It is a marvellous memory for me. The city, the people, las fallas which was my first experience, I will never forget something!
My stay was very short, only one month and a half, but I could learn a lot Spanish and their culture. I really appreciate all of staffs and teachers in the school and if I had an opportunity to learn Spanish in Spain, definitely I will choose Costa de Valencia again!
I spend four months in Costa de Valencia and I truly had the time of my life! I met hundreds of people and I am sure that some of these friendships will last for a lifetime. The teachers were very friendly and easy going and studying was very easy in the cozy atmosphere. When I arrived to Valencia, I had a lower intermediate level of Spanish and just a month ago I passed an advanced level language exam thanks to the enthusiasm and professionalism of my teachers in Costa de Valencia!
Next to the classroom activities, I got to know the country and the culture through those many many free time excursions and activities that the school has organised. I went to Madrid, to Barcelona with the school, but I also got some once in a lifetime opportunities to participate on activities such as the Tomatina or a Real Madrid football game! The school and therefore my accommodation too, were very close to the bars, discos, the city center and to the beach as well!
From all the cities I ever visited in Spain, I liked Valencia the most. It is a beautiful city right on the beautiful sandy shore with many many palm and orange trees. I can only recommend Costa de Valencia to everyone. I could not ask for any better language programme or vacation. I can’t wait to go back as soon as I can!
I think my expectations were pretty much fulfilled; the school was well run and classes were smoothly. Salsa dancing was fun!
Because Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, one may think it would be a popular place to study Spanish. However most people want to study Spanish in Andalucía, Salamanca, Madrid or Barcelona. That is why there are not many students studying Spanish here as compared to the above mentioned places. For the same reason, there are relatively few schools specialising in teaching Spanish for the size of the city. This doesn’t mean that Valencia is not an ideal city, though I would highly recommend this city. The reason why I recommend Valencia is the following: the mild climate (mind that in winter it is quite cold in the north and the inferior part of Spain), delicious food, friendly people, proximity of the beach and the standard Spanish that is spoken. The school is located nearby the campus of the University of Valencia. So if you walk around the area, you will the student atmosphere. There are many bars and clubs around here. As you see, the location is perfect.
The school specializes in teaching Spanish for foreigners. This has certain advantages. Firstly, there is a great variety in the quality and the quantity of the teaching materials. Secondly, they have five classrooms and five teachers teach on regular bases. As I mentioned before, there are not many schools specialized in teaching Spanish in Valencia, this means that this school is one of the biggest and best school. The teachers are experienced and have a good level of knowledge. I study in an intensive course, and the course consists of 15 hours of class week. Since they don’t have students whose level is same as mine, they allow me to take private lessons at the same price applied to group lesson. This system demonstrates that the well being of the students is very important to the school. Also the school offers us variety of extracurricular activities and though these activities one can make friends and feel at home.
Finally, I want to say thank you to my teacher. I will have an examinations soon and he made me some trial examinations for me also corrected many articles I wrote. This requires him extra work after the school. Moreover, he gave me a book written in Spanish to read. I would like to thank him for this kindness and thank the secretary for being very friendly and helpful. I really enjoy studying at this school.
About my stay in Valencia, I’m really living good here, and really enjoying my time a lot, that’s why I’m here since a year and I’m going to stay much more.
I learned Spanish like a language in Costa de Valencia and u (team of la Costa de Valencia) I say thank you very much because without your help I could not speak he language so fast, it was very easy, I liked a lot of studying the Spanish in this school, I wish I could go more but I did not have time.
The most important at all is that not just in the school we can learn the language, we can celebrate every moment with very nice peoples like the students (I have met from all over the world) and I passed it good too with the teachers and all the staff…
Thank you a lot for your message, it’s my pleasure to keep in touch with this school who make a big part of Valencia.