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I’ve been having lessons with Raquel since November and my level  of Spanish has improved drastically. She’s very understanding and flexible in planning her lessons to suit your needs. I definitely recommend taking lessons with her! In addition, she’s very friendly and easy to talk to, so lessons aside, just speaking to her improves your Spanish skills!

Rachel Pool
30 May, 2018
After first trying larger group classes in Valencia and not making significant progress, my wife and I started classes with Raquel. Her personal and directive approach meant we both progresses quickly and our confidence increased significantly opening up the great city of Valencia to us. Being a teacher myself, I really appreciated Raquel varied style of learning which kept lessons engaging and non repetitive. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their Spanish quickly (& cheaply).
Rob
12 April, 2018
I had Spanish lessons with Raquel for 3 months while I was living in Valencia. She is a brilliant teacher and she helped me to improve my Spanish to a C1 level. Raquel is very flexible and her lessons are well-structured and adapted to the needs of her students. I enjoyed every lesson with Raquel. She is a warm, patient a lovely person, I can highly recommend her.
Stephanie Bertollacini
19 March, 2018
I have known Valencia for 12 years. Since then I have some Spanish friends in Town. In order to refresh and improve my Spanish language skills, I enrolled in the Spanish & Valencian language school, which I met by chance.
In the years before I visited 2 other schools in the city with which I was dissatisfied.
I had 2 weeks vacation. With Ma Jose and Antonio there were 2 wonderful teachers that could perfectly respond to my wishes. In no spanish school in Germany or Spain I have learned so much in such a short time. Because I also went to class with a lot of fun and desire.
So people, if you want to learn Spanish in VLC: Top to recommend “Spanish & Valencia”
Jo
27 November, 2017

We started private Spanish classes with Raquel after enduring some time in larger classes at another Spanish school. We really enjoyed the personal touch that Raquel added, the materials she provides to help you learn by doing and her fresh attitude. The classes are mainly in Spanish but if you don’t understand something, she can speak English to help out 

Gracias Raquel por todo!

Erik
22 November, 2017

Raquel helped me prepare for the C1 DELE and with her help I was able to pass. She was flexible and open to focusing on the parts of the exam I had most difficulty with and she had lots of good resources to help. Highly recommend classes with her.

Alice Devenney
5 November, 2017

I came to Spain to study, knowing next to no Spanish, and with very few language skills having only studied French up to GCSE. Raquel has been invaluable in teaching me Spanish after I “self taught” myself for a few months. We started at the beginning and she filled in the (very large) blanks.

She is an excellent teacher, and has infinite patience with a beginner such as myself. We work through a text book course, but almost entirely through verbal communication and only when explaining new concepts will we break from speaking in Spanish.

I could not have asked for a better teacher, and recommend her services to anybody of any skill with the intention of progressing their Spanish.

Thomas
31 July, 2017

Raquel’s classes are pacey, structured and well-pitched. The time flies. She challenges you with the content but gives you the tools to succeed. She’ll also let you know about it if you’re making the same mistake more than once – an approach I definitely prefer! I’d happily recommend her to all Spanish learners.

Samhowe90
26 June, 2017

I had private Spanish lessons with Raquel for quite a while and benefitted hugely. My confidence to speak increased and I absolutely love how my lessons were tailored to me because I was on my own. Raquel also allowed flexibility because of my work schedule! Loved it! Thank you!

Joanne Mulley
28 May, 2017

I have had one-on-one conversation lessons with Raquel, either once or twice per week, for the past four months. I enjoy working with her and learning from her. Raquel is smart, thoughtful and well-educated, adding to the value that I receive from the lessons. She is flexible in her approach and encourages me to introduce topics of my own particular interest. Raquel is a very patient teacher and has a good manner in the way she corrects the ways in which I mangle her beautiful language. Under her tutelage, my grammar and vocabulary have improved and I have gained confidence in speaking Spanish. I recommend Raquel highly to anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort to learn. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Larry M. Ellis
7 May, 2017

I had Spanish lessons with Raquel for a number of months and really enjoyed the classes. She really helped to bring on my Spanish and especially improved my grammar and sentence structure. Her lessons are fun and she is very charismatic and I would highly recommend her as a teacher.

Oli Jennings
10 April, 2017

I took 1 1/2 months of classes with Raquel. Thanks to it I could have a solid foundation with regard to conjugation (which was my goal).

