Location
  • Spain
    • Madrid
Length
1 to 2 weeks
Language
Spanish

Program Details

Language Level
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Immersion Level
Intensive
Certifications
DELE (Spanish)
Specialized Courses
Specific Purposes Teaching
Class Size
Private Lessons Small Class (1-7)
Weekly Classroom Hours
15
Housing
Guesthouse Host Family
Age Min.
21

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Transportation Wifi
Dec 27, 2021
Jan 03, 2022
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About Program

We are a small and cozy Spanish school in the heart of G.N.P, Madrid.
We offer a Spanish immersion homestay program, studying and living with your Spanish teachers and their family. We will make students feel at home and part of the family.
With us you will enjoy:
- Pick up and drop off at the airport
- Customized lessons (3 hours per day).We adapt to your needs, interests and level of Spanish.
- Native qualified teachers.
- All levels.
- Maximum 3 students group
- Over 14 hours Spanish a day
- Full board accommodation in private room and bathroom, in our lovely home close to the mountain range.
- Three homemade meals per day with your teacher, family, friends…
- Our facilities, garden and swimming pool.
- Every day after lessons program, cultural and outdoors activities that you will choose. Always guided by your teacher or the teacher´s family.
- All together makes a wonderful Spanish immersion experience.

Program Reviews

9.91 Rating
based on 33 reviews
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  • Instruction 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9.9
  • Value 9.8
  • Program Selection 9.5
  • Pre-departure Help 10
  • In-program Support 9.5
  • Impact on Student 10
  • Value 9.5
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Mary
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Outstanding Immersion Program

I just completed a 1 week stay with Alvaro and Esther and their unique Spanish immersion program. It was, by far, the most thoughtful and well organized language program I have ever attended. The main difference from other programs I have attended either abroad or in the US, is that the students have the opportunity to live with their professors the entire week. Esther conducted an online evaluation (both written and oral via Zoom) to assess my level before arriving. Their experience working with students of different levels allowed them to communicate in an effective manner which allowed me to be progress much more rapidly. When I arrived I had significant difficulty with auditory comprehension. By the end of the week I was able to understand most everything that was said.

The program is also much more than language immersion. In addition to structured learning periods, Alvaro and Esther planned multiple activities to introduce their students to all aspects of Spanish culture including tours of important historical and cultural sites in the greater Madrid area.

Another huge bonus to the program is that both Alvaro and Esther are fabulous cooks and enjoy sharing their love of traditional Spanish cuisine. I very much enjoyed getting to know their 3 children some of their friends which gives the student a window into the life of a Spanish family.

This is a wonderful and very affordable opportunity to learn Spanish while also visiting some of the most beautiful parts of the Madrid area.
I cannot recommend this program more highly.

What was your funniest moment?
I was hoping to get the senior discount to enter the Alcazar of Segovia. When I got to the ticket window I realized I had not brought my passport with me and instead pointed at my gray hair as proof of age. The gentleman in the ticket booth pointed to his bald head and gave me the discount!
11 people found this review helpful.
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Kinga
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best Spanish school

Our daughter Joanna has just finished her one week half term camp which was an absolutely incredible experience for her. The camp was very well-organized, the teachers were excellent, the program was full of interesting activities and attractions. Our daughter had an amazing adventure learning Spanish with Spanish in Nature. She also made some great friends during the camp. I’m sure that the educational and cultural activities of the camp had a great positive impact on her self-confidence in expressing herself in Spanish. She came back with much greater fluency in Spanish, which she noticed after the camp, while spending few days in Madrid and communicating in Spanish, she received a lot of nice compliments about her language abilities.
The host family that was chosen for Joanna was absolutely fantastic. They were easy going, very friendly and nice to our daughter, inviting her to their day-to-day life. Obviously, speaking the whole time in Spanish with the family, helped her a lot to improve her Spanish.
The whole time Esther, Álvaro and other teachers were very caring with their students. What’s more, before, during and after the camp, Esther was very helpful and keen to answer every single question of ours.
I would highly recommend Spanish in Nature to everyone.

What was your funniest moment?
The funniest moment for my daughter was the afternoon with horse riding.
9 people found this review helpful.
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Jessie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spanish in Nature

I had the opportunity to have a real immersion experience for a week at Spanish in Nature.

I loved the concept of being able to live and study in your teacher's home. I have attended language schools in the past and was looking for an experience outside the traditional classroom. I found it!

