Reviews of Taronja, Valencia, Spain

Total No. of Reviews: 75
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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Taronja, Valencia, Spain
4.5/5.0 
(75 reviews)
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
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Social activities 4.5/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.1/5.0 
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25. Aug. 2015
1. (60 years)  - 
1. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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19. Aug. 2015
2. (39 years)  -  Italy
2. Intensive Course - 1 week

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17. Aug. 2015
3. (60 years)  -  United Kingdom
3. Intensive Course - 1 week

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14. Aug. 2015
4. (55 years)  - 
4. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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28. Jul. 2015
5. (19 years)  -  Netherlands
5. Intensive Course - 1 week

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3. Jun. 2015
6. (61 years)  - 
6. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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6. Apr. 2015
7. (47 years)  - 
7. Intensive Course - 1 week

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16. Mar. 2015
8. (66 years)  - 
8. Intensive Course - 1 week

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18. Nov. 2014
9. (28 years)  - 
9. Spanish Intensive Course + 8 Reitstunden - 4 weeks

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Highly recommended
28. Oct. 2014
10. (51 years)  - 
10. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The classes, teachers and activities organized outside the classroom. I will return to the school as soon as possible.
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I would recommend to participate in the school offers at least during the first week. They help a lot to orientate oneself and to socialize. Furthermore you learn many interesting facts about Valencia.
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I consider the school as being highly recommendable. Extremely well trained teachers manage to get across a lot of knowledge in an entertaining way. I was only 2 weeks there and I could noticeably improve my speaking and grammar skills. Only slight criticism for the relatively poor air within the rooms that often have no windows. But in the existing air conditioning system a remedy could be found.
2. Oct. 2014
11. (32 years)  - 
11. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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15. Sep. 2014
12. (29 years)  - 
12. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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Lots of extra-curricular activities that allow you to get to know other people and then practice the language.
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We didn't study so much grammar: 1 or 2 topics per week. The groups are often composed of people of the same level.
7. Sep. 2014
13. (22 years)  - 
13. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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28. Aug. 2014
14. (56 years)  - 
14. Intensive Course - 1 week

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the general approach to teaching, where the practice (even "on the street") is equally important that the grammar
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they would expect a lot of interaction, rather than in other schools
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excellent staff, but chef Nando is unique
26. Aug. 2014
15. (54 years)  - 
15. Intensive Course - 1 week

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the working method of the definition of the objectives of learning the weekly 'organizing activities interesting, fun and varied to which they can participate in the lessons over the preparation and availability of teachers, the availability of the staff of the school
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It's worthwhile to participate in the activities arranged by the school in addition to the lessons because you continue to learning in an informal way, knowing the city, visiting places, having fun
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It's a good school with motivated staff, young and well prepared.
29. Jul. 2014
16. (21 years)  -  Switzerland
16. Spanish and Kite surf (20+10) - 2 weeks

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The kite-surf course wasn't what I expected. It takes you 10 hours just to learn how to fly the kite before you can go into the water.
19. May. 2014
17. (24 years)  -  Denmark
17. Intensive Course - 1 week

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The location of the school was perfect.
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The school was fine, so were the teachers, however, I was not happy about my placement, but since I only had a week there and was placed in a class that was too easy for me, I didn't learn very much. This made the experience somewhat disappointing.
30. Apr. 2014
18. (49 years)  -  Australia
18. Superintensive Course - 3 weeks

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A great relaxed friendly place that strictly enforced speaking in Spanish.
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Be sure to be comfortable and that you are in a class with students at a similar level to you.
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The teachers were very friendly and really helpful and all the administration was handled very efficiently.
4. Nov. 2013
19. (30 years)  - 
19. Intensive Course - 1 week

