Have you ever tasted a delicious bread with tomato 🍅 or a divine Catalan cream 🍮? Do you want to visit the Sagrada Familia and other works by Antoni Gaudí?
Barcelona can offer you these experiences and much more! 💃
This important city in Spain is part of the destinations available in our Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme (SHIP) 🚢. This time we will be taking you to Dosrius, Barcelona.
Not only will you visit the extensive natural areas of the region 🌄, but you will also have the opportunity to experience the vibrant life of the city centre 🌃.
If you are interested in finding out more about the adventures this programme will bring for you, read the diary of Monica, founder and director of Spanish Express and Spanish host-teacher in the province of Barcelona.
Here Monica tells us about the experience of one of the last students who visited us in Barcelona.
Discover her story and come and join us this summer! 🌅
Our student, Sandra, is the adolescent who has surprised me the most out of all those who have participated in our Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme (SHIP) in terms of her passion for nature and animals.
You may wonder why, and the reason is that apart from wanting to speak Spanish with locals, other reasons attracted her to visit Dosrius, Barcelona.
One of the main ones was her curiosity to see the natural park of Montnegre i Corredor.
The wonderful landscape of mountains and vegetation that this park offers allowed her to enjoy the best of Barcelona’s nature.
Sandra was impressed that she had never heard about the green areas that Costa del Maresme, in Barcelona province, hides. Dosrius and its parks were undoubtedly an unforgettable memory for her.
On our walk through this important site, we had the best company, my beautiful dogs, Rumba and Samba.
After the walk, when we arrived home, Sandra enjoyed spending quality time with both of them, and they even took naps together. The bond between the three was immediate.
The contact with nature was not only limited to the Montnegre i Corredor park; we also visited Can Gel, a cow farm that allows you to interact with the animals and learn many relevant facts about their care.
Rukimon, a well-known donkey reserve and the only one in the whole country, was our second stop. A visit that resulted in fun photos and videos and opened a special place in our hearts for these adorable animals.
As for the classes, our sessions focused on lessons for the DELE B2, since we not only teach general Spanish in this programme, but we also adapt our classes to the needs of each student, thus creating individualized programmes for the preparation of official exams, both at academic and corporate level.
Not only do we prepare you for the DELE, SIELE, IGCSE, GCSE and A-Level exams, but you can also take most of them with us. Spanish Express is one of 7 accredited SIELE centres in the UK.
We are also part of the David Game Group, one of the most prestigious independent colleges and examination centres in England, so you can take your Spanish GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level with us as well as other subjects.
During the lessons, we were lucky, because, on most days, we enjoyed clear days with bright sunshine, which allowed us to have the class on the terrace overlooking the natural park.
A real paradise!
However, on one of the days, the weather changed completely, and snow fell when we were visiting the Corredor sanctuary!
It was a magnificent experience to see all 4 seasons during our 2 weeks in Dosrius.
Of course, we went to the centre of Barcelona one day and visited multiple tourist sites in the capital. The Sagrada Familia and the Coco museum stole the show, as they are unforgettable places that leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits them.
SHIP in Barcelona
Sandra chose one of the best dates to visit Dosrius, in Barcelona, at the end of March, the time when spring starts.
We know how the saying goes: La primavera, la sangre altera. (Literal translation: Spring alters the blood. Proper translation: Spring has sprung).
It was my mother’s birthday, and Sandra and I decided to throw her a surprise party with family and friends.
For Sandra, it was a unique experience to be part of a Spanish family, because she had the opportunity to meet many different people and also to integrate into the Spanish culture and, of course, taste the typical gastronomy of one of the most famous regions of Spain.
Without a doubt, Dosrius is the perfect place to enjoy a nice conversation in Spanish, taste exquisite typical dishes both at home and in the famous Catalan farmhouses converted to restaurants and be surprised by its natural parks with its flora and fauna.
Sandra is a sweetheart! She has been studying with us for almost 3 years. She got an A* at the A-Level, and now we are preparing her for the DELE B2 exam.
I do not doubt that she will pass it. She is eager to improve her Spanish and, above all, eager to discover every corner of Spain and Latin America.
Would you like to visit the province of Barcelona with Spanish Express? 💃
You can also live Sandra’s experience hand-in-hand with our experienced teachers. 💁
You can live and study Spanish in your teacher’s home! 🎉
Don’t miss the opportunity to join our SHIP to enjoy a unique trip where the main objective is to have fun and learn Spanish.
Find out about the five cities we have available, in addition to Barcelona, by visiting our Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme (SHIP) website 🙌.
Check out all the details of this journey and join us before we set sail 🚢. The opportunity to learn Spanish in Spain is waiting for you, don’t miss it! 👀
Spanish Express Blogger