What our students say

Claasroom teaching:

…“Carolin liked the course very much and also immediately made friends at school and with a Spanish group. She did a lot and was also very warmly received by her host family, with whom she felt very much at home. Carmen must be a wonderful woman. She was also enthusiastic about the teachers, the intern and Andreas. It was a wonderful stay for her, and it certainly won’t be her last one“…Carolin M., 17, Frankfurt.

Dear Mrs Schindicht,

…”I really enjoyed my stay and the language course at Academia Atlantika! The accommodation and lessons were great and I had a very good time and I am still studying…”

Susanne L. 55 years, architect, Hamburg

…“Dear Adelheid,…   We are looking forward to the weeks when we can finally come back to Conil. It is unbelievable how much we miss you and Conil with all the trimmings. We miss you. I wonder if you are all healthy? We sincerely hope so. Many warm greetings to the entire Academia team. We look forward to seeing you again, whenever, Maria and Ole“… Maria Christensen, Teacher VHS Diepholz

Hello dear Academia Atlántika

,…“I wanted to thank you and the Academia once again, everything worked out great. Great flat, very good teachers (Carlos and Pruden, as Maria is unfortunately ill; get well soon) and excellent lessons. I got inspired for my Persian lessons next week“…  Angela P., Lecturer for Persian, LMU-Munich

…“I have just finished private lessons with Carlos Zapato and I must say that he is an excellent  teacher. He has taken away any fear of speaking Spanish for me and my daughter. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Great teacher!   We would be happy to repeat the experience – please pass this on“…😊Daniel Ceccarelli , 44 years, Hofheim, portfolio manager

…“First of all a big thank you for the wonderful time in Conil; the flat (I had the upper one) in the calle “Torre del Tejo” was just right for me and the three weeks of lessons were great! They were so good that I decided to carry on with skypeclasses and had my first session with my teacher Paqui yesterday“… Barbara Rose, Bremen , chemical-technical assistant

Dear Mrs Goldbaum, Dear Mrs Schindicht

…“ Victoria returned to Cologne a week ago and we wanted to thank you for the good time she had in Conil and at the Academia Atlantika: she lost her shyness of  speaking the language, did many things with nice people, danced a lot and enjoyed Spanish life. Great lessons and very dedicated support from the local Academia staff… As you had already foreseen: Everything went well and she really enjoyed herself at the end of the day. Many thanks to you and your team!“…

Victoria B, 18 years old

…“Unfortunately the educational holiday  is already over. The Spanish lessons in Conil were a lot of fun, the classes were taught very creatively. The teachers were very committed, competent and humorous . The tapas tour was especially great, a culinary delight and a good opportunity to get to know your fellow students. I will definitely attend another language course there!!!!“…

Many greetings, Susanne Wilters C.L. social pedagogue

…“I would like to thank you for the good “support” by e-mail! The two weeks in Conil were a great experience for me and I will certainly Plan a stay there again in 2020! Many thanks – and best regards from Schwabenländle“…

Stefanie Striffling, Göppingen, Assistant Manager Toolmaking

…“everything went wonderfully well in Spain, Hanna was overjoyed with the school and the many new friends  she made from all over the world. She misses Conil already and wants to go back“…

Martina Wittels (mother of Hannah 16 years) 5201 Seekirchen

…“The Bildungsurlaub was a lot of fun. It was a great experience and everyone at the school – Andreas, Amber and the teachers are very nice and helpful. I will certainly take a course there again soon.  Best regards,…“

Beate Fischer, 51 years old, Griessheim

…“My language holiday in your Academia in Conil from 14 – 28.04. was a complete success!

