Mobile Spanish language school launched

14 April, 2015

Peach Traveling School, a mobile language school that combines Spanish language tuition with cultural tourism, has launched in Malaga, Spain.

The travelling language school combines Spanish language tuition with authentic experiences in a traditionally Andalusian environment.

The new school will offer one- or two-week course packages comprising 15 official classroom lessons per week. Students will commence their ‘mobile’ language course in the city of Malaga before touring other parts of the Andalusian region, including Seville, Alhambra, Tarifa and Ronda.

Cofounders Inge Groeneveld and Silvano Ligurgo said the curriculum had been developed specifically for the school in collaboration with a partner institution accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, and that all teaching staff are native Spanish speakers with experience teaching classes off site/in situ.

With activities and excursions blended into lesson format, students are immersed in Spanish language and culture at all times, said Groeneveld. “The teacher is travelling with students all the time and he is their guide. So in a two-week programme students will have 200 hours of practising Spanish!”

Courses are available on a half-board basis and range from €1,249 (US$1,319) for one week to €2,149 (US$2,269) for two weeks. Accommodation is quintessentially Andalusian from the host families in Malaga to an ecological finca near Ronda; from a quaint hotel in Granada to a family-run hotel in Alpujarras, said Groeneveld. “There are no mass hotels!”

The school, which will primarily target the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, would be a great addition to any agent portfolio, said Ligurgo. He added interest from study travel agents so far had been positive.

Groeneveld added, “As a travelling classroom, students experience authentic Andalusia and are completely immersed in this region’s vibrant culture. It is a course with that something special. The walls of the classroom are gone and students can experience real life.”

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