Reviews: Spanish Course Adults

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Below you can see our student reviews on studying Spanish at Spark.

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Adult Spanish Reviews

¨My first week with Ana was very productive as it gave me a reasonably comfortable start into learning a language again after decades of not really trying to improve my Spanish. The second week Gema […]

Johann Georg Riecker

I did enjoy my time at Sparks, and got into a routine, the staff were patient, kind, fun to be with.  I also enjoyed the cultural outings that were organised. They were varied and I found […]

Christine Cole (United Kingdom)

I have stayed in Spark Residence for about 4 months and took part in the work-experience programme. It was an amazing experience and I had a great time there! The teachers and other Spark members […]

Sophia Kastner (Germany)

¡Me encanta mucho en Spark! Las gentes son muy amables y Spark es màs una familia. La escuela es muy bien para aprender lenguas y tambièn para visitar la ciudad y conocer gentes. Laura Kniejski […]

Laura Kniejski – Germany

It was good to be able to learn something about the country and area. The cultural activities also allowed good interaction between students. I booked an en-suite single (Valencia), which was perfectly comfortable. I was […]

Timothy Hanan (United Kingdom) Spanish Course review

I’ve really enjoyed studying here. The classes were the perfect mix of reading, speaking, writing and listening; and I enjoyed studying alongside other students, which gave the class more of a collaborative feel. I loved […]

Finlay Worrallo (United Kingdom) Guia en Bicileta durante mi curso de español

La clase con Mario era excelente. A mi gustaba su estilo diferente para enseñar todo la gramática con canciones, juegos y muchas posibilidades para practicar. Y además sus bromas, su paciencia y su abierta cuidaban […]

Samira Zurlo (Germany)

Very nice staff. Jose is a very good teacher and kept the lessons interesting. I was happy with the class/materials etc. Was a nice touch to give a little certificate at the end with a […]

Scott McKim (United Kingdom) scott mckim student review

The teacher was very friendly and welcoming and I loved the conversational style of her lessons. We focused mainly on speaking and this has greatly improved my confidence. I stayed with a host family who […]

Amaya Dellar-Moy (United Kingdom) amaya dellar moy student review

Very nice atmosphere which makes it easy to approach staff! Despite the low season I was happy there were cultural activities, enjoyed them!!! I Loved the friendly atmosphere and the people working here! Had a […]

Sander Koger (Netherlands) sander koger student review

I liked the equilibrium between visual, auditional examples and excercises in speaking. At my start the teacher was pretty quick at speaking, but I started in a grade that was quite high compared to my […]

Martien Pieters (Netherlands) Martien Pieters student review

Muchas gracias a todos a Spark! Me han gustado mucho las clases y ha aprendido mucho aquí en la escuela. Muchas gracias también por ser tan flexible con Torsten y migo. No pensaba que era […]

Nina Schleidt (Germany)

Our lessons were very varied and pleasant. Our teacher Mario was excellent, a real “hit” ! I enjoyed the cultural events a lot but a specialized guide in the cathedral of Sevilla could have been […]

Eva Marne

I loved the cultural events! Above all was the bicicle – tour and the tour to Sevilla! The classees were great too. Our teacher was always very good prepared for the lessons. Using many different […]

Britt-Marie Finbom Forsgren (Sweden)

Muy bien con lecciónes variados. Por ejemplo juegos, escribir anuncios para vender unas cosas, escuchar musica etc. El edificio de Spark era muy bueno y cerca de todo. Todo la gente que trabaja en Spark […]

Lizzie Strömberg (USA) lizzie strömberg student review

Nice to be in a very small class. More chance to speak and easier to do in front of not many people. Teacher very encouraging. I still struggle with the listening and speaking but much […]

Heather Haines (United Kingdom) Heather Haines student review

Cordie loved her class and learned much more than we’d hoped. Thank you! The room was fantastic. Everyone was really helpful and friendly, as usual. 🙂 We really enjoyed the welcome drinks which helped us […]

Lucinda Turck (United Kingdom) Lucinda Turck student review

There was a really good atmosphere in the class and the whole school. Maybe I was scaled in a little bit too high, but when I look back, this was not a disadvantage. Our teacher […]

Alex Roelants (Belgium) Axel Roelands student review

El equipo de Spark es muy amable y atenta. Estudiar en Spark estuve una experiencia muy rica.Aprendi muchisimo.El profesor, Mario, tiene un entusiasmo, una energia y mucho capacidad para ensenar muy bien espanol.Hablar solo espanol […]

