Summer is a time of the year when many people decide to take a break, relax and enjoy the good weather. However, it can also be an opportunity to continue learning and improving our English. With more free time, reduced working hours and school holidays, summer is the perfect time to continue developing our language skills. In this blog, we will explore some of the options available in Madrid for those who want to make the most of the summer and learn English in Madrid in summer.
Summer English courses in Madrid
During the summer months, signing up for English classes can be a great opportunity to improve your English skills. Whether you have more free time, your work schedule is reduced or you are simply looking for more flexibility to attend classes, summer can be the perfect time to focus on your learning.
At International House Madrid, we offer a wide variety of English courses for adults and children. For adults, we have the Superintensive course, which is ideal for those who want to improve their English quickly. We also offer the “Prepare for Cambridge” course for those who want to prepare for the Cambridge exams, and our Language and Speaking Skills courses, for those who need to improve their grammar or speaking skills.
For younger students, our urban English camp, “Funtastic Summer”, offers a unique opportunity to learn English in a fun and exciting way. We also offer our “English in Action for Teens” course for 11 to 17 year olds who want to develop their soft skills in English, or the Super Intensive Junior Course for those who want to advance very quickly.
Studying English abroad
Another interesting option is to study English abroad and experience immersion learning. This type of learning can be very effective and enriching, as it allows students to immerse themselves in the English language and culture in an authentic, everyday environment. There are many popular destinations to study English abroad, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, there are a wide variety of programs and courses available, from intensive courses to cultural and educational exchange programs.
Other ways to practise your English in Madrid during the summer
If you don’t want to go abroad, you can also immerse yourself in the English-speaking culture here in Madrid! Here are some tips to enjoy the city in English:
- Attend outdoor film screenings in the original version. Many organizations and city councils in the city organize outdoor cinema events where films are screened in their original version with Spanish subtitles. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy great movies in English while relaxing outdoors.
- Visit bookstores and libraries in English. In Madrid there are several bookstores and libraries specialized in English books, which are not only a good place to find new study materials, but also to enjoy a good read. In addition, many libraries offer the possibility of borrowing books in English for free.
- Don’t underestimate the power of reading. Reading in English is a great way to improve your language skills while having fun. Plus, it’s an activity you can do anywhere, even at the beach. If you need recommendations, there are many books adapted to different levels of English that are ideal for summer reading.
In short, summer is an ideal time to learn and improve your English. There are several options, such as English courses for adults and children, the possibility of studying English abroad and enjoying Madrid in English, attending events such as film screenings in the original version or visiting bookstores and libraries in English. In addition, we highlight the importance of reading in English and recommend some adapted books that are perfect to enjoy during the summer. Take advantage of this season to learn English and discover all that Madrid has to offer!”