Reviews of ABCHumboldt, Barcelona, Spain

Total No. of Reviews: 154
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ABCHumboldt, Barcelona, Spain
4.1/5.0 
(154 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 3.3/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.7/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
16. Sep. 2013
1. (30 years)  - 
1. Standard Intensive (20) - 1 week

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Residence Sagrada Familia - Sardenya
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A class was small and teachers were enthusiastic and friendly.
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The facilities in the school and class rooms are very comfortable. If you have serious motivation and the certain studying period, the school can provide you with the appropriate learning circumstances to improve your Spanish drastically.
27. Aug. 2013
2. (18 years)  -  Poland
2. Standard Intensive (20) - 3 weeks

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30. Jul. 2013
3. (24 years)  - 
3. Standard Intensive (20) - 2 weeks

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Teachers are friendly and helpful with everything
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There is no reason to buy educational materials (books), it is better to rent them. It is possible to move to another level (another group) at any time, depending on your success
20. Sep. 2012
4. (23 years)  - 
4. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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The roof terrace for the breaks. Nice teachers.
11. Sep. 2012
5. (36 years)  - 
5. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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The teachers: very engaged, trained pedagogically. The excursion: very informative, good to get to know the language and the city.
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Go on the city tours. Stay at least two weeks.
29. Aug. 2012
6. Livio (17 years)  - 
6. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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28. Aug. 2012
7. (20 years)  - 
7. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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To meet students of different nationalities and to discover their culture
8. Jun. 2012
8. (52 years)  -  Switzerland
8. Intensive Spanish (20) - 1 week

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teachers are very professional & kind
26. Dec. 2011
9. Camille (23 years)  - 
9. Intensive Spanish (20) - 5 weeks

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28. Nov. 2011
10. (27 years)  -  United States
10. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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Park Guell!
7. Nov. 2011
11. (33 years)  - 
11. Standard Intensive (20) - 1 week

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Good quality teaching.
2. Sep. 2011
12. (52 years)  - 
12. Intensive Spanish (25) - 2 weeks

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The buildings, the reception at the school, and proximity to the subway station and shops.
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It is possible to print out courses content that the teachers require. Should accelerate the school timetable. Too much waffle for each exercise. I had during 12 days only 3 lessons. It didn't really helped me to progress. Conversational classes only lasted half an hour. Have the possibility to choose either classes in the morning or in the afternoon.
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Rooms offered by host families are not that big, the fenester wasn't large and the bed was stuck behind a cupboard, the sprung mattress wasn't that cozy, the vue wasn't amazing... ! Need to check the bathroom conditions... I have some pictures and I can show them to you if you want to. Ask families only to speak in spanish and cooking good meals with good value for money. It wasn't what I got. And finally, I was lonely during diner time, not that nice.
29. Aug. 2011
13. (21 years)  -  Poland
13. Intensive Spanish (25) - 7 weeks

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Contact with other students
29. Aug. 2011
14. (33 years)  - 
14. Intensive Spanish (20) - 1 week

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The hospitality and friendliness of the teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In reality an intensive course of 20 hours per week comes to 13 and a half hours, because during the first day of clas you have to attend the level test and you only have an hour and a half of lessons. In the following days the hours are from 9:00 to 12:30 with a half hour break. It's useless to buy the textbook because it is used not very often. Borrow it instead.
13. Jul. 2011
15. (16 years)  - 
15. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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The structure, the teachers, the kindness of all -- a truly beautiful experience.
16. Jun. 2011
16. (33 years)  - 
16. Intensive Spanish (25) - 2 weeks

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All teachers are very nice.
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The terrace of the school.
14. Jun. 2011
17. (38 years)  - 
17. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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The teacher Sonia and the fact that there are few students per class.
1. May. 2011
18. (29 years)  -  Estonia
18. Academic Semester (20) - 24 weeks - 24 weeks

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The teachers are professional and very friendly, although some of them are a bit slow in the teaching process and do not ensure that every student can participate in conversation during the lesson.
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Be active during the lessons.
13. Apr. 2011
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19. Intensive Spanish (25) - 1 week

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I liked the fact that the teachers were able to facilitate the lessons through Spanish without any of the meaning being lost. The constant use of the language provided a great means to pick up the language. Also one of the teachers was a Rory Gallagher fan!
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The coffee machine on the balcony is pretty epic!
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Had a really beneficial time at the school. Sad it was only for a week.
15. Mar. 2011
20. (21 years)  - 
20. Intensive Spanish (20) - 4 weeks

