El Cuélebre

About Ourselves

WE ARE ALFREDO AND JIMENA, TWO EXPERIENCED SPANISH TEACHERS OFFERING SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAMS IN SPAIN.

We are both well-qualified professionals (with specific degrees for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and degrees in Philology). But above all, we are in love with languages, with their teaching and also with their learning.

In one way or another, we have spent our whole lives teaching and learning languages. In Galway (Ireland), we spent more than 5 unforgettable years teaching Spanish in our own school: Sancho Panza Spanish School. (2002-2007). From Ireland we came back to Spain to live in the mountains of Asturias, in Somiedo Natural Park, to start a new adventure that we would like to share with you: we would like you to be our guest in our home, and, at the same time, we would love to teach you our mother tongue and everything we know about our culture and customs, in a fun, entertaining, but also intensive way. Here in Somiedo, we have been working on the El Cuélebre project for more than a decade, and the truth is that we couldn’t be happier about how it is working (personally and professionally). We are very fortunate to discover that our students are also liking the idea and the method. Take a look at what they say about us.

Interested in finding out more about our Spanish immersion programs in Spain? Drop us a line!

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El Cuélebre
5 Stars - Based on 77 User Reviews
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  • Nous venons de passer une semaine à la Peral de Somiedo.
    L'environnement est magnifique et la chambre où nous logions est confortable et trés agréable,avec une vue superbe.
    Notre séjourne fut pas seulement un semaine de vacances mais un enrichissement culturel...
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    Bernard Pradat
    1 week ago
  • My week with Jimena and Alfredo was absolutely unforgettable. The natural beauty of the area served as a springboard for my Spanish learning. During my time with these wonderful teachers my life indeed was in Spanish—whether hiking in... read more

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    Karen Buglass
    1 week ago
  • 5 star ratingEpoustouflant Un séjour à El Cuélebre est une pleine réussite sur tous les plans. Le site est magique, même en hiver ,isolé, reposant. Les randonnées sont magnifiques, adaptées à chacun. Le logement agréable, poétique même. La cuisine délicieuse, l'ambiance familiale et... read more

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    Claudine, 70 ans.
    1 month ago
  • El tiempo pasado en El Cuélebre fue simplemente fenomenal! La atencion de Alfredo y Jimena es permanente. Fue mimada!
    Aprendi tantas cosas de la lengua actual y de la historia de Espana (y otros paises) y de Asturia y leon, que ahora no puedo sonar en frances, sino en espanol.
    El...
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    sylvie gout
    2 months ago
  • What a delightful couple! Jimena and Alfredo are two well-experienced Spanish teachers, sensitive and attentive to your particular needs in learning their language - with least effort. They welcome you into their home into a spacious room with en-suite shower room with magnificent views... read more

    Judith Christie Avatar
    Judith Christie
    5 months ago
  • 5 star ratingExcelente manera de aprender español ¡Qué encantadora pareja! Jimena y Alfredo son dos profesores de español con mucha experiencia, sensibles y atentos a sus necesidades particulares para aprender su idioma, con el menor esfuerzo. Le dan la bienvenida a su hogar en una habitación espaciosa... read more

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    Judith C
    6 months ago
  • 5 star ratingAprende español y camina en las montañas de Austuria. Pasé 6 días encantadores con Alfredo y Jimena aprendiendo español; Formalmente en las mañanas y de manera informal durante las comidas y mientras camina por las hermosas montañas del parque nacional de Somiedo. El Cu lebre se encuentra en un... read more

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    CDtrabel
    7 months ago
  • 5 star ratingUna experiencia maravillosa aprendiendo español Me quedé con Alfredo y Jimena durante 9 días, con la intención de mejorar mi español como vivo en Asturias ahora, pero obtuve mucho más de lo que esperaba. Una de las grandes cosas es que te adaptan el curso... read more

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    ruth_heronmoor
    8 months ago
  • Yo disfruté el curso muchisimo!!!!
    Alfredo and Jimena are great hosts and go to a lot of effort to tailor the course to your particular situation. OF course the walks in Somiedo are fantastic, seeing the footprints of a brown bear...
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    Ruth Credo
    8 months ago
  • If you’re reading this review, you’re probably reading the others here, too. From our personal experiences, every glowing comment about El Cuélebre is absolutely true!

    We are a retired couple from Arizona, USA, and have just ended 2 incredible weeks studying...
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    Mary Jane
    1 year ago
  • I took the courses for 2 weeks, and every single day was fantastic! Alfredo and Jimena were very attentive and passionate, they explained thoroughly the tons of questions that I asked about Spanish and the Hispanic culture, and it was... read more

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    陳又紅
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingUna experiencia increíble para aprender español y la cultura española en profundidad Tomé los cursos durante 2 semanas, ¡y todos los días fueron fantásticos! Además de los cursos en el aula, Alfredo y Jimena fueron muy atentos y apasionados, y tuvimos muchas conversaciones mientras comíamos y hacíamos trekking, lo que hizo que... read more

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    Traveler729654
    1 year ago
  • If you want to escape the rat race and immerse yourself in Spain's language and culture, this is the place for you. La Peral is a stunning location, so peaceful and beautiful. Your hosts, Jimena and Alfredo, have created a... read more

    James Kelly Avatar
    James Kelly
    1 year ago
  • My short review is: I went to El Cuelebre. I loved it. I want to go back.
    My longer review is: The mountain setting is beautiful. The walks are exhilarating and will give you an even better idea of the beauty...
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    Nigel Cooper
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingUna experiencia fantastica Me quede con Alfredo y Jimena en las montanas seis dias en invierno. Era una experiencia fantastica. Me encanto las lecciones con Alfredo y los paseos en las montanas y los pueblos. Habia mucha nieve! Mi... read more

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    juliahockey
    1 year ago