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Reviews of Spanish Experience Center, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Total number of reviews: 21
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.

Average Rating

Based on 21 reviews of former students of Spanish Experience Center
Overall Rating
Spanish Experience Center, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rating: 4.9

4.9 
City

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Organisation

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Facilities

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Social activities

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.9

4.9 
Value for money

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
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Individual Reviews

Spanish Experience Center
26. Dec. 2019
1. Patricia (33 years)  
101. Course:  Standard Course [Spanisch] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

13. Aug. 2019
2. Maxine (65 years)  United States
102. Course:  Standard Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Dancing at night in the clubs on the balcony was a highlight for me.
Other comments:
Didn't like one of the main instructors (others mentioned the same). Sarai was not welcoming, stuck up, not a pleasure to be round. Loved, loved, everyone else.
28. Feb. 2019
3.  (68 years)  United States
103. Course:  Standard Course [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I think the school is really well organised and the classes follow the timetable.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Attend the San Sebastian excursion.
Other comments:
Friendly and efficient.
19. Feb. 2019
4.  (77 years)  United States
104. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

11. Feb. 2019
5.  (60 years)  Canada
105. Course:  Standard Course [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers, the greeting in the morning, Patricia's lunch each day, the beautiful feel of camaraderie with the other students and staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I wished I had participated in all the afternoon class activities as well as my morning classes. Stay in the old town at a bnb. Do not stay at an all inclusive.
Other comments:
A very well run organization. Suzanna is the best.
8. May. 2018
6.  (73 years)  Canada
106. Course:  2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent location, atmosphere, welcome. Thoroughly professionally run. I had Laura as a tutor and I did not know that two hours could pass so quickly. She was encouraging, fun and gave me the help I needed.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
La señora Juanita runs an excellent little residence two short blocks away from the school with a private room and bathroom and great home cooking. Excellent value!
Other comments:
I enjoyed my two weeks there.
21. Apr. 2018
7.  (38 years)  
107. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Tranquil location, practical instruction
Other comments:
Somewhat dated facility
27. Feb. 2018
8.  (67 years)  
108. Course:  Standard Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher was very qualified
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The afternoon theme classes.
Other comments:
It's an excellent school
26. Dec. 2017
9.  (70 years)  Canada
109. Course:  Standard Course [Spanish] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I felt welcomed at the school and encouraged to speak Spanish in a supportive fashion.
20. Feb. 2017
10.  (50 years)  Canada
110. Course:  2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
My teacher was very knowledgeable and patient. She made learning enjoyable.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
They offer social excursions outside of school hours.
13. Feb. 2017
11.  (62 years)  Canada
111. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very friendly staff, excellent instructors, great idea to offer lunch option.
Other comments:
I attended the 15 hour per week option. I would have preferred 2 hours of grammar and one hour of conversation instead of 3 hours of grammar. There needs to be a better system for doing the dishes from lunch.
23. Jan. 2017
12.    
112. Course:  Private Intensive Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the teachers, Laura and Alan
Other comments:
Perhaps lunch could be 5 minutes longer.
12. Dec. 2016
13.  (77 years)  Canada
113. Course:  Standard Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Stay in nearby hotels
11. Apr. 2016
14.  (74 years)  
114. Course:  Standard Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The professors were excellent
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The location is excellent, near many good restaurants.
Other comments:
The lunch break needs to be 10 minutes longer.
8. Mar. 2016
15.  (74 years)  Canada
115. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Ask for Laura (teacher) & live with Juanita Campos (homestay)
Other comments:
Loved the visit to "Pueblos Magicos" Maybe organize an Art Walk & or Walking Tour.
8. Feb. 2016
16.  (23 years)  
116. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Well organized, clean and many amenities for students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Attend the social events on Wednesday. They are great opportunities to meet people and experience Puerto Vallarta.
Other comments:
Amazing staff, all with great personalities.
23. Jan. 2016
17.    
117. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
excellent teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
lunch at school
Other comments:
highly recommended
18. Jan. 2016
18.  (20 years)  
118. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers
18. Jan. 2016
19.  (61 years)  Canada
119. Course:  Intensive Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I liked the excellent teaching, friendly staff and sense of community surrounding the school.
Other comments:
They have an excellent lunch service with homemade Mexican cuisine at very affordable prices. Also the school is located inside a roomy traditional hacienda style building with an open courtyard which adds to the overall atmosphere. On the other hand, I found that the school's policy of basing their prices in American currency made the school more expensive and somewhat punitive for Canadians.
10. Nov. 2015
20.  (24 years)  Australia
120. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The friendly atmosphere fostered by the staff
2. Mar. 2015
21.  (56 years)  
121. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of teaching. Availability of teachers. A beautiful place
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Walking tours of Puerto Vallarta to make discoveries
Other comments:
No hesitation to recommend this school for Spanish learning.

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