David Game, a dedicated student at Spanish Express, had a simple yet profound aspiration: to learn Spanish in Valencia, Spain.
His story, intricately documented in Pilar Martinez’s diary, provides an intimate look into the heart of Valencia’s rich culture, history, and language immersion experiences.
Through David’s eyes, we’ll journey through vibrant streets, indulge in the city’s gastronomic delights, and witness the deep-rooted traditions that make Valencia a language learner’s paradise.
Join us as we recount David’s transformative experience, with his teacher Pilar, uncovering the unique blend of education and exploration that awaits in this Spanish gem.
Why learn Spanish in Valencia?
Valencia is not just about vibrant festivals and mouth-watering paella along the Mediterranean coast. It’s a hub for Spanish language learning, where schools such as Spanish Express stand tall.
In Valencia, Spanish courses are more than mere Spanish lessons; they’re gateways to an authentic Spanish culture. Students at Spanish Express, live in their teachers’ homes, walk the city’s ancient streets, and experience the language first-hand.
And with experienced teachers from these top-tier Spanish language school, you’re not just studying Spanish; you’re living it, right at the heart of where it all began.
Join a Spanish class, soak in the local culture, and let Valencia be your guide on this Spanish journey.
Our student, David Game, has surprised me the most out of all those who have participated in our Spanish Homestay Immersion Program (SHIP) to Valencia.
Besides wanting to speak Spanish with the locals, his attraction to visiting Valencia lay in the gastronomy and art of the town.
Undoubtedly, Valencia is the perfect place to enjoy social gatherings with the Spanish locals, taste delicious traditional cultural dishes, and be surprised by its architectural and urban art.
David chose one of the best dates to visit Valencia, the month of December, which specifically coincided with the Christmas holiday. It is an excellent date because the temperature in Valencia rests between 17 and 25 degrees.
One day of the SHIP program with David started like any other day…
Normally, we would get up early to have breakfast and start our Spanish classes. Then we would plan the day’s excursion.
During one day of his programme, we visited the old world charm of Valencia and walked around the modern part of the city.
That day we invited Mónica, our chaperone and good conversationalist, on our city tour. Monica is the founder and director of Spanish Express and came down from Barcelona to Valencia to spend a couple of days with us. She couldn’t resist two of her weaknesses, seafood fideuá and a day full of art!
Together that day, we visited the City of Arts and Sciences, the Lonja, the Marqués de Dos Aguas Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.
After a couple of hours walking around the city, we decided to taste La Fideuá Valenciana in the centre of Valencia.
For David, our student, the Valencian gastronomy was a real delight. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone with so much joy towards each of the Valencian dishes that were placed in front of him: seafood paella, fideuá, esgarraet, olla valenciana, all i pebre, pumpkin fritters, chocolate with churros…
At night, taking advantage of the fact that we were in the old town, we went to the tavern Bulería for flamenco dancing, pure Spanish art.
I loved David’s personality. At his age, he showed us to be a person with a lot of energy that is eager to learn Spanish and, above all, eager to discover more about the world around him.
I can’t wait to continue to welcome new students and show them the hidden beauties of this amazing city. Hopefully, they will end up as in love with it as I am.
Learning Spanish Made Easy
At Spanish Express, a Spanish school in Valencia, our teaching style is deeply rooted in immersion and connection. We firmly believe in the powerful combination of structured Spanish courses and living the foreign language through daily interactions.
Our unique approach allows students to stay in their teachers’ homes, seamlessly integrating lessons with daily life. This immersive experience not only strengthens language skills but also offers a genuine taste of Spanish culture.
Experienced teachers at Spanish Express are passionate about sharing their language and culture, ensuring that every lesson is not just informative, but also an authentic slice of life in Spain.
Can I Learn Spanish Over 70?
Absolutely! At Spanish Express, age is no boundary to enthusiasm and passion. Remember David Game from earlier in our tale? His journey is a testament to this. Enrolling in our General Spanish Private Tuition didn’t just mean textbooks for him; it was an immersive dive into Valencia’s vibrant culture.
Our language school, a proudly accredited centre, ensures that students, irrespective of their age, find the rhythm and pace that suits them. Private lessons by our seasoned Spanish teachers cater to the unique needs of every individual, offering bespoke experiences.
Meeting other students at teachers’ homes from various walks of life, the camaraderie formed in our classrooms is unmatched. Weekly and weekend activities further enrich the curriculum, offering a blend of academia and adventure.
Courses start throughout the year, ensuring flexibility for our students. Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, offers experiences year-round that make learning Spanish a delightful journey rather than just a course. So, think not of your age; think of the adventures that await!
