Spark is the best place to learn spanish if you're looking for a perfect location, experienced teacher, a professional company and also a great interaction with students and staff members when you're staying in the residence!
Poslal Stefan D. (Netherlands)
V září 2013 - Netherlands
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 Santa Maria is also perfectly located to discover Andalusia. In the weekends I went to Gibraltar and Cadiz, these cities were very nice and are worth a visit!
Poslal Katie C. (London - United Kingdom)
V duben 2013 - United Kingdom
I had a really great time at Spark. I thought they were really professional and all the staff members were really willing to help at all times. I really liked staying in “Sparkville” (the student residence), as it was a great place to meet new people. El Puerto de Santa Maria was a great location to practice my Spanish, and in the 4 weeks I was studying there I really improved on my speaking skills, especially in the local bars and restaurants. Being a native English speaker, most places in Spain that I visit I seem to always only speak English, however not in El Puerto, which was an added bonus!
Poslal Laur B. (Ireland)
V červenec 2012 - Ireland
I went to Spark for four weeks to perfect my knowledge of Spain. I really enjoyed the classes - there's a small student-teacher ratio and everything is tailored to your level. The cultural activities in the afternoon/evening are great - I learned loads about Spanish culture and met a lot of people from all over the world who also wanted to learn and practise Spanish. The events give you a chance to use the Spanish you learn and are really enjoyable too! Even people who were complete beginners to the language were able to hold conversations in it by the end.
El Puerto de Santa María is a good town to learn in too, because there are very few foreign tourists and the people who live there are happy to speak Spanish with the students. Would definitely recommend it!
Poslal Tom V. (Haarlem - Netherlands)
V duben 2012 - 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 zo dat iedereen mee kan blijven doen. Omdat de klassen niet groot zijn krijg je heel veel persoonlijke aandacht en begeleiding. Wat we die dag in de klas geleerd hadden konden we vaak de middag en avond weer gebruiken wanneer we jamon, sherry of vino gingen proeven in de lokale barretjes. Deze vrijwillige uitstapjes zijn alles behalve een straf! Er werkt een heel jong maar zeer gemotiveerd team, iedereen staat 24u per dag tot je dient. Boven de school zit een residentie waar alle studenten slapen. De kamers zijn eenvoudig, maar netjes (er komt zelfs twee keer per dag een schoonmaakster!) en de meeste van ons aten elke avond samen, om daarna naar het dakteras te gaan om nog lekker na te borrelen, spelletjes te doen of liedjes te zingen. Er is een gitaar aanwezig en daar wordt gretig gebruik van gemaakt.
Ik heb hier echt twee hele fijne weken achter de rug. Ik voel me zelfverzekerd over mijn spaans, heb hele leuke vrienden gemaakt en heb Spark al aan meerdere vrienden aanbevolen. Vooral de persoonlijke benadering, de culturele activiteiten en het vele gelach maken dat ik met warme gevoelens aan mijn tijd in El Puerto de Santa Maria terug denk!
Poslal Sanne V. (Nijmegen - Netherlands)
V listopad 2011 - Netherlands
i was 3 weeks at spark and it was amazing experience. all the people who worked there were great and friendly and the other students also. my spanish was not that good before but i was having conversations in spanish with all the people in the shops and restaurants. the lessons were great!
Poslal Kevin P. (Edinburgh - United Kingdom)
V srpen 2011 - United Kingdom
I studied at Spark for 2 weeks and had a great time. The staff were so nice and personal and my teacher was great. Residence was fantastic to stay in, I loved the roof top. El Puerto has great beaches and locals were so friendly. I made so many friends and would love to go back.