What we do is evaluate and select the very best Spanish language schools in Latin America and Spain. It is our policy to personally visit and evaluate each school we represent. These schools are called our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools (ASLS).
We do all the work for you. You will save time and money by allowing Spanish Por favor to customize a language travel experience that meets your needs, personality, preferences, and budget. Whatever your language travel needs might be SPF has the perfect immersion experience for you.
· Our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools have been in business for a minimum of 7 years and have built up a solid reputation.
· Our Affiliate Spanish Language School teachers have university degrees or are presently studying to earn one and/or are trained in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
· Our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools offer Spanish language classes, homestay accommodations, social and cultural activities throughout the year, which will be included in the tuition and/or for a fee.
· Our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools have an appropriately qualified and experienced person on staff, who is responsible for the students' welfare.
We are committed to giving our clients the best Spanish language immersion programs and that is why we came up with the "SPF Service Guarantee."
This guarantee states that if for any reason you are not satisfied with our services or programs, we will do our very best to address and resolve the issue. If you have any questions please contact us.
Our prices are very competitive and we do everything to make sure our clients receive the best "bang" for their buck.
What we do is evaluate and select the very best Spanish language schools in Latin America and Spain. It is our policy to personally visit each school we represent. These school are called our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools (ASLS).
Our evaluation includes a tour of the facility, the surrounding neighborhood and local attractions, as well as a formal assessment of the homestay accommodations.
In addition, we interview the management and teaching staff after taking classes to ensure that our standards of excellence are upheld. The ASLS are all located in safe, upper-class, centralized cities in their respective country. They are selected based on three criteria.
1. Experience and expertise of Spanish language teachers.
2. Quality of Spanish language courses, content, and the diversity of specialty language courses.
3. Location, technology, aesthetics, space, facility, and overall impression/feel.
All three criteria must score in the 95th percentile, and have high overall standards to be selected as a Affiliate Spanish Language School.
The excursions are a great opportunity to practice the language you are learning, learn more about the city and culture, and to visit areas of the country that you may not discover on your own.
The evenings are shared with your host family and/or discovering the city's nightlife with your fellow students.
Each ASLS has a plethora of resources for day and weekend excursions. The staff love to share their knowledge and make reservations for these excursions and cultural experiences.
You will receive a thoughtful orientation session (via phone & email) before and after your Spanish immersion experience. The pre-departure orientation will cover local and cultural issues, what to pack and expect while away, and we will make sure that all of your questions are answered before your departure date.
The post-departure follow up-interview will be brief and entails completion of a satisfaction survey and answering any questions the client might have. We strive to be extremely responsive to your requests before, during and after the Spanish language immersion program.
We are a highly reputable limited liability company located in the United States. You can have the confidence of working with a reliable and quality driven company that gives 100% to all clients, thereby guaranteeing the highest levels of customer service and value for money.
Spanish Por Favor does not own or have a vested interest in any of the language schools we represent and can therefore provide you with unbiased information to assist you in choosing the right school or program to accommodate your individual needs.
The majority of the Spanish language teachers have earned bachelors degrees and some hold Master's degrees in education. All teachers receive ongoing teacher training throughout the year.
All of the teachers have over two years experience teaching Spanish as a second language and most have over ten years experience.
Teachers may be rotated weekly, but students can choose to stay with the same teacher. Spanish Por Favor recommends that students change at least once every two to three weeks to increase their exposure to different teaching styles and teachers.
All Affiliate Spanish Language Schools teachers are formally reevaluated by the Spanish school every 12 months to ensure a superior level of teaching is maintained.
The Affiliate Spanish Language Schools have multiple courses for the Spanish language beginner, up to the advanced native speaker. There are multiple specialty courses. For example, Spanish for teens and kids, Law Enforcement, Flight Attendant, Artist, Health Professionals, Lawyers, Educators, and others.
We value the diverse offerings of language courses and cultural activities and work to meet the individual needs of all of our clients.
All Affiliate Spanish Language Schools have a highly selective process of screening and choosing their homestay families. The families are all native Spanish-speaking people who have chosen to open their lives and homes to accommodate foreign students who want to study abroad and learn Spanish through total immersion education.
The Affiliate Spanish Language Schools perform background checks, home and student evaluations, and 90-day assessments of the homestay family to maintain a high standard of excellence and quality of service.
There will never be more than 12-students per classroom to keep a low teacher to student ratio so all clients receive the personal attention deserved. You will never be treated like a number at any of our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools.
Our community of Affiliate Spanish Language Schools offer customized one-on-one tutoring in addition to the regular 20 to 30 hours a week of the Spanish language education. These one-on-one tutoring sessions can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.
All Spanish Por Favor clients can be welcomed, picked up from the airport and driven to their host families' residence and/or their desired accommodation setting if they choose the AIRPORT PICK-UP SERVICE. Please let us know if you want this service.
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After you return to your home country, Spanish Por Favor will give you a call or email to discuss your Spanish immersion experience. We can also post your personal testimonials and pictures on the SPF Web site.
We guarantee that all of our ASLS offer their students internet access on campus. Some ASLS have WiFi on campus and is also available in some homestay accommodations.
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