ADVANTAGES OF SPANISH IMMERSION HOMESTAY FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS.
Summer isn’t far away and many of you will be making plans for your kids, so we thought you’d like to know lots of benefits of summer camps for teenagers and children.
If we add in the fact that the camp is in Spanish, in the heart of the nature and living with a Spanish family, it is more than a camp, it is a cultural and linguistic immersion.
IMPROVING SOCIAL SKILLS
They will be dealing with a different environment and people, new friends and a host family. It can be a bit hard at the beginning (even for parents), but actually everything is a lot easier than it seems. This experience will help young learners develop their social skills and mature.
FRIENDSHIP AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Peers from different countries will soon become your son or daughter’s friends. Everyone is in the same boat (new people, places, a language they aren´t 100% familiar with, new customs), so they quickly develop bonds.
These bonds will help them overcome shyness, they´ll learn to share and empathise, to work in a group and to find out more about other cultures. All in all, it´s a cultural exchange which will help them to grow.
HAVING FUN LEARNING IN A NATURAL WAY
It´s important to us that during their stay the children and teens learn in a different way; they need to have fun, they are on holiday after all!
Learning a language through games, music, movies, sport and activities immersed in local culture is more enjoyable and they actually learn much more!
Being immersed in a Spanish environment 24 hours a day brings the language they have learnt in the classroom to life, in a natural way. Playing, relaxing, chatting in Spanish all day long brings a level of fluency which would take months to achieve in a weekly Spanish class at home
BUILDING INDEPENDENCE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE
Living with their host families, students live just as any other member of that family. This provides them with the perfect chance to absorb both Spanish language and culture as a part of their daily lives. Being away from home and their families also gives teenagers the opportunity to gain independence as they face and deal with new situations that their parents would usually take care of (always under supervision). This independence, in turn, boosts their self-confidence.
Check out Spanish in Nature summer camp 2018.