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great service, very good communication regarding the course content
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all events organized by the school were absolutely worth it!
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Starting today, I recommend this school to everyone who ends up in Valencia and surroundings :-)
26. Sep. 2013
20. (22 years)  -  United States
20. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Thank you!
8. Sep. 2013
21. (21 years)  -  Italy
21. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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teachers, students,..everything!
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All the extra activities
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Awesome
20. Aug. 2013
22. (32 years)  - 
22. Intensive Course - 1 week

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20. Aug. 2013
23. (50 years)  - 
23. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The international students and the leisure activities offered
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Use bicycles for sightseeing
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Very good support during students' stay
1. Jul. 2013
24. (21 years)  -  Netherlands
24. Intensive Course - 9 weeks

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The atmosphere. Because it's small everyone is really close and I felt like they cared about their students.
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When I was in Valencia, I didn't hear or see another school that seemed more fun to me. For me Taronja was perfect!
22. Jun. 2013
25. (47 years)  - 
25. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The cordiality, the cooperation, the efforts the teachers made.
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I felt very comfortable. I also advertised it a lot when I got back home. Next year I will go there again.
22. Apr. 2013
26. Tamra (37 years)  -  Netherlands
26. Intensive Course - 1 week

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22. Apr. 2013
27. (41 years)  -  Netherlands
27. Intensive Course - 1 week

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Helpful and friendly people. Perfect location. I'll be back next year and I will be recommending your school.
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Take this school. You will not regret it.
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It was fantastic and great. Thank you very much.
2. Apr. 2013
28. (25 years)  -  Switzerland
28. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The best school I've been for learning Spanish.
25. Sep. 2012
29. (26 years)  - 
29. Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The whole package! The teachers put a lot of effort in teaching, even when we did not understand everything. Thanks to the after school activities it was never boring. Also Valencia itself has a lot to offer as well as its neighborhood. I enjoyed it very much and did not want to leave after the four weeks were over. My Spanish has improved a lot during that time. I can only recommend it!
12. Sep. 2012
30. Pier Luigi (22 years)  - 
30. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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7. Aug. 2012
31. (17 years)  -  Hong Kong
31. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The diversity of students.
4. May. 2012
32. (51 years)  -  Austria
32. Super Intensive Course - 1 week

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friendly staff - social activites outside of lessons - whole atmosphere
16. Nov. 2011
33. (49 years)  - 
33. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Active and involved profs who encourage the students to speak. Interactive, low frontal lessons. Very open, friendly and helpful dealings with the school staff. Despite emphasis on grammar, learning is easy and fun at this school.
24. Oct. 2011
34. George (29 years)  -  Germany
34. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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16. Aug. 2011
35. (28 years)  -  Netherlands
35. Intensive Course - 1 week

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They organized lots of activities to keep you busy and to get to know the other students. A social activity almost every night. For example: paella night, beach party, windsurfing, beer + tapas night, cooking class. It was great. They really offer more than just Spanish lessons. Besides that, everybody in the school was really friendly (teachers, staff, the other students) and everything was well-organized.
18. Jul. 2011
36. (19 years)  - 
36. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The support and the leisure activities!
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The Paella Party and the cooking class with Chef Nando!
11. Jul. 2011
37. (31 years)  - 
37. Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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organised trips and activities
21. Jun. 2011
38. (33 years)  - 
38. One-to-One 10 - 1 week

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1. May. 2011
39. (22 years)  - 
39. 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.
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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
40. (63 years)  - 
40. Spanish + Art Course - 2 weeks

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9. Jan. 2011
41. (51 years)  - 
41. Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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6. Dec. 2010
42. (38 years)  -  Netherlands
42. 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.
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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
43. (55 years)  - 
43. 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
44. (21 years)  - 
44. 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
45. (27 years)  - 
45. Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Afternoon activities
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Greater accuracy on the average age of participants in the course
7. Sep. 2010
46. (20 years)  - 
46. 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
47. (15 years)  -  United States
47. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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

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25. Aug. 2010
49. (17 years)  - 
49. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The social climate.
23. Aug. 2010
50. (22 years)  -  Germany
50. 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. :)

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