Location
  • Spain
    • Malaga
Length
1 to 4 weeks
Language
Spanish

Program Details

Language Level
IntermediateAdvanced
Immersion Level
Intensive
Class Size
Small Class (1-7)
Weekly Classroom Hours
15
Housing
Host Family
Age Min.
21

Pricing

Starting Price
1580
Price Details
One Week: 1,450 €
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Some Park Fees SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
May 11, 2024
Jul 11, 2024
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About Program

We are a small and friendly Spanish school with a homestay program in the south of Spain. Our family, with 2 experienced Spanish teachers, will make students feel at home and live a real Spanish immersion.

• Total immersion in Spanish language
• Over 10 hours Spanish a day
• Professional teachers
• All levels from beginner to advanced
• Small group: 4 students maximum
• Accommodation in Agualivar Spanish School
• A spectacular frontbeach villa
• 2 activities and 1 trip in the afternoons.
• Full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner with your teacher.
• The opportunity to maximise your progress
• Special emphasis on listening, speaking & communication skills
• Starting on any sunday
• Each teaching hour is a full 60 minutes
• Authentic excursions and local experiences, always in Spanish
• Visits to the most beautiful places, historic and cultural sites.

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Program Highlights

  • Study Spanish in your teacher's home
  • A full Spanish Immersion program for Adults
  • Speak only Spanish in our Spanish Homestay Program
  • Learn Spanish in a beatiful frontbeach house with only 4 students

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Program Reviews

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K
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Spanish immersion at Aqualivar

This May I enjoyed a wonderful Spanish Immersion course at Agualivar. The family was so warm and welcoming, the classes excellent, the accommodations beautiful, and the Spanish homestyle meals were beyond delicious. 

While  at the school, you will speak Spanish 100% of the time. This can be intense at times, but is a great way to rapidly improve your language skills within a friendly family environment. 

The Spanish classes taught by sisters, Stefi and Eli, were challenging and fun. With only 4 students per class I really enjoyed meeting and spending time with the group.

Carmen (Stefi and Eli’s mother), was so much fun to visit with and is an incredible cook, who prepared us delicious homestyle meals, which we all shared around a lively table. 

In the afternoons, Anna, our wonderful “culture and field” guide would take us on excursions to various archaeological and cultural sites. We often finished with great conversation and a cool drink at an outdoor café.

I highly recommend (and hope to return to) Agualivar. It offers a true Spanish Immersion experience within a lovely family environment.

1 person found this review helpful.
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Penni
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

What a great week! We were certainly immersed in the Spanish language, culture and way of life. Our lessons each morning, outside on the patio, overlooking the sea, were run by Fani and Eli; fantastic hosts and excellent teachers. Everything was super organised, but in a very warm and supportive way. We all spoke Spanish absolutely 100% of the time, even though the other 3 people I was lucky enough to study with were all native English speakers. I don’t think any of us even thought to drift into chatting in anything except Spanish.
Carmen, the mother of Fani and Eli, produced delicious (and healthy) meals made from local produce, and meal times were further opportunities to chat with our teachers/hosts.
The afternoon activities each day were fun and we also had one really good evening in a local restaurant where we ate and watched a great flamenco show.
I found it a fantastic week, and would love to go back and study there again.

Pros
  • Great teachers with creative ways of working
  • Good organisation, but friendly with it
  • Good balance and range of language learning opportunities
6 people found this review helpful.
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Sylvie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Un endroit magnifique

La maison est spacieuse, chaque étudiant a sa chambre qui fait face à la Méditerranée. Les repas sont délicieux avec un souci de présentation. Carmen et ses filles Éli et Fani préparent les repas qui sont variés et qui représentent bien la culture espagnole. Tout est bon. L’ambiance est agréable. Pour moi ce fut l’occasion de PARLER la langue 24/7 …..une immersion totale qui m’a permis d’améliorer la capacité à converser.
La facilité de se rendre à l’école en taxi organisé par les professeurs. De plus tous les moments passés avec Ana la jeune femme tellement gentille qui s’occupait de nous sortir, les étudiants, tous les jours de 16h à 19h pour découvrir différents lieux aux alentours. Un vrai bonheur.

English:
The house is spacious, each student has their own room facing the Mediterranean. The meals are delicious with attention to presentation. Carmen and her daughters Éli and Fani prepare meals which are varied and which represent Spanish culture well. All is well. The atmosphere is pleasant. For me it was the opportunity to SPEAK the language 24/7…..a total immersion which allowed me to improve my ability to converse.
The ease of getting to school by taxi organized by the teachers. Plus all the moments spent with Ana, the very kind young woman who took care of taking us, the students, out every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discover different places around. A real joy.

What was your funniest moment?
La complicité vécue avec les autres étudiantes de mon groupe pendant deux semaines.
Pros
  • La maison magnifique
  • Parler espagnole 24/7
  • La nourriture excellente
Cons
  • La structure des cours théoriques.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Patrick
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Un Gran Invertido

I spent the first two weeks of April 2024 at the Agualivar School of Spanish Immersion. The setting is the family home/farm of the teachers, Eli and Fani, and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea just east of the city of Malaga. The school’s atmosphere is relaxed and intensive at the same time, because of the concentration and focus necessary to adopt your non-native language 24/7.

Fani and Eli use teaching methods that are instructive and fun. Both teachers are also exceptional in their ability to explain Spanish grammatics, sentence structure, parts of speech and colloquialisms.

Each morning is dedicated to didactic lessons and each afternoon involves excursions with family friend, Anna, to nearby landmarks/towns and/or cultural experiences, e.g., beachside refreshment huts for beer and tapas.

Anyone looking for serious exposure to the Spanish language, mixed with a very comfortable family home atmosphere and top flight Spanish instructors should seriously consider Agualivar Spanish Immersion School as money well spent.

