Escuela Montalban, Granada
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Escuela Montalban, Granada Reviews
Spanish learning and incredible experience with Escuela Montalban
Submitted by Pavel - Russia | February 22, 2017
I was 3 months at Escuela Montalbán in Granada doing an Intensive Spanish course, which included 2 classes of grammar and 2 conversation classes per day. I started from the very beginning and improved my Spanish very quickly thanks to a professionalism of the teachers and very well selected groups. In fact, I was able to communicate with other students with the same level of Spanish, which helped us to learn Spanish more efficiently with a help of a teacher and have fun as well.
The staff of the Spanish school was extremely friendly and helpful, especially Paco. In the first day they helped me with my accommodation, informed me about different possibilities and important places in the city, and helped me to get my debit card in a bank, which was incredibly important as well.
The accommodation was provided by the school. In the apartment I lived with 4 Spanish persons, who helped me to boost my Spanish and experience Spanish culture and traditions. They were very friendly, kind and open-minded.
On the one hand, teachers were very professional and provided well-structured content. On another hand, they were very funny making a lot of jokes. Thus, they delivered a great combination of serious and funny content, which helped us to feel comfortable and learn Spanish in a great atmosphere.
Another important part of learning Spanish language and culture took place outside of our classes. The school organized different social and cultural activities in the evenings and on weekends. In the first week we went to the Arabic bath, which helped me to relieve stress from the first days of my adaptation to a new country. Moreover, I discovered an incredible art-form, which was born in Granada and called Flamenco. The flamenco show included very emotional and expressional music and dance. I fell in love with it and would love to experience it again. Another incredible activity was a tapa tour with the teacher Marisa, when almost all the students went out together to explore the tapas culture in different local bars. There is a tradition in Granada to give tapas for free when you order a drink.
I would definitely recommend this school to everybody, who wants to learn Spanish and discover a great culture of the beautiful Granada and Spain in general.
I would highly recommend this school
Submitted by amber - eindhoven | March 09, 2016
I was for 4 weeks at Escuela Montalban to follow a level intermediate B2 course. The quality of the lessons is really good since they offer only small classes and teachers are really friendly and knowledgeable! They only speak Spanish to you, therefore, it enforces you to speak and it develops your Spanish!
The atmosphere in the school is great! The school is cozy and the teachers, people that work there are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and warm. But also being able to experience the culture and lifestyle in Granada cannot be underestimated. Therefore, they organize different kind of activities, one of them was a tapa tour through the center of Granada with Ruben!
I definitely want to go back to follow another course, maybe in combination with cooking classes that they offer!
Good times at the Spanish language school Escuela Montalban in Granada
Submitted by Freye - Universidad de Passau | March 01, 2016
I just finished a 3 month Spanish course at Escuela Montalban. I enjoyed my time there a lot. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was really friendly, so that I felt welcome and like a part of the school comunity. I learned a lot. The lessons were effective and interesting and I liked the teachers.
The school offered a lot of different activities, such as hiking, rock climbing and horse riding in Sierra Nevada National Park, Flamenco dancing, cooking classes or movie evenings. The activities make it easy to get to know the other students and to make new friends from all over the world.
Granada is a great city. I love the tapas culture for example. With every drink you get a tapa for free. What I liked the most was hiking in the Sierra Nevada and dancing Salsa and Bachata. There are dance partys every night and I improved a lot while being here. Dancing Salsa helped me as well to make Spanisch friends and to use my new knowledges of the language.
I was sad when I had to leave Escuela Montalban and Granada.
I will come back for sure as soon as posible and I can recommend everybody to go there as well!
Escuela Montalban makes learning Spanish fun
Submitted by Bas - Hogeschool Van Amsterdam | October 02, 2015
I am normally not somebody to write reviews... But here I fel like I had to, because I had an amazing time. I attended Escuela Montalban during March, April, and May, and besides the fact that I improved my Spanish greatly, I had a great time doing it. As I was there for three months, I have had almost all teachers at some point of my stay. Each one of them using their own style of teaching, yet all able to capture your attention and interest. Whether it is through the use of fun games, taking you out for churros, or just the engaging style of teaching, classes are always lively and fun! However, the best thing about their classes was that they kept them small(no more than 8 people!!). I loved this!! Because it allows you to learn way more. Not just because the teacher has more attention for you, also because in such small groups you are kind of forced to speak, whereas in big groups you can fade into the background.
Besides the school, Granada is just a beautiful city! It is extremely close to the Sierra Nevada for if you like hiking/climbing or skiing/snowboarding. It is also just 45 mins away from multiple beaches!
Overall I could recommend Escuela Montalban to everyone !!
Submitted by Basia - Warsaw | September 10, 2015
I would highly recommend this spanish school!
I had classes with few different teachers and all of them were always very interesting! Actually what I like most was that there was a strong emphasize on the speaking part. They used all kind of different activites to keep us active with a lot of games for speaking spanish which was really great because it get you so enagaged into game that you don't realize when you speak spanish! haha :) Also all teachers that I had classes with were veeeery patient in explaining grammar issues and always trying to give us new examples! :)
Also the school organize a lot of after-classes activities so don't be afraid to go alone (that's what I did) because you will meet a lot of people for sure! Every day there is some sultural activity, flamenco show, movie or trip to the beach! I would highly recommend going for tapas tour with Marisa. She is one of the teachers and she knows all the best places in Granada to go for tapas and delicious tinto de verano! :) It is a great way of getting to know other students just at the beginning of your stay and practising spanish! It's completelly free! You just pay for the drinks you order - which is around 2 euros per drink (+ free tapa)!