El Cuélebre. Cursos de español en la naturaleza, Pola de Somiedo
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Learn Spanish at El Cuélebre. Cursos de español en la naturaleza, offering immersion courses. There, you'll have a chance to live and breathe Spanish, while becoming good friends with your teachers. In addition to regular intensive courses, the school offers super-intense lessons, which work well for anyone wishing to learn quickly and effectively. Perhaps you're interested in improving your Spanish skills for business, or looking to add another language to your repertoire. Check the website for details. To visit El Cuélebre. Cursos de español en la naturaleza on your holiday in Pola de Somiedo, and find out what else Pola de Somiedo has to offer, use our Pola de Somiedo travel itinerary planner.
El Cuélebre. Cursos de español en la naturaleza Reviews
Um es vorweg zu nehmen: Es war eine ganz tolle Woche. Beide haben hier ein ganz besonderes Konzept des Miteianderlebens und -lernens umgesetzt. Die Highlights Super Location, richtig gute Schule, zwei... more »To anticipate it: it was a great week. Both have implemented a special concept of Miteianderlebens and learning here. The highlights Super location, good school, two dedicated, nice teachers, a beautiful private apartment. This includes really good food, fun and hiking at its best. Safe learning experience! Man give details which is location in a tiny mountain village at 1200 meters in Somiedo natural park of beautiful mountains and untouched nature. The small school, a modern wooden house with a cozy fragrant Pellet stoves lies in this environment. The school of Jimena and Alfredo give both language lessons, speak German and English. But only in exceptional circumstances, because the concept of immersion of the language school means, to speak only Spanish and listen. Your Spanish is very easy to understand, even for students like us, with still low language skills. Highest number of pupils at the same time: three! For about 10 years, they teach, and people from all over the world were guests at them. Day starting the day with breakfast together, then follows the lessons in the small classroom exercises, grammar and language understanding. And then a hike, which varies according to the condition of the guests. Lunch, then again a little break, follows after a short pause times with no homework, and then the second lesson. Dinner is served decides the common day. Jimena and Alfredo discuss, express their views and ask, want to know, how it is in Germany, but also can draw on their experience from Ireland and the United States. Almost without that one notices it as a student, you discussed with - in Spanish - and is suddenly immersed in Spanish way of thinking, the Spanish society and their questions. Comfortable living the students / guests overnight and life in a comfortable one-room apartment overlooking the mountains, television, Internet connection and modern beautiful bathroom with shower with pellet stove. With the contemporary furnishings and thoughtful details and pretty decoration it is a pleasant home immediately. Two desks waiting for the shower room is fully equipped with hair dryer. As a German, you will find the beds class. Super mattress and, if required, bed covers, as it is with us. In contrast to the usual sheets in Spain, a dream. Jimena and Alfredo cook always fresh and about itself, there is a modern Spanish cuisine, with them also, if desired, vegetarian cooking. You can look forward every day to the two great food. In good weather, it feeds on the terrace under the airy Pergola roof. You realize that it is welcome on the first day. Soon, one has the feeling, you would visit nice friends or relatives. Alfredo picked us up from the train station of Oviedo, other cities are easy to reach, and brought us back. There are no hidden additional costs, not even for the cultural day tour. It is simply there and having a good time.
If you’re reading this review, you’re probably reading the others here, too. From our personal experiences, every glowing comment about El Cuélebre is absolutely true! We are a retired couple from Ari... more »
I took the courses for 2 weeks, and every single day was fantastic! Apart from the courses in the classroom, Alfredo and Jimena were very attentive and passionate, and we had lots of conversation whil... more »
Yo disfruté el curso muchisimo!!!! Alfredo and Jimena are great hosts and go to a lot of effort to tailor the course to your particular situation. OF course the walks in Somiedo are fantastic, seeing the footprints of a brown bear in the snow incredible! If you don't live in Spain, this is a great way to see a part of Spain that is not well known and if like me you are lucky enough to live in Asturias "El Paraíso Natural", it is a great way to take the next step up in becoming fluent in Spanish and to learn more about Asturias and Spanish culture. It was great that you get recommendations on which online tools to use. Even if you are just coming for a holiday, especially if you are a solitary traveler who doesn't speak Spanish but wants to get to know "Green Spain" I would recommend it.
