Full Spanish Immersion for adults, children and families

Spanish in Nature

About

A real full immersion experience, living with and being taught by your own Spanish teacher. We are a small and family Spanish home/school in Guadarrama N.P. Madrid. The students live and study at the teacher´s home which gives a cosy and pleasant environment, where we will make students to feel at home. It is a real immersion in the Spanish language, the best way to improve the Spanish skills in a short time.

Founded
2013
Headquarters

Calle Navalapuerta, 1
28413 El Boalo Madrid
Spain

Reviews

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Maha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Stefano
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Yves
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.
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Susy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Catherine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Spanish in Nature: Madrid | Personal Teacher & Homestay
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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Alvaro Zorzo Cruz

Job Title
Spanish Teaching Manager
Alvaro has been working in the teaching industry for 20 years. Setting up my own company with Esther, my wife, has been the best option to continue to enjoy Spanish teaching, but in our own way.

What is your favorite travel memory?

In 2011 I crossed the Rocky Mountains (Canada) with my family in a motorhome. That was a lovely journey with the best company I could hope for. My best memories are hiking to awesome places, walking through the astonishing rainforest, seeing colorful lakes with crystalline still water, surrounded by beautiful snowy mountains, and feeling the charm of nature.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have experienced the pleasure of running my own business. This doesn't mean working alone, because I still learn as much as possible and I work often with other teachers. But I enjoy the ability to choose the way of working and policies of the company.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

We had two British students, 16 and 17 year old girls, who were friends in their hometown that came on our program together some years ago. When they went back home, they participated in a Spanish culture contest, organized in their high school.

They won the contest together and their Spanish teachers were very surprised by the improvement in the girl's communication skills and their knowledge of Spanish culture.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would definitely attend a summer camp. Of course, if I had the age to do it.

Why? Because is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the best holiday for teenagers, meet new people from other countries, get to know the real Spain, and improve your Spanish skills. Our summer camps offer really nice and exciting activities, from kayaking, rock climbing or horse riding, to cultural visits to interesting places such as Madrid, El Escorial, or Segovia.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our company is unique because of its location. We are in the Guadarrama National Park, a privileged area for its nature and very close to Madrid city. So we have urban and natural outstanding spots to enjoy.

We have two protected areas for its ecological value: Peñalara Peak and glacier lagoon, and La Pedriza de Manzanares. In these areas we run our outdoor activities. We also have two ski areas very close to our school. But we also have amazing cities to visit: Madrid, El Escorial, Segovia and many others.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Working with enthusiasm and believing in what you do. We try to make students feel at home when they are with us,