Spanish Language Course in Valencia
Knowing how to say dog, cat, and several profanities in another language may have been enough to get you by at school, but it's hardly the stuff of scintillating adult conversation. If you've always wanted to know how to spout charming witticisms in Spanish, where better to learn that in Valencia, thanks to this week's Escape to Escuela Albufera? Stay Allow us to put into words the essentials of your package: an intensive Spanish course of 15 hours per week, including accommodation, is yours for one week for €265 (up to a €445 value). Alternatively, really wrap your tongue around the local lingo with the same package for two weeks for €469 (up to a €986 value), or three weeks for €699 (up to a €1,527 value). However long you stay, you'll find yourself speechless when you first set eyes on your accommodation: a shared room in a spacious wooden cabin just 200 metres from the beach, complete with en suite, kitchen, and living room. (Double private rooms available at an additional fee.*) Also on the premises: facilities that will leave you lost for words, including gardens, common porches, and two swimming pools. Eat It's not just lip service: your stay also features a paella cooking course, in which you'll learn to whip up the classic Valencian delicacy yourself. All other meals are up to you: why not try out your new language skills at a restaurant in Valencia town, just a short drive away? Do We're not all talk; as well as enrolment in your course, level test, and an emergency telephone number while you're there, your stay includes a tour of Valencia town with tickets, and bicycle hire for the duration of your visit. Outside your 15 hours of lessons per week, you'll have time to explore the region: expect uninterrupted inspiration as you take in the UNESCO World Heritage Silk Exchange, the ornate Valencia Cathedral, Medieval churches, squares, gardens, museums, football stadia, and, in August, the annual tomato fight in the streets. Know Bring along a guest for an additional €75 (this excludes the language course). There is a minimum age of 12 for children and they must be accompanied by parents or legal tutor. Check-in on Sundays, and checkout on Saturdays at any time. Supplement for a double private room is €70. Transfers are not included, but there is a personal transfer option for €28, one-way (to be paid on arrival).Books and equipment are an additional €28 payable directly to Escuela Albufera. Want more? Check out Escuela Albufera on Facebook.