GCSE Spanish Field Trip to Malaga

The Modern Foreign Languages department at Longhill High School is thrilled to announce an upcoming educational excursion for our GCSE Spanish students to Málaga, from the 7th to the 9th of March.

Immersing oneself in a language by visiting a country where it’s natively spoken is universally acknowledged as one of the most effective methods of learning. Classroom learning lays a solid foundation in vocabulary and grammar, enabling students to become proficient in reading and writing. Mastery over these aspects often leads to academic success. However, the true test of language proficiency lies in its practical application in everyday situations, which is something that cannot be fully simulated in a classroom setting.

The benefits of language immersion are manifold; it prepares students for real-life interactions, deepens cultural awareness, and enhances confidence in using the language in spontaneous conversations. Immersion places students in authentic scenarios, mirroring real-life experiences that significantly bolster language acquisition.

Our itinerary for Málaga is packed with cultural treasures and learning opportunities. The students will have the privilege of exploring the Gibralfaro, a stunning Moorish castle with panoramic views of the city, as well as the Alcazaba, an ancient Moorish fortification that once served as the governor’s palace. The visit will also include the city’s bustling Port, the charming Old Town, and the historic Roman Theatre. Moreover, students will have the chance to engage with local shopkeepers and residents, practicing their Spanish in genuine interactions, thereby enhancing their language skills.

Ms. Perronno will be documenting the trip with photographs, which we look forward to sharing with the school community upon their return. We are confident that this trip will be an enriching experience for everyone involved, leaving our students with not only improved Spanish skills but also lasting memories of their time in Málaga.

photo by barnyz © – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED
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