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A week with Spanish in nature
Submitted by Anna | December 31, 2016
I spent a highly memorable week being fully immersed in Spanish culture, thanks to Spanish In Nature. I felt welcome from the outset, meeting Esther, Alvaro and their three children, who accommodated me, my interests, and tailored my Spanish experience. They even surprised me with a little Spanish celebration for my birthday, cake and all!
The lessons in the mornings were always interesting and challenging, with the use of music and videos - I always learnt something new and surprising, both about the language and the culture.
Each afternoon was a chance to explore another aspect of Madrid and the surrounding areas, and I particularly enjoyed the hiking in Guadarrama National Park, with some absolutely stunning views.
The week was busy and varied, but with many opportunities to relax and enjoy the landscape and culture of El Boalo and Madrid. It was great to see the real Spain, and not just the tourist attractions, making it feel like I had a more authentic experience. They encouraged me to practise speaking in Spanish throughout, so much so that I even found myself thinking in the language. I don't think I spoke English at all until I returned home.
For me this was a really fun, rewarding and memorable experience, and it has improved my confidence, both in Spanish and in general. It has definitely inspired me to plan my next trip to España.
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Submitted by Sasa - Serbia | September 29, 2016
Sending our 14 year old daughter to Spanish in Nature this Summer, turned out to be great decision. She stayed there for 2 weeks and came home very happy and full of positive impressions.
We didn't want to send her to a big school, crowded with students and Spanish in Nature seemed as a perfect choice.
We would highly recommend the school - it has a lovely family atmosphere and perfect combination of learning and fun activities. Our daughter was encouraged to use Spanish as much as possible. She gained her confidence in Spanish, while also exploring and enjoying Madrid, wonderful nature and meeting new friends. During her stay she felt safe and welcomed and would love to come again.
Thank you Esther and Alvaro!
Spanish in Nature responded to this review September 30, 2016 at 3:32 AM
Thank you so much. It is a pleasure to have students as your daughter.
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Submitted by Natalia - London | June 13, 2016
At the end of May I stayed in El Boalo, Madrid for an immersion course called "Spanish in Nature" (as it’s located in the heart of Guadarrama National Park, in the mountains). It's been an unusual experience to me, first of all, since I had been lucky to win a contest and got a week of the course absolutely for free, and also, as the family that provided me with everything in their own house were amazing. They've treated me like one of them, cooked delicious Spanish food and spent with me a lot of quality time. With the variety of activities I had every day (like participating in the local events, family life, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, cycling, visiting Madrid and Segovia and so on) it was impossible to be bored. To combine such entertainment with speaking Spanish all the time, to me, was the best way to acquire the language. Apart from that, I had 3 hours of proper classes every day. I’m surprised how one week of the course made me more confident speaking Spanish and not Spanglish.
Esther, Álvaro and their children are particularly open, caring, patient and interesting people and I would totally recommend their courses to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish.
The best thing I have done so far / a one week intensive Spanish course
Submitted by Kajetan Erdinger - Yarm England | March 26, 2016
I spent a wonderful week with Esther, Alvaro and their family.
It was the first time I have attended a language course and I enjoyed it so much! The one week every day and all day language class was very productive. Esther and Alvaro are very professional and patient teachers, the lessons were tailor made and stress free. The family contact is very important, and their friends are so welcoming.
They are more than just teachers. Having arrived as a student I left as a friend.
I enjoyed my stay so much, I have learned a lot and the activities were great> nature at its best and sight seeing to improve the use of the learned language.
Segovia, Madrid, El Escorial, The Guadarama mountains - soi much to see.
I consider to arrange another course!
Thank you for a wonderful week!
Muchas gracias y hasta luego
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Submitted by Michael - Brighton England | March 24, 2016
Soy de Inglaterra, cerca Brighton y soy aprendiendo español me ayudar en mi vacaciones este año en Perú y Ecuador. Empecé estudiar español hace diez meses utilizando Duolingo, clases en el tarde y Italki/ Skyoe. Mi mentor en Inglaterra ha dicho que la experiencia mejora fue vivir en España y recomendó Esther y Álvaro en Spanish in Nature.
Vive en un casa en un pueblo pequeño en la Sierra de Guadarrama, un parque nacional, aproximadamente 30/40 minutos del centro de Madrid. Viven con sus tres niños encantadores. Toda día hablamos español y no permitía hablar inglés. Cada mañana tuve clases por tres horas con Álvaro y después el almuerzo salimos a visitar Madrid o caminar en los montañas de la Sierra a observar los aves. El sábado fuimos en una expedición por seis horas observando los aves con un grupo organizado par SEO birdlife. Vimos muchos aves incluir primeros (nombres inglés ) Booted Eagle, Black Vulture, Black redstart anda a ciel Bunting.
En principio por los dos días primeras fue muy difícil y cansado pero mejoré. Esther y su familia fueron muy agradable y más importante hablaron despacio. ?Fue útil? Si, por supuesto, tengo más confianza, puedo entender más español y generalmente él gente me puede entender. ?Aprenderé la diferencia entre por y para? Es una buena pregunta. Quizá ........una día.