¡Hola todos! In this blog you will read the experience of Donna, a student who took two courses at Academia el Sur.
Introduce yourself briefly and explain why you wanted to learn Spanish.
My name is Donna, I am 21 years old and I study Commercial Economics. I am a fitness fanatic and I love language. I started learning Spanish for a number of reasons, my partner’s mother tongue is Spanish, I often visit Spain and I did an internship in Valencia and of course I wanted to be well prepared!
Which courses have you taken?
It has been a while but if I remember correctly, I first followed Intermedio I and then Intermedio II. I started on intermedio I as I already had some knowledge of the Spanish language and the level actually matched perfectly.
How did you find Academia el Sur?
Academia el Sur was recommended to me by an (ex) colleague of mine, when I looked at the website I was already sold and did not look any further.
How was your experience in Academia el Sur?
My experience was very good. Both groups I was in were great fun and fun. The teachers in Academia el Sur are all native speakers and not only explain the grammar but also take you into Spanish culture. The teachers who taught me were very nice and above all very patient. They also ensure that all students have their say, which was very nice for me because I was a bit scared to speak in the beginning. The lessons had a lot of variation, each lesson had an element of speaking skills, listening skills and grammar. What I also really liked is that before class I could drink a cup of tea or coffee and have a chat with Pere.
Did this course really help you?
I never regretted the course, firstly because the lessons were just great fun and educational. But most of all, it helped me get over my fear and shame from my speaking skills. From the moment I arrived in Spain I immediately dared to speak Spanish and this has given me such an advantage. Most people hide behind English but to learn Spanish well you have to practice when you can! Through the Academia el Sur course I have had enough confidence to do that 🙂