Victoria, Raquel, Merche y Fernando.
Fernando and Merche lived in London and Guildford for 9 years.
Fernando taught Spanish in different schools, colleges of further education and in the University of Surrey.
Fernando is one of the authors of the AS/A2 textbook ¡Ponte al Día! and has experience as an external examiner.
Merche has been teaching Spanish and English since 2004 and Raquel & Victoria, our twin daughters were born on 6 October 2011.
Our immersion Spanish courses take place in our home, a 1780s traditional stone house, located in Aés, Puente Viesgo, in the North coast of Spain, just 28 km. from Santander. Our Spanish courses take place in a family environment where apart from studying Spanish you will be able to blend into our lifestyle.
You will be sharing our family lifestyle, you will have meals with all the family, play with our twin daughters, help cooking, go to the supermarket or watch telly with us among other things. We will welcome you as another member of our family.
You will be accommodated in one of our five very large rooms with en-suite bathrooms at our lovely traditional house from 1780.
As part of your course, you can learn a bit about Spanish culture by sharing our lifestyle and enjoying Spanish food. Typical examples are tapas, jamón, paella, tortilla and chorizo, but there are many others you can try. Merche is an excellent cook and we’re pretty sure that you will enjoy her food. If you want, you can help her and learn how to cook “the Spanish way”.
Enjoy a relaxed family atmosphere in our living room. Apart from Spanish TV, we have Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. You can also relax and read in our Library.
Aés, our lovely village!
Right on the doorstep you have an idyllic landscape of mountains and green valleys with the river Pas at the bottom and heights of more than 1,000 m. at the peak of the mountains.
Our little village, Aés, has got a small supermarket and a bar, plus a playground and a sports pitch with a basketball court. From our home you have impressive walks. Easy flat walks or up the mountains.
Everything lies within just 36.10 square kilometres, where you will enjoy natural forests, green hills, thrilling views, and the opportunity to see a variety of animals and birds.
You can also ride one of our bicycles in the Via Verde (a flat foot-bike path 26 Km. long).
In Puente Viesgo, 20 minutes walk from our home, you can also enjoy the impressive prehistoric caves of Monte Castillo, where humans lived 200,000 years ago. They are a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The caves have fascinating paintings made by humans around 40,000-19,000 BC. The oldest cave drawings in the world. After exploring all these valleys and mountains, why not relax in one of the most famous spas in Spain. El Balneario de Puente Viesgo offers you different treatments for improving your health.
Finally, if you want to have a drink or eat out, local bars and restaurants offer very good value for money and delicious regional cuisine.