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Reviews of Taronja, Valencia, Spain - Page 2

Total number of reviews: 89
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Taronja, Valencia, Spain
4.5/5.0 
(89 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 4.3/5.0 
Social activities 4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay 4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.1/5.0 
other 4.3/5.0 
Individual Reviews
11. Jul. 2011
51. (31 years)  - 
51. Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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organised trips and activities
21. Jun. 2011
52. (33 years)  - 
52. One-to-One 10 - 1 week

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Helpfulness and friendliness.
1. May. 2011
53. (22 years)  - 
53. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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The social activities were very good and the staff at the school always encouraged me to get involved with what was going on. It wasn't too big and there was a very friendly atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Go to the social events, maybe not all of them but the ones you are interested in. It provides a good opportunity for meeting new people.
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The accommodation was a big disappointment. The internet did not work throughout my entire 8 week stay, the TV did not work and many of the lights did not work. What made it worse was that the landlord never did anything about it despite promising to on many occasions. I felt I could have learnt more if the lessons had translated some English into Spanish or vice-versa. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with the teaching because of this.
1. Feb. 2011
54. (63 years)  - 
54. Spanish + Art Course - 2 weeks

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9. Jan. 2011
55. (51 years)  - 
55. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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6. Dec. 2010
56. (38 years)  -  Netherlands
56. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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This school is a really value for the money. They have many more good activities than other schools. I attended a lot and it really makes a difference. The "intercambios" are fun and very useful for making local friends as well.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
City of Arts and Science, Ceramic Museum (not because of the Ceramics, but because of the decoration inside), IVAM (modern art), Biopark (best zoo I've ever seen), tapas bars, montaditos, park, museum of history of Valencia, flamenco in the Cafe del Duende... There is so much to see and do in this city.
17. Sep. 2010
57. (55 years)  - 
57. Intensive (20) + Intensive DELE Course (25) + Only DELE (5) - 4 weeks

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Plenty of social activities. All the teachers knew the students and their names.
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I would have preferred to have a book, instead of single working sheets, I thought that was frustrating and confusing.
8. Sep. 2010
58. (21 years)  - 
58. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The design of the classrooms, the location, the friendly atmosphere, international students and of course the quality of teaching.
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The beach near the village of El Saler in the Albufera National Park. Very nice, quiet, almost no people and great waves! To be reached by bicycle in about 1h. As well by bus.
8. Sep. 2010
59. (27 years)  - 
59. Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Afternoon activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Greater accuracy on the average age of participants in the course
7. Sep. 2010
60. (20 years)  - 
60. Spanish + Business - 3 weeks

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The atmosphere and the lessons in small groups of 6 students, ideal for oral expression.
1. Sep. 2010
61. (15 years)  -  United States
61. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers teach in Spanish, not English.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you are 16-17 years old I would not recommend this program because many of the people who attend are a lot older.
Other comments
Not being able to meet people my age was the only downside.
25. Aug. 2010
62. Markus (32 years)  - 
62. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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25. Aug. 2010
63. (17 years)  - 
63. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The social climate.
23. Aug. 2010
64. (22 years)  -  Germany
64. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The school had a really great atmosphere. The teachers were brilliant, the course was well structured and a great introduction to a language I had never done before!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Make the most of your time there, meet as many people as possible and participate in what you can. Just get involved and most importantly try to speak, which is very hard for beginners but pays off for sure. :)
19. Aug. 2010
65. Rebecca (21 years)  - 
65. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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27. Jul. 2010
66. (29 years)  - 
66. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The atmostphere and teacher`s support.
31. May. 2010
67. (28 years)  - 
67. Spanish + Business - 2 weeks

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Central location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Book the most intensive course, reduced group and private lessons.
Other comments
Teachers changed too much in just two weeks.However, this may have been due to high season. The school offers free wireless internet access but in most of the areas the signal is too weak.What a pity.
10. Apr. 2010
68. (22 years)  -  Germany
68. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Teachers. Activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Fallas, check holidays - no class, beach.
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The teachers were great and the lessons also fun. The Superintensive was not really that useful. The first week was kind of boring, but the second much better. I would book intensive the next time and use the extra time to explore the city more. YOU SHOULD GO!
29. Mar. 2010
69. (67 years)  -  Finland
69. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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small groups, good teachers
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not too many students who did´t say "rr" in same group
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Course was better than my ealier one in Barcelona(other school)
9. Mar. 2010
70. (22 years)  - 
70. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Many interesting activities, nice people & teachers
16. Nov. 2009
71. (22 years)  -  Russian Federation
71. Intensive Course - 12 weeks

