Reviews of ABCHumboldt, Barcelona, Spain - Page 2

Total No. of Reviews: 154
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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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 
Other 3.7/5.0 
Individual Reviews
25. Jan. 2007
51. (35 years)  - 
51. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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Very nice teacher
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Teaching in all Spanish so a little knowledge of Spanish words helps a lot.
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I was there in the very first week of the year, so no school activities... But accomodation was very good and I met friendly classmate, teacher. It was really fun!
2. Jan. 2007
52. Patrick (25 years)  - 
52. Intensive Spanish - 6 weeks

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19. Oct. 2006
53. Nina (31 years)  - 
53. Intensive Spanish - 4 weeks

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13. Oct. 2006
54. (48 years)  - 
54. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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Staff was very friendly and helpful, grammar books can be lent, quite central position in the city
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Maybe they should try to work with more organizations worldwide, to avoid having too many students of the same nationality. In the 2 weeks I attended school there were only German and Swedish students!
28. Sep. 2006
55. (22 years)  - 
55. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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25. Sep. 2006
56. (27 years)  - 
56. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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it's very easy to meet other students
8. Sep. 2006
57. (18 years)  - 
57. Intensive Spanish - 4 weeks

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the teachers all were nice with students, the classes weren't boring at all
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you will never think you ve done the wrong choice choosing this school
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I improved a lot my spanish,I met a lot of people of all ages, especially over 20 and i enjoyed Barcelona very much!!!It's a wonderful city, there are so many things to do and to see!! You will never get bored!! The residence was nice, very close to the city center, just 1 minute walking from the metro!! you could find everything you need!!! the only bad thing were people who didn't clean the dishes...!!
15. Aug. 2006
58. (43 years)  - 
58. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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the teachers are very good, friendly and competent
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many highlights in this city...
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i think for older students, the summer-months are not very suitable. Many young people at this school. If you are young or you like it, it´s ok. I could immediately change into the morning-course, which was good. My room had double the size of my bed, which was very very small
1. Aug. 2006
59. Margarete (60 years)  - 
59. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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29. Jul. 2006
60. (34 years)  - 
60. Intensive Spanish - 6 weeks

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Our teacher Carmen! She was the best!
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Carrer Verdi and go to all the small plaza's to meet really Spanish people
7. Jun. 2006
61. (35 years)  -  Italy
61. Intensive Spanish - 1 week

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2. Jun. 2006
62. (31 years)  - 
62. Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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The courses of course.
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The terrace café.
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Would be cool to get more involved in free time stuff, perhaps someone could organize more and ask the students.
31. May. 2006
63. (27 years)  - 
63. Intensive Spanish - 4 weeks

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teachers are very good and are able to create a very good atmosphere, there was a possibility to switch to a higher course because of different knowledge levels
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very international atmosphere, even if the majority of the students is swedish. Very good teachers, I learned a lot in 4 weeks.
5. May. 2006
64. Mareike (24 years)  - 
64. Intensive Spanish - 7 weeks

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27. Feb. 2006
65. Romina (22 years)  - 
65. for Tourism

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touristic bus tours
19. Dec. 2005
66.  - 
66. Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
67.  - 
67. Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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The different people from other countries
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Community
19. Dec. 2005
68.  - 
68. Spanish + Culture - 1 week

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my teacher, Alberto, was a really good teacher. The secretary was very good.
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The nightlife of Barcelona is very nice. The Cityhall (Discothek) is very nice (you will meet the other pupils of the school there on monday (excursion of the school)).
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The school is in the city center, near the placa cataluña (with the metro). I met very interesting people in the school. I really enjoyed my course and I recommend the school to everyone.
19. Dec. 2005
69.  - 
69. Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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Most of the teachers are very interested in their students. They are friendly and very outgoing.
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The Barcelona nightlife.
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Try to get a morning course, even after fun nights out you have more time the rest of the day.
19. Dec. 2005
70.  - 
70. Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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the teacher
30. Jun. 2005
71. (23 years)  -  Denmark
71. General

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the classes were only in spanish -no english
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bad air conditioning system - felt like winter inside
27. Jun. 2005
72. Anonymous (19 years)  - 
72. General

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it's a bit hard to get to know the other students if you only stay a week or two.
23. Jun. 2005
73. Michaela (19 years)  - 
73. General

