SPANISH IMMERSION FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
What’s the biggest challenge you face when it comes to taking your Spanish to the next level?
To speaking comfortably and fluidly and using a wider vocabulary?
To getting that job offer that requires you to be bilingual or preparing you?
To move to Spain for your university studies?
For most people finding native (or advanced) Spanish speaking partners to practice with is the most difficult part of learning Spanish beyond the basics. Even when you travel to Spain to try to become immmersed in the language it’s difficult to find partners who have unlimited time to coach you one on one and converse with you about a wide range of topics. Well, impossible really!
You end up using only the Spanish you feel comfortable with. And still speaking English more than half of the time.
Tried intensive classes? They are great! Except at the end of each class you go home and back to speaking english and you don’t retain the majority of what you just learned.
It’s hard to move past this point. Past the point of wanting to be much better at Spanish but not really morphing as quickly as you’d like into that impressive anglo who can speak spanish without halted speech and who always (ok mostly) uses the correct verb forms & articles.
FULL IMMERSION IS KEY!
Whatever your situation or your reasons for wanting to advance your Spanish significantly and quickly, participating in an immersion program like Puebloñ where you are literally immersed in Spanish language and culture every hour of every day (with Native Speakers!) for 8 days will help you reach your goals. Faster than you can imagine, and while having a ton of fun.
Oh and the hotels are super nice and the food is amazing!
Yeah, speaking Spanish every minute of every day is hard work for your brain-you may feel it’s impossible at first. But, believe us (because we’ve seen it over and over for years) by the middle of the program you’ll be really excited and having fun and by the end of the program you won’t want to leave. You’ll amaze yourself with how much MORE you can say and how much better you can say it!
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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM
- 8 days of full Spanish immersion
- 100+ hours of contact with the language
- 1:1 ratio with native speakers your same age
- Learn in a fun, non-classroom environment
- Only Spanish allowed!
- Full room and board
- Return transport from Madrid
- Welcome package including: airport
pickup/drop off and group hotel in Madrid
- 7 nights in a beautiful hotel
- Local excursions
- Insurance coverage
- Experienced staff members leading the program an activities
The full program price for the program, including full room and board in a shared room, transport to and from Madrid to the venue, the excursions, material and insurance is 1,380€.
Your other expenses include your travel to Spain and a welcome and departure pack if you wish to be chaperoned upon your arrival in Madrid. You would have to arrive in Madrid, Spain one day before the start of the program and schedule to leave one day after it’s finished. The Welcome and Departure pack is about 200€ and it includes: airport pickup/drop-off, your hotel in Madrid the night before/after the program, meals and staff-led activities during your stay in Madrid. Your only expense during the program would be drinks outside of meals and souvenirs!
Do you want to extend your stay in Spain? You have Spanish classes in Madrid or Volunteerins options for just a little more!
Ask about group discounts and payment options!
¡Piensa en Español, vive la experiencia!
Pueblo Español activities are oriented and organized for a complete immersion in the Spanish language, equivalent to up to two months of living among Spaniards! The intensity and the uniqueness of the experience make it hard to compare to traditional classes. With the help of our expert staff we provide over 100 hours of contact with native Spanish speakers who are carefully selected for each program and who are eager to meeting you and helping you reach your linguistic goal and welcoming you to Spain and its culture. Mastering Spanish will not only open your horizons, but also add value to your career prospects. Step out of your comfort zone and jump in the deep end!
One-to-ones and group activitesRole plays Presentations Cultural visits and lots more entertainment
Connect and dive in! Get to know Spain through its best ambassadors… other University students like you from all over Spain!
For your arrival in Madrid: airport pick-up/drop-off, full room and board for the night/s in a shared room in the group hotel and chaperoning during your stay.
WHEN & WHERE
IN A BEAUTIFUL SPANISH VILLAGE
With a minimum of 15 students per group, dates can be adapted to a group’s specific needs and requirements, prefereably in the month of July.
A litte more info on the logistics: You would have to fly into Madrid, Spain (on the day before the start of the program). On the following day we will take you to the venue where you will forget about everything and leave your mother tongue behind to immerse yourself in a true Spanish experience. We will bring you back to Madrid on the last day of the program and you fly back home on the following day.