You have great teachers and also the accommodation was great!…“

Katja S., Norderstedt, wholesale and foreign trade merchant

…“Our two-week Spanish course in Conil finished 3 days ago, but we are clear that we want to come back next year and continue…“

Andrea Kieser, 49 years, Handeloh, Youth Hostel Association, Sustainability

…“It was just great ! The village of Conil and its locationare wonderful.  Andreas and the teachers are very committed, the accommodation+the roof terrace in the school and the school  itself are excellent. The small groups, the activities offered, and last but not least, Tina the current intern,who always had an open ear for all students and not only organised the activities but also took part and took pictures. The fact that the weather was fantastic was the icing on the cake. I definitely want to come back next year, even if I only have 5 days of study leave.  If the lunch breaks were 15 minutes longer, it would be perfect“…

 REINHOLD SEEH, 64390 ERZHAUSEN 60 YEARS

Hello, Andreas,

…“I would like to give a short feedback about my stay last year in your language school in Conil. In August I was at the language school for the 6th time. The first time I came because it was recommended to me by Spaniards from the Conil area.

And I always enjoy coming back. The placement test always assign me good groups – according to my learning level. You can take one or two weeks of lessons (more of course). This means that group members can change after one week. Some people found it awkward, I liked it because opened it up the lessons and  because you have new learning partners then. I also liked the fact that different age groups and nationalities (Austrians, English, Swiss) were in the same class.

I have had 6 or 7 different teachers over the years. Each time I had good teachers: the lessons were fun and I always learned a lot about grammar and language and about culture and people. The town of Conil also offers plenty of sun and beaches, and allows you to go on excursions to beautiful towns in Andalusia (Seville and Cadiz) or to the white villages or a little further away to the mountains. All in all, I would recommend Academia Atlantika in Conil very much and I would come back any again to mprove my Spanish skills“…

Axel G. 43 Century, Stuttgart

…“Everything was very well organised, from the support we were given in arranging study leave with our employers to the collection of course participants by taxi.

The place and its location are wonderful. The accommodation was great. The school and the teachers were great! So the 8 hours “forced” by the land Meck-Pom were amazingly entertaining! Also astonishing was the colourful characters  of the course participants. A bunch of personalities came together, which made interesting exchanges possible – whether in Spanish or German.

Many thanks to all and hopefully I will repeat  the experience“…

Your Antje Prolingheuer & Karl-Heinz Finnern, Göttingen 

…“I would also like to thank Andreas and the whole “Academia-Atlantika-Team” for the great week!

I have seldom had so much fun while learning and I found everything very well organised and I felt very comfortable. Also a big thank you again to my two teachers Paqui and Carlos! It was really a lot of fun, the lessons were very entertaining and I was able to learn and take away a lot of new things!

Muchas gracias! I will gladly come back !!! Kind regards and hastá la proxima vez… :-))

 Sabine Sehn, Flörsheim, employee of Lufthansa, 46 years old

…“I wanted to report back after two eventful weeks in Conil. Maria was a great teacher and there was nothing to complain about regarding the accommodation“…

Nadine 22 years….

…“I am completely enthusiastic about your concept and have felt completely at home both in the school and especially with the host family. I was very sad when I had to fly home again after two weeks. Thank you also for your excellent organisation!“…

Caroline, “Diplom-Kauffrau (FH)” 39 years old, Bonn

…“We wanted to thank you again for everything. It was very nice in Conil. And the return trip went well. We will definitely come back again“…

Tobi and Felix, 17 years

Hello Mrs. Schindicht,

…“The course really couldn’t have been better for me. My flat was a dream and I was immediately given a warm welcome. I got on well with Andreas, and the teachers were all really nice.

