Agualivar Spanish School
Agualivar Spanish School Programs
Live together with your Spanish Teachers and a warm and loving family in the south of Spain. Improve your Spanish Skills every day, every hour with Agualivar Spanish School....
Agualivar Spanish School Reviews
A very pleasant and productive week!
Submitted by Will - Hertford England | November 06, 2016
Having only dabbled in Spanish in the nine years since I last studied it, I chose to go to Agualivar for a week to get up to speed ahead of taking regular lessons back home. I'm very glad I did. The teaching is really, really, really good. Your weaknesses and development areas are identified before you arrive and they are addressed using the topics that interest you and the vocabulary associated with them - it is a really effective way to learn. The techniques that the Eli and Fani use are really fun and engaging. The fact that you are living with a Spanish family, eating Spanish food, watching Spanish TV and listening to Spanish music means that you never really stop learning even when it doesn't feel like it. The immersion is so total that you will find yourself speaking Spanish sometimes without thinking about it. On the flight home I started chatting to the (very clearly English) air steward in Spanish, much to his bewilderment, before I realised what I was doing. Since I've been back my wife has fairly regularly had to remind me that she doesn't speak Spanish and therefore would I mind speaking English to her! The experience gives you a great deal of confidence to use the language naturally in a way that you can't learn in a non Spanish speaking environment. I think it really accelerates your learning, particularly if you have some knowledge before you go.
Aside from the learning aspect, all of the family are great characters, fantastic company and extremely generous and hospitable. The house and accommodation are beautiful, the surroundings are utterly idyllic and the food is sensational. I heartily recommend this experience on all fronts, my only regret is not going for longer!
Superb by any standards!
Submitted by Elizabeth - Houston United States | October 19, 2016
Truly a fabulous experience! Although I was initially a little intimidated by the idea of immersion in a different language with another family for two weeks, Eli, Fani, Carmen, and Jose were incredibly welcoming and encouraging. The household environment was very enjoyable and everyone had great patience. Morning classes were full of useful language skills as well as in-depth information on culture, heritage, and social issues. There was always time for relaxation after lunch (siesta!) and most days had outings planned.
Along with classes and extra-curricular outings, the house is amazing. Everything is beautiful and well-kept, the rooms are comfortable, the gardens are perfect for winding down, and the view is beyond compare. Overlooking the Mediterranean with almost every meal was an unexpected perk. And the food--all fresh from the adjoining farm and prepared with expertise by Carmen and Fani--was scrumptious!
This school is, without doubt, one of the most personal, heartfelt immersion opportunities available.
Agualivar Spanish School responded to this review October 19, 2016 at 12:38 PM
Thank you so much Elizabeth!!! Your words help us a lot! We hope to see you again very soon!
Total immersion is total
Submitted by Gloria Wicken - East Grinstead England | March 25, 2016
It does what it says on the tin! A great two week stay in a warm, friendly family-run school where the course is tailored to your interests and abilities. Food, accommodation and activities all excellent as is the setting.
Agualivar Spanish School responded to this review March 26, 2016 at 10:39 AM
Thank you so much Gloria! Nos alegramos mucho de que tu experiencia en Agualivar Spanish School fuera tan buena. :) ¡Hasta la próxima!
Language in Paradise
Submitted by Toronto Lady - Toronto | September 12, 2015
My dream to live a Spanish experience was fulfilled this past August when I lived and studied in Agualivar for two weeks. The beautiful Agualivar School is truly unique. You are welcomed by a warm and caring family. Language instruction is tailored to interests and requests. Cultural excursions abound. Adventure options are available. The home is stunning and comfortable with breathtaking views of the Meditteranean. Fresh produce and eggs are served daily from the home's farm. Meal time is always a highlight due to the great food and lively company. The only disappointing thing was having to leave. I have studied in many schools in Mexico, Ecuador and Spain, Agualivar stands heads and shoulders above these. Agualivar is worth every penny! I would highly recommend this school.
Fantastic Spanish language immersion program
Submitted by Peter Fenczik - San Francisco | August 28, 2015
My wife and I spent two weeks at Casa Agualivar in August and it was well beyond my expectations. The immersion is total and complete with only Spanish being spoken throughout our stay. The instructors were thorough, patient, and tailored the program to our needs and progress. The setting is stupendous, with a house situated in the countryside on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is only a 10-minute walk away but isn't really necessary because there is a wonderful pool. The house itself is gorgeous and very comfortable. The family is extremely friendly and accommodating. And the food is unbelievably delicious with a generous amount of fruits and vegetables, many grown directly on the property. We visited local sites with our instructors, combing language instruction with sight seeing. This program was perfect for us because we wanted to be with adults and not studying with students in their 20s. I would not hesitate to return and hope to one day.
Agualivar Spanish School responded to this review September 04, 2015 at 3:35 AM
¡Muchas gracias! Fue un placer conoceros y compartir 2 semanas de español con vosotros, Kristina y Peter.
Os deseamos lo mejor en todas vuestras aventuras, continuad estudiando y hablando español y ¡nos vemos pronto por Skype!