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23. Aug. 2009
72. (19 years)  -  Poland
72. Intensive Course - 1 week

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really nice people
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activities
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Well equiped school, where you feel almost like at home.
23. Jun. 2009
73. (42 years)  -  United Kingdom
73. Intensive Course - 1 week

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meeting new people
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I am really satisfied with your service. That is why I am booking my 5. course through LanguageCourse.net I always can find very good quality/price course here. Maaike (my contact) is really helpful and nice.
29. Dec. 2008
74. (39 years)  - 
74. Super Intensive Course - 14 weeks

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the familiar atmosphere
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Paella party every monday
9. Dec. 2008
75. (27 years)  -  United Kingdom
75. Super Intensive Course - 1 week

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Friendly and helpful teachers
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The only shame was that there were only 3 classes of different abilities, and my language level did not really fit into one of the 3 offered. But that's perhaps to be expected as November is not peak time! Still, it was fun and my Spanish improved a lot so was worthwhile!
25. Nov. 2008
76. (31 years)  - 
76. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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it was like a family
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The parties in the evening and the cooking lesson
20. Nov. 2008
77. (34 years)  -  Germany
77. Super Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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artistic flair, the personalities of the teachers, the organisation, the secretary was always helpful and very friendly, the environment and the ambiente
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
they would miss something if they would not go to this school
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I felt very good in this school and I can recommend it to everybody. Was really a nice experience for me :o)
17. Nov. 2008
78. Inge (26 years)  - 
78. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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14. Nov. 2008
79. (27 years)  - 
79. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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interior, nice people and very small.
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Taronja School is a very small school. Because it's a small school the teachers and students are close. The quality of the lessons was good because mostly one to one contact. I had an excellent family. Valencia has been of course the most famous city because of the river park and Kalitrava buildings. But the city centre is more pleasant. And there is a lot of smog in the city centre due to trafic and Sahara sand. But the beach is wonderful.
23. Oct. 2008
80. (18 years)  -  Italy
80. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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the teachers are very very nice
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
go now!!!!!!
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i'm very happy about my experience at Taronja scool!!!
22. Oct. 2008
81. (22 years)  -  Poland
81. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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aquarium
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very small classes
22. Oct. 2008
82. (18 years)  -  Poland
82. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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small classes
28. Feb. 2008
83. (35 years)  - 
83. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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the spanish classes
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
cooking class with Chef Nando, very funny.
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Great team! Thanks to my wonderful teachers Adela and Carlos and the whole team for the nice time I had.
1. Dec. 2007
84. (27 years)  -  United Kingdom
84. Intensive Course - 1 week

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Teachers were outstanding.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Make sure to go around the whole city not just the centre.
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Great team working operating the school who made it a pleasant stay and learning experience. Thoroughly recommend!
20. Sep. 2007
85. (24 years)  - 
85. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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crazy and funny people teaching good spanish
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
activities like the "curso de cocina"
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beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
18. Sep. 2007
86. (42 years)  - 
86. Intensive Course - 1 week

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the students and people from the school
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the atmosphere of the old town
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That was nice to meet happy people from different parts of Europe and speak, drink and eat with them under palm trees in such an interesting and pretty country like Spain. I am glad that the school organised tours and dinners.
8. Aug. 2007
87. Rakel (19 years)  -  Iceland
87. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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go to the welcome parties
9. Jul. 2007
88. (68 years)  - 
88. Super Intensive Course - 1 week

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good teachers, friendly and competent office personal
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Visit to the Bodega
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The teachers are competent and use various methods to keep the lessons interesting.The room in the apartment was well kept and clean. A pity I could only spend one week for the course.
27. Jun. 2007
89. (29 years)  - 
89. Spanish + Art Course - 4 weeks

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it's a great experience
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what a lovely school!!!

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