Classic Blink Package: 1 Week Immersive Spanish!
- 1 week package
- Includes: classes, room, meals, activities
- 20 hours of weekly classes
- 2 hours of private classes
Learn Spanish the easy way with Blink! This classic week-long package will have you living and breathing Spanish in no time!
Blink Immersive Spanish Experience believes in working hard and playing hard. They provide intensive group lessons as well as private classes for all students. This is because they recognise that every pupil needs some one-on-one tuition to aid their study. Through private lessons, the overall efficiency of the group classes are improved and you have the chance to seek one-to-one support from the experienced professors.
Blink will determine your language ability based on your previous study history and placement test. You will be assigned a Spanish class and there will be four hours of classes per day. Daily classes are scheduled from 8.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-5pm. The time for the private classes are usually chosen by the student.
Accommodation at Blink’s hostel-style guesthouse is provided inclusive of the class package. The immersion hostel provided is for students only, which is very important when you consider the nightlife and party scene in Medellín. The immersion hostel is designed to accelerate your learning and everything is labelled in Spanish! There is a library, dedicated WiFi, theatre and multiple computers available for student use.
Blink is situated in the safe and secure neighbourhood of El Poblado. The centre is close to some great cafes and restaurants and the supermarkets and the party spot of Parque Lleras are within walking distance. To maximise everybody’s learning, it’s lights out by midnight during the week. This allows students to get a good night’s rest before classes the following day. Save your week for studying and then enjoy the party scene at the weekend!
Blink has a 24 hour reception and its own restaurant. Here, they serve delicious Colombian meals which will immerse you in the culture and keep your brain well-fed and ready to take in new information. Breakfast and lunch are provided inclusive of the package price. Meals are scheduled around classes so everything runs smoothly. Dietary requirements can often be catered for and vegetarian/vegan meals are available.
The classic package offered by Blink aims to get students speaking as much Spanish as possible. To put your new language skills into practice, Blink also arrange cultural activities and city excursions. Their weekly-run Comuna 13 tour of the local street graffiti is free, which will save you 40,000 COP! They also play Tejo (the national game of Colombia), dance salsa and sometimes visit football matches*. Studying at Blink on a full immersion programme really gives travellers to explore areas rarely seen by tourists.
Unlike most of Blink’s competitors, they also operate their school under a social ethos. They profit-share with each of the 24 employees as well as offering them housing and providing two meals per day. This social model ensures that high wages and benefits attract the best employees and teachers in the city. As well as being passionate about providing great tuition, Blink employees are also hugely dedicated to their community, often taking on volunteer projects to help in the local area.
*Admission fees such as the metro are not included and will need to be paid by the student.