Our January-February TY intensive course started today. 10 students on the course flew over with Karen last night on the Dublin-Valencia flight, joined by 2 more who came on the Cork-Valencia route.
Over the next 4 weeks, the students will do 80 hours of Spanish classes (4 hours every morning from Monday to Friday) and 22 different afternoon excursions.
At 7pm every day, students return home to their host families to experience Spanish family life.
We have 2 teachers on the course, Patricia Rubert Díaz and Jaime García Muñoz. Patrica and Jaime have taught on our TY course previously. Both teachers are happy with their first day with their groups.
Today, the students went on an orientation tour of Valencia city centre. With the temperature in the high teens, everyone was in good spirits.
This week’s afternoon activities include a drama workshop, a language exchange with Spanish teenagers, renting bikes and cycling through the Turia dry riverbed, an art class, yoga on the beach and a boat trip in the Albufera area of Valencia.