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Guest blog post for Cactus Language School

Photo by http://www.evenfilms.com

I have in part been studying with Cactus language school here in London, I have completed 3 courses here in the UK and an intensive course in Valencia all with the help of Cactus. I was asked to write about my unique story. You can read it here

A Geek In Spain – Day 2

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Day 2 was afternoon classes so I spent the morning discovering Valencia for myself and classes started at 3.30. We continued building on the work we had done the previous day. The classes are dynamic and interactive rather than stuffy and book focused. Everyone speaks in Spanish and native languages are only used for individual […]

A Geek In Spain – Day 1

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I left for school early on Monday, as it was my first day (and about 20 others) we had to be at the school for 8.45 to find out our classes. Taronja school is a pleasant ten minute walk from the apartment and leaving early gave me the chance to pop into a cafe and […]

A Geek In Spain – Day 0

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On arrival in Valencia the warm sun’s rays and sea air let me know that I was in Spain, as did the journey from the airport to my accommodation. Immediately I had to put my Spanish into practice to negotiate the Valencian metro system, my destination Àngel Guimerã station which was only a short walk […]

A Geek in Spain – Introduction

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For those who don’t know and for full disclosure I was lucky enough to win the recent facebook photo competition ran by Cactus Language (http://www.cactuslanguage.com/en/). The competition was entitled “Culture and Travel” and the voters and judges agreed that my entry above embodied this theme.