Planning a Spanish language study trip to Catalonia

Wednesday June 3, 2015

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Students can practice their Spanish in a structured workshop environment then test their skills in real-life situations in the shops or on excursions.

Students will take part in listening and speaking sessions based around key topics. These are ideal for preparation and practise in the morning before going out and about in the afternoon to try out their new range of vocabulary. A wide-range of workshops are available in the resorts along the Catalonia coast.

Explore Barcelona through 'The Game.'

Your students can divide into teams and with a guide they will discover Barcelona via a series of challenges based around the five senses. Challenges include tapas tasting, listening to Spanish music and puzzle solving. 

Town trails are a great way for your students to practise their language whilst exploring a new area. We have free town trails for a number of resorts along the Catalonia coast.

Poble Espanyol

Otherwise known as the Spanish Village. Located in the Monjuic area this is a reconstruction of a traditional Spanish village with traditional buildings, craft shops and cafes.

Markets are a great place to practise language and engage in interaction with locals. La Bocqueria market runs Monday to Saturday mornings on the Ramblas. Alternatively contact the WST team for details of market days in Girona, Tossa de Mar, Sitges and many more.

Everybody who visits Catalonia will spend at least one day in Barcelona. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, your class will have so many opportunities here to soak up Spanish Culture. From wandering along the famous street of Las Ramblas, to the iconic landmark of La Sagrada Familia, to the final resting place of Salvador Dali, the Dali Theatre Museum, which contains the widest range of his work. 

Nou Camp

The world famous football stadium is home to Barcelona FC. With its new multimedia area with interactive screens and tables, your class will learn about the values, heritage and history of the club with the 'Camp Nou Experience'.

A popular contrast to the vibrant centre of Barcelona is its old town; the historic quarter of the city. You can wander around the small windy streets, shop for souvenirs, admire the architecture and soak up the atmosphere from a pavement café.

Located to the north of the city is the famous Parc Güell packed with samples of work from iconic artist Antoni Gaudi. There are great opportunities to sketch his pieces, sketch the views of the city from its elevated position, or just relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Located five minutes from Parc Güell is a unique 4D experience taking visitors on an interactive journey through the creative universe of Antoni Gaudi. Along with the 4D experience, you can also spend time in the interactive exhibition to discover how nature inspired his creations.

Evening highlights 

The magic fountains of Montjuic is an evening highlight in Barcelona; the fantastic display of light, colour and water acrobatics. Displays are usually at weekends only and at various times in the evening dependent on the season. Please contact WST for times.

Tapas tasting is a must when you visit Spain if you really want to get a feel for the culture. Available as an evening activity in all resorts.

Or why not try something more exotic and enjoy a flamenco show? A fun evening activity and a true cultural experience. Full of passion, colour and art.

Get in touch with one of WST's Spanish team to learn more about how we can design a trip that's right for your school.