Jeannine Van Brussel (Netherlands) Jeannine van brussel student review

The classes and teachers were excellent and i improved my Spanish a lot. Although i did not stay in Sparkville Residence I enjoyed spending time in the communal area and on the rooftop. The overall […]

Stanislava Ivankovic (Serbia) stanislava ivankovic student review

He aprendido muchisimo. Mi profesor, José Ignacio Palomero, es un profesor genial! He conocido algunos profesores en mi vida y José es sin duda el mejor y el mas amable. Vivir en Sparkville Residence también […]

Jelle Steemers (United Kingdom) Jelle Steemers student review

I had a General Spanish course at Spark Spanish and really enjoyed the professional classes. The staff were so nice and the lessons from my teacher Gloria were great, she was very entusiastic and gave […]

Rogier Boer (Netherlands) Rogier Boer student review

I really enjoyed my time at Spark. Before, I had no experience in Spanish and after six weeks of classes it has improved rapidly! Classes are really good, with different topics and different ways of […]

Suzanne Klerkx (Netherlands)

Toen ik bij Spark kwam sprak ik geen woord Spaans, maar de docenten en medestudenten bleven spaans praten en zo leer je heel snel goed spaans. De lessen zijn van een hoog niveau, maar wel […]

Tom V. (Netherlands) tom v student review

Quality not Quantity that matters Spark Languages school, although is a small school, it has good atmosphere , facilities and adaptable friendly staff. This has effectively made my short stay for learning spanish at Spark […]

Samson Chinien (United Kingdom) Samson Chinien student review

I had such a great time at Spark Languages, the teachers were very friendly and I improved my Spanish a lot! The cultural activities were amazing, especially the sherry tasting was interesting. El Puerto de […]

Stefan de Bruin (Netherlands) stefan de bruin student review

I had 2 amazing weeks at Spark, thanks you so much Spark team! 🙂 The classes were always really funny and all the teachers are super amazing. The combination of the residence right above the […]

Marie G (Germany) Marie G student review

My daughter spent 2 weeks at Sparks Spanish this summer and a wonderful time. She went on her own and the support she had was excellent. I felt very reassured that she was going to […]

Ali Chapman (United Kingdom) Ali Chapman student review

Decided that 2016 was the year I was finally going to learn Spanish after faltering attempts whilst on holiday. I chose Spark due to its location in an area of Spain that I had not […]

Mrs. Dodger (United Kingdom)

I’ve been to Spark for the past three weeks, had a great time! The atmosphere is amazing! The staff is really helpful and friendly, the teachers are very patience and my classmates where really nice. […]

Bartholomeus van Aar (Netherlands) Bartholomeus van Aar (Netherlands) student review

My daughter and I just spent a wonderful week staying and learning Spanish at Spark. This was our second visit, though our first staying in the Spark residence.Here are some of our favourite things about […]

Lucinda Leo (United Kingdom) lucinda leo student review

Spark is a great place to work with very helpful native spanish speakers and wonderful native english speakers. The spanish side is wonderful and its great to see the students adapting to another culture! Keep […]

Joe Martin (USA) Joe Martin review Spark

My two month Spark experience was awesome! All the Spark teachers were professional and fun. El Puerto de Santa Maria is a very nice place to learn Spanish – superb beaches, delicious tapas and affable […]

Tyrone Power (USA) Tyrone Power student review

Great place to study Spanish – classes are really personal and suit everyone, residence is a fun place to live and El Puerto is a good location to practise spoken Spanish! Lauren Ní Bheacháin (Ireland)- […]

Lauren Ní Bheacháin (Ireland) Lauren Ní Bheacháin student review

Had a fantastic 2 weeks at Spark and learned so much. Intensive course was ‘muy intensivo’ but well worth it! Lovely helpful staff, and beautiful place to be. Atmosphere very relaxed and friendly. Thanks everyone! […]

Elaine Tovell (United Kingdom) Elaine Tovell student review

Gracias por todo! Las excursiones con Mario y las clases con Jose de nivel B1, ahora puedo hablar con mas confianza, he aprendido mucho de gramática, expresiones, y vocabulario. Thanks, I’ve enjoyed everything: the excursions […]

Marie-Louise Watson Marie-Louise Watson student review

Excellent language academy, great place to learn Spanish because Spark will provide great teachers with years of experience! The support throughout your learning process is professional and the fact that you can stay in Spark’s […]

Maebel Bakker (Netherlands) Maebel Bakker student review

Excellent academy with very nice staff and great teachers. Living in El Puerto, I know how great it is and I would recommend to anyone to come here, practice your Spanish and learn about the […]

