16 photos to inspire you to learn Spanish in the Dominican Republic

These 16 stunning photos come from our Spanish language and activity holiday school in Sosua, in the Dominican Republic. Gape away:

old row boat on beach in Dominican Republic

Locals at market in Dominican Republic

Hammock of the language school in the Dominican Republic

language holiday student scuba diving in the Dominican Republic

Four language holiday students on horseback in Dominican jungle

The Spanish

Over the course of seven days, students are grouped with others of their level — whether that’s a complete beginner or an advanced Spanish speaker — and given 20 immersive language lessons taught by highly qualified Spanish tutors. The mornings are spent in the classroom focusing on the four key aspects of learning a language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Then afternoons are completely free to join in the planned activities or to explore the island… read on to find about the activities the school offers along with their Spanish courses.

pineapple surrounded by slices of melon

Sosua, Dominican Republic street with shacks

surfer girl carrying board on Dominican Republic holiday beach

blue house in jungle of Dominican Republic

Dancing language holiday students

The activities

While the main reason students arrive is to improve their Spanish, they can also add activities and excursions to the mix. For a week of Spanish and windsurfing, mornings will be spent in the classroom, and afternoons in the water, maximising the lovely weather and allowing students to leave with two great skills.

Alternatively, adding some Latin flair is made simple by joining the school’s Spanish and Latin dance holiday. Again, students speak Spanish in the a.m., then don their dancing shoes for afternoon classes that let them participate in the lively evening dance events around town.

On top of these, at least three activities or excursions are planned each week from watersports to horseback riding to cultural tours of the local area.

Beach scene in Dominican Republic

language students on holiday chatting in Dominican Republic

language student snorkelling in the Dominican Republic with school of fish

Dominican Republic coastline view from above

group of three horse riding on beach in Dominican Republic

Sunset over Dominican Republic beach

The location

Sosua rests on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Consisting of around 12,000 locals, it’s a small, relaxed beach town that’s known for its great beaches and scuba diving. Meanwhile, the town of Cabarete, about 15 minutes away, is known for its kite and windsurfing.

Sosua has enough cafes, bars, discos, and restaurants to ensure that nights are as action-packed as days, and the relaxed island vibe makes a stay in the town an unforgettable holiday break.