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Spanish courses in La Orotava 

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The emblematic Casa del Lercaro, in the very heart of the historical town of La Orotava, will be opening its doors to the language school, The Octagon – Language Solutions, over the coming winter months to offer courses in Spanish for foreigners.

The courses consists of two sessions a week in the morning in groups of 8 students maximum. According to the director and teacher of The Octagon, Carol Ann Rayment, who holds more than 25 years teaching languages, “This allows each student to receive personal attention, at the same presenting opportunities to carry out practical activities in pairs and smaller groups.”

The aim of these clas-ses is to help foreign resi-dents, regardless of their age, nationality or how long they have been living in Tenerife, to understand and be able to express themselves in Spanish in a wide range of practical situations. Carol adds, “Learning a language should be an enriching, fun experience. I’m sure that students will enjoy this challenge, especially in such a relaxed, beautiful atmosphere .”

Apart from being able to communicate in Spanish so as to deal with everyday practical issues, the course has many other benefits: on one hand, it opens up new cultural horizons, aiding foreign residents to become more integrated into local society and, therefore, get more out of living in Tenerife. On the other hand, learning a foreign language is an excellent way to keep our brains in shape, thus helping to prevent many types of mental and physical illness. Overcoming such a challenge also contributes to our confidence and self-esteem. Last, but not least, this course is a wonderful way to spend a satisfying morning, meet new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee in a magical spot, full of history.

The course begins on 15 November 2016 and lasts until mid-April 2017, with students having the option to enrol for the entire course or just for several months. There will be two levels: one for beginners, the other for those already possessing some previous knowledge of Spanish. The material provided will be adapted to the level of the group and classes will be given in Spanish, only resorting to English or German when strictly necessary. Parking is available for students, who can also enjoy the wide range of gastrono-mical delights on offer in La Casa del Lercaro, as well as a visit to the attractive furniture and decoration shop on the premises.

For more information and enrollment, please contact Carol at lercarospanish@gmail.com or by text message or WhatsApp on 620401034.