Spanish Immersion Program for Adults and Families

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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 12 hours Spanish a day
• Professional teachers
• All levels from beginner to advanced
• 4 students group
• Accommodation in Agualivar Spanish School
• A spectacular frontbeach villa
• 3 workshops a week
• Full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner with your teacher and Agualivar team.
• The opportunity to maximise your progress
• Special emphasis on listening, speaking & communication skills
• A specialised programme of study designed for each student
• Flexible dates. Start on any sunday
• Each teaching hour is a full 60 minutes
• Activities and excursions arranged according to your interests
• Visits to famous and interesting places
• Progress report, certificate and advice for future study

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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...


based on 22 reviews
  • Instruction 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9.8
  • Value 9.8
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Excellent in all respects. A very relaxing and well located environment where the classes are tailor made to your needs, interests and abilities. There is a good balance of formal lessons and activities with learning taking place throughout. Very comfortable accommodation with delicious fresh produce and a very kind, welcoming approach from all the family. The perfect place to improve your Spanish.

Response from Agualivar Spanish School

¡Muchas gracias Gloria! :)
Toda la familia de Agualivar ha aprendido algo de ti. Eso es algo maravilloso. Te deseamos todo lo mejor, que sigas hablando mucho español y gracias por tu receta de mermelada ¡Ñam ñam!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Quality time in Agualivar!

My homestay at Agualivar was a real eye-opener for me.In a perfectly serene environment I could improve my Spanish and at the same time enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Together with my guide and Spanish teacher we visited National park Torcal de Antequera and later that week El Cielo.Two hiking routes with a variety of natural treasures.Back home ,a casa Agualivar, I had the feeling of being a member of the family.We cooked together real Spanish dishes and talked about Andalucia and Málaga provincia.
The mix of learning Spanish and being active all day is for me perfect.
There is no better place to learn a language with the comfort of a beautiful guesthouse and good teachers .Very close to the beach and within half an hour in Málaga city.The best of both worlds.
This stay was a perfect start of 2016 and I know one thing for sure.
Hasta pronto.

Response from Agualivar Spanish School

¡Gracias Hans!

Ya eres uno más de nuestra familia. ;) Así que siempre serás bienvenido.

¡Te esperamos!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Paradise on the Costa del Sol

I experienced paradise for two weeks this past August. I was embraced as a family member into the Agualivar fold from the moment I arrived. My beautiful room overlooked the terrace, garden, Infiniti pool and the breathtaking Mediterranean view. All meals were a highlight due to the fresh locally grown produce, from their own farm, and the engaging conversation. I enjoyed participating in the daily ritual of gathering eggs and then learning how to prepare some local dishes. I never ate so well in my life nor felt so healthy. Art lessons fed my inner artist and Spanish classes focused on culture and gaining a native like fluency. Agualivar is truly a unique language school concept. Having studied in Mexico, Ecuador and other schools in Spain I recognize the value of Agualivar. This is where I will return. The search for the perfect Spanish school has ended.

How can this program be improved?
No wasps in the garden please! ;)
Yes, I recommend this program
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Fabulous Spanish language immersion program

This is a wonderful program that far exceeded my expectations. The language instruction was well planned, focused on my needs, and thorough. The instructors were patient, humorous, and intelligent. The immersion was total with Spanish only being spoken throughout my stay. The family was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was unbelievable and the setting is spectacular. The house is situated on a hill in the countryside with a view of the Mediterranean. There are plenty of opportunities for excursions that combine language instruction with sight-seeing. I cannot recommend it more highly and hope someday to return.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Casa Agualivar was the perfect way for me to improve my Spanish!

