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Instituto Hemingway

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Our Spanish School offers Spanish courses in Bilbao and other cities in Spain with excellent reviews all year round starting from one week on, internships in culinary arts in Spain , jobs in hospitality management in Spain, Spanish courses online and through skype, unpaid internships and School trips to Spain for graduate and undergraduate students.

Founded
1999
Headquarters

Bailen 5, 2 Dcha
48003 Bilbao Vizcaya
Spain

Reviews

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Jeremiah
10/10

A very well run school with friendly and helpful staff. On the first day I was a very nervous beginner but at the end of just 2 weeks I was able to have a conversation and express myself with confidence. the teachers were very enthusiastic, patient and motivational. Thanks to Guadalupe, Eli and Carlos for these amazing weeks at Instituto, a very positive experience for me. I would highly recommend going and visiting this place!

How can this program be improved?
Our class was really small in terms of students and I think Bilbao is a top choice to learn Spanish.
Yes, I recommend
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Peter
10/10

The school, housing and most activities were close by in the center of town. My host family was very gracious and took the time to talk with me daily and allowed me to experience the great food of Spain. Fresh fruits, vegetables, pintxos and much more.

The school was in an older building with teachers who challenged me to converse, read, write, listen and learn the grammar, history and culture of Northern Spain. There was time for short trips on the weekend and there was always something new to explore. Overall a great experience.

The teachers were really professional and prepared, but also very approachable and friendly. The school is located in a great central location in the city and close to the accommodation provided. I liked the idea of the social evenings to get to know students and professors, and to practice the language in an informal way.

How can this program be improved?
I think there should be more students. There were 4 people in my class but I guess that is due to not being a popular destination yet.
Yes, I recommend
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Andrew
10/10

An excellent course to improve my Spanish so I can enjoy my life in Spain more. I can talk to Spanish people in the Health Centre, the hospital, the bank, shops and restaurants. Thank you. I have recommended to friends and would love to do another course. I like this course because they use different interactive methods to teach and it is very interesting. Presentation is clear and understandable. All subjects and conversations are important and useful in everyday life. I wish they would do next level course as well.
These courses are a good start. I know more Spanish now than I did when I started (I also find it useful to repeat the course after a few months rest). It does bother me, however, that interpreting written Spanish is quite a deal easier than translating from English. Speaking it is even harder and good luck trying to understand the Spanish when they speak. In English, if you slur words together it's a considered a sign of intellectual inferiority. Not so in Spanish, it would appear.

How can this program be improved?
This program was fantastic and I enjoyed very much. It could be improved in the outdoor activities programmed. It could be more focused in cultural aspects rather than leisure activities but tution and methodology was top quality.
Yes, I recommend
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Lena
10/10

I was a student at Instituto Hemingway, and I just wanted to really thank all my professors for helping me learn Spanish. This first time I went to Bilbao I did it with knowing almost nothing of the language. I signed up for an intensive course there and liked it so much that I knew I had to continue. Not only did I improve my Spanish, but thanks to the tips and suggestions from my professors - and they always recommended places to go and see, especially those that don’t come in the guide books - I experienced so much more of Bilbao and its surroundings than I would have on my own. It was great! Then last year I repeated again and fell in love again with the place and its people. It has such a wonderful atmosphere, and the people are so nice and friendly that I never had any problems with being able to practice Spanish.

How can this program be improved?
I wouldn't change anything
Yes, I recommend
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Lena
10/10

I went to Spain by this program and I can highly recommend this program for experiencing with the new cultures and gain more practice on Spanish. I have made a lot friends which I still keep in touch with them in business life. I took 4 weeks of Spanish courses before going to the placement in a top hotel. That made me more confident in my Spanish.

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - I worked as a kitchen sous in a top hotel in Southern Spain.

Yes, I recommend

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