Toby Roberts : 8 weeks Spanish course in Cuenca, Ecuador
Before I went on the course I felt I had realistic expectations, I didn’t expect to become fluent in Spanish (no matter how good the tutors that wasn’t, sadly, going to happen in just eight weeks) but I did hope I’d reach a standard where I could have a decent conversation with native Spanish speakers. Read More
“I expected the course to further develop my grammatical and linguistic Spanish skills and generally improve my conversational Spanish. I also looked forward to being taught by native Spanish speakers in a country other than Spain.
I definitely improved my all round Spanish langue and grammar but I also felt the course set me up perfectly for travelling around South America for the 4 months afterwards.
The lessons and particularly the teaching were excellent, I was particularly happy with the rotation of teachers, not due to poor teaching but because it kept things fresh and interesting. The lessons in general were varied and interesting ant totally different to anything I had done before. Read More
I was very tired and very nervous, I was on the other side of the world from home and didn’t know a soul. I tried to ring home to let them know I had arrived safely in Quito but the card I had didn’t work. The hotel phone cost me $17.00 to speak to my dad for one minute.
I had just arrived in the country and needed to stop over before getting a connecting flight to Cuenca and my 4 week Spanish language course. My fears had been well fuelled by dad, who prior to the flight had been posting me every report on attacks on foreigners in South America ever since I’d told him I planned to go to Ecuador for the summer, having finished University. That first night was definitely the worst night I spent in Ecuador. Read More