Transition year Spanish courses

Valerie Jeffery Transition Year Courses run from 6 weeks – 3 Months. All courses include intensive Spanish classes every morning and trips to places of local interest.  Students are met at the airport and stay with carefully chosen Spanish families where they are encouraged to join in as one of the family.  Groups are kept small with usually about 8 to 10  transition year students here at any given time.  This gives maximum learning opportunities

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“My daughter had a wonderful time in Coin. Her Spanish is now very fluent and she made so many friends. Her Spanish family were so caring and Valerie looks after her students so well. We are so happy she went to Coin during transition year.” Said Susan Hickson whose daughter was in Coin from Sept. 2014 to June, 2015

“Our son spent 8 weeks studying at the Centro de Idiomas in Coin and living with a Spanish family.  He had a great experience, loving every minute of it and his sister will go for a term next year.   Before he went to Spain he was getting “D”s in Spanish.  Just last week he scored 92 in a test.   He is very keen to go back next summer to do the summer intensive to make sure he is prepared for his leaving.”   Brian Kinsella.

Update to this.  The student in question scored an H1 in Spanish in his Leaving in 2017 and is now studying Business and Spanish in Trinity.

Dear Valerie I am sure you are in the midst of organising students for 2016/2017, but I had to email you. Alanna has gone back to school and started in 5th year. She is loving her Spanish and reaping the rewards of her language school experience. Thank you so much as this means the world to me and her! She was struggling before she left for Spain with her Spanish.

Thank you very much Valerie for minding Alanna so well! Best of luck with this year.

Kind regards

Edwina (Mucachy)

 See what the students say on the video.

Spanish Teacher  The summer term 2019 is now completely booked. Spending  a term studying at the Centro de Idiomas  while  staying with a Spanish host family is a fantastic opportunity not only to acquire a very high level of Spanish, but also to immerse oneself into the life of a Spanish town.   At the Centro de Idiomas students prepare the leaving certificate higher syllabus and study all aspects of grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking required.  

However, teenagers need to meet other teenagers and have fun and there is plenty of scope for this as their Spanish families introduce them to other teenagers to help them integrate into the life of the town.   The students  have a social life but, at the same time,  parents can be reassured that their children are being well cared for in a safe environment.  

    As well as studying Spanish language, students will be introduced to aspects of Spanish culture, art, history, cookery, dance and music, and taken on excursions to places of local, historical or cultural interest.  Students on this course are in Transition year which ensures that they  will be with other students of the same age.Learn Spanish in Spain

Accommodation is with families within the town of Coin, usually a short walk from the Centro de Idiomas.   Students will have all meals with their host families, who will include the students in family activities and help them to integrate into the life of the town. This is an important aspect of the stay in Spain. The host families will agree curfew times with the students. Coin is a small, friendly town. The people are open and welcoming. The climate is typically Mediterranean with warm winters and hot summers. Spring and Autumn are ideal times to visit and throughout the year there are many local festivals to be enjoyed within the town.

View if Coín    Coin is about 20 minutes  from the coast and has the feel of an old-fashioned Spanish pueblo.  However, it has a modern library, shopping centre with multi-screen cinema, theatre, large sports centre and a “People´s University” running courses in art and music.

Sporting facilities in the town include tennis, football, padel tennis, a number of gyms offering classes in aerobics, pilates, zumba, yoga and spinning.  There is also an indoor, heated municipal pool.

The Centro de Idiomas language school in Coin has been run since 1999 by Valerie Jeffrey who graduated in modern languages from Trinity College, Dublin, after having completed her secondary school education in Alexandra College, Dublin.

Dates and fees  2019 – 2020

  • 1st Term    28th September – 30th November, 2019. (9 weeks) – 4,100 euro.
  • 2nd Term 8th February – 4th, April,  2020. (8 weeks)- 3,650 euro.
  • 3rd Term 13th April – 30th May, 2020. (7 weeks) – 3,200 euro.  This course is now fully subscribed.

Prices for all courses include :

  • airport pick up and drop off
  • all course materials
  • full board with a carefully chosen local Spanish family
  • Minimum of 20 hours intensive Spanish per week and a range of cultural activities

For further information and bookings, please contact Valerie Jeffrey.

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Phone :  (34)  952450747