Summer University 2016


LEARN SPAIN: Bear Spanish

Organized by AEGEE-Madrid

In cooperation with AEGEE-Academy, Language Interest Group

LEARN SPAIN: Bear Spanish Profile Picture
Come to Madrid to experience the latin language of Spanish from the heart of Spain, its capital city, the magnificent Madrid. What a better way to improve your Spanish and live your summer with this Summer Course+? Participants should have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, but other participants from other levels are welcome as well. Besides the classes there will also be activities like day trips to some historical cities like Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez or San Lorenzo del Escorial; city-rally in the independent neighbourhood of Madrid, Malasaña; visit to an Amusement Park and the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium(optional fee), etc. Don’t hesitate and apply for one of the most enjoyable and satisfying Summer University you could experience!

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 14th
To: Monday, July 25th
Starts in: Madrid
Ends in: Madrid
Type: Summer Course+ info_outline
Thematic categories: Language / History and Local Culture
Fee: 154€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Youth hostel
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 38€
Used for: Day in an amusement park and visit to Santiago’s Bernabeu Stadium
Alternative: Extra workshops on Spanish culture
Language: Spanish, English (only if necessary, we will promote the practice of Spanish)
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Spanish language and culture


Phone: (+34) 637044312

Our ideal participant:

  • Full of energy (with fire in your body)
  • Open-minded
  • Sport lover (you’ll have to walk and be able to stand an active lifestyle for 2 weeks)
  • Easygoing
  • A Culture lover
  • A Party animal
  • You have to get used to new things easily
  • With a previous knowledge in Spanish language

  • The ideal participant for our SC+ ‘’Learn Spanish: Bear Spanish’’ is a person who is really interested in Spanish culture and heritage, willing to learn more than ever about this language and also willing to keep the pace of a non-stop Summer Course filled with not only classes but also daytrips to historical old towns and activities around Madrid that will make you learn absolutely everything about Spanish culture and language.


    ○ Spanish language: Spanish classes
  • Academic program with groups divided in different levels
  • Conversational activities
  • Vocabulary and grammar lessons
  • ○ Spanish culture
  • Daytrips to some historical cities in the region of Madrid
  • WS History of Spain
  • WS Traditions and modern Spain
  • WS Siesta and Sangría: the Spanish lifestyle
  • WS That doesn’t sound like Spanish to me: minor languages and cultures of Spain

Course Information:

Timetable: Classes in the morning(there will be some mornings without classes since we will need that time to do some activities or daytrips)
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Languages Students
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Madrid is one of the most populated city in Europe (the third in the EU after London and Paris): there are more than 4 millions people living here. More or less situated in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is the communications hub of Spain.

Madrid is the capital of the Spanish Crown since 1561, when the king Felipe II the Prudent placed finally his Court there. Before that, Madrid was one of the Castilian cities with vote right in the Parliament ("Cortes") and the king Enrique IV dead in the Royal Palace of Madrid in 1474. Madrid it is also known for been the jail of the French king François in 1526

Since that Madrid has been one of the main place of Spanish economy, politics and society. Carlos III changed a little bit the image of Madrid by building some Neoclassical monuments such as the Royal Palace, Alcala's Gate or the Cibeles fountain. Then as capital of a European state it has turn into a metropolitan city that has skyscrapers, stadiums and museums.

Alcalá de Henares

Alcalá de Henares was the Roman city called Complutum, which was between in encounter of to roman ways the one that went from Andalusia to France and the one that went from Cartago Nova to Galicia.

In the last centuries of the Medieval Times, It was a important city that belonged to the Archbishop of Toledo, and one of the most famous, Cardinal Cisneros founded there the Universidad Complutense in 1508. Passing by the ages it became the main univesity of Spanish Monarchy and in the S. XIX it was moved to Madrid.

El Escorial