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Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 15th September 2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,844
Posted By Dougal1
Alicante - which are the tapas bars to head for?

Hi,
Im taking a couple of friends to Spain next week for a 4 night trip. The one thing Ive gone on and on about is the food and tapas - but my experience of these has chiefly been in Granada and...
Forum: Learning Spanish 26th November 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,279
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish

Hi,
I've just come back from 3 weeks at Escuela Mediterraneo and had been there before. Definitely to be recommended. S smallish school just round the corner from the beach and 4 -5 minutes walk...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 28th August 2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,435
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish schools

Ive always booked my Spanish courses with Estudia-Espana. Theyre good with their impartial advice and the best thing is the offer special online prices which means you actually get a discount on the...
Forum: Learning Spanish 23rd December 2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,164
Posted By Dougal1
Madrid school

Hi,
I know Eureka school in Madrid. Its right in the centre of town. Its probably mid-range as far as prices go but really modern equipped and you get access to their library, dvds and other...
Forum: Learning Spanish 23rd June 2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,948
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish

Hi Lou,

If you are going to go for one of the schools mentioned here (Elemadrid, Don Quixote) it will definitely be worth checking out the Estudia Espana website. There are also schools in Madrid...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 7th March 2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By Dougal1
Book

Many people have probably read this but I can recommend a book by a Spanish author (Carlos Ruiz Zafon) called Shadow of the Wind (La sombra del viento). Set in Barcelona during Francos reign......
Forum: Learning Spanish 30th January 2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,660
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish

Words of wisdom there pal... bloody hell! ;) I learned German with no hours of study - joined a soccer team and was forced to speak. From scratch. All depends on the person I suppose. Some people...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 27th January 2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,864
Posted By Dougal1
Brian

Hi Brian...
Ie always wanted to live in Spain and I will heed your advice in the future hopefully.

I actually have a question or two. You decided to make the move back home - in doing so, was...
Forum: Learning Spanish 27th January 2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,660
Posted By Dougal1
Classes

Id agree with all of the above. If youre thinking of 1-to-1 lessons in your own country you really have to be careful to limit the use of your native language - English. Before you start you will be...
Forum: Learning Spanish 10th July 2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,975
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish

Hi...

Ive been teaching English for a while now and Ive met countless people experiencing the same thing while learning English. Its the same for all languages of course. It is what is...
Forum: Learning Spanish 4th July 2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,770
Posted By Dougal1
Madrid

Id go for Madrid too. A friend of mine was verh happy with Eureka and Ive also heard of elemadrid. If you are going to book, dont do it directly with the schools. You can save money by booking...
Forum: Learning Spanish 6th June 2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,690
Posted By Dougal1
Madrid

All the best Davey...

We've never spoken but it might be good for you to know that this complete stranger totally envies you! ;) I wass lucky enough to spend 2 nights in Madrid last week on the...
Forum: Learning Spanish 25th May 2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,877
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish course

So what was your decision Karish? As I mentioned, if you are going to take the tips off here and go for example to Academia Isla or the Internationa House School, check out Estudia-Espana - both...
Forum: Learning Spanish 19th April 2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,877
Posted By Dougal1
Spanish in barcelona

Hi,
Im not sure on Barcelona but theres a website I have used (and have mentioned here many times) where they will be able to help. Estudia Espana.

Off topic....if youve not clicked on the You...
Forum: Learning Spanish 12th March 2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,317
Posted By Dougal1
Learning Spanish

There doesnt seem to be much negative feeling on many schools and from my experience the way most schools are run is quite commendable. I also know friends of all ages who have mainly had similar...
Forum: Learning Spanish 5th March 2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,103
Posted By Dougal1
Lacunza

Hi...
Im trawling website Ive used to book courses with before (Estudia-Espana.com) and Ive come across Lacunza too. Been taking a look and its seems a nice place. Just wondering what the weather is...
Forum: Learning Spanish 21st February 2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,166
Posted By Dougal1
Learning Spanish

Hey Pam and all the others!

I have to admit I dont know much about learning Spanish in South/Central America - my experiences were in Spain. However, the website I used to book my courses...
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th January 2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,002
Posted By Dougal1
Learning Spanish

Hi.
Ive done a couple of Spanish courses before and can highly recommend going to Spain to do it. I dont know Salamanca very well...top of my list would be Malaga followed by Granada.

All the...
Forum: Learning Spanish 21st December 2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,686
Posted By Dougal1
Babylon

Hi Toni...
Got your private message. Hope you sort something out...Although looking at this message youre obviously still undecided :)
This might be bad news mate: A friend of mine has been to...
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