Esther and Alvaro and family were fantastic, fun and funny hosts and teachers, taking care of all details and offering the full immersion experience, from food, traditions, day excursions to nearby towns, using colloquialisms and, essentially showing me how to live like a Spaniard. I loved waking up to the quiet each morning and having a beautiful view of the mountains right outside my bedroom window or while eating the afternoon comida.

For me, Spanish in Nature offered the right amount of formal, structured learning (grammar, speaking, listening) with the added benefit of more casual learning, like having a conversation while strolling and taking in the sites around the town, or during a hike in the mountains while hunting for mushrooms.

Thank you Esther and Alvaro for the wonderful, unique experience. It is obvious how much you love your work!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I wish I'd known about Spanish in Nature years ago!
9 people found this review helpful.
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Maha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spanish in Nature

I cannot recommend the school highly enough.

In one week I learned more than several weeks on a standard language course.

Everyone in the family is warm, friendly and helpful. Immediately you are made to feel welcome and at ease . All your interests and tastes are carefully catered for, from the food you eat, to your lesson plans, to your daily timetable. Anyone with any doubts or reservations will feel immediately reassured: they genuinely want you to have a wonderful experience.

The only downside is that I would have loved to have stayed longer!

23 people found this review helpful.
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Stefano
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome stay, all was perfect!

I'm 37 years old and I spent 1 week with Esther and family in November to improve my very basic Spanish, it has been a great experience! Before getting there my doubts were about how it would feel to live 24/7 with a family within their house and also if my Spanish would really progress in just 1 week. In fact living in the house has been very easy and interaction with the family has been full of very interesting conversations, you have your space and the whole family is very friendly and easy going, we had a lot of interesting conversations. Regarding the classes they have been able to tailor made them to my needs which made me progress quite rapidly, moreover speaking the whole time Spanish during the day helped me a lot. They really make a great effort to make you speak the whole day ;) On top of that the location is impressive and very relaxing and the house very cozy and clean. Concerning the activities I was able to decide what to do and had nice cultural visits and outdoor activities. I can warmly recommend Spanish in Nature!

22 people found this review helpful.
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Yves
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond All Expectations

Coming back to Spanish in Nature for a second linguistic immersion felt very much like visiting old friends. Esther and Alvaro have this incredible ability to make students feel at home in their beautiful house, while juggling family life and the requirements of the School.
Alvaro, Ana and Lucia, my teachers, were able to zero in exactly on what I needed to learn and design lessons accordingly. My skills improved considerably in a week, which helped sustain my interest in continuing to learn Spanish at home and become fluent.
I really appreciated the time and energy spent by Esther and Alvaro in offering an extensive cultural program. Visits to Segovia, Avila, the Escorial, Alcala de Henares and the Valle de los Caídos were among the highlights of my trips to Spain.
Spanish in Nature offers an incredible linguistic and cultural immersion in a unique family setting. I can’t imagine a better way to discover Spain.

What would you improve about this program?
I cannot think of any improvements to suggest. The key word here is adaptability. Ester and Alvaro can adapt the program to various levels and situations.
20 people found this review helpful.
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Susy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Homestay week with Spanish in Nature

In June this year I spent a homestay week with Spanish in Nature. It was a highlight of my holiday and at the end of the week I felt very sad to leave. My level of spoken Spanish was very basic when I arrived and I didn’t realise until I left how much my confidence and ability had improved.
The family is beautiful – friendly, open and very patient, the accommodation is very comfortable and the home cooked food was delicious and plentiful.
The teachers prepared morning lessons that were challenging, fun and level appropriate and the afternoon excursions were interesting and varied. My favourites were a walk in the beautiful mountains nearby and a tour of Madrid followed by a Flamenco show.
Esther and Alvaro work hard and have put a lot of thought into delivering a fantastic language, culture and history experience that not only exceeded my expectations, it also made me feel that I wanted to learn more about Spain as well as continue to improve my language skills. They also provided encouragement and great recommendations for continuing to learn and practice Spanish at home.
For me it was a perfect week and I hope I will have the opportunity to return.

22 people found this review helpful.
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Catherine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best holidays!

Can’t recommend Spanish in Nature enough! My son has gone twice and made lots of progress in Spanish and lots of friends!
The team in charge really cares about the children and ensures they learn in a safe environment.
This program is really good for putting in practice all that they learn at school- the morning classes are fun and varied with lots of practical learning. The excursions and afternoon activities are some if the highlights of the stay, in particular the night sleeping outdoors. My son Thomas loves this camp and can’t wait to go back!

22 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Their website breaks down the fees for you per week so take a look here: http://www.spanishinnature.com/the-teachers-home/