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OCEANOGRAPHY + ADVENTURE

OCEANOGRAPHY + ADVENTURE

OCEANOGRAPHY + ADVENTURE COMBINES A GREAT WAY OF LEARNING ABOUT THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, WITH THE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE OF THE ISLAND OF MALLORCA

With our friends at SOCIB we have designed a quite incredible and unique programme unlike any other offered within Europe. Students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of Europe's leading marine biologists here on the Island.

One of the aims of this programme is to improve public knowledge about the Mediterranean Sea through educational and hands-on activities and being involved in research projects with our team of scientists.

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extra activities

Water sports
Water sports
Guided Tours
Guided Tours
Cooking
Cooking
Adventure Sports
Adventure Sports
Hiking
Hiking
Free Activities
Free Activities

The Taplingo program

TAPLINGO offers students the experience of a lifetime. The team work to make your stay interesting, educational, adventurous and, above all, fun. Our family run company has worked in the language industry for over 15 years, and we hope our enthusiasm for language learning will be contagious. We design our young learners programs with the objective of showing students everything the Mediterranean lifestyle has to offer, from the language, to the culture, activities, cuisine, beaches, Mountains, and much, much more. We are very proud of our programs and feel that we are able to offer such unique experiences to young learners here on this stunning Island.

SOCIB is the Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System.

SOCIB is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Balearic Islands Government, the purpose of which consists in establishing an integrated multidisciplinary research system for the observation and prediction of the variability of the coastal zone.

SOCIB is made up of a network of facilities and equipment devoted to marine observation, acquisition of data, processing, analysis, operational numeric modelling, and dissemination of multidisciplinary marine information in a systematic and consistent manner.

WHAT WE DO:

⦁Forecasting systems for currents with applications for oil spills or the rescue of shipwrecked persons.

⦁Wave prediction systems for maritime safety and beach safety.

⦁Systems for the prediction of meteotsunamis (rissagues) and fluctuations in ports and bays.

⦁Systems to study and ensure sustainable fishing.

⦁Systems for studying the Balearic Sea and the Western Mediterranean.

⦁Systems for monitoring beaches and the transport of sediment.

⦁Innovation and technology applied to sustainable tourism and integrated management of the coastal zone.

Our Language courses offer an active and dynamic way of learning. We have over 15 years experience within this industry and with a group of highly motivated dynamic teachers we ensure that students will learn in a natural engaging and fun way.

With our friends at SOCIB we have designed a quite incredible and unique program unlike any other offered within Europe. Students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of Europe’s leading marine biologists here on the Island. One of the aims of this program is to improve public knowledge about the Mediterranean Sea through educational and hands-on activities and being involved in research projects with our team of scientists.

The Coastal zone program gives students a series of activities that allow them to discover the beach as a constantly evolving environment, not only as a place for summer holidays.

Our school is located in the centre of Palma, just a short walk from host family’s homes and a 10 minute drive from our residence. Oceanography activities and excursions take place all around our wonderful island., in the sea and on land.

This programme offers the option of residential, host family or hotel accommodation:

Residence: This student residence is located in the heart of the university campus, just across the road from one of the biggest sport complexes on the island. Charming mountain villages are just a short drive away, and so is Palma city centre. Shared bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, as well as full board are available in the residence, and students will be supervised 24 hours a day. The residence also offers air conditioned classrooms, study areas, TV rooms and common rooms for students to relax during their free time.

Homestay: The families that we work with know how to take care of their guests. With our host families you will be able to learn more about the Spanish culture and to see what life is really like in a Spanish home. You’ll also be able to practice your Spanish day in and day out, starting the moment when you enter the door right up until it’s time for your departure. Keep in mind that many families live in flats or apartments rather than houses. Students will be able to receive phone calls at home and have access to wifi.

Hotel: Offering views of Palma Bay, our 3* hotel is located next to the Palma Harbor. It features an outdoor pool with views of the cathedral and overlooking the sea . All air-conditioned accommodations have simple, bright décor. Each room includes a satellite TV a private bathroom and also private balconies.The hotel also has a buffet restaurant, which serves a selection of delicious Mediterranean cuisine and features a terrace that offers Mediterranean Sea views. Free WIFI is provided.

Glider workshop

Visit the glider lab at IMEDEA and discover what gliders are and how they work:

⦁Structure, functions, and uses.
⦁Measurement parameters.
⦁Interpreting data and drawing conclusions.
⦁Practical applications.

Visit the SOCIB Research Vessel

Hop aboard the SOCIB oceanographic research vessel and knows how the Mediterranean is investigated with a catamaran, unique in the oceanographic sector.

The SOCIB oceanographic vessel is a catamaran, more versatile and practical for the research campaigns in the Balearic Sea, offering greater stability and allows for much faster than traditional large oceanographic ship navigation.

Visit IMEDEA

The Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA), it’s a research center jointly governed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).

Their main activity is the fundamental and applied research in the area of Natural Resources:

  • Ecology
  • Global change
  • Operational oceanography
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Microbiology

Visit COB – IEO Headquarters

Visit Cabrera

Seashore Science

Oceanographer Turtles

Visit Sóller Botanic Garden

- Tuition for classes
- Host family accommodation - full board
- Residential accommodation - full board
- Afternoon, night and weekend activities
- Excursions
- Text book and materials
- 24 hour supervision of instructors
- Certificate of language course of English/Spanish

Contact

La Rambla nº8 1ºA,
07003, Palma de Mallorca

info@taplingo.es

+34 971 725 671

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Why Spanish?

DO YOU KNOW THAT SPANISH
IS THE SECOND MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD?

Achieve a level that allows you to communicate with international businesses and broaden your job opportunities.

Be able to visit and communicate in 21 countries.

Learn and experience new cultures and customs.

Why in Mallorca?

LEARN SPANISH IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, ENJOY THE GREAT WEATHER ALL YEAR LONG AND IMMERSE IN THE SPANISH CULTURE.

Discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as well as unique cultural experiences; take advantage of the water sports and hiking to see the natural beauty of the island.

Experience Spanish learning surrounded by native speakers and join in on their day to day activities.

Learn in small classes that will allow you to have maximum student to teacher attention.

Don´t forget to visit...

Soller Railway Station

Soller Railway Station

The route will begin at the Railway Station, located at Plaça Espanya, 6. The building housing Sóller train station was the old 17th century fortified house of Can Mayol. Above the entrance arch of the façade, a console displays the date of 1606. It was later converted into a hotel and eventually, at the beginning of the 20th century, into a railway station. The result of the restructuring from 1911-1912 is the art nouveau style preserved in the building, consisting of a series of delicate decorative details on doors, windows, ironwork, platform corbels and the tank in the courtyard, among other places. On leaving the station, to the left, beside the Major water course, you will see before you three examples of the typical railings that border the gardens of many houses in Sóller. Can Penya, Can Isabel and Cas Fideuer display the skilled ironwork of the artisans of the first third of the 20th century. Flowers, rosettes and leaves intertwine in elegant and simple designs. Pines, araucarias (or monkey-puzzle trees) and palms grow in these gardens.

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