Language holidays with your private tutor

You are immersed in the language and follow personalised lessons, adapted to your objectives. Living with a private tutor is a way of learning that goes well beyond the classroom: learning extends to everyday life, meals, relaxation, etc.

You can take courses focusing on a specific subject or exam preparation, or combine your standard courses with the “activities” option.

Our partner has a wide network of teachers, which means you can find the tutor who best suits your profile, whether you are a young person, an adult, a professional or retired. All the teachers are experienced and have a high level of education, which enables them to cover a wide range of topics. They share their daily lives with you and offer you a warm and friendly welcome.

Our partners

Our partner is the market leader in home language learning. Since 1979, this small, family-run company has built up trusting relationships with teachers in over 30 countries around the world for more than 20 languages. Regional coordinators, present in each of the 110 regions covered, supervise the teachers and ensure the quality of the accommodation and teaching.

  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Basque Country
  • Granada
  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Salamanca
  • Seville
  • Tenerife
  • Valencia

Teachers are rarely located in the city centre. The quality of the welcome and the skills of the teachers are given priority over central location. We ask you to select three regions of your choice when you enrol.

A personalised programme to help you achieve your goals

This personalised formula ensures rapid progress and the achievement of your objectives. It is suitable for all profiles, all ages (young people, students, adults or retired people) and all objectives (personal, academic or professional: preparing for an exam, catching up on schoolwork, getting ahead, going on a trip, taking part in an international conference, etc.). Your teacher will adapt his or her lessons to your needs, help you to work on your weak points and support you to achieve your goals quickly.

You are the only student with your teacher, you have no contact with other foreign students and you never have the opportunity to speak your mother tongue. The intensity of the courses and the total immersion in a different culture mean that participants have to be highly committed and motivated.

Experienced and qualified teachers

All our teachers are experienced and have the necessary university qualifications. They have undergone specific training and are selected for the quality and friendliness of their welcome. In addition, they are supported by a network of teaching directors who establish teaching methods and organise ongoing training courses. They can be contacted during the stay if necessary.

An excellent quality of welcome

The family offers excellent reception conditions and is carefully selected to meet your expectations. If you are on a special diet or have certain requirements (smokers or non-smokers, children or not, etc.), it is important to let us know when you register. There is always a teacher to suit your profile: whether you are young, professional, adult or retired. The high social calibre of the host families is a guarantee of enriching and interesting contacts, and of course of progress in your chosen language.

Supervision for the very young

Many children and teenagers take part in this type of stay, as it guarantees that they will be looked after by experienced, serious families. The young person’s commitment is fundamental to the success of the holiday. We offer a ‘Cocooning’ option, which is compulsory for under-15s and strongly recommended for all minors. This option guarantees the presence of an adult 24 hours a day.

Spanish course: general information

  • Length of lesson: 60 minutes
  • Timetable: flexible, depending on the teacher’s availability and your wishes. You can choose to have your lessons spread evenly over the week, or you can arrange days without lessons so that you can explore the region. This can be arranged with your teacher
  • Level test: on the day of your arrival. It is also possible to assess your level online beforehand
  • Levels accepted: all levels
  • Location: teachers are rarely located in the centre of town. The quality of the welcome and the skills of the teachers are prioritised over central location. We ask you to select three regions of your choice when you enrol
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course and progress report (on request)
  • Options: Specialised vocabulary, Cocooning (compulsory supervision for under 15s) (see “options” tab)
  • Qualifications: teachers have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or the agrégation (higher education diploma)
  • Maximum number of students per family: you will be the only participant in the programme hosted by the teacher. In very rare cases, however, one or two other students of a different nationality may also be staying with your teacher.

You can follow a standard language course programme or improve your language level in a fun way by adding activities.


You can choose between a programme of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of private lessons per week.

Optional extras:

  • Specialised vocabulary / Exam preparation
  • Cocooning

Spanish Activities

A choice of 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of one-to-one Spanish lessons 5 , 10, 15 or 20 hours of general activities per week

You draw up the programme of activities on site with the teacher, according to your interests and local possibilities. These activities are a good way of putting your skills into practice. All costs associated with the activities are included (travel, entrance fees, etc.). This option is available for all destinations.