The Pueblo Español program takes place in locations of great cultural interest. The proximity to the chosen town will allow even more contact with locals… a chance to use your skills be it buying something from a shop, finding your way around, or even listening to the local town gossip!
EXTENDING YOUR STAY IN SPAIN
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES & SPANISH CLASSES
PUEBLO INGLES VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Do you want to extend your stay in Spain up to 3 weeks? You could combine learning Spanish with volunteering in our Pueblo Ingles program!
If you are an English-speaking native who is looking for volunteer holidays or volunteering work, we would host you in our Pueblo Ingles programs for free food and accomodation! Ask us about the possibility of “teaching English” to Spaniards in beautiful locations all over Spain.
This would be your travel itinerary:
Pueblo Ingles Volunteer program – June 30 to July 14 (arrival date = June 29, night in Madrid = July 14) +
Pueblo Español immersion course – July 15 to July 22 (travel to program = July 15; return to Madrid = July 22; weekend in Madrid)
INTENSIVE SPANISH CLASSES IN MADRID
Do you want to enjoy Madrid and its surroundings while you study Spanish in a more formal context? Add another week to your trip and attend Spanish classes in Madrid and tour Spain on the weekends!
The course includes:– 16 hours: 4 hours of lessons per day from Monday to Thursday (prior to Pueblo Español)
– Native Spanish speaking teachers
– Practical and dynamic group classes
– Grammar review, Vocabulary, Listening and Speaking
– Groups of maximum 8 students
These intensive classes are be held in our Madrid office, which is located very close to the Madrid city centre. If you sign up to Pueblo Español, you can add this to your package for only an additional 155€!
You would have to organize the accommodation of your choice (shared apartments, airbnb, hotel… and attend Spanish classes in the morning and in the evening you enjoy what the city has to offer, with planned activities for the group.
You can book from 1 to 3 weeks, that’s 16 hours up to 48 hours of classroom Spanish (16 hours x 3 weeks) to get you up to speed before the immersion prior to Pueblo Español, where you will ready to practice all that you have learned in class with Spanish flowing from head to toe!
Results to expect
Measuring the value of the Pueblo Español program needs to be seen from the perspective of the amount of contact you will have with native-speakers in a variety of social situations. We give you the chance to experience the “live” language with a variety of carefully selected native-speakers who will be sure to both challenge and encourage. A week at Pueblo Español has been compared to the equivalent of 1-2 typical months in a country. Plus, mastering Spanish will not only open your horizons, but also add value to your career prospects. Step out of your comfort zone and jump in the deep end!
Apart from the language and cultural benefits students obtain thanks to the 8-day immersion among Spaniards, the schedule and activities are all aimed at working the ability of interacting and communicating in a multicultural environment, both individually and in a group which will build your professional skills, character strengths and interpersonal skills.
BRAVERY & CURIOSITY – for travelling to a new country and learning earn about a their customs;
PERSERVERANCE – while other friends might be back home having fun at the beach, you have decided to work on your Spanish and working hard to achieve your goals;
SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE – you’ll have to adapt to fit into the group and adapt to new social situations…
COMMUNICATION – you’ll take part in all types of activities: one to ones, telephone sessions, conference call, social time, group activities etc…; PUBLIC SPEAKING – Presentations present a challenge in any language, let alone a second language!;
TIME MANAGEMENT – punctuality is key for the schedule and group dynamics to flow.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS – you’ll work on your verbal, non verbal and listening skills (how we interpret a language!);
EMOTIONAL SKILLS – you’ll have to overcome the fear of speaking a new language;
TEAM WORK – in many of the group activities, you are going to have to be a dedicated and loyal team member, and work hard for the success of the team!
“Shaydah had a wonderful, life-changing experience at Pueblo Español; she has been telling us all about the program, what she did and, especially, whom she met. She now has a whole new group of friends, both native English and Spanish speakers. She also feels strongly that her Spanish has improved greatly from the experience… she is already asking about returning to both programs next summer. Thanks again for everything and have a wonderful rest of the summer!”
Lauren mother of Shaydah. Ubeda 8-15 July – Student Program & Pueblo Ingles English immersion volunteer