Location
  • Spain
    • Valencia
Language
Spanish

Program Details

Class Size
Small Class (1-7) Medium Class (8-15) Large Class (15+)
Jan 02, 2020
Dec 23, 2019

About Program

This course consists of four Spanish lessons per day (20 hours a week) from Monday to Friday and is available for all levels: elementary (A1), intermediate (A2) , upper intermediate (B1) or advanced (B2 and C1).

This course is addressed to everyone! If you have never learnt Spanish, your knowledge is limited to a few words or you have an advanced level but you are ready to work on your technique and progress steadily.

Develop the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing);
Improve your level of Spanish while taking time to enjoy Valencia thanks to the weekly activities organized by the school.

Program Reviews

9.7 Rating
based on 10 reviews
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  • Instruction 9.6
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 9.5
  • Value 9.7
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Michael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Valencia is captivating!

I recommend AIP because for me it was the perfect combination of professional Spanish classes, organization and a really nice and familiar setting. AIP also offers to participate in excursions, which is great for people who are new to Valencia. I lived in a shared flat with other students of AIP and I can also recommend this option - the flat was very near to the school (which is located centrally in a nice area).

The dynamic in class helped me improve my linguistic abilities but it also helped me loose my fear of speaking in Spanish in front of other people.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was when I had to make a presentation in class. I was a bit overwhelmed since it was during my first weeks but it all worked out. The main reason I overcame it was because my classmates made me feel comfortable. We have to make mistakes to learn from them!
6 people found this review helpful.
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Rafael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Cette école et géniale!

Translated by Go Overseas:

The AIP Spanish school gave me the opportunity to learn Spanish fluently and more than correctly. In addition, the atmosphere is great! The teachers and staff help us to improve each day, and little by little, my ability to converse has greatly improved. Today, I speak Spanish fluently thanks to them.

The school travel agency is my favorite part of the school! The organizer is always friendly and open, and she offers three free activities every week and an excursion every weekend which normally, thanks to the offers she manages to obtain, costs between only 15 and 20 €!

Original version:

L'école d'espagnol AIP m'a donné l'opportunité d'apprendre l'espagnol de manière fluide et plus que correcte. En plus, l'ambiance est géniale! Les professeurs et le staff nous aident chaque jour à nous améliorer, et peu à peu, ma capacité à converser s'est largement améliorée. Aujourd'hui, je parle l'espagnol de façon fluide grâce à eux.

L'agence de voyage de l'école est ma partie préférée de l'école! L'organisatrice est toujours sympathique et ouverte, et elle propose chaque semaine trois activités gratuites et une excursion chaque week-end qui normalement, grâce aux offres qu'elle parvient à obtenir, coûte entre 15 et 20€ seulement!

7 people found this review helpful.
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Juan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My best experience

I arrived at AIP last summer and I had the greatest academic experience of my whole life. Really. Most of my teachers eventually became someone friendly, extremely positive and supportive. Thanks AIP Staff for your kindness, attention and professionality. I'll be back soon, that's for sure! From day one I felt really confortable. Also, the activities after our lessons were so funny and atractive! If you wish to learn Spanish in a funny and effective way you should come to AIP Language Institute.

6 people found this review helpful.
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Margot
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AIP VALENCIA

Translated by Go Overseas:

I am not a person who leaves comments, but I had to do it in this case. In the past, I had taken Spanish classes in high school, but I could never speak fluently since all my teachers were Portuguese and really did not speak the language and I was not a very good student either. So when I got into the experience, I was a little worried and I didn't think I would be able to communicate fluently. The biggest problem was that Portuguese and Spanish are very similar and I was always mixing them. Now I can communicate without making that mistake and this was due to the consistent AIP methodology. I also took advantage of tutoring lessons and all school activities. The friendships I made in class helped me to be a better person.

Original Version:

No soy una persona que deja comentarios, pero tuve que hacerlo en este caso. En el pasado, había tomado clases de español en la escuela secundaria, pero nunca pude hablar con fluidez ya que todos mis maestros eran portugueses y realmente no hablaban el idioma y tampoco era muy buen estudiante. Entonces, al entrar en la experiencia, estaba un poco preocupado y no pensé que sería capaz de comunicarme con fluidez. El mayor problema era que el portugués y el español son muy similares y siempre los estaba mezclando. Ahora puedo comunicarme sin cometer ese error y esto se debió a la metodología consistente de AIP. También aproveché las lecciones de tutoría y todas las actividades de la escuela. Las amistades que hice en clase me ayudaron a ser mejor persona.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Translated by Go Overseas:

The reservation was easy, I made everything online and if I had questions, I sent them by email and received the answers in less than 24 hours. I completed an online level test and then scheduled an oral test with their teachers. This helped because on my first day of class I knew immediately at what level I was and in what group I would be.

