Location
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
    • Valencia
    • Cadiz
    • Murcia
    • Canary Islands
    • Madrid
    • Mallorca
    • Seville
Length
1 to 4 weeks
Language
Spanish

Program Details

Language Level
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Immersion Level
Intensive
Certifications
DELE (Spanish)
Specialized Courses
Business Specific Purposes Teaching
Class Size
Private Lessons
Weekly Classroom Hours
10
Housing
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
1450
Price Details
What's included:
*One initial introduction session online with your Spanish host-teacher, including a level test, and preparations for the trip before departure
*Spanish Level Test
*24/7 Spanish Conversation
*10+ Hours of Spanish Lessons
*Full-Board Accommodation
*Study Materials
*Basic Excursions
*Lots of Fun
*Wi-Fi in your Host-teacher's Home
*Certificate and Report

What's NOT included (but can be arranged at extra cost):

*Flights to/from Spain
*Travel & Medical Insurance
*Airport Transfers
*Optional Excursions
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jun 03, 2024
Jun 29, 2024
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About Program

Embark on a thrilling linguistic journey with us, leaving behind conventional classrooms for our Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme "SHIP" – your ticket to an unparalleled learning adventure.

Immerse in Spanish life's rhythm, guided by native host-teachers unveiling language secrets. Forget textbooks – with SHIP, Spain itself is your classroom.

Imagine strolling charming streets, ordering tapas, or basking in the Mediterranean sun while chatting with locals. SHIP is more than learning; it's living Spanish!

Yet, there's more – we tailor your journey. Pursue language skills for career growth, international ties, or conquering DELE/SIELE exams. Our bespoke Spanish programmes match diverse dreams.

No more holding back! Plunge into SHIP, where limits fade and immersion reigns supreme. Your Spanish escapade ignites here – discover beyond a school, a haven of vibrant memories and a home away from home!

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Program Highlights

  • Embark on a Cultural Odyssey: Dive into the heart of Spain's soul by Living & Studying Spanish in your teacher's home. Experience the fusion of language, culture, and gastronomy all under one enchanting roof.
  • Flexibility at Its Finest: Blaze your own trail in mastering Spanish with programmes ranging from 1 week to an entire month. Choose any day of the week to ignite your learning journey.
  • Dreamy Destinations Await: Your choices are boundless! Select from our breathtaking locations: Barcelona's urban pulse, Valencia's coastal charm, Burgos' historical treasure troves, the serene allure of Mallorca, Menorca's hidden gems, and beyond!
  • Personalised Learning, Maximum Fun: Ignite your Spanish passion with our expert native Spanish host-teachers. No matter your age or needs, our courses are tailor-made to bring language alive.
  • SIELE: Conquer with Confidence: Seize the chance to ace the SIELE remote exam with us. As a SIELE accredited centre, we're your gateway to Spanish excellence. The journey of a lifetime awaits – are you ready to make it yours?

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Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 65 reviews
  • 5 rating 98.46%
  • 4 rating 1.54%
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  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Value 4.9
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Jackie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Great Week with Pilar

My adult daughter (just a little over college age) and I recently had the privilege to spend a week with Pilar at her home in Gilet (located outside of Valencia). During our week there, Pilar cooked us delicious meals, set aside structured time for our lessons, and even managed to have enough energy to allow me to practice my Spanish conversation skills "just one more time" even late at night. Small cultural excursions were also part of the “package,” and one of our favorites was when Pilar included us in her family’s celebration of the San Juan Festival. This festival happens once a year, on the beach. It is time spent with families and friends, so of course, there is food and eating. So special, as one can see the beach lined with mini bon fires that individual families have created. Then at the precise moment of midnight, everyone goes into the sea and jumps over seven waves while asking for seven wishes. What a beautiful tradition that my daughter and I were able to be a part.

4 people found this review helpful.
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Gunilla
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A fantastic week in Dosrius, Catalonia

I’m home again after a fantastic week in Dosrius, Catalonia. I had high expectations and they were fulfilled. I really like the idea of homestay. You study and you learn a lot just to be in a family. The living by Mónica, her parents and two Golden Retrievers was pleasant and lovely in all ways. Fresh living in a beautiful and calm environment. Good and healthy food. We did some excursions together. I borrowed a bike and learned to know the surroundings and I also followed Mónica to the gym even with swimming pool.

5 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Perfect week in the sun with Spanish

When my son was 14 it was obvious that he needed some help with his Spanish, but we wanted to consider something different to a weekly tutoring session. Something that would challenge him, make him grow as an individual, and something (obviously!) that would help with his Spanish. And boy did we find that! Last year he went from the UK to Valencia for a week, this year Barcelona - both as homestays. And it has been the making of him. Not only did he get to explore growing up in a safe, nurturing and fun environment away from mum and dad, but he also got to learn and practice his spanish in spanish homes, schools, shops etc. He loved the fact that he got to travel on his own (we dropped him off, they picked him up directly from the airport) and that he got to try new foods and meet new people. Every day was a learning day - from just learning as you go/out and about, to structured lessons. Without a doubt I would recommend this to any child. Even better, I think he would recommend it. He is sitting his GCSE's as I type this, and I have no doubt that his Spanish mark will be much improved - and he is even considering doing it for A level.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
As a parent, the most nerve-racking moment is seeing your child off at the airport. We were stressed, but he was shooing us away from the check in so he could do it all himself.
Pros
  • Spanish Immersion
  • Quality of the food :)
  • Lovely people
Cons
  • None.
14 people found this review helpful.
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Pablo
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Spanish Immersion: Exploring Valencia with Pilar Martínez

