A residential course at La Barbata! What a paradise! A beautiful modern house and garden buried in the splendid Spanish countryside. A brain-calming view of the mountains. An always-gurgling coffee machine ... and best of all, someone who talks perfect English (and several other languages!) making sense of the labyrinth of Spain's language mysteries. I did a course of lessons at La Barbata with la 'propietaria inteligente y solícita'. Certainly got my Spanish off to a flying start!
I attended a course in Spanish at La Barbata and found the whole experience rewarding. The teacher was extremely professional and put me at my ease straightaway. The small group class I attended had other students who were at the same level as myself and the classes were therefore very productive. I felt that I was learning useful and important language skills that enabled me to communicate with Spanish people in everyday situations. My vocabulary improved and my ability in conjugating verbs increased exponentially. I think the most important thing I gained was the confidence I needed to relax and enjoy speaking Spanish.
Gisela R. W.
The beautiful and relaxed surroundings of La Barbata made learning Spanish a pleasant social event rather than a strict classroom experience. The lessons were suitably tailored and concentrated mainly on the wants and needs of the students. The teachers are friendly, well informed and determined in their approach.
We were fortunate to be amongst the first students at La Barbata. Although in our 60’s we needed to improve our level of Spanish to be able to hold conversations in the language beyond just “getting by” in the shops and cafés. The preparation for the classes and the quality of the teaching at La Barbata were both excellent and focused on the specific needs of each student. As with most things in life, the more you practice (including doing the homework 😉) the better you become, and we soon found that it was necessary to put in this extra effort to get the most out of the teaching and keep up with the class. We highly recommend this language school to all, both beginners and improvers.
Ian and Dain