Our Family

We’re Merche and Fernando and our twin daughters Raquel and Victoria. We’ve been teaching Spanish for more than 30 years. We lived in the UK, London and Guildford, for 9 years.

In 2001, The British Government and the European Union gave us the European Award for Languages because of our innovative teaching methods.

Fernando taught Spanish in different schools, colleges of further education and in the University of Surrey, where he was in charge of developing all the university’s language online courses. He’s also one of the authors of the AS/A2 textbook ¡Ponte al Día!, has experience as an external examiner and developed Spanish teaching materials for the BBC. He’s also a Google Certified Educator.

Merche is a lawyer and she worked in the buying office of El Corte Inglés in London. Once back in Spain she trained in teaching Spanish as a second language and has been teaching since.

Raquel & Victoria, our twin daughters were born on 6 October 2011. They love to interact with visitors and they’re an important source to learn Spanish for all of our students.

We will welcome you as another family member and that’s one of the most important factors for our success.

Our language school

We returned to Spain in 2005 and continued with our own business that we had started in the UK in 2000. The Spanish Course has been a huge success since we move to Spain. We started with a few students who came in the summer to Santander to enjoy our courses. In 2006 we bought our home-business large country house in Aés, a small village in Puente Viesgo (28 Km. from Santander).

After doing extensive work in the house we adapted it for hosting students and we expanded The Spanish Course since then. We currently have students visiting us all year round.

Our main service has been our Spanish immersion courses for individuals, teachers and school groups, where students stay at our home while learning Spanish. However, recently, we have teamed up with the Universidad de Cantabria to offer semester or academic year programs at the university while learning Spanish and staying in our home.

Additionally, we are one of the first companies in the world to offer online Spanish courses. We started offering Spanish online courses in 2000. Our courses are based on high standards and interaction with tutors is a must. You will not feel isolated at any time.