Examples of activities: local visits, Bus Tour, picnic, cinema, swimming pool, mini-golf, restaurant, Bars (if 18), etc.

We recommend that younger children book this option. The activities allow them to put into practice what they have learnt in class and to practise their conversation skills while having fun.

This option offers a combination of 10 hours of Spanish lessons from the standard programme with 3 sports sessions (unless otherwise specified in the description) per week, entrance fees and transport to the activities. Sessions are individual and last approximately 1 hour. If the sessions are carried out in a group of an equivalent level to your own, they may last longer. Professional sportspeople, a member of the host family or the local organiser provide these activities.

It is important that you tell us your sporting ability when you register.


  • Malaga (2x 1h30)
  • Madrid (5x 3h)


  • Barcelona
  • Madrid

Includes: golf club and ball hire, course hire, individual sessions of around one hour, practice, transport to and from the golf course.


  • Basque Country (2 x 2h)
  • Tenerife (3 x 2h)

Scuba diving

  • Malaga (3 x 2h30)

Tennis or Paddle

  • All regions

Includes: private lessons and transport to and from the tennis club.

Horse riding

  • Malaga

A choice of 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of private Dutch lessons 3 , 4 or 5 cultural visits from the options below.

Entrance fees and transport to the activities for you and your accompanying adult are included in the price.

The cultural visits generally take place with your language teacher, but may involve another member of your host family.

  • Barcelona: Columbus Viewpoint, Bunquer del Carmel, Spanish village, Horta Labyrinth, Montjuic walk, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Joan Miro Foundation, Contemporary Art Museum, Ciutadella Park, Olympic Port, Park Güell, Market of the Encants, Boqueria Market, La Roca Village shopping centre
  • Madrid: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, San Miguel or San Anto market, Almudena Cathedral, Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, Museum of History of Madrid, El Retiro, El Escorial, Hermitage San Antonio de la Florida, Madrid of the Austrias walk, Sorolla Museum, Railway Museum, Royal Monastery of the Incarnation, Temple of Debod, Royal Palace, El Capricho Park, Manzanares el Real Castle, Thyssen Museum, Santiago Bernabéu Tour, Cerralbo Museum
  • Malaga: Alcazaba Fortress, Roman Theatre, Malaga Cathedral, Gibralfaro Castle, Altaranzas Market, Crocodile Park, Automobile & Fashion Museum, Picasso museum & Birth place, La Rosaleda Football Stadium, Botanic Garden, Shopping calle Larios or Nueva, Caminito del Rey
  • Seville: Giralda & Sevilla Cathedral, Archivo de Indias, Plaza de Espana & Maria Luisa Park, Torre del Oro, Naval Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Castle of San Jorge, city walk, Archaeological Museum, Antiquarium or Seville Mushrooms viewpoint

Exam Preparation/Specialised Vocabulary” option

Your teacher will design a course to prepare you for an exam (such as Cambridge First Certificate, Proficiency, TOEIC, TOEFL) or a course to help you acquire specialist vocabulary relating to school subjects (maths, geography, literature) or technical terms in fields such as medicine, engineering, law, IT, architecture, tourism, etc. It should be noted that the carefully selected teachers are not necessarily engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc. themselves.

Please note: the programme only offers preparation for an exam, not the opportunity to sit it. Teaching material will be provided for the above examinations. For all other exams, you will need to bring your own material (books, copies of previous exams or other documents needed to prepare for your exam).

Supplement: see “Dates & Fees”.

10 online lessons” option

These lessons take place on Zoom and can be added to your programme of lessons with the teacher. This option includes a minimum of 10 45-minute sessions, 5 before your stay and 5 after your stay. Get to know your teacher, prepare your lessons, revise and finalise everything you have learnt on your return

Supplement: see “Dates & prices”.

Special diet” option

If you have a special diet, it is important to let us know in advance so that the teacher can adapt to it. If this diet involves a great deal of effort on the part of the host family, such as a gluten-free or halal diet, a supplement will be charged.

