The Educational Leave courses at Co Co Lingua are moving full steam ahead now since their initiation in 2015.

We started with a modest number of students, 9 in 2015. This rose to 20 in 2016 and then in 2017 we reached 35. Not only are we proud of these results, but our motivation grows with each one of the students who visit us.

Our Spanish courses last either 5 or 10 days, with all courses starting on Mondays and ending on Fridays.

There is an application process that many begin up to one year in advance. The funniest thing is that when the students arrive on the first day of classes, we almost know each other so well because of the regular amount of emails that we exchange for months prior and now “the big day has finally arrived”.

And indeed, the best thing is always the first day, of course … until it ends, with smoke which you can see billowing from the top of their heads when they leave the classroom, with such faces showing a mixture between satisfaction and of … “but I did not think we would have to work hard during the holidays”.

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Of course, neither 5 nor 10 days are enough time to learn Spanish, or any other language, but the intensity with which it is done during this short period, certainly leaves a mark … At the end of the week the students are so proud, counting achievements, as they have already been able to ask for something in the restaurant or filling up the car with fuel … And it is that after such an intense day, they are so applied that no matter what the time of night or early morning they do it, the first thing they want to do in class the next day is to correct their homework …

There is always a good mood in class. As always at the beginning of the day, they are greeted with coffee, essential to start the day well. In the break they go downstairs to the supermarket or they get distracted by exchanging experiences. Between hard work, laughter and lots of learning, the lessons in the classroom usually last between 3 to 4 and a half hours, then definitely devour a sandwich to regain strength … and now, ready to enjoy the most beautiful part of the day, the cultural activities.

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Determined by the ability levels of the group, we select quite demanding activities for them, of course among the favourite is a visits to the legendary “Bar Stop de Yaiza”, where one can sample highly reputed homemade