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What to expect: One week at the Sprachcaffe language school in Barcelona
On the weekend, we are always expecting new students at Camp Barcelona. Your transport from the airport to your accommodation is always taken care of thanks to our dedicated and helpful team. After your flight, you don't have to worry about finding your way around Barcelona, which is still unfamiliar to you. A friendly Sprachcaffe teacher will be waiting for you at the residence in Barcelona to help you check in. After check-in, you will be given a tour of the Barcelona residence. You will see the course rooms, be shown to your room and discover the residence's excellently equipped recreation room.
The welcome tour continues outside the Barcelona residence. You will be shown the nearby shops where you can buy authentic Spanish food and get to know the wonderful restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. After the tour, you will have free time to unpack your suitcase, buy something in the supermarket shown earlier and make yourself at home in your room. The arrival day is rounded off with dinner. At dinner, you will meet all of the students with whom you will be spending the next week in Barcelona.
On Monday morning, before the first day, you will receive all the important information about your week in Barcelona. You will be told the most important rules and get to know the entire teaching team. Afterwards, you will go to your classroom together with your teacher and your classmates and the Spanish lessons can begin.
Depending on whether you have taken a Standard Course or an Intensive Course, the lessons will last either until 1:30 pm or until 3:30 pm. However, the lunch break with lunch takes place at 13:30, regardless of your course type.
At the end of the intensive course, the whole Barcelona camp goes on its first excursion to the Barri Gòtic. In the Barri Gòtic, many narrow and old streets and alleys await you, which, despite slight renovation and maintenance work, have hardly changed since the 14th and 15th centuries. However, the highlight of this district is Le Seu Cathedral, which is located in the centre of the Barri Gòtic.
The first day at Camp Barcelona is rounded off with a welcome party on the beach in Barcelona. In the evening, everyone will go to the beach together. Food and drinks will of course be provided! You can relax on the paradisiacal beach in Barcelona, play volleyball with other language students or cool off in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
On Tuesday after class, we go together to La Rambla, probably the most famous street in Barcelona. La Rambla is only a few minutes' walk from the Camp Barcelona accommodation and is therefore easily accessible on foot. On La Rambla you have several opportunities to buy a souvenir from Barcelona.
The Mercado de la Boqueria is also located directly on La Rambla. In La Boqueria you can buy a lot of fresh food. The market is so special because of the colourful stalls where you can buy Spanish delicacies. One of the highlights of La Boqueria is the refreshing fruit juices, which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
In the evening, it's time for karaoke in the Camp Barcelona common room. Song requests are gladly accepted, which you can then sing along with your friends. Of course, Spanish songs are not to be missed for the learning effect. Those who prefer activities other than karaoke can of course spend their evening doing something else.
Like every day at Camp Barcelona, Wednesday starts with an exciting Spanish lesson. After lunch, Wednesday continues with the next excursion. This time it's to Mount Montjuic. First, you will visit the beautiful art museum Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. In the museum, you can soak up the relaxing atmosphere and take in the beautiful exhibition.
After the tour of the museum, you don't go straight back to your accommodation, because the Magic Fontain de Montjuic is waiting for you. The show starts at dusk in the evening. The Magic Fountain shows a beautiful water show with musical accompaniment. The special feature is the colourfully illuminated water of the Magic Fountain. For those who need to cool off after a hot day in Barcelona, head for the front row. From there, the view of the show is not only particularly good, but the refreshing water of the Magic Fountain also rains down on you.
On Thursday, after an informative Spanish course in the morning, you will take the bus to Park Güell, one of Barcelona's greatest highlights. Once you arrive at Park Güell, you can spend the whole afternoon visiting the beautiful park with your international friends. The special thing about Park Güell is the colourful mosaic walls of the buildings in the centre of the park. But the view of the whole of Barcelona is also worth the trip due to the high location of Park Güell.
A few lovely hours in Park Güell and then it's back to the camp's headquarters in Barcelona. After the wonderful excursion to Park Güell, a delicious dinner and a Spanish film evening await you. Together with your friends, you can put your Spanish skills to the test by watching an exciting Spanish film in a relaxed atmosphere in the evening.
The last day of the week and course day is concluded with a Spanish test. Within this test, the contents of the previous week will be tested. However, you do not need to be afraid of this Spanish test. It only serves to determine your learning progress and to make the further Spanish lessons more target-oriented. After the test, the problem areas that emerge from the Spanish test will be discussed and explained in more detail.
After the Spanish lessons, we will go to one of the most famous and popular sights of Barcelona, the Sagrada Família. The Sagrada Família is only a few minutes' walk from the residence where your accommodation and lessons are held. On this special excursion, you will not only be able to admire the breathtaking exterior of the Sagrada Família, but also get a glimpse of the interior of the huge basilica. So be prepared for a calming ambience inside the great church in the centre of Barcelona.
The Saturday of your language study trip in Barcelona is dedicated to a longer excursion outside Barcelona. You will take the train to Tarragona, a small paradisiacal town south of Barcelona. As there are no Spanish classes on Saturday, we set off for Tarragona immediately in the morning.
Once we arrive in Tarragona, we first take a look at the beautiful ancient small town. You will be impressed by the beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. The Amfiteatre de Tarragona is also worth a visit. In general, this wonderful city has a lot of ancient sights that will amaze you.
After the walk through Taragona, the excursion continues with a few refreshing hours on Taragnona's unique beach. Tarragona's beach offers turquoise Mediterranean water and golden sand. The water will cool you down, especially after the walk through the centre of Tarragona. After a few pleasant hours in Tarragona, we return to Barcelona in time for lunch.
On Saturday evening you have free time. You can join your international friends and watch a movie, play table tennis in the park or the air-conditioned games room of the residence or go to the beach to play volleyball.
On Sunday, it's time to say goodbye. You can spend a few last hours in Barcelona with your new international friends or prepare for your return journey. If you stay at Camp Barcelona for another week, you can look forward to meeting new students with whom you are sure to have just as enjoyable a week in Barcelona as you did during your first week.
As you can see, a week in Barcelona offers everything that a successful language holiday promises. You'll learn Spanish, discover new places and sights, relax on the beach and make new international friends with whom you'll stay in touch after your language study trip. The itinerary described above is, of course, only an ideal typical itinerary for a week at Camp Barcelona and may vary depending on the size of the group and the availability of excursions.
Would you also like to have the experiences described above and learn a new language, such as Spanish, at Camp Barcelona at the same time? Then don't hesitate and start planning your next language study trip with Sprachcaffe now!