HOMESTAY JUNIOR PROGRAMME PROG ME DATES: 29/06, 06/07, 13/07, 20/07, 03/08 MAX 3 WEEKS
SPANISH + GENERAL ACTIVITIES AC
Dear Parents, I hope that this information will give you a wider idea of what Málaga ¡Sí! Spanish school can offer your son or daughter. The objectives of the programme are: - Learn and improve Spanish in a friendly, multicultural atmosphere. - Have fun and spend an exciting, relaxing and enjoyable time in Spain. - Make new international friends for a lifetime - Get to know not only the Spanish culture and customs, but also the cultures of other participants and Learn the basis of what makes a team player through participation in classes, workshops, games and sports. - Enhance the student’s ability to handle daily tasks without the support and parental protection. Your son or daughter will be accommodated in one of the Spanish families which we have been working for years now, few minutes walking from the school. The accommodation plays a very important role in what may be your child’s first experience alone in a foreign country, and we take special care in making sure the will be as comfortable as possible. Your son or daughter will be participating in general activities that will help the student to integrate and to know more about the Spanish culture. any concerns or worries during the programme. The office remains open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. to 14:00 p.m.
You can be sure that we will do all our best to give your son or daughter a friendly welcome and an enjoyable stay in Málaga! Yours faithfully,
Málaga ¡Sí! Karolina Szostak Internationa Relations Director
LOCATION COUNTRY OVERVIEW To travel to Spain is to experience sun, superb food, and hospitality. It is also important to discover the country's rich heritage of monuments and sights, the imprint of different civilizations that once made it their home. To travel to Spain is to journey journey through its singular and breathtaking countryside, to delight in the stunning, starkly contrasting scenery, to study the customs of its people and towns, and to share in the local fiestas and traditions. To choose Spain is to opt for diversity, to be the the central character in what is sure to be a truly unforgettable trip. This is what makes Spain such a prized destination worldwide, and why the vast majority of those who visit it once, return...in order to share in the enjoyment of a climate, countryside and culture which embody a rather special way of life.
ANDALUSIA Not without a reason Andalusia is called a jewel in the Spanish crown. This southern region of Spain has a lot to offer to any kind of visitor: a colorful culture with exceptional historical sites marked by the medieval Moorish influence, a breathtaking geography for the most jaded naturalists and thrill-seeking seeking adventurers, renowned friendly and hospitable people, and last but not least, a remarkably remarkably benign climate with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year spreading its rays on the sandy-white sandy white beaches. It is a home for such a spectacular cities like Granada, Cรกdiz, Cรณrdoba, rdoba, Mรกlaga and Sevilla, which lie scattered across Andalusia's wide territory.
THE CITY OF MรLAGA Mรกlaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and shares the combination of forthrightness and graces that characterized Picasso's art. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Malaga enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine a year with an average temperature of 22ยบC, due to its location in the shadow of beautiful and rugged mountains. Its climate is considered one of the best in Europe. Mรกlaga is the perfect place to learn Spanish enjoying exceptional Spanish weather and learning more about its unique culture and history. Mรกlaga offers a lot of interesting of places to visit and activities to do, beautiful sights and beaches, international atmosphere and a delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a wide variety of fresh seafood.
HOMESTAY SUMMER PROGRAMME Our Homestay Summer Programme was designed for international students between 8 and 17 years old who are passionate about languages and would like to spend a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday in Mรกlaga. Our programmes combine Spanish language course in the mornings with an extensive programme of sports and leisure activities in the afternoons, at nights and at the weekend.
ACCOMMODATION Students are placed in Spanish families. All our host families have been carefully selected, interviewed and visited by our administration officer. We take special care to ensure that the family environment is safe and domestic conditions are of a good standard. All the families live in the school area. Public transportation, restaurants, shops and leisure are available.
A PERFECT OPTION FOR EVERYONE Campers participate together in a Spanish language course, night activities, and excursions and have meals together, as well as general activities programmed for the time after classes. The summer camp includes one full day excursion to one of the following cities: Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Marbella and Ronda.
SPANISH AND GENERAL ACTIVITIES Campers who choose this programme participate in a wide range of activities that will enable them to spend an enjoyable and unforgettable time in Mรกlaga. Those activities take place after the language classes and in the afternoons. Activities are adjusted and organized according to the different age groups. Some examples are: get to know games, sports and games on the beach, basketball, volleyball, leadership games, Olympic games, treasure hunts, sightseeing, arts and crafts workshops, cooking, theatre workshop, cultural workshops, painting workshop, journalism workshop, photography workshops, field games, orienteering, problem solving, team challenge, agua gym, body painting, crocodile park, water park, cowboys and Indians, mask design, jewellery design, beach, pool, salsa classes, flamenco classes
OUR STAFF All summer programme team members are chosen for their qualifications, experience and the ability to work with young people. Their role is to provide campers with a safe, caring and supportive environment that enables them to practice Spanish, acquire new skills, feel comfortable and make friends.
All summer programme team members are chosen for their qualifications, experience and the ability to work with young people. Their role is to provide campers with a safe, caring and supportive environment that enables them to practice Spanish, acquire new skills, feel comfortable and make friends.Spanish courses are given by experienced native speakers who hold a university degree in Spanish Philology and are in possession of the Certificate of Teaching Ability (CAP). They meet regularly to discuss the studentsÂ´ progress and work together as a team to plan and prepare the courses. They aim to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere that speeds up the learning process, and teach the student as much as possible.
Activities are prepared and coordinated by licensed, energetic supervisors who are familiar with the age group involved and look after their needs. Supervisors accompany the students on their trips and are responsible for waking them up in the morning, ensuring they eat properly, plan the programme of activities and ensure they go to bed at an appropriate time.