I had the most of my lessons with Pruden, a really nice and warm woman. I had my language course with her, which also refreshed my grammar a bit. There was a revision of the subjunctive and I started speaking well again. This also brought me into contact with many interesting people. Of course there weren’t that many students at the beginning of March, as you told me before, but everything was very quiet and comfortable and I came to study for my exam in April. I was particularly taken with the roof terrace“…

Lena Balke, 23 years, 44892 Bochum

… “For me as a kitesurfer, the area around Conil is an absolute dream… However, the most important part of a language trip is the language school. In my opinion, Academia Atlántika is characterised above all by professionalism … I have rarely experienced such a warm and open-minded welcome in a foreign place. The language teachers are all Spaniards who teach Spanish in a warm competent and playful way. I believe that the focus of the language course is on communication between the students rather than on theoretical lessons…

 Adrian Tippenhauer, 25 years, Hamburg

… “Valerie’s language holidays in Conil were a complete success. She felt comfortable with the host parents, they were very nice and caring, the host mother was a very good cook and got on well with the girls. Everyone at the institute was also very nice and committed. Valerie has the impression that she has learned a great deal. She enjoyed the course so much that she was looking forward to it in the morning – what more can you ask for during the holidays…???? The excursions were also great. Well, Valerie wants to come back, her sister is already planning to“…

Anette Baumeister-Duru, Adnan Duru 15 years and Valerie 15 years, Hambur

…“now I am back from my 2-week language trip to Conil and I am really very enthusiastic about it. It was a really great experience, which I will certainly repeat :)…“

Anne

Online courses:

…. “the Bildungsurlaub course vía Skype was great fun and Maria did an excellent job“… Franziska, nurse, Lübeck   

 … “Perfect educational leave for maximum learning success”… Michael , Hannover

… “The course is really effective, interesting,  and enjoyable … – simply great!”… Angelica

… “so nice that you ask for an evaluation (see attachment). I am very enthusiastic about the Skype lessons with Ángeles, who makes our weekly lesson very varied and fun. And I can laugh at the  many mistakes  I make”…Elke, administrative officer, Eberswalde, Federal State of Brandenburg

… “We are completely satisfied with Juana. We have no complaints”… Martin Lehmann, Frankfurt am Main

… “many, many thanks for my great teacher Raquel! I have already taken so many Spanish courses and I have never been so satisfied and progressed so fast! Thank you, for a great educational holiday and I very much hope to see Raquel in person next year in Conil.  There is no better way! … Claudia

… “It’s great to be able to stay in contact with the Spanish language, Conil and the Academia in this way! … Marsilia Podlech, Berlin    

… “In my opinion you don’t need to improve anything – I think you’re great! As long as my finances allow it, I’ll continue via Skype .  Katja, Berlin , Dipl. social pedagogue in the youth welfare office

… “”Lessons with Paqui are always beneficial.  The appointment arrangement works out smoothly and she makes a great effort to meet all my needs and to respond to my language level. Ialways have a great deal of fun in my lessons. …” Annalena Prix, Hesse

… “My hours on Monday with Maria are a real highlight of the week. Best regards from Hamburg”… Carl Graeb, Munich

… “The lessons have been very valuable.  Pruden has helped us advance both in terms of language and content and has prepared us very well for the oral and written Abitur examinations. “… Jennifer Brotzmann & Julia Almeida   

… “In the attachment we have sent back the questionnaire we have filled in. In summary, we are completely satisfied”… Michael and Katrin, Rötgesbüttel

… “keep up the good work”… Edgar

… “The lessons with Carlos Zapata were very instructive. Carlos is a great teacher with a lot of patience. We communicated via Skype and everything worked very well”…  Sigrid Kalusche

… “The lessons with Patricia are always a lot of fun and my understanding of the language has improved significantly”… Bernd, Hannover

…. “Paqui is and remains my “profesora favorita” and we are both very happy with my progress! ….