En Español:
Pasé las dos primeras semanas de abril de 2024 en la Escuela de Inmersión en Español de Agualivar. El entorno es la casa/granja familiar de las profesoras, Eli y Fani, y tiene vistas al Mar Mediterráneo, justo al este de la ciudad de Málaga. El ambiente de la escuela es relajado e intensivo al mismo tiempo, porque la concentración y el enfoque necesarios para adoptar tu idioma no nativo 24/7.

Fani y Eli utilizan métodos de enseñanza que son instructivos y divertidos. Ambas profesoras también son destacadas por excepcionales en su capacidad para explicar la gramática española, la estructura de las oraciones, las partes del habla y los coloquialismos.

Cada mañana se dedica a lecciones didácticas y cada tarde incluye excursiones con Anna, una amiga amable de la familia, a lugares/pueblos y/o experiencias culturales cercanas, por ejemplo, chiringuitos para tomar cerveza y tapas.

Cualquiera que busque una exposición seria al idioma español, combinado con un ambiente hogareño muy cómodo e instructores de español de alta categoria, debería considerar seriamente la Escuela de Inmersión en Español Agualivar como dinero bien invertido.

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

Immersion course April 2024

What a fantastic experience ! Fani, Elly and Carmen welcome you into their beautiful home and make you feel right at home. Lovely, comfortable, clean rooms and beautiful surroundings . Delicious home cooked food every day prepared and shared with the family .
The daily Spanish lessons are excellent , well planned and fun. In addition to the lessons you are taken out and about locally each day for further tuition by the lovely Anna.
This is total immersion and very full on. Absolutely no other language than Spanish . A brilliant way to test your Spanish skills and gain confidence .

Exhausting but well worth it.

I recommend this course to anyone who is serious about moving their Spanish to another level 😊

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared to be challenged
13 people found this review helpful.
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Kathryn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

This Amazing Experience Greatly Improved My Spanish

I had an amazing experience with the Agualivar Spanish Language Immersion program. From the beginning, everything was perfect: Fani very kindly setup travel for a fellow student and I, and we had a really enjoyable taxi ride with the friendly driver to and from the school. We were shown to our rooms, which have balconies and spectacular sea views as well as private bathrooms.

The meals were delicious, with fresh food and warm conversation. There were four students the week I was there, and I appreciated how much care and attention we each got. I was the least experienced with communicating, so it was not always easy to keep up with everyone, but I never felt anything but encouraged. Fani was always so kind and encouraging, as well as expressive, so adept at being understood. She made sure I had as much opportunity to talk as anyone else. As the least capable, it would have been easy to be overshadowed by better students, but that never happened, and I really appreciated the effort Fani made for me to participate equally.

The coursework is well-designed, with a personal touch that encouraged us to speak and question. We had homework every day, and time to rest in our pretty rooms, so took that time to immerse in the language even when taking in a quiet moment. There was even time to take a dip in the pool while I was there.

We had several really fun outings to see some lovely sights. I really enjoyed everything about Agualivar. The week was spectacular, and don’t think you could find a better Spanish immersion program.

My goal was to push myself to grow to the next level, and thanks to the skill of Fani’s teaching and her warm encouragement, I feel greatly improved speaking and understanding Spanish. I have even stayed in touch (communicating only in Spanish of course) with one of my fellow students. It was hard work and a glorious experience.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Realizing the other students were more advanced than I. Then I reminded myself that immersion programs should be challenging, and that though it was going to be hard, I was going to learn from the experience.
Pros
  • Excellent course of study
  • Teaching exemplary
  • Beautiful surroundings
32 people found this review helpful.
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Elaine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A great experience

I had a great experience at the Agualivar Spanish School. Th home where we stayed is large and beautiful, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. They made every effort to provide delicious food, accommodating everyone's tastes. The Spanish lessons were geared to my level and every day we had a new experience. The experiences included tasting olive oil, exploring a supermarket in Spanish, exploring nearby towns, and a cooking class. They were well organized and classes were individualized. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish. It is for intermediate and advanced learners.

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

Wow! Agualivar Spanish immersion course was awesome!

The week I spent at Agualivar learning Spanish was incredible! My Spanish improved greatly and I learned about Spanish culture. The gorgeous house (mansion) where we had classes and meals and slept was so unique. My room had a balcony with an unobstructed view of the sea and the olive trees on the property. Our small group had lessons together which were quite varied and we had excellent meals together where of course we only spoke Spanish since it’s an immersion school. I loved that we had activities each day that took us to neighboring towns and areas so I feel like I got to know Malaga – and would gladly return there as well as to the Agualivar school. Our teachers were excellent and I really enjoyed our small class size.

What was your funniest moment?
I can't think of the funniest one moment, because what I will remember is that I laughed more the week I spent at Agualivar than any other week that year - so much fun!
Pros
  • Improve your Spanish from any level
  • Beautiful place to stay
  • Fantastic staff and students
Cons
  • Not the weather - it was amazing
  • Only lasted a week - maybe 10 days would be better
  • It was easy to get to by train from Madrid and they arranged taxi to pick us up. It was a one hour taxi ride from train station to the house.
43 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

¡Hola Wayne! Yes, we have had vegetarian students and they could enjoy our gastronomy too. We try to adapt the menu to our different students.

I can't remember for sure but I think it was about 1300 euros a week (that includes food and a private room) You can go on the website to book a course and it will show you - you don't actually have to book the course

There are two teachers at Agualivar, so the students can be divided by level. There are never more than four students and sometimes fewer so either your lessons will be private or you will be with another student at a similar level. It is possible to go for one week, but I would recommend going for at least two weeks if you want to make real progress. The family at Agualivar is so nice, and the...