Scott McKim (United Kingdom) Scott McKim student review

Excellent support, if the teaching is as good as your admin support then my kids will be fluent in Spanish in no time! 🙂 Lucinda Turck (Great Britain)- Intensive Spanish Course Request Info

Lucinda Turck (Great Britain) Lucinda Turck student review

Very friendly, personal and good help. I feel like I am known and that, especially Vanessa in my case, but also the other teammembers, do their utmost to satisfy me. Good information send in the […]

Marjan de Weerd (Netherlands) Marjan de Weerd student review

There was a really good atmosphere in class and the whole school. 🙂 Our teacher Mario, did a great job (and José as well, especially in the cooking sessions). Alex Roelants (Belgium) – General Spanish Course […]

Alex Roelants (Belgium) Alex Roelants (Belgium) student review

El personal de Spark es muy bueno. Aunque no estaba viviendo en la residencia todos se portaron muy bien con-migo. Es un excelente visión de cortometrajes, películas y conversaciones sobre la actualidad en las clases. […]

Maria Teresa Demaria (Italy) Maria Teresa Demaria (Italy) student review

General Spark experience: Excellent! I enjoyed every moment. All staff were very helpful and polite. Mario was loads of fun and a great teacher! I feel I have made a good foundation for further learning. […]

David Norman (Great Britain) David Norman student review

It´s been so nice to get to know all the great people from all over the world. I would recommend this to all! Muchas gracias por Mario, es un muy buen professor, we had a […]

Tuire Koskinen (Finland) Tuire Koskinen (Finland) student review

El equipo de Spark es muy amable y atenta! Estudiar en Spark estuve una experiencia muy rica, aprendi muchisimo! El profesor, Mario, tiene un entusiasmo, una energia y mucho capacidad para ensenar muy bien espanol. […]

Jeannine van Brussel (Belgium) Jeannine van Brussel student review

Before I came to Spark, I barely knew any Spanish. After doing a course it has definately improved 🙂 Classes were always a lot of fun and the teachers really became good friends! I think […]

Nadine Schram (Netherlands) nadine schram student review

Thank you so much Spark! We all had such a great time out there, I’m so glad I chose to come with this organisation, it feels really worthwhile and such a great learning experience. The […]

Happy Student (Netherlands) Xiomara van Zalm student review

My week at Spark Spanish school exceeded all expectations. The staff and teachers were really welcoming and accommodating. I learned a lot of Spanish in a week and classes were fun. Cultural activities on offer […]

Lucy Westenra (New Zealand) lucy westenra student review

I had 2 amazing weeks at Spark, thanks you so much Spark team! 🙂 The classes were always really funny and all the teachers are super ama-zing. The combination of the residence right abo-ve the […]

Marie-Louis Georgi (Germany) Marie-Louis Georgi student review

I’ve been to Spark for the past three weeks, had a great time! The atmosphere is amazing! The staff is really helpful and friendly, the teachers are very pa-tience and my classmates where really nice. […]

Bart van Aar (Netherlands) Bart van Aar student review

Ya he visitado esta escuela dos veces y no pienso parar. Es un lugar increíble, el mejor para aprender el idioma. El Puerto es un sitio maravilloso, pero lo mejor de mis viajes era la […]

Natalia Beschastnova (Russia) Natalia Beschastnova Student Review

Spark is a fantastic place to work and study. Couldn´t ask for a better group of people, location or atmosphere!! Cionna Evans (Great Britain) – General Spanish Course and later English teacher Request Info

Cionna Evans (Great Britain) Cionna Evans Student Review

Spark is taking my Spanish to a new level. The teachers and staff there are muy simpáticos. If you don’t know what that means, then instead of Googling it, why not give Spark a try. […]

Kristen Smith (USA) Kristen Smith Student Review

An amazing school and place to learn or improve your Spanish! Everyone here is so friendly and you immediately feel at home :). I would definately recommend it to everyone who wants to learn Spanish […]

Nadine Schram (Netherlands)

Ha sido un curso muy eficaz y divertido. Cuatro horas diarias con una profesora bravissima y simpaticissima. Ademas, muchas actividades sociales son disponibles para hablar español todo el tiempo. Spark Spanish rocks y El Puerto […]

Federica (Italia) Federica Spanish Review

…El Puerto de Santa Maria is still undiscovered by mass tourism. Therefore, it is authentic, affordable and above all very Spanish. So it’s ideal to learn the language. The second reason why I would recommend […]

