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Our pedagogical approach is taken from the most recent trend in research into foreign language acquisition: CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and is based on the natural use and acquisition of language in real life situations where students
Location:
Cuenca, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Immersion in Spanish merging totally with the mountain environment in a spectacular Biosphere Reserve in Spain. The experience consists of discovering the Natural Park of the mountainous Serranía region of Cuenca, respecting nature through immersion in the Spanish language and doing ecologically worthwhile attractive and exciting activities. Staying in a beautiful wooden house with all the facilities in the heart of the Natural Reserve of the Serranía of Cuenca, brings visitors close to Nature in the Spanish mountains in its purest form. Young students can get to know the plants and animals of the area and do exciting adventure sports while, of course, acquire Spanish in a natural and effortless way.

Our pedagogical approach is taken from the most recent trend in research into foreign language acquisition: CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and is based on the natural use and acquisition of language in real life situations where students can learn new things with the new language input as a vehicle for learning. Students acquire fluency in Spanish by using the language to communicate with a real purpose. Our programmes are based on experiences, which we call “Experiencias TSE” and which are the key to language acquisition; attractive contents that will enrich the foreign student while Spanish is used for what it really is, as a tool for communication. These contents have been developed for their intrinsic values, representing as they do, the essence of our city: - Art & Culture - Nature & Biodiversity - Audio-visual & Mass Media - Business - Sport & Multi-adventure Activities 32 hours per week of experience, coexistence with native speakers, training, and learning spanish!

True Spanish Experience is the perfect way to offer students learning the foreign language the advantage of also learning content with total cultural immersion. As well as offering an unforgettable personal experience it can become an important part of your school or university’s academic content, or your business’s programme. Learning related to art, culture or the environment and doing exciting adventure sports, workshops and activities while practising Spanish is the best way for students to experience real language and culture. University training plays an essential role in our project. In conjunction with the National University of Distance Learning (UNED) our University programme provides a range of options adapted to the individual interests and needs of students of Spanish as a foreign language. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO: Improve and perfect communicative competence in a total immersion context together with local students. Merge with nature and learn to recognise and value diversity and conservation of the environment. Enjoy the warmth of Spaniards in the wonderful Natural Reserve of the Cuenca mountain region, the Serranía. Know the Spanish life-styles and customs while acquiring knowledge in biology, art and culture. Discover the land of Castilian, its cultural and artistic richness and its spectacular landscapes. Acquire or increase personal maturity through enriching experiences. Who it is aimed at: Students between the ages of 12 and 17 with any level of Spanish language.
Setting Description:
In our International Nature Camp students will combine learning Spanish from attractive teaching resources with nature in the environment and multi-adventure activities in the most enjoyable and fun way possible. The days are divided up into the following parts: In the mornings fun with Spanish: Students willhave fun with games to acquire vocabulary and interesting readingmaterials on current topics to encourage their interest and motivation. The mornings will also give you the chance to plunge into the clear waters of the River Escavas and discover the secrets of the mountains. In the afternoons more fun with Spanish: Putting into practice your communicative competence in Spanish with interactive activities adapted to students’ ages and personal needs. Exciting introduction to a huge range of multi-adventure activities and environmental workshops. In the evenings after supper the fun continues with night activities in the hostel which add the final touch to end
Cost:
1 weeks > 590 € FEE INCL. 2 weeks > 990 € FEE INCL.

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