• SPANISH WRITING RETREAT

    October 5th - 9th 2017

    Madrid, Spain

  • You love all things Spanish

    ...the culture, the country, the history, the people, the sun...

    Learning a language is so much more than just learning the grammar and the vocabulary.

    Learning a language means communicating and expressing yourself fully in it. It is not about translating word by word from your mother language into Spanish, but to be able to express an idea without translating it.

     

    One of the beauties of learning a foreign language is that you express yourself differently in each language. You are capable of becoming a different person with a different voice.

     

    This happens when you understand the culture behind the language you are communicating in. You understand "their" ways. That understanding in confluence with your personality create a whole new you.

     

    This alchemy is a magical process that creates a wonderful sense of expansion. You grow. You unfold.

  • This retreat is for you if:

     

    1. You are learning Spanish

    2. You love the Spanish culture

    and you travel to Spain whenever you get the chance.

    3. You want to fully grasp the culture, the mindset

    and create the alchemy within you

    to finally express who you are in Spanish.

     

  • Investement

    880€ private room

    Come with a friend and share the room (30% discounted price) : 640€ each

    What it includes:

     

    ✒︎ The transport from and to Madrid airport

    ✒︎ Full board accommodation (4 days / 4 nights)

    ✒︎ Homemade traditional Spanish food

    ✒︎ Full immersion in Spanish

    ✒︎ A cooking lesson

    ✒︎ A flamenco lesson

    ✒︎ Four writing workshops

    ✒︎ Walks around this gorgeous hilly area

    ✒︎ Visit to Segovia

    ✒︎ Free time to wander around, get inspired and write your Spanish soul down

     

  • Practicalities

    We are staying in El Bolao, a gorgeous town in Guadarrama Mountains (Madrid), surrounded by a shrubby landscape, Spanish wild goats and Imperial eagles .

    The closest airport is Madrid (Adolfo Suarez - Madrid Barajas Airport). You will be collected from the airport and brought to our homestay.

    I am having a 1:1 call with everybody who is interested in order to assess your level of Spanish and make sure you will benefit the maximum of this experience, so send me an email and I will get in touch shortly.

  • You want in...

    Then, send me a message and I will get back to you shortly

  • ABOUT YOUR HOST

    María Ortega García

    Certified teacher

    • Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language, by Instituto Cervantes, Dublin (Ireland). 2011.
    • DELE Examiner, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin.

    Academic Career

    • Degree in Arts (Languages) by University of Burgos (Spain).
    • Masters in Scenery Arts by University of Burgos

    Experience

    Founder and Spanish teacher at Online Spanish Tutor.

    Publications

    • Ortega, Maria, Lobato, María Luisa (dir.) ​No puede ser, ed. de María Ortega; Kassel, Reichenberger, Colección Ediciones Críticas, vol. V.
    • Ortega, María. “De hombres celosos y mujeres industriosas: de Lope a Moreto (desarrollo de un tema cervantino)”. 777-786. (Sobre No puede ser de Moreto y su fuente directa, El mayor imposible de Lope, a través de El celoso extremeño de Cervantes).
    • Ortega, María. “Recepción y difusión de No puede ser en Europa: Traducciones y adaptaciones de una comedia moretiana”. En: Del verbo al espejo (ver Misceláneos general).