All aspects of the programme are supervised by a summer camp director who is responsible for the coordination of the team of teachers, coaches and free-time supervisors.
THE PROGRAMME SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE Participants of our summer programme follow a Spanish language course that consists of 3 lessons of 45 minutes per day. Lessons are given in small international groups with a maximum of 12 students in one class. Groups are set according to the language level of the students (placement test). Our team of energetic and creative native teachers encourages students to communicate, interact and practice Spanish at all time. At the end of the course all students receive a certificate of attendance
SAMPLE DAY AT THE RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMP
08:00 – 08:30
08:30 – 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:00
12:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Lunch / Break
16:00 – 19:30
19:30 – 20:30
Free time / Shower
20:30 – 21:30
21:30 - 23:30
FOOD We provide our junior students with delicious, well-balanced and kid-friendly meals. Food is always prepared from top quality fresh ingredients. Our programme includes three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). During field trips, campers receive a lunch package (2 sandwiches, fruit, water, drink). A sample menu is provided below.
(*During field trips campers receive a lunch package)
MALAGA ¡SI! SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL PROGRAM JUNIOR - FAMILY July - August 2014, from 13 nights 29/06, 06/07, 13/07, 20/07, 03/08 (max 3 weeks)
Spanish Course: Intensivo 15 - at Málaga ¡Si! 3 hours of lessons, of 45 minutos each, from Monday to Friday in groups Junior. Teaching material Level test at the beginning of the course Diploma of attendance and achievement Academic report * Information package
Accomodation: Accommodation in a Spanish host family near to the school, in double rooms, full board Dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day From Sunday to Saturday
Activities: Get to know Málaga: Visit the main monuments of the city. Orientation walk around the neighborhood of Pedregalejo - Málaga ¡Sí! Games and sports on the beach: Treasure Hunt Volleyball Games competition Art and creativity: Flamenco/salsa classes Handcraft workshops Drawing and painting workshops Excursions: A full day excursion to an Andalusian city (Granada, Cordoba and Seville) every two weeks and a half day every two weeks. Excursions include private bus, guide, entrance fees and monitors.
Price per Student 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
All inclusive 1.070,00 1.589,00 2.117,00
No accommodation 844,00 € 1.250,00 € 1.665,00 €
Course only 329,00 € 468,00 € 607,00 €
Extra - price per person: Transfer to and from the airport
Health insurance, accident, robberies and lost luggage
Final test and evoluation report
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND INSURANCE Health, accidents, theft and loss of luggage insurance is not included in the price of the programme (can be bought apart). If you are an UE student, you have to bring the European Health Insurance Card to receive first aid assistance in public hospitals. Nevertheless it is crucial that the school will receive detailed information about special health conditions that the young students might present (like allergies, diets etc).
VISAS Citizens of the EU do not need a visa to enter Spain. A valid passport is, however, necessary for all visitors. If the students need to apply for a visa the school will prepare a letter and send the enrolment confirmation once they have paid the tuition fee. To send the invoice of the course for those special cases on Non EU countries, the student must pay all the fees in order to receive this documentation. All the students enrolled in this course must bring an authorization as a minor, signed by their parents to start the course.
WHAT THE STUDENT SHOULD BRING Passport, backpack, sandals, bathing suit, towels (beach and bathroom), soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, sun screen, light sweater, pajamas, sports suit, comb, pencil, pen, eraser, notebook, dictionary. Pocket money (approximately 70 Euros per week).
ALCOHOLIC DRINKS While it is legal in Spain to drink alcohol from the age of 16, our internal rule is that during the activities organized by the school such as Flamenco parties, barbecues and tapas tours, students under 18 should not consume alcohol.
24 HOUR SAFETY PROTOCOL The schoolâ€™s emergency phone number is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (0034 696279816)
E-MAILING YOUR CHILDREN E-mails for students should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be clearly marked with the student’s name, followed by the name of the school, i.e.: Peter Frost at Málaga ¡Sí! E-mails that are not addressed in this way will not reach the student. The administration office will make sure that the student will receive the message
RESPONSIBILITY By enrolling the student for a course, the parents/guardians and the student accept to comply with the school’s regulations. By enrolling the student for a course, the parents/guardians are granting permission for the student to attend all activities organized by the school whether previously advertised or not. The parents/guardians will be required to remove the student from the school at their own expense in the event of a serious infringement of the school’s rules, and in case of breaking Spanish law. The school will not make any refund for the tuition or accommodation fees, nor be liable for any cost whatsoever in such cases.
CANCELLATIONS All the cancellations must be informed by writing to Malaga ¡Sí!. There is no refund for the 90 Euros of the registration. If the cancellation is made: • 30 days before the course starts. A fee of 30 Euros will be deducted. • 14 days before the course starts. 50% of the total price will be deducted. • 5 days before the course starts. 75% of the total price will be deducted. • 4 days before the course starts. There is no refund. • On or after the first day of the course all fees become non-refundable.
As you will understand we take our responsibilities with our teenager students (14-17) very seriously. The students that tend to enroll in our programmes come from all over the world. Cultural customs and national laws related to students under 18 years behaviour differ. Malaga ¡Sí! has made a decision to define as “Under age student” all students who are younger then 18 years. The school considers the well being and safety of the students a priority, which is the main reason to define every student under 18 years old as an “under age” student. We fully understand that in several countries the limit is placed at 16 years, but as a parent we hope that you will understand our reasons. If you would like further information or assistance regarding this subject, do not hesitate to contact us.