Disfruta de la cultura y gastronomía españolas, las conversaciones y el tiempo con nuestra familia en un entorno rural fuera de los itinerarios más turísticos. Donde la calma y las vistas al Mediterráneo te ayudarán a concentrarte y relajarte.
Nuestro concepto de inmersión está basado en hablar solo español, sin usar tu lengua materna. Puede parecer un poco duro para los principiantes. Sin embargo, es la mejor forma si quieres mejorar tu comprensión oral y expresión oral.
Lo que nuestros estudiantes dicen
Lee de primera mano lo que nuestros estudiantes dicen sobre sus experiencias en Agualivar. Nuestros métodos de enseñanza, talleres, familia, el entorno y mucho más. Lee abajo y te convencerás.
Curso de Inmersión en español
Nuestro programa de inmersión está basado en un enfoque comunicativo donde los estudiantes pueden hablar y practicar español todo el día. Pero sobre todo, nuestra inmersión trata de CONVIVIR con nuestra FAMILIA, COMPARTIR NUESTRO TIEMPO, DISFRUTAR mientras hablamos en las comidas o en nuestro tiempo libre. Todo esto, apoyado con lecciones por las mañanas con tres profesoras con experiencia. Nosotras realmente creemos en nuestra metodología para aprender español de forma exitosa, intensiva y más rápida, viviendo y estudiando en nuestra casa. Serás bienvenido a Agualivar Spanish School donde sentirás la forma de vida española a través de una familia cariñosa que te brinda su amistad. Hablarás español solo todos los días y tus profesoras y la familia te ayudarán a encontrar las palabras correctas en tu rutina diaria.
Ann Marie Plane
15 November 2023
I cannot say enough good things about my experience of Spanish immersion at Agualivar. This was a unique opportunity, carefully tailored to my language learning needs. The teachers and family were talented, thoughtful, and caring, and they worked hard to accommodate my dietary needs as well as my particular interests during my three weeks at the school. I was expecting excellent Spanish instruction; I was surprised by how much I learned about Spain, the Spanish people, and the region's history, culture and ambiance from their afternoon activity programs. I learned so much, had a lot of fun, and made new friends for life! I can completely recommend the Diez family and Agualivar School. It was terrific. Go! Enjoy!
8 November 2023
My experience at Agualivar was wonderful. I attended in June 2023 with 3 other women. Fani, Eli and their mother were so hospitable and welcoming. Their house has an incredible view of the Mediterranean and is very comfortable. My bedroom had the same incredible view and I had my own bathroom. We had all our meals at the house and they were so delicious. I loved trying the regional cuisine and having “sobremesa” (chatting) after each meal. The lessons were very interesting, fun, and interactive. Both Fani and Eli are fabulous teachers! There are a few field trips to visit local towns which were beautiful and great places to practice our Spanish. Initially I thought there was no way I could speak only Spanish for an entire week, but I did it. I was actually starting to think in Spanish at the end of the week. I loved my week there and I hope to return for two weeks next time! I highly recommend this intimate and unique school.
6 November 2023
I stayed at Agualivar for one month and had a life changing experience!! Although my experience with Agualivar was nearly two years ago, I still often remember this time with nothing but gratitude. My review will not be able to do my experience justice because it was just that special!! Somehow Eli and Fani were able to uniquely tailor my experience to my learner needs and travel wishes making it exceed all of my expectations. Fani, Eli, and Carmen welcomed me into their home and made me feel like a part of their family! They are so kind and full of love and warmth. They are truly some of the most special people I have met- they quickly changed from being teachers to friends. They were thoughtful and intentional in how they crafted this experience for me and the other students. For example, I spent the American holiday Thanksgiving with them, and they created an incredibly elaborate feast for us to celebrate with all the traditional staples- turkey, cranberry sauce (which was better than any I’ve tasted back in the states), and mashed potatoes. They also made sure that the other students who studied there at the same time as me were around my language level, leading to enhanced learning for all of us. In a short month I was able to improve my Spanish immensely. As teachers, they created an encouraging space for me as a language learner to build confidence with speaking. They knew exactly when to correct my mistakes so I could learn and when to allow them so that I could build confidence. They also provided Spanish lessons and engagement in multiple contexts. During my stay, we did this through classroom lessons, hikes, cooking experiences, wine tastings, games, over meals, at the local beach bar, excursions to nearby towns, etc. On our excursions, they took us to many hidden gems of southern Spain, avoiding many of the more common tourist attractions and instead giving us a glimpse of the real beauty of Spain. The school itself is such a unique experience! The food is made fresh by Eli and Fani and was consistently delicious! They have a vast garden with fresh produce at all meals-my favorites were the mangoes and avocados! The accommodations were very comfortable- I was given my own room and bathroom and the views were unmatched! The school is located right on the coast of the Mediterranean with beautiful views from almost every room in the house! My favorite place to study was on the patio overlooking the sea! Additionally, during time off on the weekends, they gave great recommendations on where to visit and how to make the most of the excursions. The depth of language development, friendships built, and travel experiences all made this a trip I will remember for the rest of my life! I wish I could go back every year! I have nothing but love and appreciation for these wonderful teachers and friends!