Jelle Steemers (Netherlands) JelleSteemerStudyingSpanish

My two month Spark experience was awesome! All the Spark teachers were professional and fun. El Puerto de Santa Maria is a very nice place to learn Spanish – superb beaches, delicious tapas and affable […]

Tim Eidson (USA) TimEidsonStudying Spanish

Mario was a very good teacher and I feel more confident after these lessons. Rebecca The classes have helped me improve when thinking off the top of my head in Spanish. Rebecca Me encantó que […]

Emanuel – Students – 16

A very positive experience and we are keen to bring children again. Mario was excellent with our children, always enthusiastic, keen, involved and interested. Sara – Spanish Teacher  See photos of Emanuel School Trip to Spain. Request […]

Emanuel – Sara Williams-Ryan – 15

Well planned and interesting. Mario has always been very professional and helpful. The students are really happy and so are we with the whole experience. Muchas gracias por tratarnos tan bien. Anabel – Spanish Teacher See […]

Emanuel – Anabel Zaratiegui – 16

The trip was great and I am so glad we had the chance to stay with host families. Staying with a host family was my favourite part because we got to put our Spanish into […]

Tudor Hall – Students – 16

I would highly recommend Spark. They always endeavor to tailor our trip exactly to our requirements and collect feedback throughout the week so they can immediately remedy any issues. The trip provides an excellent balance […]

Tudor Hall – Holly Thomas – 16

A very good experience! Spark has the right balance between lessons and cultural activities. Monica Jiminez – Spanish Teacher See photos of Tudor Hall School Trip to Spain. Request Info

Tudor Hall – Monica Jiminez – 16

One of the best things of our programme was being given time to walk around the town, go shopping by ourselves and go to the beach. Lizz The classes helped me learn a lot more, […]

Headington School – Students – 16

The Spark experience was superior to all my previous French and Spanish language school trips with KS3/4 students – much more personal and attentive. Louisa Orr – Spanish Teacher See photos of Headington School Trip to […]

Headington School – Louisa Orr – 16

Excellent communication in the run up to the trip. We have had a wonderful stay here, thank you so much for the organising you have put into this!!! Primrose Wood – Spanish Teacher See photos of […]

Headington School – Primrose Wood – 16

Really well organised, very friendly staff and they were very flexible and responsive to our needs. Thank you Mario and Inge, you have been wonderful. Anna Bellera – Spanish Teacher See photos of Headington School Trip […]

Headington School – Anna Bellera – 16

Excursions were the best part of the trip – a much more fun way to learn than sitting at a desk. Myles The chaperones were very good because they included everyone and always spoke to […]

Arthur Terry – Students – 16

Thank you to Inge, Mario, Jose and Iris for their attention and hospitality. We had a great stay and will be returning. Joanna King – Spanish Teacher  See photos of Arthur Terry Group Trip to Spain. […]

Arthur Terry – Joanna King – 16

Excellent staff all round! Neil Coleman – Spanish Teacher See photos of Arthur Terry Group Trip to Spain. Request Info

Arthur Terry – Neil Coleman – 16

Organización fenomenal y monitores súper amables y profesionales. Muchísimas gracias por todo – fue fenomenal. Faye Harris – Spanish Teacher See photos of Arthur Terry Group Trip to Spain. Request Info

Arthur Terry – Faye Harris – 16

An amazing experience! Chiara The classes were really interactive, a great way to improve our Spanish. James There was a very homely environment in the residence. George Mario was a great trip leader. Jonny Thank […]

Norwich School – Students – 16

We loved it, the students loved it, thank you so much!! Inge made organising it all so easy and stress-free, Mario won the kids’ hearts, the activities and classes were great, and well organised, and […]

Norwich School – Clare Gillham -16 School Trip to Spain

Having taken several school groups to El Puerto de Santa María to take part in homestays organised by Spark, I can recommend this language school wholeheartedly. Not only are the lessons tailored to meet our […]

Mair Forde – King’s High, Warwick, 2013, 2015 school trip recommendation

The beauty of using Spark Spanish for a school trip is that pupils see the “real” Spain. El Puerto de Santa María is a traditional, unspoilt Andalusian town yet it is still vibrant and exciting […]

Rachael Pike – Headington – 2013, 2015 school trip recommendation

My host family was so friendly and welcoming. Had such a lovely time. A. Lindsell Such a nice family, learned loads of Spanish from them. E. Monye Our host parents were so welcoming and made […]

Tudor Hall – Students – 15 school trip recommendation

My favourite part was staying with host families, as it was a lot of fun, and I had a chance to speak and practice Spanish. N. Gubankov Very hospitable and kind people, very interested in […]

