To Costa Women and beyond,
I would like to share with you some information and an adapted blog post I have just written for my website. I run a small online language travel agency called www.geminicourses.com I promote the learning of Spanish and English by selling intensive Spanish courses in Spain for expats as well as intensive English courses abroad for Spanish-speakers. So here’s a little about it:
My vision for Gemini Courses was always to have that sense of duality. I always wanted to fundamentally be able to offer English courses to Spanish people and Spanish courses to English people (and anyone in between of course!). I am the kind of person that appreciates the aesthetics of order and symmetry, especially when it comes to design, a bit like on a butterfly, I suppose.
So as to not overload my plate, I chose to begin with offering English courses in English-speaking countries to Spanish speakers based in Spain. I left the UK with strong contacts in many high quality English schools and wanted to develop this side of the business first.
After a great year in 2010 I know that now is the time to introduce the Spanish courses to English-speaking people who are already based in Spain. In the time I have lived here I have encountered a large number of people who are living here and perhaps are only interacting with other expats and are finding it hard to develop their Spanish. Until now I have not had the set up to be able to help them.
So, enter stage left: Learning Spanish with Gemini Courses.
How it basically works is that I am an agent for a range of high quality Spanish language schools all over Spain who are dedicated Spanish language centres focussed entirely on teaching Spanish to foreigners. I work with schools from Cádiz to Barcelona and Salamanca to San Sebastian. Of course, here on the Costa del Sol there are superb schools in Tarifa, Marbella, Malaga, Nerja and Almuñécar. And for our friends on the islands I also represent schools in Menorca and Tenerife. I organise your course and accommodation and send you all the information you need, in English if need be. Courses are open to anyone and can be from one week to six months with or without accommodation.
I have personally taken courses at language schools in Marbella, Granada, Tarifa, Vejer de la Frontera and Tenerife. Each course was slightly different in its own right but the common theme was that there is no doubt that my Spanish improved greatly after each one. Part of my vision is to be able to share this with as many people as possible and help us to each integrate and feel more a part of this country we have chosen to call home.
So I invite you to browse the pages on the site and learn a little more about how it all works. Feel free to email me at any time to ask any questions. I am gradually adding all the destinations I offer so there are not many dates and prices showing on the site yet. If there is a location you are interested in, please ask as I may have contacts in towns other than the ones showing. New destinations and courses are added every day so be sure to check back regularly. You can also get the RSS feed or sign up to our less-than-monthly-newsletter.
I look forward to spreading more Spanish among the expats of the Costas and beyond – why not join me?