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“Nice Atmosphere, excellent teachers”

Open Spanish School
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Owner description: Open Spanish Lesson provides high quality instruction for students of all levels and ages. Our goal is to create an optimal learning environment allowing our students to learn and fully enjoy their experience. All of our instruction is private one-to-one lessons with tailor-made curriculum to meet the needs of each student. Teaching is balanced between the areas of writing, reading, and grammar
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I did one week advance course at the open spanish school and improved a lot. The teachers have detailled knowledge on how to explain spanish grammar and the atmosphere is familiar and very nice. Between lessons you can play FIFA, table tennis and once a week there is a football match with all teachers and students. Moreover Gonzalo (the owner) spent a lot of time helping me buying and registering a motorcycle in Sucre after the lessons without charging anything! Totally recommend this school!

Thank Haukehirsch
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We did 6 days (2hrs per day) of lessons with Shirley and our Spanish improved immensely.

Shirley spoke in Spanish the whole time (except when we specifically asked questions in English) which made a big difference to our conversational Spanish. Because of Shirley's warm personality, after not long at all it didn't feel like a classroom any more but like we were chatting with a friend and finding out about local life in Sucre.

One thing we noticed is that the management is slightly disorganised (we were booking lessons day to day which probably didn't help) but as long as you are flexible with your time in Sucre then this is a great environment to learn Spanish and very good value.

Muchas gracias Shirley!!

Thank JackD1178
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Sucre planning to do 4 weeks of Spanish lessons. We walked around the town and asked all the questions you need to ask and Open Spanish School was the most friendly, flexible and informative to meet our needs. We had absolutely no Spanish and we needed to started with the basics.

We loved our teachers Shirley, Hugo, David. The owner Gonzalo is very kind, helpful and flexible with our hours.

Over the 4 weeks we went from speaking no espanol to being able to sit in our lessons having conversations about what we did last weekend, what and where we plan to travel to. We learnt all the verbs we needed to know. Adjectives, future and past tense.

We would 100% recommend Open Spanish school to everyone going through Sucre. You can do one day of lessons to months of it. When we didn't quite understand something we would work on it more until we understood. They were flexible with hours. We did a range of hours from 4 hours in the morning to 4 hours in the afternoon to 2 in both morning and afternoon.

To top it all off Gonzalo had FIFI! Which my boyfriend and him had lots of fun with.

Coffee/tea breaks as you needed and also meeting other awesome travellers wanting to learn Spanish was a bonus. They helped us with advice on where to go in Sucre and where to stay etc. They do offer some accomodation in Open Spanish school however we were already in an AirBnb.

Thank you for helping us to start to understand the language! When we are next though Sucre we will for sure be coming past.

Thank lemthomas91
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I spent a very enjoyable and productive 3 weeks in sucre learning Spanish.

Pros of open Spanish school:
Gonzalo was very quick to respond to my request compared to all other Spanish schools.
He Organised a great homestay that was very central.
1 teacher was absolutely excellent, the best teacher I have had for any subject ever. She made classes so much fun you rarely realised how much you had learned.
3 other teachers were also to a very high standard.
My Spanish improved dramatically over 3 weeks for a very good price.

Cons:
One teacher is very poor and frankly a waste of time and money. I only had this teacher for a short period of time and I am sure he is a nice person. However he is not interested not trained and not organised.
School can be a little disorganised at times, but this could be comparing South America to European standards.

Altogether extremely worthwhile and enjoyable experience- if you get the right teacher.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Three of us travelling together had heard about Open Spanish prior to arriving in Sucre, and with no prior experience in Spanish, we wanted to make the most of our time. Gonzalo was great with communication up to our arrival, and he let us book the dorm room and private bathroom upstairs (the reason we chose Open Spanish) as well as four hour lessons, five days a week, for four weeks. David, our teacher, was very patient and we felt challenged but never too much to make us not want to return. Oh yeah, and we can also now speak Spanish. I played football with the teachers and a few other students during the second week, and Gonzalo and the other teachers were always around for a chat, which was great practise. We felt right at home, so much so that Gonzalo would knock before entering to ask if we needed anything (toilet paper, rubbish bags, matches etc). There was a public holiday and a day or two where our teacher took leave, which Gonzalo was more than flexible to make up for by changing a class to a weekend and offering new teachers, a true sign that he and the team really have your best interests at heart. The whole crew at Open Spanish were great and if we ever return to Sucre we will be calling in to say Hola (and to get more cuñapes from the bakery next door).

Thank AitkenSam
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