About 15 years ago, I was handed an article from a Sunday paper talking about these new programmes of English Immersion for Spaniards, in which Anglos act as Volunteers in these amazing locations. My colleague knew of my love of Spain and thought it might interest me.
With some trepidation my husband Lawrence and I went on our first Programme to La Alberca and loved every minute of it! Since that one I think we have done another six programmes and have made so many wonderful friends and have acquired a huge Spanish Family! Whenever we come back to Madrid we are so busy catching up with them!
I recommend the opportunity to everyone who likes to help others and who enjoys having a lot of fun at the same time. We are in our late sixties now and would still like to do another programme at some stage.
It has also reaffirmed my love for all things Spanish. If we win the lottery we will be buying an apartment in Madrid!