Original Version:

La reserva fue fácil, hice todo en línea y si tenía preguntas, las enviaba por correo electrónico y recibía las respuestas en menos de 24 horas. Completé una prueba de nivel online y luego programé una prueba oral con sus maestros. Esto ayudó porque en mi primer día de clase supe de inmediato en qué nivel estaba y en qué grupo estaría.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Viviana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AIP VALENCIA

I'm not a person that writes reviews online, but I really thought it was worth doing for this school. I had low expectations coming into this experience and was very worried I might not be able to learn the language since I had taken Spanish classes in high school and failed.

Classes are fun and interactive, but if you don't do your homework you won't magically pass. With the activities, I went to the events during the week but didn't go to a lot of the weekend excursions because I was travelling a lot.

Long story short, I learned Spanish and made amazing friends.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The booking was easy, I did everything online and if I had questions I would email them and get replies in less than 24 hours. You have to complete a placement test online and then you schedule an oral test with their teachers. This helped because on my first day of class I knew right away what level I was and what group I would be in.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Viviana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GRACIAS, GRACIAS, GRACIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Translated by Go Overseas:

Since I was little I wanted to be able to speak better Spanish because my family is from the Dominican Republic. But since I grew up in New York I could not practice it with anyone other than my Grandma. I was in Valencia for a semester doing Spanish and an internship. Thanks to that experience I feel more Latin and much more Hispanic.

I hope you take advantage of all the effort the principal puts into adapting to our needs. the first thing you need to know is that NO ONE WILL SPEAK ENGLISH TO YOU IN SCHOOL! THE TEACHERS FOLLOW A STRICT RULE THAT IN CLASS ONLY SPANISH. This pushed me a little more because it was ESPAÑOL O NADAAAA!

Original review:

DESDE CHIQUITA QUERIA PODER HABLAR MEJOR EL ESPAÑOL PORQUE MI FAMILIA ES DE LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA. PERO COMO ME CRIE EN NUEVA YORK NO PODIA PRACTICARLO NADA MAS QUE CON MI ABUELA. ESTUVE UN SEMESTRE EN VALENCIA HACIENDO ESPAÑOL Y UN INTERNSHIP. GRACIAS A ESA EXPERIENCIA ME SIENTO MEJOR LATINA Y MUCHO MEJOR HISPANA.

I hope you take advantage of all the effort the principal puts into adapting to our needs. the first thing you need to know is that NO ONE WILL SPEAK ENGLISH TO YOU IN SCHOOL! THE TEACHERS FOLLOW A STRICT RULE THAT IN CLASS ONLY SPANISH. This pushed me a little more because it was ESPAÑOL O NADAAAA!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Translated by Go Overseas:

I would like to have been able to take advantage more and travel to other places in Europe. But the good part is that I was able to visit many things in Spain and that was magical.

Original:

ME GUSTARIA PODER HABER APROVECHADO MAS Y VIAJAR A OTROS SITIOS DE EUROPA... PERO LO BUENO ES QUE PUDE VISITAR MUCHAS COSAS EN EL MISMO ESPAÑA Y ESO FUE MAGICO.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Jovanotti
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Valencia è speciale

Gracias a AIP he podido mejorar mi dominio del idioma. I really enjoyed my time spent in the city and with the friends I was able to make.

I am very hyperactive and was able to concentrate in class since the topics chosen and interactive games had me involved.

The best part of the day were the breaks because we could see our friends and have coffee. oh! and every Monday they have a breakfast for us student and is so good. Only bad thing is that you can't eat in the classrooms, but I understands. My little sister was in the school too in the summer camp and this was great for my parents to relax.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
We ate pig ears in a sauce, this was very peculiar but tasted amazing!
7 people found this review helpful.
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Arvid
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lo recomiendo!

AIP gave me the ability to express my feelings fluently in Spanish. Before I felt very self-conscious with my conversation skills but that extra umphh given by the teachers and staff really helped.

My favorite part were the activities offered by the AIP Travel Agency... three weekly activities are always free and weekend excursions normally have a set fee since they take us and the is always a staff member helping us out (not expensive, around 15-20€)

The time I spent in Valencia helped me discover new friends but the best part is that now I can teach Spanish in Sweden!!! Gracias, Cristina!!!!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I recommend they take advantage of the free tutoring lessons on tTuesdays and Thursdays... and don't be shy at asking for extra help. The teachers are always making sure we really understand the topics... especially with grammar which can be quite hard.
5 people found this review helpful.

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