David Allen (author, Getting Things Done)

The primary value I got from the week was exactly what my objective was: to gain familiarity with the "outline" of the Spanish language, giving myself a sense of the blueprint of the language so that I can "fill in the blanks" from then forward, piece by piece. Also to gain familiarity with basic pronunciation, grammar, and common idioms. I now know, only after 6 days at Anders, that I could go to any Spanish-speaking culture, with a small Spanish dictionary, and be able to function by myself just fine. The instructors were terrific, the environment was totally conducive to the accelerated learning pace. My overall experience with Anders was outstanding, and I look forward to returning for more advanced work. I recommend it without hesitation.

Scotstdale Police Department, AZ

El departamento de policía de Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, extiende su reconocimiento por la excelente experiencia durante el curso de español y la dedicación y amistad que nos ofrecieron durante nuestra estadía. Estos recuerdos nos durarán toda la vida.

James B.

My Second Home

I first visited Anders Cuernavaca in September 2019 for 6 weeks and for 2 weeks in March 2020. Indeed, I had the unique experience of being their last student before the coronavirus pandemic changed our world. As we all have a little more time now on our hands, I want to take this opportunity to share my Spanish immersion experience.

Anders has a top drawer team of passionate, enthusiastic and highly skilled teachers. I cannot sing the praises high enough for the teachers. They are thorough but patient, tough but flexible. Most importantly, they truly enjoy teaching and sharing their love of the Spanish language ( and Mexican culture) with every student. The teachers never cease being both encouraging and supportive. I feel comfortable speaking on behalf of other students because I met many students during my 8 weeks at Anders. They all spoke very highly of their respective teachers.

The one on one student/teacher relationship which is the hallmark of the Anders method gives the teachers unique insight into our abilities, challenges and potential. The relationship is such that you quickly want to improve to please your teacher ( in addition to yourself). The learning setting is in a beautiful, spacious home in a double gated community. There are numerous places within the home to have one on one lessons in private. Breakfast and lunch are opportunities to be in a communal setting with other students who are studying Spanish. BTW, Anders teaches other languages including English, but you only share a meal with another student and his/her teacher if the student is also studying the same language as you.

One of the byproducts of my Spanish instruction is my respect and love of the Mexican people and their culture. There are numerous opportunities to interact with the locals from walking in the gated community, to walking outside the community to the neighboring towns of Lomas de Jiutepec and Tres de Mayo where one is immersed in a ‘colonia’ environment. There is a beautiful open air church ( Parroquia de San Felipe de Jesus) several blocks away on a hilltop that overlooks Cuernavaca. There is also a convent 6 blocks away where you can have a delicious home cooked meal prepared by the nuns ( Misioneras Clarisas del Santisimo Sacramento) who operate a popular dining room every Sunday afternoon until the food is gone. There are bakeries, grocery stores, barber shops, flower shops, gift shops, small cafes and restaurants all within walking distance of Anders providing numerous opportunities to interact with the locals. Of course, you can get on a bus or take Uber and within 15 to 20 minutes you can be in downtown Cuernavaca with all the charms, attractions and hustle and bustle of a large city with its museums , bookstores, shops, cafes and parks. I assume all of this has temporarily changed due to the pandemic but hopefully, all will return to the new normal once the pandemic is behind us.

Anders provided for its teachers to take their students downtown as part of their learning. I truly enjoyed going to the museums with my teacher, Esther, who is a walking encyclopedia. After visiting an exhibition of ill-fated Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlota during my first Anders stay and an exhibition of the agrarian revolutionary, Emilio Zapata, during my second stay, I bought books about each and learned even more about Mexican history which is so intertwined with that of United States and Europe.

Anders goes out of its way to ensure that each student is comfortable with a welcoming learning and living environment. Raul, the onsite manager is always asking if everything is okay; Francesco and Mario , the gatekeepers and grounds men always greet the students with smiles and “Que Tal”; and, Mari, the housekeeper and cook extraordinaire, is always willing to prepare a favorite traditional dish. BTW, I should mention that during my two stays in Cuernavaca I baked three very well received apple/peach /blueberry pies for the teachers, students and the housekeeping staff as my gifts to Anders.

The highest compliment I can give about Anders is that--- God Willing--- I plan to return in 2021, 2022 and 2023. After all, it is my second home. Saludos! James

Bonnie and Kenn L.

The personalized classroom structure was absolutely necessary for us as adult learners.

My husband and I were a class; our multi-lingual fellow student was in her own class as was a fourth student who joined us at the dining room table in the second week.

Our needs as adults were unique, and we were all in our own ways demanding—learning what we needed to wanted to learn

Wonderful teachers, wonderful hosts and wonderful colleague students. I'll be back next summer!

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CORPORATE CLIENTS

Anders Languages is also the partner of several international corporations and organizations that send staff members for total Spanish language immersions.

For a list of our corporate clients please click here.

Katharina

I tell everyone that will listen, how outstanding my experience @ your school in Cuernavaca is /was.

Things Gail and I would rate top is; your staff, starting with Raoul, including each and all the teachers.

