Learn Spanish walking on Menorca for 2020
“Walk, talk and open a cork" - Learn basic Spanish whilst walking on beautiful Menorca"
The concept is simple, enjoy a wonderful day's walking along the beautiful Menorcan coastline and through its charming countryside whilst being coached by a natural speaker who is part of the group. The hotel and restaurant staff that we work with will also have been asked to engage with you in Spanish, thus giving you time to practice your newly found skills. This is not, however, a hardcore language course. It's a holiday and of equal importance are stunning walks, inspirational scenery, plus great food and drink.
How does the whole thing work?
We begin each day with a short coaching session in preparation for the day ahead. We then enjoy a morning's walking, whilst using in context the subject that we’ve been briefed on earlier. The day’s theme could be anything from day to day greetings to ordering in restaurants or shopping. The walks are shorter than our standard offering, around 3 miles, thus allowing time to stop and practice what we have learned thus far. As well as your course tutor who is fluent in 4 languages, both of your backup guides are Brits who've been through the traumas of learning a second language and will always be on hand to help generally. We also encourage our guests to go out in the evening in order to mix with the locals, who’ll be happy to oblige when seeing that someone is making a genuine effort to learn their language.
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 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.
The holiday base is the delightful Hotel Loar in the typicaly 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.
Date for 2020
7 nights bed and breakfast
First night welcome supper
5 short coaching sessions
5 short guided walks, 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
You may be interested to know that, during the same week, the language holiday will run alongside a painting week. So, if you have a partner that likes to paint, you could both enjoy your individual activities during the morning, coming together to share a group meal at lunchtime.
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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