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Reviews of Colegio de España, Salamanca, Spain

Total number of reviews: 175
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Colegio de España, Salamanca, Spain
4.4/5.0 
(175 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 3.4/5.0 
Social activities 3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.4/5.0 
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Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
10. Sep. 2016
1. (18 years)  - 
1. Standard - 4 weeks

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Educational and recreational courses. My teacher was very available and understanding.
29. Aug. 2016
2. Luna (17 years)  - 
2. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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24. Aug. 2016
3. (63 years)  - 
3. Special Intensive - 2 weeks

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Teachers are capable. The atmosphere is comfortable.
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Since not only the school, but also the city is very attractive, I recommend you.
19. Aug. 2016
4. Abdullah (21 years)  -  Saudi Arabia
4. Standard - 3 weeks

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2. Nov. 2015
5. (32 years)  -  United Kingdom
5. Standard - 1 week

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The building was impressive
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They didn't inform me of the intercambio nights on offer in the city.
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I really didn't like the teaching, it is not the way I learn. The teacher spoke for 90% of the lesson even talking over me when asking a question or responding. The 10% that the students do talk is generally repeating parrot fashion, I never felt engaged. Picky but they could do with some more things in the classroom to make it echo less.
21. Sep. 2015
6. (19 years)  - 
6. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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The meeting with other students from different countries! And the quality of teaching
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The visit of the cathedral in Salamanca !!
15. Sep. 2015
7. Giulia (20 years)  - 
7. Special Intensive - 2 weeks

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26. Aug. 2015
8. (31 years)  - 
8. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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Location and coffee. The school is located in the old town. You can get a cup of coffee for only 0.6 euros at school.
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If you want to study both English and Spanish, I recommend to study English first. Most of the students at school could speak English and English is used as the supporting language during a class. As I don't speak English, I had difficulties to keep up the class sometimes.
28. Apr. 2015
9. (54 years)  - 
9. Special Intensive - 2 weeks

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The mobility of teaching methods, teachers' commitment - I had the teacher Nieves who always answered all the questions very emotionally and clearly. The school's staff is very friendly There are very good facilities for studying.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It is good to have all the grammar materials in your native language, it is easier to understand because in class it will be explained in Spanish or English.
Other comments
Ask the school's staff any questions - they do everything for you so you could enjoy your course.
1. Dec. 2014
10. (21 years)  - 
10. D.E.L.E. Preparation Course - 2 weeks

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Fantastic teachers and great atmosphere among students
14. Oct. 2013
11. (46 years)  -  Israel
11. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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the teachers were very nice, especially the culture/civilization teacher - Carmen, was very interesting and made me learn a lot in a very fun way :)
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Even in advanced levels it is better to arrive when courses start. I arrived in the middle and it is not very comfortable.
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1. When I asked for more information and pictures of the optional accommodations the secretary sent me a link to a fancy and very expensive hotel instead. They didn't make much effort to help me find accommodation and in the end I booked through AIRBNB and not with the help of the school. 2. The school offers only notebooks with exercises and no other materials what-so-ever, no books, no internet site to practice or any other up-to-date method of teaching. When you study rules and don't have printed materials it is very problematic.
6. Sep. 2012
12. (24 years)  - 
12. Special Intensive - 8 weeks

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The teachers and the staff working there are amazing, really friendly and helpful.
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The different visits organized by the school are really good and interesting.
23. Apr. 2012
13. Hilly (65 years)  - 
13. Standard - 1 week

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26. Dec. 2011
14. (26 years)  - 
14. Autumn Course - 11 weeks

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I really liked all of my teachers. And the subjects were really interesting. If you can take Traditions of Spain with Teresa.
28. Nov. 2011
15. Rachel (33 years)  -  Switzerland
15. Standard - 4 weeks

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9. Nov. 2011
16. (23 years)  -  Slovenia
16. Standard - 1 week

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the teachers - their energy and enthusiasm
13. Oct. 2011
17. (28 years)  - 
17. Standard - 2 weeks

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beautiful old building, family atmosphere, very dedicated teachers and quality material
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It is better to stay in a shared flat rather than living with a family. Contact the landlord directly to confirm arrival time.
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Exceptional experience and I learnt a lot.
3. Oct. 2011
18. (24 years)  -  Germany
18. Two Weeks Super-Intensive - 4 weeks

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The teachers, all were really lovely friendly and truly interested in your well-being and the progress of your Spanish skills.
30. Aug. 2011
19. (23 years)  -  Netherlands
19. Standard - 2 weeks

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nice teachers
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I was kind of disappointed in the teaching method. It was a passive, not really challenging way of learning a language, and we got homework, which I think takes away all of your intrinsic motivation. I just think the teaching method is more suitable for younger people.
22. Aug. 2011
20. (20 years)  -  Belgium
20. Two Weeks Super-Intensive - 2 weeks

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Good teacher (Nieves)
10. Aug. 2011
21. (26 years)  -  Ireland
21. Two Weeks Super-Intensive - 2 weeks

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Friendly and competent teachers, small class sizes
8. Aug. 2011
22. (22 years)  -  Finland
22. Standard - 4 weeks