These courses are interactive; We learn through different games, videos, listening. In addition Raquel is a very warm and welcoming person.

I recommend it.

Sonia
12 January, 2017

I got the name of this school by an Italian friend. Raquel and ‘my Spanish teacher’ I made a few lessons with her, but I had a great time, both as a sign and be the humans’s point of view. It ‘a great person and very helpful. Tomorrow I have to go back to Italy, but when I return ‘in Valencia I have no doubt, come back to her.

Thanks Raquel

Maria Flavia Gagliani
18 November, 2016

I had lessons with Raquel over six weeks. I’ve been learning Spanish for over 3 years on a self-learning basis. With Raquel I was able to put structure on my study and fill in many blanks. My main interest was in conversation skills and she really helped with this. Most of all I enjoyed my Spanish conversations with Raquel – she is a smart and fun teacher and I am delighted to recommend her for Spanish lessons

Larry Maher (Ireland)
24 October, 2016

I very much enjoyed meeting Raquel & her colleague! My lessons were fun and I really liked the individual approach according to my level and goal. Raquel is very patient and makes one feel very comfortabel. Combining learning Spanish with learning something about the Spanish culture and Valencia was really great. Raquel also gave some good tips where to go. Highly recommended!

Katrin
25 September, 2016

Raquel es una magnífica profesora. Me ha ayudado mucho con los estudios y mi adaptación a la ciudad de Valencia. Siempre esta disponible para lo que haga falta. La escuela es muy agradable y tranquila. Gracias por su paciencia y trabajo que realiza

Arina
1 September, 2016

I had private spanish lessons with Raquel during my stay in Valencia. She is a great teachera and I would definitely choose private lessons with her over group lessons at a language school as the private lessons are a bargain, adapt to your level, needs and interests. What I also really appreciated was the struktured approach that is learning with a well known school book (Aula).

Natalie
31 August, 2016

Took spanish lessons with Raquel. After few lessons I already felt more confident in my spanish. She’s a very good teacher, who understands what do you need to improve and the better way to correct the mistakes you made. If you are looking for a spanish school in Valencia, this is your choice.

Therealzen
26 July, 2016

Raquel is easily the best Spanish teacher I’ve had. Her classes are very good value for money and I recommend her for beginner spanish students, for her patience and ability to explain some difficult concepts. If you want an alternative to a language school, which are more expensive and less flexible, then lessons with Raquel are a great option.

Alison
1 June, 2016

I have lived here in VLC for over a year and I’m really enjoying her classes. My friend and I both go with our doubts and queries and she clarifies them for us well. I am learning from her a lot. She is also a warm, friendly person and you will enjoy classes with her.

Beth
16 May, 2016

I was for a week of vacation in Valencia and I took 2 classes to refresh my basic spanish. Rachel is a excellent teacher, very dynamic and I really felt more confident for talking spanish after 2 times 1h30 of classes. I strongly recommend.

matthieubreysse
5 May, 2016

I have been studying Spanish for the past six months with Raquel, and I have found the experience to be more than valuable, and I have attained rapid progression of understanding and speaking the language. The classes have been very informative, in a relaxing and personal environment.

Michael Schmeja
6 April, 2016

I’m an erasmus student here in Valencia and have been taking Spanish lessons with Raquel (b1/b2 level). She’s much better than many private teachers I had who charge the same price per hour. She is very patient, corrects your grammar all the time so you don’t make the same mistakes again in the future, and is ALWAYS able to explain the grammar rule behind the mistakes you make. She is also very energetic no matter what time of day you have classes with her, and her office is in a great location. It’s a room fully equipped for students, with a board, projector, tables, chairs and materials. She also always gives you her 100% attention and adapts her classes to what you want to learn, unlike many Spanish teachers that just bombard you with exercises. She is able to teach Spanish in a fun way using videos, books, or whatever you prefer. My Spanish has improved a lot and I wish I were staying in Spain longer so I could continue taking lessons with her!

Stephanie Toleanon
21 March, 2016

Ellen and Jean-Marie My husband and I were living in Valencia for the winter and were so fortunate to study Spanish with Raquel. I was more interested in grammar and he in conversation which Raquel was able to accommodate adeptly into our lessons. She creates a warm, friendly and unintimidating atmosphere where you can gain confidence in your language skills. She far exceeds the last three Spanish instructors I have studied with and we hope to work with her again next year.