My experience in the immersion course at the home of Professor Pilar Martínez in Valencia, Spain was exceptional and very enjoyable. The classes exceeded my expectations , and the cultural visits were wonderful from the get go. Professor Pilar is an excellent teacher, her personalized approach and passion for language teaching made learning easy and enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend this immersion course , especially with professor Pilar as the host and a great professional teaching Spanish.

15 people found this review helpful.
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Evelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Experience in Cadiz Spain

Spanish Express is the real thing. They went above and beyond to support me in my desire to learn Spanish in the context of intimate interaction with the people and culture. I couldn't be happier with my 2 week immersion in Spain and I'm already planning another adventure with them next year.
I’m considering Burgos or Sevilla and maybe another country option altogether.
I know that I have so much more to learn and immersion is both effective and enjoyable!
My stay was with Oscar in Cadiz: he’s a fantastic teacher, good-hearted, smart and so patient! I will keep him close to my heart forever!

What was your funniest moment?
Seven mornings of coffee disasters then triumphed with awesome coffee at last!
25 people found this review helpful.
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Tammi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Stay in Valencia

This was such a great experience for me. The week for me flew by so fast I couldn’t believe when it ended. The experience is very personalized. Pilar asked me what I would like to work on and I told her I needed work on listening and speaking. So we did a lot of conversations. We also did some grammar during our daily classes. We did some excursions into Valencia. Which was very exciting to be with a native to learn the local history. The food was fantastic. Paella day was super exciting for me. I loved to see how they made typical paella outside. If you are looking at doing this program don’t hesitate. Just do it. Highly recommend. Pilar also cooked all my meals for the week which was a nice change for me since I’m always cooking at my house

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Though I’ve eaten paella being able to see how it was cooked outdoors was a fun learning experience.
Pros
  • Able to practice Spanish 24/7 for the week.
  • Seeing Valencia with a local.
  • Seeing the rice paddies
Cons
  • The town was small and not much to do after dark.
28 people found this review helpful.
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Mattia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unique experience in La Manga with Pilar

Engaging in Pilar’s Spanish immersion program in La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, proved profoundly enriching. Her welcoming environment set the stage for an intensive language learning journey, with tailored lessons ensuring significant progress. Daily conversations with Pilar facilitated natural language practice and refinement, providing a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the Spanish language.

Exploring Murcia and Cartagena cities with Pilar's guidance offered unforgettable cultural immersion. From historic landmarks to local markets, every outing provided insight into Spanish culture. This program not only boosted my Spanish proficiency but also fostered a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage and traditions of Spain. Pilar’s dedication to teaching and her passion for sharing the beauty of Murcia made this experience truly unforgettable.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Of course I recommend this program, specially with Pilar, she has been an amazing teacher with whom I have learned a lot. Both the place and the private classes were exceptional despite my difficulty learning. I feel that the improvement was absolute and I plan to repeat this year but in Valencia, of course with Pilar to follow the lessons.
Pros
  • Lessons
  • Beach
23 people found this review helpful.
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Ozioma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

This immersion experience in Barcelona with Nanda was a game changer

Enrolling in the Spanish immersion program at Nanda’s house in Castelldefels, Barcelona, was a decision I'll forever cherish. From day one, Nanda’s welcoming demeanour created a supportive atmosphere for learning. The one-on-one lessons were tailored precisely to my skill level, ensuring steady progress while keeping the learning process enjoyable.

Living with a native speaker and professional teacher was a priceless advantage; it improved my speaking and listening skills immensely. Nanda’s expertise shone through in their patient explanations and creative teaching methods.

Beyond the classroom, exploring the Barcelona province with her guidance was a highlight. Castelldefels has beautiful long beaches, such as Playa de Castelldefels, known for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll and savored a delightful meal in a traditional restaurant. However, given Nanda's culinary skills, I was more inclined to dine at home than venture out.

Additionally, the town of Castelldefels offers historical sites like the Castelldefels Castle, providing a glimpse into its medieval past. We also explored the nearby Garraf Natural Park, which is truly breathtaking.

The city of Barcelona came alive as we navigated its streets. The Sagrada Familia's grandeur, the Gothic Quarter's historic charm, and the vibrant energy of Las Ramblas were amazing. Park Guell offered a serene escape and a nice break. Barcelona's highlights left an indelible mark on my heart. I need to come back to Barcelona and explore more of this amazing city and province in general.

This immersion experience not only honed my Spanish but also allowed me to connect with the city's rich culture and heritage in a meaningful way. I can't recommend this program enough to anyone seeking an authentic, effective, and culturally immersive way to learn Spanish.

Pros
  • Nanda's culinary skills are out of this world
  • Nanda and her sister were amazing
27 people found this review helpful.

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