  1. Rose, 59 years, chem. tech. Assistant

… “The lessons with Carlos are really a lot of fun.  Carlos is quite funny and can explain everything very well. We get along very well and he even manages to keep me from despairing of the subjunctive””… Heike Elfroth, optician, 62 years old

… “My granddaughter Hannah and I enjoyed the Skype language course with Patricia”…   Rüdiger

… “The decision to book a Spanish course via Skype was a very good one. The high level of flexibility allows me to pursue my passion for languages, despite my busy everyday life as a student. In just under 1.5 months, I have already noticed a striking improvement in my vocabulary and language confidence”… Jan Bussmann, Stuttgart

…. “I am glad that I decided to take the Bildungsurlaub via Skype, because I have found the lessons and also the homework very effective. I have learned a lot. Marìa is a great teacher and although I was nervous about the first lesson, I had a lot of fun in the end… I will definitely  continue and hope that my husband and I can be back in Conil next year and we can complete 2 weeks of BU in July 2021. Best wishes and thanks for the uncomplicated handling, the fast delivery of the confirmation before and after the course.  Keep it up” … Lysann Weber

… “Skype is unbeatable and super effective:The lessons are exactly on my level, with topics that interest me. They are  funny and personal, individual speaking and grammar classes with native speakers , arranged according to my schedule. No adult education course offers that”… Saludos, Angelika Hoffman

… “This course is really a lot of fun and Pruden knows exactly where I have to learn more and gives me exercises for this. In class we clarify any remaining questions and start a new topic each time everything else is clear to me. Perfect!” … Dorothea Wahlen, Starnberg

… “Thank you very much for making the lessons possible via Skype! At first I was sceptical as to whether a full hour at the end after a long working day might not be too much, because you have to concentrate all the time. I also thought that even more video conferencing would not be that great (I’m currently working from home and professionally I already have constant meetings via video call, which is often quite exhausting). But it turns out that both are no problem at all, it’s so much fun! I will definitely be happy to continue”….  Imke

… “I still enjoy the lessons with Patricia very much and my understanding of the language has improved considerably”… Bernd

…“ I am super happy with the Skype lessons. I really like the flexibility that the one-to-one lessons offer, because the strengths and weaknesses of the student can be dealt with very well and the learning speed can be adjusted individually”… Christina Stockhofe

… “I have already enjoyed 2  of the Skype lessons with Pruden. They were a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the remaining hours”… Doro

… “The lessons are easy to incorporate into my everyday life.  They are fun and very effective. … Astrid, primary school teacher

… “in the attachment you will find my completed questionnaire. The lessons are absolutely great! Best regards,” ... Rüdiger

… “I am glad that this possibility of flexible learning exists and I am very satisfied with the lessons with Paqui”.  Barbara

…“ My daughter had her trial lesson last Friday and today her first 60 min lesson. She is very enthusiastic and happy with her teacher”… Magdalena

… “I am still enthusiastic and would like to buy the next 10er bonus immediately“…. Gaby

…. “First of all I can say that the communication is wonderful. Paqui is an excellent teacher, very easy to approach and flexible when it comes to making appointments”… Claudia, teacher in Upper Bavaria

… “Desde hace más de 6 años tomo clases con la Academia Atlántika vía Skype, y es una muy buena experiencia. Si mi profesora no tiene tiempo, siempre hay otra persona quien puede sustituarla. (…) Conozco a muchos profesores de la Academia Atlántika. María, Pruden, Ángeles, Juana, Carlos, Paqui y otras son muy buenos profesoras o profesores.

Muchos saludos“…Bernd W. Bremen

… “I really enjoy my lessons with Juana. I think it’s great that you can rearrange your appointment in the morning. Juana answers very quickly.  Juana sends me quizes,  videos and articles. Or we work with my Mafalda book. There are grammar exercises as well. Also we talk about the current situation.  So very varied.  She also writes new words in the chat.  I really don’t know what could be improved“…

That’s why I like being with Juana I love her humour and her cheerful mood and in case she is unavailable for a class, I can have a substitute teacher.“…Martina Rieger

…“Estimados señores y señoras :                                                    

Soy Claudia una alemana a la que le encanta estar en Conil. Ya hace más de un año que estamos en pandemia y debido al confinamiento, restricciones y demás he encontrado tiempo para un pasatiempo anterior: aprender el idioma español con una profesora de la Academia Atlántika que se llama Paqui Pérez. Hace ya un año que practico español una vez a la semana vía skype.

