Dates: July 5 - July 24, 2015
Un campamento with a difference...
Location: Colegio San José in Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz (Southwest Spain)
Ages: 12 – 17 years
Places: 20 for non-Spaniards who want to learn Spanish, and 100 places for Spanish-speakers who want to learn English
A summer camp, founded in 2003, based on the exchange of language and culture for both students of Spanish and students of English aged between 12 and 17. Due to the ratio of at least 1:5, and usually more than 1:10, English speakers to Spanish speakers, those who come to learn Spanish find themselves in a privileged language immersion situation.
Students who go to Spanish language programs often find that their peers in the course are also foreigners there to learn Spanish, and so they rarely come into contact with Spaniards of their same age. In OPI, due to the ratio of 1 English speaker to every 5 to 20 Spanish speakers (depending on the numbers that year), we can guarantee that they will be totally immersed in Spanish culture, will get to know a lot of Spaniards, and will speak a lot of Spanish! However, being immersed in the Spanish culture not only refers to the language, but also to the different (later) meal times, late bedtimes and - of course - siestas!