Your upbeat personell started the day, every day, perfectly. They all had their special way to motivate one. Loved the healthy meal your chef served up daily.

Outstanding, safe accommodations, you are in a beautiful, peaceful neighborhood. We walked in your imidiate area nearly daily.

For my part, God willing, I am coming back in the fall. Learned a lot of Spanish and had a wonderful vacation as well. We took advantage of your cultural offerings with some of our profesoras in tow. Fabulous!

Thanks so much for a splendid time where we not only had fun but learned new skills. My best regards to All of you, till we meet again.

Elizabeth

I choose Anders Languages specifically because of their ability to customize programs for individuals (and groups), as well as the affordability of their customized programs.

I did my research and found that many claim to do the same, but after reading the fine print and the reviews it seemed more likely that one would be at the mercy of the group's level or the instructor you had been placed with.

At Anders Languages, every program is created to suit your learning objective, and most importantly the way in which YOU learn best is evaluated throughout your program.

No matter your age, experience with the language of interest, or your pace of learning, Anders Languages will create a customized package just for you (or you and your group).

Their instructors are smart, fun, and most of all they are experienced instructors that know how to work with a multiplicity of personalities, backgrounds, ages, and life stages in order to help you reach your goal.

Lastly, the residence itself offers incredible food (mindful of special dietary needs), a caring staff, and comfortable, safe private lodging.

Anders Languages has been instrumental in my language acquisition.

I highly recommend the program.

Tim (PT C)

They definitely know how to make sure a super-intensive Spanish course does not become tiring and boring.

My teachers knew exactly when it was time to continue with the Spanish course on the golf court :-)

Dirk (Schaeffler Automotive)

When I arrived in Mexico, the first thing my company did was send me for total Spanish immersion to Anders Languages

Now I understand why they did it: in less than one week I was able to boost my Spanish and to learn more about the business environment in Mexico.

Mark (Petrofac)

Firstly thanks for making me feel so welcome and at home in the residence. It was a great experience. You have given me the confidence to try to speak Spanish and I look forward to coming back again in the future. To Claudia, Esther, Maria, Gloria and Raul: muchas gracias...

Staff finds the right balance between class time and activities.

Jeremy (Diageo)

Gina, Esther, Claudia y Pedro. Muchas, muchas gracias por mis clases.

He disfrutado mi tiempo mucho.

Espero practicar todo lo que he aprendido. Hasta luego.

Leonard (Bimbo Bakeries)

What a great way to study Spanish! Although the teachers are focusing on a strict curriculum, they know exactly when to relax and to take you out for some Spanish in an informal way.

I definitely recommend it to everyone!

Chris

I spent a week at Anders Languages, Sevilla, Spain, in May, 2015, and it is an excellent addition to their Cuernavaca, Mexico, Immersion School. Same fine attention to detail, same excellent instruction, wonderful cuisine of Southern Spain, and the culture/tourism there is incredible.

If you are interested in learning/improving your Spanish in Europe, Anders Spain is the place to go.

I've been a client of Anders since 2002, and they have been instrumental in helping me to become a Bilingual Tutor in the United States.

Jonathan L. Payne (author, The presence of Soul)

Thank you for a wonderful two weeks at Anders, I shall definitely recommend the school to others. Please give my regards to both Esther and Claudia, two very fine teachers who made the process of learning a pleasure.

Debbie & Pat

A few years ago we decided to relocate to Mexico. And living in Mexico without speaking Spanish is no option.

After a stay at Anders Languages we felt we had an immense progress. We haven´t achieved the final goal yet, being totally fluent, but there we go!

Deborah

This is my second visit to Anders, and they become better every time.

Thank you Pedro for showing me how to prepare paella and to share the paella with your family and friends! I hope to be back again, this time with my daughters

James, Marie & Ashley

While in Mexico for business, we only had one weekend available to study Spanish, and this was the best way to do it! Although very intensive, it's not really tiring! Thank you very much.

Lareina (Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore)

Dearest Gina, Peter y Esther y Eva. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!

The classes where very structured and all of you guys are wonderfully great patient teachers.

Leo & Deborah (JPMorgan)

My daughter recommended me and my wife to go to Anders Languages for Spanish full immersion course.

The fact is that she never recommends anything, made me think it was worth to go to Spain for an immersion course at the Anders residence.

The truth is, it was worth the visit. Wonderful staff, teachers who really know what they are doing!

Jennifer (LexisNexis)

Thank you so much for such a fantastic experience.

It's hard to believe that 3 weeks ago yo no hablo español & now yo hablo y comprendo un poco + more ;-) I wish all of you all the best!

Wendy (Baker & McKenzie)

Accelerated short-term course.

Just what I needed! Also the help received in understanding Mexican business was useful.

Jonathan (Nestlé)

Muchas gracias por su paciencia durante las últimas 4 semanas.

Creo que aprendí mucho y la experiencia ha sido excelente.

Yu-Chun H (United Airlines)

Muchas gracias por todos. Realmente, me divertí mucho en Anders y mi español es mejor que antes. Es mejor de lo que esperaba. Muchas gracias.