Learn Spanish in Madrid this summer!
Make the most of the summer to improve your child's Spanish with LAE Kids' teens camp!
Give your kids a summer to remember with LAE Kids’ Urban Spanish summer camp in Madrid. Our camp is unique, personal and tailored to your child and their needs and interests.
We have one group of teens per week, with a maximum of 8 in a group so places are limited – don’t miss out!
Our Spanish Summer Camp for Teens 13 – 17 years!
We focus on speaking and communicating in Spanish through activities, games and projects. Our proven methodology is designed to increase your teen’s confidence when speaking and communicating in Spanish, while giving them the experience of a lifetime in the heart of Madrid.
Summer Camp 2018 Prices and Dates
Monday to Friday - 9.15 - 13.15
Discounts for siblings are available.
Monday to Friday - 9.15 - 16.30
Discounts for siblings are available.
|June 2018||July 2018||August 2018|
|18 – 22||2 – 6||30 Jul – 3 Aug|
|25 – 29||9 – 13||6 – 10|
|16 – 20|
|23 – 27|
*All weeks start on Monday and finish on Friday. It is not possible to do part-weeks
Our Summer Camp
for our teen camp we have a max. 8 per group (only one group per week)
We host our camp at LAE Kids’ young learners’ school campus, which is perfectly adapted for our Kids to enjoy an exciting summer in the heart of Madrid. The centre is safe and secure and separate from all adult classes. It’s located in a leafy suburb, opposite a park where we spend the sunny summer mornings playing games and eating our snacks!
Our proven, full-immersion methodology involves the teacher speaking only Spanish and encourages our students to communicate fluidly and interact.
We also make sure that we don’t just stay in the classroom. What is special about our camp is the small group numbers, which allow us to take the children on mini-excursions once a week to see Madrid and live Spanish. We can go to the robot museum, dance classes or even to the Real Madrid football stadium!
All activities are included in the cost of the camp.
Most children on our teen camp are learning Spanish at school so we split the day into two parts. The first half of the day (when they are most receptive) is the academic part. The method is still engaging and interactive but there is a definite focus on helping the teens to excel and really work on their level and fluidity. The second part of the day is fluency based. From our extensive experience, there is sometimes a lack of emphasis put on communication and fluency to speak Spanish. Through projects, such as designing and starring in their own video (we have a video studio at the school), the students are encouraged to speak and speak with confidence.
The classes for the teens are based on level, not age so we need to carry out a short level test with your child/ren before starting our camp. We also like to have contact with their Spanish teachers at school where possible to find out what they have worked on and what they will be working on in the coming year. This helps us to design a curriculum that is relevant and helps increase the academic performance of your chid/ren.
The skill that is the most important for us at this stage is your child’s ability to speak in Spanish. If they feel safe and confident, they will take risks with the language and it is taking risks that allows progression. While we may be learning to code, build robots, make a video, do graffiti etc, we are most interested in their ability to speak about the activity and to communicate with the other students and their teacher without embarrassment.
Cultural understanding is another important skill that we teach on the course. Spain is very culturally very different to other countries and your children will also be around other teens from all around the world. With the world becoming ever smaller, cultural competence is a skill we prize highly.
Your child will be in a group of children from all over the world! The teachers put a focus on helping students to bond with their classmates and gain confidence to speak and participate in Spanish. Only Spanish is spoken by the teachers but they have the ability to converse in other languages when needed.
We start each morning at 09.15 and finish at 13.15, from Monday to Friday for a Half day program. We provide a healthy snack for the children, where we have a short break to get some fresh air. We cater for all allergies and dietary requirements.
For those looking for a longer day camp, we have our Film school in the afternoon. The teens can bring a packed lunch or we can provide one and they will have a supervised lunch time from 13.15 to 14.15.
At 14.30 we begin Film school with a local videographer and Spanish teacher. They will learn about script writing, lighting, editing, teamwork etc. We will spend some time outside filming for our projects but we will stay in the shade of the trees and limit the time outside to 30 minutes.
At the end of the week we will have our Oscars party where friends and family are welcome to come to watch the students’ short films.
We also offer Spanish classes for adults at LAE Madrid, our accredited Spanish school, which is nearby. Please ask about availability when enquiring.
Native, Qualified Teachers
Native teachers, qualified in primary/secondary education, educational psychology and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
We assess every student’s profile to identify appropriate learning objectives, styles and interests, as well as any specific areas for improvement.
Your child’s safety is our priority; every teacher has a police background check and we have first aid-qualified staff.
Our classes may be fun, but they are all designed to adhere to a well-structured framework to ensure progress