Everything about Calle 55 was just wonderful. The teachers are amazing, the courtyard was inviting and relaxing, the rooms and decor were stimulating, the location was central and convenient.
My husband and I spent two weeks taking classes. He spoke no Spanish prior, so he was in the beginners class. I was in the intermediate class. Regardless of which level you begin at, the methods used are the most beneficial I've experienced over the years. From beginners level, there is no Spanish spoken. While intensive, it never becomes too overwhelming because the teachers are so encouraging and helpful. They really know how to push you while keeping you positive even if you start to feel you are struggling at times. At the beginning of each week, they give an oral evaluation to see which class would best suit you based on how quickly you are advancing. The teachers and directors are all so friendly and engaging - also very eager to give suggestions on the city.
I loved every moment and when we left the school to go to the beaches for our actual honeymoon, we were really sad that we weren't staying longer for classes. Now I am taking online classes (Skype) with CALLE 55 and am already planning my return in a couple months to come back for more!
I cannot recommend this school highly enough. I studied Spanish in high school, college and at similar schools in Ecuador and Peru in the past. This has been the most memorable and enjoyable experience. Cannot wait to return!
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