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DOES MOVING TO SPAIN SOUND
EXCITING BUT ALSO SCARY?

Learn everyday Spanish
Dive into our culture
and…
Build the life of your dreams in Spain

WITH ONLY 1 HOUR A DAY

Maybe you…

…feel it’s time to change your life and finally move to Spain, but you don’t know where to start.

 …are aware of the fact that you will not get by with English in Spain and worry that learning a language takes years.

…have surfed on internet, but are getting lost in all the information available online.
….are afraid of making the wrong decisions and losing money when managing your move to Spain because you have no idea of how everything works.
…have tried learning Spanish with free online resources or language schools, but you feel like you’ve gotten stuck.

If any of these is your case… We can help you!

We understand you…

My name is Alexandra and I am from Slovakia. I met Luis in Brighton, UK in summer 2009 when I was 17. It was the first time I had contact with Spanish and I immediately fell in love with everything about it. The sound of the spanish language, nature of spanish people, spanish music, spanish way to enjoy life…

Since then, I couldn’t get the idea of moving to Spain out of my head. So in 2010, I started learning Spanish. I took private lessons in Slovakia, did a 3 week intensive course in Malaga and spent hours and hours on Duolingo. My parents spent more than 3000 euros just in the first year !

But everything changed when I got in touch with Luis again. He used phrases only the Spanish use and through him I learned about real life in Spain. When Luis suggested that I move to Madrid with him my dream became a reality. I was scared, because it was a big change but Luis helped me with everything. He invited me to live with him, introduced me to his friends, showed me the best ways to apply to jobs and helped me through the daunting process of getting my official documents sorted.
But what if I didn’t have him? What if I didn’t have my spanish friend? It would have all been much slower and stressful.

Hello, I am Luis
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I am from Madrid and I love lending a hand to others! 
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I worked in HR and managed relocation of numerous employees, and I know what it takes to relocate.
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I did an International Master of Innovation, where I had first hand experience with learning models used by the best universities in the world, such as Tiimiakatemia in Finland and Stanford in USA.
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I designed and lead training sessions for professionals in different contexts.
and I am Alex
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Besides Slovak, I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, bit of German and I’m learning Russian.
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I have 5 years experience teaching languages.
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Both when learning and teaching, I used plenty different methods and I know what works the best.
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During 6 years of living in Madrid, I’ve really gotten to know the culture, and in the last 3 years I’ve shared it with others as a tour guide of the city.

From all our experience, we understood
THE BEST WAYS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE
and combined them into our method

Learning by doing

You will be learning by yourself, but thanks to our daily feedback, you will reflect on your areas of improvement to strengthen your language skills and progress.
You´ll speak from day 1 during our weekly conversational mentoring.

Learning naturally

You will be surrounded by spanish. Often you will find yourself using the language correctly, even before having a grammatical explanation.
You will read, listen to music and audios or watch videos every day. You will never have a lack of materials.
Moreover, thanks to our cultural and practical information about life in Spain, you will start understanding how the Spanish interact, do things and say things from day 1.
Just like a child learning to walk!

Learning how to learn

Best learners know, that daily practice and persistence are the key.
We will give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to learn better, but it will be you, who will decide which techniques work the best for you.
On our monthly meetings we will help you set objectives and trace your personal route to come to Spain.

With our personal and professional experience,
we know our mission is to
HELP YOU FULFILL YOUR DREAM OF MOVING TO SPAIN

we present you

ROUTE TO SPAIN

A journey to spanish language and culture before even taking the plane
a programme thanks to which you will:

learn Spanish useful for your future daily life in Spain
understand Spanish mentality, culture, as well as different lifestyles in different parts of Spain
gain confidence when speaking to locals wherever in Spain, be it the capital or a tiny village in Andalucia
have all the tools, knowledge and skills to work your way through the papers, find a great place to live, find a job and make new spanish friends!
feel ready to move to Spain and start your new life
This is for you if…
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Everything about Spain calls your attention and you are seriously considering moving to Spain.
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You have heard that in Spain you will not get through with English and you want to learn the spanish language and understand the culture in a zero risk environment.
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You are aware of the amount of practice that learning a new language requires, therefore you are committed to 1 hour per day of Spanish
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You have a lot of questions related to moving to and living in Spain and you don’t have enough time to find the right answers.
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Sometimes you feel helpless and need someone to guide you through this tremendous change. You feel like you need “your spanish friend” you’ve never had.
This isn’t for you if….
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You are perfectly happy with your current life and your dream of moving to Spain can be postponed…Or maybe never fulfilled.
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You have too many things going on that you will not be able to spend one hour a day with Spanish.
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You think you already know everything about spanish culture and you feel ready to deal with horrorous Spanish bureaucracy by yourself.
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You know what kind of knowledge you need to acquire in every step of your learning process and you know how to find it and how to apply it
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You want someone else to find you a flat, job and manage your paperwork, while you are chilling at the beach.

Still have questions?
Here are answers to the most commonly asked ones!

How long does it take to learn Spanish?

The US FSI study states it takes around 480 hours of language practice to reach fluency and more than 600 hours to become proficient. It sounds like a lot, but don’t panic. Proficiency isn’t needed to come to live in Spain. With fluency in all the situations we will cover, you will be more than ready. Proficiency will come along when you will be living your dream life. With your perseverance and our experience, method and support, you will be able to get there in 1 year.

Why do I have to study at least 1 hour daily?
Because if you want to see real progress and gain confidence in Spanish in just one year, it’s necessary. Persistence and perseverance is the recipe of success. Various studies have proven that learning 15 minutes a day is more effective than learning 2 hours just 1 day a week. Now imagine, how quickly will you improve when learning 1-2 hours per day! You literally won’t have time to forget 😛
Can I do the program in less than one year?
Sure you can. If you have motivation and can dedicate 3 to 4 hours per day, it’s possible to speed up the process. Our experience says that every single person has different goals, needs and ways of learning and we will be there to understand them and support you. Do you want to move to Spain in 5 months? Perfect! Our mission is making sure you fulfill your goals and dreams. Earlier, the happier we will be.
What is included in the program?
  • 1 hour of language mentoring/week
  • Activities to keep learning Spanish 45 minutes/day
  • Feedback every 24 hours for every activity you complete
  • Videos with cultural insights
  • Tips on how to learn better
  • 1 hour of mentoring per month to help you plan your personal Route to Spain
How will I know I am making progress?
You’ll find out by yourself. Thanks to our 24-hour feedback on tasks and challenges performed, you will see your common mistakes and areas of improvement every day. Not like in traditional courses where you have to wait for 1 week to see your homework corrected. Moreover, our weekly mentoring lessons will be adapted to reinforce your confidence by giving you opportunity to use concepts you find easy, and to help you to better understand and use those concepts, you don’t find that easy. In every step of the process.
Is it an individual program?
Yes, kind of. But you will never feel alone. We will follow your progress daily, so that you can always keep on learning and improving and you will be part of a community of people with the same desire of learning spanish and moving to Spain. You’ll have the chance to practice with them and learn from from each other.
What happens if I have to interrupt my learning due to work or other personal circumstances? Will I miss the opportunity to follow the course?
We encourage you not to set your dreams aside. However we understand that life can change and circumstances that can’t be ignored might arise. In that case, the program will be paused until you join again. Just keep in mind, that you will probably be included in another group – with people who have similar level at that time.
Is the program for me if I already know some Spanish?
Sure. Our programme is designed not only for people who don’t speak a single word in Spanish, but also for those who already reached a certain level. For those, who wish to acquire more fluency, speed, and accuracy in their communication skills, those who want to amplify their vocabulary and for those, who are very close to fulfilling their dream of moving to Spain but just can’t make the step and need a little support.
Isn't it better to join a traditional language school?
Well, you can. But it will take much more than 1 year, because there are going to be other 5-10 students for the teacher to attend and you will have little space to speak up. Moreover, traditional schools want to keep you attending lessons and paying them, for years and years. Until you reach proficiency. On the contrary, our mission is to assure, you learn just as much Spanish as you will need to move to Spain. We perfectly know the point. In traditional language school, you will attend few times a week and the rest of the time…you will be alone. Something that won’t happen with @YourSpanishFriend, because we will be on the other side of the cable, following your progress every 24 hours. Moreover, “Route to Spain” is a programme which doesn’t require you to commute, giving you opportunity to study wherever and whenever you have connection to internet. As opposed to traditional language school, which will teach you a bit of a culture of every spanish speaking country, “Route to Spain” is focused solely on Spain. And honestly, what language school will prepare you for all the things to deal with once you move here?
Why would I sign up for the program if I can do an intensive course in Spain during my holidays and live the culture myself?
If you have 1 month of holidays, you can do it. But this will just be a brief experience in a particular city in Spain. You will probably get back to your routines once you are back home and quickly forget most of what you learnt. Also, imagine you go for intensive course to Malaga (as Alex did)…You will learn about South of Spain and understand andalusian accent, but we want to remind you again, that each part of Spain has its unique culture. During “Route to Spain” you will have the chance to learn about these differences and later choose your ideal destination. Moreover you will have the opportunity to “travel to Spain” without even taking the plane. You will just need a laptop, good internet connection and an open mind and heart. You will have the chance to practice real situations in a safe caring environment, as if you were practicing with your friend.
Will I receive an official certification after the program?
No. We are neither Cambridge nor Cervantes and we don’t pretend to be. We are people like you who have learnt from Cambridge, learnt from mistakes, from people around and learnt to learn using the right resources. We can assure you that Alex has never been asked for a certificate during 6 years of living and working in Spain. What spanish companies required was fluency, not a certificate. And if you really want that piece of paper, no worries. You’ll surely be ready to pass the exam after our course, few months of living in Spain and a bit of extra preparation. 