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18. Mar. 2005
74. (21 years)  - 
74. General

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the teacher was VERY good
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sometimes it's difficult to get a good contact to other students if you're only a "2-week-student" because a lot of people study there for a few months...
17. Feb. 2005
75. Andreas (25 years)  - 
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15. Feb. 2005
76. Anonymous (35 years)  - 
76. Cambridge First Certificate

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11. Feb. 2005
77. Anonymous  - 
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20. Jan. 2005
78. Katarzyna (25 years)  - 
78. Super Intensive (+35h)

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1. Jan. 2005
79. (22 years)  - 
79. Super Intensive (+35h)

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The teachers are very competent!!!
15. Nov. 2004
80. (23 years)  - 
80. General

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The teachers were very sympathetic. Most of them were from Barcelona and they told us many stories about "their" city, also about current events and culture.
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There is a big festival in august in the "barrio gracia" - very good!
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The school was well oprganized. The only problem was that there were so many pupils in august and they had lessons in the afternoon too. That wasn`t published when I booked the course!
14. Nov. 2004
81. (26 years)  - 
81. General

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Internet Room
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You should keep school & accommodation policy. If you do not keep them, you might get problems.
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I had beautiful experiences in European countries like Spain. They are my treasure.
13. Nov. 2004
82. (27 years)  - 
82. General

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The teachers are really great and they create a very friendly and informal atmosphere in class. The worst thing is that sometimes the students within a class have different levels and slow you down.
20. Oct. 2004
83. Cangrand (19 years)  - 
83. Junior (<18 years)

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12. Oct. 2004
84. Anonymous  - 
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nice teacher with a lot of energy
7. Oct. 2004
85. Anonymous (21 years)  - 
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6. Oct. 2004
86. (34 years)  -  Uk
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small groups in classes
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Roof cafe is worth a visit and weekend excursions are good.
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Would have helped to have a course guide at the start to show the topics which would have been covered and for the preparation. Lessons never started on time but always finished on time or earlier. "Guide to Barcelona" introduction on first day was inconsistent. It is a wonderful city with many things to see and do. This was not suggested at all throughout the initial talk, only little info offered besides a map of the town.
30. Sep. 2004
87. (25 years)  - 
87. General

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the movie shows
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more every-day spanish, more speaking, less grammar
23. Sep. 2004
88. Nina (23 years)  - 
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Too much air conditioning, it was sometimes really cold.
18. Sep. 2004
89. Anonymous (21 years)  - 
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16. Sep. 2004
90. Berg (47 years)  - 
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16. Sep. 2004
91. Felix (25 years)  - 
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What do you want to know? It is the most beautiful city in the world!!!
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Good teachers, good quality of learning and the best price!
9. Sep. 2004
92. Anonymous (23 years)  - 
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9. Sep. 2004
93. (22 years)  - 
93. General

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cafeteria
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houses of Gaudi and the club Dancetoria
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should use or sum up the learning material as small book of copies
9. Sep. 2004
94. Manuel (25 years)  - 
94. Super Intensive (+35h)

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1. Sep. 2004
95. (26 years)  -  Germany
95. General

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Two hours without much interruption
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Festa de Gracia (around 15th-25th August)
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Classes are not only hold in the morning, but also from 1.30pm to 5pm. Teachers are very friendly and helpful and take student wishes into consideration. Classes are held in double-hours (90 min). Conversation classes from my point of view are not very helpful, because if there are more than 5 students, you don't talk much individually. Teaching takes usually place in class exercises, not split up into pairs or groups of 3. At beginners level many Germans (not really much talking in a foreign language), at intermediate and above almost none. All in all this school is to be recommended.
13. Aug. 2004
96. (24 years)  -  Deutschland
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very near
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coming puntual
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after two weeks the conservation class was always the same and for this reason a little bit boring.
4. Aug. 2004
97. (25 years)  -  Deutschland
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international students
27. Jul. 2004
98. Anonymous (20 years)  -  Germany
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try to get a morning course
27. Jul. 2004
99. Edith (41 years)  -  Germany
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15. Jul. 2004
100. (20 years)  -  Deutsch
100. General

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the student residence was the biggest fiesta

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