Spanish lessons move to Spain for a week

A group of our Spanish students have just returned from a week in Spain with Year 10 students from Amery Hill School. The two Spanish departments successfully organised a trip abroad to allow AS level and GCSE students to experience local culture and develop the language they are learning.

The students spent a week in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, where they stayed with families and attended 3 hours of Spanish tuition every day at Ten Idiomas language school. They experienced the Dark Camera at the Alcazar, went on a guided tour of the famous sherry cellar, Tio Pepe, and visited local towns and cities such as Arcos de la Frontera, Seville and Cadiz, where they enjoyed the Spanish sunshine and the beginning of the famous Carnival of Cadiz.

Fin, from the AS group said: “I never realised that studying Spanish could be so much fun. This experience brought our Spanish lessons to life. It will be hard to forget such an enjoyable insight into Spanish culture.” Nick added: “Our trip was honestly one of the best trips I have ever been on. I loved meeting the locals and I think my Spanish improved a lot. I hope one day we will return!”

Olga Culebras, Head of Spanish at both Alton College and Amery Hill School, commented: “Once again our students were great ambassadors for both Amery Hill and Alton College. People in the south of Spain have a great sense of humour and our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”