We have welcomed many families into LAE Kids and our school in Madrid and all of them have great things to say about their experiences… but don’t take our word for it! Here are just a few of the Testimonials left by parents after learning Spanish with LAE Kids:
Beautiful school & friendly staff
My four-year-old daughter is shy with strangers but extremely curious about learning new things. We have been thinking about starting Spanish classes in England as we visit Spain so often and thought that teaching her Spanish would be a great advantage for her future.
After planning a summer break to Madrid, we decided that we would make the most of our time and enrol her to learn Spanish at LAE Kids. I was a little sceptical as to how much she would progress with no English being used at all because she doesn’t speak a word of Spanish. I couldn’t have been more wrong! My daughter was playing and listening to instructions in Spanish, repeating words and phrases and interacting confidently within the first 10 minutes. I was astounded to see how her teacher helped motivate her, reward her and lead her to carry out the fun activities without using any English whatsoever.
She is really into counting and playing shop so the teacher set up a fruit shop where she had to count out the fruit, talking about colours and numbers in Spanish, without my daughter even realising that she was learning. She also loves painting and drawing so her and the teacher started drawing the fruit and colouring it in with the corresponding colours so my daughter could copy. She loved it and once she had finished her drawing she was able to take it home and now keeps it on her wall.
She was having so much fun and the one to one attention was exactly what she needed to come out of her shell. I also loved that she was learning Spanish like her first language, no writing or learning tenses but listening and interacting, the same was as we do in English when we want to teach her new things.
The school was beautiful and the staff were so friendly! Nothing was too much trouble and it was a safe and comfortable environment. She came away so excited and proud of what she achieved. When we finished the classes she continued to count and name colours in Spanish – I was so impressed after such a short time!
I can’t recommend LAE Kids enough and will definitely be enrolling my youngest son there too the next time we are in Madrid.
The teachers are excellent
Every year they come to Spain to study Spanish, but this was their first time in Madrid and we were lucky enough that they chose LAE Kids to improve their level of Spanish. The four of them had very different personalities: Sara was very cheerful and sociable, Rachel was more introverted but great fun. David was very energetic and became well known at the school for his songwriting and singing. Last, but not least, we had Miguel, a very smart kid who loved to play with the Spanish language and learn things. Having them at LAE Kids was a huge honor!
“There may be many Spanish schools in Madrid to choose from, but you will not find any like La Aventura Española. (Trust me, I know; I went to four different schools before attending Spanish courses for families at LAE).
Clearly, teachers are excellent and they love to be there to teach and guide you, that’s a fact. But what makes The Spanish Aventura a special school, is that in addition to the incredible teachers, they have Karmen, the school manager, who creates a culture of hospitality, assistance and care.
I traveled to Madrid with my four children and the first time I called and spoke with Karmen (after having called another school in Madrid that did not fit my family’s schedule), I heard “ tell me what you need and we can do it for you”. From that moment, I knew I had found the perfect school. And things only improved since then. They helped me with everything I needed during my stay. One weekend I hurt my foot and they even sent a school employee to the pharmacy to help me and take me to the hotel. Notably, they didn’t let me pay the person for their time.
Two weeks later, my family and I spent three nights on internet looking for a weekend tour with no luck. One day I mentioned it to the owner before class and when we were leaving it, I was given all the information about a perfect four-day tour of Spain!
School employees truly care about you. They want you to be safe, healthy and happy. They are your family while you are in Madrid. Imagine what your mother, aunt or sister would do for you if you had a problem, and that would be exactly what they did for us at LAE.
Therefore, don’t waste hours searching on the Internet; if you are looking for a school with excellent teachers and people who care about you, either individually or as a family, LAE is your school.”
Interesting school activities
Ryland is 11 years old and Emme is 7. They are both from San Diego and both their best friends speak perfect Spanish (they have mexican roots). Ryland has been studying Spanish at school for a couple of years already. Emme has also studied a bit (colors, numbers…).
She loves fashion (at 7!!!) and sometimes she comes to class with her friend Puffy, (a little pig cudly toy). Her favourite colour is pink, of course. Ryland is great at origami and sometimes he brings some of the things he’s made to class to show them.
It´s their first time in Spain and they´ll be here living and taking the opportunity to learn Spanish while their father works around Europe. Emme has signed up to dancing classes and Ryland to a football team. They love to walk around Madrid. Dawn is learning Spanish for the first time in her life and her curiosity is out of limits!!!