2 wks in Montpellier
It was a sink or swim situation, as I leapt into the unknown!
My expectations changed almost on a daily basis. I was expecting an intensive time in class and was a little apprehensive for the one-on-one sessions with a French private tutor. Read More
One week Italian course May
Over 50s Course in Siena
Before going I was frightened to death!
However the experience exceeded my expectations giving me far more confidence in Italian. Now thinking of doing a GCSE or AS to improve my grammar. Read More
Over 50s course
I wanted to pick up my somewhat rusty French. A’level skills more years ago than I care to remember coupled with regular holidays in France didn’t quite add up to the skill level I once had. So this year I decided to do something about it – a New Year’s Resolution if you will. Read More
Two weeks in Florence
Italian for the Over 50s
A wonderful experience. The school was excellent, teachers and staff friendly and helpful. Visits well organised with expert tuition. Read More
Spanish for the Over 50s
Two weeks in Nerja
The Spanish language course in Nerja was excellent – lots of conversation about topics which the five of us found interesting (e.g. different customs and habits of the Swiss, Germans, Spanish with me representing the UK) and which our teacher Marion also learnt from – in particular the process of making compost which seems rare in Spanish households.
Len Slater 2 weeks Over 50s Course / Nerja
On the first day, the applicants for the Club 50+ met each other in the school garden – the new ones feeling a little awkward, the more experienced ones (who had obviously been through similar experiences before) looking more relaxed.
One by one, we were called in for the level test and finally found each other split up into two groups: one for beginners and one for a slightly more advanced students.
I ended up in the latter group, together with a Finnish lady who, delighted, could not stop talking about the many similarities there are between her language and Spanish, and three Germans with a great eagerness to learn.
Our teacher, Francisco, seemed to have identified our strengths and our weaknesses very quickly and was not put out of countenance, although at the same time he treated his ‘flock’ in a very sensitive way. Read More