanish on Menorca
The holiday base for our beginners week taking place during week of 5th June is the delightful Hotel Loar in the typically Menorcan village of Ferreries. This little gem is situated in the centre of Menorca and has easy and comfortable access to all of our walks. It also boasts a fabulous roof terrace, with pool and jacuzzi for you to relax in at the end of our day’s activities. Ferreries is not a typical holiday resort, but an authentic village, where people go about their daily lives and this is very much a part of the holiday experience. The hotel is on the main square, with its shops, bars and restaurants, all of which are frequented by friendly locals. The bars that punctuate the village square are a perfect place to watch the world go by and to practice your newly acquired language skills.
Dates for 2020
Friday, 17th April 2020 - Level 2 Spanish on Mallorca
Friday, 5th June 2020 - Beginners Spanish on Menorca
7 nights bed and breakfast
First night welcome supper
5 short coaching sessions
5 guided walks (3/4 miles), with our language coach and backup guide in attendance
5 wonderful lunches, including all wine and a drink on arrival
All transfers, including to and from the airport
Use of walking sticks
Tea, coffee and drinking water during walks
General Holiday Info
Please see General Holiday Info for more information about flights to the Balearics, weather, what to bring, etc.
We would love to hear from you with any queries or questions you may have or if you wish to enquire after availability or make a booking. Contact us now
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