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Do I get my money back if I'm not satisfied with the program?
Sure. If you try it, do all the tasks and challenges and you still feel like no making progress, you will have all the rights to ask for refund. We have been testing our method with tens of students and all of them are closer to fulfill their dream. But maybe you realize this isn’t for you. Our aim is to add real value so you´ll have 15 days of warranty from the beginning of the course to request a full refund in case you aren’t satisfied.
Will @YourSpanishFriend make arrangements for my life in Spain on my behalf?
Definitely not. We don’t want to give you things done and then leave you alone with no resources. We will empower you and advise you so that you will be able to do all necessary arrangements and paperwork yourself. We aren’t and don’t want to be relocation agency that makes arrangements on your behalf. Our mission is making sure YOU learn spanish language and culture to CREATE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS.

What others achieved

Elisabetta, Italia

I got to know @yourspanishfirend in april this year, when I was about to move to Madrid because of work. It was a difficult moment because of Covid situation.
Thanks to Luis the whole process was much easier. I had a chance to practice Spanish and understand cultural aspects from my home in Italy. Moreover, Luis was continuously solving my doubts regarding bureaucracy and life in Spain. Anytime I had question, he responded me in a very short time. Thanks to his support, I was able to manage everything by myself. From finding a beautiful house close to my workplace, to understanding a a job contract in Spain. 

Now I am in Madrid, working and improving my Spanish to relate to Spanish people as a native speaker 🙂 I recommend @yourspanishfriend 100% for everyone who has a dream of living in Spain.

Zuzka, Eslovaquia

My name is Zuzana, I am from Slovakia and I have been learning with @yourspanishfriend since may.

After 5 months, I can speak about many things! The programme is online and we only have conversation and mentoring lesson once a week. But @yourspanishfriend is always close to me.

They send me grammar videos and activities to do at home. Spanish songs, podcasts, videos, articles to read and also exercises. They correct it very quickly and I learn every day! Because of this, I fell more confident at the conversation lesson and it motivates me to keep on learning!

I recommend this programme to everyone who wants to learn Spanish quickly, in an enjoyable way and from their home!

Do you want us to help you move to Spain

or just boost your Spanish in record time? 

Fill out the form

Fill out the application form at the bottom of this website. We want to understand your personal situation and your goals.

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Screening

Once you fill the application form, we’ll look over it and we’ll evaluate your suitability for the programme.

Interview

We will only call the most committed candidates. We want to know you better and analyse if we really can help you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

We only accept 5 passengers per month!

Our mission is to help you build your dream life in Spain in just one year and we want to make sure you receive all the support you need, following carefully your personal route.

Start your
ROUTE TO SPAIN today!

It’s time to live the life you’ve always dreamt of.

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