Learn Spanish and surf course

Basque, San Sebastian, Spain

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Whatever your level; learning Spanish in Spain is the best way to accelerate your language learning experience. Immerse yourself in the rich Spanish culture and progress rapidly practising your new found skills in your free time.

Make the most of the stunning surf beaches on the Basque coast and combine your Spanish course with the thrilling water sport of surfing on this Spanish and surfing holiday in the lively Spanish city of San Sebastian.

You will be taught to speak Spanish by highly qualified native Spanish speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven language teaching techniques.  Your surf instructors are highly qualified and will have you up on your board surfing the waves in no time.

Get more from your holiday, learn Spanish and go surfing, have fun, meet new people and take home two new skills that will stay with you forever.

- Suitable for all levels from complete beginner to advanced
- If your desired date is 'On request', please email hello@golearnto.com for availability 
- Surfing lessons are suitable for all levels
- You must be a strong swimmer and be in good physical condition
- Minimum age 16

Who are our guests?
- People come from all over the world and you’ll never be placed in a class with just English speakers so that you use the language you are learning rather than resorting to chatting in English
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls in to the 20-60 age bracket though we have no age limit and we’ve had guests in their 70s and 80s studying languages with us
- During the summer and in university holiday times the average age typically drops and there are many guests in their 20s
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and every school organises social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture

Spanish and surfing holiday start days
- The school is open year round
- Please note no lessons will be held on public holidays, dates can be found on the ‘Course overview’ page
- Spanish and surf holiday courses start on selected Mondays throughout the year
- If you book the optional accommodation with this learning holiday, you’ll check-in on Sunday before the course starts

How will I learn Spanish?
- Spanish courses are focused on having fun and classes are highly interactive
- You will focus on the four main Spanish language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
- There will be individual and group work such as role plays and conversation practice
- You’ll also work on developing your grammar in practical contexts
- You will learn with a wide range of teaching aids; language text books, Spanish press, audio/video, Spanish songs or games and each week your linguistic skills are assessed to ensure you are always in the right group for your level
- Please note all Spanish lessons will be held in the native language of Spanish; a proven teaching technique that will fully immerse you in the language and accelerate your learning experience

What will I learn during the surf lessons?
- All lessons will include the surfing basics according to your level such as surfing theory, water safety, surfing techniques, surf etiquette and wave selection
- Your instructors will take you to the best surf spots to suit your needs and ability
- Surfing lessons will include coastline knowledge, rips, local conditions, safety issues, weather forecasts and more
- As a beginner you will learn how to handle a board, how to paddle, catch white waves, pop up on the board and standing up in the foam
- As an intermediate surfer, certified surf instructors will work with you improve your surfing techniques, such as, perfecting your style, duck diving, cut backs, front side and back side turns and more

Spanish course schedule
- Spanish classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
- Language classes start at 9.15am each morning year round
- Please note that in high season, some Spanish classes will start at 1pm depending on your language level
- You will have 4 group classes per day lasting 45 minutes each
- You will have a short coffee break around 11am

Surfing lessons schedule
- You will hit the beach to learn to surf in the afternoon after your language lessons
- Your surfing lessons will take place Monday to Friday, you will have 1 surf lesson per day lasting 75 minutes each
- You will learn to surf on Zurriola beach which is located in Spain’s Basque region along the stunning Atlantic coastline and just 5 minutes from the language school

Free time in San Sebastian, Spain
Many people on these holiday courses travel solo as they make perfect singles holidays so the language school organises a host of social and cultural activities each week to help you to get to know your fellow classmates and to integrate you into the Spanish way of life, some activities are free and others have a small charge and may include:
- Visits to San Sebastian, excursions to Fishing Villages, guided visits to museums and more
- You have the opportunity to join dancing lessons or beach-volley games
- Weekend excursions to Pamplona, La Rioja, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and more can be arranged
- You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found Spanish & surf skills or just kick back and relax on this fun learning holiday

Spanish language level test
- Please arrive at the school by 8.45am (8.30am if your course starts in July or August) on your first day for a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

Other information
- We recommend that you take a small Spanish dictionary, pens and paper with you
- Remember to bring swimmers and sun cream for the beach

Surf conditions
- Zurriola beach in San Sebastian where you will learn to surf provides consistent waves throughout the year
- The beach offers an exposed beach break and tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells
- Waves are both lefts and rights

Optional accommodation
- This language school offers optional accommodation whilst you are learning Spanish staying with a local Spanish family or in a shared apartment with Spanish locals to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture and practice your Spanish
- Optional accommodation details can be seen under the ‘Optional accommodation’ tab and can be added during the booking process

Compulsory extras
- Please note that this school charges a compulsory course enrolment fee, this is not included in the price and will be charged as an extra during the booking process, click on ‘Dates & booking’ tab and select a date to check the price

Go learn to speak Spanish in San Sebastian and combine with surfing lessons on this learning holiday with a difference.