Supplement: please contact us

Five Star Option: Luxury Services

“Five Star” option: Luxury services

This programme is specially designed for business and professional people and their families who are used to a high standard of living and who want more comfort. The “Five Star” programme includes a private bathroom, top-quality accommodation and meals and greater attention paid to the student.

Supplement: 100% of the price of the chosen stay.

Stay during the Christmas and New Year period

It is possible to follow this programme during the Christmas holidays. A supplement will be applied for all stays including 24, 25, 26 or 31 December or 1 January. If your stay includes both Christmas and New Year, this supplement will apply twice. This supplement includes activities such as a New Year’s meal, countdown to the New Year, fireworks, visits to the city’s decorations and shopping.

Supplement: see “Dates & prices”

Cocooning” option

The “Cocooning” option guarantees that the teacher or an adult family member will be present at home at all times during the young person’s stay. This option does not include any activities and only provides supervision. This supplement is compulsory for under-15s and strongly recommended for 16-17s.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Special Needs Option

Some teachers are able to accommodate students with physical disabilities (such as visual or hearing impairments), emotional or behavioural problems (such as hyperactivity) or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), provided they are informed in advance. This option makes it possible to offer suitable accommodation and extra attention from the teacher. This supplement does not cover any care required.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Shared stay

It is possible to take lessons with two, three or four other participants of your choice, as long as it is on the same dates and for the same language level.

Discount: 20% will be given to each student if you are taking lessons with two people, and 25% if you are taking lessons with 3 or 4 people.


Students aged 60 and over benefit from a discount for all stays starting and finishing between October and May.

Discount: 5%


Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival train station or airport: Transfer available on request (fee payable, see “Dates & Prices” tab)

When you receive your teacher’s profile, the nearest station, airport or port to your host family’s home will be indicated. Transfers are made by the host family, the local organiser or a private driver (usually by car, occasionally by public transport). If you do not arrive at the airport indicated or if you arrive/depart before 8am or after 9pm, prices will be increased. Students under the age of 16 must book return transfers, unless we are informed that they are accompanied by their parents.

Note: do not book your transport ticket until we have confirmed your stay and allocated you a teacher (approximately 8 days after payment of your deposit).

Visa information

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information, please see our Visa Information page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information on this subject.

Dates & Prices 2024

Session starts: every week, all year round

Prices 2024

All taxes and registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Standard program - Price per week
10 hours 1.025
15 hours 1.255
20 hours 1.485
25 hours 1.695
30 hours 1.925
Combined program - Price per week
Activities supplementAll regions
5 hours of activities 290
10 hours of activities 580
15 hours of activities 870
20 hours of activities 1.160
Sports supplement per weekGolf, horse ridingSurfing, Tennis/Padel, FootballScuba diving
all the regions 330 240 440
Language & culture program
Cultural visits supplement per weekAll regions
3 cultural visits 355
4 cultural visits 435
5 cultural visits 515
Optional supplements (per week, unless otherwise stated)
Extra night 90
Transfer (one way)* 100
Exam preparation/Business 150
Cocooning option (oblg. -15a) 150
Christmas or New Year supplement 155
Private bathroom option 180
Special diet 150
Special attention - Disability, dyslexia, ADHD 180

*Return ticket compulsory for those aged 16 and under.

The above prices include:

  • The chosen course programme
  • Books and use of all teaching materials
  • Accommodation in a single room with your teacher
  • Full board
  • All taxes and registration fees
  • Assistance from the regional coordinator
  • Level test, certificate of attendance and course report (on request)

Not included:

  • Travel and transfers
  • Any extras (exam preparation, specialist vocabulary, cocooning, five-star accommodation)
  • Christmas and New Year supplement for all stays including 24, 25, 26 or 31 December, or 1 January
  • Any extra nights
  • Any visa fees
  • Optional insurance


  • If two students of the same level wish to stay and take the course together, each participant receives a 20% discount.
  • If a person chooses to accompany a participant and share a room and meals without attending a course, they will receive a 20% discount.

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