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Classes in small groups, teacher Liliana very good, great roof terrace
7. Mar. 2011
21. Auriane (21 years)  - 
21. Intensive Spanish (25) - 1 week

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ABCHumboldt Residence
22. Nov. 2010
22. (31 years)  -  Sweden
22. Intensive Spanish (20) - 13 weeks

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Great area. Small classes.
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The teachers don't now any English at all!!! So it takes a while to understand and learn from the beginning.
10. Aug. 2010
23. Ambra (19 years)  -  Switzerland
23. Intensive Spanish (25) - 4 weeks

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31. May. 2010
24. Lisa (19 years)  - 
24. Intensive Spanish (25) - 1 week

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25. Jan. 2010
25. (18 years)  - 
25. Intensive Spanish (25) - 3 weeks

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9. Jul. 2009
26. (26 years)  - 
26. Intensive Spanish (20) - 1 week

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the terrace
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nothing
19. May. 2009
27.  - 
27. Intensive Spanish (20) - 2 weeks

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Maybe the classes weren't long enough!? Thank you very much!
22. Apr. 2009
28. (29 years)  -  Sweden
28. Intensive Spanish (20) - 1 week

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Shared Flat - Standard
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The teachers and the accommodation and the location.
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Gracia, its a wonderful area!
15. Nov. 2008
29. (70 years)  -  United States
29. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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location, friendliness and helpfulness of staff
13. Nov. 2008
30. Michal (25 years)  - 
30. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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Shared Flat - Standard
27. Oct. 2008
31.  -  Switzerland
31. Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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ABCHumboldt Shared Flat
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spare time
23. Sep. 2008
32. Manuel (24 years)  - 
32. Intensive Spanish - 4 weeks

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8. May. 2008
33. (31 years)  - 
33. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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Proximity Accommodation - School
28. Mar. 2008
34. (33 years)  - 
34. Intensive - 2 weeks

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teachers are very good
17. Mar. 2008
35. Ellen (20 years)  -  Spain
35. Intensive Spanish - 4 weeks

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17. Oct. 2007
36.  -  United States
36. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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Teaching was good
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The one thing I was disappointed with was the students were predominantly fresh out of high school. Being a little older than that, would have liked a higher proportion of students in their mid-20's and above. Would have made the conversations more interesting. But the teachers I had were all quite good.
16. Sep. 2007
37. (19 years)  - 
37. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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the lessons were very lively.
12. Sep. 2007
38. (22 years)  - 
38. Intensive Spanish - 7 weeks

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the terrace bar and the teachers
10. Aug. 2007
39. Anne (29 years)  - 
39. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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9. Aug. 2007
40. (32 years)  - 
40. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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I enjoyed studying. classmates come from various countries. It's a valuable experience for me.
10. Jul. 2007
41. (20 years)  - 
41. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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the community with the other students and the lessons
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everything was perfect, the organisation, the people, the teachers
9. Jul. 2007
42. (25 years)  -  France
42. Long Term Spanish - 12 weeks

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The teachers, small groups, the gathering at the terrace...
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Book only two weeks of acommodation, and then look for something cheaper!
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I really recommend this school. The course was awesome! If you're Brazilian, like me, you might find that the method is not exactly suited for speakers of latin-languages, and you'll often find that you're wasting time when people are discussing vocabulary or grammar. Despite that, I could still learn a lot and I do recommend the experience!
9. May. 2007
43. Raffaello (34 years)  - 
43. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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26. Apr. 2007
44. (20 years)  - 
44. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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the cool teachers
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the champagneria
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this school is just great!
11. Apr. 2007
45. Priska (34 years)  - 
45. Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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It was a very good experience for me.
2. Apr. 2007
46. Eleonora  - 
46. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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28. Mar. 2007
47. (32 years)  -  United States
47. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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My teacher Marisa
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It was easy to meet other students, wish I could have stayed longer.
14. Mar. 2007
48. (29 years)  -  Germany
48. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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Good and flexible organisation.
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Take the morning course.
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Try to get the student residence. It is nice and near the school.
14. Feb. 2007
49. (36 years)  -  France
49. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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9. Feb. 2007
50. (22 years)  - 
50. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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the parc Güell

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