My husband and I just spent two weeks studying Spanish in individual lessons at Casa Xalteva and had a great experience. Our home stay family was really lovely- we felt very welcome and not at all like 'just a source of income', which I know can be a problem with some home stays. My teacher was Gerald and he was GREAT! He really took the time to prepare for the political discussions that I requested and more than that, did a great job of building my confidence and helping me get rid of some of my ingrained errors. I feel like I learned a lot about Nicaraguan culture, and really solidified my Spanish language skills.