26 October 2023
I attended the Spanish Immersion Programme at Agualivar for a week in September 2023 – it was an excellent experience! Although it was hard work to only speak Spanish, the environment at Agualivar is very supportive and encouraging. The daily lessons were enjoyable and perfectly pitched, and the social activities and conversations provided ample opportunities to practise listening and speaking the language. The accommodation and food at Agualivar are very good, and the rural location close to the coast is wonderful. Estefania, Elisabeth and their family could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The only downside for me was that it was hot while I was there (30 deg C+). I will choose a cooler month for my next visit. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this immersion programme. All aspects of my Spanish improved during the week, and I left tired but very happy.
25 October 2023
Agualivar is very special place. Magical in my memory and in truth I almost don’t want to write this review because I’d like to keep it small and secret. But it deserves more: more than the 5 stars I gave it; more than I can describe in the words allowed for this review. But I’ll try. Imagine sitting on a terrace overlooking an infinity pool and the Mediterranean Sea with a cup of espresso in front of you and a white board to your right. The other three students gradually find their chairs and Fani stands in front of the whiteboard. It is 9:15 on Monday morning and two really special weeks lie ahead. That is the Agualivar classroom. The classes themselves are a balance of lecture, exercises, games, presentations by the students to each other, occasional videos (think Antonio Banderas, born nearby), and tongue twisters. Many of the exercises and presentations are related to the region’s culture and history. And of course there are many suggestions for improvement tailored to each of the students. The days are structured and full: wake up, breakfast, class, break, class, break, lunch, break/siesta, a walk or exploration of the local area, dinner, free time, sleep. ALL IN SPANISH, INCLUDING CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER STUDENTS!! By the second week, I even dreamed in Spanish! The “sobremesas” at lunch and dinner along with the daily “paseos” were as important as the classes for actually using Spanish in conversational settings. If you stay for more than a week, the weekends too are opportunities to explore a bit farther away, or just hang out at one of the local chiringuitos. The food was fantastic and really deserves a review all its own! We often helped set the table and with clean up after, and sometimes with preparation, all the while improving our food and kitchen-related vocabulary. The home is amazing and my room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The internet was fast. I slept well and felt secure throughout my stay. The house is set among orchards, with fencing, remotely operated gates, and a modern security system. In the afternoons you could hear goats bleating as they returned home from their daytime pastures. Getting to Agualivar was an adventure. I took the local bus from Málaga and was picked up at the Lagos bus stop. Total round trip cost: about 7 euros. Others took cabs. If you elect to take a cab, I’d recommend organizing through Agualivar so you get a cabbie who knows exactly where he or she is going. While at Agualivar I felt like part of a very special family. An outgoing and welcoming family that included the other students. A family with enormous pride in this beautiful part of the world, its people, and its many thousands of years of history. Above all, they are fantastic and patient (in my case very patient!) teachers of the Spanish language. If your goal is learning or improving conversational Spanish, I highly recommend Agualivar.
20 October 2023
I had a wonderful week at Agualivar in July 2023. Fani and Eli are excellent teachers each with their own style, and their family and friends were incredibly warm and welcoming. It really is more than just a school, but is being hosted by an entire family. The accommodations were spacious, clean, comfortable, with beautiful views. The food was múy sabroso! I had a few days in a local town after the school and was so grateful for already being introduced to the local food culture and how to best enjoy it. I am beginner enough that I was extra grateful to have been accepted into the program, and it was awesome to experience how far one can progress in an immersion format - for me, especially in terms of hearing and understanding. I was able to stay in Spanish for my remaining time as a simple tourist, which was quite a cool experience and exceeded my goals. The structured classes were great for learning more vocabulary, grammar, etc but the less structured time in conversation - being such a broader range of topics and more personal - was key to feeling the next level of comfort for "real world". Introverts: you'll have just a few hours a day to be solo, so budget your energy accordingly - the experience and growth are worth the temporary exhaustion. 🙂
18 October 2023
I spent one week at Agualivar Spanish School in June 2023 and I cannot recommend the school enough. The curriculum included daily classes with interactive projects, plus field trips, presentations, even homework. Eli, Fani, and Carmen welcomed me into their home and I felt like a part of the family. I hope to go back and spend a month since one week is not nearly enough time!
17 October 2023
Truly a marvelous experience! I spent an amazing week at Agualivar. It significantly helped my Spanish and on top of that it was so much fun! Great people, fun activities delicious food and new friends. An experience that I will remember forever!