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great teacher
18. Jul. 2011
23. (59 years)  -  United States
23. Standard - 1 week

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The teachers were very good.
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The apartment I stayed in was dirty and the owners did not clean it.
27. Apr. 2011
24. (58 years)  -  Spain
24. Standard - 2 weeks

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The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The teacher of my intermediate level course, Carmen, was excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do take advantage of all the free talks and excursions. Do your homework and be on time and you will get a lot of help from your teacher!
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Due to the last minute change of digs, I was initially in a horrid flat a long way from the school, But after one night there I pleaded with the staff at the school to change my digs and with a little luck due to a cancellation I ended up around the corner in a very acceptable, if basic, room in a shared flat.
19. Apr. 2011
25. (65 years)  - 
25. Standard - 4 weeks

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Open, very friendly contact
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Ask for additional program immediately and definitely participate the Salamanca tours.
11. Apr. 2011
26. (30 years)  -  Germany
26. Standard - 8 weeks

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I liked the teachers.
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There were sometimes too many students in my class, the teachers tried to handle it, but 13 is definitely too many!!
7. Mar. 2011
27. (38 years)  - 
27. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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My teachers, Rosa and Carmen!
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Pinchos during the break with the other students :-)
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If you like, you can learn a lot in the Colegio, the teachers are very dedicated.
29. Nov. 2010
28. (18 years)  -  Luxembourg
28. Special Intensive - 12 weeks

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There was a family atmosphere!
2. Nov. 2010
29. Marius (21 years)  - 
29. Special Intensive - 12 weeks

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12. Oct. 2010
30. (27 years)  - 
30. Standard - 2 weeks

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The hospitality and the professionalism of the teachers.
27. Sep. 2010
31. (22 years)  - 
31. Special Intensive - 4 weeks

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I already attended several linguistic trips and it's the first time that the course material (books writtent by the teachers) is adapted to the course and not the opposite as usual. Teachers are really enthusiastic and efficient.
3. Sep. 2010
32. (22 years)  - 
32. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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1. Sep. 2010
33. (22 years)  -  Netherlands
33. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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Very friendly and helpful.
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If you've never studied Spanish before, I suggest you to study a little in advance or be prepared to study a lot in your free time because the A1 level is different than in Holland for example. They already expect that you have 'some' knowledge.
31. Aug. 2010
34. (24 years)  -  Norway
34. Standard - 4 weeks

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Teachers were amazing.
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Really good school, learned a lot
25. Aug. 2010
35. (23 years)  - 
35. Standard - 2 weeks

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small classes, good teacher and classmates.Nice activities.
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If the holiday period is short (2 weeks - 1 month) I strongly recommend the five hours a day course.
19. Aug. 2010
36. (17 years)  - 
36. Two Weeks Super-Intensive - 2 weeks

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Good teaching, good support.
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Visit Café El Corillo in Salamanca during the lunch break!
2. Aug. 2010
37. (18 years)  - 
37. Standard - 3 weeks

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The open way we were taught.
2. Aug. 2010
38. (19 years)  - 
38. Special Intensive - 3 weeks

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The teachers were very friendly and very professional. The classes are little so you'll learn a lot.
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If you're old enough, stay in a student house because then you'll meet a lot of people and it's the most independent way. Eat tapas and go out!
26. Jul. 2010
39. (17 years)  -  United States
39. Standard - 2 weeks

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Socialization with people from around the world, fortifying Spanish speaking fundamentals.
8. Jun. 2010
40. (17 years)  - 
40. Year-Long Course in Hispanic Studies - 32 weeks

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The atmosphere is very pleasant, the city incredible, the teachers great. One learns a lot, and quickly.
25. May. 2010
41. (36 years)  -  Japan
41. D.E.L.E. Preparation Course - 3 weeks

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professor
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It was good to prepare DELE
19. Apr. 2010
42. Natalia (48 years)  -  Russian Federation
42. Easter Course - 2 weeks

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To improve your language skills, one needs to come for at least 3 weeks.
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The flat I lived in has a perfect location, very close to school BUT the schedule of a time when the heating system was ON was very strange, only 6-8 pm while the outside temperature in the morning was about 0 Degree... All the time I felt terribly cold.
22. Feb. 2010
43. (16 years)  - 
43. Standard - 2 weeks

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Very nice school and city, but perhaps better in summer because there are more people, I think...
1. Feb. 2010
44. Caroline (23 years)  - 
44. Standard - 1 week

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23. Nov. 2009
45. (28 years)  -  United Kingdom
45. Standard + Preparation for D.E.L.E. - 4 weeks

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good teachers
12. Oct. 2009
46. (29 years)  - 
46. Special Intensive - 12 weeks

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The best period is october until may
9. Oct. 2009
47. Aad (60 years)  - 
47. Standard - 1 week

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5. Oct. 2009
48. (56 years)  - 
48. Standard - 1 week

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The quality of courses and staff
29. Sep. 2009
49. (39 years)  - 
49. Special Intensive - 4 weeks

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teachers were really good
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don't miss the different sites to see
26. Sep. 2009
50. Nadine (25 years)  - 
50. Standard - 4 weeks

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