If you’re reading this review, you’re probably reading the others here, too. From our personal experiences, every glowing comment about El Cuélebre is absolutely true! We are a retired couple from Arizona, USA, and have just ended 2 incredible weeks studying Spanish, and at the same time experiencing Asturias, with Alfredo and Jimena — El Cuélebre’s owners, teachers, hiking guides, and so much more — at their quaint little pueblo of La Peral in the Somiedo Natural Park. It was an astounding time, one of the best of our lives. First, the teaching and language immersion. We had Spanish classes with Alfredo twice a day. These were entertaining and culturally informative lessons tailored to our individual needs. Learning continued outside of class during hikes, trips, and meals, with both Alfredo and Jimena gently correcting our mistakes and elaborating on grammatical points when we didn’t fully understand. There were lively discussions about Spanish history and culture, current events in Spain, and the natural and human history of Asturias. Alfredo and Jimena are both exceptional Spanish teachers, not only because they know so well how to teach it, but also because they have worked hard themselves to learn English (and other languages). They understand what students struggle with, and why, and how problems are best addressed. They know what’s needed to continue progressing toward fluency in a new language. They advised us on the best ways we can be permanent students at home (websites, periodicals, music, radio, TV, etc.). After two intense weeks, we thought that our Spanish had improved significantly, especially listening comprehension and speaking. It’s important to say, though, that they are flexible teachers, and they can/will tailor the intensity to the interests and desires of their students. The main “extracurricular” activity was hiking. We’ve hiked in many stunning parts of the U.S. and Mexico. Honestly, though, the most breathtakingly beautiful spot we’ve experienced is Asturias! Jimena and/or Alfredo took us hiking everyday, except for two one-day driving excursions (see below). Each hike was unique, and special in some way. Several passed through traditional, centuries-old brañas, still worked today and populated by congenial Asturian cattle. (The hills are, indeed, alive with the sound of music from the multi-toned bells the cows wear.) Because Jimena has worked for an NGO that is dedicated to the conservation of the Asturian brown bear, she really knows both the trails in the Somiedo Natural Park and the natural history of the park. On the two days we didn’t hike, Jimena and Alfredo took us on car excursions. The first included a visit to a cave with prehistoric paintings, a “comida” at a traditional Asturian restaurant in a small town, a walk down to a beautiful beach on the coast, and a stroll into a charming fishing village. The second excursion was to the impressive city of Oviedo and environs, and then to some spectacular sites in an adjacent natural park and in a remote part of Castile y León. The food! Jimena is a fantastic cook (Alfredo cooks a pretty mean Spanish tortilla, himself). Each mid-afternoon “comida” was different and delicious, with Spanish wine and great conversation, often in their pergola outdoors, surrounded by the mountains. Finally, the accommodations are perfect. Alfredo and Jimena added a suite to their house, with its own entrance, just for their students. It’s private, comfortable, plenty spacious, and cozy, with everything you need to feel at home. Best of all, though, are the views from every window — even the one in the shower. Footnote: This is our third trip to Spain, starting in 2014, with stays ranging from 1 month to 11 weeks. We’ve been in most all the regions. Asturias is our favorite, by far! Yet, although it’s so beautiful and interesting, it’s uncrowded and relatively untouched by foreign tourism. Come here to experience a part of Spain still very much as it was in the past.
I took the courses for 2 weeks, and every single day was fantastic! Alfredo and Jimena were very attentive and passionate, they explained thoroughly the tons of questions that I asked about Spanish and the Hispanic culture, and it was a pleasure sharing my Taiwanese culture with them too. We went trekking at different places everyday, which weren’t touristic and the sceneries were impressive. We also had some cooking classes and nearby city tours one in a while, and I loved all of it. Anyway, El Cuélebre is definitely 100% recommendable!!
My short review is: I went to El Cuelebre. I loved it. I want to go back. My longer review is: The mountain setting is beautiful. The walks are exhilarating and will give you an even better idea of the beauty of this part of Asturias. The food is sublime. The Spanish lessons/classes were exactly what I wanted - they were stimulating, challenging, motivating, pitched at the right level for me and, importantly, they were fun. I also enjoyed and learned a lot from the conversations on history, sport, literature, films, wildlife, politics and many other topics. The accommodation was very comfortable. All of this, of course, is thanks to Jimena and Alfredo who did everything possible to ensure my stay was enjoyable and worthwhile. That, in slightly more detail, is why I want to go back.
La Peral is a beautiful place in the heart of Somiedo National Park. The immersion Spanish course at El Cuelebre run by Jimena and Alfredo was wonderful; tailored specifically for the individual. I thoroughly recommend going there if you like nature, walking and learning Spanish!
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