I posted a while back, before I left for Puerto Rico to do a Spanish immersion asking if anyone had anything to say about the company Spanishabroad.com. I heard nothing and sadly decided to use them as they were only 1 or 2 companies sending students to Puerto Rico.
I had a miserable experience through this company and with the school they sent me to. I am encouraging anyone to steer clear of this company.All they want is your money and then care nothing about the experience or education you will recieve.
The school itself (Insituto ISLA) was unprofessional, and I highly doubt that any of the teachers were actually qualified to teach. I am a certified ESL teachers with a masters in TOFL, just to let you know what I am basing this on. I was unable to see any methodology in place, nor did I see any lesson plans implemented throughout the week I was there. Spanish abroad failed to test me before I got there, therefore I was placed in the wrong level for 2 days of my 5 day immersion. They were unprepared for someone at my level and finally found a teacher able to teach me for the remaing 3 days.
I have been trying to get Spanish Abroad to contact me but they are refusing to call me upon repeated requests. I highly, highly recommend you choose a company other than this one which is only out for your money and cares nothing about your satisfaction with the immersion exerience.
I also hope that perhaps we can get a forum going where we can share our experiences with different language schools abroad in an effort to enhance the overall experiecene.
Thanks for the advice.
I studied for two weeks at VOS in Buenos Aires and enjoyed my time there. I wasn't studying for any qualification or certificate, but I was learning a lot every day and there were lots of activities held throughout the week such as salsa, movie night, school exchange programme. I studied for three hours each morning.
I'd like to find a good place abroad to study for DELE if anyone has any recommendations for that?