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Great experience! I highly recommend it.
Submitted by Rachel - Saint Louis University | April 19, 2017
Staying with Esther and her family was a fantastic experience. All of them were very welcoming and by the first night I felt very comfortable. They were very inclusive and made sure I was speaking constantly and practicing my Spanish as much as possible. They cater the experience to what you want to do and have a lot of fun activities to choose from. For example, I hiked El Yelmo with them, went to a modern Flamenco class, and got a coffee with Esther and her friends. It was all very fun and wish that I had more than just 3 days with them! They also prepared very fresh, healthy meals that were delicious and even taught you had to prepare some plates like tortilla and paella. The Spanish classes with Alvaro were long, but great. He worked to make the activities interesting and caters it to what you are most interested in learning. He has so much patience and explains things very well making sure that you completely understand everything. My grammar got better over the 3 days with the lessons, but for improving in talking I needed more days with them. This experience exceeded my expectations, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. They are very nice and caring, and I felt like a part of their family after only 3 days with them. I would recommend this 100%. It is a great location, especially if you are a person who loves the outdoors, and an amazing family.
Spanish in Nature responded to this review April 21, 2017 at 3:42 AM
Rachel, ha sido un verdadero placer convivir contigo estos días, nos ha sabido a poco. Nos alegramos muchísimo que hayas estado tan bien con nosotros.
Un beso y buena suerte.
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.
Spanish in Nature responded to this review April 21, 2017 at 3:41 AM
Anna, gracias por tus palabras. Ha sido un verdadero placer tenerte con nosotros.
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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