I wanted to improve my ability to speak and understand Spanish through a homestay immersion, and I'm so glad I chose Casa Agualivar. The morning classes were customized for my level and interests, and I learned so much. The teaching materials are great - lots of variety including games, videos and exercises that really facilitated my learning. I also enjoyed the "homework" and learned a lot by correcting it with the teachers the next day.
The homestay part of the program is equally great. The family was very kind and understanding about my ability to speak. The house is large and beautiful with a lovely pool and garden, and they grow lots of fruits and vegetables. It was lots of fun and really delicious to eat my meals with the family.
I made several enjoyable trips to nearby sights with the teachers, and learned a lot about the history and was able to practice my Spanish. I highly recommend Casa Agualivar!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Heaven does exist

Most people would visit Barcelona or Madrid when they go to Spain yet I had chosen to go to the Southern part, Andalucia, for spending a week in a Spanish School by the Mediterranean Sea. My major purpose of the trip was to learn as much Spanish as I could, and running away from the touristic spots and let yourself completely immerse in the Spanish-only environment wasn't a bad idea.

So I did my research online. Among 100+ schools online I found Agualivar Spanish School, and it immediately stood out from the rest - I could feel the heart in it. And, how could a school be as beautiful as Agualivar Spanish School like a heaven?

I got a chance to do what I had not done when I was at middle and high school - staying in a host family for learning a language (Home stay program). The school is right inside of this 4,000 sq ft mansion. I was so lucky to have Elizabeth as my tutor, who is professional and very experienced. She is also very patient in both trying to understand you and get you understand her in Spanish for beginner-students like me. Most importantly, she pays attention into details. She knows your level and progress and she will use her creative ways to strengthen your weak and new parts. She cares about your progress more than you do.

For the rest of the time outside of the classes, Spanish only. The host parents during meals, the news on TV, the songs on the radio as well as the cute toddler...they would only communicate with you in Spanish. You will soon get used to it and will realize how much you have improved after few days here, specifically your confidence in speaking in Spanish.

You could also choose to join the local tours provided by the school. We have visited Sevilla, Granada, Malaga, Frigiliana and Nerja together. I was surprised by their capability in explaining the history of the areas. I did not have a map nor a travel book with me. I just had my mind focusing on learning Spanish and they took care of the rest. While enjoying the beautiful scenes, the churros with chocolate, the tapas and the Mediterranean Sea, Elizabeth didn't forget to give me some little challenges by playing vocabulary games with me... haha, again, you will be surprised by how much you have learnt!

And the bonus part is the 5-star food and environment! they have their own farms and orchards, an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful garden, dozens sets of Spanish DVDs in the comfortable TV room that you will never get bored! I love what they offer in meals! My favourite dis is definitely the home-made Paella! and the fresh salad, tortilla...every meal was a surprise because they seldom repeat it during your stay!

End up I couldn't tell whether I was here for study or holiday. Maybe that's exactly what they mean to let you feel. Even my Spanish friends have asked how did I find such a good school. I said, this is fate.

Yes, I recommend this program
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My Dream School! :)

This school will always remain in my thoughts as the best language learning experience ever. From the first minute I met my teacher and her family I felt like at home, and I would say even better. I felt like meeting my old friends, I felt like on holidays, even if I came there to study.

The school itself is amazing, it's a nice family villa on the hill surrounded by beautiful nature and outstanding views. You can see the see through your window. The atmosphere is relaxing, Zen and calm, all you need for your efficient studies.

I had 4 private lessons per day (two of grammar and two of Spanish culture, history and conversation). I had two experienced teachers who made my classes interesting and involving, all the material necessary was provided, at my free time I could read Spanish books from family's library, by the swimming pool or in the terrace.
After normal class hours my studies continued, because I was always surrounded by family members and I was continuously speaking Spanish. I felt like their family member, we had all meals together. All food was prepared with love, I ate a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, picked up the same day strait away from family's organic fields. Some evenings we had grilled fish or meat dinner in the outside terrace.
My teacher organised as well some trips around Lagos, I visited Nerja and Frigiliana.

My learning experience in Agualivar was short, but amazing and unforgettable, the experience that I would like repeat again and again!
I strongly recommend it to everyone who likes not standard but alternative learning.

It's all about people!


Yes, I recommend this program


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About Agualivar Spanish School

Agualivar is a small and family-run school and offers Spanish immersion courses for families and adults.

Students can learn Spanish successfully, intensively and rapidly by living and studying in our own house. You will be welcomed into Agualivar...