Ellen Horovitz
3 March, 2016

I have been taking lessons with Raquel for around 5 months now and my Spanish has improve massively. The lessons are great and have really helped my Spanish. I would recommend Raquel to anyone who wishes to improve or learn Spanish.

Maddy
23 February, 2016

Raquel is so patient and kind. She is a great teacher and a lovely person.

Helen Little
27 January, 2016

I’ve been taking lessons with Raquel and she is a fantastic teacher, she was very flexible, adapting my lessons to exactly what I needed – including one lesson on business Spanish which was extremely helpful. Her wealth of experience teaching English is clear to see, she always provided clear explanations and really helped me improve my Spanish.

Raquel also gave me advice on all kinds of things I needed to know in Valencia and was always very friendly. All in all I definitely recommend taking lessons with her!

Kim Park
3 December, 2015

Raquel is a wonderful teacher! She is flexible and really tailors the classes to what you want. The atmosphere is always relaxed, friendly and extremely encouraging. Raquel has also helped me greatly with exploring Valencia and settling down here. I would highly recommend her classes!

Ivy
6 November, 2015

I have recently started Spanish lessons with Raquel. I am a complete beginner and have never been able to master another language. But Raquel has given me hope. I actually feel I am making progress with her. She is very thorough and takes time to find out what it is you want to concentrate on. Her resources are very good and her office is well located and set-up perfectly for learning.

Stephen Lowndes
5 November, 2015

Raquel is a very passionate teacher. I am an accent – dialect coach and proper pronunciation of words is very important to me. Raquel was wonderful teaching me grammar, vocabulary and also making sure my pronunciation was perfect.

Certain consonant sounds are quite different between Spanish and English, and I want to be certain I use the correct sound.

Raquel is patient, fun and knows how to teach so it’s never boring. She will immerse you in the language, as best she can.

Ella es excelente.

Claudette
4 noviembre, 2015

Raquel is a brilliant teacher. She has an impressive understanding of how to teach the Spanish language and can equally express herself in English when needed.

A very experienced teacher, she is patient, always prepared, fun and encouraging. She has a real passion for teaching and this is a great quality to have in a Profesor 

We hired Raquel to help us verbally communicate in Spanish, and not to just repeat grammar exercises. She has a great sense of what is required and we can both now travel to Spain knowing we can speak Spanish and communicate all of our needs.

I can highly recommend Raquel as a great teacher of Spanish

Paul from Dublin
23 September, 2015

I had Spanish lessons with Raquel for 2 months while I was living in Valencia. I can honestly say that it was a fantastic experience – Raquel is a brilliant teacher, willing to tailor the lessons to what you as a student find best. I learnt so much Spanish in such a short time and it is because of Raquel’s excellent teaching! On top of that, she is very friendly, kind, and generous, and gave me plenty of tips and information about Valencia!

Ralf Webb
26 agosto, 2015

Lessons with Raquel are always fun and enjoyable. They are always personal to individual needs which shows she really cares! I would definitely recommend learning Spanish with her!

Hannah
15 Juny, 2015

I had private spanish lessons with Raquel for 6 weeks. I definitely can recommend it! Raquel is super friendly and tries to create a personal schedule that fits to your level, interests and time.

Gesche
27 May, 2015

Raquel is a great and knowledgeable teacher. I’m a beginner and her patience, encouragement and enthusiasm with me is incredible. She’s flexible with classes and reliable.

She’s very supportive and helpful outside of class too – she even attended my wedding to translate as a favour to me!

I would highly recommend her to anyone

Kelsey
27 May, 2015

I am currently taking private lessons and am very happy with Raquel as a teacher. Studying with Raquel is a great way to improve your Spanish conversational skills.

Tosca
27 May, 2015

I am a retired American business owner and have been working with Raquel for 6 weeks in individual tutoring and have been helped immensely by her teaching. What has been so helpful with Raquel is that she speaks English and so can guide me so much more efficiently. In addition, Raquel has seen to it that I am invited to events and she has volunteer to help me with arranging business discussions. She has been wonderful… Phil Row.

Philip
26 May, 2015

I had Spanish classes with Raquel (at B2 level) before moving back to London. She is very nice and a very good teacher! And there are also free biscuits and tea 

Hugh
25 May, 2015

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