Since you are here, we would like to share the courses that we offer
At Spanish Express, our mission transcends beyond teaching Spanish. We strive to immerse you in a holistic cultural experience. Nestled in the vibrant streets of various cities throughout Spain, our institute is recognized as a division of the prestigious David Game College as well as being one of the 7 SIELE accredited centres in the UK.
General Spanish Private Tuition
Customized to your abilities, these courses ensure personal attention, catering to your objectives, and pace.
Spanish Exam Preparation
We take immense pride in being a SIELE-accredited exam centre, making us your ideal choice for SIELE exam preparation. Our comprehensive curriculum also covers DELE, IGCSE and A-Level Spanish exams to ensure your academic success.
Dive deep into the world of Spanish film and literature. Our sessions are curated to let you grasp plots, context, characters, and the very soul of Spanish masterpieces.
Ever wanted to converse like a local? This Idiomatic Spanish course will make you sound less like a textbook and more like a native.
Why Choose Spanish Express?
It’s not a school that teaches you Spanish courses for a few hours inside walled Spanish classes. You dive deep into the Spanish language by residing with our local teachers in their homes, ensuring an immersive fun experience with native speakers.
Our one of the most intensive Spanish courses. Students have the rare opportunity to stay in their teachers’ homes, merging structured lessons with daily conversations. Imagine learning Spanish over dinner or during a stroll in the neighbourhood.
Tailored for professionals, our courses cater to those eyeing the Spanish-speaking market. Our corporate services range from individual lessons to group sessions, translations, and incentive trips to Spain, ensuring 360-degree proficiency.
Before diving in, gauge your level with our Online Spanish Level Test. For those intrigued by the culture, our Spanish Culture Quiz and Blog offer a sneak peek into the vast world of Hispanic heritage.
Being an affiliated centre of SIELE, you’re assured of the quality, credibility, and standard of education at Spanish Express.
Our content emphasizes the diversity of Spanish-speaking countries, ensuring a broad and encompassing understanding.
Want to Learn Spanish Over 70 like David?
David’s journey is a testament to the fact that age is merely a number at Spanish Express.
So, whether you’re a university student or living in the golden years of your life, the allure of Spain remains timeless. 🚢
We invite you to step out of the traditional classroom and stroll in vibrant cities like Valencia.
Through our Spanish courses in Valencia, every street corner, every market, and every cafe conversation becomes an extension of your learning.
Our teacher-guided explorations make every moment in these cities a vibrant Spanish lesson, ensuring learning is as much fun as it is educational.
Our school offers not just courses, but narratives waiting to be lived. From sun-soaked summer adventures to rich cultural weekends, the promise of mastering a new language is paired with the thrill of discovery. 🏖️✏️
Peruse through tales of students like David, who found more than just language lessons—they found a renewed passion for life. 📖
Let stories of David’s determined pursuit or the enthusiasm of countless other students inspire your own journey with the Spanish language.
Dive into the Spanish experience with Spanish Express. 😁
Are you ready for your Spanish story? Join us and craft unforgettable memories! 🌟🇪🇸
Is Valencia a good place to study Spanish?
Valencia is an excellent place to study Spanish, offering a rich blend of culture, and history, and by being with your Spanish host teacher you will learn Spanish without realising it while you are having meals, shopping in the supermarket or simply watching a film with your host teacher and their family and friends.
How much does it cost to learn Spanish in Spain?
The cost to learn Spanish in Spain depends on the package that you choose and the number of weeks you decide to participate in the Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme (SHIP). Check our destinations and feel free to download the brochure for each of our locations, where you will find further details about it: host teacher, type of house, choice of programmes, fees and more.
Where is the easiest place to learn Spanish in Spain?
The “easiness” depends on individual preferences; however, cities with more immersive programs and fewer English speakers, like Burgos, might provide more intensive learning experiences. To make it easier for you must consider the Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme at Spanish Express.
Can I learn Spanish in 4 weeks in Spain?
While fluency takes time, with intensive study and immersion, one can achieve a conversational level of Spanish in 4 weeks in Spain. Residing in your teachers’ homes, you learn even faster. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks in order to immerse in the Spanish and language culture.
What type of Spanish is spoken in Valencia?
In Valencia, both Castilian Spanish and Valencian (a variant of Catalan) are spoken, with Castilian being widely understood and used.
Can I learn Spanish over 70?
Absolutely! Age is no barrier to learning. With motivation and the right resources, anyone can learn Spanish at any age, including those over 70.