Merchiston Castle – Students – 15 school trip recommendation

In our host family we got to try traditional Spanish meals that were delicious. S. Brown My host family was really kind and although they spoke good English, they helped me with my Spanish. E. […]

King’s High and Warwick – Students – 15 school trip recommendation

The Cádiz excursion was really entertaining! L. Harris I loved camera oscura! G. Thorne I found the bullring really interesting and the ferry ride was lovely with a great view. E. Roberts I loved the […]

Headington – Students – 15 school trip recommendation

Wonderful location, nice food, very pleasant weather, great organization. D. Bonifaci – Teacher of Spanish and Italian See photos of Headington School Group Trip to Spain and read the Headington school blog post on their school tour in Spain.

Headington – Diana Bonifaci – 15 school trip recommendation

Fantastic trip, great accommodation and a lovely atmosphere. P. Wood – Teacher of Spanish and French See photos of Headington School Group Trip to Spain and read the Headington school blog post on their school tour in Spain.

Headington – P. Wood – 15 school trip recommendation

Spark went over and above with regards to the organisation and delivery of trips / events etc. We were extremely well looked after at all times + host families were also excellent. (…) Fantastic week […]

Merchiston Castle – Joanna Bowman – 15 School Trip to Spain Recommendation

Extremely well organised – thoroughly informed, accommodation good, dealt with issues professionally + thoroughly until they were resolved. A. Dickinson – Head of MFL See photos of King’s High School Group Trip to Spain and read the King’s High school […]

King’s High – Anne Dickinson – 15 school trip recommendation

It is always so varied, organised + everyone at Spark is brilliantly welcoming & helpful. We were so well looked after & everything was highly organised. M. Forde – Head of Spanish See photos of Tudor Hall […]

Tudor Hall – Mair Forde – 15 School Trip to Spain Recommendation

This was our first venture to Spain with Year 6 and the trip was perfect from start to finish. The staff at Spark cannot be faulted for their friendliness, enthusiasm and dedication to giving the […]

Danesfield Manor – Helen Chalmers – 15

The region has so much to offer and offers a real alternative to the stereotypical “Britsville” close by. K. Vallely – Head of modern foreign languages See photos of BSB School Group Trip to Spain!

BSB – Kelly Vallely – 15 school trip recommendation

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing trip you arranged for us. Everyone of us really enjoyed the whole week, and lots of that was down to your organisation and […]

Danesfield Manor – Richard Drew – 15

Good visits and activities in both Madrid and Puerto; good classes – managed to meet the needs of two different levels of class and different levels of students in each class. Good organization + staff […]

Merchiston Castle – Stephen Horrocks – 15 School Trip to Spain Recommendation

Well organised, friendly families, fun and inspirational teachers, well balanced programme. Very professional set up, students did so much over the five days. Excellent teachers and managers. Holly Thomas 15  – Head of MFL Tudor […]

Tudor Hall – Holly Thomas -15 School Trip to Spain Recommendation

60 thoughts on “Reviews: Spanish Course Adults

  1. I liked the equilibrium between visual, auditional examples and excercises in speaking. Mario is a nice and serious guy and he takes his time for his students. And I really liked the cooking class with José Ignacio, that was really a party. 🙂

  2. Muchas gracias a todos en Spark! Me han gustado mucho las clases y ha aprendido mucho aquí en la escuela. Muchas gracias también por ser tan flexible con Torsten y mí. No pensaba que era posible hacer el curso con los niños, pero vosotros sois tan flexible! Muchas gracias!

  3. Our lessons were very varied and pleasant. Our teacher Mario was excellent, a real “hit”! I am very pleased with the course and the people who worked at Spark. Everything was well organized!

  4. I think the tutor, Mario is excellent and that all of the facilities, staff and materials are very good or excellent.
    I’ve enjoyed my week at Spark and I am planning to return next year for a few weeks and to stay as a Spark resident. I am more fluent and confident using my limited Spanish, I feel that the course level was right for me and that it stretched me; I feel that I have made good progress this week. 🙂

  5. Our teacher was always very good prepared for the lessons. Using many different ways of teaching
    have been very helpful!

  6. Mario era un profesor muy divertido. También las clases eran muy bien con lecciones variadas, por ejemplo juegos, escribir anuncios, escuchar música etc. The location of Spark is really nice, it´s close to everything! And all people who worked at Spark were very nice. I loved it, everything! Perhaps I will come back. 🙂

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