1. Is the program tailored to business people and professionals, or to other profiles?

It’s tailored to demanding adults.

A little more than half of our students are business people and professionals who need to study Spanish for professional reasons.

The others are adults who want to learn Spanish for personal reasons.

2. What can I do on weekends?

On weekends there are plenty of things to do and explore.

Excursions, golf…

Or why not pamper yourself in a spa?

We will be happy to let you know about all the options.

3. Are you related to LEO ANDERS, a company stating you will be fluent in 30 days?

No and no.

We are NOT related to LEO ANDERS and you CAN NOT become fluent in 30 days…

Period.

We've been contacted by people thinking they are dealing with "Leo Anders", who promises you will be fluent in another language in 30 days.

ANDERS LANGUAGES offers Spanish and English language and cross-cultural immersion courses at its immersion residences.

Founded in 1998 by Peter and Gina, we ONLY offer ON-SITE courses.

We DO NOT OFFER ONLINE COURSES or any other type of language programs.

Although we specialize in short-term language courses, we do not offer miracles and our communication is clear about that: learning a language is a big investment in time and money.

ANDERS LANGUAGES is a registered trademark, not related whatsoever to LEO ANDERS / LING FLUENT / LEO LANGUAGES and others.

4. Do you offer a guarantee?

We cannot guarantee a certain improvement in a certain time frame because every person is different.

Age, knowledge of other languages, retention ability, profession … These are some of the factors we cannot control.

However, we do guarantee we will offer everything needed to help you learn a new language: the right setting, the right learning materials and, of course, qualified instructors.

Nevertheless, if you don’t like the setting or our approach, let us know during the first day of your program and you will receive a full refund.

No questions asked

5. Does ANDERS LANGUAGES have any accreditations?

Approx. 60% of our sales come from referrals, so we are basically accredited by hundreds of clients (private and corporate) who have visited us since 1998 and are recommending us.

That said, we are also accredited by the Ministry of Labor as an accredited vocational training company.

We are not accredited by any college or university as we don’t offer programs tailored for college/university students seeking credits.

6. Can I choose an instructor with a specific regional accent?

Although we will try to satisfy your preferences regarding regional accents/vocabulary (for example Spanish from Spain or Mexico), we cannot guarantee it.

But this will not affect your Spanish learning.

Our instructors teach standard Spanish, the correct/educated (worldwide) standard for the Spanish language as regulated by the Real Academia Española.

And the differences won’t affect, but enrich, your Spanish!

Spanish is a global language, spoken by over 400 million people in 20 countries, representing an infinite number of cultures, a richness we try to reflect during your program.

7. Why do you not accept children?

A (language) course for a child requires a totally different approach from that for an adult, and these approaches are not compatible.

Additionally, most adults don’t want children around them when trying to focus on learning a new language. That’s why we have a strict “adults only” policy.

8. Do I need a visa?

That depends on the immersion residence you will visit and your nationality.

Students from The US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea and from a few other countries don’t need a visa for the countries where we have immersion residences.

However, make sure to check this before booking.

Please note we cannot help you with obtaining a VISA.

9. Who will be my instructor(s) and how many instructors will I have?

Your instructors will be assigned once you arrive, as we try to match student and instructor personalities.

Depending on your schedule, you will have 2 or 3 instructors.

10. What are the instructors’ qualifications?

There are two profiles: some have an educational background and others have a business or cultural background.

The first profile focuses on the academic part of your immersion; the second profile will help you use your Spanish.

Here you can find the profiles of some of our instructors.

11. I’m in the understanding ANDERS LANGUAGES offers other languages? Won’t that affect my own immersion?

We do offer English immersions under the same concept.

But our Spanish and English language students are separated from 9 am till 1030 pm.

Of course, before and after that time schedule, you can meet the students of the “other language group” but if you don’t want to, you don’t have to.

However, based on 20 years of feedback, we have noticed that these encounters (as long they are limited in time) are enriching: they allow students to use their Spanish with the locals while helping them out with their English.

And vise-versa

12. What airport should I fly to?

It depends on the immersion residence of your choice.

- Mexico: Mexico City (MEX).

- Spain: Sevilla (SVQ). You can also reach Sevilla on the AVE bullet train from Madrid (MAD) and Barcelona (BCN).

- USA: Miami International (MIA).

13. How do I get from the airport to the immersion residence?

All our immersion residences offer a meet-and-greet service at an additional cost, and this service is offered in a discrete but comfortable car.

The alternative is taking public transportation.

Whichever you choose, before your arrival you will get all the details about the meeting point (in case you opt for the pick-up service) or how to get to the immersion residence using public transportation

14. What are the arrival and departure days?

You can arrive the day before starting the program and leave the day after the program ends.

15. How can I prepare for the immersion?

There is no need to get prepared before visiting us, but if you have time, there are several things you can do before.

1. Spend as much time as possible learning Spanish. With only 2 or 3 hours a week, progress will be slow, so slow there is a risk you get demotivated

2. Stay focused. If your objective is learning Spanish, focus on that exclusively.

3. Try to be surrounded by the Spanish language. Change your apps into Spanish, browse the internet in Spanish. Search for information related to your job or daily activities in Spanish.