Nancy Virtue
Nancy Virtue

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I spent 7 weeks this summer studying at LAE and had an extremely positive experience. I am a French professor in the US, so I can be pretty picky when it comes to language instruction, but I can say with complete sincerity that my two teachers at LAE--Maria and Susana--were top notch. They were both skilled at organizing fun and well-paced classes, with a range of activities designed to help students practice Spanish and increase their proficiency. I looked forward to coming to class every day and--even more importantly--I could see that I'd improved my Spanish in just a few weeks. What more could I ask for?

I'd like to add a special note of thanks to Susana, since she was the instructor I had for the majority of my time at LAE. Susana was extremely good at explaining tricky concepts and vocabulary in Spanish and at pointing out various aspects of Spanish culture. She's intelligent and engaged and knowledgeable and kind, it made us want to be around her and engage with her and with each other. I know the other students in my class felt the same.

Finally, I want to mention that LAE is also a very well run language school. The administrators are extremely organized and responsive. I never participated in any of the school's excursions or activities, but they offer a really nice range of things to do outside of class. I felt very supported during my time at LAE and will definitely come back if I have the opportunity!