Enforex

Enforex

About

Enforex offers Spanish study abroad opportunities for students looking to add to their Spanish skills overseas. As one of the world's most commonly spoken languages, the importance of learning the Spanish language is becoming greater with each passing day. Spanish is the official language in many countries throughout the world and plays an important role and international relations and business. Founded in 1989, Enforex provides much needed language study abroad opportunities to students worldwide.

Website
www.enforex.com
Headquarters

Gustavo Fernández Balbuena, 11
28002 Madrid Madrid
Spain

Reviews

Anya
1/10

Let’s start off by saying this is based on my experience going to the summer camp in Barcelona. First off, having them contact me to ask questions before I paid the full amount for the trip was unusually difficult. Emailing was the only way they wanted to communicate with me. Looking for information on the site was limited as I had questions and wanted them answered in real time. The site was also hard to navigate and no one would explain to me the other much better option available for someone my age. I would find out it existed after my trip was completely ruined (basically the option to stay with a host family or on a residence that didn’t confine me 24/7). Throughout my stay we had to sit and wait for at least a couple hours or more daily in a common area that was packed with kids of all ages with barely anything to do. We would wait here in-between activities. The most unsettling part was that they mixed young kids and teenagers. The older kids would be swearing and generally mischievous along with some of the nearby college students smoking around the children. The counselors were overwhelmed and hardly spoke English. I get that it was a Spanish camp but it is an INTERNATIONAL Spanish camp that also taught English. Even the higher ups had a major language barrier. Now let’s start with the lessons, what a disaster. The classes were not structured and all over the place. A lot of the counselors were also the teachers so they were extra burnt out and it showed in lessons. My teacher admitted at one point that they only gave them 10 minutes to prepare each lesson. It certainly seemed like it since each day it was basically “What do you guys want to learn?”. Thankfully I was a bit advanced for the basic level that I was selected to be in so I would call out a topic for the others to learn. I was over the camp and just gave up on the lessons after hearing they were pretty bad at any level you were in. As if the lessons and the sitting around for hours at a time wasn’t bad enough, the activities were even worse. They would either keep you in the common area lawn or bring you around the back to the basketball court for some scheduled activity. They did separate the younger and older kids for this. All the activities were low budgeted despite hundreds paying thousands to attend the camp. I would overhear parents talking to the camp directors on how their children were not learning Spanish (the camp doubled as a day camp along with being residential). I must’ve overheard a dozen complaints. It was pretty laughable. The food here was also terrible. Bad quality and I saw a handful of people get sick from it the first week. I stopped eating for a few days just to try to avoid the stomach turning food. The extracurricular were also pretty boring. They either took you to the beach (two hours outside of Barcelona) or to one of Barcelona’s famous landmarks which to see the best parts of you had to pay. You would think when they put these famous landmarks on the itinerary it would be safe to assume that your fee for the camp would pay for full access to these places. Just another disappointment. The best part about the camp was the 2 days out of 2 weeks that you could venture out for yourself. This was only offered to the older kids. You of course had to be back at a certain time. They gave you five hours on a Thursday and eight hours on a Sunday. Everything was pretty much closed on a Sunday so the 8 hours you would spend wandering around trying to figure out what you should spend your only free time on. The cherry on top for this trip *drum roll* was personally getting assaulted by a counselor. I was boarding the elevator there and she used both hands to push me from stepping in. She apparently was taking a kid up so she didn’t want anyone else to board. It was totally disrespectful and even my peers were surprised. I reported her to her supervisors and they gave her a talking to and I tried to make light of the situation after she apologized. However, I did suppress some hard feelings and avoided that specific counselor whenever I could. Overall, this camp is a waste of money. I feel my experience could have been a lot better if I had known about the other option of joining a host family or a desperate residence where you were a bit more trusted to take care of yourself and see the city on your own time. Being confined majority of the time and looking at the city from your assigned room here was torturous. The only thing that kept me sane was socializing with my newly found friends (who I still talk to). I could go on about every negative detail of this camp but I will leave it here for these are the most stand out points that should persuade you from signing up.

How can this program be improved?
Get higher quality food, rooms, and lessons. More activities in the city along with more free time. Hire more staff members.
No, I don't recommend
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Kendall
9/10

I am currently enrolled in a summer intensive course at Enforex, Salamanca and have been having an amazing experience! I wanted to brush up on what Spanish I had learned in school and I have already learned way more than I thought I would. The 'profesores' are very approachable, patient, and diligent. I really like that we solely speak Spanish in class because I feel I am really being immersed in the language. However, while I am learning a lot, I will say that for a complete beginner even the first level may be difficult because they do not always go over the fundamentals.

There are people young and old that come from all over the world to take classes here. It is amazing to be in a room of people that I normally would not have a language in common with and be able to communicate through Spanish. And it makes me so happy to be able to speak Spanish to people in the town and make friends here.

I did not participate in the housing they provide, so I cannot speak to it. But I would recommend both Enforex and Salamanca for anyone wanting to learn more Spanish, meet great people, and experience a bit of the Spanish culture.

How can this program be improved?
One way this program may improve is by providing a class before A1 for students who have never taken Spanish before. That way they could learn basic grammar and fundamentals of Spanish before beginning A1.
Yes, I recommend
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André
10/10

Sorry for my English (google translator).
I’m French, but my mum was from Spain, she married with my French dad. I know some Spanish because my mum but she died and I don’t want to forget my mother’s language and I want to read in Spanish.
Enforex gave me all I wanted: good accomodation, good classes, good environment, good people. Everything was good for me. That was my experience. And I am not a child.

Yes, I recommend
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Michelle
8/10

Realmente escribo para agradecerle muchísimo a Enforex Barcelona los estudios más maravillosos que tuve allí hace un año. Fue una experiencia increíble y extremadamente útil para aprender el idióma.
Tuve clases con José Ángel Díaz Blanco, que es un profesor por naturaleza, con talento y pasión en enseñanza. Me explicó muchísimas cosas que ahora encuentro muy útiles en mi trabajo (soy intérprete). No creo que sin sus clases haya podido trabajar tan bien como lo logro hacer ahora.
Además tengo que decir que voy este año también, será ya el cuarto seguido, y todos los años elijo Enforex. Los profesores son super guay, y no lo percibes como pura enseñanza, sino también como el modo de pasar tiempo a gusto. Yo a los profesores los veo también como a mis amigos, y al cabo de curso nos mantenemos en contacto, nos escribimos y tal, y claro que la parte personal te deja unos recuerdos importantes.

How can this program be improved?
A veces cuando venía a mi lugar de alojamiento - siempre elijo un piso de estudiantes con una habitación personal - la vivienda no la encuentro preparada para la llegada de estudiantes nuevos O sea, hasta cierto grado falla el servicio de limpieza, que en teoría tiene que venir cada fin de semana para limpiar el piso para que los estudiantes nuevos entren en un piso ya preparado para vivir en él.
Yes, I recommend
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Alxander
8/10

I had a great time at this school and I learned a lot about Spanish literature. This course helped me get a good grade on my academic career. The teachers are excellent professionals eager to help you get the best results. A highly recommended course.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe they could improve the accommodation, so I hope that these contingencies were solved soon.
Yes, I recommend

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