7 independent reviews for Learn Spanish in Granada, Spain

Reviews for Learn Spanish in Granada, Spain

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review 20 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The joy of getting back into learning!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do some research - we would have liked to visit The Alhambra while we were in Granada but found it was fully booked for the whole of our stay. Apparently this happens in the peak season - we did not realise that May was peak. Most important is to avoid the ticket office in the centre of town, which charged one student Euros 45 (against normal entry of about Euros 14) for entry ...he did go with a guide but it did seem very expensive. Also, it was good to have done a little Spanish (I used DuoLingo online) before attending the course - that way you make a leap start!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Most definitely it benefited local people - the school was full of local teachers, we had coffee every day at a local bar to the school, we ate and drank out every day while we were in Granada. I'm not sure I can claim that we supported conservation!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely fantastic! I was thrilled to be learning again, met some great people, the teachers were so enthusiastic and made it a complete joy. I would definitely recommend the holiday to anyone thinking of picking up Spanish either as a beginner or as an improver. Go and you won't regret it!

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Viv, We are so happy you had a great time in Delengua and in Granada. From your words we can feel the enthusiasm and good vibes :) that this great experience in such a charming city can arouse. Thank you for being part of this family :) Good luck with everything!

review 9 Nov 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Getting to know the wonderful staff of the Spanish school and exchanging views with my host Cipriana. Furthermore I discovered with great pleasure Granada's vibrant life, its historic and cultural treasures and excellent food. There were two weeks of active holiday in a relaxing atmosphere.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Book more than 2 weeks of courses and stay with a local family.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes for the first two.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

An excellent choice in terms of activity, location and pricing.

review 19 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The beauty of the city itself as well as the school that hosted the Spanish classes and organised the evening activities.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you stay longer than a week. It will be worth it!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It certainly did!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A wonderful experience! I highly recommend it and I will be going back for more!

review 28 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Hiking in the Cahorros mountains

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Beware of the extreme heat in the summer in Granada

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. I stayed with a local family and took courses at the Language School.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very enjoyable. I would do I again.

review 30 Mar 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Stepping out on the terrace and facing the magnificence of the Al Hambra Palaces in the sunshine. Itís one of those wonderful places you spend your whole life gazing at in pictures, but when you see it for yourself it is far more than any picture can portray. Attending the school every morning gave structure to the week and the staff were most helpful in their advice, maps, directions and so on.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Granada is a special place. The scenery, the flamenco, the people, the general ambience and quiet confidence is wonderful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes of course. We visited all the local restaurants, caught the local buses and bought food from the local markets. All the information is available in the school, with bus routes, and plans. In addition, the tourist information office is just in the main square, La Plaza Nueva, with lots more ideas and information. The staff were most helpful. They arrange activities every night and accompanied by one of the teachers it is a truly authentic experience.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A wonderful experience, which we are looking forward to repeating. There is no greater testimony. Our children went to the school for a week's course, just before GCSE and A level Spanish to improve their fluency. It was really beneficial and surprising how much you can improve in just one week of continuous dialogue.

review 12 Oct 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Finding out I was not too old to learn new tricks - beginning to learn a new language at 61 was very encouraging to continue the course as soon as I have available time.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be brave and go for a long course (four weeks at least) to become fluent. I was just beginning to feel capable at the end of a week.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, the school employed local well educated tutors, we visited local restaurants and historic sites, information was plentiful on the use of local transport etc to get there.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, the school and it's staff were well organised, encouraging and excellent value for money. The accommodation offered at the school site was basic but enjoyable for the company.

review 18 Aug 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It is so good, I am still here - have arranged to stay an extra week!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for lots of waiting around on the organised trips out - punctuality is not a quality of either Spaniards or students! You only need casual clothes, although one set of reasonably smart causal clothes is needed for weekends if you want to go to certain bars. Bring a decent dictionary - as all of the classes are only in Spanish, you really need to be able to look up the words. This is especially important to help with the homeworks

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We went out most nights to the local bars and often to local tourist attractions, it must have helped the local economy and our use or public transport was also significant

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was great, and hopefully I will still think so at the end of another week.

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