Hablamos de cosas cotidianas, de intereses sociales. A veces comparamos los sistemas españoles con los alemanes (educación, salud y otros)Estoy impresionada por la cantidad de compromiso y corazón con la que la profesora enseña. Aunque ahora no sea tan evidente o no se pueda apreciar.Ella es un ejemplo para mí y una gran representante de su país.

Mantiene el contacto y el interés por vuestro país y por vuestra localidad durante un largo período de tiempo. Todo esto hace que nos sintamos unidas.De este modo, tambíen prestamos más atencíon a las noticias procedentes de España y deseamos a la gente que vive allí una buena salida de la crisis.Estoy segura de que hablo en nombre de otras estudiantes de la Academia Atlántika.

Esto nos recuerda las hermosas vacaciones que pasamos en la Costa de la Luz, especialmente en Conil de la Frontera y nos gustaría regresar a esta hermosa región. Este deseo y este interés han sido apoyados por los profesores de la Academia Atlántika desde que empezó el confinamiento que repito, hace ya más de un año.

En muchas ocasiones nos envían fotos o videos de Conil fuera de las clases. No sólo nos dan vocabulario y gramática, sino mucho más: la especificidad de su región y de sus habitantes, el conocimiento de la lengua, la interacción cultural y otras cosas.

A través de las horas individuales de skype construyen una cercanía personal, ya que nos sentimos muy conectados. De lo que estoy convencida es de que permanecerá en las mentes de sus futuros visitantes. Mi convicción de que este equipo es una publicidad invaluable para Conil y su entorno.

Tengo gran interés en informarle de los logros de Paqui y sus colegas. Gracias por su interés y por tomarse el tiempo para leer mi carta.Atentamente les saluda“… Claudia Lenze

 

Group travel:

“Dear Andreas!

I would like to tell you once again how much we enjoyed our stay with you. The students were really totally enthusiastic and enjoyed the time in Conil very much. They also all have the feeling that they have improved their Spanish considerably. The surfing was THE hit anyway!!! I personally would like to thank YOU for the very individual, considerate care, the perfect organisation and your relaxed manner. You made it very easy for me to lead this language week. Please pass on my thanks to your dedicated team of teachers, the students are still full of praise for the lessons.” Ulrike Zinnecker, Spanish teacher, accompanying a group from the Sports High School Maria Enzersdorf, Vienna

“We have landed in Hamburg again, tired, happy and satisfied. It was a wonderful journey. All the students and also the supervisors thought it was great. The trip is really something special! Please pass on my warmest regards to everyone in Conil again, and tell the teachers that everyone enjoyed it very much. It was certainly not always easy for the teachers to work with 13-14 year old adolescents. But they mastered it excellently.” Brigitte Hermann, Spanish teacher accompanying a group from the Elite School of Sports, Alter Teichweg, Hamburg

…”Dear Andreas, thank you for everything! Once again it was a completely successful educational leave course! The accommodation, the lessons, the leisure activities – everything was perfect! Some want to continue at home with Skype, and half of the group has already registered again for next year. Once again a big thank you to the whole team in Conil and see you soon!”…Patrick Scanlon, lecturer and former head of the Languages Department at the Bremen VHS (adult education centre)

…”CONIL was super again, super. Everything worked out perfectly, Andreas even bribed the weather god, so that we had dream weather for 2 weeks. And still it is simply amazing how Andreas stands like a rock in the surf with all the smaller or bigger disasters, bad luck and breakdowns, ALWAYS approachable, ALWAYS friendly, ALWAYS keeping his calm, ALWAYS he finds a solution.” Christel Engelskirchen, Spanish teacher accompanying a group from the Hildegard von Bingen School, Cologne

…”Thanks for three successful, stress-free and amusing trips, see you soon and of course best regards to Andreas and the teachers on site.”… Hinrich Eberhard, Spanish teacher accompanying a group from the W3 Hamburg Niendorf Vocational School

