We are a couple running a language school in the White Village Prado del Rey in Andalucía, South of Spain in the beautiful Natural Park Sierra de Grazalema. We help Spanish children learn and practice English and German at our summer camps, where we combine language practice with music, drama and creative activities as well as sports activities in the nature. The camp takes place at an environmental education centre (hostel and classrooms) in the heart of the Natural Park, surrounded by a mediterranean forest, 60 km from the airport Jerez de la Frontera, 100 km from the airport Sevilla and 170 km from the airport Malaga. The hostel consists of several country houses, some of them with views to the mountains, several classrooms, a dining room, a big patio and a swimming pool. Some of the activities take place in the surrounding forest.
With our team of Spanish group leaders and native English / German teachers and language assistants we create a family-like atmosphere where the children feel at home quickly. We give the children room to develop their creativity and to participate actively in the programme, practising foreign languages naturally. For the children, our summer camp is a place where they learn new things whilst they have a lot of fun and make new friends. Some of the children come back every year.
The native English and German speaking volunteers add a lot of authenticity to the language camp and help the children feel comfortable using English and German.
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You will get insight into a Spanish summer camp and learn about Spanish habits in regards to food and how they deal with each other. You can also learn about environmental education in a Spanish natural park. Some of the group leaders that work at the camp only speak Spanish, so a basic knowledge of Spanish is important.
At our English/German language camp for Spanish children, we provide opportunities for children to practice English/German with native speakers. The volunteers' main task is to maintain conversations in English/German with the children (aged 6 to 16), during the workshops and activities in the morning and to give informal language practice in the free time to the children who are interested.
The classes and activities in English / German are in the morning from 10:00 to 13:00. This is when we need the volunteers' help. From 16:00 to 18:00 there are sports and arts & crafts activities. After dinner we play group dynamics games. In the afternoons and evenings the children are allowed to speak Spanish, but we would like the volunteers to involve the children in informal conversations in English / German during the afternoon and evening activities. You can choose the times that you would like to help the children practise English in the afternoon/evening (approx. 2 hours per day).
The volunteers for the English camps need to be native English speakers.
Dates of the English camp: 1 - 7 July 2019
The volunteers for the German camp need to be native German speakers.
Dates of the German camp:
8 - 14 July 2019
You should be eighteen years old or above, be a communicative person who likes children and who has a feel for group dynamics. As this is a rural place, you should be happy to be in the nature for one week (Monday to Sunday) and enjoy learning about nature, as this is an environmental education centre.
Spanish, English, German
We provide accommodation at the youth hostel and full board.
Breakfast at 8:30
Fruit break at 12:00
Lunch at 14:00
Afternoon snack at 18:00
Dinner at 21:00
Arrival: One day before the camp starts, departure: one day after the camp finishes
There are 3 international airports in our area.
Jerez de la Frontera (60 km)
Sevilla (100 km)
Malaga (170 km)
The cheapest way to get from the airport to Prado del Rey is by public transport. The buses leave regularly from Jerez, Seville and Malaga (destination: Villamartin or Ubrique). First you need to take a bus or train from the airport to the bus station and then take the bus that we recommend you in the travel tipps we will send you before your arrival.
We have been organizing these language camps since 2008 and we have had wonderful summers in an international atmosphere, sharing our experiences with young people from abroad in a frame of mutual learning. All this surrounded by lovely children who were having a great time at the summer camp, and they discovered that the foreign languages English or German are not just school subjects, but furthermore useful tools for communication with people from other countries.
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Maximum 5 hours a day, during one or two weeks