Sophie Golding :
2 weeks Summer Programme
I thought that a Spanish course would be of benefit to me, in terms of language skills but I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of how the lessons were taught, what the social side would be like and what kind of people would be there.
My Summer Programme was brilliant and far exceeded what I expected from it. Read More
Mark Lenton : 4 weeks Spanish course in Malaga
I was looking for some intensive teaching with modern methods but confess to feeling anxious about living with a Spanish family as I suspected I would be one of the eldest students (being in my 50s), and worried about opportunities out of class. However I was determined to work hard – this wasn’t meant to be a holiday for me. Read More
Laura Meadows : 12 weeks Spanish language course
I wanted to learn Spanish and experience the Spanish culture, all of which I gained through the school and livng with the Spanish family. Learning a language is only REALLY successful abroad when you’re surrounded by the language all day. Read More
Uaine spent 2 weeks in Malaga on a Spanish Teenager course:
Before I attended the course I expected that I would learn some basic Spanish, meet new people and have some fun in the sun.
I definitely feel my expectations were met. I learnt a lot more Spanish than I thought I would and had a really good time in general. The night life in Malaga is great and I met lots of new lovely friends.
I was impressed with the lessons, before I went I wondered how the teachers would get over the language barriers as everyone was from different countries, at beginners level pictures and actions were plenty explanation.
“I have done two similar courses at other schools in Spain so I expected this to be rather similar in most respects. By choosing the Master class I hoped to have a more varied time with interesting activities. By living “on campus” instead of in an apartment I hoped to feel fully integrated into the student life.
The activities were great: varied, interesting and well organised. I really enjoyed living on campus and having the opportunity to meet new friends.
All the teachers were splendid and lessons were great fun. The emphasis was an oral work – just what I wanted. There was enough grammar to take me forward in my learning. The school was clean, neat and well organised. The building and rooms were super. The position of the school in Malaga is reassuringly safe. Read More
“I expected to have an opportunity to extend my Spanish vocabulary especially the verb tenses and to improve my pronunciation. To meet a variety of European students from a similar age group so that the intellectual side of the work could be tempered and enlivened by the social contacts.
Were my expectations met? Very much so! The standard of teaching was excellent and so was the organisation and content of the lessons, and I speak as a teacher of over 40 years experience! The lessons were made humorous, interesting and relative to modern Spanish life. Read More
“The lessons were better than I could have imagined! Fantastic! After being a little disappointed with my assessed level I really got to grips with the grammar and now have a much greater understanding. We had a maximum of 9 students in our class, which was perfect for teacher-pupil interaction. The lessons were well structured, grammar explained perfectly and although some exercises were challenging they were always clearly reviewed by the whole class. The regular rotation of teachers gave varied styles of teaching which kept me interested throughout.
I loved the whole atmosphere of the school, relaxed and friendly. The teachers were referred to by the first names which was much more personal. The situation of the school in Malaga is to the east and up a huge hill, lovely for views but not so great for walking up in the heat (keeps you fit though!). Read More