…”Dear Andreas, I wanted to tell you that we will be coming again next April with 25 people… Please just accept the compliment that the students all want to come to your language school again and enjoy learning with your great teachers and your hospitality.”… Nina Henning, Gymnasium Preetz

…”As a regional language course provider in Hessen, it is always important to us to personally check the quality of language schools abroad with which we cooperate. At the Academia Atlantika in Conil, everything is just right: a very pleasant learning atmosphere, methodically excellently trained teachers who give their lessons with a high level of personal commitment, well-equipped classrooms with Wlan connection and small learning groups for fast personal learning success.”  Hochheim, Kerstin Rohlf-Wachs Head of Language Department

…”We are all back safe and sound and the chicos really enjoyed their lessons with you and the stay. Some parents have also already got in touch to tell me that their children were really enthusiastic.”… Marion Ende, Spanish teacher accompanying a group from the Vocational College in Beckum

… “It was a wonderful, special time in Conil, the seminars were so intense … really really deep and very good. All seminar participants arrived quickly  from  their own homes in Conil … The seminar participants were also totally enthusiastic about the house” …

Simone Dietz, alternative practitioner Stuttgart

For 20 years, students from the Düsseldorf School of Tourism have been attending a two-week course in Conil. The number of years alone shows how satisfied everyone is with the Spanish courses. All the participants return full of enthusiasm. Not only the courses and the teachers are praised, but also the supporting programme of extracurricular activities offered by the Academia Atlántika. As a Spanish teacher, I naturally also benefit from the motivational boost that comes from this language study trip…

Regina Münch, teacher at Berufskolleg Bachstraße Düsseldorf

… “We still vividly remember the 2 great weeks we spent in Conil with you. The students were thrilled with the area, your organisation, the great October weather and the cordiality of everyone involved. We would love to visit again with students – it was a great experience.We hope for everyone’s sake that travelling will soon be easier again. School trips with language courses and diverse cultural experiences are so valuable…Kind regards from Birgit and Steffi from Grimma” …     Birgit Karsch, Vocational School Centre Grimma

…Dear Andreas, dear people from the Academia Atlántika,

unfortunately it feels like ages since we visited you in Conil with our sixth form students. And yet, even today – the dear “little ones” have long since graduated from high school – it is still a topic when we see each other privately or at alumni reunions. These are wonderful memories that we share of a carefree and happy time when learning at your school was really fun. Not only the lessons with great Spanish colleagues, but also the programme in the school, the excursions, simply the whole atmosphere gave the students and also us colleagues a nice feeling of “being at home”. For this, we would like to thank you all very much!Saludos cordiales de Torsten …

Thorsten Nilsson, Hamburg Gymnasium Allermöhe, 21035

After I had already spent a great language holiday at the Academía Atlantika at least ten times as a private person, I have subsequently stayed here in Conil five more times with groups of pupils as part of a study trip for our grammar school, each time with 20 to 30 pupils. Our stay, including accommodation, exciting excursions and all-round support, was completely organised by the Academía (mainly el famoso Andreas Schellenberg). The school was always very flexible and spontaneous in responding to special requests.

The language lessons are didactically right up to date and really the main reason I enjoyed taking part was because we laughed so much. Conil itself is a dream anyway. Although it is becoming more and more developed by tourism, it has still managed to retain its original character as an old fishing village. Besides, most of the tourists are Spanish themselves, so you hear more Spanish than German or English and don’t have to fear any Ballermann flair. One hundred percent recommendation for all kinds of language holidays!!!

Andreas L. from Krefeld Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium, Willich

Dear Adelheid,

we are eagerly looking forward to the time when we will be able to visit Conil again. It’s unbelievable how much we miss you, Conil and everything that goes with it. Are you all keeping well? We certainly hope so. Best wishes to the whole Academia team. We are looking forward to seeing you again, whenever that may be. Maria and Ole

Maria Christensen, teacher at the VHS Diepholz